Monday, February 28, 2011

climate march 2011

--text posts are at the blistered orb--

(more updates were added March 5)


US Midwest: rain and snowmelt trigger flooding 3.1.
San Francisco: record low follows record snow 2.28.
Bolivia: floods and landslides 2.27.
US New England: more snow, floods, storms 2.25.
Illinois, Chicago: more record snow 2.25.
US Midwest: more snow, more cold 2.18.
Alaska: climate change now visible in national parks 2.14.
Oklahoma: record lows 2.10.
Oklahoma: yet another blizzard 2.9.
Australia: floods, cyclone stress Great Barrier reef 2.10.
Australia: downunder GHG rise due to mining boom 2.9.
Australia: flood, cyclone hits national economy 2.8.
Australia: more torrential downpours 2.5.
Texas: winter storm causes water shortage 2.7.
Georgia: coldest winter ever 2.8.
Mexico: cold snap paralyzes Ciudad Juarez 2.4.Mexico: zoo animals freeze to death 2.5.
China: severe northern drought, crops wither, prices rise 2.3.


World food prices set yet another record 3.2.
Extreme food prices will stay 2.24.
US crop boom not enough to rebuild supplies 2.24.
India thousands protest high food prices in Delhi 2.23.
Bad cotton harvest pushes global clothing prices up 2.14.
the new scramble for African crop land 2.10.Amazon drought exhales more CO2 than US in a year 2.7.
Global food crisis: "droughts, floods, and food" (P Krugman) 2.6.
Global: effects of windblown material now being felt 1.6.
Record warmth in 2010 despite cooling influences 1.4.


Forscher geben Menschheit Schuld an Flutkatastrophen 17.2.

oligarchs: the Koch prank 2.28.
oligarchs: the plutocrats' coup d'etat 2.28.
oligarchs: why isn't Wall Street in jail 2.17.
Wisconsin: authoritarian tactics 2.28.
Wisconsin: "mad as hell" (R Nader) 2.26.
Wisconsin: the Koch whore (Daily Beast transcript) 2.23.
GOP: Repub spending plan would cost 700k jobs 2.28.
media: Fox lies 2.24.
media: Fox flips union-busting poll results 2.23.
EPA scales back emission rules 2.24.
American decline in a new world 2.24.
budget "choice b/w bad and worse" (A Huffington) 2.23.
GOP: House Repubs want to cut funds to UN IPCC 2.21.
GOP: House Repubs want to cut funds to EPA 2.9.military budget "on the wrong side of history" 2.21.
Detroit to close half its schools 2.21.
GOP: Senate dumbs down on clean energy 2.18.
budget: if only Washington had a brain (T Engelhardt) 2.17.
Florida: governor rejects high speed funding 2.16.
Montana: Repub bill would 'embrace' global warming 2.18.
GOP: "eat the future" (P Krugman) 2.13.
military spending (Economist) 2.10.
energy: new drilling techniques open new shale gas fields 2.9.
bad food makes dumb kids 2.8.
cognition: when a country goes insane 2.21.cognition: we're all mad here 2.12.
cognition: why don't gringos believe in global warming? 2.8.
cognition: repub critic calls high speed rail 'insane' 2.8.
GOP: Repubs defend incandescent light bulbs 2.4.cognition: Fox contrives global warming 'debate' 2.3.
obesity worsens at fastest pace among rich nations 2.3.
driving: car pools are disappearing 1.28.


France to scrap tax cuts for the rich 3.2.
UK reveals second phase of high speed rail plan 2.28.
climate art: the drama of climate change 2.27.
food future: crisis prevention 2.17.
World's most livable cities in 2011 2.21.
USF earns sustainability gold award more immunity for Bush--abroad, at least 2.8.
Bush ducks Swiss torture charges 2.7.
Bush trip to Switzerland axed over torture protest fears 2.6.


