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Another week of GW news - November 5, 2006
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As expected the Stern Review has been a major story.
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- 2006/11/05: SundayHerald: Can we really save the planet?
Something shifted last week. One of the world's leading economists put a cost on the climate chaos being caused by pollution, and everyone sat up and started to take notice. With the publication of Sir Nicholas Stern's review of the economics of climate change, the argument suddenly seems to have got serious. It's no longer just scientists and environmentalists worried about humanity who are demanding urgent action, it's bankers worried about the bottom line.
- 2006/10/30: UKTreasury: (links to pdf) Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change
- 2006/10/30: UKTreasury: (cover page) Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change
- 2006/11/01: GristMill: Climate change economics [Stern]
- 2006/10/30: Oikos: The Stern Review: The economics of climate change
- 2006/11/05: Guardian(UK): Stern measures and green hopes
- 2006/11/02: Guardian(UK): Making sense of the Stern review
- 2006/11/04: TheAge: Stern raises stakes on climate change action
- 2006/10/31: Guardian(UK): Simple verdict after a complex inquiry: time is running out
By 2100, an upheaval not seen since the last ice age - Famine, disease and mass extinction as heat rises
- 2006/11/03: TheAge: Climate expert [Stern] urges Australia to act
- 2006/10/30: NSU: Economic review counts costs of climate change - The United Kingdom's Stern report calls for investment into technologies and adaptation.
- 2006/11/01: NSU: How much will it cost to save the world?
The Stern Review won't be the last word on the cost of global warming. But it has upped the stakes in the debate.
- 2006/11/01: GristMill: Is the case for action now complete?
- 2006/11/01: AFTIC: The Economics of Climate Change
- 2006/11/01: DeSmogBlog: World's Leading Risk Analyst Bringing Climate Debate to U.S.
- 2006/10/30: Tyee: Green-Backs - British report says climate change will devastate the world's economy
- 2006/10/31: InsuranceJournal: U.K. Report Examines 'Economics of Climate Change'
- 2006/10/31: Guardian(UK): The approaching storm - The climate report may have politicians clamouring to alter policy but economists have seen it coming for years...
- 2006/11/01: ArabNews: Climate Challenge Demands Nerve From Governments
- 2006/10/31: TruthOut: The Day That Changed the Climate
- 2006/10/30: ABC(Au): Climate change expert [Dr. Peter Grace] backs economic impact warnings
- 2006/10/30: PhysOrg: Climate change report issues wake-up call to world
- 2006/10/30: Grist: A Stern Talking-to -- Ignoring climate change far more expensive than fighting it, says British report
- 2006/11/01: JQuiggin: The Stern Review on MER/PPP [Market Exchange Rates/Purchasing Power Parity]
- 2006/11/01: JQuiggin: The Stern review -first impressions
- 2006/10/30: JQuiggin: Stern report previewed
- 2006/10/31: DeSmogBlog: UK's Call for Immediate Climate Action Met With Denial from OPEC and a Yawn from The White House
- 2006/10/31: JEB: A stern review of Stern
- 2006/10/30: Stoat: Le Stern Nouveau est arrive!
- 2006/10/29: Stoat: More Stern leaking
- 2006/10/31: WorldChanging: Stern Review: How Climate Change is Revolutionizing Economics
- 2006/10/31: PeakEnergy: Giving Bush and Howard A Stern Talking To
- 2006/10/30: EnergyBulletin: Stern report: the key points
- 2006/10/30: EnergyBulletin: Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change by Sir Nicholas Stern et al.
