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Christchurch People's Climate Parade Sat 28Nov15 12:30PM Climate March Aotearoa of New Zealand Peoples Climate
350 Aotearoa community group & Otautahi of US & global + & CAN stickers + Power Shift NZ-Pacific "the biggest youth climate summit NZ has ever seen" 7-9Dec12
February hottest month on record to date "February is so far the hottest month on record in most parts of New Zealand. The National Institute for Weather and Atmospheric Research says the temperatures are comparable to the country shifting north by five or 10 degrees latitude, and high humidity levels have added to it. NIWA says many North Island sites and some parts of the South Island are on target to break mean monthly temperatures for February. Senior climate scientist Georgina Griffiths says new records include 41.3 degrees recorded in Timaru on Waitangi Day" 15Feb11 + World experts converge in Wellington for the Extreme Weather Conference 11Feb11 NIWA/climate
2010: Warm, wet and cloudy Chch "average daily maximum temperatures last month of 23.5 degrees Celsius were 2.5C above normal, the highest since 1990. Daily minimums in December averaged 12.2C, 1.8C above normal. The month's mean temperature of 17.8C was 2.1C warmer than the long-term average, making it the hottest December since 1988" The Press 4Jan11 & Rangiora peaks during warmest December "national average temperature was 17.2degC - 1.6degC warmer than the 1971-2000 December average" 6Jan11
Anesthetising Our Way of Life "we're well on the way to sharing a similar fate as the 14th century Easter (or 'Rapanui') Islanders" Peter Lloyd interview RNZ 27Feb06 zefamedia report + link * * * * *
A Rocha "Christian nature conservation org.. projects.. frequently cross-cultural in character, & share a community emphasis, with a focus on science & research, practical conservation & environmental education" UK global + "For Tomorrow Today" + Climate Community & Biodiversity Alliance "partnership of research institutions, corporations & environmental groups" CCBA
Biofuel solar etc - Peak Oil link page + Energy Library
Boston, Professor Jonathon VUW Climate Change & Governance Conference 28-29Mar06 Te Papa & presentations; 'acidification of oceans risk' etc re Stern on RNZ, & 'too little too late' govt policy 14Dec06
Canterbury most at risk from rising sea levels - report "A leaked government report predicts rising sea levels is putting hundreds of thousands of homes at risk. The Ministry for the Environment report, delivered to the Government in April, shows homes in Canterbury and Hawke's Bay are most at risk. The report warns sea levels could rise up to 40 centimetres by 2050. Climate scientist Jim Salinger told Mike Hosking those numbers aren't alarmist. 'What was once a one in 20 event, this is king tides now is occurring two thirds of the time. What that means is your king tides are even higher.' He said the government's chequebook will have to come out if it's to protect against rising tides. 'If you look at places like Holland who have built dikes that's a huge amount of investments, you are talking trillions of dollars.'" NewstalkZB 4Sep17 + Some New Zealand climate change impacts may already be irreversible, Government report says "effects are likely to worsen.. the country's glaciers had lost nearly a quarter of their ice since 1977, and sea levels had risen between 14 centimetres and 22cm at four main ports since 1916.. Soils in some areas had become drier and both the acidity and the temperature of the ocean had risen. Last year was the country's warmest year since records began and the five warmest years on record had occurred in the last 20 years. The number of extreme weather events had increased, as had the insurance cost of those events.. New Zealand had the fifth-highest emission levels per person in the OECD.. situation is delicate at present and we remain at risk from possible effects from future volcanic eruptions" Our Climate and Atmosphere report by Ministry for the Environment & Statistics NZ video Stuff 19Oct17 * * * * * * * * * *
Carbon - life & times of the 'king of elements' Elemental RNZ audio 19Apr19
CarboNZeroCertTM "a Certification Programme for Minimising Climate Change Impacts ..a simple way for companies to mitigate the global warming effect of the burning of fossil fuels" Landcare Research + "Trade Me & the environment" "free resource for car-sharing and car-pooling within NZ" [defunct] + Eco-Friendly Transport Week "to encourage people to walk, bike, bus or car-share" 6-10Nov06 [defunct] + Smart RideShark app May17 & "helps people discuss Climate change, then create & manage projects to reduce global warming.. Seven modest founders.. NZ" Celsias Foundation + Vicky Buck on biofuels + links * * *
Change: Signs of Change "national e-conference showcasing transition to sustainability. One Nation, Two Days, Forty Signs of Change" UoC 15-16Nov10 Chch & local live connections to venues in Dndn Wgtn PmstnNth Ackd
Chch choc-maker goes green "persuading Americans to pay for climate change by buying its bars.. donates US55c from each bar to American carbon offset operator TerraPass to pay for 60kg of carbon offsets" Press 7Jun08
NZ Climate InfoHelp Weather link page section + Water page
Climaction "System Change Not CLimate Change: OUR TWO DEMANDS - (a) Beyond Kyoto - 90% reduction in greenhouse gas (b) Frequent & fare free public transport now" blog & Climaction + Climate Camp NZ "The necessary solutions already exist; we just need to put them into practice" * * * * *
Climate Change Ministry for the Environment MFE NZ Climate Change Office + + Projects to reduce emissions PRE
Climate change land report shows problem with farming based around oil, not soil IPCC at 9Aug19
Climate change means changing practices ECanReport Feb07 localeye + Step Up Canterbury "Expo & Auction" World Environment Day 5Jun08 360 Degree Events Ltd * * * *
Climate change could spell 'extreme poverty' in coastal NZ towns Granity etc Stuff 22Apr17
Climate-change legislation wins solid backing from all parties in Parliament "phased in over five years.. up to 200 big emitters" 21Sep07 & Fossil-fuel cost crunch to hit in 2010 NZ Herald Climate change news
Climate change: New Zealand's hot topic clip 31Jul07
NZ Climate Change Relay Oct07-08 + KlimaStaffel German Climate Relay Jun04 Eurocities&IndigRainforestPpls + Green Torch Relay 07 Lewis & Clark College US & Focus The Nation global warming solutions * * * * *
Climate change protests shuts down busy Auckland intersection Extinction Rebellion "23 events are planned around the country this week including action in Auckland, Thames, Tauranga, Masterton, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch & Dunedin" NewstalkZB 16Apr19 * * * * * * * * * * extracts "to deepen our understanding of disputes over climate change" Eds Patrick Whittle & Douglas Campbell was Denis Dutton UoC Chch + links+++ * * * * * * * * * *
Climate study puts NZ in hot water "Swimmers in New Zealand waters would have enjoyed spa-like seawater temperatures of up to 30degC about 50 million years ago, according to a new study. Scientists says the study could also mean it is possible that future warming projections are being underestimated and the world could get a lot warmer than previously thought. The early Eocene, around 50 million years ago, has long been recognised as a time of pronounced global warming. But until now, the degree of warmth was uncertain. Now a group of scientists, led by palaeontologist Chris Hollis, of GNS Science, have determined that surface sea waters around New Zealand exceeded 30degC and water at the sea floor hovered around 20degC during what they believe is a 2-3 million year episode of greenhouse gas-induced global warming. 'These temperatures are at the extreme end of modern tropical water masses,' Dr Hollis said. In the study that will be published in the international scientific journal Geology next month, scientists have inferred warm climate conditions in New Zealand for this time period from a wide range of fossil evidence. They used geochemical methods for extracting sea temperatures from sedimentary rocks exposed in the bed of the Waipara River in North Canterbury. Tropical temperatures at this high latitude location presented a huge challenge for climate modellers, Dr Hollis said. Computer models said New Zealand sea temperatures during the Eocene did not exceed 20degC. 'Anomalously warm conditions have also been reported for early Eocene records from high latitude regions in the Northern Hemisphere,' Dr Hollis said. 'It now seems likely that some, as yet unknown, heat transport mechanism comes into play during times of extreme global warmth.' Co-author Matt Huber, of Purdue University in Indiana, said the new findings were at least 10 degrees warmer than scientists had previously thought for the time period. 'It suggests that existing temperature reconstructions for this period have been biased toward overly cold values. 