A case for compensation for climate change destruction

Release URL | BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday January 2, 2014 | By Sir Ronald Sanders Can the countries of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) take international legal action against the States that are warming the planet with devastating consequences not only for their survival, but in some cases even their existence? This question comes into sharp focus…

Separate Oil and State

The democratic process has been hijacked. Share and like if you agree. Then repeat till we get Democracy back. Annual lobbying on Oil & Gas Industry Profile: Summary, 2013 Total for Oil & Gas: $105,176,582 Total Number of Clients Reported: 182 Total Number of Lobbyists Reported: 724 Total Number of Revolvers: 444 (61.3%) Related Inside Story President Obama’s new Climate…

Planet likely to warm by 4C by 2100, scientists warn

Peter Sinclair: Sherwood’s paper shoots more holes into lingering hopes that climate sensitivity, the amount of warming we expect for a given rise in CO2, might be lower than we thought – that maybe temp rises could be more moderate in the future. One of the last, lingering, tattered bastions of climate denial has been that, somehow,…

Ocean Acidification Summary for Policymakers 2013

Published by IGBP November 14, 2013 This summary for policymakers reports on the state of scientific knowledge on ocean acidification, based on the latest research presented at The Third Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World, held in Monterey, California, in September 2012. Experts present the projected changes from ocean acidification for ecosystems and the people who rely on…

Extreme Ice Storm, Ontario 2013

[View the story “22 Amazing Photos of the Ontario Ice Storm” on Storify] Related Strongest Jet Stream Ever Recorded To Bring Two Super Storms To United Kingdom Region This Week With Possible Tornadoes In Ireland Jennifer Francis – Understanding the Jetstream Where has Siberia’s winter gone? and some images Heatwave expected to hit one-third of Australia over…

Ecological conversations and systems thinking

Reynolds, Martin (2010). Ecological conversations and systems thinking. In: RGS-IBG Annual Inter-national Conference: Confronting the Challenges of the Post-Crisis Global Economy and Environment, 1-3 Sep 2010, London, UK. Release URL | PDF Abstract Ideas like ‘ecosystems approach’ or ‘complex adaptive systems’ are often invoked as a panacea for addressing the complex interrelationships and interdependencies associated with issues…

Bamboo, Pyrolysis, Bio-Char & Mycorrhizal Fungi: Nature’s Machine to Draw Carbon Down Exponentially

Uploaded on YouTube Feb 4, 2012: Charlotte O’Brien, Director of Bio Bamboo and CO2 Drawdown Solutions, explains how to significantly draw down Carbon from the atmosphere and sequester it as a Bio-Char soil conditioner using Bamboo to fuel Pyrolysis. Adding the Bio-Char to depleted soil fosters the spread of Mycorrhizal fungus in the soil, which…

A Nonviolent Insurgency for Climate Protection

Where the old institutions have failed, insurgent global citizens must now defend the climate directly and preserve the public trust for generations to come. By Jeremy Brecher, December 10, 2013 When 30 climate activists from 18 countries protested drilling at an oil platform operated by Gazprom in the Russian Arctic, they represented the people of the world…

The melting of permafrost

Permafrost Methane Time Bomb

First published on YouTube Sep 9, 2012: Because of global warming, permafrost — the frozen ground that covers the top of the world — has been thawing rapidly over the last three decades. But there is cause for concern beyond the far north, because the carbon released from thawing permafrost could raise global temperatures even…

Why you should be angry and why anger isn’t enough

Published on YouTube Aug 20, 2013: About the Speaker: One of the world’s top climate diplomats, John Ashton is now an independent commentator and adviser on the politics of climate change. From 2006-12 he served as Special Representative for Climate Change to three successive UK Foreign Secretaries, spanning the current Coalition and the previous Labour…

Climate Change, Clashes and Riots

Are recent clashes and riots affected by climate change? And if so to what extent? An exhaustive study of a wide range of conflicts over thousands of years has found that rising temperatures are inevitably linked to an increase in violence. Stand by for more violence. As planetary temperatures rise, so does the likelihood of…

Climate-induced migration on the rise

Climate change is not only throwing ecosystems off balance; it is also threatening the livelihoods of many people, which can result in major migrations. But we are currently lacking both reliable data and effective political strategies to deal with these changes, as a conference organized in July 2013 by the Climate Service Center and the…