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9.01.2012

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Posted: 27 Aug 2012 07:35 PM PDT
"The experts, including those at many nonprofit organizations, have been in Washington too long. They are careful to only nudge industry, asking only for what is ―politically realistic rather than what is in the best interests of the public. They will not state clearly what is needed. That is why young people will need to stand up for their rights." Jim Hansen, "Storms of my Grandchildren."
Posted: 27 Aug 2012 12:38 PM PDT
GOP Draft Platform Attacks Obama Admin For Saying Climate Change Is A ‘Severe’ National Security Threat
Posted: 27 Aug 2012 10:31 AM PDT
A quantitative comparison of fee-and-dividend and cap-and-trade has been made by economist Charles Komanoff (www.komanoff.net/fossil/CTC_Carbon_Tax_Model.xls).
Posted: 27 Aug 2012 08:26 AM PDT
Carbon dioxide emissions reach record high Boise State University The Arbiter Online - ‎5 hours ago‎ Emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide reached an all-time high last year, reducing the chances that the world could avoid a dangerous rise in global average temperature by 2020, according to the International Energy Agency.
Posted: 27 Aug 2012 07:29 AM PDT
Politico Carbon tax offers win-win-win Politico - ‎12 hours ago‎ Though some of these difficult changes may be inevitable, what if we could avoid some tax hikes and spending cuts? And did it while stimulating the economy and cutting pollution and oil imports? A carbon tax would do just that, according to our new study. See realtime coverage »

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Posted: 26 Aug 2012 05:24 PM PDT
Are Fast-Breeder Reactors A Nuclear Power Panacea? Yale Environment 360-Jul 30, 2012 But as the battle over a major fast-breeder reactor in the UK ..... superior neutron economy of a fast neutron reactor makes it possible to build a ...
Posted: 26 Aug 2012 02:42 PM PDT
Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎ Leading water scientists have issued one of the sternest warnings yet about global food supplies, saying that the world's population may have to switch almost completely to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years to avoid catastrophic shortages ...
Posted: 26 Aug 2012 01:13 PM PDT
Abbott admits carbon tax not a catastrophe Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Aug 25, 2012‎ Tony Abbott has admitted the introduction of a price on carbon had not immediately been ''catastrophic''. After spending months warning the carbon tax would be a ''wrecking ball'' to the economy, the federal Opposition Leader said the effects would ...
Posted: 26 Aug 2012 10:54 AM PDT
nd 'I assumed Joe Romm stood for something.  But I can't find it, no matter how I try. Oh, except for being adulated.  True, none but Hansen are any better.'  Loving
Posted: 26 Aug 2012 07:36 AM PDT
Small Island Nations Take Fight Against Climate Change Into Their Own Hands CleanTechnica - ‎1 hour ago‎ Small island countries around the world probably face the gravest threat from global warming and climate change. Some of these countries are also among the economically weakest in the world.
Posted: 26 Aug 2012 07:08 AM PDT
Recently, Micronesia proposed several strategies to counter climate change.

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Posted: 25 Aug 2012 06:00 PM PDT
Why Climate Action Won’t Be Like Civil Rights By Climate Guest Blogger on Aug 25, 2012 at 12:25 pm by Auden Schendler
Posted: 25 Aug 2012 04:05 PM PDT
Carbon Tax Silence, Overtaken by Events New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎ With distressing images of weather-related disasters saturating the news media, climate change no longer seems such a distant and abstract worry - except, perhaps, in Washington.

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Posted: 24 Aug 2012 06:03 PM PDT
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 03:26 PM PDT
nd GWDF D9B Pr. #1: Compiling the Essential Hansen, Brown, Romm, McKibben. Daily Headline Posting on HOLD. 