'It also indicates that climate models tend to under-estimate temperatures during past climate warming episodes. It is possible that models are also under-estimating future warming projections.' Dr Hollis said further research into the causes of extreme climatic changes in New Zealand's geological past would benefit from New Zealand's recent decision to join the Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme - an international geoscience programme that operates a drilling ship that can recover sediment cores up to 2000m in length from beneath the ocean floor. The ship will be conducting a research leg off the coast of Canterbury in November 2009." 29Dec08 & Scientists gather in Wellington for conference on climate change "World authorities on the history of climate change are converging on Wellington for a conference on the greenhouse climate of the Paleogene period, 65 to 35 million years ago. The Paleogene was the last time that the Earth experienced greenhouse climate conditions and associated global warming on a scale comparable to projected future global warming. The conference will include a one day 'Greenhouse Earth Symposium' on January 14 in which leading international research scientists will showcase the role that research into the ancient greenhouse world of the Paleogene plays in advancing understanding of modern climate change. Presentations will be targeted toward a non-specialist audience with an interest in the science behind climate change and, specifically, greenhouse gas-induced global warming. A common theme to several presentations is the discovery that during times of extreme global warming sea temperatures in polar and temperate regions, such as New Zealand, soared to levels far higher than is predicted by climate models. The conference, 'Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene', has drawn together 130 scientists and students from over 20 countries, and runs from January 12 to January 15. The conference will be preceded and followed by field excursions to examine New Zealand's unique record of climate change during Paleogene times in Canterbury, Marlborough, Otago, Westland, Hawkes Bay and even the Chatham Islands. It is hosted by GNS Science and the Greenhouse Earth Symposium is sponsored by Victoria University of Wellington through the Climate Change Research Institute, the Antarctic Research Centre and the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences" 4Jan09 & IPredict to offer trades on climate change 9Jan09 & Climate change conference looks to steamy Paleogene period "Climate experts today began a major conference in Wellington canvassing evidence of climate change before humans evolved. The conference at Te Papa, organised by GNS Science, is probing evidence of greenhouse effects in the climate of the Paleogene period, 65 to 35 million years ago. This is thought to be the most recent time the Earth experienced global warming on a scale similar to what is now being projected as a result of human activity. On Wednesday, leading scientists will stage a one-day symposium to showcase the role that research into the ancient greenhouse world can play in advancing understanding of modern climate change. Speakers will explore the role of greenhouse gases in driving Paleogene episodes of extreme global warming, the effects that warming had on biological systems, how natural feedback systems modulate climate and atmospheric greenhouse gas levels and the effectiveness of climate models in simulating greenhouse climate states. Conference organiser Chris Hollis said there was growing evidence that temperatures in high latitude places like New Zealand have been far higher than previously thought. In a paper on global temperature over the past 100 million years, Professor Peter Barrett, of Victoria University, said the 'greenhouse world' was 6degrees Celsius to 7 degrees Celsius warmer than today with only small ice sheets in the interior of Antarctica. Antarctic ice core records from relatively recent times showed a close association between atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and temperature over the past 800,000 years. 'It seems that from a geological perspective, without concerted intervention now, there is a credible risk of Earth's climate, by the end of the century, reverting to greenhouse world temperature, but with 'residual' polar ice sheets,' he said." 12Jan09
Coal Action Network Aotearoa blog
Coal will keep burning across Canterbury for decades "Environment Canterbury (ECan) list of consented coal consumers shows Fonterra's Clandeboye plant in South Canterbury is allowed to burn up to 64 tonnes of coal an hour.. region's biggest consented burner of coal" Stuff 11Mar19
Commissioner warns property owners that banks and insurers are focusing more on risks of rising sea levels; LIM warnings possible; Maps being drawn up "Jan Wright appeared before the Local Government and Environment select committee to discuss her recent report 'Changing climate and rising seas: Understanding the science', which spelt out that a 30cm rise in sea levels by 2050 was already 'baked in'.. Christchurch a 'glimpse into the future'" 19Feb15
Communities for Climate Protection CCP-NZ & International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Global "Local Governments for Sustainability" + Australasian Mayors Council for Climate Protection
Current weather extremes most concerning climate scientist has seen "'hottest July on record' will break the previous record set in June. 'The earth is extremely sunburnt at the moment, and it's warm round Antarctica where we have record low sea ice even though it's winter.' Sea surface temperatures especially are far higher than normal, and the marine heatwave in the Atlantic is 'just off the charts,'.. The extreme temperatures has caused several high profile disasters" 30Jul23 * * * * * * * * * *
Cutting Edge Technology Provides New Info On Climate Change "carbon budgets.. greenhouse gas accounting" Landcare Research MediaR 1Aug07
Cycling in Christchurch "Regular people riding bicycles" news blog shop etc + Sunday Afternoon Cycling Church PROSACC Ilam Baptist Church Chch & Steven Muir + Utility Cyclism "how to encourage an increase in the numbers of cyclists" Alan Preston blog & Urban Bicycles "resource.. Utility cycling is transport" + "Electric Bike Kits.. Electric Powered Bicycles" + "forums about cycling, events, news, vaguely organised rides, videos & 1000s of photos" + What Happened to (re "helps cyclists share knowledge of good bicycle routes" cUK+ defunct) Randy Joycelyn US?
Environmental Defence Society climate change policies Ackd + links
Extreme wind caves in Mt Cook bar "up to 180kmh.. indescribable.. water damage throughout.. huge mess everywhere" The Press 25/10/2011
Frazer Lindstrom Ltd "NZ's leading independent climate change & energy sector consultancy" Ackd
Fuel prices delay emissions scheme Windflow opening TVNZ 6May08
Flexible Land Use Alliance "represents some of NZ's largest exporters.. other key players.. primary industries.. to ensure continued land use flexibility in the event of the introduction of.. NZ Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)" & New Land Use Alliance Focussed on Planting Eroding Land MR 28Feb08 scoop + infonews links + Greens support for forestry offset conditional Jeanette Fitzsimons MP 19Mar08 + Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium PGGRC "livestock farmers.. knowledge & tools to mitigate ghg emissions" & Greenhouse Gas & Animal Agriculture conference
Future Focus "Signposts to Success for NZ's Primary Industries" strategic foresight project MAF 07
Generation Zero "non-partisan, youth-led climate organisation.. champions solutions towards a carbon neutral Aotearoa.. campaign for smarter transport, liveable cities & independence from fossil fuels by lobbying government, business & other actors to advance climate change action" + "movement to get New Zealand on track with a new law" * * * * * * * * *
Greenhouse Gases & Animal Agriculture Conference GGAA2007 "developing livestock systems for greenhouse & productivity benefits" 26-29Nov07 Chch
Greenhouse Policy Coalition "to achieve a climate change policy framework that secures for NZ a growing, competitive, profitable & sustainable business sector"
Green Party Climate Change & Air Quality + Turn Down the Heat doc/pdf + Action, not warnings, needed now on carbon emissions "regulations now to cover the immediate requirement for action, and then get cracking on putting a pricing system for carbon emissions in place" 12Feb07 & Sustainability cannot happen without Green economics "It is Government's role to ensure business can be profitable by being sustainable" 11Feb07 + Climate For Change "political implications of the current 'environment' & delves into various alternative political theories to those currently being pursued" PlaNet 11Jun07
Greenpeace stop climate change + + Yes2Wind + links + "global agreement for action. For NZ to do its bit to help avoid catastrophic impacts, John Key needs to go to Copenhagen & Sign On to reduce NZ's emissions by 40 per cent by 2020" + "calling for a 40% reduction (from 1990 levels) target.. based on the science, it is our fair share" + Planet A - Concert & March 5Dec09 Hillary Symposium on Climate Change 5Jun08 Christchurch Art Gallery "Global warming & the future of NZ" Gareth Renowden bk blog
