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Mass Epidemic Illnesses Coming With Global Warming, Melting World : Massive Desertification

Mass Epidemic Illnesses Coming With Global Warming, Melting World : Massive Desertification | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

We’re already sick of climate change — and getting sicker  ▶ 

http://grist.org/climate-energy/were-already-sick-of-climate-change-and-getting-sicker/


Blue and Green Tomorrow, April 08, 2015
▶  OBAMA LINKS CLIMATE CHANGE TO HEALTH RISKS http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2015/04/08/obama-links-climate-change-to-health-risks/


Mashable, April 06, 2015
- ▶RAPID GLOBAL WARMING MAY BE COMING SOONER THAN YOU THINK http://mashable.com/2015/04/09/rapid-global-warming/


Grist, March 26, 2015
- ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE IS SPREADING DISEASES YOU HAVEN'T EVEN HEARD OF YET http://grist.org/science/climate-change-is-spreading-diseases-you-havent-even-heard-of-yet/


Phys.org, February 15, 2015
- ▶ MORE INFECTIOUS DISEASES EMERGING BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://phys.org/news/2015-02-infectious-diseases-emerging-climate.html


Phys.org, August 27, 2014
▶ CLIMATE CHANGE, DROUGHT POSES GROWING HEALTH THREAT, UN REPORTS. "Climate change is no longer only an environmental issue"... poses a growing health threat, the UN warned on Wednesday, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and spread disease. http://phys.org/news/2014-08-climate-poses-health-threat.html#nRlv


WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL


RT New, October 29, 2014
- ▶ 700 YEAR OLD VIRUS FROM ANCIENT CARIBOUS POOP REVIVED, INFECTS LIVING PLANT. Scientists have successfully revived a 700-year-old virus that was frozen within ancient caribou feces, using it to infect a modern-day plant. The development raises the possibility that global warming could resurrect other infectious viruses. http://rt.com/usa/200287-ancient-poop-virus-revived-infects/


BBC News, March 03, 2014

- ▶ GIANT VIRUS COMES BACK TO LIFE AFTER BEING FROZEN IN SIBERIAN PERMAFROST FOR AN AMAZING 30,000 YEARS http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26387276


New Scientist, March 03, 2014
- ▶ BIGGEST-EVER VIRUS REVIVED FROM STONE AGE PERMAFROST THAWING TUNDRA. Now that this virus has been revived from the permafrost, so too could potentially harmful pathogens, possibly including viruses humans have never encountered before, the researchers say. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25151-biggestever-virus-revived-from-stone-age-permafrost.html#.UxYSgF5kJK4



Guardian, October 28, 2014
-▶EBOLA IS A PRODUCT OF DESTRUCTIVE AND EXPLOITIVE GLOBAL ECONOMIC SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/28/ebola-africa-symptom-failing-economic-system-west-deforestation


EcoInternet, October 01, 2014
-▶  EBOLA A SYMPTOM OF ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL COLLAPSE http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/10/01/ebola-a-symptom-of-ecological-and-social-collapse/


-▶  EBOLA:  HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE  http://sco.lt/8AcxIP


                                      THE ANTIBIOTIC CRISIS

FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/5u5Gyn



SummitVoice, March 18, 2012
-▶ GLOBAL WARMING: DOCTORS FORESEE MAJOR HEALTH IMPACTS. Asthma, allergies and infectious disease could surge in warming world  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/03/18/global-warming-doctors-foresee-major-health-impacts/


Huffington Post, March 26, 2014
 ▶   CLIMATE CHANGE DANGERS HERE NOW, WILL WORSEN MANY HUMAN ILLS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/24/climate-change-dangers_n_5019412.html


-▶ THE WHOLE BELT FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE CANADIAN BORDER TO NORTHERN ARGENTINA IS GOING TO BE JUST DESERT IN 100 YEARS........BRINGING WITH IT A WIDE ARRAY OF EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES - THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://grist.org/climate-energy/were-already-sick-of-climate-change-and-getting-sicker/


                                                      REPORT

                                    PLOS ONE, February 25, 2014
-▶  WHY BIODIVERSITY AND LOSS AND IT'S REGULATION MATTERS: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR OUTBREAKS IN ASIA-PACIFIC:  http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0090032


January 30, 2012 PhysOrg
 ▶ PLANT BIODIVERSITY PRESERVATION IS CRUCIAL TO BUFFER NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND DESERTIFICATION IN DRY LANDS http://phys.org/news/2012-01-biodiversity-ecosystems-global-drylands.html


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



DESERTIFICATION: The Guardian Environment http://www.theguardian.com/environment/desertification


DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION: A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE  http://sco.lt/4rCFH7


Environment News Service, May 20, 2014
-▶ DETERIORATING ENVIRONMENT THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH WORLDWIDE http://ens-newswire.com/2014/05/20/deteriorating-environment-threatens-human-health-worldwide/


Earthblog, August 04, 2014
 ▶  NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR An important scientific journal article published today finds that 66% of Earth’s land area must be maintained as natural and agro-ecological ecosystems to sustain a livable environment. Yet about 50% have already been lost, threatening global biosphere collapse  http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


 TerraDaily, February 02, 2012
 ▶  BIODIVERSITY ESSENTIAL FOR ECOSYSTEMS ON GLOBAL DRYLANDS http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Biodiversity_enhances_ecosystems_global_drylands_999.html


-▶ LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8amPlR


▶  CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz


 

                                                 VIDEO 4:00

                    THE EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS VISUALIZED

                                           http://sco.lt/8vwwb3


Climate Progress, June 25, 2014

 ▶  ONE QUARTER OF INDIA IS TURNING INTO DESERT http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/25/3452502/one-quarter-of-india-desert/


April 15, 2013 - Irish Times

 ▶  AFRICA STRUGGLING TO FORCE SAHARA BACK AS CLIMATE CHANGE WREAKS HAVOC Desertification and rising sea levels pose serious threats to life in Africa... http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/africa/struggling-to-force-the-sahara-back-as-climate-change-wreaks-havoc-in-senegal-1.1359970


May 13, 2013 DC Bureau
-▶ THE EXPANDING SAHARA: DEFORESTATION IN MOROCCO http://www.dcbureau.org/201305138562/bulldog-blog/the-expanding-sahara-deforestation-in-morocco.html


 Thomson Reuters Foundation, February 22, 2012
 ▶  ENCROACHING DESERTS THREATEN LIFE ALONG TIBET'S LONGEST RIVER http://www.trust.org/item/?map=encroaching-deserts-threaten-life-along-tibets-longest-river


August 26, 2013 Grist

 ▶ "THE WHOLE BELT FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE CANADIAN BORDER TO NORTHERN ARGENTINA IS GOING TO BE JUST DESERT IN 100 YEARS." BRINGING WITH IT A WIDE ARRAY OF EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES - THREATENING CIVILIZATION Reporter Linda Marsa investigated the impact of global warming on our health. Cover your mouth: What she found is terrifying.

http://grist.org/climate-energy/were-already-sick-of-climate-change-and-getting-sicker/

 

Guardian Environment, September 15, 2014
-▶ DROUGHT BITES AS AMAZON'S "FLYING RIVERS' DRY UP. Scientists say deforestation and climate change responsible for forests not producing vapour clouds that bring rain to Brazil, reports Climate News Network http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/15/drought-bites-as-amazons-flying-rivers-dry-up



-▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT - WORST IN RECORDED HISTORY http://sco.lt/4rmrQn


Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University, December 2012

 ▶ MEGA DROUGHTS AHEAD: WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS COULD BEGIN IN EIGHT YEARS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3997322622/worst-drought-in-1-000-years-could-begin-in-eight-years

 

Huffington Post Green, September 24, 2013

- ▶  NEARLY ONE IN 10 U.S. WATERSHEDS IS "STRESSED;  DEMAND FOR WATER OUTPACING SUPPLY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/24/watersheds-stressed-study-supply-water_n_3983176.html

 

 May 23, 2013 Environment News Service
- ▶  U.S. GROUND WATER CONSUMPTION ACCELERATING http://ens-newswire.com/2013/05/23/u-s-groundwater-consumption-accelerating/


Treehugger, January 13, 2014

52% OF EARTH'S 9.7 BILLION PEOPLE WILL LIVE IN WATER-STRESSED AREAS IN 2050 - MIT STUDY http://www.treehugger.com/clean-water/52-earths-97-billion-people-will-live-water-stressed-areas-2050-mit-study-shows.html

 

                                                      VIDEO

                           WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE -

                                        http://sco.lt/856DXl


 -▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF


 - ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING:  CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

 -▶  ARCTIC OCEAN MELTING, ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY  http://sco.lt/9GRj3B

 

                                                    WATCH

                                Our Radically Changing Planet

                            "EXTREME ICE" - UNPRECEDENTED

                                                 PBS Nova

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/extreme-ice.html

                                                    OR

                      http://video.pbs.org/video/1108763899/


- ▶ HUMANITY'S DESTRUCTION OF EARTH'S CLIMATE IN NINETY SECONDS  http://sco.lt/5FjShF


Yale Environment 360, July 02, 2014
2047 : WHERE WILL EARTH HEAD AFTER ITS 'CLIMATE DEPARTURE'? The term “climate departure” has an odd ring, but its meaning is relatively straightforward. It marks the point at which the earth’s climate begins to cease resembling what has come before and moves into a new state, one where heat records are routinely shattered and what once was considered extreme will become the norm. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/interview_camilo_mora_where_will_earth_head_after_its_climate_departure/2783/

 

                            PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE

    FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


 

ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/7uGWKv


 

LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

CLIMATE CHANGE PROMISES TOUGH TIMES FOR ASIA AND AFRICA - REPORT http://sco.lt/8vOrab

 

AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM WON'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5Qy6cL

 

FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8fNIET

 


 

▶ SOIL AS A LIFELINE:  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET http://sco.lt/6kqJaT

 

▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life  http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

 


                   THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                        http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/


 ▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE - Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis http://sco.lt/57JX0L

 

 

          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD  http://ow.ly/n97Vf





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▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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How Rigged is the Fossil Fuel Market? Unearthing the True Cost of Fossil Fuels

How Rigged is the Fossil Fuel Market? Unearthing the True Cost of Fossil Fuels | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

                                                 --- WATCH ---

                     300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                        http://sco.lt/724dSD


February 7, 2012 TreeHugger

HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? IN A WORD, "OVERWHELMING".  AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE -- THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS. Fossil fuel company executives and D.C. politicians have long worked together to ensure coal and oil prices stay low enough to keep Americans hooked. Here's how we can break the addiction.... Industry gets tax breaks, subsidies, military support in volatile regions, the right to use our air and water like a sewer, and assurance that the government will clean up its environmental messes. Politicians get campaign contributions, a steady flow of dirty energy, and a talking point to brandish about how they kept gas affordable...http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/true-cost-fossil-fuels.html?campaign=daily_nl


OilPrice.com, June 23, 2015

▶ COULD $12 TRILLION TRIGGER A RENEWABLES REVOLUTION?  http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Could-12-Trillion-Trigger-A-Renewables-Revolution.html


Bloomberg Busines, June 23, 2015

▶ THE WAY HUMANS GET ELECTRICITY IS ABOUT TO CHANGE FOREVER: These six shifts will transform markets over the next 25 years

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-23/the-way-humans-get-electricity-is-about-to-change-forever


 SOLAR ON A ROLL 

TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

                                                http://sco.lt/4vZ7lB




The Guardian, March 18, 2015
-▶ FOSSIL FUELS ARE WAY MORE EXPENSIVE THAN YOU THINK http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2015/mar/18/fossil-fuels-are-way-more-expensive-than-you-think


Summit Country Citizens Voice, March 09, 2015
-▶ WHAT'S THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS?

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/09/environment-whats-the-true-cost-of-fossil-fuels/


GuardianEco, November 20, 2014
-▶ 'MERCHANTS OF DOUBT' FILM EXPOSES SLICK US INDUSTRY BEHIND CLIMATE CHANGE, FOSSIL FUELS  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/20/merchants-of-doubt-film-exposes-slick-us-industry-behind-climate-denial


Greenpeace Energy Desk, February 2, 2015
-▶ THE PROBLEM WITH SHELL'S CLIMATE GREEN WASH PRAGMATISM : TRYING TO HEAD OFF DIVESTMENT? 

https://energydesk.greenpeace.org/2015/02/20/comment-the-problem-with-shells-climate-pragmatism/


Corporate Europe Observatory, December 08, 2014
-▶ ANGLO AMERICAN'S DIRTY ENERGY LOBBY AND ITS FALSE CLIMATE SOLUTIONS http://corporateeurope.org/blog/anglo-americans-dirty-energy-lobby-and-its-false-climate-solutions


Sustainable Business, May 14, 2014
-▶ A RETURN OF 5800% THAT'S WHAT THE FOSSIL FUEL LOBBY GETS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25711


Oil Change International, November 26, 2014
-▶ BIG OIL'S FRONT GROUPS EXPOSED http://priceofoil.org/2014/11/26/big-oils-front-groups-exposed/


The Guardian, December 04, 2013

-▶ 'ALEC''s ASSAULT ON CLEAN ENERGY:  HOW ALEC-INSPIRED LAWS PLANS TO CHARGE HOMEOWNERS WHO INSTALL OFF-THE-GRID SOLAR
• Documents reveal conservative group's anti-green agenda
• Strategy to charge people who install their own solar panels
• Environmentalists accuse Alec of protecting utility firms' profits
 
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/04/alec-freerider-homeowners-assault-clean-energy


HuffPost Politics, March 28, 2014
U.S. TRIES TO STOP INDIA'S SOLAR POLICY WHILE PUSHING FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/28/india-us-solar-wto_n_5031345.html


CleanTechnica, November 09, 2014

INDIA EYES $100 BILLION INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLE ENERGY http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/09/india-eyes-100-billion-investment-renewable-energy/


ClickGreen, June 23, 2014

 -▶ SOLAR POWER COULD RELIABLY MEET 24-HOUR CONSUMER DEMAND, STUDY FINDS http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/international-news/124845-solar-power-could-reliably-meet-24-hour-consumer-demand%2C-study-finds.html




EcoWatch, July 16, 2014
HOW YOUR TAX DOLLARS FUND CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL. How Increased Subsidies Rewarded U.S. Gas and Oil Companies For Accelerating Climate Change http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/16/subsidies-gas-oil-climate-change/


Salon, March 13, 2014

 ▶ HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed/


-▶ THROWING SUNLIGHT ON THE DANGERS OF MANIPULATING MARKETS AND COMMODITIES http://www.cnbc.com/id/102222904


Center for American Progress, December 22, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL-FUEL INDUSTRY SPENT "BIG" TO SET ANTI-ENVIRONMENT AGENDA FOR THE NEXT U.S. CONGRESS : A legislative rider that was quietly attached to a major defense funding bill earlier this month marked a watershed change in the political fortunes of the coal, oil, and gas industries and their return to power in Washington, D.C.

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2014/12/22/103667/the-fossil-fuel-industry-spent-big-to-set-the-anti-environment-agenda-of-the-next-congress/


Salon, December 12, 2014
▶ THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY'S JEKYLL-AND-HYDE TRICK:  BACK CLIMATE REFORM WHILE QUIETLY FINANCING LOBBY TO KILL THEM http://www.salon.com/2014/12/12/the_fossil_fuel_industrys_jekyll_and_hyde_trick_back_climate_reforms_while_quietly_financing_lobby_to_kill_them_partner/


OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY LAUNCH "BLACKMAIL" AD CAMPAIGN http://sco.lt/5xnPyT


                                                  VIDEO

                       BIG OIL IS DESPERATE FOR YOUR LOVE.

WATCH THEIR SILLY PLEA IN THIS INSANE VIDEO THAT, INADVERTENTLY, SHOWS HOW DANGEROUSLY DEPENDENT WE ARE ON FOSSIL FUELS http://grist.org/climate-energy/big-oil-is-desperate-for-your-love-watch-their-silly-plea-in-this-insane-video/


Oil Price, January 08, 2015
BIG OIL GOING ON THE OFFENSIVE : WE'RE THE GOOD GUYS !!  http://oilprice.com/The-Environment/Global-Warming/Michael-Klare-Big-Oil-Going-On-The-Offensive.html


                                            WATCH TRAILER
                                                     'PUMP'

The Film Setting Out to 'Change Your Attitude About Fuel Forever'
Directed by Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, and narrated by Jason Bateman, the film “tells the story of America's addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it — and finally win choice at the pump.” http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/marketing_comms/sustainable_brands


                                                      VIDEO
                                  VICE News, March 23, 2015
                   PIPELINE NATION: AMERICA'S BROKEN INDUSTRY

https://news.vice.com/video/pipeline-nation-americas-broken-industry


VICE News, March 12, 2015
LINE 61, THE OIL PIPELINE THAT WILL DWARF KEYSTONE XL

https://news.vice.com/article/line-61-the-oil-pipeline-that-will-dwarf-keystone-xl


                                                  --- WATCH ---

                "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                                 THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/6OpdeT



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                                                 NEW PDF REPORT

                                      CORPORATE CONQUISTADORS :

THE MANY WAYS MULTINATIONALS BOTH DRIVE AND PROFIT FROM CLIMATE DESTRUCTION. Multinational corporations are relentlessly expanding their operations into ever more vulnerable and remote regions of the planet. As they do so they both drive the climate crisis and exacerbate its impacts. They bear responsibility for a global crisis which affects us all, and they bring social and environmental destruction to the local communities where they operate.  http://democracyctr.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Corporate_Conquistadors-EN-webFINAL.pdf


                                           VIDEO REPORT

                          Democracy Now, December 09, 2014

                                         UN COP20 Lima, Peru

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/9/corporate_conquistadors_new_report_exposes_how



Guardian, January 15, 2015
-▶ ENGAGING WITH OIL COMPANIES ON CLIMATE CHANGE IS FUTILE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/engaging-with-oil-companies-climate-change-futile-admits-leading-environmentalist


Guardian, January 15, 2015
 ▶  IT IS 'IMPOSSIBLE' FOR TODAY'S BIG OIL COMPANIES TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/it-is-impossible-todays-big-oil-companies-adapt-climate-change-jonathon-porritt


Ecowatch, November 12, 2014

TWO THIRDS OF FOSSIL FUEL RESERVE MUST STAY UNDERGROUND TO STABILIZE CLIMATE Two thirds of all proven fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground if the world is serious about avoiding dangerous climate change, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) in its World Energy Outlook 2012 report released today.  http://ecowatch.org/2012/fossil-fuel-underground-stabilize-climate/


Bloomberg, May 02, 2014
-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE BEAT HISTORIC LEVEL EVERY DAY LAST MONTH. “We’re running out of time, but not solutions,” Ed Chen, a spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said... “The next big step is to limit, for the first time, carbon pollution being spewed by our power plants.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-02/carbon-dioxide-exceeds-historic-threshold-through-april.html


                                                     VIDEO
                               Moyers and Company, May 16, 2014
                    THE WAR ON CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENTISTS
                            Bill Moyers and Dr. David Suzuki, Scientist
Climate Change and Government Collusion with the Petrochemical iIndustry.... killing the messenger is a 50-year-0ld strategy ripped straight from big tobacco’s playbook. “This is a very effective thing that we know has been done by the tobacco industry [and] it’s being done by the fossil fuel industry… http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-war-on-climate-scientists/


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TIME TO END PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT AND SUBSIDIES FOR FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCERS http://sco.lt/9Gvlir


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Reuters, December 30, 2014

CHECKMATE: OBAMA BOWS TO PRESSURE: U.S. OPENS DOOR TO OIL/FRACKING EXPORTS AFTER YEAR OF PRESSURE: Exporting Climate Change and Guaranteeing more Natural Gas Fracking and Canadian Tar Sands http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/31/us-usa-crude-exports-guidance-idUSKBN0K81C920141231


Washington Post, December 07, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL-FUEL LOBBYISTS, BOLSTERED BY GOP WINS, WORK TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL RULES http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fossil-fuel-lobbyists-bolstered-by-gop-wins-work-to-curb-environmental-rules/2014/12/07/3ef05bc0-79b9-11e4-9a27-6fdbc612bff8_story.html


                                               OIL WARS

CHECK MATE : OIL IN NEW ERA AS OPEC REFUSES TO YIELD TO U.S. SHALE FRACKING http://sco.lt/7L1Kfh


                         2010 BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER

              CONTINUES TO IMPACT GULF'S ECOSYSTEM -- 5 YEARS ON

                                                http://sco.lt/5Ahg6D


                     COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8wLmKX


Boulder Weekly, March 13, 2014

AMERICA'S DIRTIEST SECRET: The oil and gas industry’s contamination problems are so large, they have been deemed impossible to prevent or clean up by both industry and government. An unimaginable tonnage of contamination is being placed into our environment every year thanks to lax regulation of exploration and production wastes http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-12516-americarss-dirtiest-secret.html


Truthout, October 03, 2014
CARBON CAPTURE AND CLEAN COAL:  OBAMA'S MULTI BILLION DOLLAR PIPE DREAM -- WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS  http://truth-out.org/news/item/26559-carbon-capture-and-clean-coal-obama-s-multibillion-dollar-climate-pipedream


                PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS 

            FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE PLANET

                                      http://sco.lt/7d7RmT

 

                    OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL

                                                      EXPORTS

             FRACKING, TAR SANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL 

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX


Renew Economy, December 03, 2014
BIG OIL AIMS TO KILL CLEAN ENERGY TARGET IN WESTERN US STATES. A major new petroleum industry campaign is afoot to shoot down clean energy regulations in all three West Coast states http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/big-oil-aims-kill-clean-energy-target-western-us-states-37963


 -▶  CHEAP OIL OR A STABLE CLIMATE? WE CAN CAN'T HAVE BOTH, IEA REPORT SAYS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3325881879/cheap-oil-or-a-stable-climate-we-can-t-have-both-iea-report-says


Denver Post, May 95m 2013

▶  COLORADO OIL BOOM 'DEATH SENTENCE' FOR FERTILE SOIL AND GROUND WATER: 716,982 gals spilled and seeped into soil over past decade. Who pays for clean up?  http://www.denverpost.com/environment/ci_25692049/colorado-faces-oil-boom-death-sentence-soil-eyes

 

▶  NRDC ACTION CENTER: DEMAND LIMITS ON CARBON POLLUTION https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3447


Climate & Capitalism, November 15, 2013
▶  CORPORATE POWER BLOCKS GLOBAL ENERGY TRANSITION -- WHY AN ENERGY REVOLUTION IS NEEDED http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/11/15/corporate-power-blocks-global-energy-transition/


Forbes, July 18, 2014
5 REASONS BIG OIL DOESN'T CARE ABOUT WORKING AMERICANS. Do oil companies really care about hard-working Americans, struggling families, low-income people and communities of color? Could it be that they are using these groups as a smokescreen for killing environmental protections and protecting their profits? http://www.forbes.com/sites/edfenergyexchange/2014/07/18/5-reasons-big-oil-doesnt-care-about-working-americans/


Yale Global, October 16, 2014
HOW WALL STREET IS KILLING BIG OIL. Investors force big private energy companies into liquidation; energy dominance shifts to emerging markets  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/how-wall-street-killing-big-oil


                                 =======================


  -▶ THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER http://sco.lt/7pCbOj


 -▶ SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGONILAND WITH OIL SPILLS ... AND GETS AWAY WITH IT.  WHO RESTORES THE ENVIRONMENT? http://sco.lt/4vZqvB

 

                                                          VIDEO
                        INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                          A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                               http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H


EcoWatch, May 01, 2014
THOUSANDS OF CRUDE OIL GALLONS SPILL AND EXPLODE INTO JAMES RIVER AS TRAIN DERAILS IN VIRGINA http://ecowatch.com/2014/05/01/crude-oil-spill-virginia/


New York Times, March 2, 2014
BP DOUBLES INITIAL SIZE ESTIMATE OF LAKE MICHIGAN OIL SPILL http://www.nationofchange.org/bp-doubles-initial-size-estimate-lake-michigan-oil-spill-1396019685


                                        ========================


                                           THE ONLY WAY OUT

                       CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT

            OVER ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW

                                            http://sco.lt/51P1sH


                                        =======================


Center for Public Integrity, April 23, 2014
▶  BIG OIL, BAD AIR - TEXAS FREEZES AGENCY'S FUNDING AFTER AIR POLLUTION DATA RELEASED. State regulators and politicians are more focused on protecting the industry than protecting the public http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/04/23/14622/texas-freezes-agencys-funding-after-air-pollution-data-released

 

The Nation, April 11, 2014
▶  WANT TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE? TAKE THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY TO COURT. Big Carbon with all it's tricks is where Big Tobacco was, before it started losing - Published paper with a revolutionary thesis http://www.thenation.com/article/179459/want-stop-climate-change-take-fossil-fuel-industry-court#


Vancouver Observer, January 5, 2014
UNCONVENTIONAL OIL AND GAS WILL FRY CLIMATE -- SAYS EXXONMOBIL REPORT

https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/climatesnapshot/unconventional-oil-and-gas-will-fry-climate-exxonmobil-report


Endangered Species Coalition:

FUELING EXTINCTION - HOW DIRTY ENERGY DRIVES WILDLIFE TO THE BRINK - REPORT PDF Download http://fuelingextinction.org/index.php/component/content/article?id=70

 

                           THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION

                                 AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3221506918/the-shale-gas-fracking-revolution-an-environmental-nightmare


                                                      VIDEO (5:16)
                                                NO FRACKING WAY

HOW THE EU-US TRADE DEAL RISKS EXPANDING FRACKING IN EUROPE AND THE U.S. http://vimeo.com/88146142

 


                                        USA NATURAL GAS EXPORTS

             LEAVE A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEANUP

                                       METHANE GLOBAL WARMING 

                                               http://sco.lt/6QCpUX


 YES Magazine, January 3, 2014

▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

 

YaleGlobal Online, April 09, 2014

SOVEREIGN DEBTS IN A FOSSIL-FUELED WORLD. Advanced economies – steeped in debt, with infrastructure and tax policies built around fossil fuels – resist innovation on new fuels or efforts to stem climate change and pollution. Hickey suggests that “Most world governments are so compromised with the fossil-fuel industry they cannot easily walk away without leaving their financial coffers worse off as the true costs of energy are hidden in a producer and consumer subsidy labyrinth that promotes the addiction.” Eliminating subsidies for the fossil-fuel industry, highlighting the true costs, would speed up the development of alternative energies. – YaleGlobal  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/sovereign-debts-fossil-fueled-world

 

 Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014

- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm



THIS FAITH IN THE MARKETS IS MISPLACED: WILL BIG BUSINESS SAVE OR DESTROY OUR PLANET? http://sco.lt/8Yxtgn

 

-▶ AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T (AND CAN'T) SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/84Vywz

 

 Pavan Sukhdev

▶  WILL 2013 BRING A NEW, SUSTAINABLE WORLD?  AN END TO CRONY CAPITALISM http://pavansukhdev.com/2013/01/05/will-2013-bring-a-new-sustainable-world/

 

                              KICKING THE "HABIT" AIN'T EASY

National Geographic, February 11, 2014
GERMANY PLANS TO RAZE TOWNS FOR BROWN COAL AND CHEAP ENERGY. Villages face the bulldozer as one of Europe’s renewable energy leaders leans more heavily on an old habit.  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/02/140211-germany-plans-to-raze-towns-for-brown-coal/



MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/7nU397

 

▶  GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT http://sco.lt/7WJayH

 

 ▶   OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


 ▶   GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

 ▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL, BIOFUELS AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h

 


  ▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

                                             ▶ WATCH  ▶

     "ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS"

                                         Moyers and Company

                                            http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

 

 ▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

  ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

 

ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7ExcmX

 

-▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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California Drought -- Worst In Recorded History

California Drought -- Worst In Recorded History | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

                                                    WATCH

       WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE:  THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS

                                          http://sco.lt/53HMPJ


                                       VIDEO REPORT (30:00)

                                             March 12, 2015
                     KQED Public Media for Northern California
                           CALIFORNIA'S EXTREME DROUGHT
                 http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/newsroom/


Washington Post May 6 2015
WILD ANIMALS IN DROUGHT STRICKEN WESTERN UNITED STATES ARE DYING FOR A DRINK http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/animals-in-the-wild-are-dying-for-a-drink-in-the-drought-stricken-west/2015/05/06/260312aa-


Circa, September 22, 2014
TWO-THIRDS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WATER RESERVES ARE GONE  http://cir.ca/news/california-drought-in-2014


Inhabitat, March 19,2015
CALIFORNIA IS TAPPING WATER THAT RAINED 20,000 YEARS AGO TO DEAL WITH EPIC DROUGHT http://inhabitat.com/california-is-pumping-water-that-rained-on-earth-20000-years-ago/


CBS San Francisco, December 30, 2014
DROUGHT'S HEAVY IMPACT ON CALIFORNIA'S WILDLIFE:  STARVING BABY SQUIRRELS LEAPING FROM TREES FOR FOOD, WATER http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/12/29/droughts-heavy-impact-on-californias-wildlife/


Climate Progress May 5, 2015
CALIFORNIA FARMERS ARE WATERING THEIR CROPS WITH OIL WASTEWATER AND NO ONE KNOWS WHATS IN IT  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/05/05/3654388/california-drought-oil-wastewater-agriculture/


                                                 PHOTOS

                                       LA Times, April 09, 2015
CALIFORNIA FACES 'DUST BOWL'- LIKE CONDITIONS AMID HISTORIC DROUGHT http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-pc-california-dust-bowl-drought-20150409-story.html


New York Times, April 12, 2015

MIGHTY RIO GRANDE NOW A TRICKLE UNDER SEIGE. Drought’s grip on California grabs all the headlines. But from Texas to Arizona to Colorado, the entire West is under siege by changing weather patterns that have shrunk snowpacks, raised temperatures, spurred evaporation and reduced reservoirs to record lows. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/13/us/mighty-rio-grande-now-a-trickle-under-siege.html?_r=0


                                                   PHOTOS

Weather Channel, January 23, 2014
STUNNING BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS OF CALIFORNIA'S LAKES DEPLETED BY DROUGHT http://www.weather.com/news/stunning-photos-californias-lakes-depleted-extreme-drought-20140123


The Guardian, April 15, 2015
-▶  CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: GOVERNOR TELLS CLIMATE-CHANGE DENIERS TO WAKE UP http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/05/california-governor-drought-climate-change-dianne-feinstein


HuffPostGreen, April 01,2015

  WATER CUTBACKS NOW MANDATORY IN CALIFORNIA FOR FIRST TIME IN HISTORY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/01/california-mandatory-water-cutbacks_n_6987444.html


Mother Nature Network, August 21, 2015
HOW EXTENSIVE IS CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT? COMPARE THE PHOTOS http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/how-extensive-is-californias-drought-compare-the-photos


                             OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT WEBSITE

                CALIFORNIA DROUGHT - STATE OF CALIFORNIA

                                          http://ca.gov/drought/


Mother Jones, April 01, 2015
CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN ANNOUNCES  mandatory water restrictions  FOR FIRST TIME IN THE STATE'S HISTORY

http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/04/breaking-first-time-california-enforcing-water-restrictions


California Gov. March 27, 2015
GOVERNOR BROWN SIGNS $1 BILLION EMERGENCY DROUGHT PACKAGE http://ca.gov/drought/topstory/top-story-28.html


                                         VIDEO REPORT
                              PBS NewsHour, April 01, 2015

                 Interview with California Governor, Jerry Brown
CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS TO CURB UNPRECEDENTED DROUGHT http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/gov-jerry-brown-california-change-whats-comfortable-address-drought/


Summit Voice, December 06, 2014

STUDY: CALIFORNIA DROUGHT A SYMPTOM OF EARTH'S FEVER /http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/12/07/study-california-drought-a-symptom-of-earths-fever/


Business Insider, March 24, 2015

THE CALIFORNIA DROUGHT IS SO BAD THAT PEOPLE ARE BASICALLY SKIING ON DIRT IN TAHOE  http://www.businessinsider.com.au/no-snow-in-tahoe-ski-resorts-closed-photos-2015-3


Mother Jones,

HUSTLE AND FLOW:  HERE'S WHO REALLY CONTROLS CALIFORNIA'S WATER http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/08/california-water-politics-drought-players


The Daily Beast, March 30, 2015
HOW BIG AGRICULTURE GROWERS GAMED CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/30/how-growers-gamed-california-s-drought.html


                                                     WATCH
                                PBS Newshour, August 01, 2014
                                    WHO OWNS THE WATER?

DRILLING FINITE WATER UNDERGROUND TO QUENCH CALIFORNIA'S THIRST: COMPETING CONCERNS. California is facing its worst drought in generations -- bad news for the state where nearly half of the nation's fruits and vegetables are grown. With water from rivers and reservoirs in short supply, attention has turned to how to manage the state's groundwater. How much can be safely pumped from underground? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/drilling-to-quench-californias-water-needs-raises-debate/


NaturalNews, July 04, 2014
- ▶ WATER BEING AUCTIONED FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN CALIFORNIA AS DROUGHT REACHES EXTREMES http://www.naturalnews.com/045857_water_extreme_drought_California.html#


The Telegraph, September 13, 2014
SUPER-RICH MAKE LAST STAND AGAINST CALIFORNIA DROUGHT. In one of America's richest towns billionaire celebrity residents are paying more than ten times the going rate for water in a desperate attempt to stave off California's "epochal" drought  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11094232/Super-rich-make-last-stand-against-California-drought.html


                                 THE POWER OF WATER RIGHTS
                                HuffPost Green, May 26, 2014
▶  CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: "SENIOR RIGHTS HOLDERS" DOMINATED BY CORPORATIONS AND AGRICULTURAL CONCERNS ARE NOT OBLIGED TO CONSERVE WATER. Nobody knows how much water they actually use, though it amounts to trillions of gallons each year, according to a review of their own reports by The Associated Press. Together, they hold more than half the rights to rivers and streams in California... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/27/california-drought_n_5395501.html


Grist, November 12, 2014

CAUGHT WET-HANDED:  CALIFORNIA DROUGHT LEADS TO A BLACK MARKET FOR WATER http://grist.org/news/california-drought-leads-to-a-black-market-for-water/


NationalJournal, November 10, 2014
WATER THEFT: DROUGHT IS TAKING CALIFORNIA BACK TO THE WILD, WILD WEST  http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/drought-is-taking-california-back-to-the-wild-wild-west-20141110


ClimateProgress, August 20, 2014
▶ CALIFORNIA HAS GIVEN OUT RIGHTS TO FIVE TIMES MORE WATER THAN IT ACTUALLY HAS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/20/3473775/california-water-rights-five-times/

                                  

                                    THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WATER

         WATER PRIVATIZATION ESCALATING AT AN ALARMING RATE

                                               http://sco.lt/5eTkH3


EcoWatch, July 09, 2014

▶  CALIFORNIA DROUGHT PROVE LAWS OF NATURE ARE ABSOLUTE http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/09/drought-california-laws-of-nature-absolute/


ClimateProgress, March 30, 2015
CALIFORNIA SNOW PACK HITS ALL-TIME LOW, 8 PERCENT OF AVERAGE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/03/30/3640399/california-snowpack-at-record-low/


                                                   PHOTOS

                         Huffington Post Green, January 24, 2014
CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT RAINS JUST 4 INCHES IN 13 MONTHS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/21/california-drought-photos_n_4639222.html?ir=Green&utm_campaign=012414&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-green&utm_content=Title


New York Times, March 07, 2014

▶  IN PARCHED CALIFORNIA, TOWN TAPS RUN NEARLY DRY http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/08/us/a-dry-california-town-struggles-to-save-its-water-supply.html?_r=0


Huffingtonost Green, July 15, 2014
- ▶ HUGE SWATHS OF FARMLAND IDLE IN CALIFORNIA AS DROUGHT THREATENS TO DRY UP WELLS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/16/california-drought-farmland_n_5589610.html


Los Angeles Times, July 03, 2014

▶  NEARLY 80% OF CALIFORNIA NOW UNDER 'EXTREME' DROUGHT CONDITIONS http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-california-extreme-drought-20140703-story.html


                               Climate Progress, January 31, 2014
LEADING SCIENTISTS EXPLAIN HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS WORSENING CALIFORNIA'S EPIC DROUGHT http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/31/3223791/climate-change-california-drought/


National Geographic, March 25, 2014
▶  SUCKING THE WELL DRY: IN CALIFORNIA, DEMAND FOR GROUND WATER CAUSING HUGE SWATHS OF LAND TO SINK

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140325-california-drought-subsidence-groundwater/


Ecowatch, October 03, 2014
NASA SATELLITE IMAGE REVEAL SHOCKING GROUNDWATER LOSS IN DROUGHT-STRICKEN CALIFORNIA  http://ecowatch.com/2014/10/03/nasa-satellite-groundwater-california-drought/


Grist, October 31, 2014
▶ SCARY MAPS SHOW HOW BAD CALIFORNIA'S WATER SHORTAGE IS http://grist.org/food/these-maps-of-californias-water-shortage-are-terrifying/


New York Times, April 04, 2015
-▶  CALIFORNIA DROUGHT TESTS HISTORY OF ENDLESS GROWTH http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/05/us/california-drought-tests-history-of-endless-growth.html?_r=0


                                          STRIKING PHOTOS

                   Huffington Post Green, January 15, 2015
     SHOWS STRUGGLE OF FARMERS IN CALIFORNIA DROUGHT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/15/california-drought-farm-photos_n_6482762.html


                                              VIDEO REPORT
                             Democracy Now, April 02, 2015
AFTER WARMEST WINTER, DROUGHT-STRICKEN CALIFORNIA LIMITS WATER BUT EXEMPTS THIRSTIEST BIG AG GROWERS http://www.democracynow.org/2015/4/2/after_warmest_winter_drought_stricken_california


San Jose Mercury News, December 26, 2014
CALIFORNIA DROUGHT BRINGS SMALLER HARVESTS : FARM WORKERS DEPEND ON CHARITY TO FILL THEIR PANTRIES

http://www.mercurynews.com/drought/ci_27209134/grim-reaper-drought-brings-smaller-harvests-more-hunger


The Guardian, February 21, 2014
CALIFORNIA FARMERS BRACE FOR LITTLE OR NO WATER AMID EXTREME DROUGHT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/21/california-farmers-brace-little-no-water-extreme-drought


SF Gate, March 24, 2014

  -▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: CENTRAL VALLEY FARMLAND ON ITS LAST LEGS. Only sensible solution is to retire hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland. Decades of irrigation have leached salts and toxic minerals from the soil that have nowhere to go, threatening crops and wildlife. Aquifers are being drained at an alarming pace. More than 95 percent of the area's native habitat has been destroyed by cultivation or urban expansion, leaving more endangered bird, mammal and other species in the southern San Joaquin than anywhere in the continental U.S. http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-Central-Valley-farmland-on-5342892.php


ABC News, February 03, 2014
CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: WHAT CROPS WILL BE HIT FIRST AND HARDEST?  SACRAMENTO - AS California farmers begin scaling back on planting crops due to a lack of water, you may be already paying higher prices for vegetables such as broccoli and lettuce at the supermarket http://www.news10.net/story/news/2014/02/03/drought-impact-on-crops/5192631/


TakePart, November 03, 2014
KISS YOUR GUACAMOLE GOOD-BYE:  DROUGHT-STRICKEN CALIFORNIA FARMERS STOP GROWING AVOCADOS http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/11/03/kiss-your-guacamole-goodbye-california-farmers-stop-growing-avocados


                                              VIDEO REPORT
                           PBS Newshour, January 22, 2014
CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT COULD MEAN BAD NEWS AT THE GROCERY STORE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/nation/jan-june14/drought2_01-22.html


CNBC, October 24, 2014
UNSAFE GROUNDWATER ONLY ADDS TO CALIFORNIA DROUGHT MISERY. Longtime contamination from Agriculture runoff -- nitrates and arsenic.  http://www.cnbc.com/id/102111669?trknav=homestack:topnews:9#.


