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Jeremy Grantham Called the Financial Crisis. He Has Another Warning for Investors. - Barron's 021220
For more than 15 years, Jeremy Grantham, co-founder of the Boston-based asset-management firm GMO—and credited with predicting the 2000 and 2008 downturns—has spoken out about the perils of the changing climate and what it means for life on Earth.
Now the world is paying attention. The World Economic Forum has determined that the top five risks are climate-change related, with extreme weather as the No. 1 global risk. And the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) announced Wednesday that its program has...
vcap  sustainability  investing  climate_change 
6 weeks ago by fulab
Extreme heat dominates over eastern half of United States - The Washington Post 100219
A heat dome over the eastern half of the nation is bringing high temperatures characteristic of July. (WeatherBell.com)
It’s another steamy summer day across the eastern half of the United States. The only problem? It’s October.
Temperatures are peaking on Wednesday during an extended stretch of high heat and humidity east of the Mississippi River. The mercury is soaring well into the 90s from the nation’s capital to Florida to Texas, and just about everywhere in between. Wednesday looks to be the hottest day before the heat settles south of Interstate 20 by Friday and into the weekend.
gh  weather  jourbal_2019  climate_change 
october 2019 by fulab
This Red Oak Tree Has Its Own Twitter And It Shares Insight About Climate Change : NPR 081419
Deep in a forest of central Massachusetts stands an average red oak tree. Nothing is special about it, except for the fact that it tweets, offering insight into climate change.
gh  trees  climate_change  books  Twitter 
august 2019 by fulab
Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak: Lynda V. Mapes: 9780295746661: Amazon.com: Books
Seasonal changes in nature are among the most readily observable clues to the biological effects of climate change. "It came to me," writes acclaimed environment reporter Lynda Mapes, "You could tell the story of climate change―and more―through a single, beloved, living thing: a tree." Mapes chronicles her yearlong quest to understand a wizened witness to our world: a red oak, over one hundred years old, in the Harvard Forest. A tree that has seen it all, from our changing relationship with nature in our industrialized and digitized lives to the altered clockwork of nature.
Mapes evokes the wonder and joy of forests, and the poetics and botany of trees, living intimately with her oak through four seasons. She dives deeply into the world of self-described "tree geeks" and becomes one herself, exploring her tree from roots to crown. She also offers a clear-eyed assessment of what the tree tells us about climate change, from the heartwood at its core to the photosynthetic cycle deep in its leaves.
gh  books  trees  climate_change 
august 2019 by fulab
17 Powerful Books About Climate Change | Buzzfeed 042519
From Naomi Klein to Barbara Kingsolver, these authors explain the consequences of our warming planet — and imagine its future.
gh  books  climate_change 
april 2019 by fulab
The Audio File: 5 Climate Change Books to Listen To This Spring | Literary Hub
It’s become hard to think about nature without considering its future. For some regions of the planet, the future is already here. Wilderness was once a refuge, an escape from civilization, but what is nature to us now that it’s also one of civilizations greatest problems? “But maybe this is the best time to write...
gh  books  climate_change 
april 2019 by fulab
Every Day is Earth Day: 365 Books to Start Your Climate Change Library | Literary Hub
The idea of a single day devoted to the earth is absurd. In the 49 years since the first Earth Day was celebrated, human civilization—checked by neither morality nor policy—has wrecked devastation upon the planet, increasing with each passing year of excess and inaction the likelihood that coming generations will live in a world unrecognizable.
gh  books  climate_change 
april 2019 by fulab
Want to Escape Global Warming? These Cities Promise Cool Relief - The New York Times 041319
While climate change affects everywhere, some areas in America will be less affected than others. And some of those fortunate places, it happens, might be looking for people.
gh  climate_change  Great_Lakes  Duluth 
april 2019 by fulab
5 of the Best TED Talks About Renewable Energy - EcoWatch 041719
Let's be real: Renewable energy is super cool. Harnessing virtually limitless energy from the natural world? Check. Without releasing dangerous carbon pollution into our atmosphere? Double check.
Around the world, cities, states, countries, and companies are making the switch to clean, renewable energy to help stop climate change. Better yet? It just makes good economic sense.
Here are five eye-opening TED Talks that show how renewables are taking over every corner of the world — from Bhutan to Costa Rica, back to Germany, and more.
