As the world gears up for another United Nations climate conference, it’s unclear whether Canada will be appointing a new climate change ambassador.
The last one, Guy Saint-Jacques, was appointed as Canada’s next ambassador to China in September, but the Harper government won’t say whether they will be replacing him, or letting someone from Environment Canada or another department take over his job.
It’s that time again: time to take a hike and enjoy the splendid fall foliage. Or, if you live in a tourist town like I do, time to see “leaf peepers” driving their cars aimlessly throughout the countryside searching for a stand of incredibly red maples or golden oaks. If climate change continues on its present course, however, you might want to mark future calendars a bit later than usual for the best day to take that walk or ride.
Peter Sinclair's new, short 2012 Arctic ice melt video includes the time lapse satellite imagery illustrating the rapid, dramatic shrinkage of this ice cap. In just the past 12 years alone, 70 percent of the September summer ice cap has disappeared.
So say a panel of five environmental scholars and professionals, who presented “Climate Change and Nebraska: What Does Our Future Hold?” Saturday at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to warn of the dangers of a potential 4-10 degree temperature increase in the state.
Disaster reduction experts have been calling on countries to “climate-proof” infrastructure like roads, but until now, there have been no studies showing the scale or importance of these interventions.
Climate Parents and Moms Clean Air Force co-sponsored a rally and billboard in Denver; goal was to send message that parents want to know what the Presidential Candidate’s plans are to tackle the climate crisis.
August 20, 2012: .2012 AMS Information Statement on Climate Change - American Meteorological Society... via #NASA @EarthVitalSigns
This statement provides a brief overview of how and why global climate has changed over the past century and will continue to change in the future. It is based on the peer-reviewed scientific literature and is consistent with the vast weight of current scientific understanding as expressed in assessments and reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Although the statement has been drafted in the context of concerns in the United States, the underlying issues are inherently global in nature.... http://www.ametsoc.org/policy/2012climatechange.html
In 2009, Energy Secretary Steven Chu best summed up the looming impacts of climate change: “I don’t think the American public has gripped in its gut what could happen.” Of course, Chu was talking about the problem.
Commentator Adam Frank argues that the bottom line on climate change is going to be our own economic bottom line. He says the economy will be the first place we are forced to really wake up to the true impact of climate change on our way of life.
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