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Another Week of GW News, September 16, 2007
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- Top Stories, NorthWest Passage, Polar Bears, Boiling Lakes, Monsoon, African Floods, APEC
- Hurricanes, Ozone, Sea Levels, ENSO, Satellites, DSCOVR
- Impacts, Coral, Desertification, Wacky Weather, Floods & Droughts, Biofuel & Food
- Mitigation, Transportation, Aviation, Sequestration, Adaptation
- Journals, Misc. Science
- Kyoto, Bali, Carbon Trade, Optimal Carbon Reduction Strategy
- Politics, International, Club Madrid, UN Desertification Meeting, Security
- America, Britain, Europe, Australia, China, Canada
- Ecological Economics, Apocalypso, IPAT, Media, Books, Courts
- Energy, Coal, Biofuel, Nukes, Efficiency, Cars, Business, Insurance, Carbon Lobby
- The Usual, Useful Links
- Shameless Self Promotion
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- 2007/09/03: Onion: Nameless Hurricane That Much More Terrifying
The fabled NorthWest Passage is open from end to end:
- 2007/09/16: PhysOrg: Arctic Ice Melt Opens Northwest Passage
- 2007/09/15: ERabett: The Northwest Passage is open for business
- 2007/09/16: HuffPo: Arctic Ice Melt Opens Northwest Passage
- 2007/09/16: Guardian(UK): Arctic thaw opens fabled trade route - For centuries explorers sought the Northwest Passage. Global warming has finally opened it up
- 2007/09/15: ABC(Au): Arctic ice passage retreating at record levels: report
- 2007/09/15: SwissInfo: Arctic sea route opens as ice melts
- 2007/09/14: CBC: Record sea ice loss opens Northwest Passage
- 2007/09/14: BBC: Ice loss opens Northwest Passage
The most direct route through the Northwest Passage has opened up fully for the first time since records began, the European Space Agency (ESA) says.
- 2007/09/14: PhysOrg: Satellites witness lowest Arctic ice coverage in history
- 2007/09/14: inel: ESA satellite images record lowest Arctic ice cover
- 2007/09/14: TreeHugger: Picture of the Day: Northwest Passage
- 2007/09/14: SciDaily: Sea Ice Is Getting Thinner
- 2007/09/14: ESA: Satellites witness lowest Arctic ice coverage in history
- 2007/09/13: PhysOrg: The sea ice is getting thinner
- 2007/09/13: AWI: The sea-ice is getting thinner -- A closer look at the climate and ecosystem of the Arctic Ocean
- 2007/09/11: FergusB: Northern Sea Route and sea ice update
- 2007/09/10: ABC(US): Arctic Ice Continues Record Melting - Arctic Ice the Size of Florida Gone in a Week
- 2007/09/09: Oregonian: Greenland ice melt shocks scientists
So the polar bears are front & centre:
- 2007/09/14: C411: Grim Outlook for Polar Bears
- 2007/09/11: AlaskaReport: Most polar bears will die after loss of ice
- 2007/09/11: ClimateP: Will polar bears go extinct by 2030? -- Part II
- 2007/09/10: TruthOut: The Appalling Fate of the Polar Bear, Symbol of the Arctic
- 2007/09/10: Stoat: Charismatic Megafauna
- 2007/09/10: NatureCF: Polar bears disappear
- 2007/09/10: ClimateP: Will polar bears go extinct by 2030? -- Part I
- 2007/09/10: BBC: US predicts polar bear meltdown
Two-thirds of the world's polar bears will be gone by the middle of the century, says a US government agency. The US Geological Survey (USGS) says parts of the Arctic are losing summer ice so fast that no bears will be able to live there within several decades
- 2007/09/16: CanWest: Getting warmed up
- 2007/09/14: CBC: Denmark, Greenland invite Canada [United States, Norway and Russia] to talks over North Pole claims
While you contemplate an ice free Arctic, note that the Antarctic has record high sea ice:
- 2007/09/15: Stoat: Antarctic sea ice
This strikes me as a powerful symbol:
- 2007/09/07: UAF: Researcher finds lake boiling with methane
- 2007/09/15: SciDaily: Lakes Boiling With Methane Discovered In Alaska
- 2007/09/13: FergusB: Another feedback mechanism in the Arctic
- 2007/09/12: KSJT: NPR: Alaska's bubbling methane
And here is another feedback mechanism to consider:
- 2007/09/12: ClimateP: The desertification-global warming feedback
South Asia is still being afflicted by the monsoon:
- 2007/09/16: AFP: 29 more die in South Asia floods
- 2007/09/11: BBC: S Asia flood devastation worsens
The number of people made homeless by flooding in north-east India and Bangladesh has risen to some 1.5 million, officials say. India's Assam state is suffering its third wave of floods this year, caused by heavy rains over the past four days. The army has evacuated 800,000 people as the Brahmaputra rive and its tributaries flow at danger levels. Downstream in Bangladesh, officials say half a million people are affected and many have been moved to safer places
- 2007/09/10: TerraDaily: Over one million hit by fresh floods in India, Bangladesh
- 2007/09/11: PlanetArk: Fresh Flooding Leaves Millions Homeless in South Asia
- 2007/09/11: PlanetArk: Thousands Stranded as Bangladesh Flood Spreads
- 2007/09/11: ENN: Flooding leaves 3.5 million people homeless in India
- 2007/09/10: PlanetArk: Thousands Flee Homes as Fresh Floods Hit Bangladesh
- 2007/09/09: TerraDaily: 15 dead in Nepal floods, landslides
- 2007/09/10: ENN: Thousands stranded as Bangladesh flood spreads
- 2007/09/10: BBC: At least seven people have died in flash floods in India's north-eastern state of Assam, officials said
And flooding across West, Central and East Africa has affected millions:
- 2007/09/16: AFP: 29 more die in South Asia floods
- 2007/09/16: BBC: Severe flooding across Africa has wrecked hundreds of thousands of homes and left many people vulnerable to water-borne diseases...
- 2007/09/15: BBC: Rains threaten flood-hit Africa
The UN is warning of fresh rains and outbreaks of water-borne disease across Africa, where flash floods have already affected more than one million people
- 2007/09/15: CBC: Flooding causes misery in several African countries
The British Broadcasting Corporation reported on Saturday that not a single country in West, Central and East Africa has been unaffected by the torrential rain. There are also been reports of flood-related deaths or homeless people in Burkina Faso, Togo and Ghana, as well as Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, Liberia, Chad, Senegal, Kenya and Mali
- 2007/09/14: BBC: Health fears after Ghana floods
Flooding from torrential rain has devastated large areas of northern Ghana, and left thousands of people vulnerable to waterborne diseases. At least 20 people have died in the floods, which have submerged land which produces food for the entire country. Almost 400,000 people have lost their homes, a spokeswoman from the Ghana Red Cross told the BBC. Parts of northern Togo have also been affected and 34,000 people have been displaced there, the government says. At least 20 Togolese have also been killed, while 101 bridges and 46 schools have been destroyed.
