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Another Week of GW News, August 12, 2007
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- 2007/08/11: TerraDaily: Spectre of hunger looms over flood-hit India
- 2007/08/11: Guardian(UK): Infections spread as toll from Asian monsoon hits 2,000 - Lack of drinking water is most pressing problem
- 2007/08/10: CNN: Monsoon death toll reaches 2,000
At least 22 dead as a wild storm hits Karachi, Pakistan's largest city - Deaths take total fatalities for the monsoon season to more than 2,000 - 19 million people stranded by storms in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan
- 2007/08/10: NewScientist: Monsoon floods devastate South Asia
- 2007/08/10: BBC: Thousands of people are falling sick as flood waters recede across South Asia, with health workers struggling to cope with inadequate medical stocks
- 2007/08/10: ArabNews: Flood Situation Grim in S. Asia; Toll Hits 2,000
- 2007/08/09: PlanetArk: Hunger, Disease Stalk Children Hit By South Asia Floods
- 2007/08/09: PlanetArk: Floods Find India Wanting as Climate Change Looms
- 2007/08/09: ENN: Monsoon Floods Hit New Areas in South Asia; Death Toll Crosses 450
- 2007/08/09: BBC: Flood rains hit new India regions
Heavy monsoon rains have caused fresh floods in new areas of India with dozens of villages affected in the western state of Gujarat
- 2007/08/09: Guardian(UK): Floods of neglect - Now the consequences of years of profligate western emissions are suffered in Bangladesh
- 2007/08/07: TerraDaily: UN Warns Of Looming Health Crisis In South Asia Flooding
- 2007/08/08: ArabNews: Bangladesh Floods Ease After Killing 290
- 2007/08/08: BBC: Millions of people affected by flooding in South Asia face a health crisis unless relief work is urgently stepped up, the United Nations has warned
- 2007/08/07: BBC: Millions of people across South Asia are still facing hunger after some of the worst floods in decades, amid fears of disease and fights over supplies
- 2007/08/07: AFP: Rivers recede but millions go hungry in flooded South Asia
The toll from severe floods across South Asia soared to nearly 1,900 Tuesday and although water levels in the region's swollen rivers started to recede, millions of people still faced hunger. Aid workers struggled to deliver supplies to some of the 28 million people displaced across India, Bangladesh and Nepal by the worst monsoon-triggered flooding in decades, with some areas unreachable due to the high waters
- 2007/08/06: CNN: Monsoon recedes, death toll rises
Major rivers recede in worst-hit parts of India, Bangladesh - 19 million people displaced, 2 million marooned, at least 311 killed by flooding
- 2007/08/06: PlanetArk: South Asian Floods Kill 250 People, Pack Hospitals
- 2007/08/06: BBC: Aid workers are battling to supply food and water to millions of increasingly desperate flood victims in South Asia
- 2007/08/05: IHT: South Asia struggles with devastation from flooding
- 2007/08/05: Xinhuanet: Bangladeshi flood death toll reaches 120
- 2007/08/06: Xinhuanet: Bangladesh flood death toll rises to 156
- 2007/08/06: AFP: South Asia flood victims desperate for food, clean water
- 2007/08/06: Guardian(UK): Fear of epidemics follow lethal floods in southern Asia
A new Decadal Climate Prediction Model's projections gathered a lot of comment:
- 2007/08/11: Stoat: The reaction to Smith [plateau & GW in 5 years]
- 2007/08/09: NSU: [Decadal Climate Prediction System] Model approach to climate prediction - Improved climate predictions use observations for increased accuracy
- 2007/08/10: NatureCF: Predicting climate
- 2007/08/10: KSJT: Telegraph, Guardian, USA Today: New model says warming to ease for a couple of years, then zoom on up?
- 2007/08/10: TruthOut: Warming Lull, Then New Records, Model Predicts
- 2007/08/10: C411: Predicting Short-Term Change
- 2007/08/10: Guardian(UK): Global warming: Met Office predicts plateau then record temperatures
- 2007/08/10: PlanetArk: Global Warming Will Step Up After 2009 - Scientists
- 2007/08/10: ABC(Au): Scientists predict surge in global warming after 2009
- 2007/08/10: CanWest: Global warming to accelerate after brief pause - U.K scientists develop better forecasting model
- 2007/08/10: BBC: Ten-year climate model unveiled
- 2007/08/09: MongaBay: Global warming will slow, then accelerate reports ground-breaking model
- 2007/08/09: NewScientist: Prepare for another ten scorching years
Actic sea ice is at a record low:
- 2007/08/12: FergusB: Why does Arctic sea ice matter?
- 2007/08/11: ABC(Au): Arctic sea ice 'lowest in recorded history'
- 2007/08/10: Yahoo: Arctic sea ice 'lowest in recorded history': scientist
- 2007/08/10: CDreams:NYT: Analysts See "Simply Incredible" Shrinking of Floating Ice in the Arctic
- 2007/08/10: PhysOrg: Arctic sea ice 'lowest in recorded history': scientists
- 2007/08/10: FergusB: Kiss your ice goodbye
- 2007/08/10: MTobis: Sea Ice Retreat Called 'Incredible'
- 2007/08/10: RealClimate: Arctic sea ice watch
- 2007/08/10: Wunderground: Tropical update; record Arctic sea ice loss in July
- 2007/08/10: IHT: Floating Arctic ice shrinking at record rate
The area of floating ice in the Arctic has shrunk more than in any summer since satellite tracking began in 1979, and it has reached that record point a month before the annual ice pullback typically peaks, experts said
- 2007/08/10: TreeHugger: Using GPS to Track [melting ice sheets] Global Warming
- 2007/08/09: Eureka: Man-made soot contributed to warming in Greenland in the early 20th century
- 2007/08/10: BBC: Soot 'influences Arctic climate'
Measurements from ice cores suggest that soot released by industrial activities has influenced climate change in the Arctic. The researchers looked at ice cores covering the period 1788 to 2002. The natural record shows that concentrations of black carbon, or soot, were particularly bad from 1851 to 1951, Science journal reports. Soot adds to local climate warming because dark ground absorbs energy from the Sun that white snow would reflect
- 2007/08/10: CBC: Humans dirtying Arctic since 1850: study
- 2007/08/09: MongaBay: Industrial pollution has caused Arctic warming since 1880s
- 2007/08/09: PhysOrg: Arctic climate study reveals impact of industrial soot
- 2007/08/09: TechRev: A Clearer Picture of Global Warming - Continuous GPS stations in Greenland could improve our understanding of melting ice sheets
And the geopolitical machinations continue after the Russian flag incident:
- 2007/08/11: PhysOrg: U.S. Icebreaker [Healy] to Map Arctic Sea Floor
- 2007/08/10: EnvGraffiti: Global War-ing. Russian Style [arctic]
- 2007/08/09: NewStatesman: The Arctic killers
- 2007/08/10: BBC: Danish researchers plan to set sail for the North Pole on Sunday to collect geological data, on a mission similar to Russia's one last week
- 2007/08/09: C411: Money and Methane in a Melting Arctic
- 2007/08/09: DeSmogBlog: Shouldn't He Be Bringing Seven Canadian Dwarfs With Him?
