Category: Climate Change

A Time for Climate Change Civil Disobedience 2

A Time for Climate Change Civil Disobedience

On March 2nd Power Shift 2009 protesters will gather at the Capital Power Plant in Washington for long overdue civil disobedience against coal and climate change [ark]. The plant is the source of heat and refrigeration for the...

Climate Change Is Irreversible, But We Can Stop Digging 2

Climate Change Is Irreversible, But We Can Stop Digging

U.S. Department of Energy environmental researchers warn many effects of climate change are irreversible [ark | moreark | RealClimate], and even if carbon emissions are halted, global temperatures will remain high for 1,000 years. Average global temperature increases...

A Week in the Death of a Planet 6

A Week in the Death of a Planet

What a week it has been in climate change: ends up Antarctica is dramatically warming too [ark | search], America's old-growth is dying [ark | search], the U.S. East coast is to be submerged [ark | search], and...

RELEASE: Rogue German Ship Fertilizing Southern Ocean in Dangerous Climate Geo-Engineering Experiment 19

RELEASE: Rogue German Ship Fertilizing Southern Ocean in Dangerous Climate Geo-Engineering Experiment

PRESS/SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE Precedent set that researchers can experiment on Earth's shared biosphere without oversight. Protests highlight oceans are not carbon dumps, a biosphere cannot be engineered. By Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry,...

Grandfather of Climate Change’s Continued Dire Warnings 9

Grandfather of Climate Change’s Continued Dire Warnings

Jim Hansen [search], the first scientist to bring concerns regarding tglobal warming to a large audience and arguably the world's leading climate change scientist, continues to issue remarkably candid and dire warnings. In today's Guardian he states the...

A Carbon Tax Does It Better 1

A Carbon Tax Does It Better

Most economists agree that a straight forward tax upon energy's carbon [ark] is far preferable to a greenhouse gas trading system. Carbon markets [search] are failing to reduce emissions, and are complex and expensive. A carbon tax [search]...

Heathrow Airport Climate Protests Creative, Effective 1

Heathrow Airport Climate Protests Creative, Effective

Coinciding with expected government approval of a third runway at Heathrow airport [ark | moreark] near London, in recent days protesters dressed as Edwardian era protesters and ate cake and drank champagne [ark] in the airline terminals to...

Earth’s Leading Climate Change Portal Turns 10 Years Old 4

Earth’s Leading Climate Change Portal Turns 10 Years Old

PRESS/SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE Climate Ark celebrates with something old, something new By Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org (Seattle, WA) — The Climate Ark Climate Change Portal at http://www.climateark.org/ turned ten years old...

Geoengineering a Biosphere: Stupid, Dangerous and Doomed to Failure 12

Geoengineering a Biosphere: Stupid, Dangerous and Doomed to Failure

Serious consideration is being given to the mad proposition of engineering the biosphere as a solution to climate change [ark]. Technological pseudo-scientific proposals for humans to engineer atmospheric processes are dubbed “geoengineering” [search] and generally seek to either...

Bush’s Last Climate Obstruction Hurrah Must Not Stop Obama 3

Bush’s Last Climate Obstruction Hurrah Must Not Stop Obama

It is reported President Bush is closing off some of President-Elect Obama's immediate climate policy alternatives [ark] with last minute “midnight” environmental regulations. These include barring the Environmental Protection Agency from considering the effects of climate change on...

Abrupt Climate Change Deemed More Likely Than Ever 4

Abrupt Climate Change Deemed More Likely Than Ever

A major new report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and carried out by the U.S. Geological Survey, cryptically entitled Synthesis and Assessment Report 3.5: Abrupt Climate Change, finds that future climatic shifts have been underestimated [ark],...

Obama Assembles Climate Dream Team 0

Obama Assembles Climate Dream Team

President-Elect Obama's pick of two of the very best — Jane Lubchenco [search] and John Holden [search] — for important positions in his administration, seems to portend a major focus upon climate by the incoming administration. Early indications...

Ambitious Climate Change Policies Cost Effective 0

Ambitious Climate Change Policies Cost Effective

A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that “spending money now to keep climate change in check [ark | moreark] makes sense as it will save us money in the long run.”...

EARTH MEANDERS: Light REDD: The Looming Tragedy of Carbon Markets Paying to Destroy Ancient Forests 16

EARTH MEANDERS: Light REDD: The Looming Tragedy of Carbon Markets Paying to Destroy Ancient Forests

EARTH MEANDERS By Dr. Glen Barry, EcoInternet From Earth's Newsdesk Using carbon funds, the world's governments are poised to subsidize ancient forest logging, claiming it benefits the Earth's climate. REDD's potential support of “low impact” logging of ancient...