This Country Isn't Just Carbon Neutral — It's Carbon
gh  renewable_energy  climate_change  TED 
april 2019 by fulab
New York’s Aggressive Climate Law Takes Aim at Skyscrapers | WIRED 041819
The city's new rules compel the owners of big buildings to dramatically reduce their carbon emissions as part of a broad package of climate reforms.
gh  climate_change  city  urbanism  NYC 
april 2019 by fulab
The world's largest investor says a $3.8 trillion market faces growing climate-change risk | Markets Insider 041919
Climate change threatens an increasingly large part of the $3.8 trillion US municipal bond market, the asset manager BlackRock warned. The firm analyzed the economic impact of climate change-related risks - like flooding and hurricane-force winds - could have at a local level in the coming years. Visit MarketsInsider.com for more stories. BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, is doubling down on its view that investors in the US don't yet fully appreciate the risks surrounding climate
vcap  investing  climate_change  muni_bonds 
april 2019 by fulab
One of Alaska’s warmest springs on record is causing a dangerous thaw - The Washington Post 041919
UTQIAGVIK, Alaska — Bryan Thomas doesn’t want any more “wishy-washy conversations about climate change.”
For four years, he has served as station chief of the Barrow Atmospheric Baseline Observatory, America’s northernmost scientific outpost in its fastest-warming state. Each morning, after digging through snow to his office’s front door, Thomas checks the preliminary number on the observatory’s carbon dioxide monitor. On a recent Thursday it was almost 420 parts per million — nearly twice as high as the global preindustrial average.
It’s just one number, he said. But there’s no question in his mind about what it means.
Alaska is in the midst of one of the warmest springs the state has ever experienced — a transformation that has disrupted livelihoods and cost lives. The average temperature for March recorded at the NOAA observatory in Utquiagvik (which was known as Barrow before 2016, when the city voted to go by its traditional Inupiaq name) was 18.6 degrees Fahrenheit above normal. Fairbanks notched its first consecutive March days when the temperature never dropped below freezing. Ice roads built on frozen waterways — a vital means of transportation in the state — have become weak and unreliable. At least five people have died this spring after falling through ice that melted sooner than expected.
gh  climate_change  Alaska  WaPo 
april 2019 by fulab
Climate Change Could Leave Thousands of Lakes Ice-Free - The New York Times 020519
Global warming is melting glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica, but for millions of people, ice is vanishing closer to home as lakes lose heir winter cover.
In a study published last week in the journal Nature Climate Change, scientists for the first time quantified the effects of rising temperatures on ice cover across 1.4 million lakes in the Northern Hemisphere. They found that, from Wisconsin to Japan, thousands of lakes that used to freeze reliably every winter already see some years without ice, and that “an extensive loss of lake ice will occur within the next generation.”
gh  climate_change  Lakes 
february 2019 by fulab
POLITICO Playbook PM: Pelosi’s SOTU guests, Trump’s pre-speech message and who Elizabeth Warren dined with - POLITICO 020519
CLIMATE FILES -- “Climate Change Could Leave Thousands of Lakes Ice-Free,” by NYT’s Nadja Popovich: “In a study published last week in the journal Nature Climate Change, scientists for the first time quantified the effects of rising temperatures on ice cover across 1.4 million lakes in the Northern Hemisphere.
“They found that, from Wisconsin to Japan, thousands of lakes that used to freeze reliably every winter already see some years without ice, and that ‘an extensive loss of lake ice will occur within the next generation.’ The vanishing ice will affect cold-water ecosystems and be felt by millions of people who live near northern lakes, the study said.” NYT
KTP  Politico_Playbook  climate_change  lakes 
february 2019 by fulab
Hundreds Of Sea Turtles Are Freezing To Death In Frigid Waters Off The Northeast US |112518
Nearly 200 sea turtles have died off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the past week, freezing to death in what wildlife rescuers call a once-in-a-lifetime weather event.
The turtles apparently fell victim to the recent cold snap in the northeast, as well as strong winds and the treachery of the Cape’s hook-shaped geography. Jenette Kerr, communications coordinator for Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, told the Cape Cod Times that the "vast majority of them" were "frozen solid."
Many of the turtles were found frozen in slushy ice water, while others were washed up on shore. Kemp’s Ridley turtles, one of the world's most endangered sea turtles, were among them.
Experts say warming ocean temperatures have drawn the turtles further north. However, when the weather snaps to frigid, they can be caught off guard and left essentially defenseless against the elements.
