Wpisy oznaczone tagiem "climate" (91)  

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If they fail to reach a climate deal in Copenhagen, world leaders flying in their private jets and huddling in five-star hotels will have little to show for their efforts beyond a big, fat carbon footprint.

Link: www.mail.com/(…)U_Climate-Carbon-Footprint…

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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Technology firm Cisco Systems and the NASA space agency launched a $100 million plan on Tuesday to monitor the earth's resources, aiming to boost transparency of national commitments under a new climate treaty.||World leaders...

Link: www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BE1I420091215?rpc=64

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Scientists say Colombia's glaciers could disappear within 15 years. Wet highland areas that provide much of the country's fresh water are getting warmer and drier. And each year, flooding becomes more severe. The coastal area of Tumaco has become an example of how environmental and security pressures are undermining previously stable communities.

Link: www.npr.org/(…)story.php…

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George Monbiot: A speech by the US energy secretary, Steven Chu, shows how America's unquestioning belief in the free market has held back technological innovation

Link: www.guardian.co.uk/(…)us-technological-race-climate…

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Representatives from 135 developing countries are demanding that rich nations discuss much deeper cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions, throwing the 192-nation U.N. climate summit into disarray.

Link: www.npr.org/(…)story.php…

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Fears that the Copenhagen climate summit could degenerate into an undignified global squabbling match grew on Saturday night as poor nations accused their rich counterparts of forging a "backroom deal" at a secret dinner.

Link: www.telegraph.co.uk/(…)Copenhagen-climate-summit-de…

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In the practice of preaching to the choir, Sarah Palin appears to have all but patented the art of saying what a few want to hear. Palin, who was the Republican nominee for vice president, is suggesting that President Obama "boycott'' an international conference on climate change underway in Copenhagen...

Link: latimesblogs.latimes.com/(…)sarah-palin-says-barack…

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At the end of his life, George Orwell wrote a brilliant short essay called "You and the A-Bomb." In two pages, he summed up why the A-Bomb changed his life in industrial society. It is the same now with climate change.

Link: www.climatebiz.com/(…)why-climate-change-bomb-21st-…

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Even as the science of global warming gets stronger, fewer Americans believe it’s real. In some ways, it’s nearly as jarring a disconnect as enduring disbelief in evolution or carbon dating. And according to Kari Marie Norgaard, a Whitman University sociologist who’s studied public attitudes towards climate science, we’re in denial.

Link: www.wired.com/(…)climate-psychology…

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As delegates gather in Copenhagen for the UN climate summit, a new poll shows growing concern for climate change; nearly 2/3 say climate is very serious problem.

Link: ecopolitology.org/(…)poll-shows-unprecedented-globa…

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Developing countries react furiously to leaked draft agreement that would hand more power to rich nations, sideline the UN's negotiating role and abandon the Kyoto protocol

Link: www.guardian.co.uk/(…)copenhagen-climate-summit-dis…

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Despite the attention being paid to the Copenhagen climate talks beginning Monday, public opinion of the urgency of climate change continues to sink. Some social scientists say the issue is so daunting, many people decide to shut it out of their thoughts. Will this affect a climate change treaty?

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The computer hack, said a senior member of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, was not an amateur job, but a highly sophisticated, politically motivated operation. And others went further. The guiding hand behind the leaks, the allegation went, was that of the Russian secret services.

Link: www.treehugger.com/(…)ex-kgb-officers-hackers-clima…

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Meet the 12 loudest members of the chorus claiming that global warming is a joke and that CO2 emissions are actually good for you. Plus: Why is Exxon still at the top of the list?

Link: motherjones.com/(…)dirty-dozen-climate-change-denia…

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The biggest climate meeting in history, with 15,000 participants from 192 nations, begins in Copenhagen on Monday seeking to agree curbs on greenhouse gas emissions and raise billions of...

Link: www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5B517O20091207?rpc=64

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The Speaker of the Danish Parliament has issued a damning criticism of the climate debate, saying politicians gullibly turn theories into facts.

Link: politiken.dk/newsinenglish/article851820.ece?

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Copenhagen is preparing for the climate change summit that will produce as much carbon dioxide as a town the size of Middlesbrough.

Link: www.telegraph.co.uk/(…)Copenhagen-climate-summit-12…

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The national park's virtually intact ecosystem is a natural place for scientists to study the biological effects of global warming.

Link: www.latimes.com/(…)la-na-yellowstone6-2009decfull.s…

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Why the climatologists get it wrong. Many of you are too young to remember, but in 1975 our government pushed "the coming ice age."  Random House dutifully printed "THE WEATHER CONSPIRACY … coming of the New Ice Age." This may be the only book ever written by 18 authors. All 18 lived just a short sled ride from Washington, D.C.

Link: www.forbes.com/(…)climate-science-gore-intelligent-…

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The Copenhagen climate talks won't likely deliver a new global treaty on global warming, but there are still plenty of reasons to pay attention. Starting Monday, 15,000 people are expected in Copenhagen, Denmark. Over the next two weeks they're supposed to be hashing out a successor to the Kyoto Treaty, the global deal regulating greenhouse gases

Link: money.cnn.com/(…)index.htm…

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The beauty of this process -- if "beauty" is how you'd want to describe such a thing -- is that the resulting fluids can be sent into the sewer system like Saturday night's bath water, or even spread on fields or gardens. No sooty emissions, either, and the process uses 80 percent less energy than standard cremation.

Link: www.politicsdaily.com/(…)climate-friendly-cremation…

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Internet search giant Google--along with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger--has unveiled a version of Google Earth that predicts both sea level changes and wild fire danger caused by global warming

Link: sfist.com/(…)google_schwarzenegger_unveil_tool_t.ph…

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COP15 guests are being offered free sex if they produce one of Lord Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard’s ‘no sex’ postcards.

Link: politiken.dk/newsinenglish/article851637.ece

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