Courtesy of H.E.Taylor, here is this week's GW news roundup(skip to bottom)
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It's always nice to start with a chuckle:
2007/04/18: uComics: (cartoon - Wiley) Hey Daddy, Did you know...
2007/04/19: MTobis: In a balloon [denial]
2007/04/20: ERabett: A joke? Al Gore and James Annan and Roger Pielke Jr. were sleeping in a hotel room when a fire broke out...
The Australian government has announced irrigation from the Murray-Darling river system
will end in 8 weeks if there is no rain:
2007/04/21: ABC(Au): Dire Murray-Darling predictions released.
The report which prompted the Prime Minister's warning to farmers that they will no longer be able to rely on water from the Murray-Darling system has been publicly released. It contains more dire warnings on the reliability of town water supplies. The Government's second Contingency Planning Report says it is expected that critical urban and stock demands can be met, but quality issues may arise in some smaller towns where water may need to be trucked in.
2007/04/20: Independent(UK): Australia's epic drought: The situation is grim
2007/04/21: BorderMail: Fossil fuel feast to deliver us an even drier future
2007/04/22: GWWatch: Howard prays drought not linked to global warming
2007/04/22: ThinkP: Climate change disaster strikes Australia
2007/04/22: Guardian(UK): Drought in Australia (6 pictures)
2007/04/20: RawStory: Australia's drought linked to global warming
2007/04/20: ClimateP: Australia's "Food Bowl" Running Dry
2007/04/19: TerraDaily: Australia To Turn Off The Tap On Farmers As Drought Bites
2007/04/20: DeSmogBlog: Australian Farmers High, Dry and Desperate
2007/04/20: France24: Australia's drought linked to global warming
2007/04/20: Australian: Murray running on empty
The nation's food bowl will be sacrificed to provide drinking water to towns and cities as John Howard moved yesterday to tackle an "unprecedentedly dangerous situation" in the drought-ravaged Murray-Darling Basin.
2007/04/20: PlanetArk: Drought-Hit Australia to Stop Irrigating Food Bowl
2007/04/20: Guardian(UK): Drought threatens crop catastrophe, Australian prime minister says
2007/04/20: Independent(UK): A global warning from the dust bowl of Australia
2007/04/12: HorseTalk(NZ): Crunch time for drought-stricken horse owners [in Australia] - vets
2007/04/19: ABC(Au): Murray-Darling farmers face water shut-off
Prime Minister John Howard says irrigation water for farmers in the Murray-Darling Basin will be cut off if there is no significant rain in the next six to eight weeks. Mr Howard says the basin is suffering from an "unprecedentedly dangerous" water shortage but water will continue to be available for "critical urban" water supplies.
2007/04/19: GWWatch: PM voices dustbowl fears for Australia's breadbasket
2007/04/19: ABC(Au): Drastic plan announced for Murray-Darling crisis
The Prime Minister [John Howard] today announced a drastic proposal to cut off vital water to crops in the drought stricken Murray-Darling Basin unless rains fall in the next six to eight weeks. The plan would lead to immense economic and social fallout and marks the first time such drastic measures have been contemplated.
Australian of the Year Tim Flannery has called it a national disaster plan,with worse to come. He says the greenhouse nightmare has begun.
2007/04/19: SMH: For millions the water will stop midyear
2007/04/19: DailyTelegraph(Au): Howard refuses climate change link
The federal government still refuses to accept a confirmed link between global warming and the drought, but says it's preparing for a drier climate. Prime Minister John Howard has said the jury is out on the connection and in announcing severe drought measures today did not veer from that stance. Mr Howard warned that the drought in the Murray-Darling Basin was so bad irrigators would not receive any water allocations in the coming season without heavy rainfall within eight weeks.
2007/04/19: ABC(Au): Murray-Darling crisis could devastate farmers: NFF
2007/04/19: BBC: Australian PM John Howard has warned that irrigation
of much of the nation's farmland will be banned unless there is
heavy rainfall in the next month
The UNSC debate on climate change as security, triggered others:
2007/04/18: ABC(Au): UN Security Council debates climate change
2007/04/17: TerraDaily: Security Council Holds Landmark Debate On Climate Change
2007/04/17: TruthOut: Climate Change May Worsen Instability
2007/04/18: NYT: UNSC Hits Impasse Over Debate on Warming
2007/04/18: Guardian(UK): There is now no doubt that global warming is
a security threat to us all
The debate on climate change at the UN top table is a sign that the big powers are at last beginning to see sense
2007/04/17: AfterGutenberg: Climate Change Alarms Security Experts
2007/04/18: AngryBear: Britain, the Security Council, and Global Warming
2007/04/18: BBC: First climate debate divides UN
The United Nations Security Council has held its first ever debate on climate change with some members arguing it was not the place for such a discussion. British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett justified the debate by linking the issue to security. But Russia and China said that as an international security watchdog, the 15-member council was not the right forum to debate climate change. Mrs Beckett said an unstable climate could lead to increased world conflict. The debate was initiated by the UK, which holds the presidency of the Security Council this month. No resolution or statement arose from the discussion, in which 55 member states spoke.
2007/04/18: Guardian(UK): Climate change threatens security, UK tells UN
Council debates 'weather of mass destruction' - US claims other factors more important for peace
2007/04/17: NewScientist: Global warming an issue for UN Security Council
2007/04/17: CanWest: Darfur war, climate change linked
A violent conflict that has claimed more than 300,000 lives in Darfur is one of the early signs of threats to global security prompted by climate change,a senior representative of the British government warned yesterday on the eve of a special United Nations debate. "Like most conflicts, it's complex. It results from an interplay of a lot of social and political and possibly ethnic factors," said John Ashton,Prime Minister Tony Blair's special ambassador on climate change. "But there is absolutely no doubt that it's a more difficult conflict to deal with,because on top of all that, you've had a 40-per-cent fall in the rainfall in northern Darfur over the last 25 to 30 years, again in a way that's entirely consistent with what the climate models would have told you to expect."
2007/04/17: ENN: Melting Himalayan Glaciers Pose Security Risk, UNEP Says
Global warming will cause the Himalayan glaciers to melt, leading to mass migration and possibly conflicts over valuable resources such as agricultural land and fresh water,the U.N. Environment Programme chief said. Achim Steiner, speaking ahead of the U.N. Security Council's first-ever debate on climate change, said that global warming should be considered a security issue as shortages of water and fertile land in the next 10 to 20 years may lead to conflicts. The melting of the Himalayan glaciers is expected to displace millions of people from low-lying land as sea levels rise,and will disrupt river flows and irrigation of agricultural land.
