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Paul Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades' The book's strength, Ehrlich says, is that it was short, direct and basically correct. "Its weaknesses were not enough on overconsumption and equity issues. It needed more on women's rights, and explicit countering of racism - which I've spent much of my career and activism trying to counter.
Earth Hour Classroom Activities and Resources Our actions on climate change will shape the future for our children. It is important to discuss and educate our students about climate change, and how to look after our planet!
A new World Bank report projects climate change could cause over 85 million "internal climate migrants" in Sub-Saharan Africa, A new World Bank report has found that by 2050 the worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world could see more than 140 million people move within their countries' borders.
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Tangled Web: San Francisco and Oakland Discounted Climate Risk in Municipal Bond Offerings and Other Blunders My my my, "what a tangled web we weave when we first practice to deceive." Here at CO2isLife we've been begging for this climate change issue to be dragged into court, and it is everything we've been hoping for and more.
A Geological Perspective of the Greenland Ice Sheet Guest Geological Perspective by David Middleton. Before we get to my geological perspective of the Greenland Ice Sheet, let's first have a look at the NASA perspective:. Wow! The GrIS lost 3,748 gigatons of ice from 2002-2016. That's 4,089 km3. It's difficult to visualize just how big 4,089 km3 is.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose Last Year. Here Are the Top 5 Reasons. The world needs to reduce emissions to avoid drastic global warming. For now, a new study shows, we’re moving in the opposite direction.
Last three years hottest on record, severe weather hits 2018: U.N. OSLO - The past three years were the hottest on record and heat waves in Australia, freak Arctic warmth and water shortages in Cape Town are extending harmful weather extremes in 2018, the United Nations said on Thursday.
From Not Enough to Too Much, the World’s Water Crisis Explained The total freshwater volume consumed or polluted within a country is known as its water footprint of national production. The top five countries that contribute to humanity's total water footprint appear below-along with South Africa, where the city of Cape Town is facing a crisis-level water shortage.
Macron pushes for EU minimum price for carbon BRUSSELS - Europe must set a minimum price for carbon, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, something that would require a new tax on imports from non-EU countries that are not doing enough to tackle climate change.
Auction of Oil Drilling Tracts in Gulf Draws Tepid Interest HOUSTON - In a setback to Trump administration efforts to increase offshore oil production, the industry responded with only modest interest on Wednesday in a federal auction covering a record 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico. Companies bid on only 1 percent of the acreage, and the winning bids yielded a mere $125 million for the government.
There is no conspiracy! Judge dismisses claim of industry conspiracy. From the Daily Caller:. San Francisco and Oakland filed suit against five major companies, including Exxon and Chevron, demanding money for damages global warming allegedly caused.
What is a nor’easter? And why have there been 4 in 3 weeks? And even though these storms bring blizzards and are a menace, they do play a critical role in regulating the climate on Earth. Here's what we know about nor'easters. Nor'easters are named after their winds, which blow from the northeast. They're a common storm during the winter and early spring months along the Atlantic coast of the US.
Despite Government Pledges, Ravaging of Indonesia's Forests Continues Driving from Medan, Indonesia's third-largest city, to Lake Toba, the world's largest volcanic lake in the central highlands of Sumatra, the extent of the country's deforestation becomes numbingly clear.
Vortex: Inventing & Delivering Information By: Ashley Christenbury Edited by: Nate Craner and Rachel Spradlin Presentation: Vox and New York Times. The way that people present information tends to be in a way that benefits them.
What on Earth? Why climate change skeptics are backing geoengineering In the emerging field of geoengineering, which envisions large-scale efforts to fight climate change by directly manipulating the natural environment, Field's privately funded Ice911 project is a small player. Under the Trump administration, these eclectic, messianic and mostly untested projects have been gaining unprecedented momentum.
This country loves Teslas and petroleum Norway is a study in climate change contradictions. The Nordic country of 5.2 million inhabitants has earned its place in the top tier of global climate champions, waging war against deforestation abroad while using renewable energy to power its Teslas at home.
Greenpeace boards rig due to drill for Statoil in Arctic OSLO - Greenpeace activists have boarded a rig that was due to sail to the Arctic to drill prospects on behalf of oil firm Statoil, the environmental group said on Thursday. "We have two people on board and 10 on the water to ensure the rig does not leave port.
Guyanese campaigners mount legal challenge against three oil giants Three major oil companies preparing to drill off the shores of Guyana, where a string of discoveries have sparked a rush for crude, are being challenged by a group of citizens who say their dash for oil is illegal. Lawyers acting for the Guyanese campaigners are to lodge the latest challenge in a court in Guyana this week.
The Good News: The World Economy Is Doing Great. The Bad News: That Means More Greenhouse Gases Emissions of the primary pollutant that causes climate change increased to a record high in 2017 after three years of flatlining, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.
Car Companies Are Arguing Against Basic Science On Climate Change Automakers are preaching the gospel of clean energy when it comes to their plans for electric cars, but when it comes to vehicle emission standards-which are currently being reevaluated-they've turned to refuting basic science that's behind climate change.
Top 5 Reasons To Love The Ocean Today is World Water Day, and in honor of that we are dedicating this post to showing some love for the ocean. Our oceans are an incredible natural resource, one that we cannot take for granted. We need healthy oceans to ensure our survival just as much as for the survival of the life that thrives in the ocean.
Trump wanted to slash funding for clean energy. Congress ignored him. The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that needs to pass this week to avert a government shutdown increases spending on clean energy and keeps the Environmental Protection Agency funded at current levels. That's despite the White House suggestion that Congress cut EPA's budget by one-third and make drastic reductions in clean energy research.
Oil company blames humans for warming but denies guilt SAN FRANCISCO - Chevron Corp. walked a narrow line yesterday in acknowledging humans' role in climate change while highlighting uncertainties that could help shield it from cities' claims for damages stemming from sea-level rise.
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