Harvesting Lake Kivu - Central African Nations' Deadly Gamble

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April 16, 2015 - What will stop humanity from continuing to pursue energy sources, even those that pose a great risk to the planet? It doesn't seem too far fetched to say, "almost nothing." Canadian energy companies continue to process bitumen even though the intensive nature of production contributes a significant amount of climate changing greenhouse gases.

Commitments to Lower Carbon Creep Along Here in North America

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April 15, 2015 - A few days ago, Canada's Environment Minister, Leona Aglukkaq, chided Canadian provincial leaders for not submitting carbon reduction strategies to the federal government so that it could submit an emission-reduction commitment to the United Nations.

Investor Groups Push BP and Shell to Disclose Business Cost of Climate Change

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April 12, 2015 - Shareholders resolutions by climate-conscious investors have been proposed to both British Petroleum (BP) and Royal Dutch Shell.

Mid-Pliocene Data Reveals What We Can Expect from Current Global Warming

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April 11, 2015 - The picture below is of summer on Ellesmere Island in Canada's far north. Here ice even in the mid-summer period still can be found floating on inland lakes. But Ellesmere has a past that is far different from what you see here.


Japan to Lower Emissions by 20% by 2030 - A Disappointing Pledge

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April 10, 2015 - Japan is the latest major economy to pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from current levels by 2030.

It Seems Earth is One of the Only Places Running Out of Freshwater

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April 8, 2015 - Water seems to be in the science headlines these days. We have NASA forecasting that California will be out of freshwater in a year while at the same time scientists report on the discovery of massive amounts of water in the form of extensive subsurface glaciers on Mars. What an interesting juxtaposition.

The "Rising Billions" Will Alter the Global Economy in the Next Decade

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April 6, 2015 - I'm currently reading Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler's book, Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact

The Kremlin Announces Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

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April 2, 2015 - Yesterday I wrote about the New Climate Institute's report on nations and their pledges to reduce carbon emissions. At the time I reported that Russia had, as of yet, not stated its targets. That is no longer the case.

Emission Pledges for Upcoming Paris Climate Summit Will Bring Global Benefits

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April 1, 2015 - For the naysayers who are convinced that we cannot end our addiction to fossil fuels without destroying the world economy - April Fools! New analysis of pledges made preceding the upcoming United Nations Climate Summit in December of this year point to the opposite.

A Future History That Looks Back from 9000 CE

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March 28, 2015 - Several weeks ago I became aware of a book called "The Zamora Texts." Written in the form of lectures given in the year 9000 CE by Professor B. W. Yelita, of the Institute of Eschatological Studies, Guadalajara, Mexico, they tell the story of humanity's travails beginning with the dawn of civilization to the 10th millennium.

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