Global Warming Resources

Global Warming: To Act or Not to Act

Rob Miller, managing director of the Rhoda Group, gave a talk called A Really Inconvenient Truth last year at the Hillside Club in Berkeley, California. In this clip he discusses the four scenarios of action vs. inaction in the face of climate change. He also talks about how many of the projections from the IPCC’s fourth assessment report are conservative given empirical evidence of …

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ClimateOne: Climate Progress Publisher Joe Romm at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco

I recently attended the following ClimateOne event with Joe Romm, publisher of ClimateProgress and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Romm addresses inaction in Congress on climate, and the inadequacy of the scientific community to deliver their message in the face of the powerful and organized disinformation campaign arrayed against it. A topic we will take up later in a subsequent …

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NOAA State of the Climate Report: Warmest Decade on Record

NOAA's annual State of the Climate Report shows the past decade as the warmest on record

The annual State of the Climate report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) states the evidence is unmistakable that we live in a warming world, with the past decade the warmest on record. The report consolidates data from the oceans as well as the atmosphere, representing the first time for such a large-scale integration. Published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological …

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Plant-a-Tree Program Helps Blogs Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Plants are hard at work absorbing carbon

A moderately popular blog can be very energy intensive. From energy consumed by the computer (or computers) at the bloggers end, to the server farm where the the blogs files are hosted, to the readers’ computers, a typical blog getting about 15,000 visitors per month generates about 3.5 kilograms (kg) of carbon annually. All this was worked out in a study by Harvard physicist …

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EarthTalk: What to Expect from the COP15 Climate Conference in Copenhagen

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: What do organizers hope to accomplish at the upcoming (December 7-18, 2009) United Nations Climate Change Conference being held in Copenhagen? – F. Rojas, Oakland, CA The upcoming COP15 meeting in Denmark—so named because it is the 15th such international gathering of the …

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The Angry Mermaid Greets Corporate Blockers of Climate Action With an Award

Standing watch over its harbor is the iconic symbol of Copenhagen – the Little Mermaid. Soon she will greet the international community coming to Copenhagen as her town hosts the COP15 climate summit early next month. She takes her role as host to the world seriously, but there are some that are coming to her home that make her angry. It is the thousands …

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A National Security Perspective on Climate Change

One key aspect of the discussion this week at the Transatlantic Media Dialog – part of the ongoing effort of climate and energy cooperation began earlier this years as the “Transatlantic Climate Bridge” in which I’ve had the opportunity to participate – was the issue of perception. Specifically how climate change and climate policy is perceived in the US and EU, as well as …

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