Renewable energy beats coal on price 2.27.
Volcanic energy channeled in Iceland 2.27.
Gas price taxes: world wide comparison 2.25.
Meat: one more reason to close factory farms 2.25.
Agriculture: biodiverse ecological farming 2.23.
Black Carbon: climate change in black and white 2.17.
Spain: solar power tower 2.15.
Smart buildings: soaking up the sun to squeeze bills to zero 2.14.
US: new battle over GHG emissions 2.10.
Indonesia: palm oil deal to save forests and carbon 2.8.
EU: Copenhagen winter bicycling 1.5.


P Popham "the price of food at the heart of revolution" 27 Feb
M Parenti "profit pathology and disposable planet" 27 Feb
D Roberts "gargantuan challenge to shift to green energy" 11 Feb
D Roberts "are we in a clean energy race with China?" 10 Feb
N Chomsky "how climate became a 'liberal hoax'" 9 FebR Anderson "the year in review, climatically" 9 Feb



From the our bikes weigh more than your bikes website


sixty-nine months left.

Friday, February 4, 2011

climate february 2011

--text posts are at blistered orb--


Amazon at tipping point: billions of trees deaths 4 Feb
US snow in Texas, again 4 Feb
US snow blankets south 3 Feb
Global food prices hit new record high 3 Feb
Australia cyclone makes landfall 2 FebUS deep freeze sets in over two-thirds of country 2 Feb
Illinois blizzard third-largest in Chicago history 2 Feb
US flight cancellations top 6,000 for second straight day 1 Feb
Australia gets most powerful cyclone in country's history 1 Feb
US colossal winter storm impacts 100 million 28 Jan + 2 Feb
Arctic temps at Baffin Island + 21 C/39 F for a month 28 Jan
Arctic temps at Coral Harbor above freezing for first time 28 Jan
US yet another major snowstorm his northeast 27 Jan
US snowstorm shatters NYC, Philadelphia records 27 Jan
New England snowstorm blasting the northeast 26 Jan


oil price now above $ 103 3 Feb
oysters disappearing worldwide 3 Feb
food crisis fuels Egypt revolution 31 Jan
Arctic defrost dumping snow on US and Europe 28 Jan and here
Arctic waters warmer than in 2,000 years 28 Jan
African land grabs could herald new age of hunger 28 Jan
climate change: driving straight into catastrophe 24 Jan
2o10 updates to model-data comparisons 21 Jan


US KZ Guantanamo celebrates 9th anniversary, victim dies 4 Feb
US Al Jazeera blacked out across most of United States 4 Feb
US climate denier at the Boston Herald 3 Feb
US NYT on Republican climate deniers 2 Feb
US gov gives GHG exemption to GE power plants 2 Feb
US Koch Brothers and their climate denial machine 2 Feb
US endless storms causing snow rage 31 Jan
US nuclear power suffers more setbacks 31 JanUS Senate votes to reject filibuster restrictions 28 Jan
US why military spending remains untouchable 27 Jan
US how the U.S. is failing its people, compared to EU 26 Jan
US Repubs symbolically repeal climate policies 20 Jan

UK ministry unveils national 'climate-proofing' plans 28 Jan
UN climate talks in focus at Davos forum 27 Jan

UN Ban K-M redirects focus to energy, sustainability 27 Jan
India's Suzlon Energy wins 1 billion $ wind power deal 28 Jan
UN moratorium halts geo-engineering experiments 8 Dec

L Pitts "the dumbing down of America" 4 Feb
P. Barnes "a brief history of commons destruction" 31 Jan
M Hertsgaard "Seattle will stay dry when your city floods" 30 Jan
J Boykoff "reheating the climate change story" 30 JanM Brune "the billionaire brothers who make us sick" 28 Jan
R. Benestad "cold winter in a world of warming?" 14 Dec


rising food prices have potentially devastating consequences for poorer nations

D Strauss-Kahn, International Monetary Fund 1 Feb