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Stand Still for the Apocalypse

Chris Hedges: Stand Still for the Apocalypse

Monday, 26 November 2012 09:15 By Chris Hedges,

U.S.: Hurrican Sandy - The New "Normal"

[Climate IMC has been malfunctioning for an extended period during which some critical climate news has taken place. Below is a brief overview of Hurricane Sandy -ed]

Some called it Frankenstorm Sandy, some Superstorm Sandy, needless to say Hurricane Sandy was the worst storm the New York Metro area and New Jersy has seen in decades, if not ever. Earlier in October many islands in the Carribean were devastated by the storm. As it made it's way north up the Atlantic coast of the U.S. it became apparent that Hurricane Sandy would turn to the west and slam directly into the densly populated Metro Area. Photos of the aftermath [here, here and here] give a sense of the destruction, but it's the stories [here,  and here] on the ground that describe the impact on people, the environment and other species.

While some referred to Hurricane sandy as a 100-year, or even a 500-hundred year storm, many climate watchers pointed out the obvious: a warmer climate facilitates stronger storms. And none other than respected climate scientists like James Hansen have the data. The devastation of Sandy on the New York Metro area now has even moderate politicians finally speaking up about climate change. That in the wake of three U.S. presidential debates where the word "climate" never even came up. Most people picking up what's left of their homes and lives on the east coast of the United States and in the Carribean probably think it's time to end climate silence now .

Related: Video Report: Frankenstorm Sandy a wakeup call on climate change for the USA?

McKibben article stirs climate crisis debate

Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe - and that make clear who the real enemy is

By Bill McKibben
July 19, 2012 9:35 AM ET

Thousands rally across Australia to tax carbon polluters on World Environment Day

An estimated 10,000 people packed the lawns of the State Library on Swanston street Melbourne on World Environment Day to Say yes to a safe climate and support the introduction of a carbon price by the Gillard Federal Labor Government. About 8000 people also gathered in Sydney, 5000 people rallied in Adelaide's Victoria Square, 5000 in Brisbane, 3000 in Perth, 3000 in Hobart, and 2000 in Canberra. Organisors estimate up to 45000 may have attended rallies across Australia today to support climate action and pricing carbon.

Melbourne Protests weblog - Say ‘Yes’ to Action on Climate Change – rally in Melbourne 5 June 2011 |
Flickr photos: Melbourne | Adelaide | Canberra | Sydney

Cut Pollution and invest in Renewables

Cut Pollution and invest in Renewables

Say Yes to a Safe Climate rally Melbourne on June 5, 2011 - World Environment Day


Representatives of 191 countries met in Cancun Mexico in December 2010, trying to divert catastrophic climate change.  Did anything happen?  It depends on who you ask.

Rising Seas ultimate threat? Peter Ward

We move on to the inevitable: rising seas.  Will it be worse than heat, drought, and floods?

All our lives, all our maps, our ports, and our commerce depend upon a steady sea level.  All places around the world are marked so many feet or meters "above sea level".  That is history.  Now the sea level will rise, just from the greenhouse gases we have already put in the air, and the heat we have already put into the sea.

I interview Dr. Peter Ward, a thought-leader in the field, and a leading scientist.  He's the author of the break-through book "Under A Green Sky".  That book explains how relatively sudden (in geological time) mass extinctions could occur - due to greenhouse heating.  The very bacteria in the sea change, emitting hydrogen sulfide, which kills off many land animals and plants.  This view is now widely held, due to further scientific studies which also lead in that direction.

Just Do It: preview screening 9th May

9 May 2010 16:00


Climate Change @ Work Conference Sydney

26 May 2010 09:00
26 May 2010 09:00

The Workplace Research Centre (WRC), University of Sydney is organizing the 3rd Climate Change @ Work Conference to take place on the 26th of May 2010 at the Hilton Sydney.
This significant conference promotes achieving sustainability in the workplace thr

Greenpeace to monitor Angat levels

Angat Dam, Bulacan, PHILIPPINES — Greenpeace today set up a “Water Watch” camp in Angat Reservoir, Metro Manila’s main water source, to highlight the urgent threat to the country’s water resources.

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