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 01:52 PM PDT
Final Test Before California's Cap-and-Trade Program Kicks Off Energy Collective - ‎6 hours ago‎ All facilities regulated by California's cap-and-trade program are eligible to participate in next week's simulation in preparation for the first real auction in November, which precedes the official 2013 start of the program.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 12:49 PM PDT
Water Trumping Carbon Spreads $17 Billion Market Bloomberg - ‎20 hours ago‎ So-called RO facilities operate for about $1 per cubic meter, half the price of 20 years ago, according to the International Desalination Association, an industry group based near Boston.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 06:42 AM PDT
Greenpeace activists storm oil rig in Russia's Pechora Sea in protest of ... Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎ MOSCOW - Greenpeace activists have stormed a floating oil rig in Russia's Pechora Sea, hundreds of miles (kilometers) from the nearest port, to protest oil drilling in the Arctic, the environmental organization said Friday. Greenpeace scales Russian oil rigUPI.com
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 06:30 AM PDT
Will Hurricane Isaac Destroy Wind Turbines? Clean Energy News (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎ Wind turbines are readily designed to withstand extreme winds - even up to Category 3 hurricanes. But last year, a study released in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science by some Carnegie Mellon researchers estimated that half of ...
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 06:14 AM PDT
Aliens and Climate Change: Do non-human people frustrate progress? Examiner.com - ‎21 hours ago‎ Fossil fuel burning humans and Mother Nature are on a collision course. The exponentially expanding population craves more and more energy to power the things that apparently make life worth living: cars, planes, TVs, computers, lawn mowers, washing ... Aliens and Climate Change:
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 06:05 AM PDT
Bats threatened by climate change BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎ Mathieu Lundy, Hayley Sherwin and Ian Montgomery of Queens University, Belfast, UK reviewed the scientific literature for observed impacts that climate change has had on bat species. They then looked to see how many of the bat species living across ...

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Posted: 23 Aug 2012 02:15 PM PDT
nd 'The world starves for actionable info, leadership, and Joe Romm, Bill McKibben, Lester Brown, Gaius Publious pander.  Auth-whores.  Only Jim Hansen speaks what's needed.'  Loving
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 11:19 AM PDT
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 10:56 AM PDT
The Guardian levels to reach record low within days The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎ Arctic sea ice is set to reach its lowest ever recorded extent as early as this weekend, in "dramatic changes" signalling that man-made global warming is having a major impact on the polar region. With the melt happening at an unprecedented rate of ...
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 08:58 AM PDT
Coal-Plant CO2 Captured, Stored Underground In US First EarthTechling - ‎3 hours ago‎ It ain't all solar panels, wind turbines and algae oil, people. Among the clean-energy developments the Obama administration is encouraging - part of the $90 billion that Mitt Romney says the president has “invested in so-called green energy companies ...
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 08:52 AM PDT
The Atlantic Better Batteries: Charged Up Over Energy Storage The Atlantic - ‎1 hour ago‎ Because of the high costs that go along with managing peak power demands, the investments needed to keep the grid reliable, and the integration of renewable energy sources, better batteries are seen as an important solution. General Electric, which has ... Momentum Building for
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 08:49 AM PDT
MIT Creates Superbug that Squirts out Biofuel CleanTechnica - ‎5 hours ago‎ A team of scientists at MIT has tweaked a common bacteria into producing biofuel the way a cow produces milk: without having to be squished.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 08:48 AM PDT
Providence Business News Ethanol Stays in Gasoline Even If Mandate Ends Bloomberg - ‎7 hours ago‎ Still, the biofuel is 15 percent cheaper than gasoline with which it's mixed, known as RBOB, or reformulated blendstock for oxygenate blending.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 08:42 AM PDT
Scientific American (blog) US Battery Maker Says China May Lead the World in Electric Vehicles Written by Mark Fischetti Scientific American (blog) - ‎20 hours ago‎ But a recent deal between a Boston-based battery maker and a major Chinese auto company shows that a strong movement is underway that could soon make China the center of the electric vehicle world.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 08:37 AM PDT
Scientific American (blog) US Battery Maker Says China May Lead the World in Electric Vehicles Written by Mark Fischetti Scientific American (blog) - ‎20 hours ago‎ But a recent deal between a Boston-based battery maker and a major Chinese auto company shows that a strong movement is underway that could soon make China the center of the electric vehicle world.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 08:15 AM PDT
BBC News Science advisor warns climate target 'out the window' BBC News - ‎8 hours ago‎ Professor Watson added the Chancellor, George Osborne, should back efforts to cut the UK's CO2 emissions. He said: "I have to look back (on the outcome of sucessive climate change summits) Copenhagen, Cancun and Durban and say that I can't be overly ...
