Archive for August, 2010
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Greenhouse Neutral Foundation comment – I have long admired James Hansen as a person who cares for the future of all that we share our fragile planet with. The answers to all of the significant challenges we face in the imminent future is in OUR hands. We need to accept this moral responsibility. The following [...]
Posted: August 28th, 2010 under Action Needed, Climate Change, Climate Politics, Foundation News, General, Tipping Points.
Tags: activism, activist, activists, catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, climate negotiations, CO2 levels, coal, glacial melt, global warming, International negotiations, Obama administration, Oil Industry, Tipping Points, United States
We still have many things to overcome and new challenges to face. Let us all be inspired to hold on to that dream on August 28th 2010 looking back and listening to Martin Luther King Jnr in his historic speech on that day in 1963. var showHover=false;
From Yale Forum on Climate Change & Media comes the following story – How true! You may also be interested in the feature The Caribou and us. August 24, 2010 No doubt that some who take the ongoing global climate change challenges seriously have from time to time had visions of others fiddling while Rome [...]
NSF issues world a wake-up call: “Release of even a fraction of the methane stored in the shelf could trigger abrupt climate warming.” March 4, 2010 Methane release from the not-so-perma-frost is the most dangerous amplifying feedback in the entire carbon cycle. Research published in Friday’s journal Science finds a key “lid” on “the large [...]
Sometimes the most important news is what is not happening. That comment in a recent article along with the following adaptation (from the French) of a story sent to me by a colleague in Quebec Canada made me reflect on why the global community is not focused and active on pushing for immediate reductions in [...]
Posted: August 15th, 2010 under Action Needed, Climate Change, Climate Politics, Foundation News, General, Nature, World News.
Tags: arctic, catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, global warming, Ice free Arctic, methane, permafrost
By Daniel Gros Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies. Sometimes the most important news is what is not happening. This summer has given us one such example: the climate change bill, for which the US President Barack Obama had pushed so hard, will not even be presented to the US Senate because it [...]
Posted: August 13th, 2010 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, General.
Tags: Cancoon, China, Climate Change, CO2 levels, coal, Coal Fired Power Stations, India, International negotiations, Kyoto, United States
The following presentation may make you think twice about how you use or limit the use of electricity. For Jeff Goodall, author of Big Coal, the Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future, he says: Clean coal is sort of like healthy cigarettes or limited nuclear war or fat free donuts. It’s one of the great oxymoron’s [...]
Scientists warn that temperature rise of between 2C and 7C would cause ice to melt, resulting in 23ft rise in sea level The entire ice mass of Greenland will disappear from the world map if temperatures rise by as little as 2C, with severe consequences for the rest of the world, a panel of scientists [...]
Posted: August 13th, 2010 under Action Needed, Climate Change, Climate Politics, General, World News.
Tags: catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, global warming, greenland, icesheet loss, sea level rise, Tipping Points
August 7th — A piece of ice four times the size of Manhattan island has broken away from an ice shelf in Greenland, according to scientists in the U.S. The 260 square-kilometer (100 square miles) ice island separated from the Petermann Glacier in northern Greenland early on Thursday, researchers based at the University of Delaware [...]
Posted: August 8th, 2010 under Climate Change, General, Nature, World News.
Tags: #BREAKING NEWS, arctic, catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, global warming, greenland, Ice free Arctic, icesheet loss, sea level rise, Tipping Points