Archive | July, 2007

No Climate Crisis: A Note from Marc Morano in Greenland

Ilulissat, Greenland – The July 27-29 2007 U.S. Senate trip to Greenland to investigate fears of a glacier meltdown revealed an Arctic land where current climatic conditions are neither alarming nor linked to a rise in man-made carbon dioxide emissions, according to many of the latest peer-reviewed scientific findings. Recent research has found that Greenland […]

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Militant Islamic Group Joins Environmental Campaign in Indonesia

Abu Bakar Bashir, the well known spiritual leader of militant Islamic group, Jemaah Islamiya, has now joined forces with Indonesia’s largest environmental organisation, WALHI, to protest against US-based mining corporation Newmont. from http://richardness.org/blog/walhisstrangebedfellows.php I’ve previously written about the Buyat Bay saga – where Richard Ness and Newmont were accused of having polluted a fishing village […]

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More from Marc Morano (Part 6)

1. Renewable energy wrecks environment, scientist claims Excerpt: Renewable energy wrecks environment, scientist claims Renewable does not mean green. That is the claim of Jesse Ausubel of the Rockefeller University in New York. Writing in Inderscience’s International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology, Ausubel explains that building enough wind farms, damming enough rivers, and […]

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Stealing Water from the Macquarie Marshes: A Note and More Pictures from Chris Hogendyk

During the past month there has been a tributary flood event in the Macquarie Valley resulting in a moderate but valuable volume of water (approximately 26,000 megalitres) making its way down to the drought ravaged Macquarie Marshes. Over 30% of this water was delivered away from the publicly owned Nature Reserves into the Gum Cowal/Terrigal […]

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Dirty Snow – a note from Helen Mahar

Check it out. It could be an interesting discussion piece. Helen “Dirty snow may warm Arctic as much as greenhouse gases” Helen is referring to Black Carbon, covered by Pielke Sr recently: A New Paper That Highlights the First-Order Radiative Forcing Of Black Carbon Deposition

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Lewis crofters fight wind farm

Scotland’s Hebridean Isle of Lewis is a beautiful place, noted for its wetland habitats and Golden Eagles. The Standing Stones of Callanish are an ancient monument erected around 3000 years ago, hewn from billion year old rock. By 1857 peat had grown across the site to a height of 6 feet, and was cleared. This […]

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