- 2007/08/08: E&C: Russia vs. Canada at the North Pole
- 2007/08/07: TerraDaily: Russia Guided By International Law In Its Polar Shelf Probe [says Russian FM Sergei Lavrov]
The gigatons of carbon in northern permafrost makes a fine Damoclean sword:
- 2007/08/09: PhysOrg: Climate change and permafrost thaw alter greenhouse gas emissions in northern wetlands
- 2007/08/08: MSU: Climate change and permafrost thaw alter greenhouse gas emissions in northern wetlands
A paper suggests rising temperatures will stunt rainforest growth:
- 2007/06/07: Duke: (preprint) Decelerating growth in tropical forest trees by Kenneth J. Feeley et al.
- 2007/06/07: EcoLetters: (ab$) Decelerating growth in tropical forest trees by Kenneth J. Feeley et al.
- 2007/08/10: NSU: Rising temperatures "will stunt rainforest growth" - Plants suffering in the heat could make global warming worse
- 2007/08/10: NatureCF: Bad news for the trees?
I expect to see the deniers pick up on this report:
- 2007/08/09: KSJT: Register, CBC, SciDev.net, other, small outlets: Sunspot cycle drives E. African rains
- 2007/08/07: PhysOrg: Link Between Sunspots, Rain Helps Predict Disease in East Africa
- 2007/08/07: TerraDaily: Sunspot Abundance Linked To Heavy Rains In East Africa
- 2007/08/07: Eureka: Link between sunspots, rain helps predict disease in east Africa
- 2007/08/06: SciBlog: Sunspot abundance linked to heavy rains in East Africa
- 2007/08/06: Eureka: Sunspot abundance linked to heavy rains in East Africa
A new study reveals correlations between plentiful sunspots and periods of heavy rain in East Africa. Intense rainfall in the region often leads to flooding and disease outbreaks. The analysis by a team of U.S. and British researchers shows that unusually heavy rainfalls in East Africa over the past century preceded peak sunspot activity by about one year. Because periods of peak sunspot activity, known as solar maxima, are predictable, so too are the associated heavy rains that precede them, the researchers propose
- 2007/08/09: ClimateP: Hansen 2: Iowa Edition of Declaration of Stewardship
- 2007/08/09: ClimateP: Hansen 1: Sea Level Rise
- 2007/08/09: TreeHugger: James Hanson's Declaration of Stewardship For The Earth And All Creation
- 2007/08/07: MTobis: Jim Hansen's radical exhortation [Stewardship]
The hurricane wars are picking up with Pabuk, Wintip and Flossie in play:
- 2007/08/12: Wunderground: African wave more organized; Hurricane Flossie still a Cat 4
- 2007/08/10: MongaBay: U.S. government weather agency cuts hurricane outlook
- 2007/08/11: CCM: Flummoxed by Flossie
- 2007/08/11: Wunderground: African wave a threat to develop; Hurricane Flossie intensifies to Category 4
- 2007/08/10: People's Daily: Hong Kong issues tropical cyclone [Pabuk] warnings
- 2007/08/09: PhysOrg: Atlantic hurricane season will be above-normal: experts
- 2007/08/10: Tamino: North Atlantic Storms (NATL TC) [Holland & Webster]
- 2007/08/10: DailyGreen: Hurricane Forecasts, Fulminations, and Flossie
- 2007/08/10: PlanetArk: Scientists Examine African Dust Link to Hurricanes
- 2007/08/08: TerraDaily: China Braces For More Disasters As Tropical Storms Approach [Pabuk, Wutip]
- 2007/08/09: Wunderground: NOAA hurricane forecast still calling for very active season [13-16 named storms, 7-9 hurricanes, and 3-5 major hurricanes]
- 2007/08/09: PlanetArk: Typhoon Pabuk Closes Schools in Manila, Kills 1
- 2007/08/09: PlanetArk: Flood-Hit China Braces For Second Storm [Wutip, or butterfly]
- 2007/08/08: ChinaDaily: Tropical storm [Pabuk] kills 11 in Philippines
- 2007/08/07: MiamiHerald: Hurricane center's Proenza could be heading to Texas
Ousted hurricane center chief Bill Proenza should be allowed to return to his former post in Fort Worth, according to two members of Congress
- 2007/08/07: CSW: House Science Chairmen suggest NOAA is railroading Hurricane Center Director Bill Proenza
- 2007/08/06: MongaBay: 2007 hurricane season downgraded, questions over climate role remain
- 2007/08/01: Time: The Threatening Storm [Katrina, N.O.]
- 2007/08/06: Wunderground: A quiet week ahead in the tropics?
Meanwhile the temperatures are still going up:
- 2007/08/07: UN: Global land temperatures for January and April likely warmest ever recorded - UN
And on the ENSO front:
- 2007/08/10: PlanetArk: US Weather Service Raises La Nina Probability
- 2007/08/09: NOAA: El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Diagnostic Discussion
Synopsis: ENSO-neutral conditions are expected to continue through August 2007, with a slightly greater than 50% chance of La Niña developing during the next couple of months
- 2007/08/09: JFleck: Still ENSO Neutral
Glaciers are melting:
- 2007/08/10: PlanetArk: Glaciers Wasting Away on Mexico's Legendary Peaks
- 2007/08/07: al Jazeera: Asia's reservoir drying up
South Asia is struggling to deal with the worst monsoon flooding in living memory but as mountain glaciers up north slowly vanish, drought in the future promises an even greater misery.
- 2007/08/09: MTobis: 4 Meter Sea Level Rise Precedent
- 2007/08/08: ABC(Au): [Sydney] Opera House faces watery grave, experts warn
- 2007/08/06: Deltoid: Rahmstorf on sea level rise
Meanwhile in near earth orbit:
- 2007/08/06: TerraDaily: Thailand To Launch Environment Satellite In November
- 2007/08/07: Eureka: Viewing ecosystems from above - The role of space-based observations on global ecological studies
More GW impacts are being seen:
- 2007/08/10: KSJT: High Country News: A river [Arizona's San Pedro River] is dying, politics are vigorous
- 2007/08/10: SciDaily: Long Heat Waves Boost Hospital Admissions
- 2007/08/10: IdahoStatesman: Flying through the fires of August
- 2007/08/09: PhysOrg: Long heat waves boost hospital admissions
- 2007/08/09: TreeHugger: Is the Aldabra Banded Snail the First Global Warming Related Extinction?