Insight: Climate change and 'waterproofing' NZ's cities RNZ 5Nov17
July rainfall topples records across South Island RadioNZ 4Aug17 + No August reprieve from wet weather 3Aug17 then record dry November 1Dec17 the driest on record in Rotorua Rotorua Daily Post 5Dec17 * * * * * * * * * * "Eat locally 365 days of the year" Simon O'Sullivan + global
The Lincoln Resource "land-based research.. application in business.. networking & collaboration, cluster" not climate + links
News Clip Linked Coal to Climate Change - 106 Years Ago Today "predicted the Earth's temperature would rise because of 7 billion tons of carbon dioxide produced by coal consumption [annually].. Researchers were studying the topic at least as early as 1882" Live Science 14Aug18
New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory Ministry for the Environment latest findings * * * * *
New Zealand refuses climate change refugees - mass action is now needed "court of appeal has refused refugee status to a family from Kiribati, a Pacific island which is quickly sinking beneath the sea" Morgan Godfery The Guardian UK 12May14
NZ leads in emissions rise "fossil-fuel emissions have soared by 72 per cent since 1990, the biggest jump in the developed world.. IEA" The Press 29Jul09
Annual NZ Marine Sciences Society Ackd 09
Our changing climate Possible Challenges 2013
Our Climate "climate change NGOs, Greenpeace,, CANA, Generation Zero, Forest & Bird plus others & local groups" 2016
Prue Taylor NZ Centre for Environmental Law UniAckd bk An Ecological Approach to International Law & essay The Significance of the Earth Charter in International Law / ECANZ Earth Charter / World Ocean Network TOPS
Rainwater Collection Solutions Ltd Vivian McFie Chch + Bailey Tanks Ackd
Reasons to be Optimistic on APEC Climate Talks NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development scoop 13Jul07
Renewable Energy NZ RENZ Foundation 05 charitable trust "To bring together private, public, educational & scientific interests towards the common goal of a sustainable, renewable, clean energy economy.. support research into the development & commercialisation of technologies associated with all aspects of the Hydrogen Economy"
Rise in methane levels alarm NIWA scientists "Kiwi scientists near Wellington have picked up on a rise in methane levels coming from the Southern Hemisphere. It is troubling news not just for New Zealand but the world, though climate change sceptics remain unconcerned. The southernmost tip of the North Island is the best place to measure clean, unadulterated Southern Hemisphere air and scientists have picked up a disturbing trend. NIWA scientist Keith Lassey says new findings show a sudden jump in methane levels. 'The amount of methane in the atmosphere has started rising again after three or four, five years, about five years of relatively static levels in the atmosphere,' he says. Scientists at the NIWA testing station down south say methane levels have experienced a 0.7 percent rise over the last two years. The increase is 35 times more than all the methane produced by New Zealand cows in a year. 'Livestock account for one quarter of human-caused emissions and the rest of its shared between things like coal mining, gas mining, rice agriculture and burning rainforests,' says Mr Lassey. The station at Baring Head is one of fewer than 50 measuring stations around the world; it takes in fresh air and calculates the amount of greenhouse gasses like CO2 or methane in the atmosphere. Climate sceptics argue methane is simply a scientific scare story because it only stays in the atmosphere for around eight years and its influence is short-lived. Mr Lassey says the problem with methane is its dramatic effect on global temperatures while it does remain in the air. 'In New Zealand, methane is 30 percent of our emission problem and we're really obligated to trying to look for ways in which we can reduce that,' he says. The findings at the station are too late to provide further evidence to Copenhagen negotiators, who failed to come up with an agreement to combat climate change. The rise is, however, likely to create ripples internationally. NIWA scientists say the sharp rise in methane levels found in New Zealand are entirely consistent with what's being found at similar testing stations around the world. NIWA say the findings clearly illustrate that climate issues continue, despite political negotiations at Copenhagen coming to a standstill." 22Dec09
Save Happy Valley "campaign.. to try to slow climate change" Buller & Walk the Walk
Snow making to increase as climate changes "In many cases, snow making infrastructure was considered under-utilised now as it was only needed in the first few weeks of the season" 26Jul12
Southern climate once like Queensland "Antarctica's Lush, Warm Past Confirmed ..Earth could again heat up in a few hundred years as fossil fuel burning accelerates carbon dioxide (CO 2) to the levels which allowed the lush forests to thrive near the South Pole" 2Aug12
Sustainable Energy Forum "to promote the transition" + links
Transition Towns NZ Aotearoa "communities..respond to the twin challenges of climate change & peak oil" + UK + blog
Walk for the Planet "opportunity for people during Lent to express concern for the well-being of planet Earth, and to share hope for the future.. 40 days.. in 2009.. journey from Rakiura (Stewart Island) to Poneke (Wellington), following the path of State Highway One" & blog

2010 ranked one of top three warmest years in history 1Jan11 & record warm seas / La Nina 'Biblical' flood threatens Australian cities & Flooding in Australia fueled by cyclone, La Nina "Australia had their wettest spring (September to November) since records began 111 years ago" CNN 5Jan11 & NSW had its wettest year in 50 years + 2010 Tied (So Far) for Warmest on Record "tie 1998.. analysis of land & sea surface temperatures by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration" green.blogs.nytimes 18Oct10
January 2011 Global Weather Extremes Summary 2Feb11 + Australia's recent extreme weather isn't so extreme anymore "Global warming theory says cyclones, flooding & droughts will become more commonplace - & it's already happening" 9Feb11 CO2 ppm target 24Oct09 "international day of climate action" + Policy Reform to 350 "The most essential things - a culture, a civilization, some semblance of the natural world.. more or less intact.. a miserable century" ahead? Solutions Online 4Oct10 & Bill bks The End of Nature, The Age of Missing Information, Deep Economy etc & Why 350 is the most important number on the planet "Carbon target is key to winning hearts and minds" 26Sep09 vs A Reality Check From the Brink of Extinction 19Oct09 + 350 Reasons Carbon Trading Won't Work! "it's allowing the industrialized world to AVOID reducing it's emissions" + Tar-sands protests go global Wellington etc 1Sep11 + "The World is Ready" .. Global Call for Climate Action" --> Call for Climate + 10:10 global .org "working together to cut our carbon emissions by 10% in 2010, everyone can make a meaningful difference" & 10:10 UK .org + On yer bike! "a single day to move away from fossil fuels" 24.9.11 + Rise for "On 7 continents, in 95 countries, with 900+ actions, people worldwide demanded real climate action from their local leaders" 8Sep18
8,000 years of man made environmental impact "significant impact on the environment due to changes in forestation.. absorbed significant quantities of CO2, cooling the world"
The Age of "new four-year epic from McLibel director Franny Armstrong.. man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?" mov + Kim Hill interview radionz 15Aug09
Ancient flood spurred farming: Study "could be the origin of the story of Noah's Ark.. helped the spread of agriculture in Europe 8,300 years ago by scattering the continent's earliest farmers.. collapse of the North American ice sheet.. raised global sea levels by as much as 1.4 metres" tvnz 18Nov07 + Past climate changes led to famine, war "some pretty serious conflicts.. by 2020" 22Nov07 "Draft Al Gore Movement.. campaign to bring visionary leadership to the White House" CivicActions +FOSS + "grassroots, distributed campaign strategy.. [27Feb07] economy may be more vulnerable to a downturn than widely thought.. recently voiced concerns of former Fed Chief Allen Greenspan that the US economy may be heading into recession.. Everything used is open source, but Debian has the nicest art, so we're using it, because code is art" + "Al Gore: The Conscience of the Democratic Party" + etc.. ; "Tell Congress to act on global warming" Chair of Generation Investment Management / Alliance for Climate Protection by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors of An Inconvenient Truth "About the Film" 06 + "Save Our Selves (SOS).. the Concert for a climate In crisis.. 7/7/07" + Gore to recruit 10m-strong green army 1Apr08 + & * * * * *
Apocalypse 4 Real blog "Commentary on Climate Change and Green House Gases"
