Saturday March 17th 2012, 11:34 AMThe Parliamentary Select Committee on Mines and Energy and other stakeholders were on Saturday schooled on the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) on Climate Change and tasked to champion environmental protection. [News Source]
Parliamentarians commit to work to mitigate Climate Change
Antartica belongs to all of us, that’s why we must preserve it.
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AMAlthough there are no trees in Antarctica they are important to life on and around the region. Trees are the lungs of the planet. Their trunks store excess carbon. Cut down the trees in the Amazon and the carbon storage decreases, warming up the planet and melting the ice in Antarctica. [News Source]
The middle path is the way forward.
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AMDespite the fact that experts, policy-makers and environmentalists have been working hard trying to find the solution to slow down the damage on our planet while maintaining a desirable level of economic progress and development, negative impacts have increased. [News Source]
Asia leads the world in adaptation to climate change.
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AMIt can be said that, as adaptation to climate change is becoming a higher priority in developing as well as developed countries globally, the countries in Asia as well as LDCs and SIDS are amongst the world leaders. [News Source]
Scientists who trade in doubt.
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AMBob Carter, a former head of James Cook University's school of earth sciences, says he has seen no evidence that the climate change that is occurring is caused by human activity or is dangerous. How does this square with the overwhelming majority of expert scientific opinion? It doesn't. [News Source]
James Inhofe: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is one of my ‘favorite liberals.’
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AMSen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), a longtime foe of the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to cap carbon dioxide emissions, praised the agency's Administrator Lisa Jackson on Thursday, along with TV's Rachel Maddow and environmental champion Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.). [News Source]
Santorum’s opinions on carbon dioxide.
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AMRick Santorum calls global warming a “hoax.” If he were a scientist, he would be in a small minority. [News Source]
Protesters attempt to set up coalition against fracking.
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AMThe biggest meeting on the issue of fracking for shale gas to be held in the UK will take place in Manchester on Saturday in an attempt to set up a broad nationwide coalition to stop the controversial practice. [News Source]
IAEA: Significant nuclear growth despite Fukushima.
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AMGlobal use of nuclear energy could increase by as much as 100 percent in the next two decades on the back of growth in Asia, even though groundbreakings for new reactors fell last year after the Fukushima disaster, a UN report says. [News Source]
Whitehall blamed for failed emissions project.
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AMA series of failures in Whitehall led to last year’s collapse of a £1bn project that was supposed to make Britain a world leader in capturing carbon dioxide emissions, the National Audit Office has found. [News Source]
‘Dash for gas’ plans anger campaigners.
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AMThe government set out proposals for a new "dash for gas" on Saturday, as campaigners prepared for the biggest meeting on fracking for shale gas to be held in the UK. [News Source]