Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dramatic temperature increases could threaten Canadian health, infrastructure - G&M

Story: http://po.st/7W9J0X

H/T @Go2CleanBreak  via @globeandmail on Twitter

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Act Now or Face +6 Degrees - Today's Must Read: "Climate Change Endgame" - NYT

"More than a 2-degree increase should be unimaginable. Yet to stop at 2 degrees, global emissions have to peak in 2016. The Carbon Tracker organization has examined fossil-fuel investments around the world (including 1,200 new coal plants) and determined that they would lead to a 6-degree world.

[...]

"The current mode of nibbling around the edges is pretty much pointless."

The Climate Change Endgame - Thomas E. Lovejoy, New York Times
http://tinyurl.com/apl9bep

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

NY Mayor Bloomberg Endorses Obama, Citing Climate Change, Storms, Civil Rights,

Well, better late than never.

Bloomberg's original op-ed: http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-01/a-vote-for-a-president-to-lead-on-climate-change.html

He says that storms have forced NYC to evacuate neighborhoods twice in the last 14 months, which is unprecedented. And the risk that climate change is making things worse requires action.

Background from New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/nyregion/bloomberg-endorses-obama-saying-hurricane-sandy-affected-decision.html?hp&_r=1&&pagewanted=all
(note: possible paywall - free access limits may apply).

Now if Obama finally gets a backbone and stands up for real emissions cuts, rather than talking in generalities and promoting oil and gas along with renewables...  One can only hope.

[Edited to correct typo in Mayor's name. That was a bad one. Sorry.]

Monday, June 04, 2012

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Coming Soon to a Province Near You? Koch, Exxon Mobil Among Corporations Helping Write State Laws - Bloomberg

Circumvent lobbying rules? Write your own climate laws? And cheaply,  too -- the sums involved are peanuts to these companies.

Alas, so much for the birthplace of modern democracy. How long before we see this tactic in Canada too?

Koch, Exxon Mobil Among Corporations Helping Write State Laws - Bloomberg

(Via http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/exxon-koch.php)

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