Arctic Climate Impact Assessment ACIA - Arctic Monitoring & Assessment Programme AMAP - Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy AEPS + Arctic "death spiral" leaves climate scientists shocked & worried Earth First! Newswire blog 21Sep12 + Arctic News blog + Arctic Sea Ice Forum "interesting discussions" news * * * * *
Are atmospheric flow patterns favorable for summer extreme weather increasing? "resonance phenomenon.. The great U.S. drought of 2012 was the most extensive U.S. drought since the 1930s Dust Bowl. Damage.. is at least $35 billion, and probably much higher. The associated heat wave killed 123 people, and brought the U.S. its second hottest summer on record" 11Mar13 campaign "people from 18 countries.. That their governments commit to reduce carbon emissions, year on year. Every year" Friends of the Earth Europe "For the people.. planet.. future" 07 + links * * * * *
Atlantic European Climate Group Dept Meteorology, Uni Reading UK * * * * *
BBC News: Special Reports 2004 climate change + Deep ice tells long climate story "There's nothing that suggests that the Earth will take care of the increase in carbon dioxide.. will definitely give us a climate change that will be dangerous" 4Sep06 + Blair sees hope of climate deal "told the World Economic Forum a major breakthrough on long-term climate change goals could be close.. Davos.. possible because of a 'quantum shift' in the attitude of the US" 27Jan07 + Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson launches $25m climate bid "offer for the person who comes up with the best way of removing significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.. Al Gore.. Earth Challenge prize.. looking for a method that will remove at least one billion tonnes of carbon per year from the atmosphere" 9Feb07 + 17May07 Polar / Oceans are 'soaking up less CO2' "decline of Antarctica's Southern Ocean carbon 'sink'.. means that atmospheric CO2 levels may be higher in future than predicted" / "North Atlantic.. uptake halved between the mid-90s & 2000 to 2005" 20Oct07 + Ice withdrawal 'shatters record' 21Sep07 + Eco-ruin 'felled early society' "Bronze Age Argaric people in south-east Spain - Europe's driest area" 15Nov07 + IPCC Experts warn of 'abrupt' warming 17Nov07 + 'Unexpected growth' in CO2 found "35% faster than expected since 2000" 23Oct07 & 'Tropics expand' as world warms "possible impacts on the global food supply" 4Dec07
Berkeley "independent non-profit address potential biases in the land surface temperature record. We are now expanding scientific investigations, educating & communicating about climate change, & evaluating mitigation efforts in developing & developed economies" * * * * *
Campaign against Climate Change London
The Story of Cap & Trade / Stuff mov Annie Leonard + The Story of Cap and &
Carbon-12: The Day The Earth Nearly Died BBC Horizon 2002 video + wikipedia * * * * *
Carbon Balanced "reduce damage to.. environment" World Land Trust UK "Clear on climate ..UK-based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy & energy policy" * * * * *
carbonsense "making sense of climate change" carbon zero community UK
Carbon Cycle Science Program USGCRP Transnational Institute Amstdm + bk "The Carbon Neutral Myth - Offset Indulgences for your Climate Sins" etc
Carbon Trading: A Critical Conversation on Climate Change, Privatisation & Power Development & Dialogue No48 Sep06 "carbon trading tends towards a redistribution of wealth from poor to rich, while the impossibility of measuring what is being traded & the complexity of the new carbon markets makes them a likely target for fraud" Transnational Institute, Netherlands
The Carbon "Solving climate change from the ground up solution to climate change that does not include drawing carbon back down from our atmosphere.. no mechanism with the scale, ability, and immediacy to draw adequate amounts of carbon back down to mitigate climate change other than the restoration of soil" + Soil Story "a story whose time has come.. could heal our planet" * * * * *
Cheat Neutral "Helping you because you can't help yourself" UK
China adapts to climate change at the local level SciDev.Net 28Mar07
Christians & climate change What would MLK do? - Religion & Ethics Opinion 17Jan11
Climate: a million deaths a year by 2030: study "biggest misery will be heaped on more than 50 of the world's poorest countries, but the United States will pay the highest economic bill" 3Dec10 * * * * *
Climate Ark "The Original Biocentric Climate Science, Policy & Advocacy Search Engine - Climate Change & Global Warming Portal" of Ecological Internet "Achieving Environmental Conservation, Byte by Byte.. Complete Source for Environmental Sustainability News, Expert Analysis, Information Retrieval Tools, Portal Services & Web Site Consulting" & EcoEarth.Info "Environment Portal & Search Engine - Empowering the.. Movement" etc
Climate & Capitalism "EcoSocialism or Barbarism: There is no third way" blogspot + "The Obscenity of Carbon Trading" & "The Dialectics of Climate Change" etc "sound science & vibrant media" blog /news Climate to Warm Beyond Levels Seen for 11,300 Years "temperatures are likely to climb into unprecedented territory by 2100, due to increasing amounts of planet warming greenhouse gases in the air.. data shows there was a long, gradual warmup for about 5,000 years, then a plateau of warm temperatures, and then an equally gradual cooling trend until about 200 years ago.. warming much faster than a Milankovitch Cycle could possibly explain. 'The temperature change is both too abrupt, and going in the wrong direction, to be natural'" 7Mar13
Climate Change / research on the web Typhoons trigger slow earthquakes 11Jun09 & Polar ice sheets show net loss 9Mar06 & Sea rise could be 'catastrophic' "estimate peak rates of sea level rise exceeding 1m per century" 23Mar06 & Greenland melt 'speeding up' 11Aug06 & Britons injured by Arctic glacier Norway 9Aug07 + Glacier surfing Alaska 19Aug07 + Arctic ice 'is at tipping point' 28Aug08 + Arctic meltdown 'past tipping point' "Nasa ice scientist Jay Zwally said that within 'five to less than 10 years', the Arctic could be free of sea ice in summer" 01Sep08 & Urgent call for Rudd and Clarke on climate change action "Community leaders from the Pacific are urging.. more proactive actions.. in the Pacific.. Damien Lawson, Friends of the Earth Australia said: 'Low lying island nations such as Tuvalu and Kiribati are already facing rising seas, storms and king tides that are having a terrible impact. We could see sea level rises of several metres this century'" 19Aug08 & Warming brews forces to be reckoned with "destructive intensity of the winds from tropical storms & hurricanes has increased significantly in the past 30 years" 06Sep08 + Antarctic glacier 'thinning fast' "20-30cm of sea level rise" bbc 13Aug09 * * * * *
Climate Change + Climate chaos is inevitable. We can only avert oblivion 12Jun08 Mark Lynas bk 'Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet' review Six steps to hell 23Apr07 & Met Office warns of catastrophic global warming in our lifetimes "4C rise in temperature could happen by 2060 without strong action on emissions" 28Sep09
Climate change disease danger "Increases in climate variability are likely to make it easier for parasites to infect their hosts" The Press 13Aug12 + Climate Change May Alter Malaria Patterns "Temperature is an important factor in the spread of malaria & other mosquito-borne diseases" 17Feb09
Climate Change Environment Independent Online UK & Climate change blamed as Superior shrinks 20Jun07 Climate war could kill nearly all of us, leaving survivors in the Stone Age "We need a climate change 'Churchill' to lead us away from planet-wide devastation, writes James Lovelock" 29Jun09
Climate change fuels tornadoes - NIWA "A tornado of similar size and strength to yesterday's one hit Moore in 1999, killing 36 people. The deadliest tornado in recorded history struck Bangladesh in 1989, killing about 1300 people" 3News 22May13
Climate Change NSW Government .au + sales
Climate Change Congress University of Copenhagen COP15 UN Conference Denmark Dec09 + Synthesis Report * * * * *
Climate change & energy Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs "adaptation" esp etc
Climate change organizations & defunct CCOs Global Climate Coalition etc + Large Cities Climate Leadership Group wikipedia * * * * *
Climate "A voice for science in climate change media coverage" Sierra Nevada Research Institute, Center for Climate Communication, Uni CA Merced eg Analysis of Eric Holthaus' article "The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here" 12Aug15
Climate Forecasting Group "To improve understanding of Australian climate.. change.. develop systems to predict climate on scales beyond the medium range" Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre Aus
The Climate Group 04 independent npo "dedicated to advancing business & government leadership on climate change.. based in the UK.. USA & Australia.. operate internationally to all companies, NGOs & local, regional & national governments committed to adopting a leadership agenda on climate protection & to reducing greenhouse gas emissions" Virgin etc & wikipedia "coalition.. 8% of world emissions"