2007/04/18: PlanetArk: UK Puts Climate Change in UN Council, China Objects
2007/04/17: Yahoo: Security Council to hold unprecedented debate on climate change [Tues]
2007/04/16: CDreams: Reuters: Global Warming Could Spur 21st Century Conflicts
2007/04/16: Guardian(UK): UK to raise climate talks as security council issue
The US CNA released a report on national security & climate change:
2007/04/16: CNA: (pdf links) National Security and the Threat of Climate Change
2007/04/17: SciDaily: Climate Change Poses Serious Threat To U.S. National Security
2007/04/17: EnergyBulletin: Climate change poses serious threat to U.S. national security
2007/04/17: C411: Military experts: climate change a threat
2007/04/16: TruthOut: Ex-Generals: Global Warming Threatens US Security
2007/04/15: WaPo: Military Sharpens Focus on Climate Change -
A Decline in Resources Is Projected to Cause Increasing Instability Overseas
2007/04/16: GristMill: U.S. military steps it up
2007/04/16: ENN: Global Warming a Security Risk [say retired U.S. military leaders]
2007/04/15: ThinkP: U.S. generals call for action on climate change
2007/04/15: BBC: US generals urge climate action - Former US military leaders
have called on the Bush administration to make major cuts in greenhouse gas emissions
It's Earth Day, Rah rah:
2007/04/21: TreeHugger: Earth Day: Oh, What is the Point of it all?
Politicians everywhere don't lead public opinion, they follow it, and when public opinion says go green, even right wing Australians ban incandescents. Survival trumps ideology.
2007/04/20: CDreams: CSM: Finally, An Earth Day With Promise -
For Many Years, It Was a Hollow Joke. But This Year,We're On The Cusp of Real Progress by Bill McKibben
2007/04/21: CDreams: OrlandoSentinel: In Florida, Warming Gives Earth Day New Urgency
James Hansen wrote an article that received a lot of comment:
2007/04/19: Nation: Why We Can't Wait by James Hansen
2007/04/21: TreeHugger: The Big Five For Climate [Hansen paraphrase]
- place a "moratorium on building any more coal-fired power plants until we have the technology to capture and sequester the CO2";
- put a gradually rising price on emissions";
- mandate maximum achievable energy-efficiency standards on vehicles, buildings, appliances, and so on;
- ask the National Academy of Sciences to do a study on the risk of polar ice sheet collapse;
- Reform the way in which agencies of the Federal government communicate scientific characterization of risk and introduce effective campaign finance reform, so that special interests no longer have such a big influence on policy-makers.
2007/04/20: CDreams: Nation: Why We Can't Wait [Hansen]
2007/04/20: EcoEcon: James Hansen Pleads for: Better Policy, Better Government, Less Spin
Norway has announced it intends to be carbon-neutral by 2050:
2007/04/21: Guardian(UK): Norway aims for zero-carbon status with all emissions offset by 2050
2007/04/20: TreeHugger: Norway Commits To Stretch Climate Goal
2007/04/20: PlanetArk: Norway Aims to be Carbon Neutral by 2050
2007/04/19: PhysOrg: Norway aims to be 'zero-emission' state by 2050
GristMill published a Bright Line series:
2007/04/20: GristMill: Super-adobe (Part of the No Sweat Solutions series.)
2007/04/18: GristMill: Material intensity (Part of the No Sweat Solutions series)
2007/04/17: GristMill: On efficiency (Part of the No Sweat Solutions series.)
2007/04/16: GristMill: No sweat solutions to global warming: a series
Some late IPCC-WGII kvetching:
2007/04/19: ClimateP: Water Down --
the most urgent messages were not conveyed due to diplomats' edits
2007/04/19: CSW: UPDATE on IPCC Working Group II Climate Change Impacts Assessment Report
2007/04/17: PhillyInquirer: Report: Global warming's grim effect on U.S., Canada [WGII]
2007/04/17: DeSmogBlog: New analysis: Chinese and Saudi Diplomats Water Down Global Warming Estimates
2007/04/16: CanWest: UN climate report 'watered down' -
A handful of countries demanded changes, authors say
And there were more IPCC-WGIII leaks:
2007/04/17: GristMill: IPCC Working Group III goes after transportation pollution
2007/04/16: ClimateP: IPCC: Working Group III goes after transportation pollution
Some late commentary on that counter-intuitive Bala paper on trees:
2007/04/19: TreeHugger: Is Deforestation the Solution to Climate Change?
2007/04/16: ABC(Au): Planting the right trees could combat global warming by Dr Govindasamy Bala
There is a report the Arctic circumpolar current may be reversing:
2007/04/04: GRL: Recent trends in Arctic Ocean mass distribution revealed by GRACE by James Morison et al.
2007/04/16: UPI: Arctic Ocean distribution trends studied
2007/04/16: DailyIndia: Arctic Ocean distribution trends studied
U.S. scientists using satellite data have determined a reversal of the Arctic Ocean's circulation might be under way. Satellite-detected distribution and magnitude of the salinity and bottom pressure in parts of the polar ocean suggest a shift from a clockwise to a counterclockwise pattern prevalent prior to the 1990s.
While in the hurricane wars:
2007/04/20: ABC(Au): Experts told worldwide cyclone risk hasn't increased [Darwin workshop]
2007/04/19: ERabett: All hell breaks loose --
Ethon flew in from Boulder and dove straight into the hurricane shelter.
