Month: May 2012

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Exxon Knows Global Warming is Real, But Doesn’t Want You

Speaking at a Climate One event at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Steve Coll, author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, discusses the lengths Exxon has gone to cast doubt and suspicion on climate science, all while preparing their future business model for the warming world they know, just like the scientist they […]Read More

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A Brief History of Science and Implications for the Environment

Science is the key to societal betterment; it is also crucial to environmental action. Throughout history, cultures that have embraced science have flourished, while societies that have eschewed science have declined.  Now science is driving efforts to find more sustainable means of producing goods and providing services. Science offers balanced and objective technical information on environmental issues. […]Read More

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Developing Countries’ Climate Change Adaptation Costs May Double $100 Billion

Global climate is on track for changes including a greater than 2°C rise in average temperature, and that's going to result in adaptation costs for developing countries well above the World Bank's 2°C estimate of $70 billion by 2020 and as much as $100 billion per year by 2050, according to a report produced by ActionAid, Care, GermanWatch and WWF, which in a report introduced at the Bonn Climate Change Conference urge government leaders to adopt a set of policies to scale up and accelerate climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts.Read More

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Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Wine

Do you love wine, but are also concerned about its carbon footprint? The carbon footprint of wine includes production, packaging, and transportation. Wine is grown using energy intensive petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides, processed through heavy machinery and packaged using glass, corks, glue and labels. That heavy bottle then needs to travel thousands of miles before […]Read More

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Whats the Fracking Problem?

Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” has been associated with water contamination, global warming-causing air pollution, health problems, falling property values and even earthquakes. Each year fracking pumps billions of gallons of water and chemicals deep underground under high pressure to force open cracks and release natural gas. Natural Gas Fracking Problems Exposed According to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the […]Read More