- 2007/09/14: ENN: Floods kill 15 in Rwanda, leave 1,000 homeless
Greece is voting today with the wildfires being a major issue:
- 2007/09/16: BBC: Fires main issue as Greece votes
- 2007/09/16: AFP: Greece heads to the polls under pall of fire tragedy
Late commentary on APEC:
- 2007/09/10: ABC(Au): APEC climate declaration just hot air: [Greens Senator Bob] Brown
- 2007/09/10: Maribo: Resolution at the APEC summit. Well, sort of.
- 2007/09/09: Maribo: Final word on the APEC summit
- 2007/09/09: MTobis: Agreeing to work to agree to work to...
- 2007/09/09: ENN: Does APEC merely add to global warming?
- 2007/09/10: OilChange: APEC Leaders Perform "Stunt" Over Climate
- 2007/09/10: CanWest: Developing countries say they were bullied at APEC - Canada declares focus on climate change a success
While the Canadian and Australian prime ministers touted weekend discussions on climate change with their fellow Pacific Rim partners as an unprecedented success, several developing countries suggested yesterday that the wealthy nations around the table tried to bully them into endorsing a declaration that could undermine the international Kyoto Protocol
- 2007/09/10: TStar: Leaders hail new climate plan
Australian Prime Minister John Howard all but buried the Kyoto climate change accord yesterday as he hailed a controversial agreement among 21 Pacific Rim leaders that endorses an unspecified but common long-term global target to cut greenhouse gases
- 2007/09/10: Globe&Mail: Eureka in Sydney: 'aspirational' climate-change goals
The hurricane wars are ticking along with Ingrid, Humberto & Felix:
- 2007/09/16: Wunderground: No change to Ingrid; possible Gulf of Mexico storm this week
- 2007/09/15: Wunderground: Ingrid disintigrating under high wind shear
- 2007/09/15: DailyIndia: Nicaragua suffering from hurricane Felix
- 2007/09/13: ERabett: There is nothing new in the eye of the hurricane
- 2007/09/14: Wunderground: Ingrid is born; Humberto and Felix--a sign of climate change?
- 2007/09/14: PlanetArk: Hurricane Humberto Slams Into Texas Coast
- 2007/09/14: ENN: Gulf Coast Recovering From Humberto
- 2007/09/14: SciDaily: How Will Hurricanes Affect Evacuation Along Coastal Roadways?
- 2007/09/13: AP: Humberto Sneaks Up on U.S. Gulf Coast
- 2007/09/13: CCM: A Troubling Hurricane Humberto Record
- 2007/09/13: CCM: Dear Hurricane Humberto: Stay the Hell Away From New Orleans
- 2007/09/13: Wunderground: Hurricane Humberto surprises Texas and Louisiana
- 2007/09/12: Wunderground: Humberto's winds rising as it approaches landfall
- 2007/09/13: ENN: Hurricane Humberto slams into Texas
- 2007/09/13: BBC: Texas drenched by tropical storm
Heavy rain has been falling in Texas after Hurricane Humberto, the first hurricane to hit the US Gulf coast in two years, came ashore on Thursday. One person was reported to have been killed and there were fears of flash flooding in areas already inundated in the wettest summer in 100 years. Power was knocked out in some districts by Humberto's 85mph (140km/h) winds
- 2007/09/12: GristMill: Katrina revisited - John McQuaid explains the lessons we should have learned from Hurricane Katrina
- 2007/09/12: Wunderground: Humberto will bring serious flooding to Texas and Louisiana; TD 8 strengthening in the Atlantic
- 2007/09/11: Wunderground: September hurricane outlook; Bill Proenza returns to his old job
- 2007/09/10: DailyGreen: Look Out for More Hurricanes: La Nina Is Here
- 2007/09/10: CCM: La Nina and the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season
- 2007/09/10: Wunderground: Gabrielle gone; next system to watch is 91L
- 2007/09/10: BBerg: Hurricane Scientists Flubbed Forecasts for Two Years
Want to try to stop a hurricane?
- 2007/09/11: PhysOrg: Micro-dust could tame hurricanes: study
An ozone and GW interaction?
- 2007/09/15: Yahoo: Global climate change, ozone layer are tied: UN official [Achim Steiner]
- 2007/09/13: Eureka: NASA keeps eye on ozone layer amid Montreal Protocol's success
While on the ENSO front:
- 2007/09/10: CCM: NOAA Makes It Official: La Nina Has Arrived
Sea levels are rising:
- 2007/09/15: HuffPo: Slideshow: Photos Show Global Warming Overtaking [US] Cities
- 2007/09/16: ABC(US): What Global Warming Looks Like - New Report Visualizes Impact of Sea Level Rise on U.S. Coastal Cities
- 2007/09/14: ABC(Au): Sinking Tuvalu pleads for global warming action
- 2007/09/14: PlanetArk: Tuvalu, About to Disappear, Pleas on Global Warming
- 2007/09/13: TreeHugger: Tuvalu to World: Help!