RT USA March 29, 2015
  MASSIVE MARIJUANA CULTIVATION HAS 'LETHAL' IMPACT ON CALIFORNIA WATER  SUPPLY - STUDY http://rt.com/usa/244937-us-marijuana-cultivation-water/


L.A. Times, April 20, 2015
DRY, WARM CONDITIONS KEEP CALIFORNIA'S NATIONAL FORESTS PARCHED, With the state’s snowpack at only 5%, water resources in the 18 national forests in California are low and trees are water-starved, said climatologist William Patzert of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-dry-conditions-national-forests-20150420-story.html


Reuters, April 07, 2015
SANCTIONS, HIGHER WATER COSTS CONSIDERED UNDER CALIFORNIA DROUGHT PLAN http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/07/us-usa-california-drought-rules-idUSKBN0MY1X620150407


Los Angeles Daily News, June 24, 2014
- ▶ LOS ANGELES COMPANY SAVING WATER BY OFFERING DROUGHT-TOLERANT LAWNS FOR FREE http://www.dailynews.com/environment-and-nature/20140629/la-company-saving-water-by-offering-drought-tolerant-lawns-for-free


The Guardian, March 17, 2014
TOXIC TRAIL:  HOW A LANDMARK SUPERFUND CLEANUP PROGRAM LEAVES ITS OWN TOXIC LEGACY. Below some of the world’s most expensive real estate, in the heart of Silicon Valley, pipes and pumps suck thousands of gallons of contaminated water every hour from vast underground toxic pools. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2014/mar/-sp-toxic-waste-silicon-valley-trail


L.A. Biz, October 22, 2014
CALIFORNIA LOSES 228 BILLION GALLONS OF POTABLE WATER ANNUALLY FROM LEAKY UNDERGROUND PIPES http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2014/10/22/state-loses-billions-of-gallons-of-water-from.html


ClimateCentral, October 06, 2014
CALIFORNIA DROUGHT IS SO BAD, EVEN ITS HYDROPOWER IS DRYING UP. Conditions are so dire that the California State Water Project, which provides supplemental water to 29 public water agencies, can only deliver 5 percent of the amount of water those agencies requested this year, he said. With less water filling the state’s reservoirs than usual, hydroelectric dams’ ability to produce electricity is drastically reduced. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/drought-dries-up-california-hydropower-18141


Los Angeles Times, August 20, 2014

63 TRILLION GALLONS OF GROUNDWATER LOST IN CALIFORNIA DROUGHT - CAUSING THE EARTH TO RISE 0.6" - STUDY http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-63-trillion-gallons-of-groundwater-lost-in-drought-study-finds-20140821-story.html


Common Dreams, March 20, 2015
TO SOLVE CALIFORNIA'S WATER CRISIS, WE MUST CHANGE THE NATION'S FOOD SYSTEM http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/03/20/solve-californias-water-crisis-we-must-change-nations-food-system

                                                   IN PICTURES
UNDENIABLE PROOF THAT THE CALIFORNIA DROUGHT IS A BIG DEAL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/11/our-drought-is-real_n_5659546.html


Santa Cruz Sentinel, December 07, 2014
DROUGHT DRIES RURAL WELLS, RESIDENTS CARRY WATER IN BUCKETS. Only hours from Silicon Valley and Hollywood, in a state with the eighth-largest economy in the world, these desperate Californians are getting water in ways usually seen only in developing nations. They take water donated by charities or governments and store it in bottles, buckets, barrels and horse troughs. groundwater levels that have plummeted to all-time lows in many areas. In some communities in the San Joaquin Valley, groundwater has fallen more than 100 feet below previous record-setting levels. http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/environment-and-nature/20141207/drought-dries-rural-wells-residents-carry-water-in-buckets


New York Times, August 31, 2014
DESPERATELY DRY CALIFORNIA TRIES TO CURB PRIVATE DRILLING FOR WATER. PRECIOUS GROUND WATER NOT LONGER "FREE"?  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/us/politics/desperately-dry-california-tries-to-curb-private-drilling-for-water.html?_r=0



CBC News, March 20, 2015
DROUGHT-RAVAGED LOS ANGELES LOOKING TO 'SPONGE UP' EVERY BIT OF RAINWATER http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/drought-ravaged-l-a-looking-to-sponge-up-every-bit-of-rainwater-1.3003645


HuffPost Green, January 30 2014
CALIFORNIA MAY HAVE HIT ITS DRIEST POINT IN 500 YEARS AND THE EFFECTS ARE FRIGHTENING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/30/california-drought-effects-500-years_n_4647529.html?ref=topbar

 

                                                  NASA VIDEO
  CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT IS SO BAD, YOU CAN SEE IT FROM SPACE
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/18/california-drought-space_n_4809637.html


ProPublica, July 18, 2014
-▶ CALIFORNIA HALTS INJECTION OF FRACKING WASTE, WARNING IT MAY BE CONTAMINATING AQUIFERS http://www.propublica.org/article/ca-halts-injection-fracking-waste-warning-may-be-contaminating-aquifers


                                    FRACKING AWAY THE WATER:

REPORT WARNS OF DWINDLING WATER SUPPLY REACHING CRISIS POINT IN USA WESTERN STATES http://sco.lt/59iE3l



National Geographic, February 13, 2014

COULD CALIFORNIA'S MEGA DROUGHT LAST 200 YEARS?  Two years into California's drought, Donald Galleano's grapevines are scorched shrubs, their charcoal-colored stems and gnarled roots displaying not a lick of life. "I've never seen anything like this," says Galleano, 61, the third-generation owner of a 300-acre vineyard in Mira Loma, California, that bears his name. "It's so dry ... There's been no measurable amount of rain." http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140213-california-drought-record-agriculture-pdo-climate/


Reuters, August 21, 2014

BAN ON FILLING SWIMMING POOLS HITS COMMUNITIES IN PARCHED CALIFORNIA  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/21/us-usa-california-pools-idUSKBN0GL2D120140821


Reuters, July 22, 2014

-▶ DROUGHT-STRICKEN CALIFORNIA AGENCIES SEEK 'WATER COPS' http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/23/us-usa-california-drought-idUSKBN0FR2JM20140723

 

Nightly Business Report, October 20, 2014
‘DROUGHT' BEER:  CALIFORNIA BREWERIES HIT DRY TIMES. This drought is the most severe on record, and there’s no end in sight. Agriculture operations and manufacturers across California are drilling deeper, paying more, and competing with each other, with wildlife and with residents for water. But in the brewing business, it’s not just the water going into the cans which is now at a premium. It’s the water used to clean tanks... http://nbr.com/2014/10/20/drought-beer-california-breweries-hit-dry-times/


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                                                    WILDLIFE

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CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS EXTINCTION FOR 82 PERCENT OF CALIFORNIA NATIVE FISH http://sco.lt/57HMXJ


Los Angeles Times, August 05, 2014
CALIFORNIA DROUGHT:  FLIGHTLESS GEESE RESCUED FROM DRIED-UP POND http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-california-drought-geese-rescued-dried-pond-20140805-story.html


KCET, February 21, 2014
▶  CALIFORNIA WILDLIFE REFUGES TO GET 30 PERCENT OF USUAL WATER, AS DROUGHT RATIONING IS PARCELED OUT http://www.kcet.org/news/redefine/rewild/agencies/wildlife-refuges-to-get-40-percent-of-usual-water.html


The Sacramento Bee, February 01, 2014
 -▶ PROLONGED DROUGHT FORCES BIRDS FROM CALIFORNIA CENTRAL VALLEY FIELDS http://www.sacbee.com/2014/01/31/6117139/prolonged-drought-forces-birds.html


Grist, January 29, 2014
 -▶ RICE PADDIES PROVIDING RESPITE FOR MIGRATORY BIRDS IN DROUGHT-RAVAGED CALIFORNIA - WETLANDS ALMOST DISAPPEARED http://grist.org/news/rice-paddies-providing-respite-for-birds-in-drought-ravaged-california/


 -▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Gprk1


 ▶  WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS                                          http://sco.lt/74mbHF


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SF Gate, September 19, 2014

AMID CALIFORNIA DROUGHT, RECORD AMOUNT OF TOXIC RETARDANT USED ON RAGING OUT-OF-CALIFORNIA FIRE - MORE THAN 203,00 GALLONS IN ONE DAY ALONE http://www.sfgate.com/business/energy/article/Retardant-record-set-on-massive-California-fire-5767613.php


                                      CALIFORNIA BURNING

ENTIRE STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOW IN EXTREME DROUGHT, FUELING MASSIVE WILDFIRES http://sco.lt/6zOXWz


ScienceDaily, July 24, 2014
-▶ PARCHED WEST IS USING UP UNDERGROUND WATER:  STUDY POINT TO GRAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR WESTERN U.S. WATER SUPPLY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140724172102.htm


NPR -The Two-Way
▶  CALIFORNIA DROUGHT:  A SHOCKING PHOTO AND OTHER UPDATES http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/25/282624536/california-s-drought-a-shocking-photo-and-other-updates

 

New Republic, March 06, 2014
▶  CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT:  THESE STATISTICS SHOW JUST HOW SCARY IT IS http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116898/californias-drought-these-statistics-show-just-how-scary-it

 

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Grist, March 04, 2014

▶  DROUGHT-PLAGUED CALIFORNIA TRIES TO DRINK THE OCEAN (HOLD THE SALT): HUGE ENVIRONMENTAL, ENERGY AND ECOSYSTEM COSTS http://grist.org/news/drought-plagued-california-tries-to-drink-the-ocean-hold-the-salt/


HuffPost Green, January 31, 2014
IF YOU LIKE TO EAT, YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT CALIFORNIA'S WORST DROUGHT IN 500 YEARS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/31/california-drought-food-p_n_4704299.html


Los Angeles, January 19, 2014
DROUGHT OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONSIDER WATER POLICY http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-cap-drought-20140120,0,5503641.column#axzz2r0geIX8Z

 
                                               NASA IMAGES

                            Earthsky Science, January 18, 2014

▶ MAJOR DROUGHT FOR U.S. WEST INCLUDING CALIFORNIA - Over 60% of the U.S. West is experiencing extreme drought. http://earthsky.org/earth/major-drought-for-u-s-west-including-california



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                 WHY BUSINESS NEEDS TO WAKE UP TO WATER WASTE

                                     THE BUSINESS OF WATER:

                                              http://sco.lt/6kPqYz


DailyKoz, April 13, 2015
 - ▶ NESTLE HAS BEEN PUMPING WATER FROM A CALIFORNIA NATIONAL FOREST WITH AN EXPIRED PERMIT FOR OVER 25 YEARS

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/13/1377391/-Nestl-has-been-pumping-water-from-a-national-forest-with-an-expired-permit-for-over-25-years#


- ▶ NESTLE BOTTLES FREE CALIFORNIA WATER FOR PROFIT -- WHILE STATE FACES DROUGHT OF THE CENTURY http://inhabitat.com/nestle-bottles-water-while-californians-face-drought-of-the-century/


MintPress News, March 20, 2015
- ▶ NESTLE CONTINUES STEALING WORLD'S WATER DURING DROUGHT. Nestlé is draining California aquifers, from Sacramento alone taking 80 million gallons annually. Nestlé then sells the people's water back to them at great profit under many dozen brand names. http://www.mintpressnews.com/nestle-continues-stealing-worlds-water-during-drought/203544/


                                        "BOTTLED LIFE" 

                             The Business with Bottled Water

                                      http://sco.lt/5xZBmD


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                                      WORLD WATER DAY 2015
                                   Water For A Sustainable World
http://www.trust.org/spotlight/World-Water-Day-2015/?source=dpagerelspot


                                    UN WORLD WATER DAY 2015
             http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/features/all/en/


 

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                           DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

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A WAKE-UP VIDEO: "Extreme Ice" Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

A WAKE-UP VIDEO: "Extreme Ice" Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

▶  AN ALARMING INSIGHT INTO OUR MELTING ICE GLACIERS AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR PLANET AND YOU. For the First Time in Human History We are Witnessing an Unprecedented Change to our Environment and Planet. Ice is far more sensitive to temperature changes than we thought and ice is melting twice as fast as a decade ago.

                                                    WATCH

                           OUR RADICALLY CHANGING PLANET

                            "EXTREME ICE" - UNPRECEDENTED

                                                 PBS Nova

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/extreme-ice.html

                                                    OR

                      http://video.pbs.org/video/1108763899/

                                                   OR

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6scs-Q-Ut_E


                                                           WATCH
                                         "EXTREME ICE SURVEY"
Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss. 95% of glaciers in the world are either retreating or shrinking http://www.ted.com/playlists/30/natural_wonder


Slate May 15 2015
 ▶   ANTARCTICA SEA LEVEL RISE: NASA STUDY SAYS LARSEN ICE SHELF COLLAPSE IS IMMINENT 10,000-Year-Old Ice Shelf in Antarctica Will Soon Be Completely Gone : Next up for collapse is the Larsen C, the size of Scotland, which has been around for 150,000 years. Should it disappear, it could require a re-write of sea level rise plans for coastal cities worldwide. http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/05/15/antarctica_sea_level_rise_nasa_study_says_larsen_b_ice_shelf_collapse_is.html


The Washington Post, March 23, 2014
GLOBAL WARMING IS NOW SLOWING DOWN THE CIRCULATION OF THE OCEANS -- WITH POTENTIALLY DIRE CONSEQUENCES http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/03/23/global-warming-is-now-slowing-down-the-circulation-of-the-oceans-with-potentially-dire-consequences/?postshare=2911428951509051


Washington Post, April 08, 2015
▶ THE ARCTIC HAS LOST SO MUCH ICE THAT NOW PEOPLE WANT TO RACE YACHTS THROUGH IT http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/04/08/the-arctic-has-melted-so-much-that-people-want-to-race-yachts-through-the-northwest-passage/


The Washington Post, April 10, 2015
THE PACIFIC OCEAN MAY HAVE ENTERED A NEW WARM PHASE -- AND THE CONSEQUENCES COULD BE DRAMATIC http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/04/10/the-pacific-ocean-may-have-entered-a-new-warm-phase-and-the-consequences-could-be-dramatic/


Summit Voice, November 14, 2014
THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS COOKING: OCEANS AT ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES  Global ocean temperatures have soared to the highest level in recorded history this year, and the rate of warming has accelerated since April, according to scientists with the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/14/global-warming-oceans-at-all-time-record-high-temps/


Guardian Environment, September 1, 2014
NEW SATELLITE MAPS SHOW POLAR ICE CAPS MELTING AT 'UNPRECEDENTED RATE' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/01/new-satellite-maps-show-polar-ice-caps-melting-at-unprecedented-rate


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 04, 2015
 ▶  ARCTIC SEA ICE HAS THINNED BY 65 PERCENT IN 37 YEARS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/04/arctic-sea-ice-has-thinned-by-65-percent-in-37-years/


Nature World News, January 23, 2015
-▶ARCTIC ICE CAP FLOWING 25 TIMES FASTER INTO OCEAN. A remote Arctic ice cap, in the face of warming temperatures and climate change, is now flowing 25 times faster into the ocean compared to 2012, a new study shows... http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/12209/20150123/arctic-ice-cap-flowing-25-times-faster-into-ocean.htm


Mongabay, March 31, 2015
APOCALYPSE NOW?  CLIMATE CHANGE ALREADY DAMAGING AGRICULTURE, ACIDIFYING SEAS, AND WORSENING EXTREME WEATHER http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0331-hance-ipcc-report-impacts.html


Slate, March 19, 2015
▶ THIRTY YEARS OF ABOVE-AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. WELCOME TO GLOBAL WARMING'S TERRIFYING NEW ERA 

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/03/19/thirty_years_of_above_average_temperatures_mean_we_re_entering_a_new_era.html


Mashable, March 19, 2015
▶  THE ARCTIC WAS MISSING AN ICE PATCH THE SIZE OF TEXAS...AND...CALIFORNIA THIS WINTER http://mashable.com/2015/03/19/arctic-sea-ice-lowest-winter-maximum/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link

                                                          WATCH

                                                      PBS Nature
          As The Ice Melts a Remarkable Story Is Unfolding in The Arctic. 

                                 One That as Never Been told Before
                        "INVASION OF THE KILLER WHALES" (ORCAS)

            http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/invasion-killer-whales/11179/


HuffingtonPostGreen, August 20, 2014
 ▶   WORLD'S LARGEST ICE SHEETS MELTING AT FASTEST RATE EVER RECORDED http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/21/antarctica-greenland-melting-ice_n_5697998.html


 Journal "Science" Study

▶  4  TRILLION TONS OF ICE MELT RAISING SEAS AT ALARMING RATE  http://sco.lt/6h48Jd


The Conservation, January 12, 2015
ANCIENT AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL STORES PRESERVE HISTORY OF RISE IN SEA LEVEL http://theconversation.com/ancient-aboriginal-stories-preserve-history-of-a-rise-in-sea-level-36010


Boing Boing, August 20, 2014
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ORDERS SCIENTISTS NOT TO DISCLOSE EXTENT OF POLAR MELTING  http://boingboing.net/2014/08/20/canadian-government-orders-sci.html


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                                                            VIDEO
THEY TOOK A CAMERA TO A REMOTE AREA IN GREENLAND, AND WHAT THEY RECORDED IS SIMPLY TERRIFYING

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU


NASA, November 12, 2014
VIDEO:  A NASA PERSPECTIVE: FOUR DECADES OF SEA ICE LOSS FROM SPACE : THE FUTURE. Scientists have used satellites to observe the retreat of Arctic sea ice from above. But the bigger challenge – now and in the coming years – is understanding what is happening below. The retreat of Arctic sea ice could have significant implications for ocean circulation, atmospheric circulation and even weather patterns in the continental U.S. and other populated areas. http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-perspective-four-decades-of-sea-ice-from-space-the-future/


Times Of India, December 25, 2013
 ▶  SOS 54 YEARS AGO WARNED ABOUT VANISHING GLACIERS. Scientists are anxious that melting glaciers are causing earth's axis to shift, creating new changes in weather patterns.  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/global-warming/SOS-54-years-ago-warned-about-vanishing-glaciers/articleshow/27912295.cms

 

Planet Earth OnLine, January 13, 2014
▶  GLACIER'S RETREAT IS NOW IRREVERSIBLE - SCIENTISTS
Pine Island Glacier, the largest single contributor to sea-level rise in Antarctica, has started shrinking, say scientists.
Pine Island glacier. The work, published in Nature Climate Change, shows the glacier's retreat may have begun an irreversible process that could see the amount of water it is adding to the ocean increase five-fold... http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1588&cookieConsent=A

▶  MORE ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC http://www.natgeotv.com/ca/extreme-ice



Guardian Environment, September 30, 2014
WALRUS MASS IN VAST NUMBERS ON ALASKA BEACH AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/walrus-mass-vast-numbers-alaska-beach-sea-ice-retreats


                                                          VIDEO
                                 The Telegraph, October 03, 2014
RECORD 35,000 WALRUSES PACK ONTO ALASKAN BEACH : MELTING ICE AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/11135137/Record-35000-walruses-pack-onto-Alaskan-beach-due-to-climate-change.html


                                                          PHOTOS
                              ALASKA: WALRUS MASS HAUL OUT
            http://www.adn.com/slideshow/photos-walrus-mass-haul-out


National Geographic, July 30, 2014
16-FOOT WAVES MEASURED IN ARCTIC OCEAN WHERE THERE WAS ONCE ONLY ICE. wave action breaks up sea ice, allowing more sunlight to warm the ocean, it can trigger a cycle that leads to even less ice, more wind, and higher waves http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140730-arctic-wave-height-sea-ice-climate-change-science/

 

                                                        WATCH
                 63 YEARS OF GLOBAL WARMING IN 14 SECONDS
                  From NASA's Goddard Institute For Space Studies
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/watch-63-years-of-global-warming-in-14-seconds-17012


 ▶   VAST METHANE PLUMES SEEN IN ARCTIC OCEAN AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://sco.lt/6H0vuD

 

Alternet, July 04, 2014

THE GIANT METHANE MONSTER THAT CAN WIPE OUT THE HUMAN RACE: Underneath the frozen Arctic are 1,000 gigatons of the world's most deadly greenhouse gas http://www.alternet.org/environment/giant-methane-monster-lurking

 

                                                     Greenpeace
                                               SAVE THE ARCTIC
                                          http://savethearctic.org/


Global Possibilities, October 30, 2013
▶  STUDY: ARCTIC SEA ICE LOSS SHIFTS JET STREAM, DRIVING DELUGES IN NW EUROPE, DROUGHT IN MEDITERRANEAN http://www.globalpossibilities.org/study-arctic-sea-ice-loss-shifts-jet-stream-driving-deluges-in-nw-europe-drought-in-mediterranean/


Project World Awareness, September 07, 2014
 ▶   LIFE ON THIS EARTH JUST CHANGED ... THE NORTH ATLANTIC CURRENT IS GONE . BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Major Contributor http://www.projectworldawareness.com/2010/09/life-on-this-earth-just-changed-the-north-atlantic-current-is-gone/



 ▶  STANFORD EXPERTS FEAR COLLAPSE OF GLOBAL CIVILIZATION:  NATURE IS THE KEY http://sco.lt/7XY0pt


                                                     WATCH

                 HUMANITY'S DESTRUCTION OF EARTH'S CLIMATE

                                        IN NINETY SECONDS

                                           http://sco.lt/5FjShF



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                                BIG OIL AND NATURAL RESOURCES

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Business Green, January 15, 2014

▶  BP: GLOBAL EMISSIONS TO SOAR 29 PERCENT BY 2030 http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2323190/bp-global-emissions-to-soar-29-per-cent-by-2030

 

 ClimateProgress, July 1, 2014
 -▶ THE AMOUNT OF CARBON DIOXIDE IN OUR AIR JUST REACHED A NEW RECORD, AND SCIENTIST ARE WORRIED http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/01/3455026/400-ppm-carbon-dioxide-three-months/

 

     OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB

          THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

                                           http://sco.lt/5pPxWD



OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE' DRILL, BABY DRILL ENERGY POLICY MAY KILL US ALL  http://sco.lt/6ff30D

 

 Mongabay, December 23, 2013
▶  WORLD FIRST:  RUSSIA BEGINS PUMPING OIL FROM ARCTIC SEABED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-hance-russia-arctic-oil.html?n3ws1ttr


Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

 

28 March, 2013 - EcoWatch
 ▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES: A GLOBAL SCANDAL - http://ecowatch.com/2013/fossil-fuel-subsidies-a-global-scandal/

 

 Salon, March 13, 2014
HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed/

 

 -▶  CHEAP OIL OR A STABLE CLIMATE? WE CAN CAN'T HAVE BOTH, IEA REPORT SAYS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3325881879/cheap-oil-or-a-stable-climate-we-can-t-have-both-iea-report-says


Guardian Environment, April 07, 2014
▶  LET'S CALL CLIMATE CHANGE WHAT IT IS:  VIOLENCE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/07/climate-change-violence-occupy-earth



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                                                 ANTARCTICA

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 Nature World News, May 05, 2014

MELTING ANTARCTIC ICE FORMATION MAY TRIGGER UNSTOPPABLE SEA LEVEL RISE http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/6898/20140505/melting-antarctic-ice-formation-may-trigger-unstoppable-sea-level-rise.htm


 ▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/7MZUVV


New Scientist, May 12, 2014
COLLAPSE OF ANTARCTIC GLACIERS SEEMS TO BE UNSTOPPABLE http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25556-collapse-of-antarctic-glaciers-seems-to-be-unstoppable.html#.U3GTlS_1_OQ


▶  WEST ANTARCTIC ICE SHELVES TEARING APART AT THE SEAMS http://sco.lt/7mfnfN

 

 -▶ ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AS A CLIMATE CHANGE INDICATOR: PUSHING ANTARCTIC PENGUINS TOWARD EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/5r0jxZ


July 20, 2013 Think Progress
 ▶   GREENLAND AND ANTARCTICA "MAY BE VULNERABLE TO RAPID ICE LOSS THROUGH CATASTROPHIC DISINTEGRATION" http://www.globalpossibilities.org/greenland-and-antarctica-may-be-vulnerable-to-rapid-ice-loss-through-catastrophic-disintegration/


My Modern Met, July 22, 2014
 ▶   STUNNING PHOTOS

CAPTURE THE OTHERWORLDLY BEAUTY OF ANTARCTICA'S ICEBERGS http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/martin-bailey-antarctica-icebergs


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The Guardian, June 06, 2014
RISING SEAS WASH JAPANESE WAR DEAD FROM MARSHALL ISLANDS GRAVES http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/06/rising-seas-wash-japanese-war-dead-marshall-islands-graves

 

Guardian Environment, January 2, 2014
▶  DEEP SEA CREATURES WILL NOT ESCAPE CLIMATE CHANGE - STUDY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/02/deep-sea-creatures-climate-change


International Business Times, February 25, 2014

-▶ RISING SEA LEVELS TO SWALLOW LOW-LYING ISLANDS WITH RARE ANIMAL SPECIES http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/540429/20140225/climate-change-global-warming-island-sanctuaries-new.htm

 

YES Magazine, January 3, 2014
▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change


Climate Central April 2nd 2014
WARMING TEMPERATURES COULD DRY OUT ONE THIRD OF PLANET http://www.climatecentral.org/news/warming-temperatures-could-dry-out-one-third-of-planet-17249

 

Scientific American, May 15, 2014
IMPOSSIBLE TO CONSERVE NATURE AS IS, THANKS TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/impossible-to-conserve-nature-as-is-thanks-to-climate-change/

 


          DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8JChPN


 

Common Dreams, January 31, 2013

 ▶  REPORT:  CLIMATE CHANGE HAS ALREADY BROUGHT CATASTROPHE TO U.S. WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/629ivR

 

Before It's News, January 14, 2014
▶  OFF THE CHARTS: THE UNBELIEVABLE LIST OF HEAT RECORDS BROKEN IN 2013 http://beforeitsnews.com/environment/2014/01/off-the-charts-2013-australias-hottest-year-the-unbelievable-list-of-heat-records-broken-in-2013-2490202.html

 

 ▶  AUSTRALIAN HONEYBEES UNABLE TO MAKE HONEY: THEIR HIVES ARE MELTING AS TEMPERATURES SOAR http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/australian-honeybees-unable-to-make-honey_b_4670475.html


Common Dreams, January 31, 2013

 ▶  REPORT:  CLIMATE CHANGE HAS ALREADY BROUGHT CATASTROPHE TO U.S. WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/629ivR

 

Al Jazeera America, January 13, 2014
▶  NORTH CALIFORNIA 100 YEAR DROUGHT THREATENS FARMERS, AG WORKERS, CITIES -- AND YOU http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/14/california-droughtthreatensfarmersagworkerscitiesandyou.html


                                               IN PICTURES

                       BRUTAL DROUGHT LINGERS IN BRAZIL

                                         http://sco.lt/5LFsRN


 

                             THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

                                 Guardian, December 29, 2013
▶  IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case


 

Rolling Stone, October 3, 2011
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE END OF AUSTRALIA http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/climate-change-and-the-end-of-australia-20111003 http://ow.ly/sD4jz

 

RTCC, December 23, 2013

 ▶  WHY 2013 IS A CRITICAL YEAR FOR THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/2013/12/23/why-2014-is-a-critical-year-for-the-politics-of-climate-change/


 Care2, December 25, 2013

 ▶  IT'S TIME TO STOP PORTRAYING CLIMATE CHANGE AS A 'DEBATE' http://www.care2.com/causes/its-time-to-stop-portraying-climate-change-as-a-debate.html

 

                                                      VIDEO
                            Climate Citizen, December 25, 2013
 ▶  DARK MONEY - WHO FUNDS CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS IN THE UNITED STATES? http://takvera.blogspot.com/2013/12/dark-money-who-funds-climate-change.html

 


Summit Voice, December 23, 2013
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE DENIALISM:  FOLLOW THE MONEY http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/23/climatechange-denialism-follow-the-money/

 

Truthout, December 26, 2013
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE 2013: WHERE WE ARE NOW - NOT WHAT YOU THINK - To prevent increasingly dangerous climate change, the public and our leaders must be convinced to act decisively and robustly. As the latest data show, changes are occurring more quickly than scientists have ever predicted, and simple emissions reductions are no longer the answer. http://truth-out.org/news/item/20751-climate-change-2013-where-we-are-now-not-what-you-think


                    COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                                            http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

 

                                                     VIDEO (4:00)

                      THE EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS, VISUALIZED

                                              http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

-▶ WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIMES FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un

 

July 9, 2013 Science Daily
-▶ EVOLUTION TOO SLOW TO KEEP UP WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130709175747.htm


October 19, 2006 Yale Global

-▶ THE PLANET IN PERIL - PART 1 - Jim Hansen, director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, explores the implications of global warming in a two-part series for YaleGlobal...  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/planet-peril-%E2%80%93-part-i

-▶ PLANET IN PERIL - PART II http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/planet-peril-%E2%80%93-part-ii


Al Jazeera, December 10, 2013
▶  HOW CLIMATE CHANGE DESTROYS HUMAN RIGHTS http://www.aljazeera.com/humanrights/2013/12/how-climate-change-destroys-human-rights-20131217174532837148.html



MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, MELTING WORLD http://sco.lt/5cPnrF

 


ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH:

▶  ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7Sfb6H

 

 ▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


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How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

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LEST WE FORGET : 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Continues To Impact Gulf's Ecosystems - 5 Years On

LEST WE FORGET : 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Continues To Impact Gulf's Ecosystems - 5 Years On | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

                                             DOCUMENTARY
                    DEEPWATER DISASTER - BP OIL SPILL (59:07)
                                    Published on Jan 28, 2013
BBC Horizon reveals the untold story of the 87-day battle to kill the Deepwater Horizon oil blowout a mile beneath the waves - a crisis that became America's worst environmental disaster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWh9jDei-og


Summit County Citizens Voice, January 30, 2015
FIVE YEARS ON: STUDY FINDS MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF OIL FROM DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER BURIED IN GULF OF MEXICO. Five years after BP’s failed Deepwater Horizon drill rig spewed 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, a significant amount of that oil remains buried in seafloor sediments. A new study by a Florida State University researcher estimates that about 6 to 10 million gallons of oil are still there, perhaps decomposing slowly, but probably affecting Gulf ecosystems. “This is going to affect the Gulf for years to come,” said researcher Jeff Chanton. “Fish will likely ingest contaminants because worms ingest the sediment, and fish eat the worms. It’s a conduit for contamination into the food web,” he said sediments http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/01/30/study-finds-massive-amounts-of-oil-from-deepwater-horizon-disaster-buried-in-gulf-of-mexico-sediments/


TruthOut, April 09, 2015
WHAT IS THE US GOVERNMENT NOT TELLING US ABOUT FRACKING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO?

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30116-what-is-the-government-not-telling-us-about-fracking-in-the-gulf-of-mexico#


RT Business, March 04, 2015
BP CEO GETS 35% PAY RISE IN 2014 - FREEZES PAY OF ITS 84,000 WORKFORCE AROUND THE WORLD. Dudley's remuneration rose from $10.17 million in 2013 to $12.74 million last year, according to BP’s annual report released Tuesday. He also received $9.8 million in share awards. In January the company cuts its capital spending program and imposed a salary freeze, weeks after axing hundreds of jobs in Scotland and thousands more globally as a result of falling oil prices and profits. http://rt.com/business/237617-bp-dudley-remuneration-rise/




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BP was banned from preforming any work in the US in 2012 and now the suspension has been lifted. They are back in the oil game. They had to pay a $4.5 billion fine, admit to lying about the damages, plead guilty, and now they are back in business. Their incident caused the death of 11 workers and the destruction of the Gulf of Mexico. Their attempts to make it better were pathetic. It is interesting how people can put a dollar value to the damage and death of people and a huge mass of water and fish population.

 

This was a huge example of poor corporate social responsibility and the damages are still taking its toll. Reading about the research on how the fish and sea creatures are still being affected 5 years later. The response that the BP representatives are giving in respect to the research on how the fish's hearts are being affected just shows that they are still not practicing good corporate social responsibility and it is sad to see how little a company will take care for their mistakes and the world they live in. 

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ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AS A CLIMATE CHANGE INDICATOR: Pushing Antarctic Penguins Toward Extinction

ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AS A CLIMATE CHANGE INDICATOR: Pushing Antarctic Penguins Toward Extinction | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

Guardian Environment, June 29, 2014
 ▶   EMPEROR PENGUINS AT RISK OF EXTINCTION, SCIENTISTS WARN, Tallest penguin species at risk from climate change melting ice, which could wipe out third of Antarctic population by 2100  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/29/emperor-penguins-at-risk-of-extinction-scientists-warn


Climate Progress, May 15, 2015
▶  MASSIVE ANTARCTIC ICE SHELF WILL DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY IN A FEW YEARS, ACCORDING TO NASA http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/05/15/3659338/antarctic-larsen-b-nasa-study/


▶   Summit County Citizens Voice, June 28, 2014
WILL EMPEROR PENGUINS SEEK OUT NEW BREEDING GROUNDS AS ANTARCTICA MELTS? Will emperor penguins seek out new breeding grounds as Antarctica melts? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/06/28/environment-are-antarcticas-emperor-penguins-going-mobile-in-response-to-global-warming/


National Geographic, January 12, 2015
 ▶   ARCTIC'S 'PENGUINS OF THE NORTH' FIND WORKAROUND TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150112-little-auks-global-warming-climate-change-environment/


Focusing On Wildlife, April 02, 2014
 ▶   CAN PENGUINS COPE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE? SCIENTISTS FIND DIFFERENT TYPES OF ICE ELICIT DIFFERENT RESPONSES http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/can-penguins-cope-with-climate-change-scientists-find-different-types-of-ice-elicit-different-responses/

 


Treehugger, July 14, 2014
 ▶  OH NO!  WHAT'S AILING THE EMPEROR PENGUIN http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/emperor-penguins-should-be-added-endangered-species-list-warn-biologists.html


  April 24, 2013 - IPS News

 ▶   KRILL SUPER TRAWLERS PUSHING PENGUINS TOWARD EXTINCTION... Penguins are threatened with extinction by climate change and giant fishing trawlers from Europe and Asia stalking the oceans around Antarctica. Penguins are a protected species, but the factory-sized trawlers are vacuuming up the tiny shrimp-like krill that are their main food source. The Southern Ocean is also becoming increasingly acidic from emissions of fossil fuels and will have a significant impact on krill populations. And yet efforts to create two marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean have been blocked by China, Russia and Norway.... http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/04/krill-super-trawlers-pushing-penguins-toward-extinction/

 


                                                       VIDEO
          ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AS A CLIMATE CHANGE INDICATOR

               http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2012/s3425285.htm


 

                                                      WATCH

                          PENGUINS OF THE ANTARCTICA (48:20)

                                     PBS Nature - Full Episode

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLV6lbyYpXM

                                                  MORE

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/penguins-of-the-antarctic/introduction/181/

 

                                                         VIDEO
                                         EMPEROR PENGUIN
http://www.arkive.org/emperor-penguin/aptenodytes-forsteri/video-00.html

 

 

Guardian Environment, January 09, 2014
 ▶   ANTARCTIC PENGUINS FORCED UP 100 FOOT ICE WALLS, STUDY SHOWS. Warmer temperatures are forcing emperor penguins to make gravity-defying journeys out of their traditional breeding grounds  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/09/penguins-ice-walls-climate-change-antarctica

 

Discovery News, January 30, 2014

 ▶   RAINS SPURRED BY CLIMATE CHANGE KILLING PENGUINS CHICKS http://news.discovery.com/animals/endangered-species/rains-climate-change-killing-penguins-140130.htm

 

BBC News, January 29, 2014
 ▶   CLIMATE CHANGE IS KILLING 40% OF ARGENTINA MAGELLANIC PENGUIN CHICKS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25950906

 

ORIGINAL REPORT
PLOS ONE, January 29, 2014
 ▶   CLIMATE CHANGE INCREASES REPRODUCTIVE FAILURE IN MAGELLANIC PENGUINS http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0085602

 

Summit Voice, February 01, 2014
 ▶   ADELIE PENGUINS FACE UNCERTAIN FUTURE: COLLAPSING ICEBERGS COULD DISRUPT BREEDING AND FEEDING http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/01/climate-adelie-penguins-face-uncertain-future/

 

Mother Nature Network, January 17, 2014
 ▶   EVERYBODY LIKES PENGUINS:  5 INSPIRING CONSERVATION STORIES http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/everybody-likes-penguins-5-inspiring-conservation-stories


                                                VIDEO (2:48)
                                         National Geographic
                              EMPEROR PENGUIN FAMILIES
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/animals-pets-kids/birds-kids/penguin-emperor-parenting-kids/


                                                 VIDEO (2:50)
                                        National Geographic
                                 EMPOROR PENGUINS ON ICE
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/education-videos/education-general-2/edu-penguins-bubbles/

 

 ▶   HOW HUDDLING PENGUINS SHARE HEAT FAIRLY http://sco.lt/56ASmX

 

                                                     IN PICTURES
                                Guardian Envronment, June 2, 2011
THE KING PENGUIN COLONY ON SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND. Andy Rouse's stunning photographic study of the king penguin colony on South Georgia in the south Atlantic, where thousands of penguins instinctively herd their young into giant huddles to stop them dying from cold.  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2011/jun/02/king-penguin-colony-south-georgia



April 27, 2013 Terra Daily

 ▶   CHILE'S HUMBOLDT PENGUINS UNDER THREAT OF EXTINCTION http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Chiles_Humboldt_penguins_under_threat_of_extinction_999.html

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                   HUMBOLDT PENGUINS

http://www.arkive.org/humboldt-penguin/spheniscus-humboldti/video-02.html

 

 Sydney Morning Herald, October 6, 2013
 ▶   STRESSED ANTARCTIC KEYSTONE SPECIES, KRILL, IS FIRST SIGN OF DAMAGE:  'We are entering an unknown territory of marine ecosystem change, and exposing organisms to intolerable evolutionary pressure,' http://www.smh.com.au/national/stressed-krill-first-sign-of-damage-20131006-2v26j.html#ixzz2h0GQOmEe

 

August 23, 2013 TerraDaily
 ▶   WARMING ANTARCTIC SEAS LIKELY TO IMPACT KRILL HABITATS AND THEIR MAJOR ROLE IN SUSTAINING MUCH OF LIFE IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Warming_Antarctic_seas_likely_to_impact_on_krill_habitats_999.html



 

 ▶   GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

                                                       VIDEO:

             FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN - GOING...GOING ..

