Figures

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Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts Reports from BP and Exxon-Mobil predict ongoing and massive increases in CO2 levels due to energy consumption…. whilst the consequences thereof threaten belt-tightening worldwide.

2010 Hits Top of Temperature Chart

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by Alexandra Giese, Earth Policy Institute Topping off the warmest decade in history, 2010 experienced a global average temperature of 14.63 degrees Celsius (58.3 degrees Fahrenheit), tying 2005 as the hottest year in 131 years of recordkeeping. This news will come as no surprise to residents of the 19 countries that experienced record heat in… Read more »

Respecting Ourselves, Part III: Needs Met Ineffectively or at Great Cost

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Editor’s Note: This is Part III of a three-part series. If you haven’t already, please read Part I and Part II before continuing. Those of us who live in the ‘developed world’ frequently see their higher needs compromised. But, unlike much of the world’s population, we rarely find ourselves destitute of our most basic requirements,… Read more »

The Great Food Crisis of 2011

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by Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute As the new year begins, the price of wheat is setting an all-time high in the United Kingdom. Food riots are spreading across Algeria. Russia is importing grain to sustain its cattle herds until spring grazing begins. India is wrestling with an 18-percent annual food inflation rate, sparking… Read more »

Glancing at the Crystal Ball – What Do You See?

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As the new year turned over, I noticed a few websites running article series where correspondents made their predictions about what they anticipate being hot news topics over 2011. Although a few deteriorated into meaningless waffle over who’ll be top of the pops, or who’s going to light up the silver screen this year, there… Read more »

Climate Belief Forensics – Part I

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Considering the Latin root of the word, ‘forensics’ is about bringing something before the public that they should perhaps know about. And certainly, exploring the question of where influential beliefs about the climate come from seems quite relevant. While massive atmospheric emissions caused by mankind at a sufficiently large scale to change important global processes… Read more »

Cold Burn

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Yes, the extreme cold in the UK right now really could be a result of global warming. by George Monbiot: journalist, author, academic and environmental and political activist, United Kingdom There were two silent calls, followed by a message left on my answerphone. She had a soft, gentle voice and a mid-Wales accent. “You are… Read more »

Instant Messaging

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Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts The Astro-turf phenomenon isn’t new, but George Monbiot’s recent article, and the recent Fox-leaks non-shock put it back in my mind. Elsewhere – Polar bears move inland and begin to assimilate, sound advice is offered on risk management and our persistent buggering of the soil takes its toll…. Read more »