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 may not occur. This is the 8th major conservation victory for EcoInternet (EI) in 2010, though chronic…… Continue reading RELEASE VICTORY! UN to Impose Geoengineering Moratorium on Risky Climate Techno-Fixes

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 speech last week advocating painting rooftops and roadways white to reflect sunlight may be yet another attempt…… Continue reading RELEASE: Geo-Engineering and Biochar: White Roofs, Black Dust and Slippery Slopes

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 decade. And it launches the state on an ambitious path toward cutting its overall heat-trapping emissions by…… Continue reading VICTORY! California Leads in Saying No to Deforestation Biofuels

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 finding that opens the door to future regulation of such emissions under the Clean Air Act. EI…… Continue reading RELEASE: United States Starts Down Long, Difficult Road to Sufficient Climate Change Policy

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 project of EcoInternet CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org (Earth) — An international declaration was today launched by…… Continue reading RELEASE: Global Civil Society Opposes Charred Earth Policy

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, requires the nation to produce 36 billion gallons of biofuels [search] by 2022. At the moment, most…… Continue reading Climate, Rainforest and Other Environmental Impacts of Corn Ethanol Gaining Prominence