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Climate Concerns

The "CLIMATE CONCERNS" group is dedicated to discussion regarding the topic of the ever present and serious issue of changes to our climate due to the introduction into the atmosphere of human induced effects which prove harmful to the environment and which eventually may prove destructive to our planet. 

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Sustainable Rural Housing

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius 17 hours ago. 1 Reply

Textile House is remarkable. They don't mention cost, however.I was especially impressed by the emphasis on passive energy conservation first.Continue

Tags: textile house, sustainable housing

Purile and Nasty, "Rollin' Coal"

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Monday. 3 Replies

“Rollin’ Coal” Is Pollution Porn for Dudes With Pickup TrucksDiesel drivers in rural America…Continue

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Odd results of Climate Change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 7. 28 Replies

Take an amusing quiz to learn about unexpected effects of Climate Change. After each multiple choice question, you see if you were right (and the right answer if you weren't).…Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 18, 2013 at 5:25pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 18, 2013 at 2:28pm

Is climate change ‘rampaging our planet?’

“Climate change is rampaging our planet, our region, and our communities like an unstoppable freight train that has gone off the tracks,”  ”We are no longer looking at a ‘predicted’ future of possible highly variable extreme weather conditions and catastrophic events. That future is here now.

“Climate instability has impacts that do and will continue to affect each one of us. Our pocketbooks, food supply, environment and ecology, human health and our social structures will bear the increasingly undisguised and festering scars of this careening train.”

Jay Burney, founder Learning Sustainability Campaign

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 16, 2013 at 1:39pm
"The nine warmest years on record have occurred since 2000. 2012 places ninth on the list. This visualization shows the increase in average surface temperature across the globe since 1880."
Earth is heating up
http://www.livescience.com/26285-earth-is-heating-up-2012-keeps-up-...
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 31, 2012 at 3:39pm

Great news, Joan. I should write to my local government suggesting they do the same to their municipal worker's pension fund.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 24, 2012 at 1:57am

Seattle Mayor Calls For Divesting City Pension Funds From Fossil Fuels

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is now calling on his city to strip fossil fuels from its two main pension funds. According to the city’s finance director, Seattle has $17.6 million invested in Chevron and ExxonMobil, as well as smaller investments in other oil and gas companies. Mayor McGinn sent a letter to the city’s pension fund managers on Friday calling for them to move their money elsewhere:

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 22, 2012 at 1:24pm
Thanks Ruth, excellent expression. I am reposting
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 22, 2012 at 12:15pm

Rap on divesting from fossil fuels.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 20, 2012 at 12:17pm

False Dawn sounds scary from the ad and reviews.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 20, 2012 at 12:11pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 18, 2012 at 2:52am

Leaked IPCC Draft Report: Recent Warming Is Manmade, Cloud Feedback...

"The draft 2013 Fifth Assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change leaked this week makes clear inaction on climate change would be devastating to modern civilization. The report finds that the human fingerprint on climate has grown more obvious, concluding “it is virtually certain” the energy imbalance that causes global warming “is caused by human activities, primarily by the increase in CO2 concentrations. There is very high confidence that natural forcing contributes only a small fraction to this imbalance.”

 

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