- 2006/10/30: Guardian(UK): Stern report: the key points
- 2006/10/30: Guardian(UK): We must pay now to avoid climate disaster, says Blair
- 2006/10/30: CNN: Warming 'may cause economic chaos' [Stern]
- 2006/10/30: PlanetArk: Britain Calls for Urgent Action on Climate Change
- 2006/10/30: BBC: At-a-glance: The Stern Review
- 2006/10/30: AFP: Climate change report issues wake-up call to world
- 2006/10/30: BBC: Climate change could cut global growth by a fifth, costing up to £3.68 trillion in total, unless drastic action is taken, a [Stern] review is to warn
The Sunday Herald lede catches the gist:
Some of the Stern reactions:
- 2006/11/03: FTimes: Stern's report is based on flawed figures
- 2006/10/31: TerraDaily: Reaction To Climate Change Report: Cool To Warm
- 2006/10/31: EuroTrib: Fossil fools: OPEC, Australia and USA say global warming doesn't exist
- 2006/11/01: PeakEnergy: The Expert Mind [reactions to Stern]
- 2006/10/30: CBC: Blair calls for 'bold' action after stark climate change warning
- 2006/11/01: TruthOut: Don't Blame Us, Say the Global Gas Guzzlers [US, India, China]
- 2006/10/31: Reuters: OPEC says British climate change report "unfounded"
- 2006/10/30: EnergyBulletin: Stern figures don't add up for world's poor
- 2006/10/31: ABC(Au): MPs told [By Howard] not to be mesmerised by Stern report
- 2006/10/30: ABC(Au): Prime Minister, John Howard, says he will not sign the Kyoto Protocol despite the ominous warning on climate change from the Stern Review
- 2006/10/30: PlanetArk: White House Nods at British Climate Change Report
- 2006/10/30: PlanetArk: UK Response to Stern Review on Climate Change
- 2006/10/30: PlanetArk: Climate Change Appeal Fails to Silence Sceptics
- 2006/10/30: TP: Global Warming Report: Right-Wing Fiction vs. Economic Reality
- 2006/10/30: Guardian(UK): Stern review - Sceptics scorn climate report prediction of global chaos
Study warns of economic crash over CO2 emissions - Doubters rubbish findings even before publication
Recent GHG statistics are not encouraging:
- WMO:GAW: (links to .doc files) Greenhouse Gases
- 2006/11/03: PhysOrg: 2005 set greenhouse gas record
- 2006/11/03: GristMill: Golden state, silver lining [California's GHGs]
- 2006/11/04: JEB: Greenhouse gases hit record high
- 2006/11/04: SciDaily: Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels Highest On Record
- 2006/11/04: TP: Greenhouse gases hit record high in 2005
- 2006/10/31: OilChange: US Remains Biggest Emitter of Carbon
- 2006/11/03: CBC: 2005 set record for atmospheric greenhouse gas: UN
- 2006/11/02: ABC(US): Calif. greenhouse emissions up 14 pct 1990-2004
- 2006/11/01: IPSNews: U.N. Report Warns of Creeping CO2 Emissions
- 2006/10/30: PlanetArk: Greenhouse Gases Rise in 2004, Cuts Needed - UN
- 2006/10/30: PlanetArk: Rich Nations' Greenhouse Gases up in 2004 - UN [17.9 billion tonnes]
- 2006/10/30: PlanetArk: Emissions of Greenhouse Gases [ranking of industrialised nations by their rises in greenhouse gas emissions between 1990 and 2004]
- 2006/10/30: BBC: Greenhouse gas emissions rising
The UN has released new data showing an upward trend in emission of greenhouse gases, and called for urgent action from rich countries. The data showed a 2.4% total increase in emissions across 41 industrialised countries between 2000 and 2004.
If there is good news here, it is that there is no apparent evidence of feedbacks releasing large amounts of methane:
- 2006/11/03: BBC: Greenhouse gases hit record high
The steady rise in atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gases blamed for climate change shows no signs of abating, a UN agency has announced. The WMO said concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) were measured at 379.1 parts per million (ppm), up 0.53% from 377.1 ppm in 2004. Concentrations of nitrous oxide (N2O) reached 319.2 ppm in 2005, an annual increase of 0.2%. Levels of methane, another greenhouse gas, remained stable, it said.
