Thursday, November 15, 2012

climate november 2012

NYC blackout stencil by L Hicks via Colossal Nov 2012


"Sandy is short for Cassandra, the Greek mythological figure who epitomizes tragedy.  The gods gave Cassandra the gift of prophecy; depending on which version of the story one prefers, she could either see or smell the future.  But with this gift also came a curse: Cassandra's warnings about future disasters were fated to be ignored.  That is the essence of tragedy: to know that a given course of action will lead to disaster but to pursue it nevertheless.  And so it has been with America's response to climate change."
M. Heertsgaard The Nation 30 Oct 12

Sandy shows how brittle US infrastructure has become 30 Oct 12
The deadly force of the superstorm 1 Nov 12
Hurricane Sandy: covering the storm 6 Nov 12
In Sandy's shadow: aftermath photo essay 14 Nov 12


Shrinking of fishes exacerbates impacts of global ocean changes on marine ecosystems
W Cheung et al., Nature Climate Change
doi 10.1038/nclimate1691 30 Sep 12
14-24 pct reduction in fish size by 2050 30 Sept 12
Climate change could cause coral reef extinction 2 Oct 12
Arctic melt, sea rise imminent threat to island nations 5 Oct 12
Global warming systemically caused Hurricane Sandy 30 Oct 12
Interview with M Latif about climate change and Sandy 30 Oct 12
Sandy not surprising, say climate experts 31 Oct 12
Fierce storms make south polar ice grow 14 Nov 12


"America is unique when it comes to giving a platform to climate deniers and skeptics"
S. Lacey, Climate Progress, 6 Oct 12

New Blog: Skeptical Science: getting skeptical about global warming skepticism
... playing with data: skeptics vs. realists (fall 12)
... how it plays out in media practice (scroll to # 411) 14 Oct 12

AXA/IPSOS survey of perceptions of climate risk 4 Oct 12
Climate skepticism highest in Japan, UK, and US 4 Oct 12
Climate silence: it's the right, stupid 23 Oct 12
After hurricane Sandy, Clinton rails against Romney 30 Oct 12
Corporate media breaks climate silence after Sandy 1 Nov 12
Nevins: true leadership in a time of global warming 11 Nov 12
Combating denial: Al Gore's "Dirty Weather Report" 14 Nov 12


"The biggest blow to green tech has come from the marketplace itself."
D. Brooks, NYT, 19 Oct 12

New photovoltaics double solar power output 30 Sep 12
Geoengineering: asteroid dust 30 Sep 12 climate math coming to a city near you 8 Nov 12
The bike revolution: 20 mph speed limit pilot areas 15 Nov 12
The bike revolution: tempolimit 30 km/h 15 Nov 12
How Germany is getting to 100 pct renewable energy 15 Nov 12


Great Barrier Reef loses half of its corals 1 Oct 12
50 people share 50 ideas to save the world in 50 months 1 Oct 12
M Klare: extreme energy means an extreme planet 4 Oct 12
WEF: Global Competiveness Report 2012 Oct 12
WEF: Global Gender Gap Report 2012 pdf 23 Oct 12
USA is No. 22 in the global village in gender equality 24 Oct 12
Capitol Hill's rabid, ravaging Republicans 26 Oct 12
IEA: World Energy Outlook 2012 pdf 12 Nov 12
USA to replace Saudis as world's largest oil producer 13 Nov 12
Tar Sands producers lay tracks to sidestep Keystone XL 13 Nov 12


BP pays record fine of $ 4.5 billion 15 Nov 12


"Not a word has been said in the presidential debates about what may be the most urgent and consequential issue in the world: climate change."
E. Robinson, TruthDig, 22 Oct 12

Romney's denialism raises EU concerns for climate talks 25 Sep 12
2012 election's only bipartisan consensus: climate silence 2 Oct 12
Sandy pushing Obama, Romney to break climate silence 30 Oct 12
Sandy forces climate on election despite fossil lobby 31 Oct 12
Open letter to Obama from world's poorest countries 8 Nov 12
An open letter to Rightist Bill O'Reilly 10 Nov 12
Republican voter suppression strategy backfired 13 Nov 12
McKibben: Obama to face climate, reject Keystone  13 Nov 12


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