- 2007/08/09: CanWest: [Fraser River delta] Marshes endangeredThe Fraser River delta could lose up to one-third of its tidal marshes - critical habitat for both juvenile salmon and waterfowl - during this century due to rising sea levels resulting from global warming, a study published in a prominent journal warns.
- 2007/08/09: SF Gate: Climate change, forest management result in bigger, hotter fires
- 2007/08/08: PhysOrg: Two dead as heatwave bakes US from midwest to Atlantic coast
- 2007/08/08: Yahoo: UN: Global warming to hit poor hardest
- 2007/08/07: CSW: IPCC 2007 final report on climate change impacts now available online
- 2007/08/07: C411: Ozone Alert For Plants
- 2007/08/06: KSJT: BBC, Reuters, etc: European heat waves hotter than had been thought. Their cause: the usual. Us.
- 2007/08/06: PlanetArk: Europe Hotter Than Thought in Last Century - Study
- 2007/08/06: SciDaily: European Heat Waves Double In Length Since 1880
- 2007/08/06: DailyIndia: Wildfires spark emergency in Montana
- 2007/08/06: Globe&Mail: Alaska's melting glaciers unearth new challenges - Roads, buildings, rail lines and airports will cost more to replace as their foundations turn into sludge
Corals are bleaching:
- 2007/08/08: PLoS One: Regional Decline of Coral Cover in the Indo-Pacific: Timing, Extent, and Subregional Comparisons by John F. Bruno & Elizabeth R. Selig
- 2007/08/11: TreeHugger: Coral Die-Offs Are Faster and More Widespread than Previously Thought
- 2007/08/10: KSJT: BBC, CBC, Telegraph: North Carolina team says coral reefs disappearing faster than expected. Distant, or smaller, outlets run the news.
- 2007/08/08: TruthOut: Coral Reefs Dying Faster Than Expected
- 2007/08/09: SciDaily: Indo-Pacific Coral Reefs Disappearing More Rapidly Than Expected
- 2007/08/08: ABC(Au): Coral reefs declining faster than thought: scientists
- 2007/08/08: NewScientist: Coral reefs are vanishing faster than rainforests
- 2007/08/08: PhysOrg: Indo-Pacific coral reefs disappearing more rapidly than expected
- 2007/08/08: Yahoo: Coral reefs dying faster than expected
- 2007/08/08: BBC: Swifter decline for coral reefs
Coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian oceans are disappearing faster than had previously been thought, a scientific study has shown
- 2007/08/07: FTimes: Extreme weather the norm across globe
- 2007/08/09: CChange: Wild Weather A Taste Of Things To Come
- 2007/08/08: DailyGreen: Weird Weather Watch - The 13 Signs Of Global Warming
- 2007/08/08: MTobis: Global [weather] Wierdness Index
- 2007/08/09: PlanetArk: Asia Floods Show Climate Change Risks Ahead - UN
- 2007/08/09: EnvFin: WMO highlights world of weird weather
- 2007/08/08: DeSmogBlog: UN links 13 weather events so far this year to global warming
- 2007/08/08: KSJT: Atlanta Journal: It's hot, and here's why (and it's NOT climate change. Just meteorology)
- 2007/08/08: PlanetArk: China Counts Cost of Wild Month of Weather
- 2007/08/08: CDreams: SMH: Wild Weather a Taste of Things to Come
- 2007/08/08: IGHIH: Warnings from a Warming World: World Meteorological Organization Reports on Extreme Weather Events
- 2007/08/07: ClimateP: Early 2007 saw record-breaking extreme weather
- 2007/08/07: TruthOut: Early 2007 Saw Record-Breaking Extreme Weather: UN
- 2007/08/07: DeSmogBlog: 2007 Marked By Nature's Temper Tantrums
- 2007/08/07: WMO: [Press Release] The World Meteorological Organization reports on extreme weather and climate events
- 2007/08/07: Yahoo: World hit by record extreme weather events in 2007: WMO
- 2007/08/07: ThinkP: Record-breaking extreme weather
- 2007/08/07: BoomanTrib: Speaking of the Weather...
- 2007/08/07: Reuters: Early 2007 saw record-breaking extreme weather: U.N. [WMO]
And speaking of floods & droughts:
- 2007/08/11: TerraDaily: Floods, landslides kill 19 in northwest China
- 2007/08/09: Turkish Press: Drought in Turkey ravages farms, threatens cities
- 2007/08/10: PlanetArk: Thousands Hungry as Floods Batter Vietnam, 43 Die
- 2007/08/10: PlanetArk: Extreme Floods Hit 500 Million People a Year - UN
- 2007/08/10: PlanetArk: Nearly 100 Killed in Sudan Flooding - Red Crescent
- 2007/08/10: PlanetArk: North Korea Says Hit By Floods, Farms Damaged
- 2007/08/10: PlanetArk: Mozambique Faces Food Shortages Left By Floods
- 2007/08/09: SwissInfo: Heavy rain brings chaos across Switzerland
- 2007/08/10: CBC: Baseball-sized hail, heavy wind and rain batter southern Manitoba
- 2007/08/08: GristMill: As flooding cripples New York City transit system...