                                            http://sco.lt/5xliU5

 

February 28, 2012 Care2
 ▶   ANTARCTIC FISH COULD DIE OUT FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.care2.com/greenliving/fish-could-die-out-from-climate-change.html


                                                  AMAZING WATCH

                                            PBS Nature Mini Series

                                                      Episode 2

                                  PENGUIN PARENTING - FIRST STEPS

50 animatronic cameras disguised as realistic life-size penguins, eggs and rocks infiltrate penguin colonies to record the tough challenges penguins face. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/penguins-spy-in-the-huddle/episode-2-first-steps/9227/

                                                       Episode 1:

                                                    The Journey

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/penguins-spy-in-the-huddle/episode-1-the-journey/9225/

                                                             OR

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/penguins-spy-in-the-huddle/



   ▶   CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS  http://sco.lt/6srluz

 

 ▶   OCEAN-GRABBING BY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING 'THREATENS WORLD'S FISHERIES - UN http://sco.lt/6g6w41

 

                                            CNN VIDEO REPORT

                                                March 27, 2013

 OVER FISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

 

                                                  --- WATCH ---

                 NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE.  NOT ANYWHERE

                                             http://sco.lt/8fhDH7

 

March 18, 2013 BBC The Watchers
 ▶   CALIFORNIA SHORES WITNESS MYSTERIOUS MASS STRANDING OF DEHYDRATED AND EMACIATED SEA LION PUPS http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/03/18/californian-shores-witness-mysterious-mass-stranding-of-sea-lion-pups/

 

                                                     WATCH

                                    David Attenborough BBC

                                                 VIDEO (59:00)

                                      DEATH OF THE OCEANS

                                           http://sco.lt/9GjV2X


 

 ▶   DOLPHINS DYING IN DROVES AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT - DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL 3 YEARS LATER  http://sco.lt/5cPoG1



               EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

 

 ▶    WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING http://sco.lt/84rBVx

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                                  SEA CHANGE

                     THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                             http://sco.lt/8AV5qz

 

 ▶   OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES - SUPERTRAWLERS WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM  http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj

 

 ▶   OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

 

 ▶   LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

 ▶   WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE SAYS NEW, HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT  http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

 

MORE ON OVERFISHING OUR OCEANS

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?q=OVERFISHING



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                   WWF Stop taking subsidies from Krill Catch!

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The Suicidal Race for Arctic's Natural Resources - Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb

The Suicidal Race for Arctic's Natural Resources - Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

May, 16, 2013 Guardian Environment - Nafeez Ahmed:

-▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB. US National Strategy for the Arctic Region prioritises corporate 'economic opportunities' at the expense of everyone else

At the heart of the White House's new Arctic strategy is an elementary but devastating contradiction between what President Obama, in the document's preamble, describes as seeking "to make the most of the emerging economic opportunities in the region" due to the rapid loss of Arctic summer sea ice, and recognising "the need to protect and conserve this unique, valuable, and changing environment."... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/may/17/obama-arctic-energy-security-climate


Guardian, April 5, 2013

-▶ THE RACE FOR THE ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2008/apr/05/poles.endangeredhabitats?INTCMP=SRCH


Business Insider, April 23, 2015
▶  THE NEW COLD WAR: NORDIC COUNTRIES BANDING TOGETHER AGAINST RUSSIA'S ARCTIC PUSH

http://www.businessinsider.com/nordic-countries-banding-together-against-russia-2015-4


Mongabay, December 23, 2013

▶  WORLD FIRST:  RUSSIA BEGINS PUMPING OIL FROM ARCTIC SEABED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-hance-russia-arctic-oil.html?n3ws1ttr


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             BIG OIL AND THE RACE FOR THE NORTH POLE

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Grist, December 12, 2013

-▶ IS GLOBAL WARMING STOKING AN ARCTIC COLD WAR? http://grist.org/news/is-global-warming-stoking-an-arctic-cold-war/


July 5, 2011 INTERACTIVE

-▶ THE 'COLD RUSH': INDUSTRIALISATION IN THE ARCTIC  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/jul/05/arctic-oil-exploitation-map-interactive?INTCMP=SRCH


July 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ 'FIRE ICE' - NEW FOSSIL FUEL SOURCE, BURIED UNDER THE SEA FLOOR, COULD BE DISASTROUS FOR THE PLANET http://www.globalpossibilities.org/fire-ice-new-fossil-fuel-source-buried-under-the-sea-floor-could-be-disastrous-for-the-planet/


Deutche Welle, February 07, 2014
-▶ ARE WE PREPARED FOR A CATASTROPHE IN THE ARCTIC? As climate change warms the Arctic, oil rigs are opening, ships are making use of new shipping routes and tourists are flocking to see the icebergs. But experts warn that we are not adequately prepared for accidents.   http://www.dw.de/are-we-prepared-for-a-catastrophe-in-the-arctic/a-17412856


Grist, April 23, 2014
IF OIL SPILLS IN THE ARCTIC AND NO ONE IS AROUND TO CLEAN IT UP, DOES IT JUST STAY THERE? http://grist.org/news/if-oil-spills-in-the-arctic-and-no-one-is-around-to-clean-it-up-does-it-just-stay-there/


                                                  --     WATCH --

                   THE KILLING IMPACT OF OIL AND MINING IN ALASKA

                                           Winner of Goldman Prize

                                                 http://sco.lt/68m1x3


Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, May 15, 2014
-▶ WITH HALF THE PLANET UP FOR GRABS, A CALL FOR DEEP-OCEAN STEWARDSHIP https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/half-planet-grabs-call-deep-ocean-stewardship


September 18, 2012 New York Times

-▶ ARCTIC RESOURCES, EXPOSED BY WARMING, SET OFF COMPETITION http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/science/earth/arctic-resources-exposed-by-warming-set-off-competition.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


Inhabitat, July 15, 2014
MELTING ARCTIC ICE OPENS NEW SHIPPING CHANNEL FOR PETROLEUM PRODUCTS http://inhabitat.com/melting-arctic-ice-opens-new-shipping-channel-for-petroleum-products/


Business Insider, April 22, 2015
RUSSIA HAS A CRUCIAL ADVANTAGE OVER THE US IN THE ARCTIC http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-has-a-crucial-advantage-over-the-us-in-the-arctic-2015-4


Marketplace, December 11, 2012
-▶ OIL AND THE RACE FOR THE NORTH POLE http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/oil-and-race-north-pole


Salon, January 11, 2015
WHY ARCTIC DRILLING IS A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN http://www.salon.com/2015/01/11/why_arctic_drilling_is_a_disaster_waiting_to_happen/


Ecowatch, April 01, 2015
PRESIDENT OBAMA APPROVES DRILLING IN THE ARCTIC: SHELL'S ARCTIC DRILLING PLANS APPROVED BY DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

http://ecowatch.com/2015/04/01/interior-approves-shell-arctic-drilling/


Reuters, April 01, 2015
HERE'S WHY OBAMA IS APPROVING ARCTIC DRILLING -- AGAIN

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/01/usa-shell-arctic-idUSL2N0WT2F220150401


US News and World Report, December 06, 2013

-▶ A RUSH TO EXPAND OIL DRILLING IN THE ARCTIC

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/12/05/a-rush-to-expand-oil-drilling-in-the-arctic-


August 3, 2013 Global Possibilities

-▶ THE CLIMATE TIME BOMB THAT WILL COST US $60 TRILLION: Obama in the US, and Harper in Canada, are turning North America into a petro–imperial and petro–despot continent. This doesn’t bode well for solving the climate crisis... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-climate-time-bomb-that-will-cost-us-60-trillion/


                     AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

                   New Economic Perspectives, January 31, 2014
ARE YOU GOING TO DETONATE THE WORLD'S LARGEST "CARBON BOMB"? http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2014/02/president-obama-going-detonate-worlds-largest-carbon-bomb.html


NationalJournal, December 17, 2014
PROTECTING BRISTOL BAY WAS AN EASY CALL FOR OBAMA  THE HARD ONES COME NEXT http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/protecting-bristol-bay-was-an-easy-call-for-obama-the-hard-ones-come-next-20141217


The Nation, January 28, 2015
-▶ THE MAIN PROBLEM WITH OBAMA'S CLIMATE POLICY?  IT MAKES NO SENSE http://www.thenation.com/blog/196473/obamas-climate-policy-doesnt-make-any-sense




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                 BIG OIL AND THE RACE FOR THE NORTH POLE


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May 16, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶ CANADA VOWS PLUNDER IN THE ARCTIC AS ICE MELTS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/16-3


CTV News, November 09, 2014
CANADA'S SUDDEN NORTH POLE GRAB SURPRISED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS: INTERNAL DOCUMENTS http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-s-sudden-north-pole-bid-surprised-gov-t-officials-internal-documents-1.2093871


Reuters, January 20, 2015
NORWAY REDEFINES ARCTIC ICE EDGE IN POTENTIAL BOOST FOR OIL EXPLORATION  http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/01/20/norway-oil-arctic-idINL6N0UZ0L020150120


Guardian Environment, October 17, 2013

-▶ UK AIMS TO BECOME HUB FOR ARCTIC OIL EXPLORATION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/17/uk-hub-arctic-oil-exploration-greenpeace


May 15, 2013 Bloomberg

-▶ CHINA GRANTED ACCESS TO ARCTIC CLUB AS RESOURCE RACE HEATS UP http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-15/world/39264945_1_arctic-council-arctic-circle-observer-status


June 5, 2013 Global Possibilities

-▶ CHINA'S NEW ARCTIC PRESENCE SIGNALS FUTURE DEVELOPMENT http://www.globalpossibilities.org/chinas-new-arctic-presence-signals-future-development/


May 15, 2013- Washington Post

-▶ SUPERPOWERS CHINA, INDIA AND KOREA, RUSSIA AND EUROPEAN UNION SEEK TO MINE ARCTIC REGION OF ITS UNTAPPED ENERGY http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-15/world/39264945_1_arctic-council-arctic-circle-observer-status

 

November 20, 1010
-▶ EUROPE JOINS INTERNATIONAL CONTEST FOR ARCTIC'S RESOURCES http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/21/arctic-energy-eu?INTCMP=SRCH


Bloomberg, September 27, 2014
▶ FIRST ARCTIC OIL SPILL: RUSSIA SAYS ARCTIC WELL DRILLED WITH EXXON STRIKES OIL  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-27/rosneft-says-exxon-arctic-well-strikes-oil.html


Bloomberg, September 12, 2014

-▶ EXXON SAID TO RILE U.S., EU BY USING SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA LOOPHOLE http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-12/exxon-said-to-rile-u-s-eu-in-using-sanctions-loophole.html?alcmpid=markets


HuffPost Green, April 28, 2014

GREENPEACE SHIP TO CONFRONT RUSSIAN TANKER CARRYING ARCTIC OIL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/28/greenpeace-russia_n_5225032.html


June 5, 2013 Grist
-▶ BP TO PUMP $1 BILLION INTO IT'S ALASKA DRILLING EFFORTS - AFTER TAXES REDUCED ON OIL COMPANIES AS INCENTIVE http://grist.org/news/bp-to-pump-1-billion-into-its-alaska-drilling-efforts/


Treehugger, May 25, 2012

-▶ THE $4 BILLION LOBBYING BLITZ THAT BOUGHT SHELL THE ARCTIC http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/4-billion-lobbying-blitz-bought-shell-arctic.html

 

Marketplace, December 26, 2013

-▶ OFFSHORE OIL: SHELL'S CHALLENGE IN DRILLING FOR ARCTIC OIL , Over a year ago, Royal Dutch Shell began oil drilling operations offshore of Alaska, the first attempt to explore the outer continental shelf in two decades. But Shell's initial foray proved disastrous. After sinking $5 billion into the effort, not a single well was drilled and its rig ran aground. Shell racked up big fines for faulty equipment, pollution and safety violations and sat out the last season. Outgoing Shell CEO Peter Voser called the Arctic one of his biggest disappointments. Elizabeth Arnold, based in Alaska, looked into the state of Arctic oil exploration in the U.S... http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/shells-challenge-drilling-arctic-oil


Grist, April 01, 2015
SHELL INCHES CLOSER TO SPILLING OIL ALL OVER THE ARCTIC http://grist.org/news/shell-inches-closer-to-spilling-oil-all-over-the-arctic/


BBC News, January 29, 2015
SHELL RESUMES ARCTIC DRILLING - LIKELY TO INTENSIFY BATTLE WITH ENVIRONMENTALISTS  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31034870


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EcoWatch, January 28, 2015
▶   OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES OPENING ATLANTIC COAST TO OFFSHORE DRILLING  http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/28/obama-open-atlantic-coast-offshore-drilling/


Oceana, February 28, 2014
OBAMA ADMIN MOVES FORWARD TO OPEN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN TO SEISMIC AIRGUN BLASTS AND DRILLING FOR BIG OIL http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/02/obama-admin-moves-forward-to-open-the-atlantic-ocean-to-seismic-airgun-blasts-drilling


Guardian, January 25, 2015
OBAMA PROPOSAL TO EXPAND PROTECTION OF ALASKA ARCTIC REFUGE, BRISTOL BAY, ANGERS REPUBLICANS OVER OIL  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/25/obama-expand-alaska-arctic-refuge-republicans-oil


Environmental News Service, July 18, 2014
EPA BLOCKS GIANT ALASKA MINE TO PROTECT BRISTOL BAY SALMON AND ECOSYSTEM http://ens-newswire.com/2014/07/18/epa-blocks-giant-alaska-mine-to-protect-bristol-bay-salmon/


                WHALES, SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING A DEADLY MIX

                          MASS STRANDINGS, RESEARCH SHOWS

                                         http://sco.lt/4lLKcr


Huffington Post Hawaii, September 24, 2013
▶  SEISMIC DRILLING IMPACTS OCEAN LIFE GENERALLY:  OFFSHORE OIL EXPLORATION LINKED TO 50 PERCENT REDUCTION IN COD CATCH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/candace-calloway-whiting/offshore-oil-exploration-_b_3977171.html


HuffPost Green, February 04, 2014
-▶  MELTING SEA ICE AND ARCTIC DRILLING: A RISKY COMBINATION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/04/melting-sea-ice-arctic-drilling_n_4725363.html


Common Dreams, December 08, 2014
OBAMA'S OIL BOOM DESTROYING HOPE FOR PROGRESS ON CLIMATE http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/12/08/obamas-oil-boom-destroying-hope-progress-climate


World Wildlife Fund, October 31, 2014
-▶ FEDERAL ASSESSMENT REITERATES RISK OF OFFSHORE DRILLING IN AMERICA'S ARCTIC https://www.worldwildlife.org/press-releases/federal-assessment-reiterates-risk-of-offshore-drilling-in-america-s-arctic


Pew Environment Group, March 2012,

-▶ SCIENTISTS CALL ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO USE SCIENCE AS GUIDE FOR ARCTIC DRILLING - More than 500 distinguished U.S. and international scientists have signed an open letter (PDF) urging the Obama Administration to follow through on its stated commitment to science by acting on the USGS recommendations. http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/scientists-call-on-obama-administration-to-use-science-as-guide-for-arctic-drilling-85899369512


                                                DEEP SEA MINING 

RUSH' MOVES CLOSER, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5tF4s5


September 14, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ AFTER NORTH SEA GAS LEAK, DRILLERS FEAR CORROSIVE FLUID COULD THREATEN DEEP SEA WELLS ACROSS THE WORLD http://www.globalpossibilities.org/after-north-sea-gas-leak-drillers-fear-corrosive-fluid-could-threaten-deep-sea-wells-across-the-world/


 

ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/8gVi1x



July 3, 2011
-▶ Q&A: NATURAL RESOURCES EXPLORATION IN THE ARCTIC
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/jul/05/arctic-oil-exploitation-map-interactive?INTCMP=SRCH


SAVE THE ARCTIC: The melting Arctic is under threat from oil drilling, industrial fishing and conflict. The Insanity:  http://www.savethearctic.org/

 

                                                     Greenpeace
                                               SAVE THE ARCTIC
                                            http://savethearctic.org/


August 4, 2013 Care2

-▶ HOW TO DESTROY ALASKA IN 4 EASY STEPS: A U.S. GOVERNMENT HANDBOOK  http://www.care2.com/causes/destroy-alaska-in-4-easy-steps-a-u-s-government-handbook.html


                                                      WATCH

FIVE YEARS AFTER DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL DISASTER, DOLPHINS DYING IN DROVE AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT  http://sco.lt/5cPoG1



                    OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL:

             FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL 

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

 

                                       WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH?

ClimateProgress, December 27, 2013
  -▶  IN THE MIDST OF RECORD OIL BOOM, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SEEKS MORE OIL PRODUCTION.

America produced an average of 7.5 million barrels of crude oil per day in 2013, an increase of one million barrels per day and the biggest one-year jump in the nation’s history, FuelFix reported Thursday. The U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA) estimates production will grow by another one million barrels in 2014 and will peak at a whopping 9.5 million barrels per day in 2016.

And the production surge doesn’t stop at the water’s edge. According to FuelFix, “the Gulf of Mexico also is seeing a boost, with oil production expected to grow to 1.4 million barrels per day in 2014, up by 100,000 barrels.”.. http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/27/3105211/obama-administration-oil-production/#

 

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Yale Environment 360,  August 16, 2014
- ▶ A NEW FRONTIER FOR FRACKING:  DRILLING NEAR THE ARCTIC CIRCLE  http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_new_frontier_for_fracking_drilling_near_the_arctic_circle/2794/


Bloomberg, August 06, 2014
-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-drilling.html


Bloomberg, August 06, 2014
-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coastshttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-drilling.html

 

                  THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION -

                          AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8qklOr


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                                    GREENLAND'S MELTING

CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN

                                        http://sco.lt/8bjv73


July 21, 1012 Guardian Environment
-▶ HISTORY REPEATS AS GREENLAND'S NATURAL RESOURCES PROMISE UNTOLD RICHES http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/jul/31/history-repeats-greenland-natural-resources?INTCMP=SRCH


 The Guardian, October 24, 2013
-▶ GREENLAND GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR RADIOACTIVE URANIUM AND RARE EARTHS MINING http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/25/greenland-green-light-uranium-rare-earths-mining


Guardian, January 23, 2014
-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE BRINGS NEW RISKS TO GREENLAND http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/23/climate-change-risks-greenland-arctic-icecap


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                            ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY'

                         HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS

                       ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS

                                        http://sco.lt/6KTOpl

 

       THE HEALTH OF OUR OCEANS IMPACTS CLIMATE CHANGE:

                                           SEA CHANGE

                  THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                        http://sco.lt/51LeCn

 

 

-▶ WHY GEOENGINEERING SUITS RUSSIA'S CARBON AGENDA, GIVEN THE COUNTRY'S FOSSIL FUEL STRATEGY IN THE ARCTIC

The Arctic, a large portion of which is controlled or claimed by Russia, is a new carbon El Dorado, holding up to a quarter of the globe’s undiscovered oil and gas reserves. According to one energy industry insider: "Climate change is opening up one of the last frontiers for hydrocarbons on our planet. The Arctic … could be set for rapid change and development as exploration, production and infrastructure will have an inevitable, irreversible impact."
 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/24/why-geoengineering-suits-russias-carbon-agenda

 

 

-▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTE BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT.  UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5bNJoX

            

-▶ -▶ *** OBAMA'S NEW SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS NEGOTIATE AWAY SOVEREIGN RIGHTS TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE http://sco.lt/8FToVl

 

 

                                                  WATCH:

                                Encore, Moyers and Company

         ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS

                                       http://sco.lt/5St5Cj



 -▶ WILL WE LEARN FROM THE PAST, OR CONTINUE RAVAGING OUR PLANET IN THE NAME OF PROFITS AND POWER?

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?page=2

 

 

 


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TAXING THE SUN: Solar Energy Could Destroy Utility Monopolies -- According to U.S. Utilities -

TAXING THE SUN: Solar Energy Could Destroy Utility Monopolies -- According to U.S. Utilities - | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it


THE UTILITY MONOPOLY MUST END:  EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRODUCE HIS OR HER OWN POWER FROM THE SUN. WHY SOLAR?  THE SUN EMERGES EVERY DAY.  WIND POWER CAN ONLY GENERATE WHEN RELIABLE WIND BLOWS.

 


April 10, 2013 - Grist

▶  SOLAR PANELS COULD DESTROY UTILITY MONOPOLIES, ACCORDING TO U.S. UTILITIES

Rooftop solar panels and other distributed-energy tools will radically shake up the power sector, according to an unusually frank report from a utility trade group.... http://grist.org/climate-energy/solar-panels-could-destroy-u-s-utilities-according-to-u-s-utilities/


Grist, March 29, 2015
▶  SOLAR PANEL OWNERS AND UTILITIES BATTLE IT OUT IN CALIFORNIA http://grist.org/business-technology/solar-panel-owners-and-utilities-battle-it-out-in-california/


The Washington Post, March 07, 2015
▶  UTILITIES WAGE CAMPAIGN AGAINST ROOFTOP SOLAR. Three years ago, the nation’s top utility executives gathered at a Colorado resort to hear warnings about a grave new threat to operators of America’s electric grid: not superstorms or cyberattacks, but rooftop solar panels

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/utilities-sensing-threat-put-squeeze-on-booming-solar-roof-industry/2015/03/07/2d916f88-c1c9-11e4-ad5c-3b8ce89f1b89_story.html?hpid=z1


Renewable Energy World, April 02, 2015
▶  ELECTRICITY'S UN-NATURAL MONOPOLY. The U.S. electricity system is undergoing the biggest change in its 130-year history, undermining the rationale for monopoly ownership and control. http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2015/04/electricitys-un-natural-monopoly?cmpid=rss


Gizmodo, March 17, 2015
▶  OUR CITIES COULD BECOME HIGH-DENSITY SOLAR POWER PLANTS http://gizmodo.com/our-cities-could-become-high-density-solar-power-plants-1691936276#


TreeHugger, January 25, 2015
▶  IN 42 OF THE 50 BIGGEST U.S. CITIES, ROOFTOP SOLAR IS NOW CHEAPER THAN THE GRID  http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/42-of-50-biggest-us-cities-rooftop-solar-now-cheaper-grid.html


Vox, September 29, 2014
▶   SOLAR POWER IS GROWING SO FAST THAT OLDER U.S. ENERGY COMPANIES ARE TRYING TO STOP IT http://www.vox.com/2014/9/29/6849723/solar-power-net-metering-utilities-fight-states


Business Insider, September 28, 2014
▶   THE WORLDWIDE BATTLE BETWEEN UTILITIES AND SOLAR http://www.businessinsider.com/r-taxes-fees-the-worldwide-battle-between-utilities-and-solar--2014-9


Los Angeles Times, August 09, 2014

LAWS PREVENT SOLAR PANELS IN MANY STATES WITH ABUNDANT SUNLIGHT: UTILITIES PROMOTE ANTI-SOLAR LAWS http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-no-solar-20140810-


Renew Economy, December 05, 2013

▶   WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ENERGY PRICE FALLS TO ZERO? http://reneweconomy.com.au/2013/what-happens-when-the-energy-price-falls-to-zero-99309

 

Scientific America, March 25, 2014

FIGHT WITH TRADITIONAL UTILITIES OVER ROOFTOP SOLAR FORECASTS A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR CLEANER ENERGY http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fight-over-rooftop-solar-forecasts-a-bright-future-for-cleaner-energy/

 

April 19, 2013 Solar Daily

▶  PHYSICIANS UNITE AGAINST UTILITIES STOPPING SOLAR ENERGY - ALIGN WITH SOLAR ENERGY COMPANIES TO FORM NEW GROUP http://www.solardaily.com/reports/Physicians_Unite_with_Solar_Energy_Companies_to_Form_New_Group_999.html


Grist, July 11, 2014
THE UTILITIES STRIKE OUT AGAINST SOLAR http://grist.org/climate-energy/utilities-to-battery-powered-solar-get-off-our-lawn/


September 3, 2013 Yale Environment 360

▶  WITH ROOFTOP SOLAR ON RISE, U.S. UTILITIES ARE FIGHTING BACK http://e360.yale.edu/feature/with_rooftop_solar_on_rise_us_utilities_are_striking_back/2687/

 

 Voice of America, July 07, 2014
▶  EXPERTS:  SOLAR POWER COULD SOON POSE ECONOMIC THREAT TO ELECTRIC UTILITIES http://www.voanews.com/content/solar-power-economy-electric-utilities/1952688.html


 Climate Spectator, May 28, 2014
BARCLAYS BANK DECLARES SOLAR THREAT TO FOSSIL FUEL MARKETS. Barclays has downgraded the entire US electricity sector's corporate bond market to 'underweight', saying the industry is not prepared for the long-term threat posed by solar, Barron's reports. http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/5/29/solar-energy/barclays-declares-solar-threat

 

 Sustainable Business, April 24, 2014
-▶ BATTLE BETWEEN FOSSIL FUELS AND SOLAR INTENSIFIES http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25670

 

May 10, 2013 Bloomberg

▶  ROOFTOP SOLAR BATTLE PITS COMPANIES AGAINST UTILITIES http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-10/rooftop-solar-battle-pits-companies-against-utilities.html

 

Living on Earth, March 22, 2014
ELECTRIC UTILITIES MONOPOLY FIGHTS ROOFTOP SOLAR http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00012&segmentID=1

 

 July 26, 2013 New York Times
▶  ON ROOFTOPS, A RIVAL FOR UTILITIES COMPANIES - MOVING TO ROLL BACK GOVERNMENT INCENTIVES AIMED AT PROMOTING SOLAR AND RENEWABLE Big power companies say that incentives for solar power are robbing them of paying customers, setting up a fight for the future of renewable energy..http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/27/business/energy-environment/utilities-confront-fresh-threat-do-it-yourself-power.html?ref=science


ClimateProgress, January 27, 2015
▶  INDIANA SOLAR BILL CRAFTED BY UTILITIES SPARKS OUTRAGE, RAISES COSTS

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/01/27/3615496/indiana-bill-could-quash-solar/


Alternet, January 05, 2015
-▶ KOCHS AND WALMART CLAN WAGE DIRTY WAR TO STOP YOU FROM PUTTING SOLAR PANELS ON YOUR HOME  http://www.alternet.org/environment/koch-and-wal-marts-attempt-kill-solar-panels


November 24, 2014
▶   KILLING THEIR OWN COMPETITIVENESS, Among many self-styled “conservatives”, the idea that we could provide for ourselves more cheaply and efficiently, produce energy from the free flow of the sun and wind, or become independent of the giant energy corporations that control our lives, (and fund so many politicians), is considered a dangerous subversion. We see it at both the Federal, and State level...  http://climatecrocks.com/2014/11/27/killing-their-own-competitiveness/



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                                             TAXING THE SUN

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Alternet, April 28, 2014
-▶ NOW THAT SOLAR CAPACITY IS SOARING - KOCH BROTHERS DEMAND TAX ON THE SUN http://www.alternet.org/environment/now-solar-capacity-soaring-koch-brothers-demand-tax-sun


Greentech Media, December 22, 2014
▶   ARIZONA UTILITIES FINALLY GET APPROVAL TO "OWN" ROOFTOP SOLAR http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/arizona-utilites-get-the-go-ahead-to-own-rooftop-solar


August 2, 2013 Treehugger
▶  NO MORE FREE SUN: ARIZONA'S BIGGEST POWER UTILITY WANTS TO TAX SOLAR http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/no-more-free-sun-arizona-if-solar-power-fee-approved.html


Climate Progress, April 30, 2014
▶  ARIZONA MAY IMPOSE UNUSUAL NEW TAX ON CUSTOMERS WHO LEASE SOLAR PANELS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/30/3432172/arizona-solar-property-tax/


Renewable Energy World.com, July 03, 2014
▶  ARIZONA UTILITIES ARE NOT SUPPORTING A SOLAR-FRIENDLY POLICY. http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/07/arizona-utilities-are-not-supporting-a-solar-friendly-policy

 

ClimateProgress, July 01, 2014
 ▶ SOLAR COMPANIES SUE OVER NEW ROOFTOP SOLAR TAX IN ARIZONA http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/01/3455140/solar-companies-sue-arizona-tax/

 

AzCentral, September 18, 2014
'ARIZONA'S NEXT GOVERNOR WILL INHERIT DEBATE OVER TAXING ROOFTOP SOLAR PANELS http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/2014/09/18/arizonas-next-governor-will-inherit-debate-taxing-rooftop-solar-panels/15832269/


Huffington Post Green, October 31, 2013

▶   ARIZONA COMMISSIONER PROBES UTILITY'S SECRET KOCH FUNDING OF ANTI-SOLAR CAMPAIGN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/31/arizona-solar-net-metering_n_4181871.html?ref=topbar


Daily Koz, November 14, 2013
▶  KOCH, ALEC AND GIANT UTILITY COMPANY OUT TO DERAIL ARIZONA'S PRIVATE SOLAR INDUSTRY, NET METERING http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/14/1255524/-Koch-ALEC-giant-utility-company-about-to-derail-Arizona-s-solar-industry


The Guardian, December 04, 2013
-▶ 'ALEC''s ASSAULT ON CLEAN ENERGY:  HOW ALEC-INSPIRED LAWS PLANS TO CHARGE HOMEOWNERS WHO INSTALL OFF-THE-GRID SOLAR
• Documents reveal conservative group's anti-green agenda
• Strategy to charge people who install their own solar panels
• Environmentalists accuse Alec of protecting utility firms' profits
 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/04/alec-freerider-homeowners-assault-clean-energy


Slate, September 24, 2014
'ALEC' AND CLIMATE CHANGE: ALEC: A FIGHT OVER ROOFTOP SOLAR PANELS COULD DECIDE AMERICA'S ENERGY FUTURE http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2014/09/alec_climate_change_a_fight_over_rooftop_solar_panels_could_decide_america.html


-▶ WHO AND WHAT IS 'ALEC' ? http://sco.lt/8Q3lhZ


Reuter, October 22, 2014
▶  BIG UTILITIES PUSHING INTO BOOMING HOME SOLAR MARKET, IN DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO MAINTAIN MONOPOLY & CONTROL -- BUT NOTHING FREE http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/22/us-utilities-solar-idUSKCN0IB16I20141022


The Washington Post, September 19, 2014
▶  THE COMING ERA OF UNLIMITED – AND FREE – CLEAN ENERGY
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/09/19/the-coming-era-of-unlimited-and-free-clean-energy/


Huffington Post Green, October 22, 2014
▶  BIG UTILITIES WANT IN ON THE RESIDENTIAL SOLAR INDUSTRY BOOM http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/22/utilities-residential-solar_n_6026866.html


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Treehugger, August 12, 2014
▶  WHY IS FLORIDA, THE SUNSHINE STATE,  SAYING "NO" TO SOLAR POWER? Southeast utilities are blocking solar in favor of coal

You'd think that the places with the most sunshine would be the biggest proponents of solar power, but sadly, the world doesn't make that much sense. Cloudy Germany has long been a leader in solar power, while Florida, the self-proclaimed Sunshine State, along with most of the US Southeast, has created a regulatory environment that is outright hostile to solar. http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/why-sunshine-state-saying-no-solar-power.html


Climate Progress, April 16

-▶ OKLAHOMA UTILITIES WILL CHARGE CUSTOMERS WHO INSTALL THEIR OWN SOLAR PANELS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/16/3427392/oklahoma-fee-solar-wind/


WCVB.com, February 12, 2014

▶  MASSACHUSETTS UTILITY CUSTOMERS FACE MORE THAN $1 BILLION IN HIGHER ELECTRICITY BILLS IF SOLAR POWER IS INTRODUCED http://www.wcvb.com/news/solar-power-to-cost-mass-residents-more/24433466

 

Climate Progress, June 11, 2014
 ▶ PUSH TO IMPOSE EXTRA FEES ON CUSTOMERS WHO INSTALL SOLAR PANELS SPARKS OUTRAGE IN UTAH http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/11/3445764/utah-solar-fee-outrage/

 

 Climate Progress, May 02, 2014
▶  HAWAII'S LARGEST INVESTOR-OWNED UTILITY ORDERED TO STOP STALLING ON ROOFTOP SOLAR.
 http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/02/3433587/hawaii-utility-more-solar/

 

  Scientific America, December 16, 2013
▶  CLOUDS OVER HAWAII'S ROOFTOP SOLAR GROWTH HINT AT U.S. BATTLE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/analysis-clouds-over-hawaiis-roofto/

 

Nassau News, June 1, 2014
 ▶ FLORIDA UTILITIES ATTEMPTING TO SILENCE SOLAR ADVOCATES http://www.nassaunewslive.com/florida-utilities-attempting-to-silence-solar-advocates/19321

 

Salon, February 26, 2014
-▶ FLORIDA WOMAN LIVING OFF THE GRID FORCED TO CONNECT TO CITY UTILITIES http://www.salon.com/2014/02/26/florida_woman_living_off_the_grid_forced_to_connect_to_city_utilities/

 

 Moneyweb, June 12, 2014
 ▶ SOUTH AFRICA: ENERGY UTILITIES TO PUNISH RESIDENTS FOR SWITCHING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY http://www.moneyweb.co.za/moneyweb-south-africa/metro-to-punish-residents-for-switch-to-renewable-


 August 20, 2013 Solar Daily
▶   U.S. BIG-BOX RETAILERS TURN TO SOLAR, HOW CAN "OLD MODEL" ELECTRIC UTILITIES ADAPT? http://www.solardaily.com/reports/Big_Box_Retailers_Turn_To_Solar_How_Can_Electric_Utilities_Adapt_999.html



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Climate Progress, February 04, 2015
▶  AWESOME: CALIFORNIA UTILITY PG&E TO ALLOW CUSTOMERS TO RECEIVE ALL THEIR ELECTRICITY FROM COMMUNITY SOLAR http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/02/04/3619320/pg-and-e-gets-into-community-solar/


Utility Drive, February 05, 2015
▶  WHY COMMUNITY SOLAR IS EXPLODING IN MINNESOTA http://www.utilitydive.com/news/why-community-solar-is-exploding-in-minnesota/360241/


 RenewableEnergyWorld, May 06, 2014

WHY A VERMONT UTILITY CEO IS EMBRACING SOLAR AND NET METERING http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2014/05/why-a-vermont-utility-ceo-is-embracing-solar-and-net-metering


Idaho Stateman, May 13, 2014
WALKING ON SUNSHINE MAY BE SOONER THAN YOU THINK. Solar road panels remove snow, generate power http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/05/13/3182008/idahoans-solar-road-panels-remove.html

 

 The Atlantic, May 12, 2014
THAT AMAZING SOLAR ROADWAYS PROJECT HAS A WORKING PROTYPE:  COULD POWER THE UNITED STATES THREE TIMES OVER http://www.citylab.com/tech/2014/05/amazing-solar-roadways-project-has-working-prototype/9076/

 

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Ecowatch, December 04, 2014
▶   ROOFTOP SOLAR SET TO OUTSHINE MASSIVE SOLAR FARMS http://ecowatch.com/2014/12/04/rooftop-solar-outshine-solar-farms/


Triple Pundit, November 13, 2014
▶  CHINA'S 20% RENEWABLES COMMITMENT A CHALLENGE TO U.S. UTILITIES, China’s massive commitment to renewable energy will create economies of scale that will shatter current price levels around the world. Its success will bring to scale the technologies and processes required to integrate renewable energy into an electrical grid. China is on a path that will push the U.S. electric utility industry over a renewable energy cliff. http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/11/chinas-20-renewable-energy-commitment-challenges-u-s-electric-utility-industry/


Climate Progress, October 22, 2014
▶  CHEAP SOLAR POWER JUST BECAME AN EMPLOYEE BENEFIT FOR MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/22/3582763/cheap-solar-power-employee-benefit/


Yale Environment 360, September 25, 2014
▶   WORLD'S LARGEST COAL COMPANY PLANS BILLION-DOLLAR SOLAR PROJECT IN INDIA http://e360.yale.edu/digest/worlds_largest_coal_company_plans_billion-dollar_solar_project_in_india/4257/


=====================

 SOLAR ON A ROLL 

TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

http://sco.lt/4vZ7lB

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Sydney Morning Herald, October 28, 2013
AUSTRALIA:

▶  SOLAR - ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY MUST OPEN ITS EYES TO THE BENEFITS OF HOMES INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS

Solar panels have moved from being a fringe technology to a disruptive technology, challenging the way energy businesses operate. As with every revolution, the solar revolution is facing a reactionary response by the established order. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/electricity-industry-must-open-its-eyes-to-benefits-of-homes-installing-solar-panels-20131027-2w9kh.html#ixzz2j4oDmvHD

 

-▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT  http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

-▶ DRILL, BABY DRILL:  IN THE MIDST OF RECORD OIL, GAS BOOM, RISING C02, OBAMA ADMIN SEEKS MORE AND MORE OIL  http://sco.lt/6ff30D

 

                                               PRICING CARBON

     A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                               http://sco.lt/5BKyfp

 

                           COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                                                http://sco.lt/7Tiyo5

 

 

                                         FRACKING INDUSTRY

AIMS TO EXPORT NATURAL GAS WHILE TOUTING FALSE CLAIMS OF ENERGY SECURITY http://ecowatch.org/2012/fracking-industry-export-natural-gas/

 

                                              USA LNG EXPORTS -

FRIEND OR FOE? NATURAL GAS AS A CLEAN FOSSIL FUEL?  http://sco.lt/6HpjbV

 

                                                      BIOFUELS

FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH  http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

                                                       NUCLEAR

GLOBAL NUCLEAR WASTE THE LONG DANGEROUS HALF-LIFE OF STRONTIUM-90:  FUKUSHMA AND CHERNOBLY http://sco.lt/7fduoD

 

                                           A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                 "Extreme Ice"

                        Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                 http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

                                 NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:

NATURE IS PRICELESS (INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM)  http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

 

 

▶  FOR THE LATEST GLOBAL NEWS ON SOLAR TRENDS http://www.solardaily.com/

 


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Climate change to halve habitat for over 10,000 common species

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July 26, 2013 Climate Progress
-▶ MANY SPECIES WILL HAVE TO EVOLVE 10,000 TIMES FASTER TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2294101/many-species-will-have-to-evolve-10000-times-faster-to-adapt-to-climate-change-study-finds/?mobile=nc


-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE COULD ENDANGER MORE ANIMALS THAN WE THOUGHT http://sco.lt/5CEe1Z


                                                   VIDEO REPORT
                                  PBS Newshour, February 17, 2015
                       THE PLIGHT OF THE MIGRATING PIPING PLOVER
Scientists hope to protect the piping plover’s winter home
climate change is likely to disrupt the habitat of about half of North America’s bird species by 2080 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/scientists-want-protect-piping-plovers-winter-home/


Grist, September 10, 2014
  -▶ 10 BIRDS YOUR GRANDKIDS MAY NEVER SEE, THANKS TO CLIMATE CHANGE  http://grist.org/climate-energy/10-birds-your-grandkids-may-never-see-thanks-to-climate-change/


International Business Times, February 25, 2014
-▶ RISING SEA LEVELS TO SWALLOW LOW-LYING ISLANDS WITH RARE ANIMAL SPECIES http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/540429/20140225/climate-change-global-warming-island-sanctuaries-new.htm


EcoInternet, August 04, 2014
-▶ NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


▶   POLAR BEARS 'MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE'  http://sco.lt/7JCUk5

 

The Earth Times, July 18, 2014
-▶ DIVERSE WORLDS OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS DISAPPEARING http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/diverse-worlds-disappearing/2644/

 

MSN NEWS, April 13, 2013
-▶ KEYSTONE SPECIES' LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM TO COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse


  -▶ TOO COLD FOR COMFORT:  BRITISH WEATHER HAVING A SERIOUS EFFECT ON WILDLIFE  http://sco.lt/5fh24P


 July 2, 2014 Common Dreams
-▶ 'EXTINCTION CRISIS' 21,000 OF WORLD'S SPECIES AT RISK OF DISAPPEARING https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/07/02-9


                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



  -▶ CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO AN UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz



Treehugger, Feb ruary 24, 2012

  -▶ eBIRD'S CROWDSOURCED BIRDWATCHING DATA USED TO TRACK GLOBAL WARMING'S IMPACT ON MIGRATORY BIRDS http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/ebird-citizen-science-group-tracks-global-warmings-impact-migratory-birds.html


International Fund for Animal Welfare, December 11, 2013

-▶  DRAMATIC IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON ANIMALS MUST BE ADDRESSED http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/dramatic-impacts-climate-change-animals-must-be-addressed


  -▶ MASS EXTINCTION FORECAST WITH 6C TEMPERATURE RISE - RAPID WARMING LEAVES FEW CHOICES  http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/2013/01/mass-extinction-forecast-with-6c-temperature-rise/


-▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' = HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS  http://sco.lt/6qm61h



August 14, 2012 Science Daily
-▶ STUDY DEMONSTRATES THAT ONE EXTINCTION LEADS TO ANOTHER  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814213500.htm?+Animals+News+--+Nature%29

 

▶  WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIME FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.sify.com/news/world-losing-biodiversity-at-unprecedented-rate-un-news-national-lbhpEhbfcaf.html


-▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT:  INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4jydYv


-▶ BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR

 

                                                   --- WATCH --

                                              Dr. Vandana Shiva

WHY DOES LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY MATTER? THREAT TO ECONOMY, POLITICAL SECURITY, ENVIRONMENT AND LIFE ON EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/5Y5qYT


 

                                            UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY LOSS PAINTS DIRE PICTURE FOR FUTURE OF HUMAN SPECIES http://sco.lt/4m6nZJ

 

May 13, 2013 Mongabay

  -▶ CLIMATE AND HABITAT

Even as concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in human history last week, a new study in Nature Climate Change warns that thousands of the world's common species will suffer grave habitat loss under climate change... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0513-hance-climate-habitat.html

 

Global Issues
-▶ LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY AND EXTINCTIONS http://www.globalissues.org/article/171/loss-of-biodiversity-and-extinctions

 

-▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR PLANET'S SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/5LXPEH

 

  -▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE:  BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/8EqAwD

 

 

  -▶ PLANET PASSES DAILY 400 PPM CO2 MILESTONE - MARCH TOWARD DISASTER  http://sco.lt/8pMIe9



  -▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE' - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

 

May 28, 2013 Treehugger
-▶ PLANTS BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE AFTER 400_ YEARS UNDER MELTING GLACIER http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/plants-brought-back-life-after-400-years-under-glacier.html

 

July 4, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ RE-WILDING OFFERS HOPE FOR SURVIVAL OF AUSTRALIAN HAIRY-NOSED WOMBATS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/05/wombats-endangered-species-hope

 

-▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

 

                                                          WATCH:

                                     FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                        A World Without Amphibians 

                                               http://sco.lt/6pPisL

 

-▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8FyZST

 

-▶ DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION -- A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE http://sco.lt/72G2nh

 

                                                          VIDEO

                                       "ECOLOGY FROM THE AIR" --

                           SEEING THE FORESTS FOR THE TREES

                                             http://sco.lt/8OErrN

 

 

-▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/903vvt


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                             AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


                    THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                        http://sco.lt/6lPJeT

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

 

 


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We’re already sick of climate change — and getting sicker  ▶ 

http://grist.org/climate-energy/were-already-sick-of-climate-change-and-getting-sicker/


Blue and Green Tomorrow, April 08, 2015
▶  OBAMA LINKS CLIMATE CHANGE TO HEALTH RISKS http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2015/04/08/obama-links-climate-change-to-health-risks/


Mashable, April 06, 2015
- ▶RAPID GLOBAL WARMING MAY BE COMING SOONER THAN YOU THINK http://mashable.com/2015/04/09/rapid-global-warming/


Grist, March 26, 2015
- ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE IS SPREADING DISEASES YOU HAVEN'T EVEN HEARD OF YET http://grist.org/science/climate-change-is-spreading-diseases-you-havent-even-heard-of-yet/


Phys.org, February 15, 2015
- ▶ MORE INFECTIOUS DISEASES EMERGING BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://phys.org/news/2015-02-infectious-diseases-emerging-climate.html


Phys.org, August 27, 2014
▶ CLIMATE CHANGE, DROUGHT POSES GROWING HEALTH THREAT, UN REPORTS. "Climate change is no longer only an environmental issue"... poses a growing health threat, the UN warned on Wednesday, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and spread disease. http://phys.org/news/2014-08-climate-poses-health-threat.html#nRlv


WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL


RT New, October 29, 2014
- ▶ 700 YEAR OLD VIRUS FROM ANCIENT CARIBOUS POOP REVIVED, INFECTS LIVING PLANT. Scientists have successfully revived a 700-year-old virus that was frozen within ancient caribou feces, using it to infect a modern-day plant. The development raises the possibility that global warming could resurrect other infectious viruses. http://rt.com/usa/200287-ancient-poop-virus-revived-infects/


BBC News, March 03, 2014

- ▶ GIANT VIRUS COMES BACK TO LIFE AFTER BEING FROZEN IN SIBERIAN PERMAFROST FOR AN AMAZING 30,000 YEARS http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26387276


New Scientist, March 03, 2014
- ▶ BIGGEST-EVER VIRUS REVIVED FROM STONE AGE PERMAFROST THAWING TUNDRA. Now that this virus has been revived from the permafrost, so too could potentially harmful pathogens, possibly including viruses humans have never encountered before, the researchers say. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25151-biggestever-virus-revived-from-stone-age-permafrost.html#.UxYSgF5kJK4



Guardian, October 28, 2014
-▶EBOLA IS A PRODUCT OF DESTRUCTIVE AND EXPLOITIVE GLOBAL ECONOMIC SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/28/ebola-africa-symptom-failing-economic-system-west-deforestation


EcoInternet, October 01, 2014
-▶  EBOLA A SYMPTOM OF ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL COLLAPSE http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/10/01/ebola-a-symptom-of-ecological-and-social-collapse/


-▶  EBOLA:  HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE  http://sco.lt/8AcxIP


                                      THE ANTIBIOTIC CRISIS

FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/5u5Gyn



SummitVoice, March 18, 2012
-▶ GLOBAL WARMING: DOCTORS FORESEE MAJOR HEALTH IMPACTS. Asthma, allergies and infectious disease could surge in warming world  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/03/18/global-warming-doctors-foresee-major-health-impacts/


Huffington Post, March 26, 2014
 ▶   CLIMATE CHANGE DANGERS HERE NOW, WILL WORSEN MANY HUMAN ILLS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/24/climate-change-dangers_n_5019412.html


-▶ THE WHOLE BELT FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE CANADIAN BORDER TO NORTHERN ARGENTINA IS GOING TO BE JUST DESERT IN 100 YEARS........BRINGING WITH IT A WIDE ARRAY OF EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES - THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://grist.org/climate-energy/were-already-sick-of-climate-change-and-getting-sicker/


                                                      REPORT

                                    PLOS ONE, February 25, 2014
-▶  WHY BIODIVERSITY AND LOSS AND IT'S REGULATION MATTERS: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR OUTBREAKS IN ASIA-PACIFIC:  http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0090032


January 30, 2012 PhysOrg
 ▶ PLANT BIODIVERSITY PRESERVATION IS CRUCIAL TO BUFFER NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND DESERTIFICATION IN DRY LANDS http://phys.org/news/2012-01-biodiversity-ecosystems-global-drylands.html


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



DESERTIFICATION: The Guardian Environment http://www.theguardian.com/environment/desertification


DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION: A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE  http://sco.lt/4rCFH7


Environment News Service, May 20, 2014
-▶ DETERIORATING ENVIRONMENT THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH WORLDWIDE http://ens-newswire.com/2014/05/20/deteriorating-environment-threatens-human-health-worldwide/


Earthblog, August 04, 2014
 ▶  NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR An important scientific journal article published today finds that 66% of Earth’s land area must be maintained as natural and agro-ecological ecosystems to sustain a livable environment. Yet about 50% have already been lost, threatening global biosphere collapse  http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


 TerraDaily, February 02, 2012
 ▶  BIODIVERSITY ESSENTIAL FOR ECOSYSTEMS ON GLOBAL DRYLANDS http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Biodiversity_enhances_ecosystems_global_drylands_999.html


-▶ LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8amPlR


▶  CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz


 

                                                 VIDEO 4:00

                    THE EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS VISUALIZED

                                           http://sco.lt/8vwwb3


Climate Progress, June 25, 2014

 ▶  ONE QUARTER OF INDIA IS TURNING INTO DESERT http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/25/3452502/one-quarter-of-india-desert/


April 15, 2013 - Irish Times

 ▶  AFRICA STRUGGLING TO FORCE SAHARA BACK AS CLIMATE CHANGE WREAKS HAVOC Desertification and rising sea levels pose serious threats to life in Africa... http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/africa/struggling-to-force-the-sahara-back-as-climate-change-wreaks-havoc-in-senegal-1.1359970


May 13, 2013 DC Bureau
-▶ THE EXPANDING SAHARA: DEFORESTATION IN MOROCCO http://www.dcbureau.org/201305138562/bulldog-blog/the-expanding-sahara-deforestation-in-morocco.html


 Thomson Reuters Foundation, February 22, 2012
 ▶  ENCROACHING DESERTS THREATEN LIFE ALONG TIBET'S LONGEST RIVER http://www.trust.org/item/?map=encroaching-deserts-threaten-life-along-tibets-longest-river


August 26, 2013 Grist

 ▶ "THE WHOLE BELT FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE CANADIAN BORDER TO NORTHERN ARGENTINA IS GOING TO BE JUST DESERT IN 100 YEARS." BRINGING WITH IT A WIDE ARRAY OF EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES - THREATENING CIVILIZATION Reporter Linda Marsa investigated the impact of global warming on our health. Cover your mouth: What she found is terrifying.

http://grist.org/climate-energy/were-already-sick-of-climate-change-and-getting-sicker/

 

Guardian Environment, September 15, 2014
-▶ DROUGHT BITES AS AMAZON'S "FLYING RIVERS' DRY UP. Scientists say deforestation and climate change responsible for forests not producing vapour clouds that bring rain to Brazil, reports Climate News Network http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/15/drought-bites-as-amazons-flying-rivers-dry-up



-▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT - WORST IN RECORDED HISTORY http://sco.lt/4rmrQn


Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University, December 2012

 ▶ MEGA DROUGHTS AHEAD: WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS COULD BEGIN IN EIGHT YEARS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3997322622/worst-drought-in-1-000-years-could-begin-in-eight-years

 

Huffington Post Green, September 24, 2013

- ▶  NEARLY ONE IN 10 U.S. WATERSHEDS IS "STRESSED;  DEMAND FOR WATER OUTPACING SUPPLY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/24/watersheds-stressed-study-supply-water_n_3983176.html

 

 May 23, 2013 Environment News Service
- ▶  U.S. GROUND WATER CONSUMPTION ACCELERATING http://ens-newswire.com/2013/05/23/u-s-groundwater-consumption-accelerating/


Treehugger, January 13, 2014

52% OF EARTH'S 9.7 BILLION PEOPLE WILL LIVE IN WATER-STRESSED AREAS IN 2050 - MIT STUDY http://www.treehugger.com/clean-water/52-earths-97-billion-people-will-live-water-stressed-areas-2050-mit-study-shows.html

 

                                                      VIDEO

                           WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE -

                                        http://sco.lt/856DXl


 -▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF


 - ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING:  CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

 -▶  ARCTIC OCEAN MELTING, ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY  http://sco.lt/9GRj3B

 

                                                    WATCH

                                Our Radically Changing Planet

                            "EXTREME ICE" - UNPRECEDENTED

                                                 PBS Nova

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/extreme-ice.html

                                                    OR

                      http://video.pbs.org/video/1108763899/


- ▶ HUMANITY'S DESTRUCTION OF EARTH'S CLIMATE IN NINETY SECONDS  http://sco.lt/5FjShF


Yale Environment 360, July 02, 2014
2047 : WHERE WILL EARTH HEAD AFTER ITS 'CLIMATE DEPARTURE'? The term “climate departure” has an odd ring, but its meaning is relatively straightforward. It marks the point at which the earth’s climate begins to cease resembling what has come before and moves into a new state, one where heat records are routinely shattered and what once was considered extreme will become the norm. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/interview_camilo_mora_where_will_earth_head_after_its_climate_departure/2783/

 

                            PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE

    FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


 

ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/7uGWKv


 

LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

CLIMATE CHANGE PROMISES TOUGH TIMES FOR ASIA AND AFRICA - REPORT http://sco.lt/8vOrab

 

AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM WON'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5Qy6cL

 

FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8fNIET

 


 

▶ SOIL AS A LIFELINE:  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET http://sco.lt/6kqJaT

 

▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life  http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

 


                   THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                        http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/


 ▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE - Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis http://sco.lt/57JX0L

 

 

          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD  http://ow.ly/n97Vf





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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


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ARCTIC ECOSYSTEMS & CLIMATE: Changing Our World Forever. The Way to a New, Unknown Arctic

ARCTIC ECOSYSTEMS & CLIMATE: Changing Our World Forever.  The Way to a New, Unknown Arctic | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

ThinkProgress, March 27, 2015
- ▶ ARCTIC DEATH SPIRAL:  SEA ICE EXTENT HITS RECORD WINTER LOW AS THICKNESS COLLAPSES http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/03/26/3633019/arctic-death-spiral-sea-ice/



The Washington Post, April 16, 2015
- ▶ THE ARCTIC IS 'UNRAVELING' DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE CONSEQUENCES WILL BE GLOBAL http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/04/16/the-arctic-is-unraveling-due-to-global-warming-and-the-consequences-will-be-global/


                                                A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                   "EXTREME ICE"

                          Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

                                                    Greenpeace
                                               SAVE THE ARCTIC
                                          http://savethearctic.org/


-▶ THE MELTING OF CANADA'S GLACIERS IS IRREVERSIBLE http://sco.lt/9CNtJp


Washington Post, April 08, 2015
▶ THE ARCTIC HAS LOST SO MUCH ICE THAT NOW PEOPLE WANT TO RACE YACHTS THROUGH IT http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/04/08/the-arctic-has-melted-so-much-that-people-want-to-race-yachts-through-the-northwest-passage/


July 25, 2013 Treehugger
-▶ THE NORTH POLE IS NOW THE NORTH POOL http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/there-lake-north-pole.html

 

July 27, 2013 New York Times Dot Earth
-▶ A CLOSER LOOK AT THAT "NORTH POLE LAKE" http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/27/a-closer-look-at-that-north-pole-lake/?_r=0

 

                                                 NASA VIDEO

                            May 2, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ AN ICE FREE ARCTIC IN TWO YEARS: WHITE HOUSE WARNED ON IMMINENT ARCTIC ICE DEATH SPIRAL http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/may/02/white-house-arctic-ice-death-spiral


Mother Nature Network, March 31,2015
-▶ MAJESTIC GLACIERS IN ALASKA:  THEN AND NOW

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/majestic-glaciers-in-alaska-then-and-now


TreeHugger, March 31, 2015
 ▶   ANTARCTICA HAS NEVER BEEN THIS HOT:  THE RECORD WAS BROKEN TWICE LAST WEEK

http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/antarctica-has-never-been-hot-record-broken-twice-last-week.html


Mongabay, April 01, 2015
 ▶   BY 2050 MUCH OF THE ARCTIC COULD BE GREEN http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0401-hance-arctic-greening.html


August 26, 2013 TerraDaily
-▶ SEA ICE DECLINE SPURS THE GREENING OF THE ARCTIC http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Sea_ice_decline_spurs_the_greening_of_the_Arctic_999.html


Project World Awareness, September 07, 2014
 ▶   LIFE ON THIS EARTH JUST CHANGED ... THE NORTH ATLANTIC CURRENT IS GONE http://www.projectworldawareness.com/2010/09/life-on-this-earth-just-changed-the-north-atlantic-current-is-gone/


Bloomberg, March 23, 2015
 ▶  ARCTIC MELT LEADING TO WEAKEST GULF STREAM IN UP TO 1,000 YEARS http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-23/arctic-melt-leading-to-weakest-gulf-stream-in-up-to-1-000-years


Global Possibilities, October 30, 2013
▶  STUDY: ARCTIC SEA ICE LOSS SHIFTS JET STREAM, DRIVING DELUGES IN NW EUROPE, DROUGHT IN MEDITERRANEAN http://www.globalpossibilities.org/study-arctic-sea-ice-loss-shifts-jet-stream-driving-deluges-in-nw-europe-drought-in-mediterranean/


Nature World News, January 23, 2015
-▶ARCTIC ICE CAP FLOWING 25 TIMES FASTER INTO OCEAN. A remote Arctic ice cap, in the face of warming temperatures and climate change, is now flowing 25 times faster into the ocean compared to 2012, a new study shows... http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/12209/20150123/arctic-ice-cap-flowing-25-times-faster-into-ocean.htm


August 2, 2013 Reuters

-▶ FISH DIE AS ALASKA TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/02/us-usa-heatwave-alaska-idUSBRE97118020130802


July 25, 2013 NASA Climate Change: News -

-▶ AN UNRECOGNIZABLE ARCTIC Arctic systems may be reaching “tipping points” [2]—critical moments in time where a small change has large, potentially irreversible impacts (see sidebar) http://climate.nasa.gov/news/958


Summit, October 25, 2013
-▶ BAFFIN ISLAND STUDY SHOW SKYROCKETING ARCTIC TEMPERATURES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/25/baffin-island-study-shows-skyrocketing-arctic-temperatures/

 

                                                "MELTING ARCTIC"

            FROM THE PULITZER CENTER ON CRISIS REPORTING

http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/arctic-ocean-ecosystem-norway-iceland-russia-greenland-canada-alaska-climate-change-trade-environment-tourism-ice-caps-glacier



August 6, 2013 Guardian Environment

-▶ NOAA REPORT SAYS ARCTIC SEA ICE IS DISAPPEARING AT UNPRECEDENTED PACE http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/06/noaa-report-arctic-ice-climate-change


August 2, 2013 Reuters

-▶ FISH DIE AS ALASKA TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/02/us-usa-heatwave-alaska-idUSBRE97118020130802


The Daily Beast, December 13, 2013
-▶ THE END OF THE ARCTIC? http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/13/the-end-of-the-arctic-ocean-could-be-ice-free-by-2015.html


August 1, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice

-▶ WHAT IF ARCTIC SEA ICE DOESN'T FORM IN WINTER? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/08/01/climate-what-if-arctic-sea-ice-doesnt-form-in-winter/


▶   VAST METHANE PLUMES SEEN IN ARCTIC OCEAN AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://sco.lt/6H0vuD


 Alternet, July 04, 2014
 ▶   THE GIANT METHANE MONSTER THAT CAN WIPE OUT THE HUMAN RACE: Underneath the frozen Arctic are 1,000 gigatons of the world's most deadly greenhouse gas http://www.alternet.org/environment/giant-methane-monster-lurking


Summit Voice, February 15, 2014

-▶ GLOBAL WARMING:  MAJOR NEW REPORT WARNS OF 'ARCTIC SQUEEZE'. An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear.
FRISCO — Rapid climate change in the Arctic is putting enormous pressure on ecosystems, threatening biodiversity and the fundamental way of life of indigenous Arctic peoples, scientists said in a major new report.
“An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear. Polar bears and the other highly adapted organisms cannot move further north, so they may go extinct. We risk losing several species forever,” said Hans Meltofte of Aarhus University, chief scientist of the report.
http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/15/global-warming-report-warns-of-arctic-squeeze/


                                                   ANIMATION

                                        April 24, 2013 Arctic News

                                ARCTIC SEA ICE MINIMUM VOLUME

http://arctic-news.blogspot.dk/2013/04/arctic-sea-ice-animation.html


Science Daily, February 14, 2014

-▶ ARCTIC BIODIVERSITY UNDER SERIOUS THREAT FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140214075511.htm


July 18, 2013 The Washington Post

-▶ SNOW AND ARCTIC SEA ICE EXTENT PLUMMET SUDDENLY AS GLOBE BAKES http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/07/18/snow-and-arctic-ice-extent-plummet-suddenly-as-globe-bakes/

                                                          WATCH

                                                      PBS Nature
          As The Ice Melts a Remarkable Story Is Unfolding in The Arctic. 

                                 One That as Never Been told Before
                        "INVASION OF THE KILLER WHALES" (ORCAS)
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/invasion-killer-whales/11179/


Live Science, May 31, 2013
▶  ENCHANTING WHALE SONGS, STORIES OF A CHANGING ARCTIC http://www.livescience.com/37032-whales-reveal-arctic-changes.html


August 4, 2013 Care2

 -▶ HOW TO DESTROY ALASKA IN 4 EASY STEPS: A U.S. GOVERNMENT HANDBOOK  http://www.care2.com/causes/destroy-alaska-in-4-easy-steps-a-u-s-government-handbook.html


                            =========================

 

                      GREENLAND, ARCTIC, ANTARCTICA MELTING

      CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN

                                             http://sco.lt/8bjv73


OCEAN ACIDIFICATION, CLIMATE CHANGE AND RAPIDLY CHANGING ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/6AtH4z


                           ==========================



CLIMATE CHANGE COULD ENDANGER MORE ANIMALS THAN WE THOUGHT http://sco.lt/58HaEr


                                             --- WATCH ---

                               August 1, 2013 Discovery News
                    WHAT SEA ICE LOSS MEANS FOR WILDLIFE

http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/sea-ice-loss-and-wildlife-impacts-its-not-just-polar-bears-130801.htm



-▶ POLAR BEARS 'MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE' http://sco.lt/7JCUk5


-Wildlife Promise, October 16, 2013
-▶  DWINDLING ARCTIC SEA ICE FORCES 10,000 WALRUSES ASHORE http://blog.nwf.org/2013/10/dwindling-arctic-sea-ice-forces-10000-walruses-ashore/


Yale Environment 360

-▶ WHY ARE BIRDS OF THE ARCTIC IN DECLINE? With some species of Arctic birds experiencing steep drops in population and their prey also undergoing marked shifts, scientists are working to understand what role climate change is playing in these unfolding ecological transformations... http://e360.yale.edu/feature/northern_mystery_why_are_birds_of_the_arctic_in_decline/2731/


Conservation Magazine, University of Washington, October 2, 2013
-▶ AS SEA ICE MELTS, CARIBOU CALVES GO HUNGRY http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/10/sea-ice-loss-hurts-caribou-calves/


Climate Progress, October 9, 2013
-▶ AROUND THE ARCTIC, FROZEN EARTH IS THAWING AND CREATING 'DRUNKEN FORESTS' http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/09/2759181/alaska-permafrost-arctic-hudson-bay/


                                                     VIDEO

         MELTING PERMAFROST = A CLIMATE CHANGE TIME BOMB http://theenergycollective.com/globalwarmingisreal/193961/permafrost-climate-change-time-bomb


August 27, 2013 Al Jazeera
-▶ HOW THE ARCTIC OCEAN WILL TRANSFORM WORLD TRADE: CASHING IN ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/08/201382273357893832.html

 

 Summit Voice, December 05, 2013

-▶ ARCTIC SCIENTIST RESIGNS AFTER BATTLING HIS OWN FEDERAL AGENCY OVER TRANSPARENCY AND SCIENTIFIC ETHICS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/05/environment-arctic-scientist-resigns-after-battling-his-own-federal-agency-over-transparency-and-scientific-ethics/


 -▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


-▶ SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING AND WHALES ARE A DEADLY MIX: The Acoustic World Beneath The Waves http://sco.lt/8oxE9Z


-▶ THE WHOLE BELT FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE CANADIAN BORDER TO NORTHERN ARGENTINA IS GOING TO BE JUST DESERT IN 100 YEARS........BRINGING WITH IT A WIDE ARRAY OF EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES - THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://grist.org/climate-energy/were-already-sick-of-climate-change-and-getting-sicker/


May 16, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶ CANADA VOWS PLUNDER IN THE ARCTIC AS ICE MELTS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/16-3


                                           -- WORTHY WATCH --
UNMAPPED ROUTE MAY POSE DANGERS FOR SHIPPING BOOM IN ARCTIC WATERS (PROOF WITHOUT POLITICS)
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/climate-change/july-dec13/arctic_09-17.html


Bill Moyers, December 9, 2013
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE OPENS THE ARCTIC TO SHIPPING, DRILLING, MILITARIZATION http://billmoyers.com/2013/12/09/climate-change-opens-the-arctic-to-shipping-drilling-militarization


                                                     VIDEO

                                          National Geographic
          EXPLORING RUSSIA'S SPECTACULAR ARCTIC ISLANDS
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/magazine/ngm-franz-josef-land


                                     =======================


August 6, 2013 Science Codex
-▶ MARINE LIFE SPAWNS SOONER AS OCEANS WARM, RE-ARRANGING MARINE LANDSCAPE  http://www.sciencecodex.com/marine_life_spawns_sooner_as_oceans_warm-117042


August 2, 2013 TerraDaily

-▶ REPORT: LOSS OF SEA ICE CAUSING DRASTIC IMPACT ON MARINE FOOD WEB AND LAND-BASED ECOLOGICAL CHANGES http://www.terradaily.com/reports/UM_Researcher_Finds_Loss_of_Sea_Ice_Causes_Ecological_Changes_999.html


Summit County News, September 17, 2013
-▶ OCEANS: CLIMATE CHANGE IS DRIVING BIG SHIFTS IN DISTRIBUTION OF MARINE SPECIES . ‘Study after study show that climate change is affecting global fisheries … ‘ ... http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/09/17/oceans-climate-change-is-driving-big-shifts-in-distribution-of-marine-species/


August 6, 2013 Science Codex

-▶ MARINE LIFE SPAWNS SOONER AS OCEANS WARM, RE-ARRANGING MARINE LANDSCAPE  http://www.sciencecodex.com/marine_life_spawns_sooner_as_oceans_warm-117042


August 2, 2013 TerraDaily
-▶ REPORT LOSS OF SEA ICE CAUSING DRASTIC IMPACT ON MARINE FOOD WEB AND LAND-BASED ECOLOGICAL CHANGES http://www.terradaily.com/reports/UM_Researcher_Finds_Loss_of_Sea_Ice_Causes_Ecological_Changes_999.html


August 5, 2013 Guardian Environment

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE PUSHING MARINE LIFE TOWARDS THE POLES - STUDY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/05/climate-change-pushing-marine-species-to-poles


Summit County News, September 17, 2013

-▶ OCEANS: CLIMATE CHANGE IS DRIVING BIG SHIFTS IN DISTRIBUTION OF MARINE SPECIES . ‘Study after study shows that climate change is affecting global fisheries … ‘ ... http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/09/17/oceans-climate-change-is-driving-big-shifts-in-distribution-of-marine-species/


IPCC REPORT Food 2 Fork, September 27, 2013
-▶ FOOD SECURITY 'UNDER THREAT' AS OCEANS SUFFER UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.fish2fork.com/en-GB/news-index/2013/Food-security-under-threat-as-oceans-suffer-under-climate-change.aspx


Energy Live News, July 01, 2014
-▶  SEAFOOD "COULD BE COOKED BY CLIMATE CHANGE" We could reach a point where governments battle it out over dwindling pockets of seafood. http://www.energylivenews.com/2014/07/01/seafood-could-be-cooked-by-climate-change/


The Daily Catch, September 37, 3013

-▶ SEA HORSES IN MAINE? WARM-WATER OCEAN SPECIES GROWING MORE PREVALENT http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/sea-horses-in-maine-warm-water-ocean-species-growing-more-prevalent/


August 2, 2013 TerraDaily
-▶ REPORT: LOSS OF SEA ICE CAUSING DRASTIC IMPACT ON MARINE FOOD WEB AND LAND-BASED ECOLOGICAL CHANGES http://www.terradaily.com/reports/UM_Researcher_Finds_Loss_of_Sea_Ice_Causes_Ecological_Changes_999.html

 

-▶ AUSTRALIAN FISH MOVING SOUTH AS CLIMATE CHANGES, SAY RESEARCHERS https://jpratt27.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/australian-fish-moving-south-as-climate-changes-say-researchers/


Climate Central, October 13, 2013
-▶ OCEAN DETERIORATING MORE RAPIDLY THAN THOUGHT http://www.climatecentral.org/news/ocean-deteriorating-more-rapidly-than-once-thought-16596

 

                                                        WATCH
                 63 YEARS OF GLOBAL WARMING IN 14 SECONDS
                  From NASA's Goddard Institute For Space Studies
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/watch-63-years-of-global-warming-in-14-seconds-17012


Speak Up For Blue

CONSEQUENCES OF THINNING ICE. Thin ice is a problem not only for polar bears. It is causing an algal bloom with unknown effects in the arctic ecosystem. And this is not only a problem for polar bears, seals, or other animals that can break their platforms or get isolated. Thin ice is changing the ecosystem more deeply than just a few large species... http://www.speakupforblue.com/in-ocean-news/climate-change-consequences-of-thinning-ice?awt_l=5ImGg&awt_m=3axIpupjUscR8Mt


-▶ MAINTAINING HEALTHY, BALANCED MARINE SYSTEMS ARE CRUCIAL FOR SPECIES SURVIVAL  http://www.natuurbericht.nl/?id=9583


Japan Times, July 26, 2014
- ▶ AS SPECIES DIE, WHAT VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE DIES WITH THEM? http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/26/environment/species-die-valuable-knowledge-dies/


Quartz, February 04, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE IS SLOWLY BUT STEADILY COOKING THE WORLD'S OCEAN http://qz.com/173647/climate-change-is-slowly-but-steadily-cooking-the-worlds-oceans/


-▶ 'CANARY IN THE OCEAN': MASSIVE FISH FLIGHT SHOWS CLIMATE CHANGE IS HERE http://sco.lt/8UUe81


Sydney Morning Herald, October 6, 2013
-▶ STRESSED KRILL FIRST SIGN OF DAMAGE:  'We are entering an unknown territory of marine ecosystem change, and exposing organisms to intolerable evolutionary pressure,' http://www.smh.com.au/national/stressed-krill-first-sign-of-damage-20131006-2v26j.html#ixzz2h0GQOmEe


Sydney Morning Herald, September 09, 2014
-▶ OCEAN LOSING ITS ABILITY TO ABSORB INCREASING CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/ocean-losing-its-ability-to-absorb-increasing-carbon-dioxide-emissions-says-report-20140909-10ejo1.html


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 17, 2015
-▶ SCIENTISTS SEE 'UNPRECEDENTED CHANGES' IN PRODUCTIVITY AS OCEANS TEMPS OFF WEST COAST GO OFF THE CHARTS.

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/17/climate-scientists-see-unprecedented-changes-in-productivity-as-oceans-temps-off-west-coast-go-off-the-charts/


French Tribune, November 30, 2013
▶  RISING OCEAN TEMPERATURES COULD MAKE FISH INCAPABLE OF REPRODUCING - STUDY http://frenchtribune.com/teneur/1320919-rising-water-temperature-make-fish-incapable-reproduce

 

 Summit Voice, February 12, 2014
-▶  CLIMATE:  TOO WARM FOR EQUATORIAL FISH? MANY ALREADY LIVING CLOSE TO THEIR THERMAL LIMITS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/12/climate-too-warm-for-equatorial-fish/


                                             FILM TRAILERS

                                Treehugger, February 20, 2014
-▶ "GLACIAL BALANCE" DOCUMENTARY SHOWS HOW DISTANT GLACIERS IMPACT BILLIONS OF LIVES AND ECOSYSTEMS http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/glacial-balance-documentary-shows-how-distant-glaciers-impact-billions-lives.html


 August 5, 2013 Guardian Environment

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE PUSHING MARINE LIFE TOWARDS THE POLES - STUDY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/05/climate-change-pushing-marine-species-to-poles


-▶ THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION -- NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA: OVERFISHING AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/6cWssr


July 25, 2013 Christian Science Monitor
-▶ GLOBAL WARMING COULD SPELL MORE BAD NEWS FOR BABY SEALS http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0725/Global-warming-could-spell-more-bad-news-for-baby-seals


Climate Progress: October 16, 2013
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST MIGRATION http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/16/2792721/climate-change-threatens-migration/


June 24, 2013 Earth Sky Science
-▶ CO2 COULD COMPLETELY CHANGE OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS: MIGRATING SEA ANIMALS ADD NEW DEPTH TO HOW THE OCEAN BREATHES http://earthsky.org/science-wire/migrating-animals-add-new-depth-to-how-the-ocean-breathes


                                        OCEANS ACIDIFYING

                 AT THE FASTEST RATE IN 300 MILLION YEARS

                Rapidly Rising CO2 causing potential catastrophe

                                        http://sco.lt/94uFwf


UNESCO, February 22, 2012

-▶ MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREAT TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. In the last 30 years, coastal resources such as mangroves, coral reefs and fishery resources have become depleted on a large scale. For example, more than 60 per cent of Asia’s mangroves have already been converted to aquaculture farms (ESCAP and ADB, 2000). The region is losing its resource bases to support people’s livelihoods and sustain future economic development.  http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/


                                 OUR OCEANS ARE DYING

RAPIDLY SPIRALING DOWNWARD: MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE  http://sco.lt/8CFwcT


-▶  GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT  http://sco.lt/7WJayH


                                               PRICING CARBON

     A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                               http://sco.lt/5BKyfp


 ▶   OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


October 11, 2012 Planet Change
-▶ PEOPLE AT RISK TO NATURAL DISASTER AND HOW NATURE CAN HELP  http://change.nature.org/2012/10/11/people-at-risk-to-natural-disasters-and-how-nature-can-help/

 

 

-▶ WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATION ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

-▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

                                           POWERFUL WATCH

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

                      SECRETARY KERRY ON CLIMATE CHANGE

                                          http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z



INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE'.  UN IPCC REPORT/NASA-FUNDED STUDY http://sco.lt/68UVMn


 -▶  70,000 CANADIAN SEAL "CULL" AKA "SLAUGHTER, WILL NOT REVIVE CANADA'S COD STOCKS http://sco.lt/4i4j33

 

 

 

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FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER: Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies

FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER:  Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

                                                    FRACKING:

                          http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/


 WHERE ARE THE REGULATIONS AND LIABILITY FOR POISONING OUR WATER, SOILS AND LAYING WASTE TO OUR ENVIRONMENT? WHY IS THE FRACKING INDUSTRY NOT BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR LAND & IMMINENT DOMAIN GRABS, PAYING TAXES AND COLLATERAL/ENVIRONMENTAL  DAMAGE?  AND DON'T BUY THE "JOBS" CARD - IT'S A PLOY.


Phys.org, December 08, 2014
-▶ IS NATURAL GAS A 'BRIDGE' TO A HOTTER FUTURE? http://phys.org/news/2014-12-natural-gas-bridge-hotter-future.html


National Geographic, March 25, 2015
-▶ WATER USE FOR FRACKING HAS SKYROCKETED, USGS DATA SHOWS http://news.nationalgeographic.com/energy/2015/03/150325-water-use-for-fracking-over-time/


RT News, October 09, 2014
-▶  CALIFORNIA AQUIFER CONTAMINATED WITH BILLIONS OF GALLONS OF FRACKING WASTE WATER http://rt.com/usa/194620-california-aquifers-fracking-contamination/


Grist, March 11, 2015
-▶  WE'RE FINDING OUT WHAT'S IN FRACKING WASTE WATER, AND IT AIN'T PRETTY http://grist.org/climate-energy/thanks-to-californias-disclosure-law-were-finding-out-whats-in-fracking-wastewater-and-it-aint-pretty


-▶  USA OIL AND GAS DRILLERS HAVE INJECTED MORE THAN  10 TRILLION GALLONS OF TOXIC WATER INTO THE EARTH --- LEGALLY !! http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/09/20/oil-and-gas-drillers-have-injected-more-than-10-trillion-gallons-of-wastewater-into-the-earth/


International Business Times, November 18, 2014
-▶  'MONSTER' FRACKING WELLS GUZZLED 3.3 BILLION GALLONS OF WATER IN DROUGHT-STRICKEN AREAS, ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT FINDS  http://www.ibtimes.com/monster-fracking-wells-guzzled-33-billion-gallons-water-drought-stricken-areas-1725561


InsideClimate, July 16, 2014
- ▶ NORTH DAKOTA: A MILLION GALLONS OF 'SALTWATER' FRACKING WASTE SPILLS INTO TRIBUTARY OF LAKE SAKAKAWEA THAT PROVIDES DRINKING WATER TO THE RESERVATION.  In early July, a million gallons of salty drilling waste spilled from a pipeline The salty drilling waste contains heavy metals in concentrations that might not meet drinking water standards, as well as radioactive material http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140716/saltwater-north-dakota-fracking-spill-not-whats-found-ocean


DeSmogBlog, November 23, 2014
  -▶ MONSTER WELLS: HUNDREDS OF FRACKING WELLS USING 10-25 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER - EACH   http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/11/23/monster-wells-hundreds-fracking-wells-using-10-25-million-gallons-water-each


Common Dreams, Febraury 04, 2014
FRACKINGS TERRIFYING WATER USAGE TRENDS SPELLS DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/05-9


The CantonRep, September 21, 2014
-▶ THIRSTY WELLS:  FRACKING CONSUMES BILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER. Drillers in Ohio have used more than 4 billion gallons of water to frack horizontal shale wells since 2011.  http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20140920/NEWS/140929938


BuzzFlash, October 18, 2014
- $100 MILLION IN TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES TO BIG OIL PROMOTES FRACKING IN CALIFORNIA  http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/100-million-in-taxpayer-subsidies-to-big-oil-promote-fracking-in-california/18938-100-million-in-taxpayer-subsidies-to-big-oil-promote-fracking-in-california


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ScienceDaily, December 16, 2014
▶  FRACKING CHEMICALS DISRUPT HORMONE FUNCTION. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are substances that can interfere with the normal functioning of the endocrine system. EDCs can be found in manufactured products as well as certain foods, air, water and soil. Research has linked EDC exposure to infertility, cancer and birth defects. “More than 700 chemicals are used in the fracking process, and many of them disturb hormone function,” http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131216140428.htm

 

 Huffington Post Green, December 20, 2013
-▶  HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS FOUND AT FRACKING SITES LINKED TO CANCER, INFERTILITY, STUDY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/20/fracking-chemicals-cancer-study_n_4468243.html


                          FRACKING SECRETS BY THE THOUSANDS

                                   KEEPS U.S. CLUELESS ON WELLS

               LEAVING TOXIC CHEMICAL MINEFIELD IN THEIR WAKE

                                    FOR TAX PAYER CLEAN UP

                                          http://sco.lt/8JGKy9


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                                                David Suzuki

              WHAT'S THE FRACKING PROBLEM WITH NATURAL GAS http://ecowatch.org/2012/whats-the-fracking-problem-with-natural-gas/


Ecowatch

IS THE IRREVERSIBLE COST TO OUR WATER, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH WORTH THE 'FRENETIC DRIVE TO BE #1" - USA GAS ENERGY DRILLING RUSH http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/


Mic, October 17, 2014
  -▶ GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH REVEALS THE ALARMING CONSEQUENCES OF FRACKING. If you're a big fan of hydraulic fracturing — the mining technique referred to as "fracking" — this slew of new studies on the practice might convince you otherwise.  http://mic.com/articles/101648/groundbreaking-research-reveals-the-alarming-consequences-of-fracking


ProPublica, July 18, 2014

-▶ CALIFORNIA HALTS INJECTION OF FRACKING WASTE, WARNING IT MAY BE CONTAMINATING AQUIFERS http://www.propublica.org/article/ca-halts-injection-fracking-waste-warning-may-be-contaminating-


DeSmogBlog, September 23, 2014
-▶ CALIFORNIA FARMERS FILE SUIT ALLEGING OIL FRACKING COMPANIES FAULTY WASTE WATER INJECTION CAUSED CROP FAILURES AND LOSSES http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/09/23/california-farmers-file-suit-alleging-oil-companies-faulty-wastewater-injection-caused-crop-loss


Guardian, November 06, 2014
  -▶ KALE OR FRACKING? FARMERS AND CORPORATIONS FIGHT IT OUT FOR WATER http://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2014/nov/06/kale-fracking-corporations-farmers-drought


Reuters, November 18, 2014
-▶  WATER IS THE BIGGEST OUTPUT OF U.S. OIL AND GAS WELLS. The biggest product of the U.S. petroleum industry is not oil, gas or condensate but water -- billions and billions of gallons containing dissolved salts, grease and even naturally occurring radioactive materials. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/18/us-usa-shale-water-kemp-idUSKCN0J223P20141118


                        POLITICS TRUMPS SAFE DRINKING WATER

Fracking into underground drinking water sources is not prohibited by the 2005 Energy Policy Act, which exempted the practice from key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Oil companies get a free ride at expense of both environmental and human health with little or no oversight or regulation. Damage May Be Irreversible


-▶  THE WATER FOOTPRINT OF SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT  http://ecowatch.org/2012/the-water-footprint-of-shale-gas-development/


ProPublica, June 21, 2014
- ▶ INJECTION WELLS:  THE POISON BENEATH US. There are more than 680,000 underground waste and injection wells nationwide..."In 10 to 100 years we are going to find out that most of our groundwater is polluted...A lot of people are going to get sick, and a lot of people may die." ...Over the past several decades, The boom in oil and natural gas drilling has injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth, using broad expanses of the nation's geology as an invisible dumping ground.

