Saturday, February 17, 2007

CLIMATE CHANGE Tough measures, not talk, will save the planet, and David Suzuki is still waiting

From the Vancouver Sun:

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/story.html?id=1d7c389f-0b26-4d5e-953a-3d30b39f8f08

People won't part with money to stop climate change: poll

From the Victoria Times-Colonist:

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=9b46c64c-55bb-40de-9fa7-f508ed2b4e55&k=60320

Older people most to blame on climate

From the Yorkshire Post:

http://www.yorkshiretoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=55&ArticleID=2056807

CLIMATE CHANGE:Islands Could Fall Off the Map

From InterPress:

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=36618

K’jong caught between drought and gunfire

From Sunday Vision (Uganda):

http://www.sundayvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=7&newsCategoryId=132&newsId=549675

Monaco Launches Radical Plan To Cut Carbon Emissions

From WebWire:

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=27595

NHL Hockey Players Join Fight against Global Warming

From the Global Youth Climate Movement:

http://itsgettinghotinhere.org/1057

Is the New UN Global Warming Report Too Conservative?

From Monthly Review:

http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/cf170207.html

Outdoor hockey threatened by global warming

From GlobalExchange.Org:

http://www.globalexchange.org/war_peace_democracy/oil/3609.html

Global warming disaster looms if U.S., China don't take decisive action

From CantonRep.com:

http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?ID=336855&Category=24

Friday, February 16, 2007

Flannery Cashes In

From the Courier-Mail(Aus):

There are many ways to profit from climate change.

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,21228883-953,00.html

New Environment Nobel Award Needed, Norwegian Says

From OneIndia:

http://news.oneindia.in/2006/12/08/new-environment-nobel-award-needed.html

2005 Economics Nobel Prize Winner Thomas Schelling on Kyoto Treaty

From USNews:

http://meteo.lcd.lu/globalwarming/Schelling/schelling_kyoto.html

WalMart Twenty First Century Leadership

From WalMart:

http://www.walmartstores.com/Files/21st%20Century%20Leadership.pdf

Global warming more dangerous than nuclear weapons: Blix

From Agence France Presse:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070125/sc_afp/egyptnucleariranunblix_070125175332

Is the Deadly Crash of Our Civilization Inevitable?

From: Dissident

http://dissidentnews.wordpress.com/2007/02/16/alternet-is-the-deadly-crash-of-our-civilization-inevitable/

Companies press Bush, Congress on climate

From Reuters:

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=topNews&storyid=2007-01-19T203401Z_01_N19171914_RTRUKOC_0_US-CLIMATE-COALITION.xml

Saaay now. This would make a nice little stock index. Cap weighted, arithmetic, equal dollar? Hmmmm.
http://www.us-cap.org/

A New Deal on Global Warming

From Time:

http://time-blog.com/theag/2007/02/a_new_deal_on_global_warming.html

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wildlife groups axe Bellamy as global warming ‘heretic’

From the TimesOnline:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article522744.ece

A Cap and Trade System v. Alternative Policies to Curb U.S. Greenhouse Gases

From the George C. Marshall Institute:

http://www.marshall.org/pdf/materials/470.pdf

Obama on Coal

From Senator Obama's Website:


Increasing the Clean Use of Illinois Coal
Senator Obama worked with Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) to secure $85 million for research into a process that will turn Illinois-basin coal into clean-burning fuel for cars and trucks (Fischer-Tropsch fuels). Coal fuel has powered all of South Africa's cars and trucks for the last 50 years. The research could help us one day satisfy our energy needs from Illinois' coal mines instead of Saudi Arabia's oil fields.
"The American coal community applauds the leadership of Senators Bunning and Obama. . . America's coal reserves . . . can be utilized to provide ultra-clean transportation fuels for our armed forces, airlines and anyone interested in spending less at the pump to fill-up their vehicle. . . . Americans must take steps now to make greater use of our most abundant and affordable domestic source of energy: coal. This legislation is a big step in that direction."
-Kraig R. Naasz , President and CEO, National Mining Association

http://www.barackobama.com/issues/energy/

The TiernyLab $0.00 Earth Challenge

From the New York Times:

http://tierneylab.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/02/12/the-tierneylab-000-earth-challenge/


The Branson Prize has been claimed:

http://carfreeusa.blogspot.com/2007/02/virgins-25-million-earth-challenge.html

HT: NYT

Climate change may threaten more than one million species with extinction

Story published in 'Nature' represents most comprehensive analysis to date.

From Eureka Alert:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2004-01/ci-ccm010504.php

Brother, Can You Spare 22 Terawatts?