2007/04/19: Wunderground: 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook
2007/04/18: NewScientist: Wind shear may cancel climate's effect on hurricanes
2007/04/18: TerraDaily: A Change In The Wind [shear]
2007/04/18: SciDaily: Global Warming Increases Wind Shear, Reduces Hurricanes, Climate Model Shows
2007/04/18: Yahoo: Researchers debate warming, hurricanes
2007/04/18: EnvEcon: Climate Change, Global Warming and Hurricanes...I'm confused
2007/04/17: GRL: Increased tropical Atlantic wind shear in model projections of global warming by Gabriel A. Vecchi & Brian J. Soden
2007/04/18: PlanetArk: Global Warming May Spur Wind Shear, Sap Hurricanes
2007/04/16: PhysOrg: Dusty Hurricanes
GHGs are still going up:
2007/04/19: PlanetArk: China to Become Top CO2 Emitter in 2007 or '08 - IEA
2007/04/19: CDreams: Reuters: World Needs to Axe Greenhouse Gases by 80 Pct: Report
2007/04/19: ABC(Au): China set to overtake US on carbon emissions [this year or next, says IEA]
2007/04/17: TruthOut: US 1990-2005 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Up 16 Percent
2007/04/17: PlanetArk: US 1990-2005 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Up 16 Pct
We were treated to the odd spectacle of the Bush EPA praising a record level of emissions:
2007/04/17: MongaBay: Bush administration praises record level of global warming emissions
2007/04/17: C411: U.S. emissions up, EPA calls that 'results'
2007/04/17: Yahoo: EPA chief [Dave Johnson]: Bush climate policy working
2007/04/16: ThinkP: Warming emissions increase, administration celebrates
Kilimanjaro is now projected to last until 2040:
2007/04/17: BBC: Kilimanjaro's ice set to linger
A fresh assessment suggests the famous ice fields on Africa's tallest mountain will be around for decades yet. Recent concerns that climate warming would rob Mount Kilimanjaro of all its glaciers within 20 years are overly pessimistic,say Austrian scientists. Their weather station data and modelling work indicate the tropical ice should last well beyond 2040.
Sea levels are rising:
2007/04/20: TruthOut: Study Shows Sudden Sea Level Surges Threaten One Billion
2007/04/20: PlanetArk: Sudden Sea Level Surges Threaten 1 Billion - Study
2007/04/20: CNN: Study: Sudden sea level surges threaten 1 billion
2007/04/16: ABC(Au): No need to panic, but you might like to build on higher ground
Meanwhile in near earth orbit:
2007/04/16: SciDaily: NOAA, NASA To Restore A Key Climate Sensor
[Ozone Mapping & Profiler Suite Limb, will be returned to
the NPP satellite, set to launch in 2009]
More GW impacts are being seen:
2007/04/20: MongaBay: Global warming, not mass suicide, threatens lemmings
2007/04/20: PhysOrg: Will lemmings fall off climate change cliff?
2007/04/20: Eureka: Will lemmings fall off climate change cliff?
Warmer conditions may impact Arctic rodents and predators alike
2007/04/19: CSM: Could global warming cause war? A new report warns
that conflicts over water and food could intensify as the climate changes
2007/04/17: WaPo: Warming Predicted to Take Severe Toll on U.S.
2007/04/19: Freep: Mice on the move -
White-footed mice are replacing deer mice in Michigan as the climate warms
2007/04/20: ABC(Au): Global warming a gender bender for lizards
2007/04/19: C411: Nasty surprises for health?
2007/04/18: ClimateP: The Great (Lakes) Disappearing Act
2007/04/18: TruthOut: Death in the Rainforest:
Fragile Creatures Give the World a New Climate Warning
2007/04/18: TruthOut: Global Warming Health Effects
2007/04/18: FinExpress: "India likely to witness shift in rainfall pattern"
2007/04/18: CCurrents: Climate Change Will Devastate South Asia
2007/04/17: BostonGlobe: Coastal areas face risks from warming
2007/04/17: SF Gate: Global warming health effects -
Smog, heat waves may contribute to big rise in illness
2007/04/17: ENN: Global Warming May Put U.S. in Hot Water
2007/04/17: Guardian(UK): Death in the rainforest:
fragile creatures give the world a new climate warning
Amphibian and reptile numbers fall by 75% in reserve meant to save them
2007/04/16: MongaBay: Icy places first feel the effects of global warming
2007/04/16: MongaBay: Bad news for frogs; amphibian decline worse than feared -
Global warming, not disease, may be the culprit this time
2007/04/16: PhysOrg: Climate change could trigger 'boom and bust' population
cycles leading to extinction
2007/04/16: ABC(Au): Forum [International Coastal Symposium] puts focus on global warming
Coastal engineers from more than 40 countries will meet on Queensland's Gold Coast today to consider the impact of global warming.
2007/04/16: ENN: Far North Feels Worst Effects of Warming
And then there are the tropical rainforests:
2007/04/21: Guardian(UK): Invisible but all too real: the illegal roads speeding destruction of the rainforest
2007/04/19: EnvFin: World Bank failing to stop Congo rainforest destruction - Greenpeace
2007/04/18: TerraDaily: Greater Use Of Biofuels Threatens Rain Forests
2007/04/18: TerraDaily: Soybean Planting Hastens Drying Of Amazonia
2007/04/19: PlanetArk: Tropical Forest Felled for Biofuels, Ecologists Say
2007/04/18: TruthOut: Greenpeace Says China Guilty in Illegal Logging
2007/04/18: Reuters: Tropical forest felled for biofuels, ecologists say
2007/04/18: PlanetArk: Greenpeace Says China Guilty in Illegal Logging
2007/04/17: ENN: Greenpeace Says China Guilty in Illegal Logging [in Southeast Asia]
Yes we have no wacky weather, except:
2007/04/18: Guardian(UK): Is spring the new summer?
2007/04/18: BBC: 'Spring is new summer' - report
Two events in nature that usually herald the beginning of summer have started already, say researchers looking into reports from the public. The blossoming of hawthorn and return of migrating swifts - usually in May - have prompted the Woodland Trust to declare "spring is the new summer".
2007/04/16: Hindu: Heat wave in north India
2007/04/15: Telegraph(UK): Temperatures soar on hottest day of the year
2007/04/16: Wunderground: High tide in New York brings flooding
2007/04/16: Wunderground: Nor'easter of 2007 slowly winds down
2007/04/16: Wunderground: Nor'easter of 2007 peaks in intensity, continues pounding New England
2007/04/16: BBC: Powerful spring storms battering the eastern US have claimed
at least eight lives and caused widespread flooding and damage to property
2007/04/16: CBC: Spring storm drenches New York - Breaks a 100-year-old New York record
2007/04/16: PhillyInquirer: [Acting NJ Governor, Richard] Codey declares
state of emergency because of nor'easter
And speaking of floods & droughts:
2007/04/21: JFleck: California Drought
2007/04/: LDEO: An imminent transition to a more arid climate in southwestern North America
2007/04/20: TheAge: Global warming 'to fuel global drought'
2007/04/20: Yahoo: Australia's drought linked to global warming
2007/04/17: PhysOrg: Study: Earth's 4th largest lake shrinking -
British scientists have determined the Aral Sea is drying so rapidly
it has shrunk by two-thirds in fewer than 50 years
2007/04/16: JFleck: Southern Africa's Hurting [drought]
2007/04/17: CSM: Trade-off looms for arid US regions: water or power?