- 2007/08/08: TerraDaily: Dry Spell Hits Philippines Economy
- 2007/08/09: TreeHugger: First Half of Year Wettest on Record for Texas
- 2007/08/09: PlanetArk: Floods Rake Central Vietnam, Death Toll Rises to 32
- 2007/08/09: PlanetArk: Subway Flooding Causes Chaos For New York Commuters
- 2007/08/08: PlanetArk: Burst Pipe Leaves Drought-Hit Turkish Capital Dry
- 2007/08/08: PlanetArk: Flash Floods Kill at Least 14 in Central Nigeria
- 2007/08/08: PlanetArk: China Mine Flood Traps 13, Days After Rare Rescue
- 2007/08/08: PlanetArk: Seven Die in Bulgaria Floods, Romania Expects Storm
- 2007/08/08: HuffPo: Rainstorm Cripples Commute in NYC Area
- 2007/08/08: BBC: Storms lead to chaos in New York
- 2007/08/07: PlanetArk: Floods, Rains Kill Nine in Central Vietnam
- 2007/08/07: PlanetArk: Sudan Floods Affect 500,000, Kill 64 - UN Report
- 2007/08/07: PlanetArk: Fierce Floods Damage Food Crops in India's East
- 2007/08/07: PlanetArk: Storms Flood Farms and Homes in Northern Greece
- 2007/08/07: ENN: UN Says Situation in Sudan Could Deteriorate if Flooding Continues
The flooding so far has killed at least 64 people, injured 335 and destroyed more than 30,000 homes, according to the U.N. At least 365,000 people have been affected since the torrential rains started four weeks ago
- 2007/08/06: PlanetArk: Floods Displace Thousands in [Lagos] Nigerian City
- 2007/08/06: PlanetArk: China Suffers Floods, Drought and Now Forest Fires
The conflict between biofuel and food persists:
- 2007/08/09: PhysOrg: Biofuels shift seen to put major squeeze on food prices
- 2007/08/09: Yahoo: Biofuels shift seen to put major squeeze on food pricesA global shift toward renewable energy could jack up food prices by up to 80 percent as crops and farmland are diverted to producing biofuels, an international agricultural think-tank warned Thursday. Joachim von Braun, director-general of the International Food Policy Research Institute, said further crop yield improvements and increased efficiency of these alternative fuels were required if a global price shock were to be avoided.
- 2007/08/09: Independent(Ie): Biofuels give us food for thought
At first sight, these renewable fuels seem a great idea, cutting the use of the depleting fossil fuel stocks, but the downside is that pressure on land use drives up food costs across the globe
- 2007/08/07: PhysOrg: Wheat may join corn in biofuels
- 2007/08/06: NZHerald: Boom in biofuels could backfire
And the troubling matter of falling food production is not going away:
- 2007/08/11: CanWest: Get ready for food-price spike
- 2007/08/10: PlanetArk: Rain, Drought Seen Cutting West Europe Wheat Crop
- 2007/08/08: PhysOrg: Conventional plowing is 'skinning our agricultural fields'
- 2007/08/08: TreeHugger: Plowing's Dark Secret
- 2007/08/08: Eureka: Conventional plowing is 'skinning our agricultural fields'
Traditional plow-based agricultural methods and the need to feed a rapidly growing world population are combining to deplete the Earth's soil supply, a new study confirms. In fact, long-established practices appear to increase soil erosion to the point that it is not offset by soil creation, said David Montgomery, a University of Washington professor of Earth and space sciences.
- 2007/08/08: ChinaDaily: Disasters "won't hit" grain output [say Chinese officials]
Elsewhere on the mitigation front:
- 2007/08/10: GristMill: Trees
- 2007/08/10: CChange: Focus On Carbon 'Missing The Point'
- 2007/08/09: PhysOrg: Rain forest protection works in Peru
- 2007/08/09: Eureka: Rain forest protection works in Peru
- 2007/08/07: TEB: LSCF Tubes Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- 2007/08/07: PhysOrg: Experiment suggests limitations to carbon dioxide 'tree banking'
- 2007/08/07: TerraDaily: Ceramic Tubes Could Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Power Stations
- 2007/08/07: Eureka: Experiment suggests limitations to carbon dioxide 'tree banking'
- 2007/08/07: EnvEcon: New back of the envelope estimates of the cost of climate change mitigation in the U.S.
Consider transportation & GHG production:
- 2007/08/10: GristMill: NYC subways: One kilowatt-hour per trip
- 2007/08/07: TEB: Ships Becoming Largest Source of Emissions
- 2007/08/06: PlanetArk: British Climate Law Should Go Further, Lawmakers Say [should include aviation]
The Plane Stupid protest at Heathrow is getting a lot of attention:
- 2007/08/11: Guardian(UK): A climate of change - A rainbow coalition of angry residents, greens and a local MP will defy BAA to join next week's Heathrow camp
- 2007/08/11: CDreams: Guardian(UK): Police To Use Terror Laws On Heathrow Climate Protesters - Government has encouraged use of stop and search and detention without charge
- 2007/08/07: Guardian(UK): Because it is illegal, the climate camp is now also a protest for democracy
The ban on next week's Heathrow demonstration will not deter us. It will only boost the profile and raise the stakes
- 2007/08/07: TreeHugger: George Monbiot Going to [Heathrow] Climate Camp
- 2007/08/07: ENN: Heathrow Airport Wins Injunction to Stop Environmental Protesters
- 2007/08/06: BBC: BAA wins Heathrow protesters ban
BAA has won a High Court ruling banning certain protesters from Heathrow during a week-long climate change camp. The injunction applies to Plane Stupid, which has a history of "direct action", and protesters from two other groups. But organisers say the ruling is a setback for the airport operator, as it originally sought bans against 15 groups, covering five million people.
- 2007/08/06: GristMill: Protesters doth protest too much [BAA]
And on the carbon sequestration front:
- 2007/08/09: NEN: Big New CO2 Storage Trial
While on the adaptation front:
- 2007/08/08: CanWest: Urban farming's time has come
- 2007/08/08: TerraDaily: Space-Borne Sensors Help Africa Tackle Water Shortage Problems
- 2007/08/08: SciDaily: Space-borne Sensors Help Africa Tackle Water Shortage Problems
Meanwhile in the journals:
- 2007/08/10: ACPD: Analysis of global water vapour trends from satellite measurements in the visible spectral range by S. Mieruch et al.
- 2007/08/11: FergusB: A summary of recent papers on the cryosphere
- 2007/08/07: CliPast: "EDML1": a chronology for the EPICA deep ice core from Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, over the last 150 000 years by U. Ruth et al.
- 2007/08/06: CliPast: Detecting human impacts on the flora, fauna, and summer monsoon of Pleistocene Australia by G. H. Miller et al.
- 2007/06/07: Duke: (preprint) Decelerating growth in tropical forest trees by Kenneth J. Feeley et al.
- 2007/06/07: EcoLetters: (ab$) Decelerating growth in tropical forest trees by Kenneth J. Feeley et al.
- 2007/08/08: PNAS: Soil erosion and agricultural sustainability by David R. Montgomery
- 2007/08/08: PLoS One: Regional Decline of Coral Cover in the Indo-Pacific: Timing, Extent, and Subregional Comparisons by John F. Bruno & Elizabeth R. Selig
Before we get into politics, there was some science done:
- 2007/08/10: Eureka: One of deep ocean's most turbulent areas has big impact on climate
- 2007/08/09: PhysOrg: Cities incite thunderstorms, researchers find
- 2007/08/09: PhysOrg: One of Deep Ocean's Most Turbulent Areas Has Big Impact on Climate
More than a mile beneath the Atlantic’s surface, roughly halfway between New York and Portugal, seawater rushing through the narrow gullies of an underwater mountain range much as winds gust between a city’s tall buildings is generating one of the most turbulent areas ever observed in the deep ocean
- 2007/08/09: Eureka: Cities incite thunderstorms, researchers find
Summer thunderstorms become much more fierce when they collide with a city than they would otherwise be in the open countryside, according to research led by Princeton engineers.
