New Analysis Brings Dire Forecast Of 6.3-Degree Temperature Increase

By Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, September 25, 2009 Climate researchers now predict the planet will warm by 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century even if the world’s leaders fulfill their most ambitious climate pledges, a much faster and broader scale of change than forecast …

ToYou from NewEnergyNews: October 1, 2009

NewEnergyNews Daily Headlines * TODAY’S HEADLINE: ALGAE, THE CLIMATE BILL, “CLEAN” COAL AND NEW NUCLEAR * MORE NEWS, 10-1: WIND GOING FORWARD; GOOGLE SEARCHING FOR V-2-G FIX; GEOTHERMAL GROWING FAST; NEW ENERGY TO MIDWEST FOR WATER? YESTERDAY * HEADLINE: PRESENTING THE SENATE ENERGY/CLIMATE BILL – AND ANOTHER POLITICAL DONNYBROOK * …

Conservation of world’s forests key to planet’s survival

Bangkok, Thailand, 1 October, 2009 (IUCN/TFD) – With only two months to go before a new climate deal is negotiated in Copenhagen, The Forests Dialogue calls on industrialized nations to ensure robust financial commitments for conservation and sustainable management of forests and on tropical countries to ensure that these new …

Sense in the City Newsletter — Shifting to Emerging Resilience

September Greetings, Integral City-zens and Friends of Integral City Today’s Integral City Sparkie for the City Body : Health … emerges from resilience — a capacity to flexibly relate to one’s environment, including relating to others in it – so that sourcing nourishment, sustaining life and reproducing may continue to …

A briefing for the Congress on Climate Change

Posted September 20, 2009 At 11AM today, there was a public briefing at the Senate Visitors’ Center with three speakers – Michelle Chan of Friends of Earth (FOE), Tyson Slocum of Public Citizen (and an advisor of sorts to the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, CFTC), and Adam White of Wall …

Science for Environment Policy, Issue 165: A service from the European Commission

Posted September 18, 2009 Comparing climate change adaptation strategies across Europe Despite efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, some degree of climate change is inevitable. A European report compares National Adaptation Strategies (NASs) across Europe. It highlights the need for countries to work together and share knowledge and provides insight …

Earth Policy News – Plan B 4.0 Data Sneak Peak

Posted September 17, 2009 Earth Policy Institute Plan B 4.0 Data Sneak Peak – Designing Cities for People Lester Brown’s new book, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, will be released on September 30, 2009. Behind the scenes supporting the book’s text are hundreds of datasets, studies, and reports.

Climate Change – UNEP Points to Accelerated Opportunities for Action

Significant Cuts in Carbon Dioxide Along With Cuts in Black Carbon and Other Greenhouse Gases Offer Big Boost for Climate, Crops and Human Health Geneva/Nairobi, 4 September 2009 – Faster action on climate change may be possible if nations combine substantial cuts of carbon dioxide emissions alongside accelerated moves across …

Privatisation in the Enemy of Sustainable Agriculture

Posted September 1, 2009 By Vandana Shiva (*) NEW DELHI, Aug (IPS)  The privatisation of the earth’s resources is a recipe for famine and desertification, violence against women, hunger, and, as happens in India, the suicide of farmers.