- 2007/09/13: DeSmogBlog: Sinking Pacific island [Tuvalu] pleads for global warming action
Meanwhile in near earth orbit:
- 2007/09/11: Atmoz: Aerosol Measurements with the Glory Satellite [should be launched in 2008]
The campaign to uncover DSCOVR [Deep Space Climate Observatory] rolls on:
- 2007/09/14: DeSmogBlog: Bushies Bash Climate Satellites (beyond DSCOVR)
- 2007/09/13: Stoat: DSCOVR / Triana / Goresat
- 2007/09/13: DeSmogBlog: Uncover DSCOVR Part 3: Digging for Answers from NASA
More GW impacts are being seen:
- 2007/09/16: CanWest: Inuit elder remembers when ice was ice
- 2007/09/14: ABC(Au): Climate change threatens Queensland's Aus$6b reef tourism industry
- 2007/09/14: DeSmogBlog: WHO traces rise in malaria cases, other health threats, to global warming
- 2007/09/12: PhysOrg: Experts: Europe Heating Up Faster
Climate change is affecting Europe faster than the rest of the world and rising temperatures could transform the Mediterranean into a salty and stagnant sea, Italian experts said Wednesday
- 2007/09/13: PhysOrg: Experts: Climate Change Puts Sea at Risk
- 2007/09/13: PlanetArk: Climate Change is Faster in Italy - Minister
- 2007/09/12: Google:AP: Experts: Climate Change Puts [Mediterranean] Sea at Risk
- 2007/09/12: Guardian(UK): Threatened species Red List shows escalating 'global extinction crisis'
- 2007/09/11: EarthTimes: Global warming stops New Zealand mountain climbs
- 2007/09/11: TerraDaily: Mediterranean's rich marine life under threat: study
- 2007/09/11: TerraDaily: Expert says climate change will spread global disease
- 2007/09/12: WUStL: Ecologist reports dire devastation of snake species following floods of '93, '95
- 2007/09/11: Yahoo: Mediterranean's rich marine life under threat: study
- 2007/09/10: NatGeo: Global Warming May Be Keeping Gray Whale Numbers Down
- 2007/09/11: Yahoo: Expert says climate change will spread global disease
Corals are dying:
- 2007/09/13: SciDaily: Corals Added To IUCN Red List Of Threatened Species For First Time
- 2007/09/12: Eureka: Corals added to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species for first time - Climate change, over-fishing blamed for threats to marine life
Desertification looms as a threat:
- 2007/09/13: TerraDaily: Climate change and desertification two sides of same coin
- 2007/09/13: PlanetArk: Climate More Than Land Misuse Spreading Deserts - UN
Climate change has become the prime cause of an accelerating spread of deserts which threatens the world's drylands, the United Nations' top climate official [Yvo de Boer] said on Wednesday
- 2007/09/14: CBC: Canada's typical summer getting hotter, agency says - Nunavut records highest above-average temperatures
- 2007/09/12: NOAA News: Warm summer in U.S. ends with record heat in South, Widespread drought continues in Southeast, West
We have heatwaves and wild fires:
- 2007/09/14: PlanetArk: Paraguay Battles its Worst-Ever Forest Fires - Declares a national state of emergency
- 2007/09/13: PlanetArk: Paraguay Declares Emergency as Forest Fires Rage
And speaking of floods & droughts:
- 2007/09/16: Yahoo: Australia says some water cuts permanent
- 2007/09/14: Novosti: Drought leaves 12,000 without drinking water in southern Russia
- 2007/09/13: TheAge: Aussie drought pushing up US good prices
- 2007/09/12: Delmarvanow: Maryland crop outlook worsens as drought's effects grow clearer
- 2007/09/14: NewsObserver: Most of state [North Carolina] declared disaster area due to drought
- 2007/09/14: ENN: Alaskans Flee Village Under Flood Threat
- 2007/09/12: JQuiggin: Running out of water
- 2007/09/13: PlanetArk: Sudan Floods Death Toll Hits 131, More Rain Expected
- 2007/09/13: JQuiggin: Running out of water
The conflict between biofuel and food persists:
- 2007/09/12: FergusB: Eating or heating; is this our choice?
- 2007/09/12: Yahoo: Japanese consumers feel the pinch of biofuel demand
- 2007/09/11: Yahoo: Biofuels offer cure worse than the disease OECD
- 2007/09/11: Google:UKPress: Farms 'to see energy crop takeover'
- 2007/09/12: HuffPo: Food And Energy Prices Are Spiking
And the troubling matter of falling food production is not going away:
- 2007/09/15: WaPo: Serious Dough -- Higher Wheat Prices Drive Up Bills for Grocery Staples
- 2007/09/13: CGDEV: World Agriculture Faces Serious Decline from Global Warming
- 2007/09/12: CNN: Droughts Drive Up Crop Prices, Spur Push For Engineered Seeds
- 2007/09/13: PlanetArk: World Crops Could Decline 16 Pct Due to Warming
- 2007/09/12: ENN: Global warming may cause world crop decline
- 2007/09/13: CanWest: Study warns of global-warming crop disaster - Agricultural decline predicted by 2080
- 2007/09/10: FN: Climate change: FAO urges changes to ensure food security
- 2007/09/13: SMH: Wheat stocks feeling the heat
- 2007/09/12: BBC: Wheat tops $9 mark for first time
Wheat prices have surged to a record, breaking through the $9 a bushel mark for the first time, fanning fears that the cost of bread will also increase. Prices have been driven higher because droughts in key crop regions including Australia have led to smaller harvests
- 2007/08/27: Time: Global Warming's Next Victim: Wheat
- 2007/09/10: Xinhuanet: FAO: Climate change threatens world food security
- 2007/09/09: EnergyBulletin: Low grain harvest, rising food prices and China's ethanol plan
Elsewhere on the mitigation front:
- 2007/09/14: TruthOut: Call for Paying Third World Countries to Save Rainforests
- 2007/09/13: TerraDaily: Slash global meat consumption to tackle climate change: Lancet paper
- 2007/09/13: PhysOrg: Eating Less Meat May Slow Climate Change
- 2007/09/13: TreeHugger: Three Million Trees Planted in Mexico City This Summer
- 2007/09/13: Guardian(UK): Can this really save the planet?
We are constantly told to switch the TV off standby, recycle our plastic bags and boil less water - but does focusing on the small, easy steps distract us from the bigger picture...
- 2007/09/12: ENN: Support builds for carbon cash to save forests
Consider transportation & GHG production:
- 2007/09/14: PlanetArk: Shipping Must Act on Air Emissions
Aviation has borne the brunt of environmentalists' ire for causing climate change but the global maritime industry could face similar pressure if it can't agree to curbs in greenhouse gases, industry experts warn
- 2007/09/13: Google:AP: Senate Rejects Proposed Amtrak Cuts
- 2007/09/10: PlanetArk: Curbing Ship Emissions Needs Global Rules - Chamber [of Shipping]
The world's shipping industry needs global regulations that are consistently enforced by the United Nations if it is to cut emissions, the chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping said on Friday
- 2007/09/13: PhysOrg: Green skies: Engineer's work may reduce jet travel's role in global warming
- 2007/09/13: OilChange: [UK] Tories Back Taxes on Flights
- 2007/09/13: Guardian(UK): Private jet firm [NetJets] makes carbon offsetting mandatory
As for carbon sequestration:
- 2007/09/12: GristMill: Parsing the carbon storage debate - 'Carbon-friendly' utilities may not necessarily be in the public interest
- 2007/09/11: CSM: Climate-change paradox: Greenhouse gas is Big Oil boon - With enough CO2 injected into declining oil fields, the US could see its petroleum reserves quadruple
- 2007/09/10: GristMill: 'Smooth the transition' - Carbon sequestration is a costly alternative to renewables, not a transition to them
While on the adaptation front:
- 2007/09/13: ERabett: On adaptation without mitigation
Meanwhile in the journals:
- 2007/09/13: CP: Spatial distribution of Pleistocene/Holocene warming amplitudes in Northern Eurasia inferred from geothermal data by D. Y. Demezhko et al.
- 2007/09/13: CP: Tropical cooling and the onset of North American glaciation by P. Huybers & P. Molnar
- 2007/09/14: ACP: The influence of cloud top variability from radar measurements on 3-D radiative transfer by F. Richter et al.
