The Star-Ledger, By Christopher Baxter, May 28
Trenton, NJ — In a blow to clean energy advocates throughout the Northeast, Gov. Chris Christie said this morning that the state will pull out of the region’s “gimmicky” cap-and-trade program by the end of the year.
During a Statehouse news conference, Christie acknowledged the effects humans are [...]
(The Guardian) – Newtok, Alaska is losing ground to the sea at a dangerous rate and for its residents, exile is inevitable.
The people of Newtok, on the west coast of Alaska and about 400 miles south of the Bering Strait that separates the state from Russia, are living a slow-motion disaster that will end, [...]
A unanimous supreme court ruled that patent agreements run with the object. This means that buying patented beans, planting them, and then finding out which ones have patented genes, requires paying the patent owner.
The last time the concentration of Earth’s main greenhouse gas reached this mark, horses and camels lived in the high Arctic. Seas were at least 30 feet higher—at a level that today would inundate major cities around the world. National Geographic, May 9, 2013 (Image)
This is very interesting, to say the least. I take it seriously because Greg Gordon is one of the best investigative reporters for McClatchy. When a senior journalist with a great track record bites at this story twice in the same day, I can indulge my fantasy that there is a technological solution that will [...]
Do the Math movie documenting the movement to get big institutions to divest from the fossil fuel industry to get humanity to cut back on fossil fuel emissions to stave off climate change.
Can you spot Michael Collins?
(The Guardian) – Trillions of dollars at risk as stock markets inflate value of fossil fuels that may have to remain buried forever, experts warn
Carbon bubble : carbon dioxide polluting power plant : coal-fired Bruce Mansfield Power Plant Global stock markets are betting on countries failing to adhere to legally binding carbon emission targets. [...]
By Michael Collins Creative Commons
Any project that increases greenhouse gasses above expectations at this moment in history, particularly a substantial increase, must be determined an imminent danger to the national interest if the people living in the nation are an interest in this determination.
The United States Department of State called for [...]
The Clip That ExxonMobil Wants Removed From Youtube ~ Liberals Unite
Postmedia News, William Marsden, April 14
WASHINGTON – The world’s two biggest polluters have signed what could be a groundbreaking agreement and “call to action” on the fight against escalating climate change.
The United States and China announced Sunday they would accelerate action to reduce greenhouse gases by advancing cooperation on technology, research, conservation, and [...]
World is unprepared for changes that will see parts of Africa turned into disaster areas, say food experts.
The Observer, By John Vidal, April 13
Millions of people could become destitute in Africa and Asia as staple foods more than double in price by 2050 as a result of extreme temperatures, floods and droughts that [...]
Washington Post, By Lenny Bernstein, April 11
Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Thursday pledged a “common-sense” approach to battling climate change and touted a career that included working for five Republican governors in an effort to counter GOP criticism of the agency she hopes to lead.
McCarthy called fighting [...]
I was reading over at ABC news and came across this video, enjoy.