Tag: climate change costs
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
Following on from the Foundations YouTube ‘Leaked Government Letter – Highly confidential for your eyes only!’ which if you haven’t viewed you must, comes this appeal from the US EPA. Officials wonder if maybe the environment could find some time in its busy schedule to refreeze a few glaciers. WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency called [...]
Posted: May 13th, 2010 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, Foundation News, General, Nature.
Tags: Climate Change, climate change costs, emissions reductions, global warming, stop climate change, United States
Adapted from the book ‘ZERO Greenhouse Emissions – The Day the Lights Went Out – Our Future World’ Chapter 8 – Nature’s Voice the Year Before The year before and the years preceding that, both nature’s ecological voice led by the environmentalists and nature’s science voice promoted by concerned scientists had fallen on deaf economic [...]
Posted: December 31st, 2009 under Climate Change, Foundation News, General, Nature.
Tags: catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, climate change costs, climate change emissions reductions, climate negotiations, CO2 levels, global warming, stop climate change
As President Obama heads to Copenhagen next week for global warming talks, there’s one simple step Americans back home can take to help out: Stop “going green.” Just stop it. No more compact fluorescent light bulbs. No more green wedding planning. No more organic toothpicks for holiday hors d’oeuvres. December should be national Green-Free Month. [...]
Posted: December 7th, 2009 under Climate Change, General, Green Living, Negotiations.
Tags: Antarctica, catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, climate change costs, Copenhagen, greenland, Obama administration, sea level rise, stop climate change
AROUND 100 world leaders are set to attend the UN climate-change summit in Copenhagen to discuss a global deal to replace the Kyoto protocol. This will be tough. Scientists estimate that greenhouse-gas emissions from rich countries need to be cut by 25%-40% to keep global warming to a 2ºC rise above pre-industrial levels. The offers [...]
Posted: December 7th, 2009 under Climate Change, General, Negotiations.
Tags: Climate Change, climate change costs, climate negotiations, Copenhagen, emissions reductions, global warming, pollution
NOTE A 1.1-meter rise by 2100 is based on the maximum IPCC figures and were calculated mainly from the expected expansion of water from temperature increase. It takes no account of on-going melting of the great glaciers in Greenland and the Western Antarctic. Let alone the possibility based on ice-core samples of ice sheet [...]
Posted: November 15th, 2009 under Climate Change, Foundation News, General, Nature, Tipping Points.
Tags: Antarctica, catastrophic climate change, climate change costs, climate negotiations, Copenhagen, global warming, greenland, icesheet loss, sea level rise, Tipping Points, West Antarctic
LONDON (Reuters) – The general insurance industry may not be able to cope with the increased frequency and severity of floods and typhoons brought about by climate change, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) said on Wednesday. ABI research, commissioned from Britain’s Met Office and catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide, examined the implications of [...]
Greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the lifecycle and supply chain of animals raised for food account for 51% of annual emissions caused by humans and should be given higher priority in global efforts to fight climate change, World Bank Group experts argue. While livestock are already known to contribute to GHG emissions, their levels have been underestimated or simply overlooked, [...]
Posted: October 28th, 2009 under Climate Change, General, Nature, Negotiations.
Tags: climate change costs, CO2 Emissions, Copenhagen, emissions reductions, EU, European Union, Food Crisis, global warming, greenhouse emissions, International negotiations, Livestock, methane, water shortages, World Bank
Well I have just completed the easiest protest I think I have ever done. As I wrote in ‘How to be an armchair activist’, I have just finished the COPENHAGEN CLIMATE CHANGE – WORLD HUNGER STRIKE. My 5 day commitment to this protest started at midnight on Sunday October 18th and was concluded at midnight [...]
Posted: October 25th, 2009 under Climate Change, Foundation News, General, Green Living, Interviews with Activists, Negotiations.
Tags: activists, catastrophic climate change, climate change costs, climate negotiations, Copenhagen, crop failure, droughts, global warming, Hunger, Hunger Strike, International negotiations, natural systems, poverty, starvation, Third World
SEEKING to alleviate poverty, reduce world hunger and protect biodiversity sounds, to your correspondent’s ears, like something a Miss World hopeful might have pledged in the 1980s. In fact, it was what a professor of soil quality at a lesser-known university in the Netherlands promised to a scientific conference that concluded on October 16th. Addressing [...]