- 2007/09/14: ACPD: Estimation of the aerosol radiative forcing at ground level, over land, and in cloudless atmosphere, from METEOSAT-7 observation: method and first results by T. Elias & J.-L. Roujean
- 2007/09/13: ACPD: Influence of clouds on the spectral actinic flux density in the lower troposphere (INSPECTRO): overview of the field campaigns by S. Thiel et al.
- 2007/09/11: GRL: (ab$) Recent extreme near-surface permafrost temperatures on Svalbard in relation to future climate scenarios by K. Isaksen et al.
- 2007/09/10: TCD: High-resolution simulations of the surface mass balance of Greenland at the end of this century by G. Krinner & N. Julien
- 2007/09/12: ACP: Technical Note: Improved total atmospheric water vapour amount determination from near-infrared filter measurements with sun photometers by F. Mavromatakis et al.
- 2007/09/12: ACPD: Primary marine aerosol emissions: size resolved eddy covariance measurements with estimates of the sea salt and organic carbon fractions by E. D. Nilsson et al.
- 2007/09/12: ACPD: Properties of polar stratospheric clouds obtained by combined ACE-FTS and ACE-Imager extinction measurements by A. Y. Zasetsky et al.
- 2007/09/11: PNAS: Carbon dioxide enrichment alters plant community structure and accelerates shrub growth in the shortgrass steppe by Jack A. Morgan et al.
- 2007/09/11: PNAS: The effect of climate variations on the dynamics of pasture-livestock interactions under cooperative and noncooperative management by Kjell Arne Brekke
- 2007/09/11: PNAS: Impact of anthropogenic atmospheric nitrogen and sulfur deposition on ocean acidification and the inorganic carbon system by Scott C. Doney et al.
Before we get into politics, there was some science done:
- 2007/09/12: IHT: Scientists to build global network of underwater laboratories
- 2007/09/12: NSU: Neanderthals 'not killed by climate change' - Study suggests demise did not coincide with climate cooling
- 2007/09/14: TreeHugger: International Team Of Scientists To Test South Atlantic Carbon Sink In 2009
- 2007/09/13: PlanetArk: Ancient Shells Tell Tale of Climate Change - Study [via isotope concentrations]
- 2007/09/13: Eureka: Peat and forests save permafrost from melting
- 2007/09/13: BBC: The theory that an abrupt, catastrophic change in the climate extinguished the last Neanderthals is challenged in the journal Nature
- 2007/09/12: Eureka: New evidence on the role of climate in Neanderthal extinction
- 2007/09/11: SciDaily: Mathematics Of Ice To Aid Global Warming Forecasts
- 2007/09/11: SciDaily: Higher River Levels Predicted As More Carbon Dioxide Makes Plants Less Thirsty
- 2007/09/11: SciDaily: Studying Evidence From Ice Age Lakes
- 2007/09/10: SciDaily: Ocean Depths 'No Haven' From Global Catastrophes
- 2007/09/10: Eureka: Icy calculations on a hot topic - Mathematics of ice to aid global warming forecasts [how salt-saturated ocean water flows through sea ice]
The Schwartz discussion continues:
- 2007/09/16: Tamino: Climate Insensitivity [Schwartz]
- 2007/09/16: RealClimate: Climate Insensitivity [Schwartz]
The Pielke fan club just refuses to die:
- 2007/09/13: Atmoz: Reaction to Presentation by Dr. Roger Pielke
The build up to the Bali conference is beginning:
- 2007/09/12: PlanetArk: Sense of Urgency Greater Over Climate Deal - UK
- 2007/09/10: DeutscheWelle: Global Blame Game Continues at Berlin Climate Conference
During the opening of a two-day international environment conference in Berlin, developing and industrialized nations remained far apart on who should shoulder responsibility for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Hosting the conference, being held under the auspices of the Gleneagles Dialogue -- a post-Kyoto round of debate on climate protection, German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel emphasized the need to accelerate the marketing and spread of climate-friendly technologies. Gabriel said the United Nations Climate Conference being held in Bali in December should provide the "starting signal" for comprehensive talks on a new climate agreement for the period after 2012, when the Kyoto Protocol runs out. This had to contain a long-term goal, ambitious and obligatory commitments from the industrialized world, and fair contributions from the larger developing countries, he said.
- 2007/09/11: ENN: Top polluters to discuss hard climate goals [at Bali]
- 2007/09/10: ENN: Replacing Kyoto With Something Better Will Take Time, Germans Say
And on the carbon trading front:
- 2007/09/12: PlanetArk: EU Deputies Seek Delay for Airline Emissions Trade
The debate over the optimal strategy [carbon trading, carbon offsets and/or a carbon tax] to use in dealing with GHGs continues:
- 2007/09/13: GristMill: Sky Trust explained - Peter Barnes looks at carbon-capping methods
- 2007/09/13: GristMill: Which way to screw the consumer - WSJ on the carbon tax vs. cap-and-trade debate
Meanwhile on the international political front:
- 2007/09/09: ClimateP: A September Packed with Climate Conferences
- 2007/09/10: TreeHugger: Castro Wades Into Climate Change Debate
Here is a duplicitous lede:
- 2007/09/14: TruthOut: US, UN Stage Dueling Climate Meets
Are the United Nations and the United States trying to outdo each other by hosting two parallel summit meetings on the same subject - climate change - during the same week at the end of September? U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting a high-level meeting of world leaders on Sep. 24 in New York, while U.S. President George W. Bush has invited 20 of "the world's largest polluting countries" to a summit in Washington Sep. 27-28.
- 2007/09/10: GristMill: Backseat policy-making - Ex-heads of state tell current heads of state how to solve climate crisis [Club Madrid]
- 2007/09/11: HillHeat: Club of Madrid Proposal for a Post-Kyoto Framework
- 2007/09/09: Yahoo: New climate plan drawn up for G8 meet
A grouping of former heads of state will present a plan to G8 environment ministers meeting here Tuesday aimed at breaking the impasse between rich and poor countries over global warming
- 2007/09/16: ABC(Au): UN desertification plan fails after funding dispute
- 2007/09/14: Yahoo: Financial issues obstacle as UN desertification meeting winds down
- 2007/09/15: BBC: UN desertification budget setback
The United Nations has approved a 10-year strategic plan to tackle desertification, but has failed to reach an accord on the budget. The meeting of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification has ended in Madrid and is expected to move on to New York to try to sort out funding. The UN says desertification caused by climate change and unsuitable farming is a crisis of global proportions.
