Archive for January, 2006

Effect of a change in sea level on worldwide topography

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

I came across this a while ago but it seems like a dead handy widget given today’s announcement by Tony Blair. Effect of a change in sea level on worldwide topography
These java applets calculate the effect of a change in sea level on the topography for different regions of the world, such as Europe, [...]

British PM issues blunt warning on climate change

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

It’s in a lot of papers today but The Guardian is a great paper so I link you there: PM issues blunt warning on climate change
Tony Blair warns that the impact of climate change may be more serious than previously thought in a new government report on global warming published today.
The report raises fears that [...]

Nasa is censoring me, says global warming scientist

Monday, January 30th, 2006

From London’s Daily Telegraph: Nasa is censoring me, says global warming scientist
Nasa’s senior climate scientist accused the Bush administration yesterday of trying to stop him speaking out about global warming. James Hansen said Nasa officials ordered his lectures, papers and website postings to be reviewed before publication after he called last month for an immediate [...]

The Global Warming Of The United Kingdom Might Result In A Colder Climate

Monday, January 30th, 2006

From the Cave Junction News: The “Global Warming” Of The United Kingdom Might Result In A Colder Climate
We often call Climate Change “Global Warming”, yet although the overall trend in global temperatures is upward, the scientific community has been telling us from the start that there will also be greater extremes in climate, and these [...]

Landslides could worsen with global warming

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Off Reuters: Landslides could worsen with global warming
Landslides kill 800-1,000 people a year and climate change may be adding to the risks from hillside slums in Latin America to Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, U.N. experts said on Tuesday. Asia suffered most with 220 landslides in the past century out of about [...]

Climate change linked to extinction of frogs

Monday, January 16th, 2006

From the South African Independent: Climate change linked to extinction of frogs
Global warming has triggered the decline of hundreds of species of frogs and toads by helping a deadly skin infection to spread across the world.
Scientists believe they have found the first clear proof that global warming has caused outbreaks of an infectious disease that [...]

Why did NASA kill a climate change project?

Monday, January 16th, 2006

From today’s International Herald Tribune: Why did NASA kill a climate change project?
NASA has quietly terminated the Deep Space Climate Observatory, citing “competing priorities.” The news media took little notice. Few Americans, after all, had even heard of the program. But the entire world may come to mourn its passing.
t was given a poetic name, [...]

Don’t delay carbon trading: RBA director

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

From The Australian newspaper: Don’t delay carbon trading: RBA director
Leading economist and Reserve Bank director Warwick McKibbin yesterday warned the Asia-Pacific climate partnership was making a mistake by delaying a carbon-trading system until after the development of technology to slash greenhouse gases.
Environment Minister Ian Campbell told The Weekend Australian that while carbon trading would have [...]

Canberra, US commit $170m to aid climate

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

Just seen in the Melbourne Age: Canberra, US commit $170m to aid climate
Australia and the United States will together spend about $170 million developing environmentally friendly projects aimed at slashing pollution levels. Australia will contribute $100 million over five years, while the US will chip in an initial $US52 million ($A69 million) next year.
Green groups [...]

Western Australia now owns and trades carbon credits with the international community

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Seen in the Avon valley Advocate in Western Australia: Western Australia now owns and trades carbon credits with the international community
A CELEBRATION last Tuesday marked the first signing of a carbon credit agreement between Koorda farmer Gerry Pauley and investors from the Kansai Electric Company.
The historic signing comes after the State Government passed legislation [...]