01 Aug '11, 7pm

Why Climate Scientists Are So Perturbed

Reuters A coal-burning power plant in Wuhan, in Hubei Province in China. Climate scientists have long called for steps to limit the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and they are growing more and more worried about the slow pace of action. Yet their sense of urgency has not permeated society at large, and it certainly does not seem to be influencing the course of events in Washington, where climate legislation stalled last year. A recent report from the ClimateWorks Foundation in San Francisco does the best job I have seen of explaining, in layman’s terms, why scientists keep pressing the issue. In essence, society has put off the task of reducing carbon dioxide and other emissions for so long that it is on the verge of running out of time, the report argues. The document, written by Hal Harvey and Sonia Aggarwal, calculates that stabilizing the gases at a lev...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/01/why-climate-sci...

Tweets

Why Climate Scientists Are So Perturbed

green.blogs.nytimes.com 01 Aug '11, 9pm

Reuters A coal-burning power plant in Wuhan, in Hubei Province in China. Climate scientists have long called for steps to ...

Why Climate Scientists Are So Perturbed

green.blogs.nytimes.com 01 Aug '11, 7pm

Reuters A coal-burning power plant in Wuhan, in Hubei Province in China. Climate scientists have long called for steps to ...

Green: Why Climate Scientists Are So Perturbed

green.blogs.nytimes.com 01 Aug '11, 7pm

Reuters A coal-burning power plant in Wuhan, in Hubei Province in China. Climate scientists have long called for steps to ...

The Onion reports on puzzling behavior among cl...

grist.org 01 Aug '11, 10pm

video The Onion reports on puzzling behavior among climate scientists by Jess Zimmerman 1 Aug 2011 1:28 PM All of a sudden...

What's the Difference Between Climate Skepticis...

treehugger.com 02 Aug '11, 3pm

What's the Difference Between Climate Skepticism & Climate Denial? It's Important (Video) When it comes to climate change ...

John Cook explains how climate deniers smear cl...

treehugger.com 03 Aug '11, 7pm

In this second in a series of six videos TreeHugger has done in collaboration with the good folks (and sometimes guest wri...

The Bidder 70 26: The Catalyst That Will Ignite The Climate Movement

The Bidder 70 26: The Catalyst That Will Ignite...

desmogblog.com 01 Aug '11, 8pm

Wanting to show support for Tim and derision for the judge, 30 to 40 people locked themselves together with zip ties in a ...

Be unprepared: the GOP war against climate adaptation

Be unprepared: the GOP war against climate adap...

grist.org 01 Aug '11, 8pm

Climate change planning? We'll cross that bridge when we come to it. Photo: CorpsNewEngland Some people naively believe we...

Sad, but funny. @TheOnion Uncovers Strange Dist...

treehugger.com 02 Aug '11, 5pm

Nation's Climatologists Exhibiting Strange Behavior (Season 1: Ep 5 on IFC) Evidently, something is causing large numbers ...

What’s Up With Conservative White Men and Clima...

desmogblog.com 02 Aug '11, 12pm

Motivated reasoning suggests that men who have “hierarchical” values—resisting reforms to increase economic or social equa...

'Carbon Nation' director: "This isn’t magic. It's good, old-fashioned horse sense." | GreenBiz Low-carbon world possible

'Carbon Nation' director: "This isn’t magic. It...

greenbiz.com 01 Aug '11, 1pm

I met Peter Byck in 2008, when he was making his documentary “Carbon Nation,” which focuses on climate-change solutions ha...

New WWF report: Mandatory carbon reporting will be good for business

New WWF report: Mandatory carbon reporting will...

wwf.org.uk 01 Aug '11, 10am

we commissioned has shown that mandatory carbon reporting (MCR) would be good for business and play a vital part in our tr...

Climate scientists blow gaping hole in ‘NASA data’ paper:

Climate scientists blow gaping hole in ‘NASA da...

grist.org 29 Jul '11, 7pm

We still have plenty of reasons to be alarmed about climate change. Cross-posted from ThinkProgress Green . The climate de...

health threats

nrdc.org 03 Aug '11, 2pm

Climate change is one of the most serious public health threats facing the nation, but few people are aware of how it can ...

Here’s how the debt deal could spell doomsday f...

grist.org 02 Aug '11, 5pm

The debt deal Washington just passed is going to pit defense spending against the budgets of the DOE, EPA and incentives f...