Environment & Science
Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
Jim Gandy connects climate and weather for WLTX. Weathercaster Jim Gandy, one of the nation’s most effective climate change communicators, broadcasts in South Carolina, one of the most conservative states in the nation, providing a powerful example for weathercasters across the country . Forecast the Facts staff caught up with Gandy at the American Meteorological Society’s 40th annual Broadcast Meteorology Conference, in Boston, Mass.
Blog post Talking Climate’s George Marshall recorded a video that asks what the best way of talking to a climate ‘denier’ is, including advice on language, framing, and a discussion of whether ‘denier’ is even the right way of thinking about the problem. You can watch the video here – and please let us know what you think:
Read about the background to this image | Leave a comment | See more visualisations and info images | Home UPDATE 1 (12th Dec 09): There have been a few complaints about the legibility of the image. So I’ve created a version on white instead of black . UPDATE 2 (19th Dec 09): Thanks to amazing feedback, I’ve amended the language and wording and detail of the image. Thanks particularly to Arthur Smith and Jooil Kim for clarifying info.
Willpower is one of the most important predictors of success in life. While small studies through the years have linked high levels of self-control to better health, relationships, and finances, a landmark study published this past January provided the strongest evidence to date. And taking on specific habits - like brushing your teeth with the opposite hand - can increase levels of self-control. One psychologist likened willpower to a muscle: “If you exercise it, you can make it stronger,’’ he said. Contact us for help Phone 617-929-2233 Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sat-Sun 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Right now, 10 countries — including the U.S., China and Russia — are responsible for 80 percent of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. The United States is the world's second largest emitter (China ranks no. 1), sending around 5.8 million metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere a year. That's the equivalent to a year's worth of greenhouse gas emissions from 1.1 billion average passenger vehicles.
Man skulle tro holdninger styrte handlingene våre. Men relativt ofte er forholdet motsatt. - Man justerer holdningene etter hva man gjør, sier Per Espen Stoknes, psykolog og førstelektor ved BI. Han forklarer det med at de fleste ser seg selv som gode, fornuftige personer.
Click to Play Dynamic Emotional and Neural Responses to Music /p> Animation of the real-time changes in neural activity that were time-locked to the tempo fluctuations in a musical performance of Frédéric Chopin's Etude in E major, Op.10, No. 3.
By Greg Armfield I’ve lived in urban areas like London all my life, but that’s never stopped me marvelling at the wonders of nature in my backyard. I’ve spent the last 10 years living in Wimbledon, south London, and like to think of Wimbledon Common as my second home. Surrounded by the usual noise of an urban neighbourhood it never fails to offer tranquillity and beauty.
Addressing climate change effectively is not only a challenge, it is also an opportunity. Growth that is based on high resilience and low carbon is at the centre of all efforts to address climate change. There are myriad opportunities to benefit people directly, while at the same time contributing to global efforts to control emissions or enhance adaptation capacity, and these opportunities have already been seized by many stakeholders, at national or sub- national levels. The idea of addressing climate change by looking for positive opportunities is often lost amongst the challenges of limited capacity, resources and political will. Therefore, the UNFCCC secretariat has developed the concept of 'Momentum for Change' as a way to demonstrate the multiple benefits of addressing climate change and to transform misperceptions surrounding taking action on climate change.
Connect the Dots is a project of 350.org and allies to clearly draw the connection between extreme weather and climate change. Climate Impacts Day on 5 May, 2012 will bring together hundreds of communities to highlight the dramatic climate change impacts we are already witnessing around the world. Contacts | Press Releases | Event Highlights | Photos | Videos Contacts Jamie Henn, 350.org Communications Director, email@example.com ,415-601-9337