- 2007/09/13: ABC(Au): Global warming impact like nuclear war: [IISS] report
- 2007/09/12: CDreams: Reuters: Global Warming Impact Like "Nuclear War"
- 2007/09/12: ThinkP: Global warming may be like "nuclear war." [says IISS: International Institute for Strategic Studies]
- 2007/09/10: DeSmogBlog: A fresh voice sounds alarm over escalating threat of global warming [Turkish military]
And on the American political front:
- 2007/09/16: WarmingLaw: WashPost to EPA: Waive Now!
- 2007/09/16: SF Gate: Is California the world's last best hope against climate change?
- 2007/09/12: ADT: Pelosi sees higher mileage standards combating global warming
- 2007/09/13: SF Gate: Federal judge gives boost to states on limiting vehicle emissions
- 2007/09/13: SacBee: Emission ruling is a victory for state's policy
A federal judge decides for Vermont in a case brought by the auto industry that echoes a California law
- 2007/09/10: RegisterGuard: A failure to equip: Federal officials get no guidance on climate change
- 2007/09/12: LA Times: Oil giant [ConocoPhillips] agrees to fight greenhouse gases
- 2007/09/12: ADN: Warming reaction - Alaska's senators agree to act, but what course is best?
- 2007/09/11: GristMill: Markey and the FTC - Rep. Markey asks the Federal Trade Commission to investigate voluntary carbon offsets
- 2007/09/10: GristMill: Edwards not as green as you thought: When a ban isn't a ban
- 2007/09/10: GristMill: Edwards and 'compatibility' - John Edwards would not require that new coal plants sequester their CO2 emissions
- 2007/09/09: SF Chronicle: The issue of our time
There should be no doubt that global warming is the most compelling issue of our time. If unchecked, it will threaten our national security, stress our economy and degrade our quality of life in so many ways. Our willingness to confront this unprecedented heating of the planet is a test of our moral obligation to our children and their children.
Yet it remains a second-tier issue among the candidates for president of the United States. This is unacceptable.
- 2007/09/10: EnvEcon: Backdooring climate policy? [via endangered species, aka polar bears]
What will be the fate of the two Energy bills?
- 2007/09/14: HillHeat: Senators [statements] on Lieberman-Warner Draft [Bond, Inhofe, Boxer, Cardin & Sanders]
- 2007/09/13: TruthOut: Hopes Dim for Measures to Conserve Energy [US pol]
- 2007/09/13: ClimateP: Energy Bill Hurdles Could be Fatal Obstacles
- 2007/09/13: GristMill: Sigh - Hopes for energy bill this session fading
The NAS has issued a report on the Bush Climate Change Science Program:
- 2007/09/14: GristMill: More thwarting - Ladies and gentlemen, Bush's 'scientific enquiry' is still a sham [US CCSP]
- 2007/09/13: ThinkP: Bush climate change program "saddled with delays."
- 2007/09/13: ERabett: Whom you would destroy you first defund (Part 23) [NAS on US CCSP]
- 2007/09/14: MTobis: US Science panel complains re policy connection
- 2007/09/14: C411: What Has the Government's Climate Program Achieved?
- 2007/09/13: PhysOrg: [NRC] Report: Cutbacks Threaten [USCCSP] Climate Study
- 2007/09/13: HillHeat: National Academies Critiques U.S. Climate Change Science Program
Do you think this qualifies as self serving agency propaganda?
- 2007/09/13: Eureka: US Climate Change Science Program making good progress in documenting and understanding changes
White House Science Adviser, Professor John Marburger, has acknowledged man-made warming:
- 2007/09/14: ThinkP: Defying Bush And Cheney, White House Science Adviser Acknowledges Man-Made Warming Is A Fact
- 2007/09/14: MongaBay: Bush aides say mankind responsible for global warming
- 2007/09/14: GristMill: Quote of the day - White House advisor reveals Bush view of climate change policy
- 2007/09/14: inel: "We strongly agree with the IPCC reports and support its conclusions" - US Chief Scientist [Professor John Marburger]
- 2007/09/14: BBC: Bush aide says warming man-made
The US chief scientist has told the BBC that climate change is now a fact. Professor John Marburger, who advises President Bush, said it was more than 90% certain that greenhouse gas emissions from mankind are to blame
- 2007/09/14: Yahoo: States are closer to trimming autos' CO2 emissions
- 2007/09/14: CSM: States are closer to trimming autos' CO2 emissions - The move by 12 states could coax Congress to pass efficiency limits
- 2007/09/14: WarmingLaw: States to Auto Industry: Get With the (Emissions-Cutting) Program!
- 2007/09/13: ClimateP: The Vermont Ruling and Hansen's climate primer
- 2007/09/13: TruthOut: States Get Boost in Push to Make Fuel Economy Rules - Judge Puts 43 MPG in View
- 2007/09/13: PhysOrg: Judge hits auto makers, allows Vermont to limit emissions
- 2007/09/12: CBS: Vermont Wins Legal Victory Over Automakers
- 2007/09/12: HillHeat: Judge: Vermont Can Set Greenhouse Gas Standards for Automobiles
- 2007/09/13: PlanetArk: US Court Upholds Tough Vermont Auto Emissions Law
- 2007/09/12: GristMill: Automakers lose - Vermont judge rules that Calif. and other states can implement tough tailpipe emission standards
- 2007/09/12: FreeP: Court rules against automakers in global warming case
A federal judge on Wednesday rejected the U.S. auto industry's attempt to block California and 14 other states from setting tough new fuel economy standards, saying the industry had not proved the regulations were illegal, unsafe or unattainable.
- 2007/09/12: C411: VT Court Rejects Automakers' Attempt to Continue Polluting
- 2007/09/12: AutoBG: Judge dumps automaker suit against state fuel economy rules
In the wake of the Vt. vs. Automakers ruling, State Governors are pushing for action:
- 2007/09/14: NEN: Wyoming Governor [Dave Freudenthal] demands federal action on emissions
- 2007/09/13: ENN: Governors to push state action on global warming
- 2007/09/12: Google:AP: Governors Seek Action on Global Warming
Governors want to expand state regulation of greenhouse gases in hopes of increasing pressure for federal action on global warming, the chairman of the National Governors Association said Wednesday. Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., said in an Associated Press interview that getting more states to limit greenhouse gases is a priority among clean energy issues for the group. Others include spurring energy conservation and broadening use of renewable fuels such as ethanol.
- 2007/09/12: GristMill: [US State] Governors to automakers: Get on board -- An open letter from 13 governors to U.S. automakers
Regarding the issue of religion & the environment:
- 2007/09/15: CourierPress: Environmental awareness taking root in conservative Christian churches
The Gore-apalooza is still bopping along:
- 2007/09/15: Yahoo: Al Gore heads to Emmy red carpet for Current TV
While in the UK:
- 2007/09/11: BizGreen: Change in political climate must inform green investments
We might have been forced to listen to nearly two years of the manure of political rhetoric to reach this point, but if the last few weeks are anything to go by the UK could soon see the green shoots of serious political action on climate change.