Sea turtle rescues started in earnest in October, but wildlife rescuers say the past week has been the deadliest ever recorded. A 300-pound leatherback turtle that rescuers tried to save was one of the casualties.
gh  turtles  climate_change  Cape_Cod 
november 2018 by fulab
Top 5 Alternative Energy ETFs for 2018 | Investopedia 122917
The alternative energy space has not been as lucrative as environmentally-conscious investors would like. And with the Trump administration promoting legislation that would cut resources for alternative energy, the immediate future for the sector could be turbulent. However, those interested in gaining some exposure to this potentially profitable market can diversify across several companies by buying alternative energy exchange-traded funds. (See also: Alternative Energy ETFs Drop to Key Support.)
The potential for this sector is very large due to growing awareness about global warming and the depletion of oil reserves over time. In addition, with oil prices expected to keep rising, alternative energy is becoming more attractive to many consumers. This can boost the bottom lines of alternative energy companies.
We selected five alternative energy ETFs based on market cap, liquidity and year-to-date returns. All performance figures are current as of December 28, 2017.
KTP  vcap  investing  climate_change 
february 2018 by fulab
Tillerson Used ‘Alias’ Email for Climate Messages, Schneiderman Says - Bloomberg
Erik Larson: “New York says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used an email alias to discuss climate change while he was Exxon Mobil Corp.’s chief executive: Wayne Tracker. Tillerson sent messages from the account to discuss the risks posed by climate change, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a court filing about his office’s fraud investigation of the company. Tillerson, whose middle name is Wayne, used the Wayne Tracker account on the Exxon system from at least 2008 through 2015, Schneiderman said. Schneiderman made the claim in a letter Monday to Justice Barry Ostrager in New York state court in Manhattan, accusing Exxon of failing to turn over all relevant documents required by a court order.
“The filing comes in a protracted legal dispute in which Exxon seeks to derail probes by New York and Massachusetts into whether the company misled investors for years about the possible impact of climate change on its business. Tillerson used the account for ‘secure and expedited communications between select senior company officials and the former chairman for a broad range of business-related topics,’ after his primary account began receiving too many messages, Exxon spokesman Alan Jeffers said in an email.”
KTP  Trump  climate_change  global_citizen 
march 2017 by fulab
Trump Has Choices to Make on Climate Policy. What Would You Do? - The New York Times
NYT NOW IN THE QUIZ GAME: Reporter Tatiana Schlossberg created a climate/environmental policy quiz that explores “what’s at stake in many of [Trump’s] complicated policy decisions. ... Each choice you make will reveal a little cloud, either white or gray, depending on whether the decision is relatively good for the environment and the climate, or not as good. But keep in mind, the climate will keep changing whatever policies the new administration adopts.”
KTP  Trump  climate_change  information_design 
february 2017 by fulab
EPA science under scrutiny by Trump political staff
AP’s Michael Biesecker and Seth Borenstein: “The Trump administration is mandating that any studies or data from scientists at the [EPA] undergo review by political appointees before they can be released to the public. The communications director for President Donald Trump’s transition team at EPA, Doug Ericksen, said Wednesday the review also extends to content on the federal agency’s website, including details of scientific evidence showing that the Earth’s climate is warming and man-made carbon emissions are to blame. Former EPA staffers said Wednesday the restrictions imposed under Trump far exceed the practices of past administrations.”
bf  Trump  open_source_software  climate_change 
january 2017 by fulab
Federal workers' Twitter brushfire burns Trump - POLITICO
Donald Trump may be a master of combat on Twitter, but he’s suddenly run into a growing digital uprising — anonymous federal workers who are using social media to tweak the president even as his agencies crack down on information-sharing.
This Twitter rebellion, apparently centered at the National Park Service, is winning cheers from liberal activists who seize on every 140-character outburst for signs of anti-Trump resistance. It’s also forcing Trump’s agencies to mount a whack-a-mole response, as they delete tweets about climate change and order employees to stay quiet online, each time stirring up headlines alleging an information lockdown.
bf  Trump  resistance  Twitter  open_access_science  climate_change 
january 2017 by fulab
Trump administration tells EPA to cut climate page from website: sources | Reuters
Valerie Volcovici: “The employees were notified by EPA officials on Tuesday that the administration had instructed EPA’s communications team to remove the website's climate change page, which contains links to scientific global warming research, as well as detailed data on emissions. The page could go down as early as Wednesday ... ‘If the website goes dark, years of work we have done on climate change will disappear,’ one of the EPA staffers told Reuters, who added some employees were scrambling to save some of the information housed on the website, or convince the Trump administration to preserve parts of it.”
