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Politics and its Discontents: This Sounds Promising

Whether this will turn out to be another idea that holds great promise but then comes to nothing will only be known, I guess, in the future, but it does sound promising: The danger of the ever-increasing levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth’s atmosphere has become one of the most pressing issues of our . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: This Sounds Promising

350 or bust: We’re All Passengers on The Titanic Now

* Dr. Richard Alley, climatologist, commenting on atmospheric CO2 levels passing an historic 400ppm last week.

350 or bust: This Earth Day, Let’s Focus On Saving Humans

It’s a snowy and cold Earth Day morning in northwestern Ontario. On this Earth Day, Joe Romm over at Think Progress muses about renaming Earth Day – after all, it’s really humans and our civilization that is in peril at this point by our feckless, reckless and cavalier treatment of the ecosystem that gives us . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: This Earth Day, Let’s Focus On Saving Humans

350 or bust: Naomi Klein: Do The Math, The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Destroying Our Future

Naomi Klein was out in the shattered neighbourhood of Rockaway Park Queens last weekend, participating in the Occupy relief efforts there. In this interview she underscores the importance of both increasing local resilience as a response to our changin… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Naomi Klein: Do The Math, The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Destroying Our Future

350 or bust: Arctic Sends Clear Message: Act Now To Reduce Carbon Dioxide Pollution

There’s not much good news to write about today, as a bubble of cold air from the Arctic moves into central North America. Brace yourself for some record-breaking cold if you (like me) live in that region. But that’s not the worst of it by a long shot; unfortunately this could mean that warmer southern . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Arctic Sends Clear Message: Act Now To Reduce Carbon Dioxide Pollution

350 or bust: The Fight Of Our Time: Breaking The Power of the Dirtiest And Richest Industry On the Planet

Reposted from Watching The Deniers, here’s a recent video from Bill McKibbon which is a call to action. In the video Mr. McKibbon: shares this call to action for what could not only be the biggest fight of our time, but of all time. The fossil fuel industry is quickly destroying the planet, and making . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: The Fight Of Our Time: Breaking The Power of the Dirtiest And Richest Industry On the Planet

Drive-by Planet: Ocean acidification: global warming’s ‘evil twin’

Anthropogenic (man-made) carbon dioxide is responsible for adding to global warming and triggering a host of attendant environmental problems. CO2 has also contributed to a dramatic spike in the acid levels of the oceans – an effect that has been cast as the ‘evil twin’ of climate change – and for good reason.

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DeSmogBlog: 400 PPM Carbon Dioxide Concentrations Breach The Arctic

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There's a saying that trouble comes in threes. Earlier this week, the International Energy Administration announced that emissions reached a record high last year, increasing by 1 Gt worldwide. At the Bonn climate talks, experts have warned that the window to curb a global temperature rise of more than 2 degrees . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: 400 PPM Carbon Dioxide Concentrations Breach The Arctic

350 or bust: Earth Day: Carl Sagan On Global Warming

Via Climate Crocks, Carl Sagan on global warming on Earth Day 19990. Note that Sagan’s C02 numbers reflect the 1990 numbers, not current ones. And when he says that the U.S. generates 21% of the gasses that are responsible for greenhouse effect, he means the extra gases that contribute to atmospheric warming, above and beyond . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Earth Day: Carl Sagan On Global Warming

350 or bust: We’ve Been Messin’ Where We Shouldn’t Have Been A-Messin’

Climate change, You Scary: In which Hank Green details the five scariest things that will likely happen because of climate change. * Find the Sci Show: Where the science goes on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Want to know what to do? Go to: Citizens Climate Lobby to join the movement building the political . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: We’ve Been Messin’ Where We Shouldn’t Have Been A-Messin’

350 or bust: Science: An Operator’s Manual For Planet Earth

The Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University, Richard Alley is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and was recently named a 2011 recipient of a $100,000 Heinz Award for being a leader in climate and polar ice studies. The Heinz Awards, now in their 17th year, honor visionaries who have . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Science: An Operator’s Manual For Planet Earth

DeSmogBlog: The Cornell Team Redux: Shale Gas a Disaster for Climate

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Unconventional gas offers no advantage over other fossil fuels when considering its impact on the climate, according to a new report from a group of researchers at Cornell University. The Cornell Team, who made waves in the shale debate with groundbreaking research on methane leakage in gas production are challenging . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: The Cornell Team Redux: Shale Gas a Disaster for Climate

350 or bust: Citizens Climate Lobby: Progress in Durban On Climate, But We Mustn’t Wait To Act

Citizens Climate Lobby Canada released this response to the recent Durban climate negotiations and the announcement yesterday by Environment Minister Peter Kent that Canada is pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol: While it is encouraging that a path forward now exists for an international agreement on climate change, the deal completed Sunday in Durban, South . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Citizens Climate Lobby: Progress in Durban On Climate, But We Mustn’t Wait To Act

350 or bust: Save Our Climate Act Introduced in U.S. Congress

It’s been an interesting few weeks on the climate front in North America. With the backdrop of the “Occupy” movement, there were some small changes introduced that hopefully signal the start of an all-out campaign by our elected offic… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Save Our Climate Act Introduced in U.S. Congress

350 or bust: On September 24th, The Planet Is Moving. Are You Joining The Ride Beyond Fossil Fuels?

Across Ontario and around the world, September 24th is a a day for people to rally and demand from our elected leaders action on moving beyond fossil fuels. Initiated by 350.org, Moving Planet is a day to put our demands for climate action into motion . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: On September 24th, The Planet Is Moving. Are You Joining The Ride Beyond Fossil Fuels?

350 or bust: Business As Usual Is Over: Value Change Required For Survival

Today’s blog posting was initially posted on 350orbust on June 30, 2010: Chief Oren Lyons said, when speaking about Climate Change at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the UN Headquarters in 2007: We’re talking abou… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Business As Usual Is Over: Value Change Required For Survival

350 or bust: The Trouble With Carbon

More from The Agenda With Steve Paikin, this week broadcasting from the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 – Ingenuity in Energy Solutions being held at the University of Waterloo. Last night’s discussion focused on transportation and how they w… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: The Trouble With Carbon