Tag Archives: greenhouse gas emissions

An area of Arctic ice bigger than the U.S. melted this year

The evidence continues to mount, and still the deniers in Congress won’t tackle the issue.

UN report warns of widening climate gap

Sure, today’s a holiday. And that means the bulldozers of “progress” are mostly stilled for the day. But they will be back, leveling more forests, more individual trees and fragmenting migration routes and more. And all the while, the climate keeps changing and humans are responsible. Here’s the latest report from the United Nations.

The idiots who don’t believe global warming, or climate change, or any other slice of science

My friend conservation columnist Ted Williams offers this insightful look at the deniers. Whatta crew.

Global disaster? Climate change not on today’s media agenda

According to the National Climatic Data Center, July 211 to June 2012 was the hottest 12-month stretch on human record. But even as the devastation resulting from humanity’s ongoing alteration of the Earth’s atmosphere became more and more obvious, coverage of the 2012 presidential election campaign seemed completely impervious to the effects of climate change,”the media watchdog organization FAIR reported. You can read about FAIR’s findings right here. The conservation impact of what we humans are doing to our fish and wildlife heritage by burning fossil fuels goes well beyond the crisis faced by one or two species.

Let the coal burn! And China and India are doing just that

Amazing the amount of press time/coverage a lousy rock, aka “coal,” gets around the world. And never mind the carbon dioxide emitted whenever a supply of those rocks are burned – for heat, for electricity, for steam, etc. What would the Molly Maguires think today? Read here to learn about the role of coal in China and India. Not good.

Watch a polar bear live online

Just click on this link to watch. And then think about why national governments, our own included, are not doing a lot more to help this Arctic species.

National seashores, like Assateague, endangered by rising sea level

This is not rocket science. As human activities (the burning of fossil fuels) add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, forcing the melting of ice and glaciers worldwide, the sea level rises). Folks whose lives included treks to places like Cape Cod, Cape Hatteras, Rehoboth Beach and much more ought to be really concerned. I mean REALLY. Read about Assateauge here.

Greenpeace activists climb Russian oil rig in Arctic Ocean

Activists scaled the side of an oil-drilling platform in the Arctic Ocean, suspended themselves on ropes and unfurled a banner that said “Save the Arctic” as workers above sprayed cold water on them.

Don’t governmental leaders fathom the “why” behind protests like this? Seems pretty damn easy to me. Read more.

Natural gas, by the book

This editorial pokes a good-sized hole in the cheap rumor that natural gas is one helluva lot better than coal when looking at each fossil fuel’s greenhouse gas emissions. And the other big issue with natural gas drilling – unmentioned in this piece – is the wildlife habitat fragmentation that occurs whenever a new drill pad is set up.

Group of 8 affirms climate change efforts

Wow. This will finally, finally end the madness of burning fossil fuels forever and ever. Wanna bet? Sure, sure you say. And you are likely on the mark. The Group of 8 certainly got some positive PR-type news coverage, but that’s about it. You can read about it all here and get a look at the Group of 8 leaders hamming it up for camera people.