Climate Change Intensifies: Abrupt, Deadly and Irreversible 9

Climate Change Intensifies: Abrupt, Deadly and Irreversible

The ecological science continues to accumulate that abrupt, deadly and irreversible climate collapse [search] is well advanced and accelerating. One new study finds climate is changing more quickly and deeply then predicted [ark] in recent IPCC reports [search]....

Despite Global Climate Mandate, Surge in Greenhouse Gases and Failed Leadership 7

Despite Global Climate Mandate, Surge in Greenhouse Gases and Failed Leadership

Greenhouse gases hit a record level last year [ark], well beyond what threatens the habitability of the Earth for humans and all creatures. And indications are that most global citizens are prepared to sacrifice [ark | moreark] and...

Coal Plants Face New Obstacles in U.S. 6

Coal Plants Face New Obstacles in U.S.

A coal plant permit in Utah was rejected [ark] yesterday by the E.P.A on the basis of lack of control of carbon dioxide [search]. The ruling puts in question permits for as many as 100 new plants [search],...

Climate Crisis Quickens, Dramatic Action Warranted 14

Climate Crisis Quickens, Dramatic Action Warranted

Arctic melting leading to methane release [ark | moreark] — a major climate change feedback — has kicked in again after an eight year hiatus, indicating a major quickening of the climate crisis. A global study in Geophysical...

UK, Home of the Industrial Revolution, to Limit Climate Pollutants 4

UK, Home of the Industrial Revolution, to Limit Climate Pollutants

The UK is poised to pass a Climate Change Bill [search] that has been described as “radical” [ark], making it the first country to enact legally binding national targets for reducing the emissions [search] which lead to climate...

Global Ecological Restoration: Yes We Did It, and We Can (will and must immediately begin to) Undo It 1

Global Ecological Restoration: Yes We Did It, and We Can (will and must immediately begin to) Undo It

Two wonderful commentaries today are worthy of merit for communicating well the urgency of climate and global ecological change, while proposing sufficient solutions (both to which EcoInternet is committed). The Yale Environment360 site notes the “urgency of the...

Potent Greenhouse Gas from Manufacture of Solar Cells and TVs Underestimated 3

Potent Greenhouse Gas from Manufacture of Solar Cells and TVs Underestimated

A powerful greenhouse gas [search] produced largely through the manufacture of flat-screen TVs and solar cells has been found to be four times more prevalent in the atmosphere [ark | moreark] than previously thought. Nitrogen trifluoride [search] warms...

WWF’s Inconsistent Climate and Forest Messages 3

WWF’s Inconsistent Climate and Forest Messages

WWF has released a new report entitled “Climate Change: faster, stronger, sooner“, which concludes what many of us have known for some time, that “global warming is accelerating [ark] at a faster rate than climate change experts had...

GUEST: Hansen’s Proposal to Replace Coal with Wood Is Ecologically Misguided 9

GUEST: Hansen’s Proposal to Replace Coal with Wood Is Ecologically Misguided

Amongst scientists, James Hansen [search] has long been one of the clearest voices for strong action against climate change including ending the use of coal [ark | search]. Yet now he advocates replacing coal with wood from vast...

Shared Survival Demands Global Citizens’ Protest Action 6

Shared Survival Demands Global Citizens’ Protest Action

Al Gore this week called for young people to engage in civil disobedience to stop new coal plants [ark | moreark]. As is typical with the Goracle, you never really get the full truth and ecologically sufficient solutions,...

Permafrost Perma-Emergency 15

Permafrost Perma-Emergency

A new study in the journal Bioscience finds permafrost holds twice as much greenhouse gas [ark | moreark] as previously thought, and that “release of even a fraction would accelerate climate change dramatically”. Covering some one fifth of...

Ending Coal: Climate Science That Matters 3

Ending Coal: Climate Science That Matters

Leading climate science Dr. James Hansen [search], who heads NASA's noted Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has called for an immediate halt in the construction of coal-fired power stations [ark | moreark]. This is something EcoInternet has strongly...

What If Global Warming is Non-Linear 3

What If Global Warming is Non-Linear

The interesting and potentially life-defining question of “what if global warming is non-linear” [ark] is worthy of consideration. That is, if we continue to increase carbon emissions, global warming may increase exponentially — ever resulting in more change...

Arctic Going to Hell in a Hand-Basket 8

Arctic Going to Hell in a Hand-Basket

The Arctic's alarmingly rapid loss of summer sea ice [search] continues. The fact the ice has not totally melted this year is no consolation, as last year summer sea ice shrank to a record low, and total loss...