Month: October 2010

Carbon Emissions Energy Policy Renewable Energy

Why Energy Reform is on Shaky Ground – It’s Time

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Since national energy reform is on the rocks, ethanol subsidies for the Midwest and ballot propositions to roll back progressive energy legislation in California are the most important policy fights to watch right now. Neither will revolutionize the way […]Read More

Environmental Environmental Resources Global Warming Resources Video Wildlife

Evolution Lost: Vanishing Biodiversity

The COP10 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Summit wraps up tomorrow in Nagoya, Japan, where participating nations have gathered to attempt to work out a treaty to deal with biodiversity loss. As with last year’s COP15 climate change summit in Copenhagen, what began with soaring rhetoric and exhortations to save the world’s biological diversity, is […]Read More

Global Warming News Solutions

Finding Solutions to Global Warming Even Skeptics Can Support

Just don’t call it global warming Despite the best efforts of those involved in the disinformation campaign against climate science, finding common ground on issues relating to energy and climate is possible. When the agenda moves from sowing confusion and doubt to finding solutions, even those most fervid skeptics of human-caused global warming can find common ground […]Read More

Arctic Climate Science Environmental News Global Warming News Wildlife

Alaska Faces Major Climate Shift in Coming Decades

A recently published study from the University of Alaska has found that the majority of Alaska’s ecosystems and habitat will be significantly altered from climate change in the coming decades – particularly along the coastal region of the state. The study shows that more than half of Alaska’s ecosystems will look very different by the […]Read More

Efficiency Environmental Environmental News International Renewable Energy

Environmental News Wrap: Solar Cheaper than Nuclear; Tea Party Delusions;

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: While gleaning stories from National Geographic (NG) I ran into advertisements  for Shell Oil Company, like at the Scientific American site discussed last week. The story I found on NG focuses on the intersection of water and energy in our […]Read More

Environmental News Environmental Resources Sustainable Economy

Local Food—Where Sustainability Meets Self-Reliance

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Last week, environmentalists and food advocates warily welcomed the news that Walmart plans to expand its local, sustainable food program. The company announced it would double its sales of locally grown food by 2015 and, in new markets, would source from small […]Read More

Climate Change and Politics Climate Change Deniers

Global Warming is an Article of Faith for GOP

Of course, that is denial of global warming and climate science that is an article of faith for Republicans, and most especially for their Tea Party masters. Despite the irony of many climate change denialists characterizing climate science as a “religion,” it is the unflinching rejection of evidence, the alarmist rhetoric of “world government control” […]Read More