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The Ecologist: Environment, Climate Change, News, Eco, Green, Energy - The Ecologist
The Green MP for Brighton, Caroline Lucas, and four other protestors have been found 'not guilty' by Brighton magistrates on charges of obstructing the highway and other public order offences at a 2013 anti-fracking protest. 'The fight goes on!' Read More... Federal Agencies have capitulated to an armed militia protecting a Nevada rancher running his cattle on 100s of 1,000s of acres of public land reserved for 'threatened' Desert tortoises - despite multiple court orders and over $1 million in unpaid fines. Read More... There are now more than 400,000 electric cars on the world's roads - twice as many as a year ago, and on current trends there will be a million by 2016.

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About WarIsACrime.org In October 2012 we added the names HumansForPeace.org and HumanBeingsForPeace.org because we think such a group is needed. Veterans For Peace and Code Pink Women For Peace and various nationalities for peace are all terrific efforts. Humans For Peace is a way to include everyone. Join by making yourself a username and password on this site! In May 2010 we renamed AfterDowningStreet.org WarIsACrime.org. Please read When the World Outlawed War. August 26, 2014: Do we live in a 2-D hologram? Press Release August 26, 2014 Do we live in a 2-D hologram? New Fermilab experiment will test the nature of the universe

Photos: Naked PETA Activists' Pro-Vegan Demonstration Interrupted by Police For Immediate Release: June 20, 2014 Contact: Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382 Québec City – Québec City police intervened this afternoon in response to a complaint about a “disturbance”: three PETA members who stood outside Le Beffroi Steak House wearing nothing but tattoo markings that mimic a butcher’s diagram of body parts and holding signs that read, “All Animals Have the Same Parts—Try Vegan.” After 10 minutes in a patrol car, the protesters were released and allowed to continue their demonstration. A news release about today’s event is below. Nude Activists Painted With Butcher’s Diagram Will Bare Skin to Protest Eating Meat

HotWhopper: The perversity of deniers - and the "pause" that never was with Tom Peterson Below is a TedX talk from Dr Tom Peterson on "What is Science: How it Differs from Art, Law and Quackery": Tom quoted Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard geologist, from the video (which provided the title for this article): Science does not deal in certainty, so "fact" can only mean a proposition affirmed to such a high degree it would be perverse to withhold one's provisional assent. What follows is copied from a comment posted here at HotWhopper, from Tom Peterson of NOAA, co-author of the new paper in Science, and President of the WMO Commission for Climatology.

Globalization and Trade Initiatives Together, two separate corporate entities called Public Citizen, Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation, Inc., form Public Citizen. Both entities are part of the same overall organization, and this Web site refers to the two organizations collectively as Public Citizen. Although the work of the two components overlaps, some activities are done by one component and not the other. The primary distinction is with respect to lobbying activity. Physical Review X Does Research on Foundations of Quantum Mechanics Fit into PRX’s Scope? October 24, 2014 The editors and Bill Poirier from Texas Tech University spotlight an original, thought-provoking paper by Hall, Deckert, and Wiseman on foundations of quantum mechanics, Phys. Rev.

U2’s Activism: From Innocence to Experience Legendary Irish rock band U2 is in the midst of a triumphal tour of North America. Called “Innocence + Experience,” the tour’s moniker could also characterize the band’s evolution as activists. Casual observers could be forgiven for thinking of U2 as merely a “benefit” band, haranguing audiences in concert after concert about its causes. But over time, the band’s activism has grown more direct and effective.

Kilo: Long-Lasting Typhoon May Strenghten Meteorologist Ari Sarsalari talks about Typhoon Kilo, a long-lasting storm churning in the West Pacific. The hyperactive Pacific Ocean pulled off an impressive feat with six tropical cyclones spinning in the Pacific Basin at one time Sunday, July 12. Tropical Depression Six-E developed in the eastern Pacific Sunday morning becoming the sixth tropical cyclone in the Pacific Ocean to be active at one time – joining Tropical Storm Dolores in its own basin; Typhoon Nangka and then-Tropical Storm Chan-hom, in the Western Pacific; and Halola and Iune, which were then both Central Pacific tropical storms. Six at Once - July 12, 2015 ZNet Top Welcome to ZCommunications. The site has ZNet and ZMag content, topic and place pages under the Focuses link in the top menu - reading lists and whole books, debates, interviews, multimedia, Blogs, Forums, comments, a Store, Sustainer program, WISC, and more. Relating to Z To participate more deeply and generally in ZCommunications, please become a Sustainer. Sustainers who log in will see "+ New" in the black band at the top. Use that to add a blog post.

What is this thing called science? As a scientist, Evelyn Fox Keller hated experiments. Today a professor emerita in the History of Science at MIT, she started out her scientific career in theoretical physics before jumping to molecular biology. What got her was the trivial volatility inherent in experimentation. “Someone could brush by the thermostat on the water bath, and a months’ work would be down the drain. You didn’t have control over it.” The methods of theoretical physics better suited her. PETITION: Divest RMIT from fossil fuels We call on RMIT to do the following: Publicly commit to cease any further investment in fossil fuelsPublicly commit to divesting RMIT entirely from fossil fuels within the next five yearsPublicly report regularly on the fossil fuel exposure and carbon intensity of RMIT's investments The risks of catastrophic climate change are well documented: increased natural disasters like bushfires and cyclones; rising sea levels; acidification of the oceans; severe drought and crop failure resulting in food and water shortages; mass displacement of populations and destruction of coastal cities. Climate change scientists have told us that to avoid the worst effects we need to keep warming below 2 degrees Celsius. There is a limit to the amount of carbon we can emit to stay below this target (the ‘Carbon Budget’). This amount is, according to the IPCC Assessment Report, 575 gigatons between 2011 and 2049.

Climate Impacts on Human Health Climate Impacts on Human Health Climate Impacts on Alaska Key Points A warmer climate is expected to both increase the risk of heat-related illnesses and death and worsen conditions for air quality. Deep Solar Minimum + Play Audio | + Download Audio | + Join mailing list April 1, 2009: The sunspot cycle is behaving a little like the stock market. Just when you think it has hit bottom, it goes even lower. Divest Monash University from fossil fuels Monash University should: 1) Investigate and disclose the full carbon exposure of its investments; 2) Stop any new investments in fossil fuel extraction or usage; 3) Develop a strategic plan to transition its investment portfolio away from fossil fuels towards cleaner solutions. Why is this important? Monash University is one the leading universities in Australia. Numerous Monash researchers (many of them IPCC authors) contribute important research about climate change and its future impacts. The scientific consensus on climate change from these researchers is quite clear, climate change must urgently be addressed.

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