climateadaptation:

This is an excellent opportunity for students of adaptation:

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mothernaturenetwork:

Al Gore compares climate deniers to racistsThe former V.P. says global warming doubters will one day be seen similarly to racists, and urges people who support emissions cuts to ‘win the conversation.’

mothernaturenetwork:

Al Gore compares climate deniers to racists
The former V.P. says global warming doubters will one day be seen similarly to racists, and urges people who support emissions cuts to ‘win the conversation.’

climateadaptation:

Adjusting and adapting to an inevitably warmer world, more far-sighted private companies are moving forward even in the absence of strong government leadership globally and nationally. Understanding, anticipating and managing their risks are becoming those companies’ new, and challenging, reality

Source: Yale Climate Media Forum

climateadaptation:

The US Embassy reported that rising sea waters could also kill off the rice paddies of the Bangkok plains that contribute to Thailand’s status as the world’s largest rice exporter. ”Other Asian mega-cities such as Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City face similar inundation scenarios.”

The cable observes…

climateadaptation:

Bittman nails the Obama administration today in this surprising (to me) piece on the current trend of profits over environment. He connects a lot of dots, but brings it together in the end. (I’d counter by saying that Obama was in a fix - he has had to choose jobs and stimulus over the environment).

I think this section is worth quoting in full: 

Sacrificing the environment for profits didn’t stop with Bush, and it doesn’t stop with genetically modified organisms. Take, for example, the Keystone XL pipeline extension. XL is right: the 36-inch-wide pipeline, which will stretch from the Alberta tar sands across the Great Plains to the Gulf Coast, will cost $7 billion and run for 1,711 miles — more than twice as long as the Alaska pipeline. It will cross nearly 2,000 rivers, the huge wetlands ecosystem called the Nebraska Sandhills and the Ogallala aquifer, the country’s biggest underground freshwater supply.

If Keystone is built, we’ll see rising greenhouse gas emissions right away (tar sands production creates three times as many greenhouse gases as does conventional oil), and our increased dependence on fossil fuels will further the likelihood of climate-change disaster. Then there is the disastrous potential of leaks of the non-Wiki-variety. (It’s happened before.)

Proponents say the pipeline will ease gas prices and oil “insecurity.” But domestic drilling has raised, not lowered, oil prices, and as for the insecurity — what we need is to develop wiser ways to use the oil we have.

They say, too, that the pipeline could create 100,000 new jobs. But even the Amalgamated Transit Union and the Transport Workers Union oppose the pipeline, saying, “We need jobs, but not ones based on increasing our reliance on Tar Sands oil.”

Sounds as if union officials have been reading the writer and activist Bill McKibben, who calls the pipeline “a fuse to the biggest carbon bomb on the continent,” and NASA scientist Jim Hansen, who says the oil Keystone will deliver “is essentially game over” for the planet.

Game over? No problem, says the State Department (read the rest below:

Source: NYTimes

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The Tree Planting Tumblr Meet Up!
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The Tree Planting Tumblr Meet Up!

And more fun and games in between!

Registration Fee: 150 Pesos

We will only recognize RSVP in the link below, all that is made through the Tumblr RSVP Page will not be recognized. Registration and Payment is from September 1, 2011 to October 10, 2011. Registration Fee payment is also from the same period, all RSVP entries without payment by October 10, 2011 will have their participation forfeited.

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humanscalecities:

Sustainability in Austerity
How Local Government Can Deliver During Times of Crisis

humanscalecities:

Sustainability in Austerity

How Local Government Can Deliver During Times of Crisis

climateadaptation:

Author, Christian Parenti argues “Yes” in his book, “The Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence,” which concludes that climate change will cause more war. Between June 2010 and June 2011, world grain prices almost doubled. In those same months, several governments…

(Source: Guardian)

mothernaturenetwork:

America’s 10 worst man-made natural disasters

Via Matt Nisbet: U.S. climate campaigns focusing on risks in other countries or other U.S. regions can boost polarization among Americans rather than build consensus and support for policy action. In contrast, locally focused campaigns that highlight the risks to fellow residents of a state…

(Source: revkin)