Climate "Vigorous sharing of user-friendly simulations" Sustainability Institute MIT etc NY
Climate Justice Fast!.com "international hunger strike.. from the 6th of November 2009 to call for strong, just action on the climate crisis" "network of organisations & movements from across the globe committed to the fight for social, ecological & gender justice"
The climate nightmare is upon us Greens senator Christine Milne Jun09 distributed "experiment to try & produce a forecast of the climate in the 21st century" s/w Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing BOINC
Climate "An insider's view of climate science, politics & solutions" Washington DC + Terrific ABC News story: "Raging Waters In Australia & Brazil Product of Global Warming" "Scientists: Climate Change No Longer a Theory, It's Happening" 14Jan11 + First Egypt, Now Frankfort US coal protest 14Feb11 * * * * * * * * * *
Climate South West "independent partnership focused on helping the region to prepare and adapt to the changing climate.. based in the South West & hosted by the Environment Agency" + Climate UK * * * * *
ClimateWire "Climate Change News & Info Service"
Clinton Climate Initiative CCI Bill "Clinton Foundation project dedicated to making a difference in the fight against climate change in practical & measurable ways, initiating programs that directly result in substantial reductions in heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions" & 22 Cities Join Clinton Anti-Warming Effort 2Aug06 + Clinton Global Initiative re energy
CO2 "What the world needs to watch" US-Can
Convention on Biological Diversity CBD UNEP
Costing the Earth "Art and the Environment - The science of climate change is clear but could the arts raise the questions & emotions we now need? ..discovers art's role in our cultural response to a changing planet" 20Nov18 * * * * *
Cracking ice fuels greenhouse fears "28.5sq km chunk of ice haemorrhaging off.. in northern Greenland.. massive Petermann glacier to predict major portions of the Northern Hemisphere's largest floating glacier will disintegrate within the year, raising sea levels further" Climate Change 24Aug08 & Arctic sea ice meltdown speeds up "unprecedented rate.. leading scientists warning that the Arctic could be ice-free in summer by 2013" 13Aug08
Data Shows All of Earth's Systems in Rapid Decline "Protecting bits of nature here and there will not prevent humanity from losing our life support system. Even if areas dedicated to conserving plants, animals, and other species that provide Earth's life support system increased tenfold, it would not be enough without dealing with the big issues of the 21st century: population, overconsumption and inefficient resource use" Canada 29Jul11 Inter Press Service Institute "non-profit, public interest, membership organization that supports people who are creating solutions to protect our shared planet"
Earth's Most Famous Climate Scientist Issues Bombshell Sea Level Warning "breathtaking new study casts extreme doubt about the near-term stability of global sea levels.. glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times faster than previous consensus estimates, resulting in sea level rise of at least 10 feet in as little as 50 years.. James Hansen called for a 'human tipping point' essentially, a social revolution - as one of the most effective ways of combating climate change, though he still favors a bilateral carbon tax agreed upon by the United States and China as the best near-term climate policy" 20Jul15 Eric Holthaus
EcoBridge "The unborn children of tomorrow will bear the heavy burden of our indifference" CA
Efforts to address global climate crisis reach a pivotal moment "Two meetings.. key conference.. Bali.. in December" 6Sep07
Fast rising sea levels in Sunderbans could trigger world's largest migration soon "low-lying delta region comprising 200 small islands in the Bay of Bengal and inhabited by around 13 million impoverished Indians and Bangladeshis. Scientists predict much of the region could be underwater in 15 to 25 years, forcing the largest ever human migration in history.. the Sunderbans region is more populated than any island nation.. coastline retreating at about 200 metres (650 feet) a year" 19Feb15
Gaia & accelerating climate change Science Show 20Jan07
Glaciers "melting at record rate" Life in the shadow of China's melting glacier Jul08
Global Change Impacts on Mangrove Ecosystems "may invade salt marsh.. CO2 increased about 21% from 280 ppm in preindustrial times to approx 370 ppm today.. predicted by some models to double within the next century" US Geological Survey USGS Fact Sheet 04
Global Climate "the collective name given to all the organisations, groups and individuals around the world who come together for the Global Day of Action on climate.. every year since 2005 at the time of the annual United Nations Talks on climate change ( the COP or "Conference of Parties" to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or UNFCCC)" NZ "Vigil for a Real Deal" 12Dec2009 + Global Campaign for Climate Action "runs the TckTckTck campaign which strengthens global civil society action to prevent catastrophic climate change, adapt to climate impacts and make the transition to a more sustainable and just world" member/partner organizations
Global Climate Institute GCI "think-tank.. focuses on policy solutions addressing climate change" UK Contraction-&-Convergence C&C video etc Aubrey Meyer
Global food crisis looms as climate change & population growth strip fertile land "'Ignorance, need & greed' depleting soil. Experts warn competition will lead to conflict" 31Aug07
Global Warming "a project of the Cooler Heads Coalition.. National Consumer Coalition.. market economy benefits" US??
Global Warming: A closer look at the numbers
Global warming - impact of greenhouse gases Tackle Hofstrand Mar08 + agriculture's role US Apr08 * * *
Green Power on the march: Thousands unite to rally against global warming 04Nov06 + Stop Climate Chaos coalition
Greenhouse Effect & Humus store CO2 in ground
Greenhouse Gas Online "a freely available & up to date resource dedicated to greenhouse gas news & scientific publications" UK + Greenhouse Gases David Suzuki Express newsletter movement etc & Ontario & "The Gospel of Green" CBC News 18Nov08
Grist "Environmental News, Commentary, Advice - Gloom & doom with a sense of humor" Seattle
Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning George Monbiot bk UK + EnergyBulletin review & "Tell people.. something new and they will hate you for it" blog & One Shot Left "The planet is now so vandalised that only total energy renewal can save us" 25Nov08 ****
Hot: living through the next fifty years on earth "American journalist Mark Hertsgaard understands what lies ahead for humanity as climate change unfolds, some of it already unavoidable though hopefully manageable, but with outright chaos lurking if we fail to rein in emissions" 22Mar11
How not to change a climate sceptic's mind "evidence alone is not enough.. the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Republicans in the House & Senate are backing bills that would strip the EPA of that right, which is based on findings that rising carbon dioxide levels pose a threat to health & the environment" 18Mar11 + "Evangelicals & environmentalists united" 1Apr06
Huge sea level rises are coming - unless we act now "the palaeoclimate record contains numerous examples of ice sheets yielding sea level rises of several metres per century when forcings were smaller than that of the business-as-usual scenario. For example, about 14,000 years ago, sea level rose approximately 20 metres in 400 years, or about 1 metre every 20 years.. While a mere 2 per cent of the world's land is less than 10 metres above the mid-tide sea level, it is home to 10 per cent of the world's population" 25Jul07
India's pragmatic approach to climate change SciDev.Net 31Aug06
Institute for Green Oxidation Chemistry "Environmentally Safe Technologies ..chemical feed stocks must increasingly be obtained from renewable sources to reduce our dependence upon fossilized carbon & to protect the atmosphere" etc Prof Terry Collins NZ, Carnegie Mellon Uni PA + Greening Our Chemical World "We're not going to be able to run a high-tech.. sustainable civilization without green chemistry" 13Dec06
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC World Must Act On Global Warming "report draws on research by 2,500 scientists from more than 130 countries & has taken six years.. 90% probability that human activities are to blame for most of the warming in the past 50 years. The previous report, in 2001, put the probability at 66%.. by 2100,. a 3.0 C (5.4 F) rise" 30Jan07
Japan, Czech Rep. OK greenhouse gas trade deal Yomiuri Shimbun 7Apr07
Japan's horror reveals how thin is the edge we live on "Climate change may not be responsible for the tsunami, but it is shrinking our margin of safety. It is time to shrink back ourselves" Bill McKibben 18Mar11