No company would be allowed to pour such dangerous chemicals into the rivers or onto the soil. But until recently, scientists and environmental officials have assumed that deep layers of rock beneath the earth would safely entomb the waste for millennia. There are growing signs they were mistaken. http://www.propublica.org/article/injection-wells-the-poison-beneath-us


TruthOut, March 14, 2014

 -▶ CONTAMINATED WATER SUPPLIES, HEALTH CONCERNS ACCUMULATE WITH FRACKING BOOM IN PENNSYLVANIA http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/22407-contaminated-water-supplies-health-concerns-accumulate-with-fracking-boom-in-pennsylvania


June 25, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶  STUDY: DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION LINKED TO FRACKING, HORIZONTAL DRILLING http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/25-4


ClimateProgress, August 29, 2014
-▶  PENNSYLVANIA FINALLY REVEALS FRACKING HAS CONTAMINATED DRINKING WATER HUNDREDS OF TIMES  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/29/3477184/pennsylvania-fracking-water-contamination/


ClimateProgress, September 25, 2015
-▶ SCIENTISTS:  FRACKING WASTE WATER POSES THREAT TO DRINKING WATER http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/09/25/3572143/fracking-wastewater-health-study/


ClimateProgress, July 23, 2014
-▶ WHY A JURY'S HISTORIC $3M AWARD TO A FAMILY SICKENED BY FRACKING MAY NEVER BE PAID http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/23/3434385/texas-fracking-verdict/

 

The Center For Public Integrity, July 22, 2014
-▶ INVESTIGATION: FAMILIES SICK FROM FRACKING TURN TO SCIENTISTS http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/07/22/15127/families-sick-fracking-turn-scientists


Common Dreams, December 01, 2014
  -▶ 'THIRSTY' GLOBAL FRACKING INDUSTRY PUTS WATER, ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNITIES AT RISK. 'The fracking industry needs to be urgently reined in before it's too late for our planet and people across the globe.' http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/12/01/thirsty-global-fracking-industry-puts-water-environment-communities-risk


                                                   ProPublica
             FRACKING - GAS DRILLING'S ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT

                          http://www.propublica.org/series/fracking


ClimateProgress, July 08, 2014
- ▶ CHEVRON ADMITS THE TRUTH:  OIL SHALE WILL USE HUGE AMOUNTS OF WESTERN WATER : WATER RIGHTS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/08/3457738/chevron-oil-shale-water/


  -▶ OIL WARS : CHECK MATE.  OIL IN NEW ERA AS OPEC REFUSES TO YIELD TO U.S. SHALE FRACKING http://sco.lt/7L1Kfh



 August 11, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  FRACKING - A TEXAN TRAGEDY: AMPLE OIL, GAS, BUT NO WATER  
Fracking Boom sucks away precious water from beneath the ground, leaving cattle dead, farms bone-dry and people thirsty http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/11/texas-tragedy-ample-oil-no-water


Al Jazeera America, September 10, 2014
- ▶ WHEN FRACKING AND FREE SPEECH COLLIDE. 

What started as a short YouTube video and a couple of local news interviews about a Texas landowner being able to light his water on fire has ballooned into a free speech fight.Steve Lipsky has complained for years that fracking company Range Resources polluted his drinking water and streams that run through his property. The company sued him in 2011 for defaming its reputation for "environmental stewardship".

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/9/fracking-free-speech.html


EcoWatch, February 18, 2014

-▶ TRADING WATER FOR FUEL IS FRACKING CRAZY, Dr. David Suzuki. It would be difficult to live without oil and gas. But it would be impossible to live without water. Yet, in our mad rush to extract and sell every drop of gas and oil as quickly as possible, we’re trading precious water for fossil fuels. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/18/trading-water-for-fuel-fracking-crazy/


                                              VIDEO REPORT
                                NBC News, September 14, 2014
FRACKING OR DRINKING WATER?  THAT MAY BECOME THE CHOICE
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/fracking-or-drinking-water-may-become-choice-n202231


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                           THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION

                                 AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3221506918/the-shale-gas-fracking-revolution-an-environmental-nightmare

 

                                             FRACKING AMERICA

                             THE GIGANTIC PUBLIC LAND GRAB

MAKING DEALS FOR PRIVATE FOR-PROFIT GAS DRILLING ON OUR PRISTINE PUBLIC LANDS http://sco.lt/991RWT

 

                                                USA LNG EXPORTS -

             FRIEND OR FOE? NATURAL GAS AS A CLEAN FOSSIL FUEL?

                                               http://sco.lt/6HpjbV


                                    USA NATURAL GAS EXPORTS

           LEAVE A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEAN-UP

                                            http://sco.lt/6f9msr

 

Grist, October 31, 2013
-▶ MARCELLUS SHALE FRACKING WELLS USE 5 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER APIECE http://grist.org/news/marcellus-shale-fracking-wells-use-5-million-gallons-of-water-apiece/

aquifers


Oil Price, February 06, 2014
-▶ AS DROUGHT HITS, FRACKING POSES THREAT TO WATER SUPPLY : WATER RIGHTS http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/As-Drought-Hits-Fracking-Poses-Threat-to-Water-Supply.html


East Bay Express, January 22, 2014
FRACKING DURING A DROUGHT IS CRAZY http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/fracking-during-a-drought-is-crazy/Content?oid=3816394


The Raw Story, February 05, 2014
-▶  REPORT:  FRACKING IS DEPLETING WATER IN AMERICA'S DRIEST AREAS http://linkis.com/www.rawstory.com/rs/ajjFa

 

Midwest Energy News, July 09, 2014
 -▶ OHIO STUDY FINDS MORE COSTS THAN BENEFITS IN SHALE GAS DRILLING http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2014/07/09/ohio-study-finds-more-costs-than-benefits-in-shale-gas-drilling/


 Salon, April 04, 2014
PENNYSYLVANIA FAILS TO REPORT WATER CONTAMINATION FROM FRACKING: NOT THE POLICY OF DEP http://www.salon.com/2014/04/04/pennsylvania_fails_to_report_water_contamination_from_fracking/

 

26, 2013 - The Dickinson Press

-▶ A scathing report issued Thursday by the Western Organization of Resource Councils says water used in the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is reaching a crisis point in Western states.... http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/67864/group/Energy/

 

-▶  THE WATER FOOTPRINT OF SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT  http://ecowatch.org/2012/the-water-footprint-of-shale-gas-development/

 

 Inside Climate News, February 05, 2014

▶  FRACKING'S THIRST FOR WATER: INVESTORS WARNED OF THE HIDDEN FINANCIAL RISKS In dozens of water-scarce counties where fracking is booming, water use is at or approaching more than a billion gallons a year. http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140205/frackings-thirst-water-investors-warned-hidden-financial-risks

 

-▶  WHAT 20 MONTHS OF WATER CONSUMPTION FOR FRACKING IN THE U.S. LOOKS LIKE  http://ecowatch.org/2012/water-for-fracking/

 

 July 10, 2012 Strange Sounds

-▶  FRACKING AND DRINKING WATER MAP: SHOWS YOU WHERE YOU SHOULD NOT DRINK TAP WATER IN THE USA http://strangesounds.org/2013/07/fracking-and-drinking-water-map-this-map-shows-you-where-you-shouldnt-drink-tap-water-in-the-usa.html


 Dec 31, 2012 The Guardian UK

-▶ NO RULES, FEW REGULATIONS - THE FRACKING LAND GRAB - WHEN FRACKING CAME TO SUBURBAN TEXAS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/dec/31/fracking-in-towns-texas-oil

 

Global Possibilities, January 24, 2014
FRACKING POSES 'TOO MUCH DANGER TO WATER SUPPLY' IN NEW YORK: MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/de-blasio-fracking-poses-too-much-danger-to-water-supply-in-new-york/


Guardian Environment, February 05, 2014

FRACKING IS DEPLETING WATER SUPPLIES IN AMERICA'S DRIEST AREAS, REPORT SHOWS. From Texas to California, drilling for oil and gas is using billions of gallons of water in the country's most drought-prone areas  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/05/fracking-water-america-drought-oil-gas

 

ClimateProgress, July 25, 2014

-▶ JUDGE SIDES WITH OIL INDUSTRY PROFITS TO OVERTURN COLORADO TOWN'S BANK ON FRACKING IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/25/3464121/judge-overturns-colorado-fracking-ban/


-▶ EPA ALLOWING OIL COMPANIES TO INJECT DRILLING AND FRACKING WASTE INTO AQUIFERS BELOW NORTHERN COLORADO http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20121228/NEWS01/312280037/EPA-allowing-oil-companies-inject-drilling-fracking-waste-into-aquifers-below-Northern-Colorado?nclick_check=1


Truthout
FRACKERS OUTBID FARMERS FOR WATER IN COLORADO DROUGHT http://truth-out.org/news/item/8540


Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014
BUSTED: US OIL LOBBY HYPE: WRITE-DOWN OF TWO-THIRDS OF US SHALE OIL AVAILABILITY EXPLODES FRACKING MYTH http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/may/22/two-thirds-write-down-us-shale-oil-gas-explodes-fracking-myth

 

Jan 24, 2013

-▶  DO WE HAVE ENOUGH WATER TO FRACK OUR WAY TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-rubin/fracking-shale-water_b_2522940.html

 

The Globe and Mail, December 29, 2013

IS LNG FRACKING WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN WATER? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/is-lng-fracking-worth-its-weight-in-water/article16121900/

 

June 25, 2013 Common Dreams
-▶  STUDY:  DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION LINKED TO FRACKING, HORIZONTAL DRILLING  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/25-4


                                       ===========================

                                               FRACKING CHEMICALS

                                        ==========================


  -▶  THE TRILLION-GALLON LOOPHOLE: LAX RULES FOR DRILLERS THAT INJECT POLLUTANTS INTO THE EARTH  http://sco.lt/6dLRPl


-▶  FRACKING CHEMICALS USED IN TEXAS KEPT SECRET 19,000 TIMES IN FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR  – EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.org/2012/fracking-chemicals-kept-secret/


Yale Environmental 360, Februry 26, 2014

 -▶ AS FRACKING BOOMS, GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT WASTEWATER http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_fracking_booms_growing_concerns_about_wastewater/2740/

 

North Carolina Health News, May 12, 2014
FRACKING WASTE COULD INCREASE CARCINOGENS IN NORTH CAROLINA DRINKING WATER http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2014/05/12/fracking-waste-could-increase-carcinogens-in-nc-drinking-water/

 

Salon, April 04, 2014
PENNYSYLVANIA FAILS TO REPORT WATER CONTAMINATION FROM FRACKING: NOT THE POLICY OF DEP http://www.salon.com/2014/04/04/pennsylvania_fails_to_report_water_contamination_from_fracking/


 

PLAYING THE PATENT GAME TO PROTECT CORPORATE INTERESTS
HuffPost Green, March 12, 2014

▶  WYOMING HIGH COURT QUESTIONS RULING AGAINST FRACKING CHEMICAL DISCLOSURE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/12/wyoming-fracking_n_4951248.html


May 20, 2013 Desmogblog
-▶  OBAMA ADMIN APPROVES ALEC MODEL BILL FOR FRACKING CHEMICAL FLUID NON-DISCLOSURE ON PUBLIC LANDS http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/05/20/obama-admin-approves-alec-model-bill-fracking-chemical-fluid-disclosure-public-lands
SEE: @ALEC @ALECexposed


Science Daily, October 2, 2013
▶  STREAMS BELOW FRACKING WASTE-WATER TREATMENT PLANT SHOW ELEVATED SALTS, METALS -- AND RADIOACTIVITY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131002092621.htm

 

                                                5 VIDEOS

                              Waking Times, April 08, 2013
                HOW FRACKING CAN MAKE WATER FLAMMABLE
One of the most outrageous and unbelievable effects of fracking in some areas is the phenomenon of tap water becoming flammable, straight from the tap, due to methane and other gasses leaching into ground wells and water supplies. Watching a faucet set on fire and hearing the stories of the people involved is not something that can be too readily dismissed, and here are a 5 examples of this:
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/04/08/5-videos-showing-fracking-make-water-flammable/


Grist, September 03, 2014
WATCH THE WORLD GO UP IN FRACKING FLARES http://grist.org/list/watch-the-world-go-up-in-fracking-flares/


 

                                 ==========================

                      WATER POLLUTION = TOXIC WASTE, HEALTH

                                ==========================

 

Rewire, February 26, 2014
▶  FRACK DRILLING WASTE BEING DUMPED INTO OCEAN OFF CALIFORNIA COAST -- WITH LEGAL PERMIT !! Fracking wastewater contains more than just the chemicals used by oil and gas companies to break up the rocks, including toxic substances like methanol, benzene, naphthalene, and trimethylbenzene. It can also include nasties that it picks up from those deep rock formations, including lead and arsenic. And while safely disposing of such substances isn't easy in the best of situations, ocean disposal poses special risks for those who play in, live near, or eat fish from the sea. http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/petroleum/fracking-waste-is-being-dumped-into-the-ocean-off-californias-coast.html

 

Nation of Change, November 16, 2013
-▶  ANALYSIS FINDS OFFSHORE FRACKING INDUSTRY PUMPING TOXIC WASTE WATER INTO COASTAL WATERS http://www.nationofchange.org/analysis-finds-offshore-fracking-industry-pumping-toxic-wastewater-coastal-waters-1384613582


Global Possibilities, March 12, 2014
-▶   27 TONS OF DIRTY RADIOACTIVE 'OIL SOCKS' FOUND ILLEGALLY STOCKPILED IN ABANDONED NORTH DAKOTA GAS STATION http://www.globalpossibilities.org/radioactive-oil-socks-found-illegally-stockpiled-in-abandoned-north-dakota-gas-station/


 February 11, 2013 EcoWatch

-▶  FRACKING TOXIC WASTEWATER, 20,000 GALLONS, DUMPED IN SEWER http://ecowatch.org/2013/fracking-wastewater-dumped-sewer/ http://www.ohio.com/blogs/drilling/ohio-utica-shale-1.291290/could-new-national-forest-management-plan-boost-drilling-1.410891


August 26, 2013 Mint Press News
-▶ TOXINS FOUND IN DRINKING WATER ACROSS THE U.S.: HOW BAD IS THE PROBLEM http://www.mintpressnews.com/toxins-found-in-drinking-water-across-the-u-s-how-bad-is-the-problem/167798/


 Ecowatch, November 4, 2013
-▶ COAST GUARD PROPOSES POLICY TO TRANSPORT RADIOACTIVE FRACKING WASTEWATER BY BARGE http://ecowatch.com/2013/11/04/policy-to-transport-radioactive-fracking-wastewater-by-barge/

 

Live Science, October 2, 2013

-▶ FRACKING WASTEWATER RADIOACTIVE AND CONTAMINATED, STUDY FINDS http://www.livescience.com/40122-fracking-wastewaster-radioactive-contaminated.html


July 14, 2013 Nation of Change

-▶  EPA TO ALLOW CONSUMPTION OF TOXIC FRACKING WASTE WATER BY WILDLIFE AND LIVESTOCK http://www.nationofchange.org/epa-allow-consumption-toxic-fracking-wastewater-wildlife-and-livestock-1373811581


               FRACKING OUR FOOD SUPPLY AND ENVIRONMENT

                                       http://sco.lt/6uNFR3


                                                  FRACKING:

                          http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/


 February 11, 2013 EcoWatch

-▶  FRACKING TOXIC WASTEWATER, 20,000 GALLONS, DUMPED IN SEWER http://ecowatch.org/2013/fracking-wastewater-dumped-sewer/


                     REPORT: WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

                            March 22, 2013 Environment America

-▶ INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012April



                                  ==========================


April 26, 2013 The Dickinson Press, North Dakota
-▶  FRACKING AWAY THE WATER:

REPORT WARNS OF DWINDLING SUPPLY DUE TO OIL INDUSTRY  http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/67864/group/Energy/

 

August 15, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  FRACKING SUCKS UP ALL THE WATER FROM TEXAS TOWN http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0815-gen-fracking-texas-water.html

 

May 19, 2013 NBC News

-▶  FRACKING BOOM TRIGGERS WATER BATTLE IN NORTH DAKOTA http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/20/.UZy_mJHeukU.twitter


Feb 22, 2013 DC Bureau

-▶   "FRACKADEMIA" - OBAMA'S TOP CANDIDATE FOR ENERGY SECRETARY, OVERSEES PRO-INDUSTRY-FUNDED RESEARCH http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=6200a1195c3e730065fb8c3c7&id=5e8c9cae94&e=548a460b7e

 


 WATER PRIVATIZATION LIMITING ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION http://sco.lt/8OxuCn


 ▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

                             

                                  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                                 http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

                                                         WATCH

 

-▶  "GASLAND" - PART 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phCibwj396I

-▶  "GASLAND" - PART 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_uNx2fXlfE

-▶  60 MINUTE AUSTRALIA - FRACKING - THE COAL SEAM GAS LAND GRAB YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PELxZ3K2o0c

-▶  VIDEO NEWS INTERVIEW: FRACKING "FLOWING BACK" CHEMICALS! - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUQMtxcKfQc

-▶  WATER - IS THERE ENOUGH TO GO AROUND?

"BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS (1:29:42) - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKcf-RBHirw

-▶  300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS http://sco.lt/724dSD



 

-▶ THOUSANDS PROTEST AROUND THE WORLD TO BAN FRACKING http://ecowatch.org/2012/thousands-rally-around-the-world-to-ban-fracking/

 

Frack Off, July 11, 2013
-▶ 20 IMPACTS OF UNDERGROUND COAL GASIFICATION http://frack-off.org.uk/resource/20-impacts-of-underground-coal-gasification-ucg/


                           FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION

                                           http://sco.lt/8mKlIP

 

March 22, 2013 - CNN

-▶ IN AFRICA, ARE LAND GRABS REALLY WATER GRABS?  http://www.edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/opinion/water-grabs-africa/index.html?hpt=hp_c5

 

 

 -▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6mZspd

 

                                                         WATCH

                                     TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION

                                              "THE DIRTY TRUTH"

                                                  http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

 

July 27, 2013 DW World
-▶ CANADA'S TAR SANDS OIL LEAVING MASSIVE POLLUTION ON ENVIRONMENT AND WATER http://www.dw.de/canadas-tar-sands-oil-a-blight-on-keystone/a-16971880

 

 

 

 

 

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Climate Geoengineering - VIDEO - Can We Save the Planet by Messing with Nature?

Climate Geoengineering - VIDEO - Can We Save the Planet by Messing with Nature? | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it


 

 LET THERE BE NO DOUBT:  THIS GEO-ENGINEERING OUR CLIMATE CAMPAIGN IS ABOUT PROFIT, BIG PROFIT.... FOLLOW THE MONEY

 

                                 EXCELLENT VIDEO REPORT

                                   May 20, 2013 Democracy Now

As the carbon dioxide in the air hits 400 parts per million for the first time in human history, some are arguing that the best way address climate change is to use the controversial practice of geoengineering — the deliberate altering of the Earth’s ecological and climate systems to counter the effects of global warming. ...

The arguments for and against climate engineering revealing the extent of vested interests linking researchers, venture capitalists and corporations with Clive Hamilton, professor of public ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, Australia, He’s the author of Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering.

There’s virtually no regulation of geoengineering. And when it comes to sulfate aerosol spraying, there’s nothing to prevent a government, any government, or even a corporation or a billionaire with a messiah complex, from launching a program of taking control of the Earth’s weather by installing this kind of solar shield. So the absence of governance, the absence of regulation and the exclusion, particularly of people from poor and vulnerable countries, is a very serious concern…. ORIGINAL SOURCE:  http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/20/geoengineering_can_we_save_the_planet


New Scientist, February 11, 2015
- ▶ GEOENGINEERING WOULD BE 'IRRATIONAL AND IRRESPONSIBLE' Curbing global warming by shading Earth from the sun could be quick and cheap but also "irrational and irresponsible" without also cutting emissions and capturing carbon, says a report on geoengineering by the US National Academies. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26948-geoengineering-would-be-irrational-and-irresponsible.html


Raw Story, February 16, 2015
- ▶ CIA CONCERNED ABOUT FOREIGN POWERS MANIPULATING THE WEATHER, http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/cia-concerned-about-foreign-powers-manipulating-the-weather-climatologist-claims/


The Guardian, February 15, 2015
- ▶ SPY AGENCIES FUND CLIMATE RESEARCH IN HUNT FOR WEATHER WEAPON, SCIENTIST FEARS. US expert Alan Robock raises concern over who would control climate-altering technologies if research is paid for by intelligence agencies...could new technologies be used as potential weapons. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/15/spy-agencies-fund-climate-research-weather-weapon-claim


The Nation, February 10, 2015
- ▶ SCIENTISTS:  WE CANNOT GEOENGINEER OUR WAY OUT OF THE CLIMATE CRISIS http://www.thenation.com/blog/197521/scientists-we-cannot-geoengineer-our-way-out-climate-crisis


Mother Jones, February 10, 2015
- ▶ SCIENTISTS ARE PRETTY TERRIFIED ABOUT THESE LAST-MINUTE FIXES TO GLOBAL WARMING http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/02/scientists-geoengineering-climate-bad-idea


ETC Group, December 09, 2014
- ▶ REPORT: GEOENGINEERING AND CLIMATE CHANGE:  IMPLICATIONS FOR ASIA, AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA  http://www.etcgroup.org/content/geoengineering-and-climate-change-implications-asia


The Guardian, November 26, 2014
- ▶ REFLECTING SUNLIGHT INTO SPACE, SPRAYING CHEMICALS DOWN ON EARTH, HAS TERRIFYING CONSEQUENCES, SAY SCIENTISTS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/26/geoengineering-could-offer-solution-last-resort-climate-change


BBC Environment, November 25, 2014
- ▶ GEO-ENGINEERING:  CLIMATE FIXES 'COULD HARM BILLIONS' : PRESENTS UNKNOWN OUTCOMES Long regarded as the most bizarre of all solutions for global warming, ideas for geo-engineering have come in for more scrutiny in recent years as international efforts to limit carbon emissions have failed. Now three combined research projects, led by teams from the universities of Leeds, Bristol and Oxford, have explored the implications in more detail. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30197085


Bristol Post, November 26, 2014
- ▶ BRISTOL SCIENTIST 'TERRIFIED' OF TECHNOLOGIES HE'S DEVELOPING TO TACKLE GLOBAL WARMING http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bristol-University-Geoengineering-climate-8216/story-24718686-detail/story.html


Guardian Environment, February 05, 2014
- ▶ BILL GATES BACKS CLIMATE SCIENTISTS LOBBYING FOR LARGE-CALE GEOENGINEERING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/feb/06/bill-gates-climate-scientists-geoengineering


ETC Group

- ▶ CLIMATE AND GEOENGINEERING http://www.etcgroup.org/issues/climate-geoengineering

 

TruthOut, February 12, 2014
- ▶ WHAT IS CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING? WORD GAMES AND PR IN THE ONGOING DEBATES FOR PUBLIC-ACCEPTANCE. Winning over public acceptance matters, and terminology is key: precisely why we need to be wary and monitor these word games http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21798-what-is-climate-geoengineering-word-games-in-the-ongoing-debates-over-a-definition


 David Suzuki Foundation, March 20, 2014
- ▶ WE CAN'T JUST GEOENGINEER OUR WAY OUT OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2014/03/we-cant-just-geoengineer-our-way-out-of-climate-change/


Dr. David Suzuki, Geneticist, April 22, 2010
- ▶ GEOENGINEERING IS INSANE http://www.handsoffmotherearth.org/2010/04/david-suzuki-geoengineering-is-insane/

 

Guardian, November 17, 2014
- ▶ WILL TALK OF GEOENGINEERING OUR CLIMATE LET PEOPLE SLIP INTO A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY: GIVING UP CUTTING THEIR CARBON FOOTPRINT? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/17/geoengineering-co2-carbon-dioxide-earth-climate


Toronto Star, November 10, 2014
- ▶ MANY EXPERTS SAY TECHNOLOGY CAN'T FIX CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2014/11/09/many_experts_say_technology_cant_fix_climate_change.html


                                          ANIMATED VIDEO:

                             WHO NEEDS GEOENGINEERING?

                                       Inconvenient Facts

                                     http://sco.lt/5wNgNV

 

Guardian, November 06, 2014
- ▶ COULD GEOENGINEERING PREVENT CLIMATE EFFECTS CAUSED BY GIANT VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/06/geoengineering-could-prevent-climate-effects-caused-by-giant-volcanic-eruptions


Guardian Environment, August 03, 2014
- ▶ GEOENGINEERING: MAJOR SCIENTIFIC ESTABLISHMENTS ARE DISCUSSING MODIFYING THE EARTH'S CLIMATE TO OFFSET GLOBAL WARMING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2014/aug/04/geoengineering-the-earths-climate-sends-policy-debate-down-a-curious-rabbit-hole

 

Guardian Environment, July 31, 2014
- ▶ FAILURE TO DEAL WITH ETHICS WILL MAKE CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING 'UNVIABLE' - Environmental philosopher warns major ethical, political, legal and social issues around geoengineering must be addressed http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/31/ethics-geoengineering-solutions-climate-change

 

The Washington Post, January 2, 2013
- ▶ ANOTHER PROBLEM WITH GEOENGINEERING OUR CLIMATE:  ONCE YOU START, YOU CAN'T REALLY STOP http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/01/02/one-problem-with-geoengineering-once-you-start-you-cant-ever-stop/


Guardian, February 25, 2014

- ▶ GEOENGINEERING OUR CLIMATE:  SIDE EFFECTS COULD BE POTENTIALLY DISASTROUS, RESEARCH SHOWS http://www.scoop.it/t/gaia-diary/p/4016702855/2014/02/27/new-research-suggests-geohacking-would-be-a-catastrophically-bad-idea


June 4, 2013 EcoWatch

- ▶ THE WAR ON NATURE: GEOENGINEERING AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS http://ecowatch.com/2013/the-war-on-nature-geoengineering-and-the-climate-crisis/


  ETC Group, September 27, 2013

- ▶ CONCERN AS IPCC BANGS THE DRUM FOR CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1371403/56580bc214/546730523/69eaf81be4/


April 4, 2013 ETC Group

- ▶ NORMALIZING GEOENGINEERING AS "FOREIGN AID" http://www.etcgroup.org/content/normalizing-geoengineering-foreign-aid


July 18, 2013 NBC News Science
- ▶ CIA SAID TO BACK STUDY ON WAYS TO HACK THE GLOBAL CLIMATE http://www.nbcnews.com/science/cia-said-back-study-ways-hack-global-climate-6C10680035

 

July 17, 2013 Mother Jones
- ▶ CONSPIRACY THEORY NO MORE.  

TURNS OUT CIA IS REALLY TRYING TO CONTROL THE WEATHER: BACKS $639,000 CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING STUDY http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/07/cia-geoengineering-control-climate-change

 

August 22, 2013  Science Matters 

David Suzuki Foundation
- ▶ IS GEOENGINEERING A SILVER BULLET FOR CLIMATE CHANGE?
... But rather than rationalizing our continued use of fossil fuels in the false belief that technology will enable us to carry on with our destructive ways, we really need governments, scientists and industry to start taking climate change and greenhouse gas emissions seriously. We can't just engineer our way out of the problem.
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2013/08/is-geoengineering-a-silver-bullet-for-climate-change/GEOENGINEERING:

 


                                              -- WATCH --

                     "GLOBAL DIMMING"  - BBC DOCUMENTARY

                         Climate Geoengineering & Global Warming

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8RyNSzQDaU&feature=share

 

 Truthstream Media: September 26, 2013

UN: ‘THE WORLD WON'T COOL WITHOUT CHEMTRAILS' http://truthstreammedia.com/un-the-world-wont-cool-without-chemtrails-no-matter-what/

 

 "The only way to avoid creating the risk of substantial temperature increases through Solar Radiation Management is concurrent strong reductions of Green House Gas emissions."

 

ScienceDaily, February 17, 2014
- ▶ NEW STUDY:  WARNING AGAINST ABRUPT STOP TO GEOENGINEERING METHOD (IF STARTED). The new study, published today, 18 February, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters, has highlighted the risks of large and spatially expansive temperature increases if solar radiation management (SRM) is abruptly stopped once it has been implemented. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140217200823.htm

 

  - ▶ GEOENGINEERING: AN EXTREME ARTIFICIAL ENGINEERING http://sco.lt/7dxoCf

 

                                                         VIDEO

                                Skywatcher: September 12, 2012
THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF ARTIFICIAL CLOUDS AND WEATHER MODIFICATION WEATHER MODIFICATION CAUSES CLIMATE MODIFICATION. Climatologists vastly underestimate the amount of deliberate weather modification programs, erroneously believing them to be occasional "experiments," and unaware that THOUSANDS of planned weather modification events occur every year in the U.S. and worldwide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xx-STEA-Vqo

 

 

AND WHAT ABOUT ALL THESE PARTICLES RAINING DOWN ONTO EARTH, OUR SOIL, WATER, WILDLIFE, AGRICULTURE AND IMPACT ON BOTH ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN HEALTH?

 

                    VIDEOS, DATA, ARTICLES AND MUCH MORE

                        RAINING CHEMICALS FROM THE SKY:

                            CLIMATE RE-ENGINEERING OUR PLANET

                                 RISKING PLANETARY TERMINATION

                                           The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/raining-chemicals-from-the-skies-geoengineering/

 

 Nation of Change, September 9, 2013

- ▶ NEUROLOGIST WARNS OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE SURGE DUE TO CHEMTRAIL SPRAYING What this means is that as you breathe in aluminum dust – nano-particles that rain down after a chemtrail spray, you are inhaling, via the olfactory nerves, a heavy metal that doesn’t belong in your body, and will directly affect your cognitive ability. This is not just a concern for older generations, as Blaylock informs us, but even for small children and babies.  Even home air-filtering systems aren’t going to help, because the particles are nano-sized, far too small to be eliminated by even the most costly home air filter... http://www.nationofchange.org/neurologist-warns-neurodegenerative-disease-surge-due-chemtrail-spraying-1378712902

 

 Independent, October 20, 2013
- ▶ LET'S PLAY GOD: THE SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS WITH OUR WEATHER WILL THEY SAVE THE WORLD OR DESTROY IT? http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/lets-play-god-the-scientific-experiments-that-might-save-the-world-or-destroy-it-8884386.html

 

Terra Daily, January 16, 2014

- ▶ CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING:  WHAT DOES THE PUBLIC THINK? http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Climate_engineering_what_do_the_public_think_999.html

 

TG Daily, January 26, 2012

- ▶ ATMOSPHERIC GEOENGINEERING COULD MAKE CLIMATE WORSE. One suggested method of countering man-made climate change, injecting sulphate particles into the stratosphere, could carry serious consequences, scientists say http://www.tgdaily.com/sustainability-features/61035-atmospheric-geoengineering-could-make-climate-worse

 

 - ▶ ROGUE GEOENGINEERING COULD LEAD TO AN UNPREDICTABLE INTERNATIONAL CRISIS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3994798443/rogue-geoengineering-could-lead-to-an-unpredictable-international-crisis

 

ClimateCentral, December 27th, 2013

- ▶ REDUCING SUNLIGHT BY GEOENGINEERING WILL NOT COOL THE EARTH: WHY IT'S A BAD IDEA http://www.climatecentral.org/news/reducing-sunlight-by-geoengineering-will-not-cool-earth-16861

 

Summit Voice, December 08, 2013
- ▶ MORE EVIDENCE THAT GEO-ENGINEERING IS LIKELY TO HAVE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/08/global-warming-more-evidence-that-geo-engineering-is-likely-to-have-unintended-consequences/


Geoengineering Watch, February 15, 2015

▶ MONSANTO'S "ROUNDUP" AND ALUMINUM, A DEADLY COMBINATION : http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/monsantos-roundup-and-aluminum-a-deadly-combination/

 

 Guardian Environment, January 8, 2014
- ▶ GEOENGINEERING COULD BRING SEVERE DROUGHT TO THE TROPICS, RESEARCH SHOWS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/08/geoengineering-drought-tropics-climate-change-volcano

 

Climate Central, November 4, 2013

- ▶ CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING COULD REDUCE CRITICAL GLOBAL RAINFALL http://www.climatecentral.org/news/geoengineering-could-cut-global-rainfall-study-finds-16699

 

Guardian Sustainable Professional, November 29, 2013
- ▶ CLIMATE SCIENCE:  CAN GEOENGINEERING SAVE THE WORLD? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/climate-science-geoengineering-save-world

 

Mother Jones Report, July 17, 2013

- ▶ CIA BACKS $630,000 SCIENTIFIC STUDY ON CONTROLLING GLOBAL CLIMATE http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/07/cia-geoengineering-control-climate-change

 

 The Colorado Independent, October 15, 2013

- ▶ AS FLOOD WATERS RECEDE, SKI AREAS STEP UP CLOUD-SEEDING EFFORT - HOW WILL IT IMPACT DOWNWIND AND ECO/HUMAN HEALTH? http://www.coloradoindependent.com/144449/as-flood-waters-recede-ski-areas-step-up-cloud-seeding-efforts

 

 Natural News, October 6, 2012
- ▶ SWEDISH OFFICIAL ADMITS TOXIC 'CHEMTRAILS' ARE REAL, NOT A WILD CONSPIRACY http://www.naturalnews.com/037451_chemtrails_conspiracy_theory_geoengineering.html#

                          

                (A thought provoking, award winning documentary)
            "WHY"  IN THE WORLD ARE THEY SPRAYING?  (73 min)

An Investigation into one of the many agendas associated with chemtrail/GeoEngineering Programs (Weather Control)

                   http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/world-spraying/

 

                                             WATCH (1hr37min)

                     "WHAT" IN THE WORLD ARE THEY SPRAYING?
Here is the story of a rapidly developing industry called Geo-engineering, driven by scientists, corporations, and governments intent on changing global climate, controlling the weather, and altering the chemical composition of soil and water - all supposedly for the betterment of mankind. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/what-in-the-world-are-they-spraying/

                                         

Scientific America, October 2, 2013

- ▶ LATEST IPCC CLIMATE REPORT PUTS GEOENGINEERING IN THE SPOTLIGHT. AN UNKNOWN, UNTESTED APPROACH TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=latest-ipcc-climate-report-puts-geoengineering-in-the-spotlight

 

 

                               ==== FOLLOW THE MONEY ====

                                       OWNING THE CLIMATE

               MONSANTO AND CHEMICAL GEOENGINEERING

 

  - ▶ BIG MONEY IN GEOENGINEERING: CONTROLLING THE WORLD - ▶

 IF YOU OWN THE CHEMICALS, YOU OWN OUR CHEMICAL DEPENDENT WORLD. NO CO-INCIDENCE THAT MONSANTO, WORLD LEADER IN THE CHEMICAL CARTEL,  BUYS CLIMATE CORP INSURANCE CO HAVING LOBBYIED THE UN RE: CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING

 


Mother Jones, Maggie Severns, October 9, 2013
-▶  5 WAYS MONSANTO WANTS TO PROFIT OFF CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/10/monsanto-profit-climate-change-corporation

 

TechCrunch, October 2, 2013
- ▶ MONSANTO BUYS WEATHER BIG DATA COMPANY CLIMATE CORPORATION FOR AROUND #1.1B http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/02/monsanto-acquires-weather-big-data-company-climate-corporation-for-930m/

 

Tech News & Analysis, October 2, 2013
- ▶ WHEN DATA MEETS AGRICULTURE: MONSANTO TO BUY CLIMATE CORP FOR $1B - CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING IS CHEMICAL GEOENGINEERING

http://gigaom.com/2013/10/02/when-data-meets-agriculture-monsanto-to-buy-climate-corp-for-930m

 

 Forbest, October 2, 2013

MONSANTO BUYS CLIMATE CORP FOR $1 BILLION TO UNDERWRITE AGRICULTURE WEATHER INSURANCE SUBSIDISED BY USA GOVT http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2013/10/02/monsanto-buys-climate-corp-for-930-million/

 

 June 17, 2013 Somewhat Reasonable
▶  CROP CLIMATE INSURANCE FOR BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE EXPANDED IN U.S. SENATE 2013 FARM BILL COSTING TAXPAYERS $955 BILLION IN SUBSIDIES http://blog.heartland.org/2013/06/crop-insurance-expanded-in-senate-farm-bill/

 

                                    ======================

 

 - ▶ BILL GATES ADMITS FUNDING CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING - CHEMTRAILS IN OUR SKIES  http://sco.lt/8e7lhZ

 

Guardian Environment, February 5, 2012
 - ▶ BILL GATES BACKS LOBBYING FOR LARGE-SCALE GEOENGINEERING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/feb/06/bill-gates-climate-scientists-geoengineering

 

 

May 20, 2013 Guardian Environment
- ▶ MULTINATIONAL OIL CORPORATIONS BUYING OFF GOVERNMENTS: TAR SANDS EXPLOITATION WOULD MEAN GAME OVER FOR CLIMATE, WARNS LEADING SCIENTIST:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/19/tar-sands-exploitation-climate-scientist

 

August 7, 2013 World Watch Institute

- ▶ THE PROMISES AND PERILS OF GEOENGINEERING OUR CLIMATE http://blogs.worldwatch.org/sustainabilitypossible/the-promises-and-perils-of-geoengineering/

 

- ▶ WHY GEOENGINEERING SUITS RUSSIA'S CARBON AGENDA, GIVEN THE COUNTRY'S FOSSIL FUEL STRATEGY IN THE ARCTIC
The Arctic, a large portion of which is controlled or claimed by Russia, is a new carbon El Dorado, holding up to a quarter of the globe’s undiscovered oil and gas reserves. According to one energy industry insider: "Climate change is opening up one of the last frontiers for hydrocarbons on our planet. The Arctic … could be set for rapid change and development as exploration, production and infrastructure will have an inevitable, irreversible impact."
 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/24/why-geoengineering-suits-russias-carbon-agenda

 

- ▶ WORLD'S BIGGEST 'UNAUTHORISED' PRIVATE GEOENGINEERING EXPERIMENT 'VIOLATES' UN RULES http://sco.lt/87WhQf

 

                                            - WATCH

                    CLIMATE REMEDIATION EXPERIMENTS

             CONTRAILS, CHEMTRAILS AND ARTIFICIAL CLOUDS

                                   http://sco.lt/8BbQyP

 

July 19, 2013 The Daily Beast - Newsweek
- ▶ THE BIG IDEA: CAN WE OUTSMART CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/19/the-big-idea-why-conservatives-love-geoengineering.html

 

August 23, 2013 Wake Up World
- ▶ CHEMTRAILS / GEOENGINEERING: THE GREATEST CRIME OF ALL TIME ... AND HERE'S THE EVIDENCE http://wakeup-world.com/2013/08/23/chemtrails-the-greatest-crime-of-all-time/

 

March 15, 2013  Geoingeniería :

- ▶ GEOENGINEERING OUR CLIMATE: EFFECTS ON CIRRUS CLOUDS AND WHITENING OF THE SKY http://geoengineeringclimateissues.blogspot.com/2013/03/geoengineering-effects-on-cirrus-clouds.html

 

July 15, 2013 Terra Daily

- ▶ GETTING A LEG IN THE DOOR FOR LONG-RANGE (AND PROFITABLE) GEOENGINEERING OUR CLIMATE: PROTECTING OUR CORAL REEFS?? http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Cloud_brightening_to_cool_seas_can_protect_coral_reefs_999.html

 

                                   The Natural Eye Project

 CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING: RISKING A PLANETARY TERMINATION  http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/raining-chemicals-from-the-skies-geoengineering/

 

                                          ---- WATCH ----

                                     Moyers & Company

         ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS

                                      http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

May 20, 2013 Guardian Environment

- ▶ HEARTLAND INSTITUTE WASTES REAL SCIENTIST' TIME = YET AGAIN WITH ANTI CLIMATE CHANGE PROPAGANDA http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2013/may/20/heartland-institute-scientists

 

- ▶ CLIMATE RESEARCH NEARLY UNANIMOUS ON HUMAN CAUSES, SURVEY FINDS http://sco.lt/8OIlqz


- ▶ PLANET PASSES DAILY 400 PPM CO2 MILESTONE: MARCH TOWARD DISASTER http://sco.lt/9JBzCT

 

 

                                  NUCLEAR NOT THE ANSWER

  - ▶ THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR WASTE NIGHTMARE:  The Long Dangerous Half-Life of Strontium-90 http://sco.lt/4zkb0j

 

                                   BIOFUELS NOT THE ANSWER

   - ▶ BIOFUELS: RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5D24ET

 

                                     FRACKING NOT THE ANSWER

- ▶ FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION http://sco.lt/8mKlIP

 

- ▶ US CLIMATE BOMB IS TICKING: WHAT THE GAS INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW http://sco.lt/5BIftR

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

              "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                                 THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                    http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

 


▶  SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/4vZ7lB


- ▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/6YARvt

 

CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION.  NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING http://sco.lt/8pAoSn

 

 ▶  RESTORING THE EARTH - THE BONN CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

 

▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

 

- ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

- ▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS   http://sco.lt/6qm61h

 


  - ▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ACTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

  - ▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

 

- ▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6mZspd

 

- ▶ WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

 - ▶ TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS http://sco.lt/7gxiG9

 

- ▶ PLANET PASSES DAILY 400 PPM CO2 MILESTONE - MARCHING TOWARD DISASTER http://sco.lt/8pMIe9

 

 ▶  GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY: CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry

 

                                                -- WATCH --

                                                     "HOME" -

                                  An Exquisite Story of Our World

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                           http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


pdjmoo's insight:

Climate change is the result, not the cause, of many factors involving human-caused destruction of the balance of environment within our planetary biosphere. We all need to simply stop our destructive ways and put our brilliant minds to finding a new way of living on this planet in harmony with our natural world. We  have to cease raping and pillaging the planet for profit as if it is our private piggy bank.  By collective focus on restoring the planet a new economy and criteria for "jobs" would automatically evolve.  The old military minded capitalism mindset has lead us to this mess - and we must move past it if we are to survive.   If we keep pushing we will not only destroy humanity but all life on Planet Earth. Why is it we can't envision something entirely different than the way we have been operating?  Profiting from the destruction of our planet is insane.


