Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Trendspotting, Earth Systems Science

Daily News Alert 11.11.13 Breaking Free From Our Carbon Entanglement and a Dinosaur Industry In a remarkable milestone, Mexican economist diplomat José Angel Gurría spoke out as secretary-general of the OECD – sketching a future that should have the global coal industry shaking in its boots. His message is that …

Our infrastructure isn’t ready for climate change

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

  Commentary: We need to spend $3.6 trillion to upgrade, modernize By Ed Maurer and Eugene Cordero, April 29, 2013, 11:11 a.m. EDT SANTA CLARA, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Recently, the American Society of Civil Engineers released its latest Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, a measure of the condition, capacity, and maintenance …

Research Links Extreme Summer Heat Events to Global Warming

kristy Trendspotting, Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily (Aug. 6, 2012) — A new statistical analysis by NASA scientists has found that Earth’s land areas have become much more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave than they were in the middle of the 20th century. The research was published today in the journal Proceedings of …

Earth Policy Release – World in Serious Trouble on Food Front

Ethical Markets Earth Systems Science

Lester R. Brown http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2012/update104 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update July 24, 2012 In the early spring of 2012, U.S. farmers were on their way to planting some 96 million acres in corn, the most in 75 years. A warm early spring got the crop off to a great start. …