And speaking of rising GHGs, a dissection of the idea of greenhouse gas intensity is in order:
Remember that dead zone along the Oregon coast?:
- 2006/11/04: MNW: Scientists investigate unusual ocean conditions along the U.S. West Coast
- 2006/10/30: Eureka: Deadly hypoxic event [Oregon dead zone] finally concludes
Here's a weird one on the hurricane front:
Also in the Pacific:
- 2006/10/30: BBC: Fierce storm lashes Philippines - Typhoon Cimaron sweeps across the northern Philippines, with two reported dead
- 2006/10/30: Guardian(UK): Arroyo calls for prayer as strong typhoon [Cimaron] hits
Glaciers are melting:
RealClimate weighs in with a good article on ocean currents:
As for that record ozone hole...:
- 2006/11/03: TruthOut: US Pesticide Stockpile Under Scrutiny at World Ozone Meeting in India
- 2006/11/03: ClimateArk: U.S. [ozone depleting] Pesticide [methyl bromide] Stockpile Under Scrutiny at World Ozone Meeting in India
The impacts of GW are becoming clearer:
- 2006/11/01: Guardian(UK): Boil and trouble
A report on the effects of the 2003 heatwave on the economy, transport and health has produced some surprising findings
- 2006/11/01: ClimateProgress: Nicholas Kristof gets Acidic about Climate
- 2006/11/01: CBC: Climate change blamed for rising mercury levels in whales
- 2006/10/31: SciDaily: Insect Population Growth Likely Accelerated By Warmer Climate
- 2006/10/30: SciDaily: Shrinking Ponds Signal Warmer, Dryer Alaska
- 2006/10/29: SciDaily: Global Warming And Your Health
- 2006/10/30: Eureka: Insect population growth likely accelerated by warmer climate
The troubling matter of falling food production is not going away:
- 2006/10/27: ABC(Au): ABARE cuts production forecast again
- 2006/11/02: JFleck: Save the Land
- 2006/10/31: EnergyBulletin: Grain Drain: Get Ready for Peak Grain
- 2006/10/31: TheAge: Drought a leaven to wheat price
- 2006/10/30: BBerg: Wheat Prices May Reach Record, Hurting Kellogg, Helping Funds
- 2006/10/30: Guardian(UK): Rich nations urged to act as [African] continent faces food crisis
And speaking of floods & droughts:
- 2006/11/02: PlanetArk: Drought-Hit Australia Battles Climate Change
- 2006/10/28: Australian: The big dry will get drier
More severe droughts were inevitable if global warming continued, CSIRO climatologist Barrie Pittock warned today
- 2006/11/01: NZHerald: Drought hopes hinge on desalination
Drought-stricken China, where hundreds of millions of people are without regular access to drinking water, is turning to desalinated seawater to help end the crisis, the Government said.
- 2006/10/31: BBC: Ethiopia hit by new deadly floods
At least 67 people have been killed by floods in Ethiopia's eastern Ogaden region, the government says.
In Australia, a projection that the Murray-Darling rivers will be dry in six months has rattled the government:
- 2006/11/05: ABC(Au): PM calls urgent Murray-Darling water summit
Victorian Environment Minister John Thwaites says dealing with the drought is a considerable challenge. "Stream flows are such that, unless we get significant rain in the autumn period, there simply won't be substantial water in the dams to supply irrigation and supply towns next year," he said.
- 2006/11/05: News(Au): PM calls crisis summit on water
Prime Minister John Howard has called key premiers to a snap water summit after data showed Australia's most important river system will run dry within six months, threatening water supplies.
- 2006/11/05: ClimateArk: Australia: Howard calls top level water crisis summit
Elsewhere on the mitigation front:
- 2006/11/01: RPTT: 'Ecohomes' to save the planet?
