WORLD leaders are meeting in Italy and high on the agenda is climate change, in particular the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Today’s declaration to reduce emissions by 50 percent globally by 2050 is aspiration. I say this because if it were imperative the timeframe would be a bit more meaningful. Indeed few of today’s [...]
More on NoAl from Blunt at Knutz here.
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Robyn Malcolm from Outrageous Fortune and Keisha Castle- Hughes from Whale Rider are giving face to save the earth campaigns in New Zealand.
“YET the deniers are choosing, willfully, to ignore that threat, placing future generations of Americans in grave danger, simply because it’s in their political interest to pretend that there’s nothing to worry about. If that’s not betrayal, I don’t know what is.” This extract from a column in the New York Times by Paul [...]
ON Friday President Barrack Obama praised the House of Representatives for passing the ‘Clean Energy and Security Act’. Everyone agrees that it’s far reaching legislation, and Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has made mention of the event as a reason for Australia to hurry-up with its own emissions trading laws. The US Environment Protection Agency [...]
IN the documentary, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, Al Gore used the tale of a frog in a warming container not jumping out, but rather boiling to death, as a caution against inaction, against letting small changes, small increases in temperature, go unaddressed. But what if, since the movie was released in 2006, there has been a [...]
YESTERDAY the US President, Barrack Obama, urged action to curb “dangerous carbon emissions that contaminate the water we drink”. If you consider carbon dioxide a “dangerous contaminate” and want to get rid of the carbon dioxide in say the soda, before you drink it, then shake the bottle first. Fizzing allows dissolved carbon dioxide gas [...]
Synthesis Report from Copenhagen March 2009, Now available http://climatecongress.ku.dk/ downloads & videos here Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) http://www.nipccreport.org Global Politics is being Influenced by Climate Contrarians http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25661632-5013457,00.html