Month: June 2009

Climate Change and Politics Global Warming News International Politics

“Two Degrees” of Separation: Obama Needs to Outline his Yardstick

Major groups the U.S. are calling on president Obama to define his "yardstick" on global warming. Many urge the president the goal should be to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to keep an increase in average surface temperatures as far below 2 degrees Celsius or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit as possible. Will Obama express such a definitive goal at the upcoming G8 conference?Read More

Climate Science Efficiency Solutions

How White Roofs Help Reduce Energy Use and Fight Global

For over thirty years, scientists and researchers have studied and quantified the benefits of using white paint for rooftops to dissipate heat and reduce energy effects. The "heat island" effect of cities and urban areas is well known, and this is one easily implemented, low-tech method of reducing the heat generated from buildings and other structures found in an urban setting. Read More