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DON’T DO IT, TONY. DON’T BREAK ANOTHER PROMISE.

The Warburton Review into the Renewable Energy Target is just a shield for Tony Abbott to break the Coalition’s long-held commitment to renewable energy.

“The Coalition committed to the Renewable Energy Target for the last four elections, from when John Howard was leader in 2004 and 2007 to Tony Abbott’s leadership in 2010 and 2013,” Shadow Minister for Climate Change Mark Butler said. 387 more words

Climate Change

Vacationing in an Unsustainable Place

Before arriving in Corolla, North Carolina, one of the 14 beach towns on the barrier islands, I was apprehensive of what I would find and say that might cause arguments amongst family and friends. 754 more words

Climate Change

Research: Impacts of Climate Change

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Impacts of projected climate change and multiple stressors on benthic habitats

Increases in atmospheric CO2 will cause dramatic changes in the environmental conditions marine organisms are exposed to, for example increasing temperature and reducing pH and dissolved oxygen.  100 more words

Benthic Habitats

Wetter Averages and Extremes for Chicago Area

The recent rains and associated flooding in the Chicago area are reflecting the long-term pattern of wetter conditions in the region. Here are a few samples of that pattern. 339 more words

Climate Monitoring

Totally Transit - Connecting Older Adults with Public Transit

Green Venture has been offering bus education programs for several years through the Totally Transit program.  This program introduces people to the HSR, and provides them with the information needed to take the bus.  369 more words

Transportation

Geothermal Heat “Key Factor” In Melting Thwaites Glacier

By Paul Homewood  

 

http://phys.org/news/2014-06-major-west-antarctic-glacier-geothermal.html

 

New research is finding out that geothermal heat might be the “key factor” in the melting of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica. 390 more words

Climate Change

Centinel2012 reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

Hey they found the missing global warming heat --- its under the glacier!

Irreversible Damage Seen From Climate Change in UN Leak - Bloomberg

Humans risk causing irreversible and widespread damage to the planet unless there’s faster action to limit the fossil fuel emissions blamed for climate change, according to a leaked draft United Nations report.Global warming already is affecting “all continents and across the oceans,” and further pollution from heat-trapping gases will raise the likelihood of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems,” according to the document obtained by Bloomberg.“Without additional mitigation, and even with adaptation, warming by the end of the 21st century will lead to high to very high risk of severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts globally,” the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in the draft. 11 more words

Environment