2007/04/13: ACitW: No More Water: Scientists, Oak Trees Predict Drought
2007/04/16: JFleck: Acorns
2007/04/16: AlterNet: Global Warming Hits Home in the Southwest
The conflict between biofuel and food persists:
2007/04/20: CSM: Ethanol policy divides Latin America -
US efforts to promote ethanol have raised food prices in the region
2007/04/18: Scotsman: World now faces competition between food and fuel, expert warns
And the troubling matter of falling food production is not going away:
2007/04/22: Guardian(UK): Millions face famine as crop disease rages -
Scientists say wheat blight that ravaged Africa is set on a course for Asia
2007/04/16: PhysOrg: Earth's dirty little secret:
Slowly but surely we are skinning our planet
Elsewhere on the mitigation front:
2007/04/19: CSM: Giant carbon vacuums could cool Earth -
Tall metal structures would scrub the greenhouse gas from the air
As for transportation & the production of GHGs:
2007/04/22: Telegraph(UK): Stop coming to work and save the planet [reducing commuting]
2007/04/17: PlanetArk: EU Confirms to Propose Ships Join Emissions Trade
And on the carbon sequestration front:
2007/04/17: EnergyBulletin: Wanna bet the farm on carbon capture and sequestration?
2007/04/17: GPM: Wanna Bet the Farm on Carbon Capture and Sequestration?
If you want to go on living on the planet Earth, then you'd better learn how to love sequestration. Because if sequestration doesn't work,the planet is toast. Literally.
While on the adaptation front:
2007/04/17: PhysOrg: Africa must adapt to soaring temperatures: UN scientists
Large scale geo-engineering keeps popping up:
2007/04/18: ERW: Is geoengineering the "Lesser Evil"?
2007/04/18: PhysOrg: China claims first artificial snowfall in drought-hit Tibet
Meanwhile in the journals:
2007/03/26: Science: Model Projections of an Imminent Transition to a More Arid Climate in Southwestern North America by Richard Seager et al.
2007/04/19: GAO: (abs) Climate Change: Financial Risks to Federal and Private Insurers in Coming Decades are Potentially Significant
2007/04/17: GRL: Increased tropical Atlantic wind shear in model projections of global warming by Gabriel A. Vecchi & Brian J. Soden
2007/04/17: PNAS: Ancient DNA reveals lack of postglacial habitat tracking in the arctic fox by Love Dalén et al.
2007/04/17: PNAS: Projected impacts of climate change on salmon habitat restoration by James Battin et al.
2007/04/17: PNAS: Geochemical proxies of North American freshwater routing during the Younger Dryas cold event by Anders E. Carlson et al.
2007/04/17: PNAS: Conventional wisdom and climate history by Steven M. Colman
UKCIP puts out a monthly Climate Digest with useful journal references:
2007/03/ UKCIP: (pdf - 387k) Climate Digest
The EGU conference went down this week:
2007/04/20: Stoat: EGU friday
2007/04/19: Stoat: EGU: thursday
2007/04/18: Stoat: EGU: wednesday
2007/04/17: Stoat: EGU - Its EGU time again. Monday was a bit of a blur...
If you read the Svensmark paper, you should check Damon & Laut:
2007/02/: Blackwell: Cosmoclimatology: a new theory emerges by Henrik Svensmark
2004/09/28: EOS: Pattern of Strange Errors Plagues Solar Activity and Terrestrial Climate Data by Paul E. Damon & Peter Laut
Before we get into politics, there was some science done:
2007/04/20: NewScientist: High-altitude jet will track Asian dust plumes
2007/04/20: SciDaily: Astronomer Backs Link Between Greenhouse Gases And Climate Change
Professor Nigel Weiss, 2007 winner of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) Gold medal,is rebutting claims that a fall in solar activity could cancel out the effects of man-made global warming. In a lecture at the RAS-sponsored National Astronomy Meeting in Preston, Professor Weiss, who is Emeritus Professor in Mathematical Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, described how solar activity was an important factor in past climate change but that current global warming is very much driven by human activity - specifically the emission of greenhouse gases.
2007/04/19: ESA: Scientists and polar explorers brave the elements in support of CryoSat-2
2007/04/19: Eureka: U of Colorado researchers forecast 1 in 3 chance of record low sea ice in 2007
2007/04/19: Eureka: Scientists track impact of Asian dust and pollution on clouds, climate change
2007/04/18: Eureka: Scientists to track impact of Asian dust and pollution on clouds, climate change [specialized jet ]
2007/04/17: NSU: Decades needed to tell whether ocean currents are slowing -
Researchers pin down when we'll know the effects of climate on water flow
2007/04/18: PhysOrg: Scientists to track impact of Asian dust and pollution on clouds, weather, climate change
2007/04/18: RealClimate: Ocean Cooling. Not.
2007/04/18: UCAR: Scientists to Track Impact of Asian Dust and Pollution on Clouds, Weather, Climate Change
2007/04/17: SciDaily: Climate Change Could Trigger 'Boom And Bust' Population Cycles Leading To Extinction
2007/04/17: SciDaily: Researchers Setting Up Observatories To Examine Changes Under The Arctic Ice
2007/04/16: PhysOrg: From beneath Antarctica's Ross Sea, scientists
retrieve pristine record of the continent's climate cycles [ANDRILL]
2007/04/16: WHOI: Researchers Setting Up Observatories to Examine Arctic Changes from Under the Ice
2007/04/16: Eureka: Climate change could trigger 'boom and bust' population cycles leading to extinction
The Pielkes fan club is doing just fine:
2007/04/15: ERabett: The speakable and unspeakable in climate science
Meanwhile on the Kyoto-2 front:
2007/04/20: TruthOut: Successor Deal to Kyoto Now Vital for Former Refusenik
2007/04/20: ClimateArk: Australia: Successor deal to Kyoto now vital for former refusenik
That French suggestion to create a United Nations Environment Organisation [UNEO]
got shot down this week:
2007/04/17: ENN: U.S. Rejects Call for Tougher U.N. Environment Role
The United States supports moves to strengthen the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) but sees no need for a new, more powerful U.N. agency, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. France led 46 nations calling in February for the creation of a U.N. Environment Organisation (UNEO) to fight threats like global warming, water shortages and the extinction of species.
