Monthly Archives: April 2014

Fighting For Environment, Climate And Justice: Helen Slottje, Fracking Fighter

Helen Slottje was one of 6 to receive the 2014 Goldman Environment Prize; see the full piece I wrote here, an extract of which follows. I interviewed Helen personally, and like all the Goldman prize winners, she is truly awe-inspiring; … Continue reading

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Keeping Carbon Stored in Forests: Amazon Angst, Ants Help, and More

A forest stores carbon — lots of it.Wikipedia. KEEPING CARBON STORED: FOREST UPDATE OO Rainforests On Fire: Climate Change Pushing The Amazon Over The Edge OO Is Aru Safe? Indonesia Suspends Plan To Clear Half The Islands’ Forests OO For Forest Conservation: Maps … Continue reading

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Climate Change: Religion Gets It, and the Pope Should, Too

Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan, left; Pope Francis, right. Sources: anglicancommunion.org, and Wikipedia. RELIGION GETS IT OO Pope Francis Urged To Back Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign by various faith groups. OO Archbishop of Wales: Fundamental Action Needed To Combat Climate Change – a good … Continue reading

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Upcoming Weather Could Cause ‘Dramatic Rise’ In Temperatures

A global view of an El Nino: the red area in the eastern Pacific is the heated mass of water that develops into an El Nino. El Nino Could Cause ‘Dramatic Rise’ In Temperatures says the UN’s World Meteorological Organization, reports Ed King … Continue reading

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China: We Send Them Coal, They Send Us Erratic Weather

THE CHINA CONNECTION Smog over the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. Credit Brian Jeffrey Beggerly via wikimedia commons. OO China’s Air Pollution Leading To More Erratic Climate For US, say scientists OO China’s Coal Boom Is Slowing — A Huge Deal For Climate … Continue reading

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Climate Change Problems: Fossil Fuel Fiascos, and More

WHAT DOESN’T WORK FOR SOLVING CLIMATE CHANGE DOING NOTHING OO Climate Costs ‘May Prove Much Higher’ OO Fossil Fuel Mining Clashes With Water Scarcity: Will Utah Oil Sands Project and Water, If There is Any, Mix? OO Corn Biofuels Worse Than Gasoline On … Continue reading

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Population matters, and so does living longer

Longer Lives, Bigger Impacts On Climate Change and Extinctions says a new study, reports Dominic Rowland at Mongabay.com. The number of people simultaneously using resources on this planet is due both to the increasing numbers being born, but also to the longer lives – … Continue reading

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