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Beyond ‘Greener Capitalism’

January 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Published on Monday, January 30, 2012 by Common Dreams Beyond ‘Greener Capitalism’: Activists Call for Global Day of JusticeA UN report urges needs for more ‘sustainable development’ but civil society groups push for a deeper transition The United Nations High-level Panel on Global Sustainability urges in a new report for world leaders gathering for this […]

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Methane’s Seabed Escape

September 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Understanding Methane’s Seabed EscapeScienceDaily (Sep. 20, 2011) — A shipboard expedition off Norway, to determine how methane escapes from beneath the Arctic seabed, has discovered widespread pockets of the gas and numerous channels that allow it to reach the seafloor

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Arctic ice level drops to historic low

September 12th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Arctic ice level drops to historic low The area covered by Arctic sea ice reached its lowest point this week since the start of satellite observations in 1972, German researchers announced. “On September 8, the extent of the Arctic sea ice was 4.24 million square kilometres. This is a new historic minimum,” said Georg Heygster, […]

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In the Land of Denial

September 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Published: September 6, 2011 The Republican presidential contenders regard global warming as a hoax or, at best, underplay its importance. The most vocal denier is Rick Perry, the Texas governor and longtime friend of the oil industry, who insists that climate change is an unproven theory created by “a substantial number of scientists who have […]

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Tropical Coral Could Be Used to Create Novel Sunscreens

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Tropical Coral Could Be Used to Create Novel Sunscreens for Human Use, Say Scientists ScienceDaily (Aug. 30, 2011) — Researchers at King’s College London have discovered how coral produces natural sunscreen compounds to protect itself from damaging UV rays, leading scientists to believe these compounds could form the basis of a new type of sunscreen […]

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Global Warming Behind Somali Drought

August 29th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=104899 By Julio Godoy PARIS, Aug 26, 2011 (IPS) – The severe drought in the Horn of Africa, which has caused the death of at least 30,000 children and is affecting some 12 million people, especially in Somalia, is a direct consequence of weather phenomena associated with climate change and global warming, environmental scientists say.

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Permafrost Could Release Vast Amounts of Carbon

August 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Permafrost Could Release Vast Amounts of Carbon and Accelerate Climate Change by End of Century ScienceDaily (Aug. 24, 2011) — Billions of tons of carbon trapped in high-latitude permafrost may be released into the atmosphere by the end of this century as Earth’s climate changes, further accelerating global warming, a new computer modeling study indicates.

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Greenland Glacier Melting Faster Than Expected

August 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Greenland Glacier Melting Faster Than ExpectedScienceDaily (Aug. 18, 2011) — A key glacier in Greenland is melting faster than previously expected, according to findings by a team of academics, including Dr Edward Hanna from University of Sheffield. Dr Hanna, from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Geography, was part of a team of researchers that […]

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Targeting Gases Other Than Carbon Dioxide

August 4th, 2011 · No Comments

Slowing Climate Change by Targeting Gases Other Than Carbon DioxideScienceDaily (Aug. 3, 2011) — Carbon dioxide remains the undisputed king of recent climate change, but other greenhouse gases measurably contribute to the problem. A new study, conducted by NOAA scientists and published online August 3 in Nature, shows that cutting emissions of those other gases […]

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Algae

July 31st, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,776653,00.html

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Sea Level Rise

July 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Sea Level Rise Less from Greenland, More from Antarctica, Than Expected During Last Interglacial ScienceDaily (July 29, 2011) — During the last prolonged warm spell on Earth, the oceans were at least four meters — and possibly as much as 6.5 meters, or about 20 feet — higher than they are now.

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“Silent Killer”

July 24th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=us-heat-wave-silent-killerr&WT.mc_id=SA_facebook Record-Setting Heat Wave in U.S. Settles in as “Silent Killer”

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Climate Swings Likely

July 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Dramatic Climate Swings Likely as World Warms: Ancient El Niño Clue to Future Floods ScienceDaily (July 15, 2011) — Dramatic climate swings behind both last year’s Pakistan flooding and this year’s Queensland floods in Australia are likely to continue as the world gets warmer, scientists predict

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Decline in Species Shows Climate Change Warnings Not Exaggerated

July 13th, 2011 · No Comments

One in 10 Species Could Face Extinction: Decline in Species Shows Climate Change Warnings Not Exaggerated, Research Finds ScienceDaily (July 12, 2011) — One in 10 species could face extinction by the year 2100 if current climate change impacts continue. This is the result of University of Exeter research, examining studies on the effects of […]

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Ocean’s Carbon Dioxide Uptake

July 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Climate Change Reducing Ocean’s Carbon Dioxide Uptake, New Analysis Shows ScienceDaily (July 10, 2011) — How deep is the ocean’s capacity to buffer against climate change?

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Ocean layers and polar ice sheets

July 4th, 2011 · No Comments

Warming Ocean Layers Will Undermine Polar Ice Sheets, Climate Models Show ScienceDaily (July 3, 2011) — Warming of the ocean’s subsurface layers will melt underwater portions of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets faster than previously thought, according to new University of Arizona-led research. Such melting would increase the sea level more than already projected.

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Climate Change As Biggest Security Threat

July 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, July 2, 2011 by the Inter Press Service Climate Change May Pose Biggest Security Threat Aligning Security with Reality by Pam Johnson WASHINGTON – As a budget battle rages on in the U.S. Congress and President Barack Obama’s military budget comes under increasingly harsh scrutiny, a report just released here by the […]

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Extreme Weather

June 29th, 2011 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=extreme-weather-caused-by-climate-change [image: Scientific American] June 28, 2011 Storm Warnings: Extreme Weather Is a Product of Climate Change *More violent and frequent storms, once merely a prediction of climate models, are now a matter of observation. * Part 1 of a three-part series

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A Major Glacier Is Undermined from Below

June 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Ocean Currents Speed Melting of Antarctic Ice: A Major Glacier Is Undermined from Below ScienceDaily (June 26, 2011) — Stronger ocean currents beneath West Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf are eroding the ice from below, speeding the melting of the glacier as a whole, according to a new study in Nature Geoscience. A growing […]

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Sea-Level Rise

June 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Fastest Sea-Level Rise in 2,000 Years Linked to Increasing Global Temperatures ScienceDaily (June 20, 2011) — The rate of sea level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast is greater now than at any time in the past 2,000 years — and has shown a consistent link between changes in global mean surface temperature and sea […]

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Carbon Dioxide Buildup

June 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Buildup Unlikely to Spark Abrupt Climate Change, Scientists Find ScienceDaily (June 19, 2011) — There have been instances in Earth history when average temperatures have changed rapidly, as much as 10 degrees Celsius (18 degrees Fahrenheit) over a few decades, and some have speculated the same could happen again as the atmosphere […]

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1847 lecture that predicted climate change

June 20th, 2011 · No Comments

The 1847 lecture that predicted human-induced climate changeA near-forgotten speech made by a US congressman warned of global warming and the mismanagement of natural resources

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Conservative Denial of Climate Change

June 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 by CommonDreams.org Is Cognitive Dissonance Fueling Conservative Denial of Climate Change?by Rania Khalek “I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that,” were the words of GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in front of about 200 people at a town hall meeting […]

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Current Carbon Dioxide Emission

June 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Current Carbon Dioxide Emission Higher Than It Was Just Before Ancient Episode of Severe Global WarmingScienceDaily (June 8, 2011) — The present rate of greenhouse carbon dioxide emissions through fossil fuel burning is higher than that associated with an ancient episode of severe global warming, according to new research. The findings are published online this […]

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