Science and Climate the Losers in American Midterm Elections

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November 5, 2014 - The American public voting in the midterm elections have rendered a verdict against science and against reducing carbon. They may have done this inadvertently edged on by fear, uncertainty and doubt from the propaganda spewing across the airwaves about a rising Islamic caliphate terror threat, and Ebola in America.

European Union Plans to Cut Greenhouse Gases by 40% by 2030

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October 24, 2014 - The original goal was to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 20% from 1990 levels by the year 2020. But the

Who Has a Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap? Guess!

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October 21, 2014 - Don't know the answer. Well it's the people who occupy the biggest building in the world, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Why Aren't Tropical Island Nations Embracing Renewable Energy?

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October 18, 2014 - Think about it. Why would a small island nation that gets 300+ sunny days a year and fairly constant ocean winds import coal, oil, diesel or liquid natural gas to provide power to its citizens? Why would island nations of volcanic origin with active and passive geothermal capacity not be harvesting these resources rather than burning fossil fuels?

Unintended Consequences Emerge in Chinese River Diversion Project

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October 14, 2014 - Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day in Canada and a wonderful day to walk through the wetlands south of our apartment here in the heart of Toronto. These wetlands are an attempt to restore the natural balance lost when human re-engineering of a branch of the Don River eventually caused a section of the river to disappear into concrete culverts.

Canada's Federal Government Taken to Task by Environment Commissioner

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October 9, 2014 - Imagine being taken out to the wood shed for a paddling by a commissioner your government appointed as an environment watchdog. That's what happened this week in my country, Canada.

African Countries to Issue Climate Bonds to Fund Mitigation Strategies

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October 8, 2014 - It's a tiny step but 24 African countries have launched the African Risk Capacity Extreme Climate Facility (ARC-XCF) bond issue.

New York State Takes Activist Role in Implementing Solar Energy Projects

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The investment doesn't amount to a lot of dollars, a mere $1 billion, a drop in the bucket compared to the hundreds of billions and trillions that are the numbers associated with the fossil fuel industry, but New York State is on a path to increase solar capacity by 68%. This amounts to 214 Megawatts of new installations.

Modeling Imprisonment as an Infectious Disease

A unique model could help us to understand racial disparities in imprisonment rates.

Every Government Official Should Read This: Choosing Between Economic Growth and Fighting Climate Change Is No Longer an Issue

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In today's Financial Times, Pilita Clark has written an article titled "Growth and fighting global climate change not incompatible." Did you hear that? Economic growth, the creation of jobs, increased Gross National Product - you in government no longer have to concern yourselves that enacting climate change mitigation strategies is going to drive your country into depression or worse.

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