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Before the release of vast amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere mainly through the burning of fossil fuels, the atmospheric concentration of this gas was about 300 ppm or a bit more. Soon, that number will be 400 ppm.
From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: For a political candidate, being labeled a “flip-flopper” can be a career killer. Just ask Secretary of State John Kerry, who lost his 2004 presidential race in part because of his reputation for voting against bills before he voted for them.
More than two decades have passed since Margaret Thatcher, as British prime minister, delivered a remarkable speech to the second World Climate Conference, in Geneva, warning that global warming was a greater threat to the world than “tyrants and their tanks”.
A pilot project in Eastern Terai of Nepal conducted a three-day video production training, to provide local women with the technical skills and confidence to document their experiences and report on the effects of climate change on their livelihoods . Title: Capturing Women’s Voices on Climate Change Through Participatory Video
Amazon’s indigenous people already experiencing early effects of climate change | Forest Carbon PortalPrint
During the last week I came across some interesting links and discussions related to changing climate and/or evidence. (1) On the Climate Central Blogs there is a posting of a 13-seconds animation that shows changes in surface temperatures around the world since the 1950s.
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The spectre of widespread hunger could return to haunt some of the world’s largest cities as a result of climate change, a new report warns. It says the combination of rising populations, soaring food prices and uncertain harvests will impact heavily on what it calls the ‘urban poor’, who do not have direct access to food. The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) study argues there is too much focus on rural food production and not enough on ensuring poor people can access and afford food.
His departure, after a 46-year career at the space agency’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in Manhattan, will deprive federally sponsored climate research of its best-known public figure. At the same time, retirement will allow Dr.
Exploring Climate Change through Science and in Society: An anthology of Mike Hulme's essays, interviews and speechesMike Hulme has been studying climate change for over thirty years and is today one of the most distinctive and recognisable voices speaking internationally about climate change in the academy, in public and in the media.
This morning, I had the honor of speaking to the UN Security Council about an increasingly dangerous threat facing cities and countries around the world, a threat that, more and more, is influencing everything that they and we do: climate change.
Participants in this Roundtable are asked whether, given the dangers that climate change presents, nuclear energy is worth the risk for developing nations.
Peter Gleick has been cleared of forging documents.
Photo by Jack Lyons. Eric Davidson has no grand plan to turn you into a vegetarian.