Minnesota Climatology Working Group "bring warm clothes!" US
Last Hours "2nd film in the Green World Rising Series (the first one is 'Carbon' that is available on this channel).. science-based climate scenario where a tipping point to runaway climate change is triggered by massive releases of frozen methane.." youtube Sep14
Last Hours of Humanity: Warming the World to Extinction short documentary & e-book [defunct] 9Oct13 US + Last Hours of Humanity: Warming the World to Extinction "The fossil fuel companies are sitting on roughly 2 trillion tons of underground carbon. That, in and of itself, is enough to warm the earth by 5 or 6 degrees C, and is an amount of carbon consistent with tipping points during past mass extinctions. There are an additional estimated 2 trillion tons of methane stored in the Arctic and probably 2 to 5 times that much around continental shelves all around the Earth. If our burning fossil fuels warms the oceans enough that that methane melts and is quickly released into the atmosphere, the Earth will be in its sixth mass extinction. And make no mistake about it, the animals and plants that are most heavily hit by mass extinctions are those that are largest and at the top of the food chain. That means us" 8Oct13 + screened The Big Picture RT "Underground, underwater and below the ice. A time bomb is ticking. Scientists are seeing the evidence. Runaway climate change could be closer than we think" 15Oct13 + blog ref * * * * * * * * * *
Last year was Earth's hottest on record, U.S. scientists say "studies, by the U.S. space agency NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), showed climate change was happening now and that action was needed to cut rising world greenhouse gas emissions. The 10 warmest years since records began in the 19th century have all been since 1997, the data showed. Last year was the warmest, ahead of 2010, undermining claims by some skeptics that global warming has stopped in recent years. Record temperatures in 2014 were spread around the globe, including most of Europe stretching into northern Africa, the western United States, far eastern Russia into western Alaska, parts of interior South America, parts of eastern and western coastal Australia and elsewhere, NASA and NOAA said." Reuters 16Jan15 * * * * *
New Program Will Support Clean Energy And Efficiency For Low-Income Residents Climate Progress Ca
New Scientist - Environment Special Report on Climate Change US * * * * *
Nitrous Oxide news etc links Rhett Butler Wikipedia & SBi "Miami Beach's blog" confrnce Sustainable Life Media
Ocean Acidification Smithsonian Institute US * * * * *
Ocean Climate Group research Dept Earth Sciences Oceanography Goteborg Uni Sweden
Oceans & Climate Group "to provide fundamental understanding of the ocean's role in the earth's physical climate system & global biogeochemical cycles" Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton Uni NJ-US
Oslo Climate Group "to promote inter-institutional, interdisciplinary & inter-methodological climate research.. founded by a variety of sources from industry, through state to international research councils.. encourage and welcome collaborations" Norway
Phaeton's Reins: The human hand in climate change "we will have to learn how to control climate if we are to avoid his fate" Kerry Emanuel cover "With proposals about what to do now by Nicholas Stern; David G. Victor & Danny Cullenward; Kirsten Oleson & Chandra Shekhar Sinha; Jeffrey Logan, Joanna Lewis, & Michael B. Cummings; & Judy Layzer & William Moomaw" Jan/Feb07
Plants absorb more CO2 than we thought, but ... "Currently, about 25% of the carbon emissions produced by human activity are absorbed by plants, and another similar amount ends up in the ocean" Oct14 + Soils or plants will absorb more CO2 as carbon levels rise - but not both "Plants and soils together currently absorb an estimated 30 percent of the CO2 emitted by human activities each year.. 'Soils store more carbon worldwide than is contained in all plant biomass. They need much more attention as we project the fate of forests and grasslands to the changing atmosphere'" Mar21 + Climate-Saving Super-Plants Could Absorb Massive Amounts of Carbon "human activities have raised the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere by more than 50 percent compared to 200 years ago. But that's a relatively small proportion of the total greenhouse gases that human civilization has emitted over that period. Plants.. have cushioned the blow by absorbing billions of tons of the greenhouse gas each year" Sep23 * * * * *
Polar Climate Group Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia Uni NY + Climate Modeling & Diagnostics Group
Post Carbon Institute "Leading the transition to a more resilient, equitable, & sustainable world" US & "Building a world of resilient communities a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises like climate change & biodiversity loss, & the social & economic issues which are linked to these" & Extinction Rebellion isn't about the Climate 16Jan19 * * * * *
Promised Pacific funds fail to appear "Struggling Pacific nations were promised billions of dollars to avoid being wiped out, but the United States, New Zealand and the European Union have failed to deliver, their leaders say. The Green Climate Fund was established in Cancun in 2010, to finance climate change related projects in the developing world. The fund began as a pledge of $30b in 2010-2012 and developed countries promised to increase contributions until they were $100b a year by 2020. So far little of the money has materialised.." 8Sep11 * * * * * "Climate science from climate scientists ..commentary site.. for the interested public & journalists"
Rising Tide "grassroots network of independent groups & individuals committed to taking action & building a movement against climate change" UK + links * * * * *
Sea level rise from ocean warming underestimated, scientists say "Thermal expansion of the oceans as they warm is likely to be twice as large as previously thought, according to German researchers" 26Jan16 UK
Selected Climate change articles Socialist Worker UK
Scientists quantify global volcanic CO2 venting; estimate total carbon on Earth "To secure a sustainable future, it is of utmost importance that we understand Earth's entire carbon cycle" Oct19 US * * * * * * * * * *
Shifting gear to save planet "International Energy Agency reckons.. $60 trillion to develop and deploy the technologies needed to halve carbon emissions from the energy sector (including transport) by the middle of the century.. to stabilise the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at 450 ppm" nzherald 12Jun08
Ships & buoys made global warming look slower "rate of global warming was underestimated because of a new way of measuring sea-surface temperatures, suggests a new study" 26Nov10 "Getting skeptical about global warming skepticism - Explaining climate change science & rebutting global warming misinformation" The Skeptical Science Team eg Does record snowfall disprove global warming? Aus & global + bk Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand news analysis daily etc Brooklyn NY * * * * *
Solar energy not enough for Australia PM J Howard 'world's largest solar plant & coal exporter, refusing Kyoto agreement' + China uses salt water to ease drought "It was not immediately clear how China, which is also desperately short of fuel, would power the energy-hungry desalination plants. More than 600 medium and large-sized cities in China were now suffering 'serious water shortages'" tvnz Oct06
SOS: Save Our Snow "Winter Athletes Take the Lead in Fighting Global Warming" emagazine Jan08 & Losing Winter "As Climate Change Takes Hold, Our Coldest Season is the First Casualty" etc + Save Our Planet * * * * *
Spirituality & "consumer-oriented post-industrial society where the changes required to save humanity from disaster are particularly profound ..a project of the Center for New Creation" Margaret Swedish US
Stark warning over climate change "more serious impacts than previously believed" Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change report UK Meteorological Office & Earth is too crowded for Utopia "Rare indeed are the opportunities for religious leaders, philosophers, moralists, policymakers, politicians & indeed the 'global public' to debate the trajectory of the world's human population in the context of its stress on the Earth system, & to decide what might be done" Jan06 + Stark warning over climate change "The Earth is likely to experience a temperature rise of at least 3C.. Hadley forecasts hinge on stabilising the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) at a level of 550 parts per million in the atmosphere" Apr06
Stern Review Report: The Economics of Climate Change & Summary "the greatest market failure the world has seen" Sir Nicholas Stern UK Treasury former World Bank chief economist Oct06 release + Tackle climate change or face deep recession, world's leaders warned
