Thu, 2007-07-05 10:25Emily Murgatroyd
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Chris Mooney on the global warming tipping point

In my recent conversations with peers in the science policy world (read “fellow geeks”), the same question has come up repeatedly of late: Why did global warming “tip”? How has the issue finally managed to go mainstream, so that even President Bush now seems on the verge of feeling its urgency?
Chris Mooney, author of the new book, Storm World, has a piece on Huffington Post today describing his thoughts on how global warming has moved into the spotlight as a major issue in America.
Wed, 2007-07-04 19:03Emily Murgatroyd
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An Energy Revolution

Powerful video by Greenpeace:

Wed, 2007-07-04 09:51Kevin Grandia
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Romm on trees and carbon offsets

Here's a great post on Grist by Joseph Romm, author of Hell or High Water, on carbon offsets and trees.

To quote:

Trees are terrific in every way but one: they make lousy carbon offsets. That was the point of the “First rule of carbon offsets.” But a number of comments and some media queries have led me include two rare exceptions: certified urban trees and certified tropical forest preservation. The word “certified” is key in both cases.”

Tue, 2007-07-03 17:01Kevin Grandia
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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.

Tue, 2007-07-03 12:29Emily Murgatroyd
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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.

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