And on the emissions trading front:
2007/04/19: NEN: Big Carbon Sit-Down
Major Players in the Carbon Markets to Meet in May [21-23] at North Americ's First Carbon Finance and Investment Summit
2007/04/20: NineMSN: Carbon trading 'futile' without China
Human activity is contributing to climate change but programs like emissions trading are futile unless big polluters such as China and the US are on board, Treasurer Peter Costello says.
2007/04/17: CarbonFinance: S&P to rate carbon funds
2007/04/17: HeraldSun: Carbon 'black market' emerges
The idea of a carbon tax is still bouncing around:
2007/04/18: Yahoo: [Sen. Chris] Dodd favors corporate [carbon] tax for emissions
2007/04/20: EESD: Fuel taxes: An important instrument for climate policy
2007/04/19: GristMill: Presidential contender [Chris Dodd] supports carbon tax
2007/04/18: GWWatch: Carbon dollars help individuals fight climate change
2007/04/19: Asia Times: Carbon tax threatens to ground Asia tourism
The debate over the optimal strategy [carbon trading, carbon offsets
and/or a carbon tax] to use in dealing with GHGs continues:
2007/04/19: Nation: Don't Bet on Offsets
2007/04/18: EnvEcon: Classroom experiments 1: Firms prefer cap-and-trade to carbon taxes
2007/04/16: WTimes: Court ruling on greenhouse gases boosts 'cap and trade'
2007/04/16: BaltimoreSun: There's a right way and a wrong way to combat global warming [optimal strategy]
Meanwhile on the international political front:
2007/04/21: BrisbaneTimes: [Aussie Labor leader, Kevin] Rudd calls on US
to ratify Kyoto protocol
2007/04/21: ClimateArk: US too cool to global warming fixes, EU says
2007/04/19: IHT: EU officials to press U.S. to commit to carbon caps at summit [EU-US summit on April 30]
2007/04/19: PlanetArk: No US Emissions Curbs Without China,India - Envoy
The United States will not join an international regime curbing emissions blamed for global warming until it also applied to China and India, the US ambassador to the European Union said on Wednesday.
2007/04/16: TreeHugger: Indian Environmentalist Calls US on Climate Change Blame Game
2007/04/18: CDreams: OneWorld: World to US: We Demand "Climate Justice"
2007/04/16: GristMill: G8: We really mean it on climate change this time
And on the American political front:
2007/04/22: NSU: Could America lead the world on global warming?
Leaders from three steadfastly right-wing arenas - church, military and industry - are now calling for limits on US emissions.
2007/04/22: PhysOrg: Maryland joins greenhouse coalition [RGGI]
2007/04/22: GWWatch: Book-burning in Washington DC, 2007 AD
2007/04/21: BSD: Courts affect public on science views more than they should, but maybe it's a good thing
2007/04/22: HuffPo: Karl Rove Gets Thrown Under the Stop Global Warming Bus
2007/04/21: CSW: Bush administration is #1 on 2007 annual list of Jefferson Muzzle 'winners'
2007/04/21: MiamiHerald: Scientists: Climate clock is ticking in South Florida
2007/04/20: Yahoo: Powerful policy group [National Commission on Energy Policy] toughens U.S. emissions plan
2007/04/19: GristMill: Sensenbrenner: protecting the children from fearing global warming
2007/04/19: GristMill: [Dessler] Bush vs. Clinton on climate change
2007/04/19: GristMill: Bingaman and Domenici propose Energy Efficiency Promotion Act
2007/04/19: USAToday: Green living takes root But habits die hard -
Doing right thing isn't easy, even for those who want to [poll]
2007/04/20: ABC(US): Concern Soars About Global Warming as World's Top Environmental Threat
2007/04/20: WaPo: Growing Number of Americans See Warming as Leading Threat --
Most Want U.S. to Act, but There Is No Consensus on How
2007/04/19: TruthOut: Boxer: Time for Bush to Act on Climate Change
2007/04/19: PhysOrg: Republicans See Global Warming Alarmism
2007/04/19: Mercury: Boxer's 2-track push on warming
2007/04/18: SF Gate: Boxer: Time for Bush to act on climate change
2007/04/19: CDreams: Is "Green" Tom Friedman The New Eco-Orwell of Solartopia?
2007/04/17: CQ: For Evangelicals, Global Warming is a Pro-Life Cause
2007/04/18: DeSmogBlog: Bush Administration subjects environment to "Texas chainsaw management," writer [RFK Jr.] says
2007/04/18: OilChange: "End Oil Aid" Bill introduced
2007/04/14: CPunch: Solar Capitalism -- Consume Like There's No Tomorrow
2007/04/18: HuffPo: Getting Real [US reaction to IPCC]
2007/04/17: CasperStarTrib: Senators push carbon capture
Use of clean-coal technology to capture and store carbon dioxide instead of releasing the greenhouse gas into the atmosphere will not be widespread until 2045, a Bush administration official testified Monday. But senators and other experts vowed during a hearing of the Senate Energy Committee to speed up that timeline.
2007/04/17: ZMag: Denial in the Desert [US pol]
2007/04/15: TruthOut: Global Warming Challenges the Unitary Executive
2007/04/16: GristMill: Walking backwards from cataclysm: A strategic planning methodology
2007/04/15: GristMill: Slouching towards sanity
2007/04/15: MongaBay: Palo Alto aims to cut CO2 emissions 80% by 2050
The David/Crow Stop Global Warming College Tour wound up this week:
2007/04/20: HuffPo: Social Change is a Journey
2007/04/19: HuffPo: Laurie and Sheryl Go to School
2007/04/18: HuffPo: Stop Global Warming College Tour: Nashville, TN
2007/04/17: HuffPo: Stop Global Warming College Tour: Gainesville
The Bush admin relaxed pollution rules to benefit ethanol producers:
2007/04/16: TruthOut: Air Pollution Rules Relaxed for US Ethanol Producers
Late coverage of the Step It Up campaign:
2007/04/15: AlterNet: Climate Change Day of Action a Success!
2007/04/16: PlanetArk: In US Earth Day Prelude, Calls for Greenhouse Gas Cuts
2007/04/16: ENN: Global Warming Activists Urge U.S. Emissions Cuts [SIU]
2007/04/15: WaPo: Nationwide, a Clamor Over Global Warming -
Rally Near Capitol Mirrors More Than 1,400 Others Urging Congressional Action
2007/04/16: CDreams: IPS: Step It Up Rallies Take Aim at U.S. Congress
2007/04/16: TomPaine: Green Activists Stepped It Up by Bill McKibben
The Gore-apalooza is still bopping along:
2007/04/19: Yahoo: U.N. lauds Gore, environment leaders at green awards
2007/04/18: ENN: Al Gore Gets Approval To Install Solar Panels at His Tennessee Home
2007/04/20: ERabett: Al Gore does Chris Mooney
[Al Gore has a new book coming out in May "The Assault on Reason"]
While in the UK:
2007/04/16: FTimes: [UK] Tory transport policy to make rail a priority
And in Europe:
2007/04/20: SwissInfo: Greens make gains as climate fears grow [Swiss pol]
2007/04/19: PlanetArk: Spain's CO2 Emissions Fell in 2006 - Study
2007/04/19: PlanetArk: German Cabinet Accepts EU's CO2 Allocation Plan
2007/04/16: Reuters: EU demands Hungary slash its 2008-12 emissions cap [by more than 12 percent]
Meanwhile in Australia:
2007/04/21: GWWatch: Rupert backs Rudd: St Kevin's Kyoto coronation
2007/04/20: GWWatch: Dear ALP: Keep the 'no more uranium mines' policy
2007/04/19: BrisbaneTimes: Drought uncovers Australia's drowned town
2007/04/18: AFP: Drought uncovers Australia's drowned town [Adaminaby]
2007/04/17: ABC(Au): Carbon tax key to successful offsets: WA expert
One of Western Australia's leading sustainability experts has unveiled an ambitious plan to make Australia carbon-neutral within three years. The former director of the WA Government's sustainability policy unit, Peter Newman,wants to introduce a tax of $13 per tonne of carbon dioxide produced. Professor Newman says this would create a $3.5 billion carbon fund each year which would be used for projects to offset emissions.
2007/04/17: GWWatch: Aussies up for a fight against global warming
While in Asia:
2007/04/21: BDL: Larry Summers Thinks About Global Warming and the Industrial Revolution in Asia
2007/04/20: FTD: Dry reality - China and India face up to curbs on carbon
Both China and India are becoming concerned about climate change,if only for their own sakes.
While in China:
2007/04/22: Reuters: China says global warming threatens development
2007/04/19: Nation: China vs. Earth
The message is clear: Shanghai under water, Tibetan glaciers disappearing,crop yields in precipitous decline, epidemics flaring. These are just some of the dire consequences that Chinese scientists predict for their country this century if current climate change is not addressed. Yet China's leaders pay about as much attention to the issue as does George W. Bush. In fact, a report issued last year by the Climate Action Network-Europe ranks China fifty-fourth out of fifty-six countries for its climate change response,just behind the United States and ahead only of Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.
2007/04/21: CBS: China Vs. Earth - The World's Leading Polluter Has Plenty
Of Room To Improve
2007/04/20: NEN: China Will Get Solar
China seems to represent all the possibilities, one day talking up coal or nuclear and the next day talking up renewables. All you can do is watch where the investment goes. One thing is certain: They are getting busier every day while the west waits for the decision: Cap-And-Trade or Carbon Tax?
2007/04/17: TehranTimes: China's economy reaching environmental limits
China's booming economy is being increasingly constrained by shortages of energy and natural resources as well as environmental concerns -- forcing the nation to seek a more efficient growth model. According to high-ranking officials in Beijing,there is simply not enough fuel around on the planet to sustain a Chinese boom using the same energy-intensive recipe that made the western nations rich.
2007/04/16: PlanetArk: China Rejects Caps, Aims to Cut "Carbon Intensity"
China aims to nearly halve by 2020 the amount of greenhouse gases it emits for each dollar of its economy, but will reject strict caps for decades,a copy of a national global warming assesment seen by Reuters shows.
And in Canada, minority neocon PM Harper is trying to weasel out of Kyoto:
2007/04/20: BBC: Canada could see a deep recession if it were to meet
its Kyoto targets for reducing emissions, the country's environment
minister [John Baird] has warned
2007/04/19: MTobis: Today's Globe and Mail [Tories & Kyoto]
2007/04/20: BCLSB: ExxonMobile Front Group Backs Baird On Climate Change
2007/04/20: DeSmogBlog: National Post Threatens Nazi-like Deprivations
2007/04/20: DeSmogBlog: Tories' Economics are Short-term, Self-Destructive
2007/04/20: ChronicleHerald: Tories: Kyoto will fry economy -
Opposition scoffs at scenario of 275,000 jobs lost, gas 60% pricier
2007/04/20: CanWest: Tories warn of economic shockwave from Kyoto provisions
2007/04/20: PlanetArk: Jobless Rate Could Soar on Kyoto Compliance -
Canada [Env Min John Baird]
2007/04/19: CBC: Is meeting Kyoto 'bad economic policy'?
2007/04/19: DeSmogBlog: Tories Put Forth Argument for Inaction
2007/04/19: BBerg: [Can Env Minister, John] Baird Says Meeting Kyoto Target Would Cause Recession
2007/04/19: Globe&Mail: Ottawa rolls out 'validators' to bolster anti-Kyoto stand
The Tories ran a trial balloon on joining the APPCDC this week:
2007/04/19: CanWest: Canada joins anti-Kyoto bloc
This week's announcement by the Canadian government -- that it may join a U.S.-led coalition focused on voluntary emissions cuts -- could be part of a global shift away from Kyoto's binding targets.
Inaction is the Tory GW theme:
2007/04/19: PlanetArk: Canada Mulls Diluting Emissions Targets - Document
2007/04/19: ENN: Canada Mulls Diluting Emissions Targets
As recently as last week Canadian officials mulled whether to weaken the government's commitment to cut emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, according to a leaked document. The Conservative government -- which says Canada cannot meet emissions targets set by the Kyoto Protocol on climate change -- last October unveiled legislation that would cut emissions by between 45 and 60 percent of 2003 levels by 2050. But a secret government document leaked to green activists shows the officials last week proposed cutting emissions by 45 to 60 percent of 2006 levels by 2050 instead. Emissions rose steadily from 2003 to 2006.
The usual actors play their roles:
2007/04/20: CBC: Suzuki delivering environmental petition to Baird
Calling it a crime against future generations to ignore warnings about global warming,environmentalist David Suzuki was to present a petition to Environment Minister John Baird on Friday.
2007/04/17: CanWest: CAW head blasts 'green god' -
Buzz Hargrove says strict emission rules on new cars will cripple auto industry
2007/04/17: BCLSB: Torys Serve Up Vaporware
Ontario is phasing out incandescents:
2007/04/19: ENN: Lights Out in Ontario for Incandescent Bulbs [by 2012]
2007/04/18: TreeHugger: Ontario Canada Bans Incandescent Bulbs
Here's something to explain to your kids:
2007/04/17: BDL: What Environment Do We Owe Our Descendents?