- 2007/08/07: ISU: Iowa State researchers work to track North American climate change
Meanwhile on the international political front:
- 2007/08/08: PlanetArk: Russia Hardens EU Resolve To Seek New Energy Supply
- 2007/08/06: PlanetArk: UN Welcomes Bush Climate Plan, But Test in Outcome
The proof of the pudding is in the eating," Yvo de Boer, the head of the Bonn-based UN Climate Change Secretariat, told Reuters. "It will be interesting to see what this delivers."
- 2007/08/06: PlanetArk: UN Climate Debate Tries to Kick-Start New TreatyThe UN General Assembly's first session devoted exclusively to climate change closed with nations worried about the devastating impact of global warming now and on future generations, although few countries altered their well-known positions. Still Britain's ambassador, Emyr Jones Parry, said of the session, which ended on Thursday, "The world is actually motivated on the issue in a way it wasn't earlier
- 2007/08/05: NEN: Emissions-Trading & Energy High on APEC Agenda
South America saw a couple of energy tours:
- 2007/08/11: BBC: Chavez tour ends in energy deals
The presidents of Bolivia, Venezuela and Argentina have signed joint energy deals worth more than $1bn in Bolivia
- 2007/08/08: BBC: Chavez offers LatAm energy pact
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has pledged to guarantee the energy needs of his allies in Latin America. Speaking in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, he announced the signing of what he called an "energy security treaty" with Argentina. Mr Chavez said he intended to sign similar treaties with Uruguay, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Bolivia
- 2007/08/06: ENN: Brazil's Silva Tours Latin American Nations to Develop Biofuel, Energy Agreements
- 2007/08/06: BBC: Lula tour pushes Brazil biofuels
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is in Mexico at the start of a tour to secure biofuel agreements in Latin America and the Caribbean. He was due to sign an accord with his Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderon, to provide Mexico with technical assistance in ethanol production. Brazil is the world's leading producer of ethanol from sugar cane. President Lula has been actively promoting ethanol as an eco-friendly alternative to fossil fuels
- 2007/08/09: GBM: Are pigs flying yet? a carbon tax in addition to cap-and-trade
- 2007/02/: TAC: (pdf 161k) Addressing the Risks of Climate Change: The Environmental Effectiveness and Economic Efficiency of Emissions Caps and Tradable Permits, Compared to Carbon Taxes by Robert J. Shapiro
- 2007/08/08: GristMill: What makes a good cap-and-trade system?
- 2007/08/06: ClimateP: [Robert] Repetto argues for upstream cap & trade
Now here is a neat solution to the Chinese-American bickering over GHG responsibility:
- 2007/08/09: BSD: Carbon emission reductions should be per-capita and based on cumulative totals over time
And on the American political front:
- 2007/08/10: CSM: Rev up America's energy future
The US badly needs a 21st-century energy policy. But can Washington get its act together to provide one?
- 2007/08/10: GristMill: [Rep. Patrick] McHenry (R-N.C.) thinks bikes...are worth condemning
- 2007/08/10: Ocala: Floridians support Crist's global warming initiatives
- 2007/08/07: OpenLeft: Biggest Corporate Giveaway in History to Come This Fall on Global Warming
- 2007/08/09: DeSmogBlog: Bush's Climate Change Strategy - Catch me on the Way Out
- 2007/08/07: EugeneRegGuard: Make EPA do its job
In December 2005, California asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a waiver allowing the state to impose stricter limits on vehicle emissions as part of its landmark initiative to combat global warming. Nineteen months later, the EPA still hasn’t given California an answer. The agency’s inaction has left California, Oregon and 10 other states unable to put in place the nation’s toughest regulations on tailpipe emissions.
- 2007/08/08: SLTrib: Getting started: Time to start fighting global warming is now
- 2007/08/08: IR^2: A Disjointed Energy Policy Hypothetical question: If a group of farmers in Iowa cut a deal with Tyson Foods to produce 2nd generation renewable diesel via a hydrotreating process, would Congress step in to stop them from receiving the renewable diesel credit? Anyone?
- 2007/08/07: CDreams: Reuters: Bush Climate Meeting Draws Doubts About Action
- 2007/08/08: ISM: [Idaho Gov. Butch] Otter signs state up for greenhouse gas registry
Gov. Butch Otter has made Idaho the 38th state to join the Climate Registry seeking a common national inventory of greenhouse gas emissions.
- 2007/08/07: AP: Oregon governor signs bill aimed at reducing greenhouse gas [75% below 1990 levels by 2050]
- 2007/08/07: KSJT: USA Today: That science vs. Bush argument isn't getting any more civil. Not at all.
- 2007/08/06: GristMill: YearlyKos: My message to the netroots
- Global warming takes primacy over energy independence.
- Coal is the enemy of the human race.
- Energy barriers are political, not technological.
- The U.S. must go first.
- 2007/08/07: CSW: Science editor Kennedy: Science community recognizes Administration puts politics before science
- 2007/08/07: PlanetArk: Senate Climate Bill Shaves $533 Billion Off US Economy
- 2007/08/07: Yahoo: Climate bill shaves $533 bln off economy
- 2007/08/07: StateJournal: Nine Eastern Coal States Form New Coalition [ECSC]
- 2007/08/07: NEN: Western regional emissions-trading
- 2007/08/06: ClimateP: Did Climate Change Contribute To The Minneapolis Bridge Collapse?
- 2007/08/06: WarmingLaw: Sprawl Brawl: California Edition - The controversy over efforts to force local governments and businesses in California to take global warming into account...
