July 2, 2015 - The United Nations has received commitments from 44 countries and the European Union (28 countries) so far in advance of the Paris climate change conference planned for December 2015. China, Brazil, South Korea, Iceland and Serbia are the latest to announce plans to decarbonize their economies over time.
June 27, 2015 - One of my readers constantly points out when I write about climate change that atmospheric carbon isn't the problem. Instead it is the continuing hockey stick graph of human population growth which closely resembles the rise in CO2.
June 26, 2015 - National governments today have a lot of balls in the air.
June 23, 2015 - Look at this benign appearing insect in the image below, no bigger than a grain of rice. It is Empoasca Fabae, otherwise known as the potato leafhopper and it is a voracious consumer of potatoes, green beans, soybean, rhubarb, alfalfa and other crops.
June 14, 2015 - Trees are the second largest carbon sink on the planet next to the world ocean.
June 12, 2015 - The latest blow comes from Statoil ASA, a player in the oil sands, whose chief economist yesterday called for increased carbon fees applied to the industry in Canada.
June 11, 2015 - When we think of climate change impacts we tend to see it in terms of humanity and not the animal kingdom so much.
June 10, 2015 - The headlines in Canadian newspapers stated that Canada was now on board with the rest of the G7 countries pledging a low-carbon future. But that is precisely what Canada's leader, Prime Minister Steven Harper, did not do. The low-carbon future pledge has a shelf-life of 85 years. So our best before date for dealing with carbon emissions is the year 2100 AD.
June 5, 2015 - Like falling dominoes the various states of the Colorado River and Central Basin of the United States are taking action to conserve freshwater in the face of more than four years of continuous drought.