- 2007/09/11: inel: New 5-year Integrated Climate Programme for Met Office Hadley Centre
I suspect this proposal will raise a few hackles:
- 2007/09/10: Guardian(UK): Rationing project tests government plans to make pollution personal
Plans for the world's first personal carbon trading scheme, in which people buy and sell their rights to produce pollution, are unveiled today. The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA) is piloting a project later this year to test whether personal carbon trading could work on a large scale
- 2007/09/14: SciDaily: Emissions Targets For 2030 Will Only Be Reached By Banning Cars In London
- 2007/09/13: PhysOrg: Emissions targets for 2030 will only be reached by banning cars in London
British Tories have released a green plan:
- 2007/09/13: UK Conservatives: Blueprint for a green economy
- 2007/09/16: ClimateP: British tories put U.S. conservatives to shame
- 2007/09/15: TreeHugger: UK Conservatives Issued Strong Green Challenge From Within
- 2007/09/10: BBC: Tory group urges 'green rebate'
A stamp duty rebate for home-buyers who improve domestic energy efficiency is to be proposed by the Conservatives' Quality of Life policy group this week. It also proposes council tax and VAT cuts - and capping the energy use of appliances like TVs and fridges. As details of Thursdays report emerged, leader David Cameron said he would put up green taxes "and use the proceeds to reduce taxes elsewhere".
- 2007/09/13: TerraDaily: EU proposes easing grain rules to help fight high prices
- 2007/09/14: PlanetArk: Merkel Backs German Carmakers' CO2 Stance
- 2007/09/14: Guardian(UK): EU urged to halt set-aside to boost grain production
- 2007/09/12: GristMill: The good German - German Chancellor Merkel focuses on climate change
- 2007/09/10: PlanetArk: [European Environment Commissioner, Stavros] Dimas Says Carmakers Missing CO2 Target Face Fines
- 2007/09/10: PlanetArk: Merkel Urges German Carmakers to Cut Emissions
Meanwhile in Australia:
- 2007/09/16: ABC(Au): Native forests vital in climate change fight, green groups say
- 2007/09/11: ABC(Au): Business in the dark on carbon trading: [AIG] survey
A new report shows 40 per cent of Australian companies have no understanding of emissions trading schemes.
- 2007/09/11: ABC(Au): Business wants to act on carbon emissions: [AIG: Australian Industry Group] survey
- 2007/09/11: ABC(Au): Industry concern on climate change 'encouraging'
- 2007/09/11: ABC(Au): Commonwealth [Aus. Fed Gov't] urged to rescue NSW carbon scheme
And in China:
- 2007/09/12: PlanetArk: China Suspends Plan to Convert Farmland Into Forest
- 2007/09/12: ChinaDaily: Climate - a problem for all nations
- 2007/09/11: People's Daily: China to vigorously promote energy conservation, Vice Premier says
China will vigorously promote energy conservation and emissions reduction to tackle climate change and promote sustainable development, Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan said on Tuesday
- 2007/09/10: CanWest: Green ambition - Harper's rhetoric
- 2007/09/09: DeSmogBlog: Proud to be Canadian: NOT!
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, speaking today at the close of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Sydney, said, "I'm also very pleased that the Sydney Declaration mirrors the Canadian climate change approach on many levels." By which he clearly meant: We're not planning to do anything about it, either.
- 2007/09/14: CanWest: NDP plans to put 'dead' Kyoto bill back into play
The federal New Democrats plan to embarrass the Tories by reintroducing the clean-air and climate-change legislation that died in the last Parliament. NDP environment critic Nathan Cullen said he will table a private-member's bill soon after federal politicians return to the Commons in October. The original government legislation, Bill C-30, was rewritten by the three opposition parties in a special committee last winter. Their goal was to force the government to live up to the provisions of the Kyoto Accord. The bill would impose tougher targets on large industrial polluters, such as the oilsands sector in Alberta, in a way that would translate into higher financial penalties. But Prime Minister Stephen Harper killed the bill when he announced his intention to shut down Parliament and start a new session with a throne speech.
- 2007/09/13: Canoe: Dion caught in Kyoto cloud
Federal bureaucrats questioned whether Canada could meet its Kyoto Accord commitments even before the Conservatives took power, according to a ministerial briefing...
- 2007/09/09: CanWest: Climate showdown headed for courts - Lawsuit filed over Kyoto Protocol might be an omen of things to come
The tricky question of the oil sands looms:
- 2007/09/14: GristMill: O Canada, what are you doing? Tar sands are the enemy of the planet
And the issue of Canada & GNEP is lurking:
- 2007/09/14: TCE: Canada to Accept Nuclear Waste
The movement toward a long term ecologically viable economics is glacial:
- 2007/09/13: EnvEcon: My review of Nordhaus' review of the Stern Review
- 2007/09/11: ClimateP: Harvard economist disses most climate cost-benefit analyses
- 2007/09/12: CCurrents: The End Of The World?
- 2007/09/13: CCurrents: The Revolution That Is Arising From The Earth
- 2007/09/11: CPunch: Specters of Malthus: Scarcity, Poverty, Apocalypse
- 2007/09/11: CCurrents: An Essential Paradigm Shift's Needed ASAP!
The IPAT [Impact = Polulation * Affluence * Technology] issue raises its head:
- 2007/09/12: AlterNet: Does Our Planet Have Too Many People?
- 2007/09/10: Guardian(UK): Greens need to grasp the nettle: aren't there just too many people?
Reducing consumption is imperative, but it's pointless to cut out meat and cars while having lots of children
- 2007/09/15: inel: BAMS editorial by Ryan and Toohey-Morales on Communicating Climate Change
- 2007/09/14: inel: Telegraph Road
Here is something for your library:
- 2007/09/: WWI: Vital Signs 2007 - 2008
- 2007/09/14: PlanetArk: Many of Earth's "Vital Signs" in Bad Shape - Report [More wood was removed from forests in 2005 than ever before...]
- 2007/09/14: ENN: Window to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change Closing
Consumption of energy and many other critical resources is consistently breaking records, disrupting the climate and undermining life on the planet, according to the latest Worldwatch Institute report, Vital Signs 2007-2008
- 2007/09/09: Zone5: [Book Review] _Renewable Energy Cannot Sustain a Consumer Society_ by Ted Trainer
Meanwhile among the 'Sue the Bastards!' contingent:
- 2007/09/12: WarmingLaw: Victory in Vermont GHG Case
- 2007/09/13: WarmingLaw: Timing of Related GHG Case
- 2007/09/11: WarmingLaw: More Matthews Questions
- 2007/09/11: WarmingLaw: Fourth Circuiting the Environment?