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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides


 

 

 

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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, May 27, 2013 3:24 PM

We are ALREADY messing with nature, absolutely and catastrophically.  We must stop that, no question, as soon as possible, as fast as feasible.   Whatever we do should NOT be used as a substitute for eliminating all fossil fuel burning.  Full stop!

 

But it simply won't be enough to merely stop burning fossil fuels, because it is too late to stop the reinforcing feedbacks that will make things much much worse.  If we don't do anything more, then we are giving up, we are admitting defeat and accepting all the worsening destruction that follows.

 

To restore nature, we have NO choice but to mess with nature some more in order to actively counter the effects and the causes of global warming and all the rest of our destructive practices.  We must do it right, of course, and not make things worse.  It is not enough to deal with just the symptoms of the problems, but we must get at the underlying causes.  We must do it on a global scale, because the problems are global.   It won't be a short term solution because these are necessarily long term problems that require long term solutions.

 

We MUST save the planet by messing with nature.  But we also must solve a large number of other problems that allowed us to get into this mess.  Unrestrained irresponsible exploitation of nature for the benefit of a few is at the root of all those problems.

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Pricing Carbon, Carbon Storage, Offsets: Failed Strategies That Won't Save The Climate or Planet

Pricing Carbon, Carbon Storage, Offsets:  Failed Strategies That Won't Save The Climate or Planet | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it


1. GENERAL OVERVIEW

2. CARBON CAPTURE, CARBON STORAGE

3.  CARBON TRADING

4.  CARBON PRICING, CARBON OFFSETS

5.  METHANE

6.  CHINA, AUSTRALIA, NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS

 

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                                                    = 1 =

                                     GENERAL OVERVIEW

                                      ==================

 

June 23, 2013 Climate Capitalism - Simon Butler:

PRICING CARBON A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE . "We cannot deal with climate change through crisis-prone markets that subsidise dirty energy firms.....carbon pricing – the notion that we can best reduce pollution by extending private property rights to pollution – had a fatal flaw at its core. Prices can never reflect true ecological values because those values simply cannot be expressed in dollar terms....http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/06/23/pricing-carbon-a-failed-strategy-that-wont-save-the-climate/

 

                                                      WATCH

                      300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS 

                                                http://sco.lt/724dSD


ClimateProgress, March 12, 2015
▶ BOMBSHELL: LAND, OCEAN CARBON SINKS ARE WEAKENING, MAKING CLIMATE ACTION MORE URGENTWe are destroying nature’s ability to help us stave off catastrophic climate change. That’s the bombshell conclusion of an under-reported 2014 study,The declining uptake rate of atmospheric CO2 by land and ocean sinks,”

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/03/12/3632373/carbon-sinks-climate-action/


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 06, 2014
-▶ AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL NUTRIENT POLLUTION DISRUPTING NATURAL CARBON CYCLE IN STREAMS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/06/environment-nutrient-pollution-disrupts-stream-carbon-cycle/


                          The Economic Times, January 20, 2015
-▶ INDIA PM, NARENDRA MODI, CALLS FOR A "PARADIGM SHIFT" IN GLOBAL ATTITUDE TOWARDS CLIMATE CHANGE. URGES NATIONS OF HIGH SOLAR POWER POTENTIAL TO JOIN HANDS http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/environment/pollution/narendra-modi-calls-for-a-shift-in-global-attitude-to-meet-climate-goals/articleshow/45948075.cms

 

Huffington Post Green, October 4, 2013
 ▶ LIVING WITHIN A CARBON BUDGET: Carbon Budget Message In IPCC Report Reveals Daunting Challenge http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/04/carbon-budget-ipcc_n_4045946.html


Rolling Stone, Politics, February 03, 2014
▶  HOW THE U.S. EXPORTS GLOBAL WARMING: While Obama talks of putting America on the path to a clean, green future, we're flooding world markets with cheap, high carbon fuels http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-the-u-s-exports-global-warming-20140203

 

                    HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET?

                 UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS

                                             http://sco.lt/97hfX7

 

Grist, November 11, 2014
RICH COUNTRIES ARE STILL WASTING BILLIONS ON SUBSIDIES FOR FOSSIL FUELS http://grist.org/climate-energy/rich-countries-are-still-wasting-billions-on-subsidies-for-fossil-fuels/

 

RTCC, February 04, 2014

▶  IMF CHIEF LAGARDE WARNS OF MERCILESS, CLIMATE CHANGE: "WE ARE 'SUBSIDIZING BEHAVIOUR THAT IS DESTROYING THE PLANET http://www.rtcc.org/2014/02/05/imf-chief-lagarde-warns-of-merciless-climate-change/

 

 Climate Progress, November 7, 2013
-▶ FOSSIL FUELS RECEIVE $500 BILLION A YEAR IN GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES WORLDWIDE -- AND THEN THERE ARE THE TAX BREAKS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/11/07/2908361/rich-countries-fossil-fuel-subsidies/

 

 DeSmogBlog, February 02, 2014
▶  NO MATTER HOW YOU COUNT THEM, FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES ARE AS HIGH AS EVER http://desmogblog.com/2014/02/03/no-matter-how-you-count-them-fossil-fuel-subsidies-are-high-ever

 

                                                  --- WATCH----

                                         THE PRICE OF CARBON

                                       The Climate Reality Project

                       http://climaterealityproject.org/the-price-of-carbon/

 

 Redd Monitor, October 23, 2014
  A "HIGH-LEVEL CARBON PRICING DIALOGUE".  OR WHY POLLUTING INDUSTRIES LIKE CARBON TRADING http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/10/23/a-high-level-carbon-pricing-dialogue-or-why-polluting-industry-likes-carbon-trading/

 

Yale Environment 360, September 23, 2014
  OIL COMPANIES QUIETLY PREPARE FOR A FUTURE OF CARBON PRICING http://e360.yale.edu/feature/oil_companies_quietly_prepare_for_a_future_of_carbon_pricing/2807/

 

August 20, 2013 The Energy Collective
 ▶ CARBON TAX AND ECONOMIC CHOICES http://theenergycollective.com/billchameides/262281/carbon-taxes-and-competition

 

CleanTechnica, July 20, 2014
  INDIA DOUBLES TAX ON COAL TO FUND CLEAN ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS  http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/20/india-doubles-tax-coal-fund-clean-energy-environmental-projects/

 

Grist, January 16, 2014
U.N. CLIMATE CHIEF CALLS FOR FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT http://grist.org/news/u-n-climate-chief-calls-for-fossil-fuel-divestment/

 

                                                    WATCH
HEIRS OF BILLIONAIRE OIL TYCOON JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER JOIN GROWING FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT MOVEMENT

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/22/heirs_of_billionaire_oil_tycoon_john

 

March 7, 2013 Inside Climate News

DIVESTING IN FOSSIL FUELS: SHAREHOLDERS FILE FIRST-EVER 'CARBON BUBBLE' RESOLUTIONS  http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20130307/investor-shareholders-activism-as-you-sow-carbon-bubble-climate-change-global-warming-fossil-fuels-consol-alpha

 

November 8, 2012 Yale Environment 360 - Dieter Helm
  ▶ FORGET THE KYOTO ACCORD AND TAX CARBON CONSUMPTION http://e360.yale.edu/feature/forget_kyoto_putting_a_tax_on_carbon_consumption/2590/

 

IT IS VITAL THAT BUSINESS ACTS ON THE UN IPCC's CLIMATE WARNING http://sco.lt/5FoM1h


 Guardian, September 27

IPCC: 30 YEARS TO CLIMATE CALAMITY IF WE CARRY ON BLOWING THE CARBON BUDGET http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/27/ipcc-world-dangerous-climate-change

 

Greenpeace International, November 1, 2013

 ▶  DO THE MATH : FOSSIL FUEL INVESTMENTS ADD UP TO CLIMATE CHAOS http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/do-the-math-fossil-fuel-investmets-add-up-to-/blog/47225/


 Climate and Capitalism, December 08, 2013
▶  CLIMATE POLITICS MUST BE AS RADICAL AS THE CRISIS: THIS RACE TO WRECK AND POISON THE EARTH FOR PROFIT IS SUICIDAL http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/08/climate-politics-must-be-radical-as-crisis/

 

                                            An Interactive Slideshow -

                                       Union of Concerned Scientists
                           EXPOSING THE DISINFORMATION PLAYBOOK --

Facts about Global Warming and the Fossil Fuel Industry’s Secret Tactics to Undermine Them –  http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science_and_impacts/global_warming_contrarians/global-warming-facts-and-fossil-fuel-industry-disinformation-tactics.html

 

 Guardian Environment, January 19, 2014
-▶  C02 EMISSIONS ARE BEING 'OUTSOURCED' BY RICH COUNTRIES TO RISING ECONOMIES http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/19/co2-emissions-outsourced-rich-nations-rising-economies

 

August 6, 2013 Climate Progress

 ▶' AMERICAN CARBON' ENTERS WORLD ECONOMY AND ATMOSPHERE AT FASTEST PACE EVER http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/06/2418971/american-carbon-fastest-pace-ever/

 

                                   ==========================

 

                                    THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH

                            LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION

                                              http://sco.lt/6tNs8H

 

                                   ==========================

 

 Green Biz, May 22, 2014
SHELL BECOMES LATEST OIL GIANT TO DISMISS RISK OF A 'CARBON BUBBLE' http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/05/22/shell-rejects-alarmist-carbon-bubble-risks

 

 September 12, 2013 Climate Progress
  ▶ THESE GIGANTIC COMPANIES HAVE THE WORLD'S WORST CARBON EMISSIONS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/12/2609611/companies-emissions-revenue/

 

                     AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

                   New Economic Perspectives, January 31, 2014
ARE YOU GOING TO DETONATE THE WORLD'S LARGEST "CARBON BOMB"? http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2014/02/president-obama-going-detonate-worlds-largest-carbon-bomb.html

 

               OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" MAY KILL US ALL

                                                  EXPORT

                  FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR, COAL.

                                      http://sco.lt/6cMFxh

 

POLLUTERS MUST PAY by Jeffrey D. Sachs - Project Syndicate http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/accountability-for-companies--environmental-damage-by-jeffrey-d--sachs

 

  ▶ THIS FAITH IN THE MARKETS IS MISPLACED: WILL BIG BUSINESS SAVE OR DESTROY OUR PLANET? http://sco.lt/8Yxtgn

 

Redd-Monitor.Org, October 2, 2013
  ▶ RELYING ON MARKET BASED INSTRUMENTS TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE IS "DOOMED TO FAILURE AND IS A DANGEROUS DISTRACTION. Kevin Anderson is Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the Tyndale Centre at the University of Manchester. He’s one of the UK’s leading climate scientists. In a recent post on his website, he explains “Why carbon prices can’t deliver the 2°C target”  http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/10/02/kevin-anderson-relying-on-market-based-instruments-to-address-climate-change-is-doomed-to-failure-and-is-a-dangerous-distraction/

 

 

AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM WON'T (HASN'T) SOLVED CLIMATE CHANGE, Part 1 and 2  http://sco.lt/6ECkvx

 

Global Carbon Atlas
-▶ INTERACTIVE: THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF CARBON ON EARTH  http://globalcarbonatlas.org/?q=outreach

 

Reuters, October 17, 2013
 ▶ AIR POLLUTION A LEADING CAUSE OF CANCER - U.N. AGENCY http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/17/us-cancer-pollution-idUSBRE99G0BB20131017

 

 ▶ OUTDOOR AIR POLLUTION DECLARED A HUMAN CARCINOGEN
LYON, France, October 17, 2013 (ENS) – Outdoor air pollution “causes lung cancer” and increases the risk of bladder cancer, the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization said for the first time today... http://ens-newswire.com/2013/10/17/outdoor-air-pollution-declared-a-human-carcinogen/

 

YES Magazine, January 3, 2014

▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

 

Sustainablog, January 22, 2014

-▶  ARCTIC SEA ICE FREE FALL IS MIRROR IMAGE OF CARBON DIOXIDE ASCENT http://sustainablog.org/2014/01/arctic-sea-ice-freefall-is-mirror-image-of-carbon-dioxide-ascent/

 

                          COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                                             http://sco.lt/7HudAP

 

 

                                       =====================

                                                             - 2 -

                    CARBON CAPTURE, CARBON STORAGE

                                        =====================

 

Environmental News Network, September 22, 2014
  CARBON CAPTURE IS A BAD IDEA:  TECHNOLOGY AND CLIMATE ACTION - Some scientists and analysts are touting carbon capture and storage as a necessary tool for avoiding catastrophic climate change. But critics of the technology regard it as simply another way of perpetuating a reliance on fossil fuels. http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47863

 

The Register, June 28, 2010

▶  CARBON STORAGE, SEQUESTRATION ' AS BAD AS NUCLEAR WASTE' A Danish climate geophysicist scientist, Prof. Gary Shaffer, has published a paper criticising carbon sequestration - the idea of dealing with CO2 emissions by stuffing the greenhouse gas away into underground or deep-sea storage where it (supposedly) can't affect the atmosphere.
The more commonly advocated plan of pumping CO2 into disused oil or gas fields doesn't meet with Shaffer's approval either. He points out that these subterranean/subsea reservoirs are scarcely leak-proof.... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/28/sequestration_no_no_shaffer/

 

Open Knowledge, January 23, 1014
▶  CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE (CCS):  DEAD AND BURIED http://knowledge.allianz.com/environment/climate_change/?2552/Carbon-capture-and-storage-dead-and-buried

 

March 12, 2012 The Energy Collective

 ▶ GRASPING AT STRAWS: DIRECT AIR CAPTURE OF CO2 IS BECOMING A BUSINESS FOR BETTER OR WORSE  http://theenergycollective.com/marcgunther/79135/direct-air-capture-co2-becoming-business-better-or-worse

 

National Geographic, November 4, 2013
-▶ EARTHQUAKE STUDY POINTS TO POSSIBLE CARBON INJECTION RISKS A cluster of 18 small earthquakes in western Texas was likely triggered by the injection of carbon dioxide into oil wells, according to a study published Monday in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/11/131104-carbon-injection-earthquake-risks/

 

 June 28, 2013 Grist

 ▶ CENTURIES WORTH OF CO2 EMISSIONS COULD BE STORED UNDERGROUND, BUT AT WHAT COST? http://grist.org/news/centuries-worth-of-co2-emissions-could-be-stored-underground-but-at-what-cost/

 

BBC News Europe, September 20, 2013

 ▶ NORWAY ABANDONS MONGSTAD CARBON CAPTURE PLANS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24183443

 

 August 19, 2013 Huffington Post Green

 ▶ CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE: WHY NOBODY'S RUSHING TO PUMP AIR POLLUTION UNDERGROUND TO SAVE THE WORLD http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/19/carbon-capture-and-storage_n_3745522.html

 

 September 3, 2013 Climate Central
  ▶ CARBON STORAGE STUDIES GRAPPLE WITH POLITICS, GEOLOGY -- AND SAFETY http://www.climatecentral.org/news/carbon-storage-studies-grapple-with-politics-geology-16398

 

 National Geographic, November 4, 2013
-▶ EARTHQUAKE STUDY POINTS TO POSSIBLE CARBON INJECTION RISKS http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/11/131104-carbon-injection-earthquake-risks/


 

                           =============================

                                                          - 3 -

                                          CARBON TRADING

          Does NOT Reduce Carbon Emissions - A Sum ZERO Gimmick

 

                   

                                                       WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF CAP AND TRADE"

                       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA6FSy6EKrM

                                     Annie Leonard of "The Story of Stuff"

 

 

                          REPORT BY CARBON TRACKER INITIATIVE

                                      UNBURNABLE CARBON 2013:

ARE THE WORLD'S FINANCIAL MARKETS CARRYING A CARBON BUBBLE  http://www.carbontracker.org/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/08/Unburnable-Carbon-Full1.pdf

 

                                                    VIDEO:

                           COP19, UNFCCC CLIMATE TALKS

                         Democracy Now, November 22, 2013
-▶ CLIMATE ACTIVISTS:  CARBON TRADING A "FALSE SOLUTION" PUSHED BY BANKER AND BUREAUCRATS http://www.democracynow.org/2013/11/22/climate_activists_carbon_trading_a_false

 

 September 4, 2013 Redd-Monitor

  ▶ "CARBON CROOKS"  A NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CARBON TRADING http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/09/04/carbon-crooks-a-new-documentary-about-carbon-trading/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Redd-monitor+%28REDD-Monitor%29

 

Reuters, November 25, 2013
 ▶ CHINA TO LAUNCH TWO NEW CARBON TRADING EXCHANGES http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/us-china-carbon-idUSBRE9AO07E20131125

 

 August 5, 2013 Reuters
 ▶ 'INTANGIBLE' CARBON MARKETS ARE RIPE FOR CRIME - INTERPOL http://www.trust.org/item/20130805162119-vpely/

 

July 14, 2013 The Conversation
  ▶ EMISSION TRADING SCHEMES ARE FRAUGHT TERRITORY: IS AUSTRALIA READY FOR THE CORPORATE SCAM? http://theconversation.com/emissions-trading-schemes-are-fraught-territory-is-rudd-ready-16062

 

 May 23, 3013 redd-monitor.org
 ▶ WHAT MORE EVIDENCE DOES THE WORLD BANK NEED THAT CARBON MARKETS ARE NOT WORKING? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/05/23/what-more-evidence-does-the-world-bank-need-that-carbon-markets-are-not-working/#more-13964

 

 

                              ===============================

                                                            = 4 =

                               CARBON OFFSETS, CARBON CREDITS

                              ===============================

 

Redd-Monitor.org

 ▶ BEWARE OF THE CARBON CREDITS RACKET http://www.redd-monitor.org/?s=CARBON+CREDITS

http://www.redd-monitor.org/?s=CARBON+OFFSETS

 

July 12, 2013 redd-monitor.org
  ▶ CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM: ZERO EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS AND ALMOST WORTHLESS CARBON CREDITS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/07/12/clean-development-mechanism-7000-projects-zero-emissions-reductions-almost-worthless-carbon-credits-and-zombie-projects-increasing/

 

 ▶ COLONIALISM AND THE GREEN ECONOMY:  VILLAGERS DEFY PRESSURE TO FORFEIT FARMS FOR CARBON-OFFSET  http://truth-out.org/news/item/13763-colonialism-and-the-green-economy-the-truth-behind-the-biofuel-industry

 

21 February 2013 Redd-Monitor

 ▶ UN-REDD PLUS GETS AN "F" - BIODIVERSITY, COMMUNITIES AND FOREST CARBON CERTIFICATION. Until there is an agreement at the UNFCCC level on REDD, carbon credits from REDD projects can only be traded on voluntary markets. Buyers of these carbon credits rely on independent certification ...http://www.redd-monitor.org/?s=REDD+Plus+or+REDD+%E2%80%9CLight%E2%80%9D%3F+Biodiversity%2C+communities+and+forest+carbon+certification

 

July 8, 2013 The Africa Report

 ▶ BIG RED CARD FOR CALIFORNIA 'REDD' CARBON CREDIT CORPORATE FIX http://www.theafricareport.com/Columns/big-red-card-for-california-redd.html

 

May 21, 2013 redd-monitor.org - Chris Lan

 ▶ DEBATE: SHOULD CALIFORNIA CAP AND TRADE USE FORESTRY OFFSETS? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/05/21/debate-should-california-cap-and-trade-use-forestry-offsets/#more-13970

 

- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

 

           SEE MORE ON THE "CARBON CREDIT" CORPORATE DEBATE

                   http://www.redd-monitor.org/?s=carbon+credits

 

 

                                          =================

                                                          = 5 =

                                                   METHANE

                                           =================


Guardian, January 04, 2014
 ▶ METHANE PLUME OVER WESTERN US ILLUSTRATES CLIMATE COST OF GAS LEAKS  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/04/leaking-methane-gas-plume-us

 

                           THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION

                                 AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3221506918/the-shale-gas-fracking-revolution-an-environmental-nightmare

 

February 22, 2013 Spiegel Online

 ▶ SCIENTISTS WARN OF DANGER OF TRAPPED CARBON - MELTING PERMAFROST http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/new-science-research-shows-dangerous-carbon-lurking-in-permafrost-a-885052.html

July 22, 2013 Climate Central

 

ARCTIC'S BOREAL FORESTS, WHICH CONTAIN HUGE AMOUNTS OF BURIED CARBON, ARE BURNING AT AN UNPRECEDENTED RATE - NEW STUDY http://www.climatecentral.org/news/arctics-boreal-forests-burning-at-unprecedented-rate-16278

 

                                         --   WATCH --

                       March 3, 2013 The Energy Collective

                                 MELTING PERMAFROST

                          A CLIMATE CHANGE TIME BOMB

 http://theenergycollective.com/globalwarmingisreal/193961/permafrost-climate-change-time-bomb

 

 ▶ ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS, OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH' ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/6W97Mf

 

New Scientist

 ▶ MAJOR METHANE RELEASE IS ALMOST INEVITABLE http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23205-major-methane-release-is-almost-inevitable.html

 

 

                                       ====================

                                                    CHINA

                                     

                                          THE ONLY WAY OUT:

CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY & DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW http://sco.lt/51P1sH


                                        ====================

                                                    AUSTRALIA


                                                THE BIGGEST DRY

AUSTRALIAN PM WANTS TO FRY THE PLANET: GOVERNMENT IN GROSS CLIMATE DENIAL: FIRST COUNTRY IN WORLD TO ELIMINATE CARBON TAX http://sco.lt/6QEnEv

 

July 16, 2013 Guardian Environment
 ▶ FIXED, FLOATING OR BLOWN AWAY: PINNING DOWN AUSTRALIA'S CARBON PRICE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/16/fixed-floating-pinning-carbon-price

 

 July 4, 2013 Redd-Monitor.Org
  ▶ AUSTRALIA QUIETLY SHUTS DOWN THE KALIMANTAN CARBON FOREST PARTNERSHIP: "A LOT OF FUNDS SPENT AND VERY LITTLE PROGRESS"  http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/07/04/australia-shuts-down-the-kalimantan-forest-carbon-partnership-a-lot-of-funds-spent-and-very-little-progress/

 

                                       =====================


                      SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

                                            http://sco.lt/7T2vmT

 

Popular Resistance, December 26, 2014
HOW SOLAR POWER COULD SLAY THE FOSSIL FUEL EMPIRE BY 2030 https://www.popularresistance.org/how-solar-power-could-slay-the-fossil-fuel-empire-by-2030/

 

Pavan Sukhdev
 ▶  WILL 2013 BRING A NEW, SUSTAINABLE WORLD?  AN END TO CRONY CAPITALISM http://pavansukhdev.com/2013/01/05/will-2013-bring-a-new-sustainable-world/

                                                    

                                        ======================

                                                  OIL POLLUTION:

                                Google Images http://ow.ly/mouKN

                                          ======================

 

        OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB. 

                 THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

                                              http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

-▶ SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGINILAND WITH OIL SPILLS... AND GETS AWAY WITH IT.   WHO RESTORES THE ENVIRONMENT? http://sco.lt/7jKR3x

 

                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

  

                                                   --- WATCH ---

            "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                                  THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                          http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

 

 

                                       ======================

                                        GLOBAL NUCLEAR WASTE

 

  THE LONG, DANGEROUS HALF-LIFE OF STRONTIUM-90:  FUKUSHIMA AND CHERNOBYL http://sco.lt/8VNzcX

 

 ▶ THE LETHAL LEGACY OF AMERICA'S NUCLEAR WASTE http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/earth/inside-the-earth/nuclear-waste/

 

 March 11, 2013 New York Times
 ▶ NUCLEAR: IN SEARCH OF ENERGY MIRACLES: HOW MUCH FAITH SHOULD WE PUT IN BIG TECHNOLOGY FIXES TO SAVE THE WORLD?  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/science/in-search-of-energy-miracles.html?_r=0

 

                                    ========================

 

 Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

Rolling Stone, Bill McKibben, December 17, 2013
▶  OBAMA AND CLIMATE CHANGE: THE REAL STORY http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/obama-and-climate-change-the-real-story-20131217

 

 ▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY: COAL, OIL, FRACKING AWAY OUR PUBLIC LANDS: DESTROYING OUR BIODIVERSITY AND FORESTS http://sco.lt/7hcWET

 

Ecowatch, December 16, 2013
-▶  ALEC CALLS FOR 'GUERILLA WARFARE' IN WEAKENING CARBON EMISSIONS STANDARDS http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/16/alec-calls-for-guerilla-warfare-in-weakening-carbon-emissions-standards/

-▶  THE UNITED STATES OF ALEC http://sco.lt/4h5sBN

 

 Reuters, December 16, 2013
-▶  STATES URGE EPA TO ADOPT TOUGH, 'EARLY-ACTION' CARBON-CUTTING POLICIES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/16/epa-carbon-cutting_n_4451222.html?ir=Green&utm_campaign=121613&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-green&utm_content=Title

 

Common Dreams, November 7, 2013

-▶ BUSINESS-AS-USUAL CLIMATE SUMMIT:  DON'T TURN FARMERS INTO 'CLIMATE SMART' CARBON TRADERS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/07-10

-▶ Original Article: GRAIN November 7, 2013
 http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4811-climate-summit-don-t-turn-farmers-into-climate-smart-carbon-traders

 

Environmental Protection, November 06, 2013

-▶ WORLD METEROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION (WMO) REPORTS NEW RECORD HIGH IN GREENHOUSE GASES http://eponline.com/articles/2013/11/06/wmo-reports-new-record-high-for-greenhouse-gases.aspx

 

G-20 TO PHASE OUT SUPER GREENHOUSE GAS, FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES http://ens-newswire.com/2013/09/06/g-20-to-phase-out-super-greenhouse-gas-fossil-fuel-subsidies/

 

 ▶ GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT http://sco.lt/6Na6zJ

 

                                                       WATCH

       "ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS"

                                         Moyers and Company

                                            http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

 

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/8LsqbR

 

▶   GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

Yale Environment 360, September 25, 2014
   WORLD'S LARGEST COAL COMPANY PLANS BILLION-DOLLAR SOLAR PROJECT IN INDIA http://e360.yale.edu/digest/worlds_largest_coal_company_plans_billion-dollar_solar_project_in_india/4257/

 

                               ===========================

                                    NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS

                                ===========================

 

                                                 -- WATCH --

                          SOIL: OUR CLIMATE ALLY UNDERFOOT (4:26)

One of our biggest potential climate allies is directly under our feet: soil. Healthy, living soil has an enormous capacity to store carbon. In fact, carbon stored in soil accounts for roughly three times the amount stored in the atmosphere! Improving the health of degraded soil holds tremendous potential to mitigate climate change http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KamMRhlu9dA

 

 ▶ STUDY REVEALS POTENT CARBON-STORAGE POTENTIAL OF MAN-MADE WETLANDS  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Study_reveals_potent_carbon_storage_potential_of_manmade_wetlands_999.html

 

August 10, 2013 Euractive

 ▶ EUROPE'S FORESTS APPROACH CARBON 'SATURATION POINT' http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/europe-forests-run-capacity-abso-news-529850

 

June 26, 2013 Mongabay

 ▶ SMOKE OVER SUMATRA: WHY INDONESIA'S FIRES ARE A GLOBAL CONCERN.  Scientists estimate that during the Indonesian fires of 1997, between 0.81-2.67 gigatons of carbon were released into Earth’s atmosphere (Page et al 2002). This is comparable to 13-40% of the fossil fuels emitted globally that same year, catapulting Indonesia to be ranked the world’s third highest emitter of greenhouse gases (after China and the USA) according to some indices ... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0626-op-ed-miles-fisher.html

 

CGIAR Forests: DEFORESTATION EMISSIONS = BIG FACTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3567321526/deforestation-emissions-big-facts

 

                                                WATCH

                               "CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING"

          CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?

                                  http://sco.lt/5WgE0v

 

                                     ERADICATING ECOCIDE

     WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                        http://sco.lt/7ExcmX


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METHANE IS ABOUT 20 TIMES MORE POTENT IN WARMING THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE THAN CARBON DIOXIDE. FRACKING FOR NATURAL GAS RELEASES METHANE



Arctic News, May 31, 2015
ARCTIC METHANE SKYROCKETING http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2015/05/arctic-methane-skyrocketing.html


Independent, July 08, 2014

VAST METHANE 'PLUMES' SEEN IN ARCTIC OCEAN AS SEA ICE RETREATS. Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane -

A GREENHOUSE GAS 20 TIMES MORE POTENT THAN CARBON DIOXIDE  - have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region.... it’s strongly reminiscent of what is probably the worst possible climate scenario imaginable, a feedback loop so humongous and destructive that it would lead to runaway warming that makes today's runaway warming look tame by comparison. The last time this happened, it poisoned 90 percent of all life on earth with hydrogen sulfide gas, in a process described by paleontologist Peter Ward as "life killing itself off."... http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/vast-methane-plumes-seen-in-arctic-ocean-as-sea-ice-retreats-6276278.html

                                          ALSO ARTICLE

http://earthsky.org/earth/scientists-discover-vast-methane-plumes-escaping-from-arctic-seafloor


                                              --   WATCH --

                       March 3, 2013 The Energy Collective

                                 MELTING PERMAFROST

                          A CLIMATE CHANGE TIME BOMB

 http://theenergycollective.com/globalwarmingisreal/193961/permafrost-climate-change-time-bomb


Summit County Citizens Voice April 15, 2015
CLIMATE SCIENTISTS A LITTLE CLOSER TO UNDERSTANDING THE PERMAFROST-METHANE MELTDOWN PUZZLE http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/15/carbon-release-from-melting-permafrost-may-gradual/


RT News Climate, April 14, 2015

PERMAFROST 'CARBON BOMB' UNLIKELY BUT ARCTIC MELT DANGER RISING. Arctic’s frozen soil holds billions of tonnes of organic carbon – and global warming could speed its escape  - See more http://www.rtcc.org/2015/04/14/permafrost-carbon-bomb-unlikely-but-melt-danger-rising/


July 24, 2013 New Scientist
HUGE METHANE BELCH IN ARCTIC COULD COST $60 TRILLION http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23923-huge-methane-belch-in-arctic-could-cost-60-trillion.html#.UfDLLlPc-RQ


February 22, 2013 Spiegel Online

SCIENTISTS WARN OF DANGER OF TRAPPED CARBON - MELTING PERMAFROST http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/new-science-research-shows-dangerous-carbon-lurking-in-permafrost-a-885052.html

 

July 22, 2013 Climate Central

 ▶ ARCTIC'S BOREAL FORESTS, WHICH CONTAIN HUGE AMOUNTS OF BURIED CARBON, ARE BURNING AT AN UNPRECEDENTED RATE - NEW STUDY http://www.climatecentral.org/news/arctics-boreal-forests-burning-at-unprecedented-rate-16278

 

SummitVoice, August 05, 2014
INCREASE IN ARCTIC BOREAL FOREST WILDFIRES LIKELY TO HAVE BIG IMPACT ON CARIBOU HERDS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/08/05/climate-increase-in-arctic-wildfires-likely-to-have-big-impact-on-caribou-herds/


Guardian, July 24, 2014

RAPID ARCTIC THAWING COULD BE ECONOMIC TIME BOMB, SCIENTISTS SAY: Methane released by a thinning permafrost may trigger catastrophic climate change and cost the world $60tn http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jul/24/arctic-thawing-permafrost-climate-change

 

Alternet, July 04, 2014

THE GIANT METHANE MONSTER THAT CAN WIPE OUT THE HUMAN RACE: Underneath the frozen Arctic are 1,000 gigatons of the world's most deadly greenhouse gas http://www.alternet.org/environment/giant-methane-monster-lurking


New Scientist

-▶ MAJOR METHANE RELEASE IS ALMOST INEVITABLE   http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23205-major-methane-release-is-almost-inevitable.html


Phys.org, December 09, 2014
WARMER PACIFIC OCEAN COULD RELEASE MILLIONS OF TONS OF SEAFLOOR METHANE http://phys.org/news/2014-12-warmer-pacific-ocean-millions-tons.html


ScienceDaily, December 22, 2014
`METHANE IS LEAKING FROM PERMAFROST OFFSHORE SIBERIA

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141222111559.htm


DailyKoz, July 28, 2014
 ▶  "VAST METHANE PLUMES ESCAPING FROM THE SEAFLOOR" DISCOVERED IN SIBERIAN ARCTIC SEA http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/28/1317252/--Vast-methane-plumes-escaping-from-the-seafloor-discovered-in-Siberian-Arctic-Sea

 

Climate Progress, August 01, 2014
-▶  THE REALLY SCARY THING ABOUT THOSE JAW-DROPPING SIBERIAN CRATERS -- RAPIDLY ESCAPING METHANE INTO THE ATMOSPHERE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/01/3466466/siberian-craters-permafrost-climate-change/

 

 Nature News, July 31, 2014
-▶  MYSTERIOUS SIBERIAN CRATER ATTRIBUTED TO METHANE RELEASE Build-up and release of gas from thawing permafrost most probable explanation, says Russian team. http://www.nature.com/news/mysterious-siberian-crater-attributed-to-methane-1.15649


Washington Post, August 05, 2014
▶ SCIENTIST MAY HAVE CRACKED THE GIANT SIBERIAN CRATER MYSTERY -- MELTING PERMAFROST RELEASING METHANE GAS INTO ATMOSPHERE http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/05/scientists-may-have-cracked-the-giant-siberian-crater-mystery-and-the-news-isnt-good


The Guardian, February 06, 2015
THE KILLER LAKE: HOW DEADLY IS METHANE?  HOW AN EXPLODING LAKE BECAME AN ENERGY GOLDMINE FOR RWANDA http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/feb/06/killer-lake-kivu-gold-mine-rwanda


                                 ==============================


Climate Central, October 09, 2014
-▶ HUGE METHANE EMISSIONS 'HOT SPOT' IN U.S. DETECTED BY SATELLITE  http://www.climatecentral.org/news/huge-methane-emissions-hot-spot-in-u.s.-18156


Guardian, January 04, 2014
METHANE PLUME OVER WESTERN US ILLUSTRATES CLIMATE COST OF GAS LEAKS  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/04/leaking-methane-gas-plume-us


Phys.org, December 08, 2014
-▶ IS NATURAL GAS A 'BRIDGE' TO A HOTTER FUTURE? http://phys.org/news/2014-12-natural-gas-bridge-hotter-future.html


Climate Central, Aprl 15, 2014
HUGE METHANE LEAKS ADD DOUBT ON GAS AS 'BRIDGE' FUEL. Natural gas drilling (Fracking) could emit up to 1,000 times the methane previously thought, possibly significantly increasing the greenhouse gas footprint of the production of natural gas, the study shows. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/huge-methane-leaks-add-doubt-on-natural-gas-as-a-bridge-fuel-17309


             -THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION -

                          AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8qklOr


- ▶ HOW METHANE WRECKED OBAMA'S FRACKING GAMBIT. New science shows that thanks to methane leaks, gas won't work as a "bridge fuel." http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/methane-fracking-obama-climate-change-bill-mckibben


Center for Biological Diversity, July 29, 2014
TOP SCIENTISTS URGE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO USE ACCURATE ESTIMATES OF METHANE'S DANGEROUS CLIMATE EFFECTS http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/methane-07-29-2014.html

 

ClimateCentral, August 05, 2015
RESEARCH REPORT: DETERMINING METHANE LEAKS IS KEY TO CLIMATE GOALS http://www.climatecentral.org/news/climate-goals-priority-is-methane-leaks-17854


Real News One, June 10, 2014

-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/



                     AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

                   New Economic Perspectives, January 31, 2014
 ▶ ARE YOU GOING TO DETONATE THE WORLD'S LARGEST "CARBON BOMB"? http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2014/02/president-obama-going-detonate-worlds-largest-carbon-bomb.html

 

 

                                       =================

                                      FRACKING & METHANE

                                        =================


-▶ HOW A NEW STUDY SERIOUSLY CHALLENGES NATURAL GAS AS A CLEAN FOSSIL FUEL - METHANE GREENHOUSE GAS RISES http://sco.lt/7Ftflp

 

                                                USA LNG EXPORTS -

             FRIEND OR FOE? NATURAL GAS AS A CLEAN FOSSIL FUEL?