- 2006/11/02: ClimateArk: Heading off global overheating
- 2006/11/01: CSM: Cooling the planet at the gas roots
- 2006/11/01: EnergyBulletin: Cooling the planet at the gas roots
- 2006/10/31: PhysOrg: New research house to guide future home development
And on the carbon sequestration front:
Large scale geo-engineering keeps popping up:
- 2006/11/05: SciDaily: Space Sunshade Might Be Feasible In Global Warming Emergency
- 2006/11/04: RPTT: A $2,500 billion sun umbrella?
- 2006/11/03: PhysOrg: Space sunshade might be feasible in global warming emergency
- 2006/11/04: PhysOrg: Australia turns to sunshades, water spray to save Great Barrier Reef
- 2006/11/03: UANews: Space Sunshade Might Be Feasible in Global Warming Emergency
- 2006/11/03: PRWatch: Yes to Shadecloth, No to Kyoto
And on the adaptation front:
- 2006/11/01: BBC: Corals get climate survival guide
Strategies to help vulnerable marine ecosystems survive the impact of climate change have been published by conservationists.
Meanwhile in the journals:
- 2006/11/01: CPD: Multiproxy records of climate variability for Kamchatka for the past 400 years by O. Solomina et al.
Before we get into politics, there was some science done:
- 2006/11/01: PhysOrg: Ancestor of Modern Trees Preserves Record of Ancient Climate Change [(350 mya) fossil wood from the Olentangy Shale of Ohio]
- 2006/10/31: Register: Scientists reveal link between Sahara and Amazon - Dust to, er, rainforest, actually
- 2006/10/30: SciDaily: Bacterial 'Switch Gene' Regulates Oceans' Sulfur Emissions Into The Air
A series of marches have been held around the world:
- 2006/11/04: ABC(Au): Protesters march against global warming - Thousands of people have turned out for rallies across Australian cities to raise awareness
- 2006/11/05: ABC(Au): Thousands rally in London for climate change action
- 2006/11/05: SundayHerald: As thousands march to halt climate change -- car industry admits it can't meet green pledges
- 2006/11/04: BBC: Climate protest goes 'mainstream'
- 2006/11/04: CBC: Hundreds of protesters demand PM act on Kyoto
- 2006/11/03: Oikos: Walk Against Warming
- 2006/11/04: BBC: Thousands of climate change campaigners have attended a rally in central London, calling for world leaders to act urgently on the issue.
The UNFCCC sponsored COP/MOP 2 and COP 12 meetings are coming up in Nairobi, Kenya, from 6 to 17 November:
- 2006/11/: UNFCCC: United Nations Climate Change Conference - Nairobi 2006
- 2006/11/03: KBC: Kenya to host climate change convention
- 2006/11/05: ClimateArk: Talks to Start on Climate Amid Split on Warming
- 2006/11/02: ClimateArk: Climate change guide launched as prelude to crucial Nairobi talks
- 2006/11/02: CDreams: OneWorld: Calls for Climate Action as Kenya Prepares to Host Global Meet
That SEJ conference picked up a couple of articles:
- 2006/10/30: FramingScience: Drama and fireworks at Society of Enviro Journalists' panel on global warming
Senate Staffer Repeats Inhofe's Hype About the Media; But Andrew Revkin of the NY Times Gets Kudos from American Spectator For Putting It All in Context
- 2006/10/31: CSW: (podcasts) Global warming and the media at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference
Meanwhile on the Kyoto-2 front:
- 2006/11/04: ABC(Au): Merkel, Blair call for EU strategy on climate change
- 2006/11/05: Guardian(UK): 'It is for the West to act' [says India]
- 2006/11/03: Guardian(UK): Blair urges Merkel to push for climate deal
- 2006/10/31: Guardian(UK): Britain to push for global climate deal by 2008
- 2006/11/01: PlanetArk: Essential that US Joins New Kyoto - UK [Environment] Minister [David Miliband]
- 2006/10/31: TreeHugger: With Billions at Stake, China -- Yes, China -- Calls for a Better Kyoto Protocol
There was some action on the APPCDC front:
Meanwhile on the emissions trading front:
- 2006/11/04: ClimateArk: Energy watchdog [IEA] doubts carbon trading will work
- 2006/10/31: Guardian(UK): Putting a price on carbon: the key to securing global stability
- 2006/11/02: TerraDaily: UBS Launches Market Index For Emissions
- 2006/11/02: Reuters: UBS launches EU carbon emissions index
Switzerland's UBS has launched an index of future contracts for carbon dioxide emissions traded under the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the bank said on Thursday. The index would be published in U.S. dollars, euros and Swiss francs and would include two European trading platforms -- the European climate Exchange and the Nordic Power Exchange.