The flip side of the climate change conundrum is energy.

From ReasonOnline:

http://www.reason.com/news/show/116887.html

Hidden Garden of Eden wilts as Earth warms

From NewScientist:

http://environment.newscientist.com/channel/earth/climate-change/mg18925424.400

Earth Challenge

From: Sir Richard Branson et Al:

http://www.virginearth.com/

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Get Wet For Climate Change

From IndyMediaUK:

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/02/362167.html

Climate Change Accountability Act (Can.)

NDP Press Release:

http://www.ndp.ca/page/4892

"The lungs of our planet have been destroyed"

Gov responds to "simplistic & misleading comments"

New Zealand Government Press Release:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0702/S00185.htm

From Scoop

No Climate Change Briefings Being Held in Auckland or Wellington

From Radio New Zealand:

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/latest/200702141029/no_climate_change_briefings_being_held_in_auckland_or_wellington_for_forestry_investors

Climate change anxiety the hot new disorder?

From the Canberra Times:

http://canberra.yourguide.com.au/detail.asp?class=your%20say&subclass=general&story_id=556834&category=Opinion

Big News-Off Topic

Belgian Papers Win Google Copyright Suit

Untangling the global warming paradox

From the Guardian:

http://business.guardian.co.uk/economicdispatch/story/0,,2011446,00.html

Testimony on the U.S. Climate Action Partnership Report

From the Competitive Enterprise Institute:

http://www.cei.org/pdf/5762.pdf

Outlaw Climate Change Denial

Are you, or have you ever been, a member of the warming-is-natural party?
From the Herald Sun:

http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/are_you_or_have_you_ever_been_a_member_of_the_warming_is_natural_party/

John Tierney Thinks Richard Branson's $25 Million Prize...

From The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/13/science/earth/13tier.html?ex=1329022800&en=4900af8444442571&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

Plant a Tree to Fight Global Warming and Poverty

From Yale F&ES Project on Climate Change:

http://environment.yale.edu/climate/2007/02/13/plant-a-tree-to-fight-global-warming-and-poverty/

Valentine's Day is coming up plant them in the shape of a heart.

Adaptation to Climate Change and Variability

From Climate Change Action:

http://www.i-s-e-t.org/Proceedings-final.pdf

US investor group unveils climate blacklist

From MSNBC:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17131502/

Love Can Save Us

From: The Future is Insight

http://onestraw.blogspot.com/2007/02/love-can-save-us.html

Monday, February 12, 2007

Attention Mark Steyn

Sheila Oranch: Global warming is harming New Hampshire right now.

"The balance of biodiversity has been upset. Wood duck and other bird species are returning to New Hampshire weeks earlier. Lilacs and honeysuckle are blooming earlier, warmer winters are moving the maple syrup season earlier in the year and lakes and rivers are freezing later and thawing earlier."

From the Union Leader:

http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?articleId=9211698d-e761-4562-9b8b-7f6cf69bdc77&headline=Sheila+Oranch%3a+Global+warming+is+harming+New+Hampshire+right+now

Climate Shift Tied To 150,000 Fatalities

From the Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/16/AR2005111602197.html

Glacial strip show: GLOBAL WARMING

From Canada.com:


http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/money/story.html?id=90d3986b-fa94-4a11-ae7a-7134d9af95a6&k=24232

DC Global Warming Week: We're Going Blind (CCP) [Senate UPDATE]

From the DailyKOS:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/2/12/155234/408

WARMING DEADLIER THAN HITLER

From the Daily Record (Scotland):

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=15515351&method=full&siteid=89488&headline=warming-deadlier-than-hitler-name_page.html

Global warming could end Sahara droughts, says study

from the Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,12374,1571446,00.html

Grim toll in doomsday forecast

Heatwaves Kill Thousands, Gigantic Brushfires...

News.com.au

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Big Money in Climate Change

ExxonMobil has no more doubts

We Beat Drudge

THE REFERENCE FRAME beat us. AND translated.


http://www.drudgereport.com/flash.htm

http://climateerfinance.blogspot.com/2007/02/czech-president-on-ipcc.html

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Senate Greenhouse Gas

From the Pew Center on Global Climate Change:

http://www.pewclimate.org/docUploads/Cap%2Dand%2Dtrade%20bills%20110th%5FFeb5%2Epdf

Senators' Perspectives on Global Warming

The Committee on Environment and Public Works.

http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_ID=5584be8e-802a-23ad-499a-ea3c20ff687d

Don't miss the witness list.

Global Warming: Get Used to It

By Fareed Zakaria:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17080934/site/newsweek/

North Korea: Global Warming, Hazard to Humankind

From KCNA:

Global Warming, Hazard to Humankind Pyongyang, March 25 (KCNA) -- It is an important issue related to the existence of humankind to prevent global warming. Yellow dust phenomena, which have been raised as a serious ecological and environmental problem in the international community, are frequent occurrences with a strong intensity owing to the desertification quickened by global warming. This year the DPRK has suffered severe damages by the yellow sand winds which have come earlier than previous years. The strong yellow sand winds have sharply reduced hours of sunshine and solar radiation, which caused a considerable fall of temperature; they have adversely affected the growth of animals and plants, natural environment and operation of precision machines. The number of those suffering from respiratory and eye troubles has increased and the yield of crops is likely to be decreased. Global warming also causes abnormal weather phenomena including El Nino and La Nina, which incur torrential rainfalls, heavy snowfalls, long-spell droughts, typhoons and whirlwinds, bringing about terrible disasters to people. The DPRK has consistently directed great efforts to the land management and environmental protection in order to prevent global warming.

http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2004/200403/news03/26.htm March 25, 2004

The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Baron Lawson of Blaby:
Abridged version of a lecture to the Centre for Policy Studies

http://www.cps.org.uk/cpsfile.asp?id=641

Extended version available at:
http://www.cps.org.uk/

New Ad Council Global Warming Ads

From Todd Albert:

http://www.toddalbert.com/ads-urge-immediate-action-on-global-warming

Iran on Global Warming

Opinion from Tehran Times:

http://www.mehrnews.com/en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=437946

Thanks to MEHRNews.com

Friday, February 9, 2007

Bin Laden on Climate Change

From Reuters:

"You have destroyed nature with your industrial waste and gases more than any other nation in history. Despite this, you refuse to sign the Kyoto agreement so that you can secure the profit of your greedy companies and industries" al Queda leader Osama bin Laden wrote in a 2002 "letter to the American people".

China Blames West for Global Warming

From the Financial Times:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/e7301c1e-b5fc-11db-9eea-0000779e2340.html

Global Warming Ethics, Pork and Profits

From WebCommentary:

http://www.webcommentary.com/asp/ShowArticle.asp?id=driessenp&date=070206

Google's Carbon Footprint

From Martin Varsavsky:

http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html
Posted by: begeles2000 at April 27, 2006 05:45 PM

UN-Google Earth Map Climate Change

From CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/internet/02/08/un.google.reut/index.html

NANCY PELOSI, CARBON CRIMINAL

From The Post (who else?):

http://www.nypost.com/seven/02082007/postopinion/editorials/nancy_pelosi__carbon_criminal_editorials_.htm

Researchers Predict Future Of Federal Climate Change Policy

From the University of New Hampshire:

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/527015/?sc=swtn

Al Gore Gay Hip-Hop Global Warming News

From TowlerRoad:

http://www.towleroad.com/

Al Gore planning day of Global Warming concerts around the world that would dwarf Live Aid: "Organisers of the event, scheduled to take place on 7 July, hope to amass a worldwide television audience of two billion people in order to present the message about global warming. The series of co-ordinated concerts in seven cities - London, Washington DC, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town and Kyoto - is expected to be announced today by the former American vice-president Al Gore, who is now a figurehead of the campaign against climate change. Promoters of the event, which will be branded "SOS", yesterday promised that the line-up of artists - likely to include U2, Coldplay and the Scissor Sisters - will "dwarf" those amassed for Live Aid and its successor, Live8. Venues for the London event are still being discussed but the shortlist includes Hyde Park and the new Wembley stadium." Gore has also teamed up with Richard Branson to offer a $25 million prize to inspire innovators in the private sector to compete in combating climate change.
Fundraiser for gay hip-hop Homorevolution Tour to go down this weekend in Long Beach, California. Organizer Deadlee: "I enjoy the political side. I want to be a revolutionary in homo rap. Homo rap is fresh. It comes from a different place. There's a struggle in it. Coming out is still tough for a lot of blacks and Latinos. There's still a lot of hate at us for being gay."

...The Economics of Climate Change: A Comment

By Professor Richard S.J. Tol:

http://ff.org/centers/csspp/pdf/20061031_tol.pdf

More Comments on the Stern Review

By Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge:

http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/faculty/dasgupta/STERN.pdf

Critique of the Stern Review

By Professor William Nordhaus, Yale University:

http://nordhaus.econ.yale.edu/SternReviewD2.pdf

Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change

From HM Treasury:

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/stern_review_economics_climate_change/stern_review_report.cfm