Desmog TV: time is running out

Here's the latest episode of DeSmog TV. Sorry, all you Emily fans, but this one mainly uses Arctic sea ice satellite imagery courtesy of NASA.

More Evidence of Global Warming in the Arctic

Canadian researchers are concerned about artic ponds that are quickly evaporating and global warming is said to be the cause. These ponds, that date back thousands of years, are shrinking and even drying up at an accelerated rate which will have highly detrimental effects on the surrounding ecosystem. Larvae, which feed on the ponds, provide nutrients for animals in the area as well as mammals that rely on the pond for drinking water.

This is one of many indicators that man made greenhouse gas emissions are rapidly altering the landscape of the artic including thawing permafrost, melting sea ice and temperatures that according to the IPCC, are warming at twice the rate as the rest of the globe.

Gore blames carbon polluters for climate doubt in UK

In a BBC Radio interview today, former Vice President Al Gore says he was not surprised by the UK poll finding that 56% of people believe scientists are still questioning climate change.

Gore states: “The same findings apply to the United States and many countries around the world.

There's money in pollution, Jim, and some of the carbon polluters that are not among the responsible companies, the ones that don't want any change to threaten their profits have actually been spending a good bit of money to sow this confusion…”

Read more for the full transcript.  

Big Coal Bites Back

U.S. coal mining companies, which for years have been branded the bad guys of global warming, are fighting back.They are questioning not only the science but also the motives of some of the big-name corporations who have made well-publicized commitments to cleaning up their act.

One Pathway To Climate Peace

A global public works program to rewire the planet would create millions of jobs, especially in developing countries. It would turn impoverished and dependent countries into trading partners. It would raise living standards abroad without compromising ours. It would undermine the economic desperation that gives rise to so much anti-US sentiment. And in a very short time, it would jump the renewable energy industry into a central, driving engine of growth of the global economy.

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