Study: Climate change will cut habitats by 2080 "losses of living space will afflict plants and animals worldwide, raising extinction worries.. Global warming will destroy more than half of the habitats of most plants and a third of animals by 2080, biologists conclude, unless steps are taken to limit greenhouse gases" 12May13
Sustrans "The UK's leading sustainable transport charity" National Cycle Network Centre Bristol "The World is Ready.. 200+ partners" lobby COP15 + animoto pix etc
The Ends Of The World "Five times in earth's history the majority of animal life has been wiped out in geologically brief catastrophes" 2017 bk
This Changes "Forget everything you think you know about climate change. The truth is that it's not just about carbon or science - it's about capitalism" book/film Naomi Klein 2014
Tim Flannery: "'We Are Now In The Danger Zone' Leading Australian Scientist on Climate Change & How To Save the Planet" 23Nov07 + bk "The Weather Makers: The History & Future Impact of Climate Change"
Transformational Resilience The Resource Innovation Group (TRIG), Center for Sustainable Communities, Willamette Uni, Eugene OR US
The Transformative Power of Climate Truth "A Collective Awakening In the Age of Trump" 4Feb19 US + A new approach: emergency climate mobilization "Faced with a catastrophically failing system, the only rational response is a system overhaul. To protect humanity, we need a massive transformation of our economy and society in a matter of years, not decades"
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research "researching sustainable responses to climate change" UK
United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009 COP15 & UN report warns of threat to human progress from climate change "Human development report says inaction on climate change puts at risk decades of progress on education & health" 4Nov10
US Global Change Research Program USGCRP + Environmental Systems Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem ESS-DIVE US Dept of Energy "data repository for Earth & environmental science data" Berkeley Lab & Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center CDIAC records
UVic Climate Modelling Group "Human beings with EMACS" UniVictoria British Columbia Can + Journal of Climate American Meteorological Society
Warmest Year in Over a Century: 2005 1998 2002 2003 2004 NASA + 2007 to be world's warmest year: scientists UK Meteorological Office Jan07
Watching the Deniers blog "Dispatches from the climate change debate ..holding sceptics to account" Vic
Water + Climate Circle of Blue | WaterNews * * * * * * * * * *
We Have Five Years To Save Ourselves From Climate Change, Harvard Scientist Says "level of carbon now in the atmosphere hasn't been seen in 12 million years.. this pollution is rapidly pushing the climate back to its state in the Eocene Epoch, more than 33 million years ago, when there was no ice on either pole. 'We have exquisite information about what that state is, because we have a paleo record going back millions of years, when the earth had no ice at either pole. There was almost no temperature difference between the equator and the pole... The ocean was running almost 10oC warmer all the way to the bottom than it is today.. The chance that there will be any permanent ice left in the Arctic after 2022 is essentially zero'.. with 75 to 80 percent of permanent ice having melted already in the last 35 years. 'Can we lose 75-80 percent of permanent ice and recover? The answer is no'.. because of what scientists call feedbacks, some of the ways the earth responds to warming. Among those feedbacks is the release of methane currently trapped in permafrost and under the sea, which will exacerbate warming. Another is the pending collapse of the Greenland ice sheet, which.. will raise sea level by 7 meters" 15Jan18 * * * * * * * * * *
Wild US weather explained "heatwaves, wildfires, and droughts scorching the United States may not just be a fluke. According to scientists from the UN's climate body, the freak weather across America is a direct result of climate change.. Barack Obama's climate change agenda was left in the dust near the beginning of his presidency. But environmental advocates hope to revitalise the movement" 2Aug12 + Hottest Month On Record: July 2012 Breaks 1936 Record For Lower 48 States "report released Wednesday by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center.. record daily high temperatures through August 5 of this year have already eclipsed the number of record daily highs set during all of 2011, a remarkable feat" 8Aug12
World's Biggest Extinction Event: Massive Volcanic Eruption, Burning Coal & Accelerated Greenhouse Gas Choked out Life "About 250 million years [ago,] about 95 per cent of life was wiped out in the sea & 70 per cent on land" 23Jan11 & Did coal fires contribute to biggest extinction ever? "volley of crises.. first literal smoking gun to show that coal combustion was occurring.. 'fly ash'.. contains a lot of toxic metals such as chromium" * * * * * *

'7 billion years from now the sun will expand and that will be the end of planet Earth.. 250M years ago, not dinosaurs, enormous mammal-like reptiles (these are us) get stopped, H2S from ocean, much worse for warm-blooded than cold, can be used to cool mammals to reptilian to save life, for safe operations etc, only small reptile-mammals got thru: the burrowing fox-size Thrinaxodon, opens up for the age of dinosaurs.. 10C warmer.. 50k years volcanism.. flood basalts, poles take heat & melt, high CO2 thus stops weather & ocean circulation, thus anoxic seas ..swings in productivity ..O2 down to 10, 12% ..high abundance & O2 the same ..CO2 linked.. 1m / 4 feet sea rise by 2100 ..could lose 40% of all crops melt: 20-30 feet Greenland, 200ft Antarctica ..dikes etc costs huge' Under a Green Sky vimeo Peter Ward c2013 + Rare Earth "planets like Earth have finite lifespans.. complex & especially intelligent life is not just rare in space, but also rare in time.. is more likely to die out relatively soon & rather quickly within a short period of time on geological timescales, while microbes are expected to survive much longer, & therefore dominate most of the planet's history" 2000 * * * * * * * * * *
A Helping Hand from Hemp RNZ Country Life story 9Aug19 * * * * *
Antarctica just hit 18 degrees Celsius, its warmest temperature ever recorded Stuff 8Feb20 + Metal container bends around tree in Gore floods 9Feb20 * * * * * * * * * *
A record-breaking heat wave changed Antarctica in 9 days "NASA released images showing widespread melting of snow on Antarctica's Eagle Island" Changing America 24Feb20 + Evidence of Antarctic glacier's tipping point confirmed for first time "Pine Island Glacier together with its neighbouring Thwaites glacier are responsible for about 10% of the ongoing increase in global sea level.. distinct tipping points. The third and final event, triggered by ocean temperatures increasing by 1.2C, leads to an irreversible retreat of the entire glacier" from The Cryosphere scientific journal 2Apr21
The Anthropozine "journal for the environmental-minded anthropocene" student-NZ & Giving Hope in a Climate Emergency - "'digital campfire' to reconnect people with a love & appreciation of nature's beauty" RNZ story 4Aug19
Aotearoa Climate Emergency "to hold a citizens assembly as the major element in a campaign to break the current political deadlock on treating our current climate crisis as an emergency (requiring urgent & serious action worldwide)" ex-XR
As heatwave bakes Australia on land, an unprecedented marine heatwave causes fish kills in the ocean "combination of high temperatures & low tide is believed to have contributed to the deaths of tiny crabs in Karratha mudflats, wild oysters at the mouth of the Fortescue River on the Pilbara Coast & krill at Town Beach in Exmouth in the [WA] state's north-west in recent weeks.. 800 dead abalone & other shellfish species including crabs & various molluscs found along a beach stretching more than a kilometre north of Yallingup" ABC 18Dec19 + The strange Pacific Ocean 'hot blob' off New Zealand coast and why it's growing "one of the hottest sea spots on the planet right now.. slowly been getting bigger this month, & temperatures are several degrees above average" NZ Herald 26Dec19
'As bad as it gets': 850,000 hectares of NSW hit by fires, worse to come "the first state of emergency in NSW since October 2013, when major bushfires swept the state in similar weather conditions, combining gusty winds and hot, dry land. The RFS said 'catastrophic' conditions were expected in Greater Sydney and the Greater Hunter on Tuesday, before extending the warning to the Illawarra and Shoalhaven" RNZ 11Nov19
Bariatric Surgeon Andrew Jenkins tells us why we eat too much book 11Feb20 RNZ
Breaking climate news: World Meteorological Organization releases new global statistics 3Dec19 + It's Official: This Is The Hottest Decade in Recorded History, UN Warns
Campaign launched for Citizens Assembly on climate change in New Zealand "to reach a consensus, which would form recommendations & provide a mandate to Government" Stuff 4Feb20
