CAIT Climate Data Explorer. Pope Francis Calls for Action on Climate Change & Capitalism as Planet "Exploited by Human Greed" Climate Change — The state of the science. Climate Silence NOW! - Home. The Gulf Stream & Climate Change. Coral reefs and climate change: A message for Copenhagen. Global Warming Solutions. Stronger storms, rising seas The consequences of global warming are apparent across the nation.
Nobody wants our kids to inherit a world where storms like Superstorm Sandy or worse are the new normal. Yet we’ve seen devastating drought and flooding in the Midwest and destructive wildfires in Colorado and California. Coastal communities are threatened by predicted sea level rise. Naomi Klein: How science is telling us all to revolt. In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 earth and space scientists at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held annually in San Francisco.
This year’s conference had some big-name participants, from Ed Stone of Nasa’s Voyager project, explaining a new milestone on the path to interstellar space, to the film-maker James Cameron, discussing his adventures in deep-sea submersibles. But it was Werner’s own session that was attracting much of the buzz. It was titled “Is Earth F**ked?” (full title: “Is Earth F**ked? Dynamical Futility of Global Environmental Management and Possibilities for Sustainability via Direct Action Activism”). Wealthy nations pledged billions to help the poor adapt to climate change. Where did it all go? One of the cruel ironies of climate change is that the poor countries that have contributed the least to the problem are expected to get hit the hardest.
A woman and her children walk to the Transit Center to find water in Dolo Ado, Ethiopia. More than 300,000 refugees fled severe drought, conflict and famine in southern Somalia in 2011 into Ethiopia and Kenya (William Davies / AFP/Getty Images) That's why, in recent years, many of the world's wealthier nations — including the United States, Germany, Britain, and Japan — have promised billions of dollars in aid to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of global warming and switch over to cleaner energy sources.
In 2009, these nations pledged $30 billion in "fast start" climate finance over the next three years, with a promise to scale that up to $100 billion per year in aid from both public and private sources by 2020. So it's worth asking: What does this climate aid actually look like? (Credit: Overseas Development Institute) Sense & Sustainability. 'Debate on Science is Over, Time to Act Is Now': World Reacts to IPCC Report. The new report further states that greenhouse gas emissions at or above current rates would induce changes in the oceans, ice caps, glaciers, the biosphere, and other components of the climate system.
(Underlying photo: UNEP)Following the release of the IPCC's first installment of its fifth assessment report (AR5) on climate change in Stockholm on Friday, environmental groups, experts, and activists from around the world were reacting to the findings contained in the report and commenting on the implications it will or should have as the planet faces the "unprecedented" rate of global warming and the irrefutable consensus by the world's scientific community. For most, the report's findings represent only a more precise and updated affirmation of what has been known to most experts for decades. Citizens Climate Lobby. Index. Climate Name Change. How farmers can help fight climate change. The other week, I spent some time interviewing several business leaders for the North Carolina Sustainability CEnter, asking them about their reactions to President Obama's climate speach.
Their responses were decidedly mixed, but one discussion stayed with me. When I asked Charles Sydnor, the owner of Braeburn Farm, about the urgency of climate policy for his industry—he had this to say: "As a farmer, when we look at climate change there are two sides to the story – but we only really talk about one – namely the production of greenhouse gases. Yet agriculture should be part of the solution. I can take you to places right now where crops are grown year-after-year-after-year without tilling the land, and where there is increased carbon sequestration year-after-year.
Sydnor has a powerful point. No-till farming NRCS Soil Health/CC BY 2.0 Soil has the potential to store huge amounts of carbon. Producing renewable energy Spearheading conservation jyri/CC BY 2.0 Innovating new ways of growing. Climate: Securing a cleaner future. Reality Drop: Spread Science about Climate Change, Global Warming. Climate Change Health Impact & Prevention. Gapminder Video #10 - Carbon Dioxide. Population growth and climate change explained by Hans Rosling.
The consensus project. Climate & Capitalism : An ecosocialist journal. Climate change. Global warming is a serious problem, and we're working to decrease carbon emissions in Canada.
On the national level, we are developing a clean, renewable energy plan for Canada through the Trottier Energy Futures Project. On the provincial level, we're encouraging friendly competition to see which province can adopt the best climate policies through our Race to the Top campaign. For individuals, we offer resources on how to go carbon neutral at home and at work.
Together, we can turn back climate change. what's new? Climate Change Documentaries. Plug In America. Transition Network. The Climate Group. The Price of Oil - Oil Change InternationalThe Price of Oil. Carbon Visuals: Home. Connecting scientists, journalists, and communicators. Global Warming / Climate Change. Saul Griffith: Climate Change Recalculated. Good evening.
How are we for signal, very good, I am Stewart Brand from the Long Now Foundation. You maybe wonder what this Twitter thing is about. This data, it turns out is helpful helpful for funders of Long Now and of these talks. La Era De La Estupidez - La película (Subtítulos en Español) - Age of Stupid (Spanish subtiltes) 350.org. Climate CoLab.
Climate Reality. CLIMATE 101. Are Actually Causing Climate Change? This Graphic Will Tell You. As the world gears up for a crucial climate summit in Paris this December, a few facts about global warming are worth considering.
For one thing, not all nations are equal. The top 10 most polluting countries produce almost three-quarters of all the global emissions. For another, energy plays an outsized role in causing climate change. It accounts for roughly 75% of emissions, internationally speaking. When thinking about how to solve the problem, those two facts loom large. You can see this clearly in this interactive graphic from the World Resources Institute—and find other ways to parse the climate issue. Energy plays a big role in all countries, to be sure, but other sectors contribute significantly in some countries. The United States, which produces the second most emissions, has the highest per capita rate—about eight times India's per head number. WRI made the graphic to promote its Climate Data Explorer tool, which it just updated.
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