Archive for August 13th, 2010
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