- 2006/11/01: PlanetArk: Rich-Poor Carbon Trade Could Deliver Climate Deal
- 2006/10/30: PlanetArk: Bankers go Green for Profits at Asia Emissions Fair [the first Carbon Expo Asia]
And on the American political front:
- 2006/11/04: Guardian(UK): America's anti-enviromentalists
As an American, I am appalled, ashamed, and embarrassed by my country's lack of leadership in dealing with global warming.
- 2006/11/03: CSW: State Dept. petitioned to issue missing and overdue Climate Action Report required by climate treaty
- 2006/11/01: THP: Let Them Eat CO2 [US pol]
- 2006/10/31: McClatchy: Scientists, American public disagree sharply over global warming
- 2006/11/02: Yahoo: Democrats say hunger report stalled
- 2006/10/30: EnergyBulletin: Budgets falling in race to fight global warming
Is there an election or something?:
- 2006/10/31: TruthOut: Senators to Exxon: Stop the Denial
- 2006/10/31: CSW: Senators Snowe and Rockefeller to ExxonMobil: Stop funding denialists
- 2006/10/30: Grist: Let's Talk About Rex, Baby - Senators ask ExxonMobil to stop funding climate-change deniers
- 2006/10/30: DeSmogBlog: Senators call on Exxon to stop funding climate change denial lobby
I haven't looked at the precise wording of the poll, and these things can be exceedingly misleading, but there may be a change underway:
- 2006/11/01: SciDaily: Climate Change Tops Americans' Environmental Concerns
- 2006/10/31: PhysOrg: Climate change tops Americans' environmental concerns, survey shows
- 2006/10/31: Eureka: MIT survey: Climate change tops Americans' environmental concerns -- Results are dramatic shift from three years ago
The NOAA & NASA Inspectors General are investigating alleged administration censorship:
- 2006/11/02: Guardian(UK): Inquiry into claims of US global warming research censorship
- 2006/11/02: TruthOut: Is Administration Muzzling Warming Research?
- 2006/11/02: DeSmogBlog: Muzzlebusters Swing into Action at NASA, NOAA
- 2006/11/02: CSW: NASA and Commerce Dept. Inspectors General investigating climate science censorship
- 2006/11/02: CDreams: AP: Scientists Say White House Muzzled Climate Research
- 2006/11/02: WaPo: IGs Probe Allegations On Global Warming Data - Scientists Say Findings Were Suppressed
- 2006/11/02: Guardian(UK): Inquiry into claims of US global warming research censorship
The Gore-apalooza is still bopping along:
- 2006/10/31: ABC(US): Gore's Global Warming Agenda Gets Notice -- in U.K.
