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2014 hottest year on record. What, me worry?

2014 Hottest Year on Record – Some Thoughts

Was 2014 the hottest year or wasn’t it – and does it matter?  – Widely reported this past week was confirmation from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), concurring with the Japanese Meteorological Agency, that 2014 as the hottest year on record. NASA’s GISS Surface Temperature Analysis shows an average global temperature for the year at  at 14.68° Celsius (58.42 Fahrenheit),…

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Developing a sense of deep gratitude for our natural environment may be the best means of spurring the required action to live within its boundaries

Environmental Gratitude and Ecological Action

Environmental gratitude is an approach that can help to inspire ecological action. We need a new way of communicating the urgency of environmental action because it is becoming increasingly apparent that standard fact-based approaches are not getting through. Environmental gratitude encompasses an approach that engenders a full compliment of sentiments required to augur change. As reported in Psychology Today, gratitude is a…

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Findings and Solutions in the Living Planet Report 2012

The WWF’s Living Planet Report (LPR) is the world’s leading science-based analysis on the health of the Earth and the impact of human activity. The ninth biennial publication released in May, reviews the cumulative pressures humans are putting on the planet and the consequent decline in the health of the forests, rivers and oceans. Its key finding is that humanity’s demands are exceeding the…

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Sir David Attenborough: Growth, Population, and the Planet

Presenting the 2011 President’s Lecture of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA), naturalist Sir David Attenborough speaks eloquently on the realities of biodiversity loss and the strains of unsustainable population and economic growth on the natural systems that underpin all life and human endeavor. This video was suggested by a colleague commenting on my recent essay Redefining prosperity…

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Musings of a Malcontent: The Earth in 2012 – Aye Carumba!

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash I am beginning to feel redundant. I mean how many weeks in a row can I talk about oil spills? Seemingly forever at the rate we’re going. If you haven’t seen it yet, there is an absolutely fabulous spill off the coast of Nigeria. Shell Oil clearly…

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Temperature Leads Carbon – Rebutting a Common Denier Myth

The latest from greenman3610 (Peter Sinclair) in the Climate Denial Crock of the Week series. One of the most pernicious myths from the climate denial industry is the idea that “temperature leads carbon.” In other words, the assertion that carbon emissions from human activity are not causing any rise in global temperature averages, but somehow it’s the other way ’round….

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Play the Green Madness Game and learn how to live greener

The Green Madness Competition

Green Madness is a new game designed to raise awareness about practical actions that help protect the Earth from the perils of climate change. This year is the inaugural edition and teams across America are participating in competitions that run from March 20 to April 22, 2011. One of the major obstacles to the progress of environmental movement involves the lack of…

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