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 07:56 AM PDT
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17847196
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 06:56 AM PDT
After a Wildfire, the Erosion Problem Begins EarthFix - ‎13 hours ago‎ Extreme heat from wildfires destroys trees and groundcover. That means plants no longer keep soil from sliding down hillsides and into streams.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 06:54 AM PDT
GE and Houweling's Tomatoes Unveil the First Greenhouse Combined Heat and ... The Herald | HeraldOnline.com - ‎20 hours ago‎ GE (NYSE: GE) and its customer Houweling's Tomatoes, a leading North American greenhouse grower, today unveiled the first combined heat and power (CHP) greenhouse project in America that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) for use in plant fertilization.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 06:52 AM PDT
Carbon dioxide could be turned into fuel, say scientists The Earth Times - ‎1 hour ago‎ The microbe has a tendency to stop growing and to use its energy to make complex carbon compounds, so scientists are attempting to get it to use carbon dioxide as its source, so it can be make fuel from emissions. Research scientist Christopher Brigham ... MIT Tweaks Microbe To Make Gasoline
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 06:40 AM PDT
Michael Vickerman: Debunking the myth of almost unlimited natural gas Capital Times (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎ With the development of shale gas wells, many consumers got the impression that our nation's supply of natural gas is almost unlimited. Shale gas failure offers rescue for EU green energy driveChicago Tribune See realtime coverage »
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 06:24 AM PDT
Romney Supportive of Coal Industry He Said 'Kills People' Businessweek - ‎5 hours ago‎ Romney, who as Massachusetts governor vowed to close an aging coal-fired power plant because it “kills people,” has embraced the coal industry in his presidential bid, with Murray proving a key ally. He touts coal development as central to his aim of ...
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 06:03 AM PDT
First Solar to Build India Farms as Outages Propel Sun Power Bloomberg - ‎5 hours ago‎ First Solar Inc. (FSLR), the only profitable panel-maker among the 10 biggest in the world, plans to develop solar farms in India as chronic outages drive demand for electricity derived from sun power. The target is to take at least a 20 percent share ...

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Posted: 22 Aug 2012 06:31 PM PDT
Storms page 114    ***** Jim Hansen: 'Cut coal emissions 50% by 2020, 100% by 2030, means peak ppm 400-425 by 2050.' .'
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 06:26 PM PDT
Storms... p114
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 06:14 PM PDT
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Posted: 22 Aug 2012 06:11 PM PDT
Storms of my Grandchildren P106
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 06:04 PM PDT
Target Atmospheric CO2: Where Should Humanity Aim? http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/2008/TargetCO2_20080407.pdf
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 05:40 PM PDT
Page 94 Storms of my Grandchildren, 2009
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 05:35 PM PDT
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 10:52 AM PDT
Laboratory Equipment Common Metals Can Make Cheap, Sustainable Solar Panels Laboratory Equipment - ‎5 hours ago‎ New solar panels made with more common metals could be cheaper and more sustainable. Image With enough sunlight falling on home roofs to supply at least half of America's electricity, scientists described advances toward the less-expensive solar energy ...
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 10:48 AM PDT
ThinkProgress Creating A Truly Level Playing Field: Putting Renewables Subsidies In Context ThinkProgress - ‎3 hours ago‎ In a 2011 study of historical US energy subsidies published by DBL Investors, Nancy Pfund and Ben Healy analyse US federal government support for various energy industries during their formative years.
