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Leading climatologist James Hansen et al. just published an excellent article at the open source journal PLOS ONE. In an email, Hansen said: “The paper was written to provide the scientific basis for legal actions against federal and state governments, in the United States and [...]
The U.S. will surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world’s top oil producer by 2015, and be close to energy self-sufficiency in the next two decades, amid booming output from shale formations, the IEA said. Bloomberg Nov 12
The shale oil boom delivers dollars but at what cost? Phillip Taylor
Kyodo, November 18
Tokyo – The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is set to start later Monday a yearlong mission to remove fuel from a pool at a damaged reactor building, in a move to address one of the major hazards remaining at the accident-stricken plant.
While the process of removing fuel [...]
Mark Karlin is right on target with this piece on the extreme rationality (which counts as heroics in this world) of the hunger strike by the Philippine representative for climate change. He’ll eat when the international body does the right thing — addresses climate change.
Dismayed by 10000 Dead, Philippine Negotiator at UN [...]
DeSmogBlog, By Sharon Kelly, November 9
The U.S. Coast Guard released plans that would allow wastewater from shale gas to be shipped via barge in the nation’s rivers and waterways on October 30 — and those rules have kicked up a storm of controversy. The proposal is drawing fire from locals and environmentalists along the [...]
AP, November 11
WARSAW, Poland — Thousands of delegates from nations and environment organizations from around the world have opened two weeks of United Nations climate talks meant to lay the groundwork for a new pact to fight global warming.
U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres told the opening session on Monday that “it is time [...]
Brought to you early by the corporate climate change deniers and their paid flacks.
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Needless to say, none of the major nations are doing much in to prevent the crash and there is little global coordination.
World Headed for a High-Speed Carbon Crash By Stephen Leahy INTER PRESS SERVICE NEWS AGENCY
UXBRIDGE, Canada, Nov 7 2013 (IPS) – If global carbon emissions continue to rise at their current [...]
CNN, By Karla Cripps, November 5
It’s a beautiful afternoon on the beach.
The sun is shining, you’re rolling in the waves, showing off the toned torso you worked on at the gym all winter.
Suddenly a sharp, burning sensation hits your skin.
You’ve just been stung by a jellyfish.
If experts’ warnings are true, [...]
According to a leaked draft of the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), the world as we know it is over. The report presents substantial and well documented predictions of global suffering and massive social disruption resulting from the impact climate change on the water supply, food, and natural resources, and successively mounting human [...]
Climate Progress, By Joe Romm, November 3
It’s been a hot week for global warming.
NASA released global temperature data showing that this September tied with 2005 for the warmest September on record. That’s doubly impressive since 2005 was warmed by an El Niño and accompanying warm Pacific ocean temperatures, whereas 2013 has had cooler [...]
Washington Times, By Dave Boyer, November 1
President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing a government-wide effort to boost preparation in states and local communities for the impact of global warming.
The action orders federal agencies to work with states to build “resilience” against major storms and other weather extremes. For example, the president’s [...]
Atmospheric scientists have a really tough job: predicting weather. This year, 2013, has seen a hurricane season that lived up to predictions, and yet, did not:
In August of 2011, Tropical Storm Irene became the worst storm to hit New York since 1972. A year later, Hurricane Sandy made Irene look like a [...]
ABC.net.au – The Rural Fire Service says the Defence Department has been fully cooperative amid claims an Army training exercise caused the state’s largest blaze.
An RFS investigation has found that live ordnance training last week at Marangaroo caused the State Mine Fire near Lithgow, which has now burnt almost 50,000 hectares and destroyed at [...]
Vancouver Observer, By Brenda Gouglas
With just over two months until the Joint Review Panel announces its recommendation on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines project, Enbridge Northern Gateway has embarked on a new TV, pamphlet, and newspaper advertising blitz in hopes of garnering public support. In newspapers, Enbridge Northern Gateway’s full-page advertisements feature photographs and [...]