Archive for 'Climate Politics'
What will be the outcome of our inactions on climate change by 2030? The following YouTube presentation is taken from the soon to be release book ‘Letters from 2030’ Leon Tolstoy once wrote – People were not inclined to take their situation with any degree of seriousness: on the contrary they became even more frivolous, [...]
Posted: October 22nd, 2011 under Action Needed, Climate Change, Climate Politics, Foundation News, General.
Tags: activism, Climate Change, climate change costs, climate negotiations, global warming, Obama administration, World News
An irreversible climate “tipping point” could occur within the next 20 years as a result of the release of huge quantities of organic carbon locked away as frozen plant matter in the vast permafrost region of the Arctic, scientists have found.Billions of tons of frozen leaves and roots that have lain undisturbed for thousands of [...]
Posted: June 4th, 2011 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, Tipping Points, World News.
Tags: #BREAKING NEWS, catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, global warming, methane, permafrost, Siberia, Tipping Points
Greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year, to the highest carbon output in history, putting hopes of holding global warming to safe levels all but out of reach, according to unpublished estimates from the International Energy Agency. The shock rise means the goal of preventing a temperature rise of more than 2 [...]
Posted: June 4th, 2011 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, General, World News.
Tags: #BREAKING NEWS, catastrophic climate change, China, Climate Change, climate change emissions reductions, CO2 levels, Coal Fired Power Stations, emissions reductions, global warming, greenhouse emissions, science, Tipping Points, World News
While the discussions continue about climate change, this is a sobering presentation as to the outcome for the Arctic and some of its inhabitants. var showHover=false;
Posted: April 9th, 2011 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, Foundation News, Nature, Tipping Points.
Tags: arctic, Climate Change, endangered wildlife, Ice free Arctic, icesheet loss, Tipping Points
There is a little quotation that I have printed out and have attached to my desk pad cover; it reads Press On Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will [...]
Pine Island Glacier is a giant, an outlet glacier draining about 160,000 km2 of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. It is the focus of intense current concern because the area near its grounding line, where it feeds a floating ice shelf, has exhibited rapidly increasing rates of thinning and concurrent retreat of the grounding line. [...]
Posted: January 7th, 2011 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, World News.
Tags: catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, global warming, icesheet loss, sea level rise, West Antarctic
The scientific community has long agreed that our dependence on fossil fuels inflicts massive damage on the environment and our health, while warming the globe in the process. But beyond the damage these fuels cause to us now, what will happen when the world’s supply of oil runs out? In a new video series from [...]
Will the taps of residents in Perth Western Australia run dry in 2011/12, if not when will they? Clearly the water situation for those dependant solely on scheme water for their daily supply is unsustainable for the future. Recently in a statement widely reported in the local press, the Water Minister Graham Jacobs said “I’m [...]
Lester Brown of the Earth Policy Institute and Author of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization We are entering a new era, one of rapid and often unpredictable climate change. In fact, the new climate norm is change. The 25 warmest years on record have come since 1980. And the 10 warmest years since [...]
Posted: December 21st, 2010 under Action Needed, Climate Change, Climate Politics, Foundation News, General, Tipping Points.
Tags: Antarctica, arctic, catastrophic climate change, China, Climate Change, CO2 Emissions, CO2 levels, coal, glacial melt, global warming, greenhouse emissions, methane, natural systems, science, sea level rise, species extinction, Tipping Points
BEIRUT — The Arab world, one of the driest regions on the planet, will tip into severe water scarcity as early as 2015, a report issued on Thursday predicts. By then, Arabs will have to survive on less than 500 cubic metres of water a year each, or below a tenth of the world average [...]