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When Grownups Bully Climate Scientists

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 02:59
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India min says EU tax deal breaker for global climate talks

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 02:59
Source: Reuters - A European Union law that charges airlines for carbon emissions is "unacceptable" and would be a "deal breaker" for global climate change negotiations, India's environment minister said on Wednesday.

Brazil stresses need for world consensus at Rio+20 meet

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 02:59
Source: AFP - The upcoming Rio conference on sustainable development must yield a commitment to manage the world economy in a way that respects the environment and fights poverty, a Brazilian official says.

Consultation under way on ETS changes

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 02:59
Source: Voxy News Engine - The Government today released a consultation document setting out proposed changes to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme.

Rwanda: Govt Ratifies Key Environment Protocol

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 02:59
Source: The New Times - Rwanda became the third country in the world, after Angola and Jordan, to ratify the Nagoya Protocol that seek to equitably distribute amongst member states benefits arising from the proper conservation of environment resources.

Very few countries have cut their carbon emissions without cheating

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 02:59
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Europe in for cool, unsettled spring: meteorologist

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 02:59
Source: Reuters - Weather through the rest of April and May will be cool and changeable in western, northern and central Europe, German meteorologist Georg Mueller said in a seasonal update released on Tuesday, citing low pressure in the region.

Corobrik could double earnings from Lawley CDM project

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 02:59
Source: Engineering News - The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has agreed to change the registered carbon credit project for South African brick manufacturer Corobrik to double the carbon credits earned from the Fuel Switch project at its Lawley factory, in Johannesburg.

Out of Africa (and Elsewhere): More Fossil Fuels

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 02:59
Source: NY Times - THE world’s largest energy companies have big plans for Mozambique. Until recently, the East African country was better known for its long civil war, and had few energy resources compared with regional heavy-hitters like Nigeria and Angola.

Fuel to Burn: Now What?

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 02:59
Source: NY Times - THE reversal of fortune in America’s energy supplies in recent years holds the promise of abundant and cheaper fuel, and it could have profound effects on what people drive, domestic manufacturing and America’s foreign policy.

Climate Issues Similar To Moral Issue Of Slavery, Says Physicist James Hansen...Let Me Explain A Difference

Tue, 04/10/2012 - 03:59
Source: Forbes - In last Friday’s Guardian, James Hansen, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, compares climate change’s moral aspect to that of slavery. Tomorrow Hansen will be awarded the 24th Edinburgh Medal for his contribution to science, and he plans to use his acceptance speech to raise the issue further and call for a global carbon emissions tax.

(Opinion) It's Time for Interfaith Moral Action on Climate Change

Tue, 04/10/2012 - 02:59
Source: Huffington Post - There are lots of types of people who have been taking action on climate change over the last several years: environmentalists (of course), students and young people, community-based groups, labor activists, indigenous peoples, Appalachian and Gulf Coast residents, ranchers and more.

Climate scientists are losing the public debate on global warming

Tue, 04/10/2012 - 02:59
Source: Telegraph.co.uk - Dr James Hansen, director of the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies, who first made warnings about climate change in the 1980s, said that public scepticism about the threat of man-made climate change has increased despite the growing scientific consensus.

(Blog) Three Signs of Hope and One Omen on Climate

Tue, 04/10/2012 - 02:59
Source: Huffington Post - With magazines like Scientific American publishing articles titled: "Global Warming Close to Becoming Irreversible," and 15,000-plus temperature records set this spring in the U.S., it's no wonder the CFO of the business I work for said to me yesterday: "I have this crippling anxiety about climate change... what are our children going to have to deal with?"

Private Members' Bill on climate change presented

Tue, 04/10/2012 - 02:59
Source: Economic Times - NEW DELHI: It is highly unlikely that a bill to seek a comprehensive legislation on climate change introduced by a young MP in Parliament would become a law in India, but the initiative of proposing such a measure may have an impact on the government's thinking in this regard.

Geo-engineering ‘a risk’ in climate change battle

Tue, 04/10/2012 - 02:59
Source: eco-business.com - Attemps to slow down climate change by large-scale geo-engineering present ”serious risks” and are unlikely to replace the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions, Australia’s chief scientist has warned. In an overview of schemes proposed by scientists, researchers at the Office of the Chief Scientist say the main methods of planetary-scale engineering would confront big problems with technical feasibility, political co-operation and cost. But research should be pursued in the hope of developing last-ditch methods to slow climate change.

What happens when all the wells run dry?

Tue, 04/10/2012 - 02:59
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - ISN'T it interesting that the Arab awakening began in Tunisia with a fruit vendor who was harassed by police for not having a permit to sell food - just at the moment when world food prices hit record highs?

Mountain countries seek to unite, air concerns about climate change

Tue, 04/10/2012 - 02:59
Source: CNN - Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) -- Mountain countries from around the world are seeking a common voice in global climate change negotiations to draw attention to the vulnerabilities of mountain areas.

Call to develop green economy‎

Tue, 04/10/2012 - 02:59
Source: Gulf Times - Doha Bank Group CEO R.Seetharaman was a speaker at an international conference on renewable energy and climate change held in the south Indian city of Madurai recently.

(Blog) Conservatives and climate change: it's complicated‎

Tue, 04/10/2012 - 02:59
Source: Crikey - Noel Turnbull, adjunct professor of media and communications at RMIT University, writes: New research provides some intriguing insights into why, and what sort of, conservatives oppose climate change and distrust scientists.