This guest post comes from DWG.
President Obama made a strong call for action on climate change in his inaugural address. As in the past, he described the potential for economic growth in the transition to energy sources with a much smaller carbon footprint. He also framed the issue in moral terms.
“We will respond to the threat [...]
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January 31st, 2013 · No Comments
This guest post comes from DWG.
January 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment
President Obama’s inaugural address is being accounted for as one of his most progressive statements (certainly to a national audience) as President of the United States. Engaging in ‘climate spotting’, the paragraphs directly discussing Climate Change make it a true centerpiece of this (relatively) short inaugural address.
We, the people, still believe that our obligations [...]
January 15th, 2013 · No Comments
“Those of us who spend our days trawling - and contributing to - the scientific literature on climate change are becoming increasingly gloomy about the future of human civilisation,” said Liz Hanna, convener of the human health division at the Australian National University’s climate change Adaption Network. ‘We are well past the time of [...]
January 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments
Sparked by the White House’s thoughtful (and wonderfully hilarious and must read) rejection of the petition to build a Death Star (by 2016), actor Mark Ruffalo has posted a White House petition calling for a declaration of war on Climate Change.
I just started a petition. Let’s declare War On Climate Change. Figured if [...]
January 10th, 2013 · No Comments
With 1998 either being the hottest or one of the hottest (dependent on which temperature record set one works with) years in recorded history, a constant refrain has been “there has been no warming since …” (or, for awhile, since 1998 was such a peak (aberration), ‘there has been cooling’). That number has been extending [...]
December 31st, 2012 · 9 Comments
The Center for American Progress’ Think Progress website is home for one of the strongest and most widely read climate science / clean energy blogs. Led by Joe Romm, Climate Progress forcefully enters into climate science discussions and provides excellent material about clean energy progress. For anyone (especially Americans) concerned about fostering the conditions for [...]
December 31st, 2012 · 4 Comments
The Washington Post’s Tom Toles well deserved the Pulitzer Prize that he won 22 years ago. And, since then, Toles has regularly demonstrated why he should be in the running for another one year after year … as per yesterday.
As with so many other of his cartoons, Toles demonstrates the power of an excellent political [...]
November 28th, 2012 · 3 Comments
“There must be something I can do … to help our children, to help my grandchildren…. I thought it [global warming] was bullshit … and that is because I listened, I believed Bill O’Reilly … and I saw this movie and now I will apologize to anyone I ever talked into not believing in global [...]
November 12th, 2012 · No Comments
Two recent major Washington Post articles about urban planning and preparing for ‘Sandy-like’ events provided radically different views of the 21st century.
While both 4 November’s “In a perfect storm” (Metro front page) and 5 November’s “In coast communities” (front page) highlighted the challenges for urban planners and politicians in expending (quite significant) resources to reduce the [...]
November 4th, 2012 · No Comments
This guest post comes from meteorologist Paul Douglas. His simple, powerful, and straightforward conclusion is one that we hope American voters follow this Tuesday.
elect politicians who still respect sound science.
Were you impacted by “Nor’easter-cane” Sandy?” Statisticians will debate whether it was a 1 in 100 year storm — or something worse. Insurance companies will calculate [...]