- 2006/10/30: ClimateProgress: Waterworld vs. An Inconvenient Truth
- 2006/10/30: TruthOut: UK Signs Gore to Sell Climate Case in US
- 2006/10/31: Deltoid: An Inconvenient Success
- 2006/10/30: Guardian(UK): UK signs Gore to sell climate case in US - Washington sceptical as landmark report warns of economic disaster
- 2006/10/30: Times(UK): Al Gore: an inspiring but divisive green adviser
It's always nice to come across these touches of humour:
- 2006/10/31: TP: [White House Press Secretary, Tony] Snow: President Bush Has "Actually Taken The Lead" On Climate Change
While in the UK:
- 2006/11/01: Guardian(UK): Give EU more power to tackle climate change, says [Ed] Balls
- 2006/10/31: Guardian(UK): Analysts sceptical about report's impact in US - and benefits of using Al Gore
- 2006/11/03: Reuters: Blair pushes to speed up climate change talks
- 2006/11/01: TerraDaily: UK To Push India And EU Over Climate Change Response
- 2006/10/31: Guardian(UK): Britain to push for global climate deal by 2008
And in Australia:
- 2006/11/04: Reuters: Australian PM turns a light shade of green
Australia's conservative prime minister has turned a light shade of green, say political analysts, as global warming and his opposition to Kyoto emerge as key political issues in the lead up to an election in 2007.
- 2006/11/03: PlanetArk: Australia to Push for "New Kyoto" in Asia
- 2006/11/01: Australian: Reducing emissions can't wait - The Prime Minister lags behind on dealing with global warming
- 2006/11/01: ABC(Au): (transcript) Govt in flurry of climate change announcements
- 2006/11/01: CourierMail: Labor today rubbished Prime Minister John Howard's talk of a "new Kyoto agreement" and warned the Government may have already missed the boat on climate change.
- 2006/11/02: ClimateArk: Australia: A climate protection act must have priority - The latecomers should have heeded strong voices long ago
- 2006/11/02: ClimateArk: Australia: Exports cost billions in global warming
- 2006/11/02: PlanetArk: Drought-Hit Australia Battles Climate Change
- 2006/11/02: ABC(Au): Voters urge more action on climate change: poll
- 2006/11/02: ABC(Au): Labor climate change plan 'a carbon tax'
- 2006/10/31: ABC(Au): Howard, Beazley trade blows over climate change
- 2006/11/01: ABC(Au): PM to announce $60m for clean energy projects
- 2006/10/31: DeSmogBlog: Australia to the World: 'You Start -- We'll Catch Up"
As for Australia and Kyoto:
- 2006/11/05: ClimateArk: Australia: Govt continues to dismiss Kyoto
- 2006/11/02: PerthNow: PM defies supporters over Kyoto
- 2006/11/02: PlanetArk: Australia Says Kyoto a Symbolic Failure
- 2006/10/31: TerraDaily: Australia Spurns Kyoto Despite Warming Warning
- 2006/11/01: ABC(Au): Govt looks beyond the Kyoto Protocol
- 2006/10/31: BBC: Australia defends climate stance
Australian Treasurer Peter Costello has said there is "no point" in Australia signing the Kyoto Protocol on climate change unless China and India do too.
Interestingly, Australian cities, like their American counterparts, are picking up where the federal government falls short:
In Canada, the minority Conservatives are still in denial:
- 2006/11/01: ClimateArk: Canada: Layton threatens non-confidence vote unless Tories talk on climate change
Meanwhile Shrub is on the run:
- 2006/11/04: Globe&Mail: PM calls off European summit
Stephen Harper has surprised and annoyed European Union leaders by cancelling a planned Canada-EU summit, where he was going to be criticized for abandoning this country's commitment to the Kyoto Protocol on global warming.
- 2006/11/04: DeSmogBlog: Prime Minister Harper Cowering from Climate Change Scrutiny
The idea of a carbon tax is still bouncing around:
- 2006/11/01: TruthOut: Colorado City to Vote on "Carbon Tax"
- 2006/10/30: ABC(Au): [Federal Environment Minister, Ian] Campbell urges incentives rather than gas emissions taxes
- 2006/10/31: ABC(Au): Top scientist backs carbon emissions tax.
The head of a group of international scientists tracking the effects of greenhouse pollution says climate change cannot be stopped while the most polluting fuels remain the cheapest.
