Nuclear Greenpeace has always fought - and will continue to fight - vigorously against nuclear power because it is an unacceptable risk to the environment and to humanity. The only solution is to halt the expansion of all nuclear power, and for the shutdown of existing plants. Nastya, from Belarus was only three years old when she was diagnosed with cancer of the uterus and lungs. We need an energy system that can fight climate change, based on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Despite what the nuclear industry tells us, building enough nuclear power stations to make a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions would cost trillions of dollars, create tens of thousands of tons of lethal high-level radioactive waste, contribute to further proliferation of nuclear weapons materials, and result in a Chernobyl-scale accident once every decade. The Nuclear Age began in July 1945 when the US tested their first nuclear bomb near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Blog Climats TV5 Monde Nous publions ici une note rédigée par Olivier Talagrand, un chercheur du Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique / IPSL, en réponse à un article d'Henri Atlan paru dans le journal "Le Monde" Réponse à Henri Atlan. Dans son article intitulé La religion de la catastrophe, publié dans Le Monde daté des 28 et 29 mars, Henri Atlan décrit dans les termes suivants les ‘modèles’ utilisés par les climatologues : ‘Il y a un problème de crédibilité des modèles de changements climatiques et des prédictions qui en sont déduites. Ces modèles concernent en effet un domaine - le climat - où le nombre de données disponibles est petit par rapport au nombre de variables qui sont prises en compte dans leur construction, sans parler des variables encore inconnues. Cette description est fondamentalement erronée, et peut induire gravement en erreur des lecteurs peu ou mal informés. La climatologie n’a certes pas atteint la fiabilité d’autres domaines de la science.
The Sticky Tongue | Herpetology, zoology, biodiversity and conservation. IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change A Green New Deal A Green New Deal The global economy is facing a ‘triple crunch’: a combination of a credit-fuelled financial crisis, accelerating climate change and soaring energy prices underpinned by encroaching peak oil. It is increasingly clear that these three overlapping events threaten to develop into a perfect storm, the like of which has not been seen since the Great Depression, with potentially devastating consequences. July 21, 2008 // Written by: Larry Elliott,Richard Murphy,Tony Juniper,Jeremy Legget,Colin Hines,Charles Secrett,Caroline Lucas,Andrew Simms,Ann Pettifor The global economy is facing a ‘triple crunch’. This entails re-regulating finance and taxation plus a huge transformational programme aimed at substantially reducing the use of fossil fuels and in the process tackling the unemployment and decline in demand caused by the credit crunch. The triple crunch of financial meltdown, climate change and ‘peak oil’ has its origins firmly rooted in the current model of globalisation. Close
RealClimate by Eric Steig Along with various Seattle business and community leaders, city planners and politicians, a large group of scientists from the University of Washington got a chance to preview the new film, An Inconvenient Truth, last week. The film is about Al Gore’s efforts to educate the public about global warming, with the goal of creating the political will necessary for the United States to take the lead in efforts to lower global carbon emissions. It is an inspiring film, and is decidedly non-partisan in its outlook (though there are a few subtle references to the Bush administration’s lack of leadership on this and other environmental issues). Since Gore is rumored to be a fan of RealClimate, we thought it appropriate to give our first impressions. Much of the footage in Inconvenient Truth is of Al Gore giving a slideshow on the science of global warming. How well does the film handle the science? There are a few scientific errors that are important in the film.
Journey to the Sinking Lands OECD For The First Time, Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Are Released Into The Wild An Oxford-based research firm has announced the results of a release of genetically modified male mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands, the first experiment with GM mosquitoes to take place in the wild. From May to October of this year, Oxitec released male mosquitoes three times a week in a 40-acre area. The mosquitoes had been genetically modified to be sterile, so that when they mated with the indigenous female mosquitoes there would be no offspring, and the population would shrink. Mosquito numbers in the region had dropped 80 percent by August, which the researchers expect would result in fewer dengue cases. Since it's only females who bite humans and transmit diseases like the untreatable dengue fever this study examined, British biologists suspected that introducing males sterilized by a genetic mutation into the gene pool could dramatically decrease their numbers over time.
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Climate talks stall with nations 'wasting time' 25 May 2012Last updated at 14:53 ET By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News The US was accused of being in a "coalition of the unwilling", along with other oil-fuelled states The latest round of UN climate talks has made little progress, observers say. The meeting in Bonn, Germany saw angry exchanges between rich nations, fast-industrialising ones and those prone to climate impacts. Campaigners spoke of a "coalition of the unwilling" including the US, China, India and several Gulf states. Developing countries are also concerned about the lack of firm pledges on finance beyond the end of this year. This was the first negotiating meeting since last December's ministerial summit in Durban, South Africa. The key outcome there was an agreement to begin talks leading to a new global deal involving all nations. The "Durban Platform", as it is known, will see the agreement tied up by 2015 and coming into force by 2020. Complex world Continue reading the main story “Start Quote Adaptation