bf  Trump  open_access_science  double_speak  censorship  climate_change 
january 2017 by fulab
Badlands National Park Tweets on Climate After EPA Blackout | Time.com 012417
Katie Reilly: “Badlands National Park posted several facts about climate change on its official Twitter account Tuesday afternoon, sharing statistics that might contradict the beliefs of President Donald Trump’s new administration. ‘Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years. #climate,’ the park tweeted on Tuesday. ... The tweets didn’t last long, and had been deleted by early Tuesday evening.”
bf  Trump  double_speak  censorship  climate_change 
january 2017 by fulab
Information lockdown hits Trump’s federal agencies - POLITICO 012417
Andrew Restuccia, Alex Guillen and Nancy Cook: “Federal agencies are clamping down on public information and social media in the early days of Donald Trump’s presidency, limiting employees’ ability to issue news releases, tweet, make policy pronouncements or otherwise communicate with the outside world, according to memos and sources from multiple agencies. The steps to mute federal employees — seen to varying degrees in the Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of the Interior, Transportation, Agriculture and Health and Human Services — are sparking early fears of a broader crackdown across the government, as Trump vows to pursue an agenda sharply at odds with his predecessor. … ‘From what we can tell, the cloud of Mordor is descending across the federal service,’ said Jeff Ruch, executive director of the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.”
bf  Trump  double_speak  censorship  climate_change 
january 2017 by fulab
Outdated FEMA Flood Maps Don't Account For Climate Change : NPR 091516
The floods that hit Louisiana last month were caused by rainfall that was unlike anything seen there in centuries. Most of the southern part of the state was drenched with up to 2 or 3 inches in an hour. A total of 31 inches fell just northeast of Baton Rouge in about three days; 20 parishes were declared federal disaster areas. | Climate scientists and flood managers suspect there could more like that to come — in Louisiana and in other parts of the country. | There have always been extraordinary rainstorms — storms stronger than anyone can remember. But Nicholas Pinter, a geologist at the University of California, Davis, who researches floods, says we shouldn't write these off as once-in-a-lifetime freak events.
gh  climate_change  maps  floods  water  NPR 
september 2016 by fulab
Climate Change Happened Today - On The Media - WNYC 082616
The Red Cross estimates that the recent Louisiana flooding is the worst natural disaster in the US since Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Yet Louisiana journalists noticed a distinct lack of coverage of the historically damaging rainfall for days after the devastation was clear. Even the public editor of The New York Times called the paper out for failing to give Louisiana the attention it deserved. | Andrew Revkin agrees. He writes for the Dot Earth blog at the Times, teaches at Pace University, and co-hosts the Warm Regards podcast about climate change. He talks to Brooke about the peculiarities of the story (the rainstorm didn't get a name, for instance) and how it fits into a bigger pattern of disastrous weather that accompanies climate change.
gh  climate_change  Louisiana  blindfla 
august 2016 by fulab
Louisiana Doesn't Look Like What You Think It Looks Like - On The Media - WNYC 082616
According to a famous statistic, Louisiana is losing about a football field of land every hour due to coastal erosion. That's 16 square miles lost every year; between the 1930s and 2000, land mass equaling the size of Delaware disappeared. | So why hasn't the shape of the state changed? Why do we still see the iconic boot as the symbol of Louisiana? | In 2014, Brett Anderson of the Times-Picayune wrote "Louisiana Loses Its Boot" for the website Matter. The piece proposes a radical reassessment of what we think of as "Louisiana," a new symbol that doesn't include marshland as solid land. Anderson talks to Brooke about why his map still isn't accurate, but why he hopes it'll start a conversation.
blindfla  gh  maps  Louisiana  climate_change  OTM 
august 2016 by fulab
Louisiana Loses Its Boot – Matter – Medium 2014
Brett Anderson: The boot-shaped state isn’t shaped like a boot anymore. That’s why we revised its iconic outline to reflect the truth about a sinking, disappearing place.