The House passed an energy bill that has to get past Senate reconciliation & Bush's veto:
- 2007/08/08: HillHeat: Debate on Cap and Trade with Environmental Defense [Lieberman-Warner]
- 2007/08/08: TreeHugger: Tennessee Valley Authority Would Be Exempt From US House Energy Bill, Renewables Mandate
- 2007/08/06: TruthOut: Progress in Washington: House Passes Solar Tax Credits & RPS
- 2007/08/06: TruthOut: House Approves Clean-Energy Legislation
- 2007/08/06: ClimateP: House Approves Energy Bill with modified RPS
- 2007/08/06: GristMill: Saturday night's energy bill
- 2007/08/06: HillHeat: Environmental Non-Profits Respond to Lieberman-Warner
- 2007/08/06: Maribo: US Energy Bill passes, for now
- 2007/08/06: DeSmogBlog: U.S. energy bill clears House, but still faces White House opposition, Senate tussle
- 2007/08/06: PlanetArk: US House Shifts US$16 Bln Toward Renewable Energy
Rep. John Dingel (D-Mich) is making a habit of fostering awkward green policies to get them defeated:
- 2007/08/10: GristMill: Greenpeace responds [Dingell]
- 2007/08/10: DeSmogBlog: Fight climate change by taxing 'McMansions,' U.S. Congressman [John Dingell (D-Mich)] says
- 2007/08/09: AfterGutenberg: Dingell's Proposed Climate Change Intervention Policy
- 2007/08/09: GristMill: Dingell's dimwitted detractors
- 2007/08/09: GristMill: More Dingell
California AG Jerry Brown's emission regulations are catching flak:
- 2007/08/08: GristMill: California's attorney general cracks down on emissions, gets some enemies in the process
- 2007/08/09: WarmingLaw: California Sprawl Brawl: Enter the Grist
- 2007/08/09: WarmingLaw: California Sprawl Brawl: The Prequels
Evangelicals & GW are back:
- 2007/08/08: WaPo: Warming Draws Evangelicals Into Environmentalist Fold
- 2007/08/08: HillHeat: A Look at Evangelicals and Global Warming
The Gore-apalooza is still bopping along:
- 2007/08/07: TruthOut: Gore: Polluters Manipulate Climate Info
- 2007/08/08: OilChange: Gore Attacks Exxon
- 2007/08/07: CDreams: AP: Gore: Polluters Finance Research to Cast Doubt on Global Warming
- 2007/08/08: LFPress: Gore cites Exxon as misleading on warming
- 2007/08/07: PhysOrg: Gore: Polluters Manipulate Climate Info
- 2007/08/07: Yahoo: Gore: Polluters manipulate climate info
- 2007/08/07: Examiner: Gore: Polluters Manipulate Climate Info
- 2007/08/07: AP: Gore: Polluters Manipulate Climate Info
While in the UK:
- 2007/08/06: Guardian(UK): Green means slow to this government - Why Germans laugh at British boasts of leading the world on climate change
And in Europe:
- 2007/08/07: EUO: Europe's cars may get weight-based emissions allowances
- 2007/08/07: NEN: EU lawsuits on emission allowances
Meanwhile in Australia:
- 2007/08/12: ABC(Au): Tas floods prompt climate change warning
- 2007/08/09: GWWatch: Alexander downs Alexander Downer
- 2007/08/08: IGHIH: Australian Universities Supporting Fossil Fuel & Nukes Industry
And in China:
- 2007/08/07: ENN: China Can Cut Emissions Without Hurting Growth [if it uses new technologies that do not emit greenhouse gases, says Gore]
- 2007/08/08: Asia Times: Beijing dips its toes in troubled waters
- 2007/08/07: EnvEcon: Can China play leap frog?
- 2007/08/09: PlanetArk: Japan Emissions to Rise, Kyoto Target at Risk - Paper
- 2007/08/06: PlanetArk: Japan to Study Carbon Trading for Companies - Report
In Canada, minority neocon PM Harper continues to do as little as possible:
- 2007/08/12: JMB: The Rhinos are back! Hooray!
- 2007/08/10: Tyee: BC Global Warming Policies Soon to Be Unveiled
- 2007/08/08: OilChange: Alberta Gripped by "Oilsands Fever"
Ontario has announced they are phasing out coal fired electricity plants by 2014:
- 2007/08/10: PlanetArk: Ontario Walks Tightrope on Plan to End Coal Use
- 2007/08/10: TreeHugger: Province Of Ontario Canada Plans To Close All Coal-Fired Plants
The provincial premiers held a conference & decided to disagree:
- 2007/08/10: GHubbers: Premiers follow federal lead in doing nothing
- 2007/08/10: TCE: Canada Crips Towards Climate Deal
- 2007/08/10: CBC: Premiers can't agree on cap-and-trade emissions system
- 2007/08/11: TStar: McGuinty bitter after climate-change rebuff
- 2007/08/09: Rabble: Premiers vacation in Moncton - Don't expect much to come of the golf-playing, lobster-chomping premier's meeting this year
- 2007/08/10: TStar: Alberta, Ontario worlds apart on emissions
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has drawn a line in the Alberta oil sands. Arguing every province must "give a little in order that we can all gain a lot," McGuinty yesterday turned up the heat on Alberta to buy into his plan to cap greenhouse gas emissions
- 2007/08/10: Globe&Mail: Rich provinces trade hot air in emissions debateIt was, we are told, an informative session with a great deal of dialogue that presented a valuable exchange of ideas. But what didn't emerge during the premiers' day-long meeting yesterday on climate change was any consensus about what had to be done.
- 2007/08/07: CBC: Sask. premier [Lorne Calvert] to push ethanol highway at premiers meeting
- 2007/08/08: BuckDog: Premier Calvert Pushes Premiers For E85 Highway
- 2007/08/08: TStar: Ontario ready to duel Alberta over climate
The NRC is considering a solar thermal project:
- 2007/08/12: CanWest: Feds hope we'll take a shine to solar-powered water heaters - Promotional pilot project invites proposals that would put them into 200 homes
The movement toward a long term ecologically viable economics is glacial:
- 2007/08/11: GristMill: Can markets solve global warming?
- 2006/12/21: Missouri:JIkerdi: Is Capitalism Sustainable?
- 2007/05/29: Sitra: The revolution of production and consumption
- 2007/08/07: EESD: Production and Consumption
- 2007/08/06: EESD: Sustainable Development: A 21st Century American Vision?
- 2007/08/06: OtF: Crimes Against the Future
- 2007/08/07: UTJ: When Collapse is No Longer Science Fiction: Choosing Hospice Work Instead of Hope
As for how the media handles the science of climatology:
- 2007/08/07: DeSmogBlog: US Media to Blame for Global Warming Inaction?
- 2007/08/06: CanWest: U.S. media downplay climate woes: report - Watchdog says Americans portray climate change as an unresolved debate
Here is something for your library:
- 2007/08/11: SMH: [Book Review] _High and Dry_ by Guy Pearse -- This Liberal Party stalwart's attack on John Howard's environmental policies targets the PM's constituency
- 2007/08/11: Deltoid: [Book Plug] _High and Dry_ by Guy Pearse
- 2007/08/06: ClimateP: [Book Plug] _The Clean Tech Revolution_ by Ron Pernick & Clint Wilder
And for your film & video enjoyment:
- 2007/08/07: TreeHugger: Dicaprio's 11th Hour Features Real Environmental Superstars
Meanwhile in the 'Sue the Bastards!' contingent:
- 2007/08/10: WarmingLaw: Prof. Adler on Mass. v. EPA
Developing a new energy infrastructure is a fundamental challenge of the current generation:
- 2007/08/12: Olympian: Deregulation isn’t helping consumers
A recent study of changes in electric rates state-by-state from 2002 to 2006 shows that in states where the cost of generating power was no longer regulated, electric rates shot up 35.7 percent.
