New Climate Change Report Warns of Dire Consequences The world is not ready for the impacts of climate change, including more extreme weather and the likelihood that populated parts of the planet could be rendered uninhabitable, says the planet's leading body of climate scientists in a major new UN report. The 772 scientists who wrote and edited the report argue that world leaders have only a few years left to reduce carbon emissions enough to avoid catastrophic warming, which would produce significant sea level rise and large-scale shifts in temperatures that would dramatically disrupt human life and natural ecosystems. "Observed impacts of climate change are widespread and consequential," according to the report, which is from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and was released Monday morning in Yokohama, Japan.
Miami-Dade My Home The Office of the Property Appraiser is pleased to announce our new and improved 2014 version of the Property Search application. The Property Appraiser has considered and incorporated many of your suggestions in this new version, which is now available for preview. Please take this opportunity to provide us your comments and suggestions. Business warned to prepare for catastrophic impacts PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world's largest professional services firm, is not known for scaremongering. So it is worth paying particular attention to its latest annual low carbon economy index. Behind the understated language, it points to a catastrophic future unless radical action is taken now to combat climate change. code zen » actionscript Wow, cant believe its that time already. 2010 was a pretty great year for me. In Nov 2009 I moved to the User Experience team hoping to be the voice of technology as new projects were conceived and features enhanced. So the year began with me learning the workings of the UX team which was fascinating. The creative process is, not surprisingly, very different from the engineering one, and sitting in those sessions was ridiculously educational. CIM has some pretty fantastic Design and IA folks and I got to learn quite a bit on concepts such as Mental Models, Task oriented design, User Persona’s etc.
Taking Climate Change Seriously Climate change is about people, not just science and politics -- it is an inter-generational ethics issue. The earth is the Lord's, and in Genesis, God entrusts us with caring for Creation. The earth that we leave to future generations is already being changed by climate change, and so far, our nation has done little to stop climate pollution. The Clean Power Plan, announced Monday by the EPA, is a great step forward for our country in taking climate change seriously. The policy will treat carbon the way it should be treated -- as a pollutant that's harming our health and our planet.
Color Principles - Hue, Saturation, and Value Color Principles - Hue, Saturation, and Value Purpose To develop an understanding of various models of color and the properties of color and to apply that understanding to appropriate color selection for visualizations. Overview The lesson material explains various color models and the application of color theory to selecting color for visualizations. Obama plan to reduce pollution will allow some states to increase emissions Barack Obama's new power plant rules will still allow some states to increase their share of the carbon pollution that causes climate change, officials admitted for the first time on Wednesday. Obama and supporters cast the new rules for power plants as an historic step to fighting climate change and protecting public health. But some of the dirtiest and most coal-heavy states – such as West Virginia and Kentucky – will be allowed to maintain or even increase their emissions under the plan, according to analysts. It also hasn't stopped leaders from those same states, West Virginia and Kentucky, from trying to block the rules in Congress or through the courts. The Environmental Protection Agency, which produced the 645-page regulation, said it was possible individual states could increase their emissions while still meeting the overall target of the plan for a 30% cut in national emissions from 2005 levels by 2030.
US Energy Information Administration Release Date: October 10, 2013 for Final 2012 data Next Release Date: September 2014 Re-Release 2012 data: December 4, 2013 (CORRECTION) The survey Form EIA-860 collects generator-level specific information about existing and planned generators and associated environmental equipment at electric power plants with 1 megawatt or greater of combined nameplate capacity. Summary level data can be found in the Electric Power Annual. Detailed data are compressed (zip) and contain the following files:
Melting Of Antarctic Ice Sheet Might Be Unstoppable hide captionA NASA photo shows the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctic. A new study indicates that part of the huge West Antarctic Ice Sheet is starting a slow and unstoppable collapse. A NASA photo shows the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctic. Climate Change Study Finds U.S. Is Already Widely Affected The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported Tuesday, with water growing scarcer in dry regions, torrential rains increasing in wet regions, heat waves becoming more common and more severe, wildfires growing worse, and forests dying under assault from heat-loving insects. Such sweeping changes have been caused by an average warming of less than 2 degrees Fahrenheit over most land areas of the country in the past century, the scientists found. If greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane continue to escalate at a rapid pace, they said, the warming could conceivably exceed 10 degrees by the end of this century. “Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” the scientists declared in a major new report assessing the situation in the United States. “Yes, climate change is already here,” said Richard B. The ominous findings of the report is likely to give Mr.
Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet: Government Resources NASA is an expert in climate and Earth science. While its role is not to set climate policy or prescribe particular responses or solutions to climate change, its purview does include providing the robust scientific data needed to understand climate change and evaluating the impact of efforts to combat it. NASA then makes this information available to the global community – the public, policy- and decision-makers and scientific and planning agencies around the world. (For more information, see NASA's role.) The following selected resources from U.S. government organizations provide information about options for responding to climate change.
Map: Where carbon emissions are the greatest When you map carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere around the world, the result is very similar to population density — which makes sense, since human activity is the overwhelming source of fossil fuel emissions. Yet one place where this is not true is over our oceans, where carbon dioxide is spreading out via shipping lanes and trade winds. This map by Kennedy Elliott of The Washington Post uses data from the Earth System Research Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration to chart the levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide around the world. You can see that the eastern coast of North America, much of Europe and the Middle East, and China and India are all major contributors to atmospheric carbon dioxide.