The economics of dealing with global climate change
2007/04/16: TreeHugger: "What Is Climate Change, Daddy?"
Population as in IPAT [Impact = Population * Affluence * Technology] cited as a problem:
2007/04/21: MTobis: Sachs lecture and quibbling at the fringes
2007/04/21: Stoat: Reith Lecture woes
2007/04/20: CDreams: ProvidenceJournal: Effective Way To Fight Global Warming [pop]
2007/04/18: DeSmogBlog: Population growth cited as key driver of climate change
2007/04/21: ClimateArk: That sinking feeling
The scientific evidence is undeniable. And sea-level rises inevitable. So why is no one interested in the plight of our nearest neighbours... Environmentalist Tim Flannery munches on a club sandwich in a suburban Sydney shopping mall and casually begins predicting Armageddon. "Sometime in the next 30 years, we face significant destabilisation," he says. "Rapidly rising sea levels, maybe up to six metres. And hundreds of millions of refugees, because there are whole cities going under."
As for how the media handles the issues:
2007/04/18: FAIR: CBS's Nuclear Revival: 60 Minutes' critic-free boosterism
2007/04/17: ClimateP: Climate Change, Illustrated
The 'framing' meme was big:
2007/04/20: CCM: Framing Science from Australia
2007/04/18: FramingScience: On Framing, Two More Candles in the Dark
2007/04/18: JFleck: An Example of Framing
2007/04/17: FramingScience: BloggingHeadTV on Framing Science
2007/04/17: FramingScience: The UN Frames Global Warming as Really about Security
2007/04/17: JFleck: Another Example of Framing
2007/04/17: JFleck: An Example of Framing
2007/04/16: FramingScience: Coturnix: A Candle in the Dark
2007/04/14: Pharyngula: Nisbet and Mooney in the WaPo: snake oil for the snake oil salesmen
2007/04/14: SandWalk: Nisbet & Mooney Reveal Their True Colors
And for your film & video enjoyment:
2007/04/21: CSW: Check out PBS Frontline "Hot Politics" of global warming on April 24
Meanwhile in the 'Sue the Bastards!' contingent:
2007/04/20: Oikos: Lawyers leading the way on climate change?
2007/04/18: WarmingLaw: Preemption, Wachovia, and Global Warming in the Lower Courts
2007/04/17: TruthOut: Rulings Go Against Administration
2007/04/16: WarmingLaw: Critical Importance of Third Branch to Environment
The automakers' Vermont suit grinds on:
2007/04/20: WarmingLaw: Road to Ridiculous?
Wrestling over a new energy infrastructure continues unabated:
2007/04/20: UPI: Developing new markets for carbon will be vital
to make coal to liquids and coal gasification economically competitive
2007/04/21: CDreams: AP: Power Bills Soar After Electric Deregulation
2007/04/22: PhysOrg: Japan, US eye emission-free coal plant
2007/04/20: PhysOrg: Energy Producers Capture Speedier Wind
2007/04/19: PhysOrg: Renewable hydrogen energy - an answer to the energy crisis
2007/04/19: WFU: Plastic solar cell efficiency breaks record at WFU nanotechnology center [6%]
2007/04/19: DReckoning: Oil Futures Bidding To Heat Up As Energy Crisis Looms
2007/04/18: CNN: The war on oil -- Coming soon to a test tube near you: America's new war.
Fought in laboratories and farmers' fields, the fight to break us of our chronic oil habit won't be without its perils.
2007/04/18: HuffPo: Learning the Truth about Coal and Nuclear Energy [Crow]
2007/04/18: DeSmogBlog: Are We In Danger of Becoming Biofools?
2007/04/18: TEB: Evergreen Solar Marches On
2007/04/16: ABC(Au): Expert [Jesse Ausubel] blasts 'horrible' renewable energy ideas
2007/04/16: ABC(Au): Alice [Springs] to become [Australia's fourth] 'solar city'
2007/04/16: HeraldSun: Climate expert urges dropping clean coal
A climate change expert has urged Australia to step away from the development of clean coal technology for power generation in favour of natural gas and nuclear energy. Jesse Ausubel, director of the Program for the Human Environment at the Rockefeller University in New York, has also bagged renewable fuels like solar and wind power saying while they may be renewable they were not really environmentally friendly.
2007/04/16: CourierPost: Energy Solution - America has wasted $400 billion on the war in Iraq.
For the same $400 billion, we could have built 400,000 windmills costing $1 million each.
2007/04/15: SeattlePI: On energy, it's better to work with China -
China will overtake the United States as the world's greatest emitter of greenhouse gases.
2007/04/16: CNN:Fortune: The defiant one
Unlike its rivals, Exxon Mobil doesn't much care about alternative fuels and doesn't try to please the greens. Is CEO Rex Tillerson nuts - or shrewd? Exxon is certain that oil, gas and coal will remain the world's dominant energy sources for decades to come.
The arithmetic of coal carbon is striking home:
2007/04/18: DenverPost: Slow down the coal express
2007/04/18: GFTrib: Coal-fired plant critics coming to Great Falls
Is this is anything more than a one day wonder?:
2007/04/18: PhysOrg: Device Uses Solar Energy to Convert Carbon Dioxide into Fuel
2007/04/17: UCSD: Device Uses Solar Energy to Convert Carbon Dioxide into Fuel
Biofuel bickering abounds:
2007/04/20: TruthOut: UN Backs Biofuel Despite Fears of Deforestation
2007/04/19: GristMill: The new energy debate: ethanol, or more ethanol?
2007/04/19: TruthOut: Study Warns of Health Risk From Ethanol
2007/04/19: NewScientist: Biofuel plantations fuel strife in Uganda
2007/04/19: GristMill: Corn ethanol: it really does suck
2007/04/17: ABC(Au): Summit fails to agree on alternative fuels
A South American energy summit has ended with Brazil and the host nation Venezuela failing to reach agreement over the production of alternative fuels.
2007/04/17: Yahoo: Chavez, Lula clash over ethanol at [Margarita] energy summit
2007/04/16: Brazzil: US-Brazil Biofuel Plan Will Condemn 3 Billion People to Death, Says Fidel
The nuclear energy controversy continues:
2007/04/19: CNN: What's behind the red-hot uranium boom?