blindfla  gh  maps  Louisiana  climate_change 
august 2016 by fulab
Living on Earth: What We’re Fighting For Now Is Each Other | 112715
Wen Stephenson was a moderate liberal and a journalist with NPR before an epiphany about global warming changed everything. Wen speaks with host Steve Curwood about his journey into the climate movement, and his new book about activists on the frontlines of the fight for climate justice ["What We’re Fighting For Now Is Each Other"]. STEPHENSON: So what I realized, around this time in my life, I had started taking walks around some really beautiful conservation land around near where I live. I live in Wayland, Mass., which is west of Boston and just down the road from Walden Pond really. My house is about five or six miles south of Walden Pond, and that was one of the places that I occasionally would walk. In fact, one time I decided to get up early on a Saturday morning and walk to Walden Pond. But it really didn't have much to do with Henry David Thoreau at that point. It was just for the sake of walking, but when I had my climate freak out moment in the spring of 2010, I decided to go back to Thoreau. And the thing I realized as I went back and reread Walden, read his great essays, is that not only is Henry David Thoreau really a deeply spiritual writer—something I never really thought about before. On top of that, Henry Thoreau, who is sort of this icon of the American environmental movement, was not an “environmentalist”, you know, quote unquote. That word would've meant nothing to him, but what he was, unquestionably, was a radical abolitionist. He was a human rights activist. He was deeply involved in the underground railroad along with his mother and his sisters. He personally sheltered runaway slaves defying the fugitive slave law there in the early 1850s. At one point, he even spirited an accomplice of John Brown's Harpers Ferry raid. And this is at no small risk personally to Thoreau. This man, he was smuggling out of Concord had a price on his head. And so the way I think of it, the way I articulate this in the book is that Thoreau's very spiritual awakening in nature really led him back to society and to a very radical political engagement on behalf of his fellow human beings. And so as I like to think of it, as I put it, for Henry Thoreau to live in harmony with nature, so to speak, really is to act in solidarity with one's fellow human beings because the two can't really be separated.
gh  Henry_Thoreau  climate_change  books  radicalization 
december 2015 by fulab
Global count reaches 3 trillion trees : Nature News & Comment 090215
Rachel Ehrenberg: "There are roughly 3 trillion trees on Earth — more than seven times the number previously estimated — according to a tally1 by an international team of scientists. The study also finds that human activity is detrimental to tree abundance worldwide. Around 15 billion trees are cut down each year, the researchers estimate; since the onset of agriculture about 12,000 years ago, the number of trees worldwide has dropped by 46%. | “The scale of human impact is astonishing,” says Thomas Crowther, an ecologist now at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology in Wageningen who led the study while at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. “Obviously we expected humans would have a prominent role, but I didn’t expect that it would come out as the as the strongest control on tree density.” | The previously accepted estimate of the world’s tree population, about 400 billion, was based mostly on satellite imagery. Although remote imaging reveals a lot about where forests are, it does not provide the same level of resolution that a person counting trunks would achieve. | Crowther and his colleagues merged these approaches by first gathering data for every continent except Antarctica from various existing ground-based counts covering about 430,000 hectares. These counts allowed them to improve tree-density estimates from satellite imagery. Then the researchers applied those density estimates to areas that lack good ground inventories. For example, survey data from forests in Canada and northern Europe were used to revise estimates from satellite imagery for similar forests in remote parts of Russia."
gh  trees  ecology  ecosystem  climate_change  science_news 
september 2015 by fulab
Tree Counter Is Astonished By How Many Trees There Are : Goats and Soda : NPR 090215
Here is a pop quiz: How many trees are on the planet? | Most people have no idea. | A new study [published this week in Nature] says the answer is more than 3 trillion trees — that's trillion with a T, and that number is about eight times more than a previous estimate. | Thomas Crowther was inspired to do this tree census a couple of years ago, when he was working at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He had a friend who was working with a group with an ambitious goal: trying to fight global warming by planting a billion trees. A billion trees sounded like a lot. But was it really?
gh  trees  climate_change  NPR 
september 2015 by fulab
The realistic and the optimal ways to overhaul energy taxes | Felix Salmon 020414
"Charles Komanoff, of the Carbon Tax Center, responded to Baucus’s discussion draft last month, in testimony to his committee. Komanoff’s paper is conceptually simple: he asks what the outcome would be if instead of subsidizing clean energy, the government decided to go ahead and tax carbon emissions directly. | The first big difference, of course, would be fiscal. Komanoff takes 2024 as his base year, and reckons that under the Baucus plan, the government subsidies will cost taxpayers some $39 billion in per year, in ten years’ time. A carbon tax set at roughly the same level, on the other hand, would generate a whopping $450 billion per year in fresh government revenues. That’s enough money to make the system progressive, rather than regressive: checks could be sent out to lower- and middle-class households to cover any extra expenses they suffered as a result of the carbon tax. The Baucus proposal, by contrast, is regressive: most of the benefits would end up flowing to the highest-income households with the highest energy use. | President Obama has said that addressing climate change will be a top priority of his second term — but he said that it would be a top priority of his first term, too, and he did exactly nothing on that front in his first four years. I doubt that Komanoff’s testimony came as any surprise to Baucus: it’s a well known fact in Washington that a carbon tax would be an extremely efficient way of raising much-needed revenues, reducing US carbon emissions, and helping America achieve energy independence. But Washington is not a town which tends to embrace efficient or logical solutions. If we’re going to reduce carbon emissions any time soon, we have a much higher chance of doing so with carrots than we do with sticks. Even when the sticks are much more effective."
