Monthly Archives: January 2013

Greenland Ice Melt Could Be Largest Climate Disaster of All – Study, Expert

Expert ice scientist Jason Box has predicted major melts and breakoffs of Manhattan-sized ice chunks from Greenland’s ice sheet, reports Chris Mooney at the Climate Desk. A few years back, he foretold the release of a “4x Manhattan” sized piece … Continue reading

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Climate Prophet Underestimated Climate Change – It Is Far Worse

Lord Stern, author of the British government-commissioned 2006 climate change  review that became the reference work for politicians and green campaigners, now says he underestimated the risks, and should have been more “blunt” about the economic threat posed by rising … Continue reading

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South American Glaciers Shrinking Significantly, Melting Faster – Report

Climate change has shrunk glaciers in the South American Andes between 30 and 50 percent since the 1970s and could melt many of them away altogether in coming years, according to a study published recently in the journal The Cryosphere, … Continue reading

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China, Australia Top List of Carbon Bomb Countries – Report

China and Australia top a global list of countries with planned oil, gas and coal projects that will act as “carbon bombs” and push the planet towards catastrophic climate change, a recent Greenpeace report warned, reports Oliver Milman at the … Continue reading

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What Global Warming Means For You – Interactive Graphic

What does global warming mean for you?  Google “Your Warming World New Scientist”. This new interactive graphic at New Scientist can now show you. Check out your hometown, Uncle Harry’s, or any other meaningful place for you. The global temperature … Continue reading

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Drought Threatens Mississippi Transport – And US Food, Fuel Prices

Vast amounts of valuable shipping traffic, worth billions monthly, go up and down the Mississippi River, part of the world’s largest navigable inland waterway, but  a midwestern drought has caused the mighty river to dwindle in recent months, reports John … Continue reading

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RE-volv – A New Way to Finance the Spread of Community Solar Projects

The new nonprofit, Re-volv, has a bright idea: creating a Solar Seed Fund to spread community solar installations nationwide, reports Susan Cagle at the online publication Grist. The Solar Seed Fund will use the donations to finance solar installations on … Continue reading

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