Supply crunch, demand from nuclear power plants push metal prices higher
2007/04/19: TruthOut: Divisions Surface Over Nuclear Option
2007/04/19: IPSNews: Divisions Surface Over Nuclear Option
2007/04/19: Globe&Mail: Price forecasts red hot for uranium -
CIBC World Markets Inc. has raised its price forecasts for uranium oxide by 40 per cent...
2007/04/16: ABC(Au): Global warming, nuclear power health risks underestimated: [Dr. Helen] Caldicott
This article is good for the listed forecasts:
2007/04/20: WorldOil: Peaking of world oil production: Recent forecasts
Automakers & lawyers, engineers & activists argue over the future of the car:
2007/04/15: FuturePundit: US Auto Industry Desperate For Better Batteries
2007/04/19: Yahoo: Nissan senses US market for small, cheap cars
2007/04/16: GristMill: American automakers: The power of can't
The reaction of business to climate change will be critical:
2007/04/19: Nation: Cooler Elites [Davos & GW]
2007/04/17: Yahoo: Don't even leave a footprint [Yahoo! has committed to going carbon neutral this year]
2007/04/18: PlanetArk: Eurostar [Chunnel train service] Plans 25 Percent Cut in CO2 by 2012
2007/04/17: BBC: Eurostar to cut emissions by 25% - Eurostar has set
itself the target of cutting CO2 emissions per passenger by 25% by 2012
2007/04/15: DeSmogBlog: Do Nothing, Risk Everything [ethical funds]
Insurance and re-insurance companies are feeling the heat:
2007/04/19: Yahoo: Global warming swelling insurance risk
2007/04/20: MSNBC: Warming cited for $900 billion insurance risk -
Worst-case scenario by congressional agency looks at flooding, crops
2007/04/19: Yahoo: Global warming swelling insurance risk
2007/04/20: DeSmogBlog: Nature's Bargain: A Mere $900 Billion
The carbon lobby are up to the usual:
2007/04/21: DeSmogBlog: Friends of Science: Forgotten, but Not Dead
2007/04/19: DeSmogBlog: NRSP: More Pseudo-Science Goofiness
2007/04/18: GristMill: Lindzen againzen
2007/04/18: ERabett: Vanity Fair about the Foul [Myron Ebell]
2007/04/18: TomPaine: Get Aggressive On Global Warming [exxon]
2007/04/18: TWN: World Affairs Council and Woolsey Team Up in an Assault on Climate Science
2007/04/18: TWN: U.S. Takes Embarrassing Climate Policy Center Stage
2007/04/17: BoomanTrib: The Lies of Bush's EPA -- Greenhouse Gas Edition
2007/04/18: ABC(Au): US professor [Dr. Michael Economides] refutes carbon emissions theory
2007/04/17: GristMill: Jim Sims and the clean coal PR push
2007/04/17: RealClimate: Lindzen in Newsweek
2007/04/17: HuffPo: Jim Sims and the 'clean coal' PR push
2007/04/15: ACitW: Dumb, Dishonest Deniers
"Delusionist" joins septics, greenhouse mafioso, permanently uninformed, carbon lobbyist,denialist, fossil fool, climate contrarian, biostitute and the Slick 60 Climate Change
Denial Gang in the Hall of Shame:
2007/04/15: MTobis: Latest delusionism from the WSJ
Then there was the usual news and commentary:
2007/04/22: GWWatch: Carbon sink. Or swim
2007/04/20: EcoEcon: How Much is a Tree Worth? Ask the US Forest Service or Not!
2007/04/21: CDreams: SeattlePI: Acting Now To Save Life On Earth by E.O. Wilson
2007/04/20: Yahoo: [Former U.N. Secretary-General, Kofi] Annan: Climate change threat to humanity
2007/04/20: GristMill: An end-game scenario, supply-side policy, and defining our goal: The solution statement [Bright Lines]
2007/04/20: GristMill: The responsibility era
2007/04/20: CanWest: Icebergs melting before they reach Canada
East coast 'iceberg season' disappears as those formed in Greenland,though greater in number, are smaller and melt faster
2007/04/19: EnvFin: Businesses "face tougher climate change legislation"
2007/04/18: EcoEcon: Global Climate Change Fixes Prove Politically Vexing
2007/04/19: BSD: BetUS.com has work to do on global warming bets
2007/04/19: HuffPo: Converts and heretics
2007/04/18: ABC(Au): Groups [scientists & parks workers] consider climate change impact on national parks
2007/04/18: ABC(Au): WWF urges Govt to set greenhouse gas emissions target for 2020
2007/04/18: GristMill: Responsibility [Climate Change and International Development conference]
2007/04/18: GristMill: The chasm between our agenda and climate science: The problem statement
2007/04/17: MTobis: A Passionate Defense of Optimism [by Jeffrey Sachs]
2007/04/18: EnvEcon: Measuring the value of trees
2007/04/18: CCurrents: How Close Are We To Irreversible Damage? What Can We Still Do About It?
2007/04/18: CDreams: Target Global Warming, Target Exxon
2007/04/17: Stoat: Lack of lack of ocean warming
2007/04/16: TruthOut: Activists Stepping Up Fight Against Warming With Rallies, Lobbying
2007/04/16: CCM: Details, Details, Details
2007/04/16: TCE: An Inconvenient Truth for BC High Schools
2007/04/13: DeSmogBlog: Al Gore's Energy Bill: The Power of Tattletelling
2007/04/16: WaPo: Climate Change Scenarios Scare, and Motivate, Kids
2007/04/16: IHT: New U.S. report repeats warning on warmer climate
2007/04/16: CDreams: BostonGlobe: New Thinking To Save The Earth
And here are a couple of sites you may find interesting and/or useful:
UNL: US Drought Monitor
UKCIP: The UK Climate Impacts Programme
ACitW: A Change in the Wind
Columbia: Dr. James E. Hansen [web page]
ESA: GLOBCARBON - Global Land Products for Carbon Model Assimilation
CDP: The Carbon Disclosure Project
Wiki: Carbon cycle
EAB: Environmental Action Blog
Carbon Trade Watch
DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science
Announcing the book launch of my forthcoming novel _Water_.
Date: Thursday, May 17th
Place: McNally Robinson, Grant Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba
You can find a short introduction to _Water_
PS. You can access the previous postings of this series here
"If you look at the total number of new coal plants that analysts
think will be built around the world over the next 25 years,without carbon capture and sequestration, these new plants will
emit 30% more CO2 than ALL previous human uses of coal."
-David Hawkins, NRDC Climate Center director