Global Warming

Amazon rainforest turning from a carbon sink to a source of carbon

Amazon rainforest turning from a carbon sink to a source of carbon

Often cited as the lungs of the planet, it’s well-known that the Amazon rainforest is under attrition. Agriculture, mining, urban development, hydroelectric dams and global warming each pose separate threats. It seems that the lungs are suffering from the equivalent of lung cancer or emphysema. But just how bad is it, and how bad is […]

By January 20, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
Andean birds are now at higher elevations than 40 years ago

Andean birds are now at higher elevations than 40 years ago

A recent paper published by members of The Pimm Group confirms that wildlife is being affected by increasing global temperatures. Forty years ago, ornithologist John Terborgh collected data on various bird species along an altitudinal gradient on a tropical mountain, Cerros del Sira, in Peru. In 2010, Pimm’s team returned to the same location and recorded […]

By December 24, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Climate change: “one of the most brazen scams in the history of the world”

Climate change: “one of the most brazen scams in the history of the world”

A RepublicanConservative friend of mine kindly asked for my response to a December 12 article by Jack Kelly about the lackluster negotiations in Durban on global warming. My friend thought that the report, by Jack Kelly, titled Long Faces in Durban, deserved a point-by-point response. Here is my rebuttal (lightly edited from the response I provided […]

By December 16, 2011 2 Comments Read More →
Conserving indigenous areas would significantly reduce carbon emissions caused by deforestation

Conserving indigenous areas would significantly reduce carbon emissions caused by deforestation

According to a PLOS Biology study reported March 15 in NatureNews, “deforestation in protected areas and indigenous lands is 7–11 times less than in the surrounding areas.” Such an observation offers a clear way ahead for advocates of rainforest conservation. By supporting preservation of indigenous lands and other protected areas (ILPAs), organizations “could slow forest […]

By March 17, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Carbon neutrality in Key West’s future?

Carbon neutrality in Key West’s future?

Key West Mayor Morgan McPherson hopes to make Key West a carbon-neutral destination, create a new industry on the island and reach out to Cuba to work together on ocean conservation, all in one fell swoop. More >

By April 27, 2009 Read More →
Oro azul versus oro amarillo

Oro azul versus oro amarillo

Garantizar un mejor acceso y control de los recursos naturales, es fundamental para lograr un desarrollo humano y sostenible.Los glaciares, el “oro azul” no solo son, una atracción turística, o un escenario exótico para desfiles de modelos, sino uno de los tantos servicios que la naturaleza brinda, pero que no se contabilizan en el cálculo […]

By December 16, 2008 Read More →
Expert: U.S. population to hit 1 billion by 2100

Expert: U.S. population to hit 1 billion by 2100

If the USA seems too crowded and its roads too congested now, imagine future generations: The nation’s population could more than triple to 1 billion as early as 2100. That’s the eye-popping projection that urban and rural planners, gathered today for their annual meeting in Las Vegas, are hearing from a land-use expert. “What do […]

Tropical Bugs: Squashed by Global Warming?

Tropical Bugs: Squashed by Global Warming?

 It’s fashionable to fret about how climate change will harm polar bears and penguins. But scientists now predict that, at least among insects, global warming will take its biggest toll in the tropics–home to more than half the world’s species. Climate change models agree that temperatures will increase more near the poles than near the […]

Climate change overwhelming? Consider the mosquito

Climate change overwhelming? Consider the mosquito

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters Life!) – Are you feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of global warming and battered by the constant stream of warnings about coming calamity? Oxford University professor Norman Myers has a message that might help you square your shoulders and face the future. “If you feel you are too small to make […]

Airline in first biofuel flight

Airline in first biofuel flight

Richard Branson once again at the forefront and everyone is pissed off saying what he’s doing wrong, why it won’t work, etc., etc. Last I heard he was dropping 3 billion of his own money into biofuels. It would probably be a good thing if people flew less, but what can we do to improve […]

By February 26, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
Wealthy Nations Should Take “Climate Justice” Seriously – FoE

Wealthy Nations Should Take “Climate Justice” Seriously – FoE

Internationally renowned environmental scientist Professor Norman Myers suggests through his research that displacement due to climate change is inevitable if nothing is done to slow global warming. Read more >

By February 19, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
The Sun is Growing Jobs

The Sun is Growing Jobs

In California the Green Energy Market is booming, and setting a course for us to recapture the solar market. And set an example for other states to follow. A profile in the NY Times

By February 4, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
An Open Letter from Alan Kuper to 60 Minutes

An Open Letter from Alan Kuper to 60 Minutes

Alan Kuper is the head of CUSP  60 Minutes Your excellent program “The Age of Warming”, Jan. 20, made clear that Global Warming has been accelerating since the start of the Industrial Revolution. Your guests, like James Hanson, emphasized the urgency of taking action, the implication being that technological fixes were required. I’m writing because […]

By January 24, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
Tougher CO2 Emissions Cuts Urged

Tougher CO2 Emissions Cuts Urged

The current chairman Sir John Lawton and predecessors Sir Tom Blundell and Sir John Houghton, together with Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Sciences Professor Norman Myers say the 60% goal for carbon emissions is based on out-of-date science. More here

By January 24, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
Conservation success in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!!

Conservation success in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!!

It’s one of those rare days. One where you can read conservation news and NOT hear something depressing. A hugely important and strategic piece of land has been purchased in Rio de Janeiro, purely for the environment. It will reconnect one of the most important protected areas on the planet, União Biological Reserve, to nearby […]

By December 21, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
A world dying, but can we unite to save it?

A world dying, but can we unite to save it?

Pollution in the seas is now speeding global warming, says a devastating new climate report. ‘IoS’ Environment Editor Geoffrey Lean reports from Valencia       Humanity is rapidly turning the seas acid through the same pollution that causes global warming, the world’s governments and top scientists agreed yesterday. The process – thought to be […]

By November 18, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Global panel releases final report on climate change

Global panel releases final report on climate change

The IPCC has released its final synthesis report of the 4th assessment, summarizing 20 years of effort to understand climate change. The future looks tough, but solutions are available if we can find the leadership to implement them. BBC news report

By November 18, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
States Set to Sue the U.S. Over Greenhouse Gases

States Set to Sue the U.S. Over Greenhouse Gases

New York is one of more than a dozen states, led by California, preparing to sue the Bush administration for holding up efforts to regulate emissions from cars and trucks, several people involved in the lawsuit said on Tuesday. The move comes as New York and other Northeastern states are stepping up their push for […]

By October 25, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Everything’s Cool Makes Great Debut at Bioneers

Everything’s Cool Makes Great Debut at Bioneers

Bringing a little humor to the table to help promote the cause of Global Warming. Even Bill McKibben sounds optimistic. Coming to a theater near you in November.

By October 25, 2007 1 Comments Read More →
More Creative Editing from the Bush Administration

More Creative Editing from the Bush Administration

The White House Wednesday denied charges that it had “watered down” congressional testimony on the impact climate change is having on public health testimony delivered by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As is customary, Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Atlanta-based CDC, a government organization, submitted her report to the […]

By October 25, 2007 0 Comments Read More →