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 10:43 AM PDT
West Nile outbreak largest ever in US CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎ (CNN) -- The recent West Nile virus outbreak is the largest ever seen in the United States, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC says US deaths from West Nile virus jump to 41USA TODAY CDC: West Nile outbreak 'one of largest' in USHouston Chronicle Your preferred source:
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 09:48 AM PDT
Triple Pundit See realtime coverage You Can't Fly an Airplane with an Algae Pond on It…Or Can You? Triple Pundit - ‎7 hours ago‎ United's growing confidence in biofuels calls to mind presidential candidate Mitt Romney's now-infamous statement that “you can't drive a care with a windmill on it. United Joins Airline Biofuels GroupEnvironmental Leader United States :
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 09:41 AM PDT
Future State Of Charge: How Clean Will Electric Vehicles Get?ThinkProgress
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 09:33 AM PDT
ThinkProgress See realtime coverage Report: electric vehicle sales to top 130 million by 2025 Written by David Worthington SmartPlanet.com (blog) - ‎Aug 20, 2012‎ Global Information Inc. yesterday announced a report that forecasts the electric vehicle market's outlook over the next ten years. Future State Of Charge: How Clean Will Electric Vehicles Get?
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 09:23 AM PDT
Urine could be used to absorb CO2 emissions and produce NPK fertilizer Biobased Digest - ‎3 hours ago‎ In Spain, Manuel JimĂ©nez Aguilar of the Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries Research and Training of the Regional Government of Andalusia has authored a paper explaining on urine could be used to both fertilize and fix CO2 in the soil. To avoid the ...
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 09:21 AM PDT
Triple Pundit From a Mammoth Energy Efficiency Project, New Products Grow Triple Pundit - ‎Aug 20, 2012‎ One of the most significant energy efficiency projects in recent years is underway in the State of Washington, and it could set the stage for new growth in the U.S. NORPAC, BPA partner on northwest energy-efficiency projectHome Channel News
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 09:17 AM PDT
Greentech Media Building Energy Efficiency at Six Times the Speed Greentech Media - ‎3 minutes ago‎ Energy efficiency may be the cheapest way for utilities to reduce power demand, and thus avoid building expensive and polluting new power plants.
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 09:12 AM PDT
My Moinfo See realtime coverage China to spend $372 billion on cutting energy use, pollution Reuters - ‎53 minutes ago‎ However, greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, and according to a recent report, China's carbon output grew by 800 million tonnes to 9.7 billion last year, or 29 percent of the world's totalCO2 emissions. Government officials said they expect ...
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 08:23 AM PDT
Britain's insect population decimated by wet weather as experts warn many ... Daily Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎ The Buglife conservation charity says that bees, wasps, moths and butterflies have all seen their populations drop in 2012 - and rare species may be at risk of extinction due to the elements. Bees and wasps have struggled to find enough nectar and ... UK insect numbers 'very low
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 08:05 AM PDT
Study finds cattle feed supplements can reduce methane emissions ABC Online - ‎14 hours ago‎ A study has shown that adding certain oil-rich by-products to feed can reduce methane emissions in cattle by 15-20 percent.
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 06:18 AM PDT
Vestas wind turbine firm to cut another 1400 jobs BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎ Danish wind turbine firm Vestas has announced plans to cut another 1400 jobs as it prepares for a drop in business next year as demand slows. Wind layoffs spread: About 30 jobs cut in BrightonPueblo Chieftain Danish wind turbine maker Vestas to lay off 1400 workersWashington Post See realtime coverage »
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 05:53 AM PDT
Solar Panels Can Save You Both Energy and Money PlanetSave.com - ‎3 hours ago‎ Today, more and more home owners are becoming increasingly energy conscious. Stories about climate change have been over the news for the past decades, and there are many changes from large to small that you, as a home owner, would be able to ... Report: Consumers switch to solar thanks to rising energy