Wrestling over a new energy infrastructure continues unabated:
- 2007/09/13: Reuters: Giant battery to store wind power planned
- 2007/09/15: AutoBG: Daihatsu develops a precious metal-free fuel cell
- 2007/09/11: FuturePundit: Heliovolt Thin Film Photovoltaics To Lower Costs
- 2007/09/12: FuturePundit: AVA Solar To Make Photovoltaics Cost Effective?
- 2007/09/14: PhysOrg: Japan's Daihatsu Motor touts new fuel cell technology [that eliminates the need for platinum]
- 2007/09/14: PlanetArk: [German utility] E.ON [AG] UK Plans Giant Battery to Store Wind Power
- 2007/09/14: SciDaily: Better Solar Cells? Method Safely Deposits Novel Metal Oxide Thin Films On Substrates
- 2007/09/10: IHT: New [IEA] energy agency chief sees household energy use rising in industrial countries
Despite the growing political commitment to tackling global warming, individual energy use and carbon emissions in the leading industrial countries have actually increased in recent years, the new head of a major energy advisory group said Monday. Nobuo Tanaka, the first non-European chosen to lead the International Energy Agency, said during an interview that Europe, Canada, Australia and particularly the United States had to do much more to increase energy efficiency if they wanted to have any credibility when calling on India and China to act
- 2007/09/13: PlanetArk: Giant US Utility [Southern Co.] Ponders Carbon Compliance Costs
- 2007/09/11: GristMill: Energy storage in the field - American Electric Power to install large battery banks to store wind energy
- 2007/09/11: C411: Cool New Energy Technologies
- 2007/09/12: PlanetArk: Conoco in Emissions Offset Deal at Calif. Refinery
- 2007/09/11: TreeHugger: "Fuel" from Salt Water?
- 2007/09/11: MSNBC: The State of Green [Energy]
- 2007/09/11: TEB: Maxwell to Develop Capacitors for Mercedes
- 2007/09/11: Eureka: Trade-offs reveal no clear favorites in alternative energy market
The arithmetic of coal carbon is striking home:
- 2007/09/12: NEN: Coal plant to offset emissions
- 2007/09/11: ClimateP: The WSJ (and Climate Progress) on Liquid Coal
- 2007/09/11: GristMill: Big Coal, anti-wind - Coal industry insider tapped to kill Cape Wind
- 2007/09/10: PlanetArk: Nevada Denies Plea to Delay  New Coal Power Plants
Biofuel bickering abounds:
- 2007/09/14: ROB: Is it too late to stop the ethanol con job?
- 2007/09/15: IR^2: USDA Cellulosic Ethanol Reality Check
- 2007/09/14: AutoBG: Why corn ethanol is especially bad for California
- 2007/09/13: GristMill: The lash is back - Stratfor analysis of the backlash against ethanol
- 2007/09/13: GristMill: The USDA goes all lukewarm on cellulosic ethanol - In related news, the '07 corn harvest will break records
- 2007/09/11: TAMU: To Maximize Biofuel Potential, Researchers Look for Sorghum’s ‘Sweet Spot’
- 2007/09/11: EUO: OECD questions EU rush to boost biofuels
- 2007/09/11: GristMill: 'OECD warns against biofuels subsidies' - Biofuels subsidies will only lead to increased food costs and habitat destruction
- 2007/09/11: Reuters: Biofuels may harm more than help [OECD]
- 2007/09/10: KSJT: NYTimes, Edmonton Sun, etc: All hail jatropha! Its seeds' oil is darned near a diesel substitute as is.
The nuclear energy controversy continues:
- 2007/09/14: ABC(Au): Reaction time: climate change and the nuclear option
- 2007/09/14: PlanetArk: British Split on New Nuclear Power Plants - Govt
- 2007/09/12: PlanetArk: US Nuclear Industry Inches Toward New Construction
- 2007/09/11: CDreams: Nuclear Power is Not the Answer by Ralph Nader
- 2007/09/11: PlanetArk: Who Will Foot the Nuclear Power Bill?
And then there is the matter of efficiency & conservation:
- 2007/09/12: TruthOut: Make Energy-Efficient Technology Mandatory, UN Expert [UNDP Marcel Alers] Says
- 2007/09/11: EurActiv: IEA sounds 'wake-up call' on energy savings
Automakers & lawyers, engineers & activists argue over the future of the car:
- 2007/09/14: AutoBG: Co-op America says "Plug-in Hybrids 'Yes,' Ethanol 'No'" to Ford, GM
- 2007/09/09: GristMill: Greentech and EEStor - Ultracapacitor company claims it will revolutionize electric cars
- 2007/09/13: PlanetArk: Carmakers Turn 'Green' But is it a Smokescreen?
- 2007/09/12: NewScientist: Redesigned petrol engine promises green gains
- 2007/09/: TechRev: Electric Cars 2.0 -- Plug-in hybrids could bring gas-free commutes. But will they make it to market?
Meanwhile in the "every problem is an opportunity in disguise" crowd:
- 2007/09/15: TreeHugger: Corporate Climate Response Conference: In Chicago [Sept 25-26]
- 2007/09/13: REA: Renewable Energy: Not Just Another Investment Bubble
Renewable energies and demand-side technologies have become the third largest investment class for venture capitalists (VC) in the U.S.
- 2007/09/15: SMH: Developers wake up to green dawn
Insurance and re-insurance companies are feeling the heat:
- 2007/09/13: EnvFin: Prince Charles leads insurers to ‘war’ on climate change [Climate Wise]
- 2007/09/13: Guardian(UK): Insurance industry joins climate change fight
- 2007/09/13: inel: ClimateWise insurance companies combat climate change
The carbon lobby are up to the usual:
- 2007/09/16: BCLSB: Deniers Rediscover The Hockey Stick!
- 2007/09/14: Reasic: Water Vapor = Feedback
- 2007/09/14: DeSmogBlog: Link between beef production and global warming sparks denialist outburst
- 2007/09/14: FergusB: Appeal to all rational intelligent skeptics
- 2007/09/13: Tamino: Unstoppable Hot Air
- 2007/09/13: Reasic: Welcome to Reasic, Phil [H2O vs CO2 forcings]
- 2007/09/13: TruthOut: The "Feel Good" Approach to Climate Distortion
- 2007/09/13: Stoat: Just in case you feel inclined to trust Monckton
- 2007/09/13: BCLSB: My Advice? Don't Let 'em FREEP Your Poll [denial]
- 2007/09/13: DeSmogBlog: Medieval Paintings Explode Global Warming Myth!
- 2007/09/12: DeSmogBlog: Easy to be Green if you stopped suing Green States
- 2007/09/03: Spiked: Is carbon-offsetting just eco-enslavement?
In offsetting his flights by sponsoring 'eco-friendly' hard labour in India, David Cameron has exposed the essence of environmentalism
- 2007/09/12: EarthTimes: Challenge to Scientific Consensus on Global Warming: Analysis Finds Hundreds of Scientists Have Published Evidence Countering Man-Made Global Warming Fears [Singer]
- 2007/09/12: StraightGoods: Greenland on verge of meltdown - Climate change deniers jump on NASA error; ignore collapse of Greenland Ice Sheet
- 2007/09/12: CDreams: The "Feel Good" Approach to Climate Distortion
- 2007/09/10: ClimateP: Introducing Eric Roston who corrects Tim Flannery about Bjorn Lomborg
- 2007/09/09: CCM: Adam Finkel Replies to Your Comments on Newsweek, Bob Samuelson, and Global Warming
- 2007/09/09: DeSmogBlog: Frank Maisano a DeSmogger?
The Lomborg hustle:
- 2007/09/14: BobPark: What's New -- 2) Climate Crap: A sequel by the "Skeptical Environmentalist." 3) Climate Research: How will climate change affect people?
- 2007/09/14: ClimateP: Debunking Bjorn Lomborg -- Part II, Misrepresenting Sea Level Rise
- 2007/09/13: ClimateP: Debunking Bjorn Lomborg ? Part I, The Great Polar Bear Irony
- 2007/09/13: C411: Bjorn Lomborg's Fundamental Mistake
- 2007/09/12: ClimateP: Debating Bjorn Lomborg, global warming delayer
- 2007/09/12: BSD: A legal perspective on Lomborg's nonsense
- 2007/09/12: DeSmogBlog: "'Cool It' is a stealth attack on humanity's future" [says Tim Flannery of Lomborg latest]
- 2007/09/10: GristMill: Battling the Borg - Some reviews and criticism of Bjorn Lomborg's new book Cool It
- 2007/09/11: MTobis: Taking Lomborg Seriously
- 2007/09/11: DeSmogBlog: "Skeptical environmentalist" says best fix for global warming is to make everybody wealthy
- 2007/09/11: NYT: ‘Feel Good’ vs. ‘Do Good’ on Climate
- 2007/09/09: BCLSB: Nuze U Can Abuze
The Oreskes/Schulte imbroglio:
- 2007/09/14: DeSmogBlog: Klaus Martin-Shulte remains silent on his climate change "research"
- 2007/09/14: DeSmogBlog: Shulte vs. Oreskes: Tim Lambert Updates
- 2007/09/14: CSpin: Latest blogstorm (Oreskes) fails to impress traditional media
- 2007/09/11: ERabett: Eli does a Schulte [with Google Scholar]
- 2007/09/11: DeSmogBlog: Who 'Framed' Naomi Oreskes?
- 2007/09/11: DeSmogBlog: The telling silence of Martin-Shulte and the Science and Public Policy Institute
- 2007/09/10: Denialism: Cut and paste denialism
- 2007/09/09: FergusB: Nonsensus
Then there was the usual news and commentary:
- 2007/09/16: PhysOrg: Ancient Records Help Test Climate Change
- 2007/09/15: Yahoo: Ancient records help test climate change
- 2007/09/14: MongaBay: 38 key global environmental indicators worsen - [Vital Signs 2007-2008] report
- 2007/09/14: ClimateP: Must Read -- "Climate Change: The Limits of Consensus"
- 2007/09/14: ABC(Au): Global warming to trigger volcanic eruptions, scientists warn [plate movement due to melting icecaps/glaciers]
- 2007/09/13: GristMill: 10 things we can do: Rebuilding civil society - It's not that individuals can't do anything about climate -- they just can't do it by thems[elves]
- 2007/09/13: inel: Lancet Energy and Health series extends climate solutions arguments
- 2007/09/13: EnergyBulletin: Public teach-in on the triple global crisis Sept 14-16
- 2007/09/13: ClimateP: Global warming art and articulation -- the next generation puts us to shame
- 2007/09/13: PhysOrg: From A-bombs to anvil zits: the tribal world of stormchasers
- 2007/09/13: PlanetArk: China Urged to Join Effort to Defend Amazon from Soy
- 2007/09/12: ClimateP: The Executive Summary of All Executive Summaries
- 2007/09/12: TreeHugger: Freakonomics on Global Warming
- 2007/09/12: SciDaily: Parking Spaces Outnumber Drivers 3 To 1, Drive Pollution And Warming
- 2007/09/11: IPSNews: What a Lake Says About Climate Change
- 2007/09/11: BostonGlobe: For buyers, carbon labels tap into worry on warming
- 2007/09/11: ClimateP: An Update on Climate Science Since IPCC
- 2007/09/11: ClimateP: New Rules for Climate Action
- 2007/09/10: MTobis: Policy as a Problem in Engineering
- 2007/09/11: TreeHugger: The Melting Iceberg: A Constant Reminder of Global Warming
- 2007/09/11: ENN: World likely to pass dangerous warming limits [+2C]
- 2007/09/11: Purdue: Parking spaces outnumber drivers 3-to-1, drive pollution and warming
- 2007/09/11: Guardian(UK): Move to identify climate change security hotspots
- 2007/09/09: Atmoz: Recent Temperature and Rainfall News
- 2007/09/10: ClimateP: The phrase "glacial change" needs to be retired
- 2007/09/09: inel: Climate change experts impress top US news editors at Stanford University
- 2007/09/09: FergusB: Tomorrow, or maybe Tuesday?
- 2007/09/11: C411: Food and Farming - Part 1 - Farm Animals and Methane
And here are a couple of sites you may find interesting and/or useful:
- A2030: Coastal Impact Study
- BusinessGreen blog
- UCSUSA: The A to Z Guide to Political Interference in Science
- Auto Blog Green
- Deltoid - Tim Lambert
- UK RoyalSociety: Climate change documents
- Ross Gelbspan: The Heat is Online
- Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
- EESI: Climate Change News
- NOAA: CCGG:Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases Group
Here's a bit of silliness to begin:
Not to mention the political/financial ramifications:
Yes we have no wacky weather, except:
As for aviation & GHGs:
What to think about ex-leaders preaching about steps they didn't take?
A UN meeting in Spain on desertification did not go particularly well:
The GW security meme is back:
The courts have ruled against the automakers in Vermont:
Can you say designed to fail?
And in Europe:
And in Canada, minority neocon PM Harper, prorogued parliament to wait out a provincial election and 3 byelections:
Did you know a Kyoto lawsuit was pending?
As for how the media handles the science of climatology:
Low Key Plug
PS. You can access the previous postings of this series here
"We basically have three choices: mitigation, adaptation and suffering. We’re going to do some of each. The question is what the mix is going to be. The more mitigation we do, the less adaptation will be required and the less suffering there will be." -John Holdren, AAAS president