- 2007/08/11: Guardian(UK): Weapon of choice
We are mobilising for war against global warming and peak oil and we need to arm ourselves with photovoltaic technology
- 2007/08/10: Forbes: IEA keeps 2007, 2008 demand forecasts unchanged, calls for more OPEC oil
- 2007/08/10: SCTimes: Technology isn't going to rescue us from oil
The new U.S. Energy Information Administration 2007 Annual Energy Outlook projects a continuing increase in U.S. daily oil consumption. It is expected to rise to 26.8 million barrels a day in 2030, from 20.7 million in 2005. Oil imports are projected to rise from 13 million barrels per day to 17 million. The EIA also forecasts that polluting coal's share of electric energy production will rise from 49.93 percent in 2005 to 57.44 percent in 2030.
Highly touted ethanol is projected to be less than 1 percent of U.S. energy supply in 2030. Wind is forecast at just 0.89 percent of electric energy fuel in 2030, up from 0.33 percent in 2005.
This is in stark contrast to the "alternate energy -- technology will save us" rhetoric blowing in our federal and state capitals. And it also points to the tough choices and realities Americans face in the coming years. This EIA data have dire implications for our energy security, global warming, atmosphere quality and our massive trade deficits.
- 2007/08/10: GristMill: But solar only works when the sun is shining! [G24i's technology is based on a coloured dye and tiny crystals of titanium oxide...]
- 2007/08/10: Maribo: Energy intensity and the challenge that lies ahead
- 2007/08/10: IR^2: Solar Thermal
- 2007/08/10: OilChange: Algeria Looks to the Sun
- 2007/08/10: AfterGutenberg: Stoke, Stoke, Stoke that Power Plant
- 2007/08/10: CTB: Payback
- 2007/08/06: CTB: Plan C
- 2007/08/09: PeakEnergy: Energy Transitions Past and Future
- 2007/08/09: EnvFin: US wind industry expects to add 3,000MW in 2007
- 2007/08/07: WSJ:ER: Crude Selloff Continues
- 2007/08/07: JVail: Why Oil Will Hit $100/Barrel
- 2007/08/07: EnergyBulletin: Peak oil: what's ahead?
- 2007/08/08: SciAlert: Revolutionary report on future of oil
- 2007/08/07: PhysOrg: Heat wave may stress nation's power system [as temperatures in the Midwest and South approach 100 degrees]
- 2007/08/06: CSpin: Open source energy policy development
- 2007/08/06: KSJT: AP: Hot dry rocks: lots of energy, free for the getting, green as can be, but not cheap either
- 2007/08/06: AllAfrica: EastAfricanStandard: Three Hard Truths About the World's Energy Crisis
- 2007/08/06: CBC: Companies drill deep in quest for Earth's heat as energy alternative
Clive Cutler has posted a major article on energy transitions:
- 2007/08/08: OilDrum: Energy Transitions Past and Future
One has to be amazed by experts who seem to be unable to multitask:
- 2007/08/08: Eureka: Net energy [aka EROEI] -- a useless, misleading and dangerous metric, says expert
- 2007/08/09: NEN: Prof [Bruce Dale] Disses EROEI Stats
The arithmetic of coal carbon is striking home:
- 2007/08/11: TreeHugger: Should A Coal-Fired Power Plant Be Replaced Or Retrofitted?
- 2007/08/10: TruthOut: Clean coal - Why is nobody buying it?
- 2007/08/10: GWWatch: Fine ceramic tubes cut carbon dioxide out of coal-fired power
Biofuel bickering abounds:
- 2007/08/07: FuturePundit: Corn Ethanol Driving Up Prices Of Farm Lands
- 2007/08/09: FuturePundit: Cellulose Competitive With Corn For Ethanol Production?
- 2007/08/09: GristMill: Biofuels: politically effed, technologically still promising
- 2007/08/09: CPunch: The Dark Side of Agrofuels
- 2007/08/09: TreeHugger: A Better Way to Make Biofuel
- 2007/08/08: Eureka: Biofuel economics - Production costs of advanced biofuels is similar to grain-ethanol
- 2007/08/09: Yahoo: Japan looks to turn straw into biofuel amid price crunch
- 2007/08/09: IR^2: Bob Dinneen Responds to Rolling Stone [ethanol]
- 2007/08/08: KSJT: NYTimes: In Biz section, a look at turning biofuel waste into big bioprofits
- 2007/08/07: GristMill: Biofuels fueling conflict
- 2007/08/06: TMOS: The Ethanol Threat
- 2007/08/06: Guardian(UK): National Express quits biofuel experiment - Green energy source 'may do more harm than good'
To nuke or not to nuke, that is the glowing question:
- 2007/08/10: CPunch: The New Fierce Battle Over Nuclear Power - Radioactive Bailout in Advance
- 2007/08/08: TEB: Who said Nuclear Plants Aren't Good for Us?
Yes we have peak oil:
- 2007/08/11: CasaubonsBook: Here's What Peak Oil Actually Looks Like
- 2007/08/10: E&C: Peak Oil Hits the Third World - High Oil Prices Bring Energy Shortages
- 2007/08/05: CanWest: Get ready for oil supplies to dwindle, experts warn
And then there is the matter of efficiency & conservation:
- 2007/08/09: TreeHugger: Denmark's 30-Year Drive To Energy Efficiency: A Profile In Culture Change
Automakers & lawyers, engineers & activists argue over the future of the car:
- 2007/08/11: IR^2: How to Kill the SUV and Save the World
- 2007/08/09: PlanetArk: Tesla All-Electric Roadster to Hit Road by Year End
- 2007/08/06: PRWatch: Grrrrrreenwash [Saab]
- 2007/08/06: SF Gate: Plug-in Prius turns heads - Ferrari of hybrids
- 2007/08/05: SF Gate: Electric cars waiting for roadworthy batteries
- 2007/08/05: IR^2: The Ultra-Light Loremo
Ford's CEO has called for a gas tax to avoid CAFE regulation:
- 2007/08/09: PlanetArk: Ford Says US Gas Tax an Option in Energy Debate
- 2007/08/09: ENN: Ford CEO Says Fuel Economy Standards Are Market Distorting
- 2007/08/08: Yahoo: US should consider gas tax: Ford chief [Allan Mulally]
- 2007/08/09: GMB: It is rare to see a CEO call for a tax on a complementary product, but it can happen if the alternative is worse [Ford, gas tax]
The reaction of business to climate change will be critical:
- 2007/08/09: ENN: Technology Companies Tout Greener Credentials, but Significant Improvements Are Distant
- 2007/08/09: EnvFin: Business must do better on climate change reporting - ACCA
- 2007/08/06: TruthOut: Environmentalism for Billionaires [Greenwash BS]
The carbon lobby are up to the usual:
- 2007/08/09: PRWatch: Global Warming is STILL Good for You!
