Tar-Sands Oil Makes Climate Change Unsolvable

By Alex Morales / Bloomberg: Exploiting oil and gas trapped in tar sands and shale threatens to make climate change“unsolvable,” said James Hansen, the former NASA scientist who raised concerns about global warming in the 1980s. Conventional reserves of oil, gas and coal already have more carbon embedded in them than is safe to burn without causing “dangerous” levels of…

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For Insurers, No Doubts on Climate Change

By EDUARDO PORTER / New York Times: If there were one American industry that would be particularly worried about climate change it would have to be insurance, right? From Hurricane Sandy’s devastating blow to the Northeast to the protracted drought that hit the Midwest Corn Belt, natural catastrophes across the United States pounded insurers last year, generating$35 billion in privately insured property…

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The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats

Journalist and historian in war studies Gwynne Dyer discusses his book “Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats,” presented by Harvard Book Store. Dyer explores the cultural and political ramifications of climate change, such as dwindling resources, population shifts, natural disasters, epidemics, crashing economies, and political extremism. More lectures at http://forum-network.org