                                               http://sco.lt/51lCxl


                                    USA NATURAL GAS EXPORTS

           LEAVE A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEAN-UP

                                            http://sco.lt/6f9msr



Yale Environment 360,  August 16, 2014
- ▶ A NEW FRONTIER FOR FRACKING:  DRILLING NEAR THE ARCTIC CIRCLE  http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_new_frontier_for_fracking_drilling_near_the_arctic_circle/2794/


31 March 2013 Global Possibilities

-▶  LEAKAGES OF GAS IN PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS CAN LEAD TO HIGHER GREENHOUSE GAS LEVELS THAN BURNING OTHER FOSSIL FUEL LIKE COAL AND OIL http://www.globalpossibilities.org/new-study-exposes-how-natural-gas-isnt-the-clean-fossil-fuel-its-hyped-up-to-be-2/


ClimateProgress, July 26, 2014
-▶  EPA IS FAILING TO STOP METHANE LEAKS FROM PIPELINES, INSPECTOR GENERAL SAYS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/26/3464570/epa-inspector-general-methane-report/

 

 Softpedia, April 16, 2014
 -▶ SHALE GAS WELLS FEATURE MASSIVE METHANE LEVELS http://news.softpedia.com/news/Shale-Gas-Wells-Feature-Massive-Methane-Levels-437922.shtml


April 5, 2013 Mother Jones

-▶  FRACKERS LOSING $1.5 BILLION YEARLY TO METHANE LEAKS INTO ATMOSPHERE  http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/04/frackers-are-losing-15-billion-yearly-leaks


Bloomberg, August 06, 2014
-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-drilling.html


AmericaBlog New, July 27, 2014
▶   OBAMA LEASING MILLIONS OF GULF ACRE FOR OFFSHORE OIL & GAS DRILLING:  HIS WORDS DO NOT MATCH HIS DEEDS http://americablog.com/2014/07/obama-leasing-millions-gulf-acres-offshore-oil-gas-drilling.html

 



                                              ===========

                                                   ARCTIC

                                               ==========


    OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB. 

         THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

                                       http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


The Daily Beast, December 13, 2013
-▶ THE END OF THE ARCTIC? http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/13/the-end-of-the-arctic-ocean-could-be-ice-free-by-2015.html

 

Summit Voice, December 05, 2013
-▶ ARCTIC SCIENTIST RESIGNS AFTER BATTLING HIS OWN FEDERAL AGENCY OVER TRANSPARENCY AND SCIENTIFIC ETHICS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/05/environment-arctic-scientist-resigns-after-battling-his-own-federal-agency-over-transparency-and-scientific-ethics/

 

 August 2, 2013 Reuters

-▶ FISH DIE AS ALASKA TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/02/us-usa-heatwave-alaska-idUSBRE97118020130802

 

 National Geographic, July 30, 2014

16-FOOT WAVES MEASURED IN ARCTIC OCEAN WHERE THERE WAS ONCE ONLY ICE. wave action breaks up sea ice, allowing more sunlight to warm the ocean, it can trigger a cycle that leads to even less ice, more wind, and higher waves http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140730-arctic-wave-height-sea-ice-climate-change-science/

 

 ▶  AN ALARMING INSIGHT INTO OUR MELTING ICE GLACIERS AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR PLANET AND YOU. For the First Time in Human History We are Witnessing an Unprecedented Change to our Environment and Planet. Ice is far more sensitive to temperature changes than we thought and ice is melting twice as fast as a decade ago.

                                                    WATCH

                           OUR RADICALLY CHANGING PLANET

                            "EXTREME ICE" - UNPRECEDENTED

                                                 PBS Nova

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/extreme-ice.html

                                                    AND

                      http://video.pbs.org/video/1108763899/

 

                                                           WATCH
                                         "EXTREME ICE SURVEY"
Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss. 95% of glaciers in the world are either retreating or shrinking
                        http://www.ted.com/playlists/30/natural_wonder

 

                                                 ANIMATION

                                  April 24, 2013 Arctic News

-▶ ARCTIC SEA ICE MINIMUM VOLUME http://arctic-news.blogspot.dk/2013/04/arctic-sea-ice-animation.html

 

 

  August 1, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice
 -▶  WHAT IF ARCTIC SEA ICE DOESN'T FORM IN WINTER? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/08/01/climate-what-if-arctic-sea-ice-doesnt-form-in-winter/

 

November 5, 2013
▶  THIS IS WHAT EARTH WILL LOOK LIKE IF WE MELT ALL THE ICE  http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/what-earth-will-look-if-climate-change-melts-all-ice.html

National Geographic INTERACTIVE MAP http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/if-ice-melted-map

 

  4 TRILLION TONS OF ICE MELT RAISING SEA AT ALARMING RATE Journal "Science" Study: http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3533121273/4-trillion-tons-of-ice-melt-raising-seas-at-alarming-rate-journal-science-study

 

 August 4, 2013 Care2

 -▶ HOW TO DESTROY ALASKA IN 4 EASY STEPS: A U.S. GOVERNMENT HANDBOOK  http://www.care2.com/causes/destroy-alaska-in-4-easy-steps-a-u-s-government-handbook.html

 

 

-▶  POLAR BEARS 'MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE'  http://sco.lt/7JCUk5

 

Wildlife Promise, October 16, 2013
-▶  DWINDLING ARCTIC SEA ICE FORCES 10,000 WALRUSES ASHORE http://blog.nwf.org/2013/10/dwindling-arctic-sea-ice-forces-10000-walruses-ashore/

 

 -▶  70,000 CANADIAN SEAL "CULL" AKA "SLAUGHTER, WILL NOT REVIVE CANADA'S COD STOCKS http://sco.lt/4i4j33

 

Live Science, May 31, 2013
▶  ENCHANTING WHALE SONGS, STORIES OF A CHANGING ARCTIC http://www.livescience.com/37032-whales-reveal-arctic-changes.html

 

                                                         VIDEO
                                          National Geographic
          EXPLORING RUSSIA'S SPECTACULAR ARCTIC ISLANDS
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/magazine/ngm-franz-josef-land

 

                                         =====================

 

 Guardian, November 9, 2013

▶  IPCC CHAIRMAN: ARE WE PREPARED TO "PASS ON A LOUSY, SPOILT AND DEFILED PLANET? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ippc-pachauri-climate-change-spoilt-defiled-planet


 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014

-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html


 Albuquerque Journal,  April 05, 2014
▶  FOSSIL-FUEL MONEY MONEY DROWNING DEMOCRACY http://www.abqjournal.com/379429/opinion/fossilfuel-money-drowning-democracy.html

 

                      HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET?

                  UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS

                                              http://sco.lt/97hfX7

 

                                                         WATCH:

                                 'YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY"

                         Must See  Video:  Showtime Climate Series

                                             http://sco.lt/7NBCPh

 

IS "THREAT" ANOTHER PLOY FOR THE HIGHLY PROFITABLE, RADICAL GEOENGINEERING OF THE ARCTIC AND OUR CLIMATE? "Raining Chemicals From the Skies – Unregulated Climate Geoengineering" « The Natural Eye Project http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/raining-chemicals-from-the-skies-geoengineering/

 

                                                          VIDEO

                                   CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING:

               CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?

                                             http://sco.lt/5R121p

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US -- CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

               "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                          THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                    http://sco.lt/6OpdeT



                            FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION

                                       http://sco.lt/8mKlIP


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Live Science, February 12, 2015
WORST MEGADROUGHTS IN 1,000 YEARS THREATEN USA http://www.livescience.com/49794-megadrought-prediction-southwest-plains.html


The Economic Times, February 14, 2015
▶  U.S. SHOULD PREPARE FOR 'UNPRECEDENTED DROUGHT CONDITIONS' UNLIKE ANYTHING IN PAST 1,000 YEARS, SCIENTISTS WARN http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/environment/global-warming/us-should-prepare-for-unprecedented-drought-conditions-unlike-anything-in-past-1000-years-scientists-warn/articleshow/46244842.cms


LA Times, April 09, 2015
▶  CALIFORNIA FACES 'DUST BOWL'- LIKE CONDITIONS AMID HISTORIC DROUGHT http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-pc-california-dust-bowl-drought-20150409-story.html


Mother Jones, April 01, 2015
CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN ANNOUNCES  mandatory water restrictions  FOR FIRST TIME IN THE STATE'S HISTORY

http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/04/breaking-first-time-california-enforcing-water-restrictions


                                        CALIFORNIA DROUGHT

                                WORST IN RECORDED HISTORY

                                          http://sco.lt/4rmrQn


                            NASA VIDEO PROJECTED OUT TO 2075

                                        NASA, February 12, 2015
STUDY FINDS CARBON EMISSIONS COULD DRAMATICALLY INCREASE RISK OF U.S. MEGADROUGHTS  http://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/february/nasa-study-finds-carbon-emissions-could-dramatically-increase-risk-of-us/


Weather.com, March 20, 2015
MEGADROUGHT GROWING FOR UNITED STATES, CLIMATE MODELS SHOW http://www.weather.com/climate-weather/drought/news/megadrought-climate-map


                                                   VIDEO REPORT
                                             Newshour, April 13, 2015
HOW DRINKING WATER PIPES CAN ALSO DELIVER ELECTRIC POWER
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/drinking-water-pipes-can-also-deliver-electric-power/


▶  MEGA DROUGHTS AHEAD: WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS COULD BEGIN IN EIGHT YEARS  http://sco.lt/9MzxpJ


Washington Post, February 12, 2015
▶  A 'MEGADROUGHT' WILL GRIP U.S. IN THE COMING DECADES, NASA RESEARCHERS SAY http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/todays-drought-in-the-west-is-nothing-compared-to-what-may-be-coming/2015/02/12/0041646a-b2d9-11e4-854b-a38d13486ba1_story.html


New Scientist, February 12, 2015
▶  MEGA-DROUGHTS PREDICTED IN THE US WILL LAST DECADES http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26964-megadroughts-predicted-in-the-us-will-last-decades.html


Thomson Reuters Foundation,
"BUSINESS AS USUAL" WILL CREATE A THIRSTY PLANET IN 15 YEARS, SAYS UN http://www.trust.org/item/20150320040118-nb65r/?source=shtw


                                 FRACKING AWAY THE WATER:

REPORT WARNS OF DWINDLING WATER SUPPLY REACHING CRISIS POINT IN USA WESTERN STATES http://sco.lt/59iE3l



The Independent, September 15, 2014
▶  NO RAIN FOR DECADES:  STAND BY FOR THE 'MEGADROUGHTS', SCIENTISTS WARN http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/no-rain-for-decades-stand-by-for-the-megadroughts-scientists-warn-9732483.html


Reuters, March 24, 2015
CHILE SAYS DROUGHT HERE TO STAY, LAYS OUT PLAN TO ENSURE WATER http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/24/us-chile-drought-idUSKBN0MK2HJ20150324


Yahoo News, February 15, 2014
MORE THAN 140 BRAZILIAN CITIES RATION WATER http://news.yahoo.com/more-140-brazilian-cities-ration-water-165347577.html

 

                                                   IN PICTURES
                                       Al Jazeera, March 29, 2013
                             BRUTAL DROUGHT LINGERS IN BRAZIL

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2013/03/2013327134417357984.html


Mongabay, February 25, 2014
▶  IS BRAZIL'S EPIC DROUGHT A TASTE OF THE FUTURE? With more than 140 cities implementing water rationing, analysts warning of collapsing soy and coffee exports, and reservoirs and rivers running precipitously low http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0225-brazil-epic-drought.html


Reuters, February 11, 2015
▶  BRAZILIANS HOARD WATER, PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE DRASTIC RATIONING Brazilians are hoarding water in their apartments, drilling homemade wells and taking other emergency measures to prepare for forced rationing that appears likely and could leave taps dry for up to five days a week because of a drought.
In São Paulo, the country's largest city with a metropolitan area of 20 million people, the main reservoir is at just 6 percent of capacity with the peak of the rainy season now past.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/11/us-brazil-drought-idUSKBN0LF1YP20150211


Guardian Environment, September 15, 2014
▶  DROUGHT BITES AS AMAZON'S "FLYING RIVERS' DRY UP. Scientists say deforestation and climate change responsible for forests not producing vapour clouds that bring rain to Brazil, reports Climate News Network http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/15/drought-bites-as-amazons-flying-rivers-dry-up


Bloomberg, February 04, 2014
SAO PAULO BIGGEST WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM MAY RUN DRY WITHIN 45 DAYS. The system that provides half the drinking water to South America’s largest city, Sao Paulo, will run dry in 45 days if there’s no rain, amid the biggest drought on record http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-04/sao-paulo-biggest-water-supply-system-may-run-dry-within-45-days.html


Voice of America. February 26, 2014
▶  SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA ARE GRAPPLING WITH SOME OF THE DRIEST WEATHER THEY HAVE EVER SEEN http://www.voanews.com/content/malaysia-singapore-grapple-with-prolonged-dry-spell/1860091.html

 

 Live Science, February 19, 2014
▶  LARGEST LAKE IN IRAN AND ONE OF LARGEST SALTWATER LAKES ON PLANET IS DISAPPEARING - Shrunk more than 80% in past decade...http://www.livescience.com/43487-iran-lake-drying-up.html


Mail Online, January 21, 2014
CHINA'S LARGEST FRESHWATER LAKE, TWICE THE SIZE OF LONDON, COMPLETELY DRIES UP - WITH DISASTEROUS CONSEQUENCES http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2543513/Chinas-largest-freshwater-lake-twice-size-London-completely-dries-drought.html


Yale Environment 360,
-▶  CHINA'S GREAT DAM BOOM:  A MAJOR ASSAULT ON ITS RIVERS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/chinas_great_dam_boom_an_assault_on_its_river_systems/2706/

 

-▶  28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP IN CHINA  http://sco.lt/7paeFV


Climate Progress, January 31, 2014
-▶ WATER LEVELS OF THE MIDDLE EAST'S BIGGEST LAKE HAVE DROPPED 95 PERCENT IN TWO DECADES http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/31/3234381/iran-lake-unsalvageable/


Public Radio International, May 26, 2014
MEXICANS ARE DEALING WITH THE SAME DROUGHT AS THEIR NORTHERN NEIGHBORS, BUT WITH LESS WATER http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-05-26/mexicans-are-dealing-same-drought-their-northern-neighbors-less-water



Think Progress, January 28, 2014

THE GREAT LAKES GO DRY:  HOW ONE-FIFTH OF THE WORLD'S FRESH WATER IS DWINDLING AWAY http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/28/3193301/climate-change-draining-great-lakes/

 

Climate Progress, July 07, 2014
LAKE MEAD, AMERICA'S LARGEST RESERVOIR, TO REACH RECORD LOW THIS WEEK http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/07/3457127/lake-mead-lowest-point-ever/

 

Alternet, May 20, 2014

▶  TEXAS DROUGHT SPAWNING FIRES AND DUST-BOWL LIKE CONDITIONS. Some Texas communities have less than 90 days of water left. http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/texas-drought-spawning-fires-and-dust-bowl-conditions


New York Times, September 08, 2014
▶  MAPPING THE SPREAD OF DROUGHT ACROSS THE U.S. Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/mapping-the-spread-of-drought-across-the-us.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=0

                                   Thomson Reuters Foundation

                      SHOWCASE: WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE

           http://www.trust.org/spotlight/water-and-climate-change

 

 AlterNet, February 26, 2014
▶  HUMANITY HAS GOT TO COME TO GRIPS WITH THE WORLD'S FRESH WATER CRISIS http://www.alternet.org/saving-our-blue-future


Lake Scientist, February 21, 2014
▶  ALL DRIED UP:  FIVE DISAPPEARING LAKES http://www.lakescientist.com/dried-up-disappearing-lakes/

 

                        "THE LAST WALK FOR WATER" (11 min read)
Two weeks ago, charity: water founder Scott Harrison hiked nine hours into a remote village in northern Ethiopia. He spent five nights living with the community, hoping to learn more about a girl whose story he'd heard over a year ago. What follows isn't a typical charity: water story. There are no pictures of smiling children or clean water, and there's no happy ending yet. However, we believe it should be told as it illustrates the urgency of our work and the reality of the water crisis. https://medium.com/thoughts-from-the-third-sector/979160375b4a


VIDEO (10:00)
OUR FORESTS ARE DYING, ARE WE NEXT?
Trees are the terrestrial lungs of the planet, and they are dying all over the globe. Government agencies and mainstream media are not reporting on the unfolding cataclysm of this die off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPzix8TiHR8

 

Greenfudge, February 5, 2014

▶  ONE SLICE OF PIZZA = 42 GALLONS OF WATER http://www.greenfudge.org/2014/02/05/one-slice-of-pizza-42-gallons-of-water/


American Rivers, February 12, 2014

▶  RIVERS WORK BEST WHEN THEY'RE WET. The water supply system in the Colorado River Basin is near its breaking point. Despite an above normal snowpack in the Rockies, climate change and prolonged drought have sapped the once-vigorous Colorado River, threatening the water supply for 36 million people, 15% of the nation’s agriculture, and a $26 billion recreation economy. - See more at: http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/rivers-work-best-when-theyre-wet/#sthash.jLQdgH3h.dpuf

http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/rivers-work-best-when-theyre-wet/

 

DESALINATION PLANTS A PRICEY OPTION IF DROUGHT PERSISTS (AND LET'S HOPE THEY DON'T WRECK OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS TOO)

As the drought bakes its way toward a fourth year, the state has a string of secret weapons in the works that could supply millions of gallons of new drinking water and help stave off disaster: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Desalination-plants-a-pricey-option-if-drought-5239096.php


                             WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                  THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS

                                        http://sco.lt/8eupSj

 

 ▶  NASA STUDY:  GLOBAL WARMING MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF EXTREME RAINFALL AND DROUGHT http://sco.lt/8I3aTJ

 

Guardian Environment, February 8, 2014
WHY GLOBAL WATER SHORTAGES POSE THREAT OF TERROR AND WAR: U.S. INTELLIGENCE  From California to the Middle East, huge areas of the world are drying up and a billion people have no access to safe drinking water. US intelligence is warning of the dangers of shrinking resources and experts say the world is 'standing on a precipice'  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/09/global-water-shortages-threat-terror-war

 

 EPICr

FIVE MUST SEE WATER INFOGRAPHICS http://epicr.com/2010/11/five-must-see-water-infographics/

 

HuffPost Green, December 04, 2014
THESE 11 U.S. CITIES MAY COMPLETELY RUN OUT OF WATER SOONER THAN YOU THINK http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/04/water-shortage_n_4378418.html

 

                                                   SHORT VIDEO                                  

                                        Easy Branches, January 18, 2014
                                       HOW MUCH WATER IS IN A CLOUD?

How do clouds defy gravity when they are full of water? Just how much water is in a cloud? The startling science behind clouds which are all too often taken for granted... http://news.easybranches.com/news/1679632.html

 

                                     FOSTERING A WATER CULTURE

Harvesting Rainwater, July 13, 2013

▶  ON THE WATER CULTURE OF THE NAXI PEOPLE OF YUNNAN, CHINA http://rainwaterharvesting.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/on-the-naxi-water-culture/


▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, MASS EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING AS OUR WORLD MELTS  http://sco.lt/7KDmGv


Care 2, March 1, 2013

▶  2012 BROUGHT EXTREME HEAT AND DROUGHT.  BUT THAT'S NOTHING TO WHAT'S AROUND THE CORNER

    2012 was the hottest year on record in the United States. Widespread drought, wildfires and extreme heat affected human health and caused food prices to skyrocket. According to new research out of Columbia University, however, last year’s heat wave may be nothing compared to what’s just around the corner.

    Researchers at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory predict that a megadrought, the likes of which haven’t been experienced since the 12th century, could hit planet Earth within the next eight years, and it might never leave [PDF]. The cause? According to scientists, this drought will be brought on by “anthropogenic radiative forcing”, also known as ‘stronger-than-normal greenhouse warming caused by climate pollution’.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/were-on-the-brink-of-the-worst-drought-in-1000-years.html#ixzz2qnnyz1Xj

 

Guardian Environment, February 04, 2014
-▶  RIVERS RUN DRY AS CORRUPTION CLAIMS SURROUND ROMANIA'S HYDROPOWER BOOM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/04/romania-hydropower-illegality-claims-green-tariffs


 August 7, 2013 Project Syndicate, Brahma Chellaney

-▶  THE BATTLE FOR WATER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/why-water-is-becoming-the-new-oil-by-brahma-chellaney

 

 The World Post, January 16, 2014

 ▶  AUSTRALIAN HONEYBEES UNABLE TO MAKE HONEY: THEIR HIVES ARE MELTING AS TEMPERATURES SOAR http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/australian-honeybees-unable-to-make-honey_b_4670475.html

 

                                                       VIDEOS:

                                        AUSTRALIA BURNING

                          Australia bushfires rage out of control

                                              http://sco.lt/7otlxZ


BreakingViews, February 04, 2014
▶  WATER FIGHT: SMOG OBSCURES LOOMING WATER RISK FOR CHINA: THE NEVER-ENDING THIRST OF FOSSIL FUELS....MINING, COAL... http://www.breakingviews.com/smog-obscures-looming-water-risk-for-china/21129863.article

 

                                                        WATCH

                    "BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS" (1:29:42)

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKcf-RBHirw

 

The Guardian, October 30, 2013
- ▶  BLUE-GOLD INVESTING: COMMODIFICATION OF CRITICAL WATER MAY OUT-PRICE THE POOR http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/water-access-commodity-human-rights


 

                     WATER PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC SERVICES

                       LIMITING ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION

                                         http://sco.lt/7Btkun

 

June 15, 2013 NPR

-▶ WATER WARS: WHO CONTROLS THE FLOW? http://www.npr.org/2013/06/15/192034094/rivers-run-through-controversies-over-who-owns-the-water?ft=1&f=1025

 

                                                     WATCH 

                         BOTTLED LIFE:  THE BUSINESS WITH WATER

                                           http://sco.lt/7hedEH


 -▶  RESTORING RIVERS:  THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5tVYLB

 

MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5JvEi9

 

                                                  VIDEO (16:00)
                                         Yale Environment 360
                                      WHEN THE WATER ENDS
                                         Africa’s Climate Conflicts
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/when_the_water_ends_africas_climate_conflicts/2331/

 

 OnEarth, January 6, 2014

AQUIFER ALERT: Stretching across eight U,S states, the Ogallala aquifer is the lifeblood of agriculture on the Great Plains. But can it survive a future of drought, pollution, and pipelines? ... Underlying almost 175,000 square miles in eight states, the aquifer sustains nearly one-fifth of all wheat, corn, cotton, and cattle production in the United States. But several years of drought and decades of intensive crop irrigation have left it seriously depleted http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/01/so-what-exactly-is-an-aquifer-we-explain


                                            ================

                                             CLIMATE CHANGE

                                            ================


                                                      VIDEO 4:00

                         THE EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS VISUALIZED

                                              http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

Daily Kos, February 01, 2014
▶ CLIMATE 2013: 100 STORIES (ILLUSTRATED)  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/01/1274177/-Climate-2013-100-Stories-Illustrated#


YES Magazine, January 3, 2014
▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change


 Science Daily, January 19, 2014
GET USED TO HEAT WAVES:  EXTREME EL NINO EVENTS TO DOUBLE DUE TO GREENHOUSE GAS WARMING - MASSIVE CHANGES IN GLOBAL RAINFALL GLOBAL RAINFALL PATTERNS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140119142454.htm

 

NASA STUDY:  GLOBAL WARMING MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF EXTREME RAINFALL AND DROUGHT http://sco.lt/8I3aTJ

 

                                                         VIDEO
                               HuffPost Green, January 25, 2014
NASA GRAPHIC SHOWS SIX TERRIFYING DECADES OF GLOBAL WARMING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/25/nasa-global-warming-graphic-six-decades_n_4666447.html

 

 Business Week, January 17, 2014
  -▶ EXTREME WEATHER WREAKING HAVOC ON FOOD AS FARMERS SUFFER http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-01-16/farmers-worldwide-suffer-extreme-weather-wreaking-havoc-on-food

 

Guardian, John Vidal, September 27, 2013

▶  IS THE IPCC RIGHT ON CLIMATE CHANGE?  JUST ASK THE WORLD FARMERS IN AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/27/ipcc-climate-change-world-farmers

 

▶  HUMANITY WHOLLY UNPREPARED FOR ABRUPT CLIMATE IMPACT, WARNS REPORT. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/04-1


                                            A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                 "Extreme Ice"

                        Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                 http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

Transition Network and Post Carbon Institute

▶  NEW REPORT: "CLIMATE AFTER GROWTH" - WE HAVE ENTERED AN ERA OF "NEW NORMALS" – THE IMPLICATIONS ARE PROFOUND http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-10/new-report-climate-after-growth

 

Climate Progress, January 28, 2014
24 U.S. HOUSE REPUBLICAN JUST VOTED TO DENY THE REALITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/28/3215971/house-members-deny-climate-change/

 

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://sco.lt/8G99Av


July 26, 2013 Climate Progress
 -▶ MANY SPECIES WILL HAVE TO EVOLVE 10,000 TIMES FASTER TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2294101/many-species-will-have-to-evolve-10000-times-faster-to-adapt-to-climate-change-study-finds/?mobile=nc

 

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE ALREADY HAVING MAJOR EFFECTS ON ECOSYSTEMS AND SPECIES http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3912923984/climate-change-already-having-major-effects-on-ecosystems-and-species

 

April 22, 2013 MSN News
KEYSTONE SPECIES' LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse

 

Climate Progress, January 31, 2014

DENIAL FOR PROFIT: NESTLE CEO:  LET GOD HANDLE GLOBAL WARMING http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/31/3233481/nestle-climate-denier-god/


September 12, 2013 Rolling Stone
▶  UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE REPORT: 

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTISTS WARN CLIMATE DENIERS ARE ENABLING EARTH'S SUICIDE - GLOBAL WARMING IS VERY REAL: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warming-is-very-real-20130912

 

▶  FRYING ON PLANET EARTH: WILDFIRES CONSUMING OUR FORESTS & ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM http://sco.lt/8LXukr

 

ABRUPT CLIMATE DISASTER THREAT RAISES CALL FOR EARLY WARNING SYSTEM http://sco.lt/5iaoSH

 

                                      THE COMING RECKONING
                                  Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

Treehugger, December 09, 2013
GLOBAL WARMING IMPACTS ON MENTAL HEALTH http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/global-warming-impacts-our-mental-health.html

 

-▶  GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT  http://sco.lt/7WJayH


 ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

                                                       VIDEO
                    CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST AT GREAT RISK

         THE LARGEST INTACT FOREST ECOSYSTEM ON THE PLANET

                                          http://sco.lt/6px3jN

 


 March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

▶  THICH NHAT HANH - MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_maybe_in_100_years_there_will_be_no_more_humans_on_the_planet.html

 

                                                PRICING CARBON

      A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                                http://sco.lt/5BKyfp

 

                                          DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

                               BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                 Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                              http://sco.lt/6zxQWX


                                               WATCH - FILM

                                      The Story - BOTTLED LIFE –

               THE TRUTH ABOUT NESTLE'S BUSINESS WITH WATER

                                          http://sco.lt/5pAmtl

 

August 3, 2013 Guardian

-▶  THE WATER COMPANIES AND THE FOUL STENCH OF EXPLOITATION: The privatisation of water is a story of greed, incompetence and fleecing the public http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/03/water-industry-exploitation-pollution

 

Climate and Capitalism, December 08, 2013
▶  CLIMATE POLITICS MUST BE AS RADICAL AS THE CRISIS: THIS RACE TO WRECK AND POISON THE EARTH FOR PROFIT IS SUICIDAL http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/08/climate-politics-must-be-radical-as-crisis/

 

OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL: FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL  http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 


 ▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

 ▶  AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T (CAN'T_ SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5OhJZp

 

-▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://sco.lt/6S9nGb

 

 

▶   OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT - UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7C0zyb


                               ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH:

ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7Sfb6H


                                      WORLD WATER DAY 2015
                                   Water For A Sustainable World
http://www.trust.org/spotlight/World-Water-Day-2015/?source=dpagerelspot


                                    UN WORLD WATER DAY 2015
             http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/features/all/en/

 

 

THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/95LXpR

 

 

 ▶  GLOBAL WARMING:  WELCOME TO THE AGE OF MANKIND (AND A POLLUTED PLANET) http://sco.lt/7D1oGX


                                                 VIDEO:

                            "CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING"

          CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?

                                  http://sco.lt/5WgE0v


              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWERFUL REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

Climate Progress, October 3, 2013
▶  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BIGGEST FREE TRADE AGREEMENT EVER AND HOW IT AFFECTS CLIMATE CHANGE  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/03/2712961/biggest-free-trade-agreement-climate/

 

 

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 3. UN WATER http://www.unwater.org/

 4. UN WATER GLOBAL WATER ISSUES https://www.un.org/en/globalissues/water/


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THE ONLY WAY OUT: China To Prioritize Environment Over Economy & Development In Revised Law

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The Climate Group, March 03, 2014

-▶ ECO-CIVILIZATION:  CHINA'S BLUEPRINT FOR A NEW ERA, PDF

 Eco-civilization: China's blueprint for a new era, provides international readers with an overview of key policy guidelines and priorities the country’s new leadership will adopt, focusing on its pioneering low carbon ‘eco-civilization’ concept, which will have a profound impact on China’s future economy. This is the first time that eco-civilization has been elevated to such a high-level, not only in parallel with, but also cutting across economic, political, cultural, and social systems. http://www.theclimategroup.org/_assets/files/China-Ecocivilisation.pdNRDC, April 24, 2014


-▶ CHINA'S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAW AMENDMENTS A GAME CHANGER http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/bfinamore/new_weapons_in_the_war_on_poll.html


HuffingtonPost (Reuters)April 15, 2014

▶  CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development. While some details of the fourth draft are still under discussion, it has been agreed that the principle of prioritising the environment above the economy will be enshrined in law, according to scholars who have been involved in the process. The fourth draft is due to be completed within weeks. ...http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/china-expected-to-elevate-environment_n_5150010.html


                                             UNEP April 22, 2015
           ESTABLISHING  CHINA'S GREEN FINANCIAL SYSTEM

                  REPORT OF THE GREEN FINANCE TASK FORCE

The report is the outcome of a Green Finance Task Force which was tasked to develop policy, regulatory and market-innovations to better align China's financial system with the needs of green industry and sustainable development. The report recommends the development of financial institutions specialized in green lending and investment. http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=26802&ArticleID=34981&l=en


Climate News Network, March 29, 2015
-▶ CHINA RAMPS UP THE RHETORIC ON CLIMATE CHANGE “We must promote the idea of nature, and emphasise climate security.....we must respect nature and live in harmony with it”...   http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/china-ramps-up-the-rhetoric-on-climate-change/


Sydney Morning Herald, April 20, 2015
-▶ CHINA AND OTHER BIG EMITTERS CHALLENGE AUSTRALIA OVER ITS CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/china-and-other-big-emitters-challenge-australia-over-its-climate-change-policies-20150419-1mnqt3.html


TreeHugger, March 27, 2015
-▶ POLLUTION WAS JUST TOO MUCH:  BEIJING TO CLOSE ITS LAST REMAINING COAL PLANT NEXT YEAR http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/pollution-just-too-much-beijing-close-its-last-remaining-coal-plant-next-year.html


CleanTechnica, March 14, 2015
-▶ CHINA INTRODUCES 70% SOLAR SUBSIDY FOR THE POOR http://cleantechnica.com/2015/03/14/china-introduces-70-solar-subsidy-poor/


Treehugger, January 24, 2014
▶   CHINA ADDED MORE SOLAR CAPACITY IN 2013 THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY EVER HAS IN A SINGLE YEAR http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/china-added-more-solar-capacity-2013-any-other-country-ever-has-single-year.html


NationOfChange, OpEd, March 01, 2015
-▶ CHINA ACCELERATES INTO THE FUTURE, RACING PAST AMERICA http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/03/01/china-accelerates-into-the-future-racing-past-america/


Washington Post, December 07, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL-FUEL LOBBYISTS, BOLSTERED BY GOP WINS, WORK TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL RULES http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fossil-fuel-lobbyists-bolstered-by-gop-wins-work-to-curb-environmental-rules/2014/12/07/3ef05bc0-79b9-11e4-9a27-6fdbc612bff8_story.html


                                            VIDEO REPORT

                     NHK WORLD - English, December 11, 2014
            NEW NORMAL TO BE LOGIC OF CHINA'S FUTURE GROWTH http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20141212_19.html


South China Morning Post, July 04, 2014

-▶ CHINA BOLSTERS ITS LEGAL FIGHT AGAINST POLLUTERS AND ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE:  NEW TRIBUNAL TO REVIEW ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUITS http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546086/new-tribunal-review-environmental-lawsuits-and-offer-advice-lower-courts


National Geographic, January 22, 2014

-▶  HOW MUCH IS THE U.S. TO BLAME FOR "MADE-IN-CHINA" POLLUTION? http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/01/140122-made-in-china-pollution-from-exports/


Climate Group, March 05, 2015
-▶ CHINA PREMIER LI KEQIANG VOWS TO CRACK DOWN ON CLIMATE LAWS AND POLLUTION http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-premier-li-keiqiang-vows-to-crack-down-on-climate-laws-and-pollution


IB Times, August 20, 2014
-▶ CHINA'S 'WAR ON POLLUTION' SEES COAL DROP FOR FIRST TIME IN CENTURY http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/chinas-war-pollution-sees-coal-drop-first-time-century-1461869


OnEarth, November 23, 2014
-▶ HOW CHINA PLANS TO TOP OUT COAL USE BY 2O20 http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/coal-tural-revolution


Scientific American, March 18, 2015
-▶ COAL BOOM TOWNS FADE AS CHINA DECLARES WAR ON POLLUTION. The streets of this northwestern Chinese city were once packed with Ferraris, BMWs and other luxury cars. Now, they are all gone. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/coal-boomtowns-fade-as-china-declares-war-on-pollution/


Mongabay, August 19, 2014
 -▶ CHINA PLEDGES $275 BILLION OVER 5 YEARS TO CUT RECORD AIR POLLUTION  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0819-hance-china-air-pollution.html


The Guardian, January 07, 2015
-▶ CHINA ENCOURAGES ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS TO SUE POLLUTERS. Groups that work to fight polluters judicially will gain special status and have court fees reduced, Supreme People’s Court says

 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/07/china-encourages-environmental-groups-to-sue-polluters


Yahoo News, June 12, 2014
▶  CHINA POLLUTION ARRESTS RISE AS BEIJING PUSHES GREEN AGENDA http://news.yahoo.com/china-pollution-arrests-rise-beijing-pushes-green-agenda-171824564.html


HuffPost Green, December 23, 2014
▶  CHINESE AUTHORITIES CRACK DOWN ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND POLLUTION CRIME http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/24/china-environmental-crime_n_6375290.html


Resource Efficient Business, January 08, 2015
-▶ CHINESE PUBLIC NOW LEGALLY REQUIRED TO RECYCLE http://www.rebnews.com/news/recycling/chinese_public_legally_required_recycle.html


FastCoExist, August 26, 2014
▶  IN BEIJING YOU CAN PAY FOR TRAIN RIDES WITH PLASTIC BOTTLES.
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034720/in-beijing-you-can-pay-for-train-rides-with-plastic-bottles


-▶ NEW CHINESE "GREEN HEALTH CITY" WILL BE A SUSTAINABLE PROTOTYPE FOR THE WORLD. Designers say limiting fossil fuel use will aid quick healing for those who have been ill or injured http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/06/new-chinese-city-goes-green-for-the-health-benefits/


World Post, March 27, 2015
-▶ AMID POLLUTION PROBLEMS, CHINA'S HEALTH FOOD INDUSTRY BLOSSOMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/27/china-health-food_n_6958390.html


The World Economic Forum, July 25, 2014

-▶ HOW CHINA BECAME A CLIMATE LEADER http://forumblog.org/2014/07/china-climate-leader-sustainable-development/


RTCC Newswire, May 20, 2014
-▶ UN SEC. GEN, BAN KI-MOON:  CHINA MUST LEAD FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/20/ban-ki-moon-china-must-offer-global-climate-leadership/


Huffington Post Green, April 23, 2014  

EU CLIMATE HEAD URGES CHINA TO TAKE LEAD ON INTERNATIONAL FIGHT AGAINST WARMING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/china-take-lead-on-climate-change_n_5196614.html


The Ecologist, November 19, 1014
-▶ CHINA LEADS THE WORLD IN GREEN ENERGY -- DESPITE U.S. GOP SENATE LEADER 'DO NOTHING' CLAIMS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2639170/china_leads_the_world_in_green_energy_despite_us_senate_leader_do_nothing_claims.html


September 04, 2014 Mother Jones,
▶ CHINA JUST GOT SERIOUS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING.  NOW WE'RE OUT OF EXCUSES http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/china-climate-change-carbon-market


TruthOut, February 23, 2015
▶   NEW SILK ROADS:  THE CHINESE VISION OF A BRAVE NEW (TRADE) WORLD . Beijing is fast closing the gap on Washington in terms of intellectual and economic firepower - and yet its global investment offensive has barely begun http://truth-out.org/news/item/29239-new-silk-roads-and-the-chinese-vision-of-a-brave-new-trade-world


