environmentalillnessnetwork
If we were serious about doing something about global warming, the federal government certainly wouldn’t be talking about controlling the burning of coal in the U.S. on the one hand while encouraging the export of coal to the rest of the world to be burned. There’s certainly a contradiction there where the left hand doesn’t know, or pretends it doesn’t know, what the right hand is doing.
dustbowldance
dustbowldance:

Records melt in another hot year for the climate The Age 7 Aug 2013
» Sea levels reached a record high, possibly linked to the Pacific Ocean phenomenon La Nina, which can have a cooling effect
» Arctic sea ice shrank to its smallest summer minimum since satellite records began 34 years ago, while Antarctic sea ice reached a record high
» More than 97 per cent of the ice sheet covering Greenland melted at least a bit in the summer of 2012, four times greater than the 1981-2010 average
» Average sea surface temperatures rose, but not much, making 2012 among the 11th warmest years on record
» Ocean heat was near-record high levels in the upper 800 metres of the water, and temperatures also increased in the deep ocean
Meant to be a guide for policymakers, the report did not attribute the changes in climate to any one factor, but made note of continued increases in heat-trapping greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.

dustbowldance:

Records melt in another hot year for the climate The Age 7 Aug 2013

» Sea levels reached a record high, possibly linked to the Pacific Ocean phenomenon La Nina, which can have a cooling effect

» Arctic sea ice shrank to its smallest summer minimum since satellite records began 34 years ago, while Antarctic sea ice reached a record high

» More than 97 per cent of the ice sheet covering Greenland melted at least a bit in the summer of 2012, four times greater than the 1981-2010 average

» Average sea surface temperatures rose, but not much, making 2012 among the 11th warmest years on record

» Ocean heat was near-record high levels in the upper 800 metres of the water, and temperatures also increased in the deep ocean

Meant to be a guide for policymakers, the report did not attribute the changes in climate to any one factor, but made note of continued increases in heat-trapping greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.

our-earth-now

our-earth-now:

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What: A gathering of local businesses, organizations, and activists to raise awareness of small adjustments anyone can make in their daily lives to create big change. There will be booths, as well as live music and food:

Bands: Nellie Pearl

Ted Stephens & the Third Rail

Justin Lewis

This should be a great event!