Thu

19

Jul

2012

Greenland glacier loses large mass of ice

Large-mass-of-Glacier breaks off

 

From   Washington Post

    Heath and Science

      By  and Published: July 17

 

Professor Andreas Muenchow, University of Delaware - The vast, flat expanse stretching into the background is the Petermann Glacier, well over one-third of which has now broken off. It connects the Greenland ice sheet to the Arctic Ocean.

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Wed

13

Jun

2012

Arctic Ice: The Other Recession

from  Sierra Club

Arctic Ice: The Other Recession

Florian Schulz photographs the wildlife at the top of the world

Photography by Florian Schulz, from To the Arctic | Text by M.P. Klier

 

 

What follows is a series of 10 very beautiful pictures

 

Enjoy.  

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Sat

09

Jun

2012

Scientists: Environmental Collapse Now a Serious Threat

From Reader Supported News

By Agence France-Presse   08 June 12


A drought has dried up Lake Jordan in Farrington, North Carolina, a source of drinking water for the nearby population. (photo: out of ideas/flickr)
A drought has dried up Lake Jordan in Farrington, North Carolina, a source of drinking water for the nearby population

 

 

Climate change, population growth and environmental destruction could cause a collapse of the ecosystem just a few generations from now, scientists warned on Wednesday in the journal Nature.

The paper by 22 top researchers said a "tipping point" by which the biosphere goes into swift and irreversible change, with potentially cataclysmic impacts for humans, could occur as early as this century.

 


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Thu

17

May

2012

How To Save Or Destroy The Earth

Geoengineering holds out the promise of artificially reversing recent climate trends, but it entails enormous risks
Geoengineering holds out the promise of artificially reversing recent climate trends, but it entails enormous risks

 

 

 

 

 

CLIMATE FIXERS

Is there a technological solution to global warming?

by 

May 14, 2012

 

 

From Readers Supported News's

presentation of The New Yorker's Article:

 

 


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Mon

30

Jan

2012

Watch 131 Years of Global Warming in 26 Seconds

 

Watch The Video  

 

From our friends at NASA comes this amazing 26-second video, depicting how temperatures around the globe have warmed since 1880. That year is what scientists call the beginning of the “modern record.” You’ll note an acceleration of those temperatures in the late 1970s as greenhouse gas emissions from energy production increased worldwide and clean air laws reduced emissions of pollutants that had a cooling effect on the climate, and thus were masking some of the global warming signal. The data comes from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, which monitors global surface temperatures. As NASA notes, “in this animation, reds indicate temperatures higher than the average during a baseline period of 1951-1980, while blues indicate lower temperatures than the baseline average.”

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Sun

15

Jan

2012

Investors set sights on climate change at UN conference

Investors set sights on climate change at UN conference

More than 400 representatives of large institutional investors met Thursday at the United Nations to reconsider climate change from a business perspective on the heels of 5% growth in green energy investment, to $260 billion, in 2011. "The carbon-burning economy is tomorrow's Rust Belt. Your job, it seems to me, is to invest in the Microsofts and Googles of the green economy," Roland Rich, head of the UN Democracy Fund, told investors, who control a collective $26 trillion worldwide. The conference was convened by the UN, the United Nations Foundation and the Ceres coalition.

 

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