▶   CHINA BECOMING AN IT GIANT : A GROWING NEW GLOBAL MODEL FOR CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/5szR21


Greentech Media, November 25, 2014
▶   CAN CHINA GET 40% OF ITS ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES BY 2040?  http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Can-China-Get-40-of-Its-Electricity-From-Renewables-by-2040


                                                       WATCH
                        2011 Academy Award Documentary Nominee
                                     by : Yale Environment 360
                                "THE WARRIORS OF QIUGANG

Like many villages in China’s industrial heartland, Qiugang — a hamlet of nearly 1,900 people in Anhui province — has long suffered from runaway pollution from nearby factories. In Qiugang’s case, three major enterprises with little or no pollution controls churned out chemicals, pesticides, and dyes, turning the local river black, killing fish and wildlife, and filling the air with foul fumes that burned residents’ eyes and throats and sickened children. in 2007, Qiugang’s residents did something about it. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_warriors_of_qiugang_a_chinese_village_fights_back/2358/



MAY 22 ,2013   Grist

 ▶ CHINA HAS PROPOSED FIRM LIMITS ON GREEN-HOUSE-GAS EMISSIONS -- SERIOUSLY WEAKENING ONE OF THE U.S.'S GO-TO EXCUSES FOR CLIMATE INACTION ... http://grist.org/news/could-a-chinese-carbon-cap-pave-the-way-for-a-global-climate-deal/


Triple Pundit, November 13, 2014
▶  CHINA'S 20% RENEWABLES COMMITMENT A CHALLENGE TO U.S. UTILITIES, China’s massive commitment to renewable energy will create economies of scale that will shatter current price levels around the world. Its success will bring to scale the technologies and processes required to integrate renewable energy into an electrical grid. China is on a path that will push the U.S. electric utility industry over a renewable energy cliff. http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/11/chinas-20-renewable-energy-commitment-challenges-u-s-electric-utility-industry/


November 12, 2014, France 24 TV,
-▶ CHINA AND USA AGREE TO TARGET EMISSIONS PEAK 'AROUND 2030' http://www.france24.com/en/20141112-china-agrees-target-emissions-peak-around-2030-white-house/


                                                 PHOTOS

                           Mother Jones, November 19, 2014
THESE STUNNING PHOTOS SHOW CHINA'S DAILY ONSLAUGHT OF TOXIC SMOG  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/11/photo-daily-beijing-china-air-crisis-weibo-climate


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                                          POLLUTION CONTROLS

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Reuters, May 26, 2014

-▶ CHINA TO SCRAP MILLIONS OF CARS IN ANTI-POLLUTION PUSH http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/26/us-china-pollution-idINKBN0E60AZ20140526


TakePart, June 27, 2014

-▶ MEGA SKYSCRAPERS THAT EAT POLLUTION ARE COMING TO CHINA. The smog-choked nation is coming up with innovative solutions to its air-quality problem... http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/27/mega-skyscrapers-eat-pollution-are-coming-china

 

Business Green, July 14, 2014
-▶ CHINESE GOVERNMENT WANT 30 PERCENT OF STATE CARS TO BE LOW CARBON BY 2016 http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2355078/china-wants-30-per-cent-of-state-cars-to-be-low-carbon

 

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, April 24, 2014
▶  CHINA'S POLLUTION POLICE ARE WATCHING:  HANGZHOU AND OTHER CITIES HAVE DECLARED WAR ON DIRTY CARS AND TRUCKS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-24/chinas-pollution-police-are-watching

 

Mining.com, July 12, 2014
-▶ BEIJING TAKES AIR POLLUTION BY THE HORNS, IMPOSES USE OF CLEAN COAL http://www.mining.com/beijing-takes-air-pollution-by-the-horns-imposes-use-of-clean-coal-93130/


                                               VIDEO REPORT
                             PBS Newshour, November 28, 2014
CAN A RETURN TO BUDDHIST VALUE OFFER CHINA A GREENER PATH? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/can-buddhist-values-offer-non-religious-china-a-greener-path/


The Guardian, November 28, 2014
-▶ AHEAD OF THE GAME : THE CHINESE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION AIM TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2014/nov/28/chinese-scientific-revolution-tackle-climate-change


New Scientist, December 16, 2014
-▶ "GREAT GREEN WALL" HELPS CHINA TACKLE DESERTIFICATION: China has planted a "Great Green Wall" of trees across the north of the country in a bid to prevent the spread of the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts -- and the strategy appears to be working. "Vegetation has improved and dust storms have decreased significantly in the Great Green Wall region, compared with other areas," says Minghong Tan of Beijing's Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429994.900-great-wall-of-trees-keeps-chinas-deserts-at-bay.html#.VJA1WsaHenj


The Climate Group, August 20, 2014
 -▶ CHINA'S CLEAN REVOLUTION II: OPPORTUNITIES FOR A LOW CARBON FUTURE. This report shows that in an incredibly short space of time China has taken the lead in the race to develop and commercialize a range of low carbon technologies. http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/publications/Chinas-Clean-Revolution-II-Opportunities-for-a-low-carbon-future


The Climate Group, September 04, 2014
▶ CHINA WILL LAUNCH WORLD'S BIGGEST CARBON MARKET IN 2016. China will launch its eagerly awaited national Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in 2016. Once implemented, this market for carbon permit trading will become the biggest in the world, helping the largest greenhouse emitting nation to axe pollution. http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-will-launch-worlds-biggest-carbon-market-in-2016/


-▶  COULD A CHINESE CARBON CAP PAVE THE WAY FOR A GLOBAL CLIMATE DEAL? http://sco.lt/7knIW1


Huffington Post Green, September 21, 2013
-▶ NEW COAL-FIRED PLANTS BAN TO TAKE PLACE IN BEJING, SHANGHAI AND GUANGZHOU   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/coal-fired-plants-ban-china_n_3914703.html


May 29, 2013 Huffington Post Green
 ▶ A FIVE-PART STRATEGY TO CAP AND CUT CHINA'S COAL CONSUMPTION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-a-finamore/a-five-part-strategy-to-c_b_3353230.html


Bloomberg, November 21, 2014
-▶ CHINA PLANS TO SLOW ENERGY CONSUMPTION INCREASE BY 28% BY 2020 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-19/china-plans-to-slow-energy-consumption-increase-to-28-by-2020.html


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                                                           SOLAR

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Monetary Realism, June 05, 2014

  -▶ CHINA LAUGHED WHEN IT SAW HOW CHEAP SOLAR COULD BE  http://ow.ly/yhOTD


The Climate Group, September 03, 2014
 -▶ CHINA LEADS THE WORLD'S NEW RENEWABLE ENERGY RECORD  http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-leads-the-new-renewable-global-records/


Bloomberg, August 07, 2014
 -▶ CHINA ADDS SOLAR CAPACITY EQUAL TO AUSTRALIA'S ENTIRE SUPPLY OF POWER IN 2013 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/china-add-australia-sized-solar-capacity-in-energy-push.html

 

The Climate Group, May 20, 2014
-▶ CHINA ANNOUNCES NEW 70 GW SOLAR TARGET, PLANTS TO TRIPLE INSTALLED SOLAR CAPACITY BY 2017 http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-announces-new-70gw-solar-target-plans-to-triple-installed-solar-capacity-by-2017/

 

Earth Policy Institute, June 16, 2014
SOLAR POWER:  CHINA LEADS WORLD TO SOLAR POWER RECORD IN 2013 In the last two years, countries around the world have added almost as much new solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity as had been added since the invention of the solar cell. Nearly 38,000 megawatts of PV came online in 2013, a new annual record. In all, the world’s installed PV generating capacity is now close to 140,000 megawatts—enough to power each home in Germany. Falling costs and effective policies continue to drive tremendous growth in solar power. http://www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C47/solar_power_2014

 

 The Star Online, May 26, 2014
   ▶ CHINA HOTEL A SHOWCASE FOR GREEN SOLAR ENERGY http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Environment/2014/05/26/China-hotel-a-showcase-for-Yingli-Green-Energy/


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Guardian Environment, October 17, 2014
 -▶ CHINA TEST OUTRIGHT LOGGING BAN IN STATE FORESTS. A shift towards forest conservation, rather than utilisation http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/17/china-tests-outright-logging-ban-in-state-forests


The Dodo, May 08, 2014
-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP IVORY POACHING https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html


The Guardian, December 20, 2014
▶   10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CHINA IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE ENVIRONMENT  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/dec/20/10-china-latin-america-environment


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                                       CHINA'S GENERATION GREEN
                 Waste, Food Safety, Pollution & The China Dream

This series is about the generation that has inherited the waste, and a few members of that generation who are openly and actively trying to change the trajectory of the country to avoid disaster. Toronto Star, http://projects.thestar.com/chinas-generation-green/


  ▶  HOW CHINA'S YOUNG IDEALISTS ARE TURNING TO THE SOIL

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/04/25/students-pining-for-good-old-days-of-chairman-mao-choose-hippie-commune-over-chinas-economic-rat-race/


One Green Planet, December 18, 201`4
-▶ CHINA TO RECOGNIZE 'ANIMAL WELFARE' FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MILESTONE LAW CHANGE http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/china-to-recognize-animal-welfare-for-the-first-time-in-milestone-law-change/


Science AAAS, May 2, 2014
▶  CHINESE SCIENCE TO GET WITH THE GLOBAL PROGRAM FOR OPEN ACCESS AND MORE RIGOROUS EVALUATION AND PEER REVIEW http://news.sciencemag.org/asiapacific/2014/05/chinese-science-get-global-program


Guardian Environment, December 20, 2014
▶  10 THING TO KNOW ABOUT CHINA, LATIN AMERICA AND THE ENVIRONMENT. New book argues Chinese firms’ presence in Latin America focuses on the most environmentally-damaging sectors

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/dec/20/10-china-latin-america-environment


Solar Daily, April 21, 2014

▶  CHINA LOOKS TOWARD GREENER ENERGY FUTURE. Chinese Premier Li Kegiang said it was time for policymakers to "wage a war" against pollution by embracing greener energy policies... http://www.solardaily.com/reports/China_looks_toward_greener_energy_future_999.html

 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
▶  PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL

http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/


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                                                 MORE ON

                                        CHINA'S POLLUTION

                                        ===================


     WHY IS CHINA SHIFTING QUICKLY TO FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENT?

                                  REACHING THE POINT OF "NO CHOICE"


                                                  February 08, 2015
                                           23 SHOCKING PHOTOS

REVEAL HOW BAD CHINA'S POLLUTION PROBLEM HAS BECOME

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2X2ySK/1DcROUT@y:HaJBFbJH/www.earthporm.com/23-shocking-photos-reveal-bad-chinas-pollution-problem-become


Wall Street Journal, March 02, 2015
-▶  POLLUTION DOCUMENTARY 'UNDER THE DOME' BLANKETS CHINESE INTERNET - EDUCATING PUBLIC  http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/03/02/pollution-documentary-under-the-dome-blankets-chinese-internet/

                                                           VIDEO

                                                February 06, 2015
POLLUTION IN CHINA "APOCALYPTIC: - RENEWABLE ENERGY IS ONLY CHANCE OF SURVIVAL  http://climatecrocks.com/2015/02/06/pollution-in-china-apocalyptic-renewable-energy-is-only-chance-of-survival/


▶ HORRIFYINGLY BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS SHOW THE HUMAN COST OF CHINA'S MASSIVE POLLUTION PROBLEM
 http://www.fastcoexist.com/3035080/horrifingly-beautiful-photos-show-the-human-cost-of-chinas-massive-pollution-problem


                       28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP OF CHINA

                          ENERGY, DAMS, ECOCIDE, FOSSIL FUELS

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3999184497/2013/03/31/28-000-rivers-wiped-off-the-map-of-china


Guardian Environment, August 06, 2014
-▶ CHINA:  COAL MINE IMPACT ON YELLOW RIVER UPPER BASIN: IN PICTURES Muli coalfield is illegally gobbling up a nature reserve, blasting away alpine meadows and destroying the ecosystem of the country’s second largest river, Greenpeace investigation shows. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2014/aug/07/china-coal-mine-impact-on-yellow-river-upper-basin-in-pictures


                      IT'S A TRAGEDY WHEN IT'S COME TO THIS .....

                                 Treehugger, March 08, 2014
 -▶ BUILDING A BUBBLE-like BIOME IN BEIJING COULD LET RESIDENTS BREATHE CLEAN AIR. Beijing's notorious air pollution has reached beyond hazardous levels in recent years, with the city covered in thick, toxic smog for a good part of the year. While the Chinese government has implemented various pollution-battling policies like car bans and the planting of green roofs, others like London-based design firm Orproject have gone down the road of more extreme design measures -- suggesting the building of bubble-like biomes, sealed from outside pollution, that would allow residents to actually breathe clean air. http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/beijing-bubbles-biome-clean-air-orproject.html


                                                     -- WATCH--

                                                     NEW FILM:

                                                 The Ecologist

"COAL POWER" MINERS PAY IN BLOOD FOR CHINA'S ECONOMIC MIRACLE http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/climate_change_and_energy/1207308/coal_power_miners_pay_in_blood_for_chinas_economic_miracle.html

 

Guardian Environment, February 25, 2014
▶  CHINA'S TOXIC AIR POLLUTION RESEMBLES NUCLEAR WINTER, SAY SCIENTISTS
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/25/china-toxic-air-pollution-nuclear-winter-scientists


Eco-Business, June 04, 2014
▶  CHINA'S RARE EARTH TOXIC TIME BOMB TO SPUR $12 BILLION OF MINES http://www.eco-business.com/news/chinas-rare-earth-toxic-time-bomb-spur-12-billion-mines/


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Humanosphere, July 14, 2014
WHAT DOES CHINA'S WHITE PAPER TELL US ABOUT ITS FOREIGN AID SPENDING? http://www.humanosphere.org/international-politics/2014/07/chinas-white-paper-tell-us-foreign-aid-spending/


 Ag Professional, August 01, 2014
 -▶ CHINA ADOPTS STRICTER PESTICIDE RESIDUE STANDARD. The new standard includes 3,650 indices detailing the maximum allowable residue for 387 pesticides on 284 types of food, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Health and Family Planning Commission, which jointly issued the standard.  Compared with the current standard that took effect in 2012, the new standard contains 1,357 new indices covering 65 new pesticides and 43 new types of food.
The standard covers vegetables, fruits, grain, edible oil, sugar, soft drinks, nuts, eggs and meat. It includes juice and preserved fruits for the first time. http://www.agprofessional.com/news/China-adopts-stricter-pesticide-residue-standard-269591991.html


                                                   WATCH
       DEEP INSIDE THE WILD WORLD OF CHINA'S FRACKING BOOM
China's Coal Addiction Threatens the Planet.  But Can It Handle a Natural Gas Revolution? http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/china-us-fracking-shale-gas


Asia Society, June 06, 2014

▶  INTERVIEW:  WHAT COSTS WILL FRACKING BRING TO CHINA? http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/interview-what-costs-will-fracking-bring-china


BreakingViews, February 04, 2014

▶  WATER FIGHTS: SMOG OBSCURES LOOMING WATER RISK FOR CHINA: THE NEVER-ENDING THIRST OF FOSSIL FUELS....MINING, COAL...  http://www.breakingviews.com/smog-obscures-looming-water-risk-for-china/21129863.article


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Guardian Environment, April 07, 2014
▶  LET'S CALL CLIMATE CHANGE WHAT IT IS:  VIOLENCE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/07/climate-change-violence-occupy-earth


-▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

                      COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8wLmKX


                    OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" MAY KILL US ALL

                              FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR.

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

                        SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

                                           http://sco.lt/7T2vmT


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 ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

 ▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

-▶ CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING NO ANSWER: http://sco.lt/5R121p

 

▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH



 ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

 

▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

                                                       WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/


 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 


 -▶  >> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


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Céline's curator insight, April 20, 2014 3:51 AM

Un changement de législation pour favoriser toutes les valeurs du développement durable en Chine : économique, environnemental, social ? Le chemin reste long vu l'ampleur de la tâche ... 

pdjmoo's curator insight, February 23, 8:54 PM

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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

Ashley Bogar's curator insight, April 1, 10:20 AM

Come April of 2015 China is ready to set a new law that gives Beijing more power against factories that are polluting the environment. This new law will allow them to punish business officials and place protected regions off-limits to industrial development. This new law states that the environment is a priority and will give the power to environmental enforcers to “veto” production in the industries until they have met their targets. They are also looking to eliminate the punishment of maximum fine as companies will pay this fine and still continue on with their same procedures.

I think that it is important for people to see a CSR program within their government and I feel that it is too strongly geared towards strictly corporations. We have seen in some cases such as the United States where ultimately the corporations run the show but the government needs to take responsibility as they have put themselves in the position to take care of the people and they need to live up to it.

I believe that getting rid of the fine penalty will be very beneficial for Beijing, you see too many cases where through a cost/benefit analysis companies will chose to take the risk of a maximum fine as they will still make more profit. An alternate solution such as a shutdown of the company whether it is permanent or temporary will be a greater threat and result in a greater desired outcome and better cooperation

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At the Limits of the Market : Why Capitalism Hasn't (Can't) Solved Climate Change

At the Limits of the Market : Why Capitalism Hasn't (Can't) Solved Climate Change | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

August 29, 2013 Desmog Canada

Part 1, Read At the Limits of the Market:

 ▶  WHY CAPITALISM "WON'T" SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE

One of the great mysteries of contemporary capitalism is the fact that as a system it appears absolutely incapable of responding to the crisis of climate change.... http://www.desmog.ca/2013/08/29/limits-market-why-capitalism-won-t-solve-climate-change-part-1


Guardian Sustainable Business, April 02, 2015
▶  WHY CORPORATE AMERICA IS RELUCTANT TO TAKE A STAND ON CLIMATE ACTION http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/apr/02/corporate-america-climate-change-fight-epa


August 30, 2013 Desmog Canada - Part 2
Part 2, At The Limits Of The Market

▶  WHY CAPITALISM "HASN'T" SOLVED CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.desmog.ca/2013/08/30/limits-market-part-2-why-capitalism-hasn-t-solve-climate-change



The Verge, April 20, 2015
▶  APPLE:  "WE DON'T WANT TO DEBATE CLIMATE CHANGE.  WE WANT TO STOP IT http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/20/8456211/apple-environment-sustainability-report-2015

 


Guardian, March 10, 2015
▶  CAPITALISM vs THE ENVIRONMENT  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/10/capitalism-v-the-environment


Triple Pundit, January 12, 2015

▶  NAOMI KLEIN BOOK ITS CAPITALISM v CLIMATE CHANGE. It’s increasingly obvious that the global economic system, and particularly the current brand of U.S. capitalism, are not really compatible with the actions needed to combat climate change. http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/01/naomi-klein-capitalism-vs-climate-change/


CommonDreams, December 19, 2014
   WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE ASKS OF US: MORALITY, OBLIGATION, MOBILIZATION AND CRISIS COMMUNICATION http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/12/19/what-climate-change-asks-us-moral-obligation-mobilization-and-crisis-communication


Common Dreams, April 04, 2014

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUALITY IS BREWING GLOBAL SOCIAL UPHEAVAL - WORLD BANK CHIEFPresident of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, is warning that the combined crises of planetary climate change and rising global inequality in a highly interconnected world will lead to the rise of widespread upheaval as the world's poor rise up and clashes over access to clean water and affordable food result in increased violence and political conflict. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/04


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 19, 2015
 ▶  DAVOS 2015 : 'IT IS PROFITABLE TO LET THE WORLD GO TO HELL'

 http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/19/davos-climate-action-democracy-failure-jorgen-randers


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 21, 2015
 ▶  WHY DAVOS ( 2015 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM) MUST SHAKE OFF THE SHACKLES OF WEALTH AND ENTITLEMENT http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/21/wealth-trap-davos-climate-change


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 2, 2015
▶  GDP GROWTH TRUMPS DEVASTATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE -- HOW CONCERNED ARE CEOs ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE? NOT AT ALL
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/20/global-warming-business-risks-government-regulation-taxes


▶  HUMANITY HAS EXCEEDED 4 of 9 'PLANETARY BOUNDARIES' THAT KEEP HUMANITY IN A "SAFE OPERATING SPACE  http://sco.lt/7Ji72v


Guardian, January 15, 2015
 ▶  IT IS 'IMPOSSIBLE' FOR TODAY'S BIG OIL COMPANIES TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/it-is-impossible-todays-big-oil-companies-adapt-climate-change-jonathon-porritt


                                     OIL WARS :CHECK MATE

OIL IN A NEW ERA AS OPEC REFUSES TO YIELD TO U.S. SHALE FRACKING http://sco.lt/7L1Kfh


CommonDreams, December 19, 2014
 ▶  WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE ASKS OF US: MORALITY, OBLIGATION, MOBILIZATION AND CRISIS COMMUNICATION http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/12/19/what-climate-change-asks-us-moral-obligation-mobilization-and-crisis-communication


Inter Press Service, May 18, 2014
 ▶  CAPITALISM UNABLE TO DEAL WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/05/capitalism-unable-deal-climate-change/


The Independent, June 16, 2014

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL 'COST WORLD FAR MORE THAN ESTIMATED' :  OLD ECONOMIC MODELS NO LONGER VALID FOR THE FUTURE WE FACE  http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/climate-change-will-cost-world-far-more-than-estimated-9539147.html


The Economic Times, January 20, 2015
-▶ INDIA PM, NARENDRA MODI, CALLS FOR A "PARADIGM SHIFT" IN GLOBAL ATTITUDE TOWARDS CLIMATE CHANGE, URGES NATIONS OF HIGH SOLAR POWER POTENTIAL TO JOIN HANDS. This would help poorer nations to provide low-cost clean energy to their citizens without being arm-twisted by the developed world who have been closely guarding their patented cutting-edge technology. The change of attitude which India pitched for seeks a shift from "carbon credit" through emission cuts (mitigation) to "green credit" through adopting energy efficient measures and investment in renewable sector (solar, wind and biomass) in a big way. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/environment/pollution/narendra-modi-calls-for-a-shift-in-global-attitude-to-meet-climate-goals/articleshow/45948075.cms


DeSmog UK, January 31, 2015
▶  WAS SHELL THE FIRST BIG OIL COMPANY TO PUBLICLY ACCEPT THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES? http://www.desmog.uk/2015/01/31/was-shell-the-first-big-oil-company-publicly-accept-science-climate-change-and-its-consequences


The Guardian, January 29, 2015
▶ SHELL URGES SHAREHOLDERS TO ACCEPT CLIMATE RESOLUTION

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/29/shell-urges-shareholders-to-accept-climate-change-resolution


RTCC News, January 30, 2015
▶ SHELL BACKS CLIMATE CHANGE RESOLUTION FILED BY SHAREHOLDER ACTIVISTS

http://www.rtcc.org/2015/01/29/shell-backs-climate-change-resolution-filed-by-shareholder-activists/


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YES Magazine, January 3, 2014

▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

 

Der Spiegel, December 6, 2013

-▶ WARSAW CLIMATE CONFERENCE SHOWS CAPITALISM ROOT OF CLIMATE FAILURE http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/warsaw-climate-conference-shows-capitalism-root-of-climate-failure-a-937453.html

 

                                      WOMEN'S KNOWLEDGE

    THREE REASONS WE WON'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE WITHOUT IT

                                           http://sco.lt/83NaQj



                       PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE

    FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                        http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


Living on Earth, October 4, 2013
 ▶  AUSTRALIA TO REPEAL CARBON TAX UNDER PRESSURE FROM COAL INDUSTRY http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00040&segmentID=2

 

RT Newswire, May 27, 2014

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE MEANS WE MUST REWRITE ECONOMICS TEXTBOOKS http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/27/climate-change-means-we-must-rewrite-economics-textbooks/
Climate & Capitalism, May 02, 2014

 ▶  WILL CAPITALISM'S DEATH WISH KILL US ALL? http://climateandcapitalism.com/2014/05/02/will-capitalisms-death-wish-kill-us/


-From: @Pavan Sukhdev to @pdjmoo via TWITTER

▶ IT'S TOO LATE FOR MARKET SOLUTIONS.  NEED GLOBAL AGITATION -- NOW -- FOR TAXING FOSSIL FUEL HEAVILY, BANNING THEM BY 2020.

Pavan Sukhdev, Founder-CEO, GIST Advisory. Author- Corporation 2020. Study Leader for UNEP's The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB).  Biography: http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/AboutGEI/WhoisGEI/BiographyPavanSukhdev/tabid/56208/Default.aspx



▶  THIS FAITH IN THE MARKETS IS MISPLACED: WILL BIG BUSINESS SAVE OR DESTROY OUR PLANET? http://sco.lt/8Yxtgn


                                                BEYOND GDP

CAN CAPITALISM EVER BE GREEN? THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM - WITH MEANING http://sco.lt/6ccWBt



▶  FINANCIALIZING NATURE WILL BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?  http://sco.lt/8fNIET


                                    A WAKE-UP VIDEO

                                           "EXTREME ICE"

                JUST HOW FAST ARE WE MELTING?  AS IT HAPPENS

                                       http://sco.lt/8zIJfd


- ▶ GREENLAND'S ANTARCTICA MELTING:  CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV


 

Yale Environment 360, July 02, 2014
2047 : WHERE WILL EARTH HEAD AFTER ITS 'CLIMATE DEPARTURE'? The term “climate departure” has an odd ring, but its meaning is relatively straightforward. It marks the point at which the earth’s climate begins to cease resembling what has come before and moves into a new state, one where heat records are routinely shattered and what once was considered extreme will become the norm.http://e360.yale.edu/feature/interview_camilo_mora_where_will_earth_head_after_its_climate_departure/2783/

 


▶  LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6FzKSX


HUMANITY HAS EXCEEDED 4 OF 9 'PLANETARY BOUNDARIE' THAT KEEP HUMANITY IN A 'SAFE OPERATING SPACE' http://sco.lt/7Ji72v


HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH


 Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
FOSSIL FUEL GIANTS GUZZLING WORLD'S WATER AS POOR GO THIRSTY http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/03/21-2


                                                         VIDEO

                                          "Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
  CAPITALIST POWER GRAB OF RESOURCES IN EMERGING NATIONS.

                          An Evening with Arundhati Roy and Siddhartha Deb

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tkQyqLnFbk


September 12, 2013 Climate Progress
 ▶  THESE GIGANTIC COMPANIES HAVE THE WORLD'S WORST CARBON EMISSIONS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/12/2609611/companies-emissions-revenue/


                         HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET?

                     UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS

                                        http://sco.lt/97hfX7


Center for American Progress, December 22, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL-FUEL INDUSTRY SPENT BIG TO SET ANTI-ENVIRONMENT AGENDA FOR THE 2015 U.S. CONGRESS : A legislative rider that was quietly attached to a major defense funding bill earlier this month marked a watershed change in the political fortunes of the coal, oil, and gas industries and their return to power in Washington, D.C. The rider—which turns the Bull Mountains in Montana over to a Koch-connected, Houston-based company to be strip mined for coal—is the fossil-fuel industry’s first major payoff from a three-quarters-of-a-billion-dollar investment to secure Republican control of Congress and to set the stage for a pro-coal, pro-drilling, and anti-environment agenda in 2015

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2014/12/22/103667/the-fossil-fuel-industry-spent-big-to-set-the-anti-environment-agenda-of-the-next-congress/



                                            TAXING THE SUN

            SOLAR ENERGY COULD DESTROY UTILITY MONOPOLIES

                               ACCORDING TO U.S. UTILITIES

                                           http://sco.lt/6oGEa1


                                                  --- WATCH ---

                  "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                                    THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                             http://sco.lt/6OpdeT


                           THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION

                                A Climate and Environmental Nightmare

                                               http://sco.lt/8VentB


                             COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                                              http://sco.lt/8wLmKX


-▶ CLIMATE:: OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY DRILL ENERGY JPOLICY MAY KILL US ALL : EXPORTS http://sco.lt/597Z6P


-▶ THE ONLY WAY OUT: CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY & DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW  http://sco.lt/51P1sH


-▶ THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH: LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION http://sco.lt/6tNs8H



▶  A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE - BANKRUPTING NATURE THREATENS CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/5XbihV


 Pavan Sukhdev
 ▶  BRINGING AN END TO CRONY CAPITALISM:  A NEW, SUSTAINABLE WORLD?   http://pavansukhdev.com/2013/01/05/will-2013-bring-a-new-sustainable-world/


                                        WHO'S IN CONTROL

                    NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS?

                     DOES YOUR DEMOCRATIC VOTE EVEN COUNT? 

                                          http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl


▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5I5UeX

 

                                        ERADICATING ECOCIDE

       WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                            http://sco.lt/56vkOH


▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WICONIN FOR FRAC-SAND -- LEAVING A MINING, CHEMICAL WASTELAND  http://sco.lt/66Gc7N


 

▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/98I2F7

 

 ▶  ARCTIC MELTING, OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS -   http://sco.lt/7uKXnV


                       THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                             http://sco.lt/599jsH



▶  NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING: CONSERVING OUR NATURAL WORLD IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/9EcFvt


▶ PLANET PALM OIL: The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

 http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/63qRl3



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

 ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

 

WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life  http://sco.lt/8idD7J


 

▶  WILL AMERICANS ALLOW PUBLIC SERVICES TO BE PRIVATIZED?  http://sco.lt/76BSSX

 

 ▶  ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH: ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995311842/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-only-love-for-mother-earth-can-save-us-from-climate-change

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

                       BLOG -----AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                               http://ow.ly/n97Vf

 

 

 

 

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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


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▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

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OIL WARS : Check Mate. Oil in New Era as OPEC Refuses to Yield to U.S. Shale Fracking

OIL WARS : Check Mate. Oil in New Era as OPEC Refuses to Yield to U.S. Shale Fracking | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

                                                   VIDEO

               300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                       http://sco.lt/7lDG6b



Inter Press Service, November 28, 2014
-▶ SHALE OIL (FRACKING) THREATENS THE HIGH PRICES ENJOYED BY OPEC http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/shale-oil-threatens-the-high-prices-enjoyed-by-opec/


The National UAE, November 27, 2014

-▶ OPEC MINISTERS OPT FOR STATUS QUO AS OIL PRICES SLIDE.  “It is increasingly clear that we have begun a new chapter in the history of the oil markets,” the IEA concluded. “Economic development no longer spurs oil demand growth as it once did.”

                                                CHECK MATE

The UAE’s Minister of Energy, Suhail Al Mazrouei, echoed other ministers in saying that it was not Opec producers who were primarily responsible for the world’s oil glut, referring particularly to surging North American production....Meanwhile, oil production from North America — especially from unconventional sources, including so-called shale oil — has surged over the last few years, helped by relatively high oil prices. That has pushed the need for imported oil by the US to its lowest level in more than four decades and meant tougher competition for oil producers to find buyers... http://www.thenational.ae/business/energy/opec-ministers-opt-for-status-quo-as-oil-prices-slide


Phys.Org  March 23, 2015
-▶ U.S. DRILLERS SCRAMBLING TO THWART OPEC THREAT US http://phys.org/news/2015-03-drillers-scrambling-thwart-opec-threat.html


CNN Money, November 28, 2014

-▶  OPEC DECISION: TO SQUEEZE US SHALE OIL PRODUCERS BY FORCING DOWN PRICES  http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/28/investing/opec-oil-price-us-shale/index.html


France 24, 2014

-▶ OPEC TO KEEP OIL OUTPUT UNCHANGED DESPITE LOW PRICES. Analysts say that by opposing an output cut, Saudi Arabia appears to be hoping to drive prices below the level at which shale oil production is economical. That, in theory, would force shale producers – particularly in the U.S. – to cut back, re-establishing OPEC’s dominance of the energy market. http://www.france24.com/en/20141127-opec-keeps-oil-output-unchanged-despite-low-prices/


                  USA "NATURAL" GAS LNG EXPORTS - FRIEND OR FOE?

   FOSSIL FUEL LEAVES A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR U.S. TAXPAYERS

                                       http://sco.lt/51lCxl


Greenpeace Energy Desk, February 2, 2015
-▶ THE PROBLEM WITH SHELL'S CLIMATE GREEN  WASH PRAGMATISM : TRYING TO HEAD OFF DIVESTMENT?  https://energydesk.greenpeace.org/2015/02/20/comment-the-problem-with-shells-climate-pragmatism/


Truthout, February 07, 2015
-▶ OIL CRASH POWERS FOSSIL FUEL HOLDINGS DIVESTMENT PUSH http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/28958-answering-fiduciary-objections-to-divesting-from-fossil-fuel-holdings


Grist, December 12, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES GROW NERVOUS AS DIVESTMENT MOVEMENT GROWS STRONGER http://grist.org/climate-energy/fossil-fuel-companies-grow-nervous-as-divestment-movement-grows-stronger/


Yale Global, January 06, 2015
-▶ PLUMMETING OIL PRICES UPEND GLOBAL ECONOMY - If sustained for long, the price drop will transform the global economy and geopolitics, http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/plummeting-oil-prices-upend-global-economy


Energy Voice, November 27, 2014
-▶ OIL IN NEW ERA AS OPEC REFUSES TO YIELD TO US SHALE https://www.energyvoice.com/marketinfo/69704/oil-new-era-opec-refuses-yield-us-shale/


Mashable, January 07, 2015

-▶ NEW STUDY SHOWS HOW MUCH COAL, OIL AND GAS MUST STAY UNTOUCHED TO SOLVE GLOBAL WARMING http://mashable.com/2015/01/07/carbon-budget-limits-fossil-fuel-burning/


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TIME TO END PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT AND SUBSIDIES FOR FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCERS http://sco.lt/9Gvlir


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Reuters, December 30, 2014

OBAMA'S BAIT AND SWITCH: BOWS TO PRESSURE: OPENS DOOR TO OIL EXPORTS AFTER YEAR OF PRESSURE: Exporting Climate Change and Guaranteeing more Natural Gas Fracking and Canadian Tar Sands http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/31/us-usa-crude-exports-guidance-idUSKBN0K81C920141231


Common Dreams, December 08, 2014
OBAMA'S OIL BOOM DESTROYING HOPE FOR PROGRESS ON CLIMATE http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/12/08/obamas-oil-boom-destroying-hope-progress-climate


                  OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL

                                                EXPORTS

             FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL

                                          http://sco.lt/7p2tEX


Al Jazeera, November 28, 2014

-▶  OPEC IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE   http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/11/opec-age-climate-change-201411289461527196.html


The National Business, December 25, 2014
-▶ SAUDI ARABIA'S FISCAL DEFICIT TO WIDEN : “We have the ability to endure low oil prices over the medium term” http://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/saudi-arabias-fiscal-deficit-to-widen


The Guardian Environment, November 24, 2014
-▶ OBAMA'S CLIMATE CHANGE ENVOY:  FOSSIL FUELS WILL HAVE TO STAY IN THE GROUND  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/25/todd-stern-fossil-fuels-ground-climate-change-obama


Guardian, January 15, 2015
 ▶  IT IS 'IMPOSSIBLE' FOR TODAY'S BIG OIL COMPANIES TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/it-is-impossible-todays-big-oil-companies-adapt-climate-change-jonathon-porritt


Washington Post, December 07, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL-FUEL LOBBYISTS, BOLSTERED BY U.S. GOP WINS, WORK TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL RULES  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fossil-fuel-lobbyists-bolstered-by-gop-wins-work-to-curb-environmental-rules/2014/12/07/3ef05bc0-79b9-11e4-9a27-6fdbc612bff8_story.html


Corporate Europe Observatory, December 08, 2014
-▶ ANGLO AMERICAN'S DIRTY ENERGY LOBBY AND ITS FALSE CLIMATE SOLUTIONS http://corporateeurope.org/blog/anglo-americans-dirty-energy-lobby-and-its-false-climate-solutions


Treehugger, May 25, 2012

-▶ THE $4 BILLION LOBBYING BLITZ THAT BOUGHT SHELL THE ARCTIC http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/4-billion-lobbying-blitz-bought-shell-arctic.html


Oil Change International, November 26, 2014

-▶ BIG OIL'S FRONT GROUPS EXPOSED http://priceofoil.org/2014/11/26/big-oils-front-groups-exposed/


The Hill, December 08, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL FUEL LOBBYISTS TAKE AIM AT ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS -- EMBOLDENED BY GOP CONTROL OF CONGRESS

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/226286-fossil-fuel-lobbyists-take-aim-at-environmental-regs


Sustainable Business, May 14, 2014
-▶ A RETURN OF 5800% THAT'S WHAT THE FOSSIL FUEL LOBBY GETS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25711


DeSmog UK, January 31, 2015
▶  WAS SHELL THE FIRST BIG OIL COMPANY TO PUBLICLY ACCEPT THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES? http://www.desmog.uk/2015/01/31/was-shell-the-first-big-oil-company-publicly-accept-science-climate-change-and-its-consequences


Guardian, January 15, 2015
-▶ ENGAGING WITH OIL COMPANIES ON CLIMATE CHANGE IS FUTILE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/engaging-with-oil-companies-climate-change-futile-admits-leading-environmentalist


Guardian Environment, April 07, 2014

▶  LET'S CALL CLIMATE CHANGE WHAT IT IS:  VIOLENCE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/07/climate-change-violence-occupy-earth


Center for American Progress, December 22, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL-FUEL INDUSTRY SPENT BIG TO SET ANTI-ENVIRONMENT AGENDA FOR THE NEXT GOP U.S. CONGRESS : A legislative rider that was quietly attached to a major defense funding bill earlier this month marked a watershed change in the political fortunes of the coal, oil, and gas industries and their return to power in Washington, D.C. The rider—which turns the Bull Mountains in Montana over to a Koch-connected, Houston-based company to be strip mined for coal—is the fossil-fuel industry’s first major payoff from a three-quarters-of-a-billion-dollar investment to secure Republican control of Congress and to set the stage for a pro-coal, pro-drilling, and anti-environment agenda in 2015

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2014/12/22/103667/the-fossil-fuel-industry-spent-big-to-set-the-anti-environment-agenda-of-the-next-congress/


                     HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET?

                UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS

                                            http://sco.lt/97hfX7


Renew Economy, December 03, 2014

BIG OIL AIMS TO KILL CLEAN ENERGY TARGET IN WESTERN US STATES. A major new petroleum industry campaign is afoot to shoot down clean energy regulations in all three West Coast states http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/big-oil-aims-kill-clean-energy-target-western-us-states-37963


Reuters, December 02, 2014
-▶ AT CLIMATE TALKS, UN CALLS FOSSIL FUELS 'HIGH RISK' INVESTMENT. Falling oil prices show the "high risk" of fossil fuel investments compared with renewable energies, the U.N.'s climate chief said on Monday at the start of 190-nation talks on a deal to slow global warming. Christiana Figueres, head of the U.N.'s Climate Change Secretariat, dismissed suggestions that a tumble in the price of oil to a five-year low on Monday could brake hopes for a shift to renewable energies as a cornerstone of the climate deal.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/02/us-climatechange-lima-idUSKCN0JF37320141202



                                           THE ONLY WAY OUT

CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY & DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW  http://sco.lt/51P1sH



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                                                     FRACKING

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                                     USA NATURAL GAS EXPORTS

       LEAVING A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEAN-UP

                                               http://sco.lt/6f9msr



                         THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION

                             AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3221506918/the-shale-gas-fracking-revolution-an-environmental-nightmare


Bloomberg, November 28, 2014<