- 2007/08/10: Deltoid: Global warming totally disproved again
- 2007/08/09: TCE: US Faces the Real Global Warming Hoax [newsweek]
- 2007/08/09: NatureCF: Climate scientists' views on climate change: a survey [von Storch & Bray]
- 2007/08/08: AFTIC: An Easy 100,000 Dollars? ... or a fool and their 15$ parted?
- 2007/08/09: Stoat: Bray and von S
- 2007/08/09: Deltoid: Bray's useless survey published?
- 2007/08/09: Deltoid: Rajendra Pachauri verballed by the Australian
- 2007/08/09: RealClimate: Transparency of the IPCC process
- 2007/08/09: CCM: "Don't Know Much About Hurricanes"--the New Hit Song by Steven D. Levitt
- 2007/08/08: Reasic: Green Myth-Busting: Occam's Razor
- 2007/08/08: ClimateP: Global Warming, Tsunamis, and Michael Crichton's Big Blunder
- 2007/08/08: ClimateP: The "Other Planets Are Warming" Myth
- 2007/08/08: GristMill: Cognitive dissonance and climate change skepticism
- 2007/08/08: WarmingLaw: My Favorite Martian Myth Busted
- 2007/08/08: Deltoid: Steve Milloy's new latest scam
- 2007/08/08: C411: The Vampire that Won't Die
- 2007/08/08: TreeHugger: Coal Executive Attacks Global Warming With His Miners Trapped Below
- 2007/08/06: CCM: Second Law of Thermodynamics Versus the Greenhouse Effect? Please
Newsweek's article on denial echoed widely:
- 2007/08/11: CSpin: Newsweek's history of "The Denial Machine"
- 2007/08/08: KSJT: Newsweek: The truth about denial
- 2007/08/08: GristMill: Newsweek takes on deniers without faux balance
- 2007/08/07: BSD: Newsweek says "Denialists! Denialists! Denialists!"
- 2007/08/06: ClimateP: Newsweek Believes "Global Warming is a Hoax"
- 2007/08/05: CSW: Newsweek cover story focuses on the global warming denial machine
- 2007/08/06: Deltoid: The denial industry
- 2007/08/06: MSNBC: The Truth About Denial - Global-Warming Deniers: A Well-Funded Machine
S. McIntyre noticed a Y2K bug in GISS data and the deniers blew it up:
- 2007/08/10: RealClimate: 1934 and all that
- 2007/08/11: MongaBay: Controversy over flawed NASA climate data changes little
- 2007/08/12: ClimateP: Must Read from RealClimate
- 2007/08/11: BCLSB: Hansen On McIntyre
- 2007/08/11: BDL: Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps?
- 2007/08/10: HillHeat: What Is the Hottest Year on Record?
- 2007/08/10: BCLSB: The "Value" Of McIntyre's Discovery
- 2007/08/09: BCLSB: Schmidt Responds To "Problem" In GISTEMP U.S. Temperature Data
- 2007/08/08: BCLSB: Give The Denier His Due
One must appreciate people who take the time to debunk dog-day silliness:
- 2007/08/10: GristMill: A mile in my shoes
Then there was the usual news and commentary:
- 2007/07/30: GP: Project Hot Seat -- Heating Up Congress
- 2007/08/10: ClimateP: The Best Air Travel Offset Ever
- 2007/08/10: DeSmogBlog: Scientists Countdown to Boiling Point
- 2007/08/10: CChange: A Perspective On Global Warming
- 2007/08/10: ABC(Au): Arctic glacier breaks, tourists hurt by giant wave
- 2007/08/09: GristMill: World's first carbon (and car) free city planned [Abu Dhabi]
- 2007/08/09: FergusB: About some misapprehensions regarding climate models and climate change
- 2007/08/08: PlanetArk: Philippines' Arroyo Puts Climate Change on Agenda
- 2007/08/08: IGHIH: Dodging the Tipping Points?
- 2007/08/07: Guardian(UK): Star of hit show 24 fights global warming 'crime'
- 2007/08/07: KSJT: Science News: On the fuzziness of climate models and lots more
- 2007/08/07: RealClimate: The CO2 problem in 6 easy steps
- 2007/08/07: CCM: Failure to Frame: Faith Based Global Warming?!
- 2007/08/07: DeSmogBlog: New UN Website on Climate Change
- 2007/08/07: CCurrents: Concerning Catastrophes And Cooperation
- 2007/08/06: EnergyBulletin: Building on Kyoto [Monbiot review]
- 2007/08/06: TreeHugger: The Problem Is Us - U.S. Data Center Growth Spawning Climate Disaster
- 2007/08/06: PlanetArk: Global Warming Fight May Get Boost from Ozone Plan
And here are a couple of sites you may find interesting and/or useful:
- ACP: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics - Recent Final Revised Papers
- ACPD: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics - Papers in Open Discussion
- TCD: The Cryosphere - Papers in Open Discussion
- HYDE: The History Database of the Global Environment
- C&I: Climate and Insurance News
- The Climate Registry
- OtF: Open the Future
- Gateway to the UN System's Work on Climate Change
- Head in a Cloud - Troposphere and Stratosphere meet Blogosphere
- CCN: Climate Change News
- Climate Justice - enforcing climate change law
- True Cost Economics
- 2006/07/18: ISIS: Global Warming Is Happening
The monsoon rains and aftermath are again the major event of the week affecting millions:
A couple of other Arctic stories:
James Hansen continues to make waves:
Sea levels are rising:
Yes we have no wacky weather, except:
The debate over the optimal strategy [carbon trading, carbon offsets and/or a carbon tax] to use in dealing with GHGs continues:
Low Key Plug
PS. You can access the previous postings of this series here
"The UN and the World Bank issued recently an extensive report on the state of the world. It did not make for an amusing read. Out of the 25 natural resources sustaining life on Earth, nearly 20 are endangered." -Timo Mäkelä