Carbon Dioxide Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet NASA & Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 OCO-2 & Satellite Detects Human Contribution to Atmospheric CO2 Earth Observatory, EOS Project Science Office, Goddard Space Flight Center & Atmospheric Infrared Sounder AIRS etc + Nasa instrument heads to space station to map CO2 BBC 4May19 + A NASA satellite that monitors CO2 is revealing the inner workings of our planet The Verge 12Oct17 + Atmospheric CO₂ concentration Our World in Data & CO₂ & Greenhouse Gas Emissions long-run global perspective + The Global Carbon Project GCP "integrates knowledge of greenhouse gases for human activities and the Earth system"
Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Finds "From a quarter to half of Earth's vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide" 27Apr16 + Climate Change Is Causing Earth to Wobble on Its Axis, NASA Says 25Sep18
'Climate apartheid' between rich and poor looms, UN expert warns RNZ 26Jun19
Climate 'apocalypse' to leave Scotland with abandoned villages, doomed forests & no birdsong within decade "Warming world & commercial pressures putting country at risk of severe degradation, Scottish Natural Heritage warns" Independent UK 30May19 & Scotland declares 'climate emergency' following school strikes 29Apr19
Climate change: Fighting for our future and no time to be polite Stuff 3Oct19 + What it's like to help organise a major climate protest - aged 17 8Oct19
Climate change is causing birds to shrink, study suggests BBC 4Dec19
Climate change was behind 15 weather disasters in 2017 Stuff 11Dec2018
"Creating Breakthroughs: Climate Emergency, Climate Truth, Climate Mobilization" The Climate TCM & Climate Mobilization Project CMP Margaret Klein Salamon & Ezra Silk NPO US 2015 * * * * *
CO2 concentration * * * * * * * * * *
David Wallace-Wells: Inaction on climate change will turn Earth into 'a hell' "new book on climate change says if people don't mobilise to tackle the issue immediately, the planet will face untold disasters, wars, droughts and famines" RadioNZ 7Mar19 re The Doomed Earth Catalog New York Magazine 10Jul17 cover story + To fear or not to fear? "David Wallace-Wells & Eric Holthaus discuss telling stories about the end of the world, facing climate fears, and finding hope in the face of doomsday studies" 2Mar19 * * * * * * * * * *
Concrete: The breakthrough that could actually reverse climate change 8Apr19 + Foundation for Climate
Debaters largely in accord on fossil fuels at annual Minerals Forum hosted in Dunedin, Minister for Regional Development Shane Jones "said that adjustment would be a 'hard change over the next 20 to 30 years. I won't be cowed down to the carbon guilt trip,' he said, in reference to activists' calls for immediate change. 'Our legacy industries will never be guilt-tripped out of existence'" Otago Daily Times 30May19
Desert: How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change "2/3 of the world is desertifying.. 'mostly caused by livestock'.. african biolgist, shot elephants.. 10k year ago start, accelerating today.. grazing herds on grasslands ..burning more polluting than cars, very common ..most of the world's land ..bunched moving herds ..mimic nature ..holistic managed grazing" on about half the world's grasslands can take emisions back to pre-industrial levels, cycle helps crops + feed many people youtube Allan Savory 4Mar13
Explainer: These six metals are key to a low-carbon future 12Apr18
Extinction Rebellion: High Court rules London protest ban unlawful "The Metropolitan Police imposed the ban, which prevented two or more people from the group taking part in protests, under the Public Order Act.. The protests cost £24m ($NZ48.5m) to police and led to 1828 arrests, with 165 people charged with offences" RNZ 7Nov19 + Public-led approach to fight the climate crisis in 2020 discussed at conference Stuff 11Nov19
India air pollution at 'unbearable levels', Delhi minister says RNZ 4Nov19
July 2019 breaks records as world's hottest month World Meteorological Organisation & Copernicus Climate Change Service Newshub 6Aug19
'Like a furnace': Massive heatwave could roast Australian records Sydney Morning Herald 13Dec19 * * * *
Melting permafrost in Siberia is creating climate change refugees Independent 18Oct19
New Michael Moore-backed documentary 'Planet of the Humans' questions environmentalists & their 'addiction' to fossil fuels 7Aug19
The most effective ways to curb climate change might surprise you CNN 19Apr19
The Ocean Is Running Out of Breath, Scientists Warn "Widespread & sometimes drastic marine oxygen declines are stressing sensitive species - a trend that will continue with climate change" 25Feb19 + Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise BBC 7Dec19
Outgoing Green MP Gareth Hughes says the Government has not been transformational Stuff 17Nov19
Putting Extinction Rebellion on extremist list 'completely wrong', says Keir Starmer The Guardian 13Jan20 XR =
Renewable energy could power the world by 2050 Climate News Network 19Feb20 + Record Antarctic temperatures fuel sea level worry 20Feb20 * * * * * * * * * *
Scientists Find Link Between Global Warming and Earthquakes 14Apr11
Taking climate change seriously without being alarmist "Let's wind back the language of panic and wind up the language of practical action" Prof Bronwyn Hayward IPCC Jesse Mulligan RNZ 11Jun19 + UN poverty "climate apartheid" BBC 26Jun19
Tropical downpours worsening, say scientists "greater risks of flash floods.. As the tropics warm.. an increased frequency" Reuters 8Aug08 + July rainfall topples records across South Island RNZ 4Aug17 + Storm Harvey: Houston battles 'unprecedented' floods RNZ 28Aug17 & Houston flooding: 'A new and different normal' 29Aug17 + At least eight dead as Hurricane Harvey flooding continues stuff + Monsoon floods: 1200 dead, 41 million affected Bangladesh, Nepal & India RNZ 30Aug17
Turning carbon dioxide into cash BBC 24Jun19
Typhoon Lekima: 28 dead and a million evacuated in China BBC 11Aug19
'Untold human suffering': 11,000 scientists from across world unite to declare global climate emergency "'Despite 40 years of major global negotiations, we conduct business as usual and have failed to address this crisis,' group says" Independent 5Nov19 + 11,000 scientists warn of 'untold human suffering' if climate emergency isn't addressed TV1 & 'Untold suffering': Global scientists warn of climate emergency Stuff 6Nov19
We're recruiting to supercharge Stuff's climate crisis coverage "2019 is on track to be Earth's second- or third-hottest year ever.. That would be a fittingly troubling finish to the decade that already includes the hottest year ever - 2016 - and the next five. When we look back on this decade, we'll rue opportunities lost for dealing meaningfully with climate change sooner. But 10 years from now, when we reminisce about 2019, we may see it as a turning point: the year the climate crisis went mainstream. Now we have the opportunity to make 2020 a year to be proud of... establishing a permanent climate desk with dedicated full-time staffing.. given some climate changes are already baked in, regardless of efforts to reduce emissions, we need to devote more energy to constructive reporting on how communities adapt to pressures from sea level rises to species loss to more common extreme weather events" Stuff 28Nov19 * * * * * * * *
Why protesters should be wary of '12 years to climate breakdown' rhetoric "Climate change is not so much an emergency as a festering injustice. Your ancestors did not end slavery by declaring an emergency & dreaming up artificial boundaries on 'tolerable' slave numbers. They called it out for what it was: a spectacularly profitable industry, the basis of much prosperity at the time, founded on a fundamental injustice. It's time to do the same on climate change" 19Apr19

Blue Acceleration: Capitalism's growing assault on the ocean "a drive to accumulate capital by enclosing, exploiting & commoditizing the oceans" Climate & Capitalism 5Feb20
John Englander Sea Level Rise Expert oceanographer US

Tiny Wind Turbines That Could Power A Home 14May08 "efficient & economical independent streetlamp.. no need of external energy source" wind-solar
WindWing/WaterWing W2 Energy & American Wind Energy Assn

Asteroid threat demands response, experts warn NewScientist 17Feb07
China 'eyeing satellite-killing ability by 2020' Yomiuri Shimbun 3Apr07
The Great Global Warming Swindle "film that challenges the commonly-held view that mankind is responsible for global warming & argues it may be all down to the effect of the sun's radiation" 07 + Against Nature 97
Making a mint out of the Moon "the US aimed to establish a long term lunar base by around 2020" 9Apr07
No sun link to climate change "new scientific study concludes that changes in the Sun's output cannot be causing climate change" 11Jul07 & Solar activity 'not the cause of global warming'
Ray Tomes' Cycles in the Universe "cycles in everything.. ultimate formula for the universe.. Harmonics theory.. music theory.. art & writing" Ackd
Russia, China aim for Red Planet "Phobos Grunt" 29Mar07

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