Posts Tagged ‘climate‘

The Seven Dimensions of Climate Change: Join the New Conversation

Einstein said everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler. So what’s the right kind of simple for the world’s most complex challenge? I really appreciate one of the reasons listed for this type of distinguishing conversation: to “encourage necessary conversations between individuals

Pope Francis will call for the religious vote to act on climate change

In 2015, the pope will issue a lengthy message on the subject to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, give an address to the UN general assembly and call a summit of the world’s main religions…“Our academics supported the pope’s initiative to influence next year’s crucial

Attempts to stop catastrophic climate change are futile, says UN report

Anti-emissions policies adopted by world governments are decreasing the amount of harmful gas emitted in some countries, but the report warns it’s not enough when developing nations produce more gases than limited political controls can remove. Emissions in most Western countries are falling as economies

jtotheizzoe: How to win a climate change argument, in one chart. (via Slate Magazine) Keep this in mind the next time climate change is up for debate!

Your 2012 climate change scorecard | Grist

Link: Your 2012 climate change scorecard | Grist • The United Nations did nothing. Fifty thousand people met in Rio; who-knows-how-many traveled to Qatar. And that all resulted in a vague promise to maybe do something in 2013. The U.N.’s ability to mandate change is

Climate Change, The Debate’s Great Unmentionable : The New Yorker

Link: Climate Change, The Debate’s Great Unmentionable : The New Yorker the exchange deserves attention because it demonstrates why America has never had—and, at the rate things are going, never will have—an even remotely sane energy policy” Gerd comments: totally pathetic, really ;) October 20,

Al Gore nails it: planetary emergency!

Link: Al Gore nails it: planetary emergency! Satellite images show the Arctic ice cap melted to 1.32 million square miles (3.4 million square kilometers) as of September 16, the predicted lowest point for the year, according to data from the National Snow and Ice Data