You may have seen a movie The Age of Stupid, on climate change. We're merrily hurtling headlong into it: with pesky climate science funding receiving significant blows from US, which voted not to fund IPCC this year:
Commentary in Time from Professor Michio Kaku includes:
[quote]The weather seems to be going berserk, with more snow dumped on our beleaguered Northeastern cities in a month than in a year, paralyzing business and our lives. Records are being broken even as we speak.
Press release from National Science Foundation, with more evidence we are in process of terraforming Earth - and we won't like the results:
Excellent article on the failing "war" on coal on Yale Environment 360 website.
A while ago, I saw a documentary on building fires causing deaths. Something that struck me was that, even after they have been told to leave, some people are slow to actually get out - quite a number of fatalities result from people who were too slow to escape.
Good article in Washington Post on how US conservatives do nothing and hope for the best attitude to climate change will likely lead to more of what they fear most: big government.
HSBC press release on survey re climate change includes: [quote]Global optimism that climate change can be stopped is now 30 per cent lower than in 2007[/quote]
Full release, minus the above:
Press release from University of Michigan:
[quote]Despite scientific evidence of climate change, it will take a significant cultural shift in attitudes to address the situation, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Research showing droughts are worsening in several areas of the world; and with models indicating issues with drought will worsen as we continue warming the planet.
THe US-based Union of Concerned Scientists has become so concerned by the attacks on climate science - and science itself - that it has launched a campaign, to promote climate science. Info includes:
Looks like the US right-wingers (Republicans) are ever more alarmed and annoyed by potential solutions to climate change, leading to more vehement denying of the underlying science.
From National Journal Magazine:
Neat, brief video on climate change and marine life; from Monterey Bay Aquarium, narrated by John Cleese.
From Science News:
Earth’s upper ocean warmed substantially between 1993 and 2008, a new analysis reveals. The trend signals growing heat storage in oceans, researchers say, a result of human-caused warming.
From LA Times:
Big, well written op-ed on mongabay,com includes:
From Scientific American:
[quote]A thaw of Iceland's ice caps in coming decades caused by climate change may trigger more volcanic eruptions by removing a vast weight and freeing magma from deep below ground, scientists said on Friday.
Exxonmobil has long been seen as the leading bad boy of backers of climate change deniers. Yet a Greenpeace report now suggests that dubious "honour" should now go to little known, but wealthy, Koch Industries.
From Greenpeace info: