Category: Climate Change

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Bill McKibben’s Ecology-Free Declaration of War on Climate is Dangerous and Wrong

Why does Bill McKibben’s recent sensationalistic appeal for a “War on Climate” make no mention, not even one, of ecology or ecosystems? While understanding Mr. McKibben is trying to call for a rapid societal response at a massive...

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ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE: Terrestrial Ecosystem Loss and Biosphere Collapse

Excerpt of manuscript accepted for publication mid-2014 by Management of Environmental Quality Abstract Planetary boundary science defines key thresholds in the Earth System’s biogeochemical conditions that precede ecosystem collapse and threaten human well-being. Terrestrial ecosystems enter into the...

RELEASE: With Sudden Greenland Ice Melt, Reiterating Declaration of Planetary Ecological Emergency 0

RELEASE: With Sudden Greenland Ice Melt, Reiterating Declaration of Planetary Ecological Emergency

Given dramatic Greenland ice sheet melt and historic U.S. drought's threat to global food supply, EcoInternet renews calls for urgent measures to avoid global ecosystem collapse, achieve sustainable development, and sustain global ecosystems and the biosphere By EcoInternet,...

RELEASE: Another Tar Sands Pipeline Postponed in Major Victory for First Nations and EcoInternet 0

RELEASE: Another Tar Sands Pipeline Postponed in Major Victory for First Nations and EcoInternet

Firm opposition by Canadian First Nation, EcoInternet, and innumerable others delays the Northern Gateway tar sands pipelines through British Columbia temperate rainforests, threatening the native salmon economy, and onward to Asia. By EcoInternet, http://www.climateark.org/ Contact: Dr. Glen Barry,...

RELEASE VICTORY! UN to Impose Geoengineering Moratorium on Risky Climate Techno-Fixes 3

RELEASE VICTORY! UN to Impose Geoengineering Moratorium on Risky Climate Techno-Fixes

Major victory for common sense as hacking of planetary ecosystems is premature until such time as all other options are exhausted; and there are global protocols, consensus and a sound scientific basis for any geoengineering that may or...

RELEASE: Geo-Engineering and Biochar: White Roofs, Black Dust and Slippery Slopes 6

RELEASE: Geo-Engineering and Biochar: White Roofs, Black Dust and Slippery Slopes

PRESS/SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE – Climate Engineers Seek Techno-fix As Global Negotiations Get Underway June 2, 2009 By ETC Group, Biofuelwatch and Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet (EI) CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu's...

VICTORY! California Leads in Saying No to Deforestation Biofuels 7

VICTORY! California Leads in Saying No to Deforestation Biofuels

California is setting the precedent of regulating greenhouse gas emissions from transport fuels [ark]. The regulation requires producers, refiners and importers of gasoline and diesel to reduce the carbon footprint of their fuel by 10% over the next...

RELEASE: United States Starts Down Long, Difficult Road to Sufficient Climate Change Policy 9

RELEASE: United States Starts Down Long, Difficult Road to Sufficient Climate Change Policy

By Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org (Earth) — EcoInternet (EI) welcomes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ruling today that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases “may endanger public health or welfare”, a...

RELEASE: Global Civil Society Opposes Charred Earth Policy 9

RELEASE: Global Civil Society Opposes Charred Earth Policy

147 organisations from 44 countries warn against 'biochar' (large-scale charcoal) as a dangerous new false solution to climate change TAKE ACTION: Tell Leading Climate Scientists, Industrialists and Negotiators to Stop Promoting Industrial Scale Biochar By Earth's Newsdesk, a...

Climate, Rainforest and Other Environmental Impacts of Corn Ethanol Gaining Prominence 0

Climate, Rainforest and Other Environmental Impacts of Corn Ethanol Gaining Prominence

Over a year ago, the U.S. Congress passed a law requiring massive increases in the production of ethanol and other biofuels. The Renewable Fuel Standard [search], passed as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007,...

Resisting False Climate Solutions 7

Resisting False Climate Solutions

It is human nature to resist tranformational change necessary to survive, and seek all types of half-assed reform measures to continue bad habits. Rising Tide North America has released an important new report entitled “Hoodwinked in the Hothouse:...

Climate Emergency: It’s Not Over Until It Is Over 13

Climate Emergency: It’s Not Over Until It Is Over

We are witnessing a plethora of intensifying climate warnings from usually staid, and cautious scientists [search] — including at the recent emergency Copenhagen climate science meeting [ark | moreark]. It emerges that climate change is occurring far more...

Corn Agrofuel and Obama’s Science Pledge 5

Corn Agrofuel and Obama’s Science Pledge

We are beginning to see the Obama administration playing fast and loose with ecological science, letting political necessities overwhelm ecological concerns regarding corn based ethanol agrofuels [ark]. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is aggressively seeking to increase the amount...

Stark Warning over Dramatic New Sea Level Figures 11

Stark Warning over Dramatic New Sea Level Figures

It is becoming apparent that global warming caused rising sea levels pose a far greater danger [ark] to the planet than previously estimated. The most recent scientific consensus in 2007 from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)...

Climate Change Risk Underestimated 34

Climate Change Risk Underestimated

The climate change science keeps on getting clearer, and it is not pretty. A new study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [ark], updating a 2001 assessment by the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change that...

EPA May Regulate Carbon from Coal Plants 1

EPA May Regulate Carbon from Coal Plants

In a major policy shift [ark] by the new Obama administration, the EPA has announced it will reexamine the possibility of regulating carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. While not finalized, this is the first step towards...

RELEASE: President Obama Urged to Say No to Canada’s Tar Sands 5

RELEASE: President Obama Urged to Say No to Canada’s Tar Sands

Canadian government wants special treatment for the world's dirtiest oil. In first international trip, President Obama must stand strong on clean energy and sufficient climate policies. By Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org...

Climate Change Worse Than Thought 9

Climate Change Worse Than Thought

Quite a week in climate science. Ends up global warming is accelerating [ark | moreark] at a much faster pace, causing more environmental damage, than predicted even a few years ago. Continued use of coal is denounced as...