- 2006/11/03: AFTIC: Sobering Lessons from the Past [P/T extinction event & GW]
- 2006/11/02: Eureka: Accelerating loss of ocean species threatens human well-being - Current trend projects collapse of all currently fished seafoods before 2050
- 2006/11/02: Eureka: By 2048 all current fish, seafood species projected to collapse
As for how the media handles the science of climatology:
- 2006/11/05: JEB: Stop climate chaos catastrophic tipping point of no return hype
- 2006/11/04: BBC: Chaotic world of climate truth [Viewpoint by Mike Hulme, Director, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research]
- 2006/10/29: ERabett: Tipping points... The ability to anticipate a pattern is not the ability to understand its root causes.
- 2006/10/30: DeSmogBlog: No TV Coverage in Maine Until "Bar Harbor is under water"
- 2006/10/30: UPI: TV GM bans global warming news
- 2006/10/30: NYT: At 2 TV Stations in Maine, What Al Gore’s Movie Says Isn’t News [no more global warming stories to be broadcast]
While in the rosy fingered dawn department:
- 2006/10/31: Guardian(UK): A new dawn?
The world is having a green moment. From the Sun to the Economist, Al Gore to Arnold Schwarzenegger, yesterday's Stern report to celebrities in electric cars, we appear to have reached a global tipping point in eco-awareness. But is the carbon-guzzling west really prepared to change its behaviour? And has our epiphany come too late?
- 2006/11/01: MoJo: The Thirteenth Tipping Point - 12 global disasters and 1 powerful antidote
And for your film & video enjoyment:
- 2006/11/04: GristMill: Take a skeptic to the movies this weekend [The Great Warming PR]
- 2006/11/03: SeattlePI: 'Great Warming' is an eye-opener
- 2006/11/01: GristMill: (video) Hoggan on the denial industry
- 2006/10/30: Grist: The Moral of the Story - A review (and a preview) of the documentary The Great Warming
Meanwhile in the 'Sue the Bastards!' contingent:
- 2006/11/01: DeSmogBlog: Balance of Probability: CC Well Past the Legal Test
- 2006/10/31: ToDN: Global Warming is a Strong Legal Case: Experts [governments & companies may face law suits...]
Developing a new energy infrastructure is the fundamental challenge of the current generation:
- 2006/11/01: Reuters: Arizona sets 15 pct power from renewables by 2025
- 2006/11/02: Australian: Atomic jobs explosion
- 2006/11/01: EnergyBulletin: 2006 Boston ASPO: Renewable Energy Sources
- 2006/11/01: Scotsman: Danes go cold on wind farms
- 2006/11/01: PlanetArk: Costs Limit Bigger US Move to Biomass Ethanol
- 2006/11/01: CPunch: The Real Scoop on Biofuels
- 2006/10/31: ABC(Au): Natural gas sector pushes for role in greenhouse gas fight
- 2006/10/31: ABC(Au): Researcher [ANU's Professor Andrew Blakers] urges shift to solar power, carbon trading
And then there is the matter of efficiency:
The reaction of business to climate change will be critical:
- 2006/11/04: Times(UK): The green goldrush that is creating multimillionaires
- 2006/10/30: PlanetArk: Investors Push Canadian Firms on Carbon Disclosure
Insurance and re-insurance companies are feeling the heat:
The carbon lobby are up to the usual:
- 2006/10/30: PNT: Peiser again
- 2006/11/04: NewScientist: Climate change special: State of denial
- 2006/11/03: Heliosphan: The 4 Stages of Global Warming Denial
- 2006/11/04: DeSmogBlog: NRSP Makes it on the Sourcewatch List
- 2006/11/04: DeSmogBlog: NRSP "Expert" a Half-Hearted Denier
- 2006/11/04: DeSmogBlog: NRSP: Climate Change Deniers-Are-Us
- 2006/11/04: DeSmogBlog: A Newspaper that's Proud to be Provincial
- 2006/11/02: DeSmogBlog: The "JunkScience" Coup d'etat
- 2006/11/02: DeSmogBlog: On Chris Essex, Politics, Accountability and Climate Change Denial
- 2006/11/02: DeSmogBlog: Exxon Veteran Raymond the "Jack Abramoff" of Climate Concern
- 2006/11/02: Deltoid: Carter reckons that just about wraps it up for global warming
- 2006/11/02: Deltoid: In Boltspeak 97% = "some" [Peiser, Gore, denial]
- 2006/10/31: ERabett: Fred Singer is shrill...
