Sea levels could rise by up to one-and-a-half metres by the end of this century, according to a new scientific analysis. This is substantially more than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) forecast in last year’s landmark assessment of climate science.
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Jim Hansen, the Big Ice Melt, and the U.S Media – Truth Out
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/040908EA.shtml By Bill Henderson t r u t h o u t | Perspective Wednesday 09 April 2008 Imagine you have a choice between two scenarios on the future impact of climate change: Scenario A: Climate change is real and human-caused, a gradual increase in global temperature that we have …
Jim Hansen’s Letter to Duke CEO Rogers: A Plea for Leadership
March 25, 2008 To: Mr. James E. Rogers, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Duke Energy From: Jim Hansen, Columbia University Earth Institute Subject: A Plea for Cooperation and Leadership Dear Mr. Rogers, I was glad to see you attend my talk on climate change in Charlotte last November. I …
North Carolina residents need straight talk from Duke Energy — Herald-Sun
Op-Ed by Jim Warren. Climate change is causing extensive damage at an accelerating rate. Oxfam International reports that weather disasters have quadrupled in 20 years with a quarter billion people impacted annually.
Melting Arctic Ice 2007 (Video) – The New York Times
Check out this clip from NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio.
Oxfam: Weather Disasters Soar, IPCC Demands Action – A Statement from NC WARN
The global scientific community just redoubled its warning that climate change is accelerating, and the world’s top experts are calling for urgent action to reduce greenhouse gases.
African-Americans Hit Harder by Climate Change – Inter Press News Service Agency
Inter Press News Service Agency Eli Clifton WASHINGTON, Jul 23 (IPS) – The impact of climate change in the United States is felt disproportionately by African American communities, so that measures to mitigate the trend would also benefit that group more than others, says a groundbreaking new report. The study, …
Study on Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Issues in Women – The New England Journal of Medicine
Thanks to Dr. Zell McGee for providing the overview of this study. From the New England Journal of Medicine, 2007, “Long-term Exposure to Air Pollution and Incidence of Cardiovascular Events in Women,” by Miller, KA and Siscovick, DS, et al. This study examined the health effects of fine particulate pollution …
Particulate Pollution Limits – Nature
Thanks to Dr. Zell McGee for providing the overview of this study. “The Politics of Breathing” by E. Marris has been published by Nature, 2006. Both sides in a US pollution dispute claim that science is on their side. Emma Marris explains how environmental laws have forced them into this …
Global Meltdown, Abrupt Changes: Dr. Richard Alley – The Guardian
Wednesday August 30 2006 The Guardian http://www.societyguardian.co.uk Global meltdown Scientists fear that global warming will bring climatic turbulence, with changes coming in big jumps rather than gradually Fred Pearce Richard Alley’s eyes glint as we sit in his office in the University of Pennsylvania discussing how fast global warming could …