Saturday April 21st 2012, 3:42 PMOver the last 100 years, global temperatures have warmed by about 1.33 degrees Fahrenheit (0.74 degrees Celsius) on average. The change may seem minor, but it's happening very quickly — more than half of it since 1979, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. [News Source]
8 Ways Global Warming Is Already Changing the World
I'll Take Steve Zwick's Bet on Climate Change: With a Condition
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:47 AMSteve Zwick tells us that those of us who disagree with the need for all out action on climate change should be willing to take him up on his suggestion. For, as he says: If the shirkers and deniers actually believe their propaganda, they?ll go along with this ? because they only have to pay if they?re wrong and 98% of all climate scientists are right. The actual suggestion he makes is slightly ... [News Source]
Planet under pressure.
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AMExperts have warned that a growing population, mixed with the threat of climate change and environmental degradation, causes enormous pressure on our planet. [News Source]
For the United States, a ‘reversal of fortune’ in energy.
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AMThe geopolitics of energy has become a hotly contested issue in the U.S. presidential election. GOP challenger Mitt Romney indicts President Obama for the recent spike in gasoline prices. Obama counters that his national energy strategy best positions the US for energy security. [News Source]
Climate friendly farming needs to be part of the solution.
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AMFarms and ranches offer unique opportunities to store, or “sequester” carbon dioxide in soil, trees and other woody plants. Research shows that there are “climate-friendly” farming practices. [News Source]
A reflection on Earth Day,
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AMThis week, in honor of Earth Day, the Agency of Natural Resources will be issuing a report on the health of Vermont's environment. What we learned from this report is: in nature, as in life, everything is connected. [News Source]
Earth Day no deterrent to Canada’s drive for more dirty fossil fuels.
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AMWhen it comes to moving society toward effective action on climate change and its evil twin ocean acidification, Earth Days have become the equivalent of butterflies splattered on the windshields of our accelerating dirty energy party wagon. [News Source]
Some environmental progress seen in Tibet.
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AMIn the past five years, southwest China's Tibet autonomous region has invested more than 10 billion yuan ($1.58 billion) in ecological preservation, says Zhang Yongze, the regional environmental protection chief. [News Source]
‘Huge’ water resource exists under Africa.
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AMScientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater. They argue that the total volume of water in aquifers underground is 100 times the amount found on the surface. [News Source]
Mexico’s Senate passes climate change bill.
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AMMexico's Senate has unanimously passed a climate change bill aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2050, following Britain in creating legally-binding emissions goals. [News Source]
Mexico approves landmark climate law.
Saturday April 21st 2012, 10:00 AMMexico's Senate unanimously approved landmark climate change legislation yesterday that sets the country on a pioneering path to drastically reduce its domestic greenhouse gas emissions. [News Source]