- 2006/10/29: BSD: Newsweek proves its climate change journalism has worsened since 1975
- 2006/10/29: DeSmogBlog: Journalism Wars: Ignorance is Bliss for Climate Deniers
- 2006/10/31: DeSmogBlog: A Letter to Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe
- 2006/10/30: DeSmogBlog: Deltoid's Tim Lambert Bursts Peiser's Bubble
- 2006/10/30: Deltoid: Peiser admits he was 97% wrong
Coby Beck is continuing to post his excellent "How to Talk to a Global Warming Sceptic" series on GristMill:
- GristMill: How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic
- 2006/11/02: GristMill: The temperature record is simply unreliable
- 2006/11/03: GristMill: It's cold today in Wagga Wagga
- 2006/11/04: GristMill: The satellites show cooling
- 2006/10/31: GristMill: Glaciers have always grown and receded
- 2006/10/31: GristMill: One record year is not global warming
There are older stories still reverberating through the media echo chamber:
Then there was the usual news and commentary:
- 2006/11/02: ClimateProgress: The Real Winners from Climate Change
- 2006/11/03: DeSmogBlog: Meanwhile, The Heat Goes On...
- 2006/11/03: ERabett: Something to warm Roger Pielke Sr's heart...
- 2006/11/02: DeSmogBlog: Climate change warrior wields political clout
- 2006/11/02: ENN: Strapped Missouri Farmers Seek Salvation from Declining Economy in Wind Farms
- 2006/11/03: WorldChanging: The 2006 Living Planet Report
- 2006/11/02: RealClimate: AGU, AAPG and AMQUA
- 2006/10/31: ERabett: All Climate is Global 2...
- 2006/11/01: Eureka: Shift toward services industries won't end global warming
- 2006/11/01: PlanetArk: World's Report on Global Warming: "Must Try Harder"
- 2006/10/31: ClimateProgress: The Black Swan and Global Warming
- 2006/10/30: RealClimate: Rasslin? swamp gas
- 2006/10/30: DeSmogBlog: Make ClimateScienceWatch.Org Required Reading
- 2006/10/30: EnergyBulletin: 2006 Boston ASPO: global warming
- 2006/10/30: EnergyBulletin: Drastic action on climate change is needed now - and here's the plan
And here are a couple of sites you may find interesting and/or useful:
- Walk Against Warming
- WMO:GAW: Global Atmosphere Watch
- NEESPI: The Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative
- Spotlite Archive
- IODP: Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
- AGU Press Releases
- 2005/02/: NASA:GISS: Trial of the Century: Co-Conspirators Convicted
- Earth Times
- The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change
- NASA:GISS: Surface Temperature Analysis
- New Scientist on Climate Change
- SaGG: Science a GoGo
- GRL: Published This Year in Geophysical Research Letters
- PCCRC: Purdue Climate Change Research Center
- NOAA News mag
- James Annan's Work Page (with list of publications)
- 2005/06/: AIP: The Discovery of Global Warming - A hypertext history
- 2005/06/: AIP: Basic Radiation Calculations
PS. You can access the previous postings of this series here.
"And politicians, you can't completely educate them. They’re like trying to educate a shark. They’re hardwired to money and votes..."
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