Climate change is any long-term significant change in the “average weather” that a given region experiences. Average weather may include average temperature, precipitation and wind patterns. It involves changes in the variability or average state of the atmosphere over durations ranging from decades to millions of years. These changes can be caused by dynamic processes on Earth, external forces including variations in sunlight intensity, and more recently by human activities.In recent usage, especially in the context of environmental policy, the term "climate change" often refers to changes in modern climate (see global warming). For information on temperature measurements over various periods, and the data sources available, see temperature record. For attribution of climate ...
There might be feedbacks in the climate system that we aren't aware of yet.
The amount of carbon in the oceans and atmosphere changes suddenly and dramatically. The oceans are acidified and significant extinctions result. On land, global temperatures increase anywhere from five to nine degrees Celsius, causing widespread habitat disruptions. Despite the sudden onset of the event, its impact lingers for 100 thousand years.
his might sound like a worst-case situation for the current anthropogenic influences on climate, but it's actually an historic event that the public is generally unaware ...
There is "absolutely no scientifically proven basis for the premise that man can affect what the climate does" is absurd. Our libraries are full of carefully compiled and critically reviewed scientific research that makes it clear that global warming is real, is caused by human activity and is significantly and rapidly changing the world's climate.The research conclusions of dozens of respected scientific organizations such as the American Geophysical Union, the American Physical Society, the National Academies of Science and the American Meteorological Society are easily available online.Our ...
Presentation of scary stories about global warming in the popular media makes us unnecessarily frightened. Even worse, it terrifies our kids.Al Gore famously depicted how a sea-level rise of 20 feet (six meters) would almost completely flood Florida, New York, Holland, Bangladesh, and Shanghai, even though the United Nations estimates that sea levels will rise 20 times less than that, and do no such thing. When confronted with these exaggerations, some of us say that they are for a good cause, and surely there is no harm done if the result is that we focus even more on tackling climate change. ...
Professor documents climate-change effects in Greenland Stevens Point Journal: A professor from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point traveled with one of his former students to Greenland over the summer to study peregrine falcons and document changes in their lives caused by climate change.
Biology professor Bob Rosenfield traveled with alumna Maddie Hardin to Greenland for two weeks to document the ages of nestling peregrines, based on the development of their feathers, and compared the data to information collected in previous years. Rosenfield said he believes the...
Lib Dem coal pledge welcome but subsidies must be scrapped 7 October, 2014
Greenpeace has welcomed today’s announcement by the energy secretary, Ed Davey, that the Liberal Democrats will put plans to phase out old coal plants by 2025 at the centre of any future coalition programme.
environmental group has warned that Ed Davey will end up sabotaging his own
party’s efforts if his department allows energy firms to bid for
multi-billion-pound subsidies that could be used to refurbish and extend the
lifespan of polluting coal plants.
on the announcement, Greenpeace UK energy campaigner Lawrence Carter
“The Lib Dems
must be given credit for being the first party to put a clear expiry date on
our polluting coal plants. Britain’s addiction to the dirtiest fossil fuel is
giving us more air pollution, climate change, and dependence on volatile
How LEGO got awesome to #SaveTheArctic All rights reserved. Credit: Greenpeace
We did it! LEGO has dropped Shell
We did it! LEGO has dropped Shell
Today we got the awesome news: after a three-month campaign
supported by more than a million people worldwide, LEGO has announced it will
not renew its contract with Arctic destroyer Shell.
This is fantastic news for LEGO fans and Arctic defenders
everywhere. And it’s a huge blow to Shell’s strategy of partnering with beloved
brands to clean up its dirty image as an Arctic oil driller.
So how did we win this victory for the Arctic? Let’s take a
look back at the top five moments of our campaign:
1. The most viral video in Greenpeace history
A hot tub, a Game of Thrones character, a very sad polar
bear, and the most depressing version of the most upbeat song yo
LEGO ends 50 year link with Shell, after one million people respond to Save the Arctic campaign 9 October, 2014
Following a Greenpeace
campaign, LEGO published a statement
this morning committing to ‘not renew the co-promotion contract with Shell’. This
decision comes a month after Shell submitted plans to the US administration showing
it’s once again gearing up to drill in the melting Arctic next year .
During Greenpeace’s three
month campaign, more than one million people signed a petition calling on LEGO to stop promoting Shell’s
brand because of its plans to drill for oil in the pristine Arctic. In stark
contrast to Shell, LEGO’s policies include a commitment to produce more
renewable energy than they use, phase out oil in their products and, in
cooperation with its partners, leave a better world for future generations .
In its statement, LEGO argued
the dispute was between Greenpeace and Shell. However, Greenpeace insists that
while LEGO is doing the right thing unde
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