Tag Archives: climate-change

U.S. Pledges Far-Reaching Climate Cooperation with China and Japan: the Possibility of Progress Beyond Formal UN Climate Talks

John Kerry made climate change a centerpiece of his first Asia tour as Secretary of State over the weekend, signing agreements with both Japan and China for cooperation in implementing practical measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The agreements with both nations stressed practical measures available for reducing greenhouse gases, largely ignoring the contentious United Nations process for hammering out an international climate change agreement that …

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The Promise of Climate Change Education Standards

“In order to learn the nature of the myriad things, you must know that although they may look round or square, the other features of oceans and mountains are infinite in variety; whole worlds are there. It is so not only around you, but also directly beneath your feet, or in a drop of water.” -Genjo Koan Education is a vital part of forging …

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EarthTalk: Airplane Emissions and Climate Change

Airplane emissions: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that CO2 emitted by jets can survive in the atmosphere for upwards of 100 years, and that its combination with other gas and particulate emissions could have double or four times the warming effect as CO2 emissions alone.

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Why is it that airplane exhaust is so much worse for the environment than engine emissions on the ground? — Winona Sharpe, New York, NY While air travel today accounts for just three percent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, the carbon dioxide (CO2) and …

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Enviro News Wrap: Largest Solar Concentrating Plant in Abu Dhabi; Obama’s Climate Commitment; Tar Sands Pipeline Corrosion, and more

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The oil from the Canadian Alberta Tar Sands contains more sulfur than other oil so it is more corrosive and wears through pipelines quicker. Would you want this oil suddenly flowing through the pipelines in your community? Some people in New England are faced with this …

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Infographic: Climate Change, Humanity, and Planet Earth

Climate change and planet earth

This infographic from Learn Stuff spells out some of the most compelling evidence that climate change is now occurring. While I don’t think climate change is “destroying the Earth” as the title of the infographic says, I do think it is changing the Earth as we know it, and in the process altering ecosystem change and collapse, extinction and altered habitats for all of Earth’s inhabitants. …

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US Insurance Industry Ill-Prepared to Deal with Climate Change Risk, Impacts

Eleven extreme weather events took place in the US in 2012. Each left at least $1 billion in damages in their wake. Besides the cost in human life, Superstorm Sandy left behind some $50 billion in economic losses, along with insured losses by property & casulty (P&C) insurers in the tens of billions of dollars. US insurance companies are well aware of the rising …

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Enviro News Wrap: Fracking Regulation; Climate Change National Security Threat; Rainforest Resilience, and more…

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Climate Change is a military issue: Even if the general public does not commonly accept this the military sure does and is taking the coming changes to our planet quite seriously. Rainforests and global warming: Predicting how planet Earth will respond to the epic amount of pollution …

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