Archive for April, 2010
By George Monbiot Man proposes; nature disposes. We are seldom more vulnerable than when we feel insulated. The miracle of flight protected us from gravity, atmosphere, culture, geography. It made everywhere feel local, interchangeable. Nature interjects, and we encounter the reality of thousands of kilometres of separation. Complex, connected societies are more resilient than simple [...]
VOICE FOR CHANGE Newsletter Hi everyone Today we start off with a tribute to the fallen on ANZAC Day – The Greenhouse Neutral Foundations special tribute to the lost at Gallipoli and in the hope that all those on active duty around a world in conflict, return safely home to those who await them. Please [...]
VOICE FOR CHANGE Newsletter Hi everyone well what a week it has been! It seems like there is not enough hours in the day to get everything that must be done; done. More on that later. There has been concerning news about toxic chemicals that we have; and indeed are being exposed to everyday. This [...]
Lest we forget how much we owe those brave men and women. On ANZAC Day we will remember and honour them. var showHover=false;
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St. Petersburg, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Increasing amount of Organic materials dissolved in the Arctic Ocean may be an indication of global warming, scientists have said. The amount of organic materials dissolved in the Arctic Ocean has doubled over the last 12 years, which is possibly one more sign of global warming, Russian oceanographer Natalia [...]
Pledges made at December’s UN summit in Copenhagen are unlikely to keep global warming below 2C, a study concludes. Writing in the journal Nature, analysts at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research in Germany say a rise of at least 3C by 2100 is likely. The team also says many countries, including EU members [...]
Posted: April 22nd, 2010 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, General, World News.
Tags: catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, CO2 Emissions, CO2 levels, Copenhagen, global warming, International negotiations, United Nations, World News
Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said the EU has failed to convince the developing world that it is serious about global warming. Speaking in an unusually candid manner during a European Parliament hearing on Wednesday (14 April), De Boer said the UN climate negotiations in [...]
Posted: April 21st, 2010 under Action Needed, Climate Change, Climate Politics, General, World News.
Tags: China, Climate Change, climate change emissions reductions, Copenhagen, global warming, International negotiations, Kyoto, Obama administration, United Nations, World News
In a follow up to the story ‘The ticking time bomb of Arsenic poisoning in our society’ Associated press on April 20 2010 report – Residents of a neighborhood on the edge of a polluted Florida Superfund site sued the property owners Tuesday, seeking at least $500 million to decontaminate their homes and monitor their [...]
A gray whale that washed ashore in West Seattle last week had an unusually large amount of man-made debris in its stomach, marine mammal researchers announced Monday. The 37-foot-long whale had more than 50 gallons of undigested stomach contents, including more than 20 plastic bags, small towels, surgical gloves, sweatpants, duct tape, pieces of plastic [...]