bf.  climate_change  carbon  taxes 
february 2014 by fulab
A mystery at the bottom of the Great Lakes food web | Michigan Radio 100213
Phytoplankton – the algae that are food for plankton which in turn feed fish – are behaving strangely. They’re surrounded by a nutrient they need to grow. But for some reason, they’re not using it. The puzzle has big implications for how scientists think about the Great Lakes’ future in a warming world.
gh  Great_Lakes  ecosystem  climate_change 
october 2013 by fulab
Too warm for your fried perch dinner? | Michigan Radio 100313
Yellow perch are a staple of firehouse and church fish fries, and the delicate fish on that dish might once have lived in the Great Lakes. But warmer lake waters in a changing climate threaten the yellow perch population as well as other popular cool water fish, like walleye.
gh  Great_Lakes  climate_change  food  fisf 
october 2013 by fulab
Warmer waters fuel toxic algal blooms in the Great Lakes | Michigan Radio 100413
Big, ugly algal blooms are reappearing in the western basin (and sometimes the central basin) of Lake Erie. The blooms happen when excess nutrients – mostly phosphorus – run off into the lake from farms and sewage treatment plants. Some of these kinds of algae produce toxins that are among the most powerful natural poisons on Earth. Over the past decade, these algal blooms have been common in Lake Erie. And scientists predict climate change could make the problem worse.
gh  Great_Lakes  climate_change 
october 2013 by fulab
2010 Report: Climate Change — Report on Climate Change
In this 2010 State of the Birds report, we consider one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time, climate change. How will the impacts of climate change influence our bird populations and their habitats? Accelerated climate change as a result of human activities is altering the natural world as we know it, diminishing the quality of our environment. This report calls attention to the collective efforts needed to protect nature’s resources for the benefit of people and wildlife.
birds  blindfla  climate_change  ecosystem 
march 2010 by fulab
Author: Polar Bears Are 'On Thin Ice' : NPR 112209
Polar bears are some of the most high-profile victims of global warming. They’re irresistibly cute, and author Richard Ellis says they’ll disappear from the wild within a hundred years as irreversible warming destroys the polar ice caps. Ellis talks to host Guy Raz about his new book, On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear.
ecology  wilderness  climate_change  books  npr 
november 2009 by fulab
Thomas Friedman's Argument For 'Geo-Greenism' : NPR 090808
Thomas Friedman is a man bent on revolution. In his new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded, the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist writes about the need for a green revolution — and calls upon Americans to lead the charge. Friedman argues that the U.S. can help revive itself at home and abroad by finding solutions to global warming.
peak_oil  globalization  Environment  climate_change  books  politics  npr  z08_9 
september 2008 by fulab
Science Friday Archives: Going Green: Energy Conservation 062008
concrete steps you can take to conserve energy. Plus -- is 'miles per gallon' the wrong way to think about energy usage? A new paper published this week in the journal Science says that MPG may be misleading -- that 'gallons per trip'
energy  conservation  climate_change  NPR  foot-rage  z08_6 
june 2008 by fulab
Climate Progress
Climate Progress is dedicated to providing the progressive perspective on climate science, climate solutions, and climate politics. It is a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. | Joseph Romm, physicist and climate expert. He served in the US Department of Energy in the Clinton Administration. He’s now a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and editor of the blog climateprogress.org.
blogs  climate_change  ecology  economics  energy  z08_6  green_blog  On_Point  z09_03 
june 2008 by fulab
Clive Thompson Thinks: Desktop Orb Could Reform Energy Hogs - Wired - 072407
"This is the psychological paradox of ambient information: We're more likely to act on a subtle but continuously present message than an intermittent one we're forced to stare at."
information_design  energy  climate_change  lifehacks  science_communication  z07_8 
august 2007 by fulab
NPR : Cold-Adverse Plants Warm Up to a New Home 062807
With apologies to most of the country, we gardeners in the Pacific Northwest are spoiled rotten. Our temperate climate enables us to grow a glut of the world's plants.
garde  climate_change  ecosystem  NPR  z07_06 
june 2007 by fulab

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