One of the few-and-far-between perks of being a climate blogger is that occasionally I get access to books and movies before the general public does.
Tag Archive: Climate change
Final Update 25 dec 2012 Over 1000 dead. Despair Sweeps bopha Survivors http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/12/201212237565413785.html
Super Typhoon BOPHA with 275kph winds to hit Philippines.. update the massacre toll has risen to at least 500 with more than 400 others reported missing and about quarter of a million people made homeless. At least three cities on Mindanao’s east coast remain cut off after bridges collapsed and roads were swept away by floodwater.
As they become more common, climate related disasters may allow prosecution of the big Oil Companies, which they could be sued for billions for willfully dumping CO2 in the air for profit, with clean alternatives available.
You cannot say that one climate massacre is caused only by climate change, but statistically we know that they are. Just as a child with thyroid cancer living next to Fukushima may have contracted it by chance, but if the cancer rate has increased 1000%, then nine out of ten victims are caused by the Nuclear meltdown.
To take that analogy further, if ten possible victims of Climate Chaos sued Exxon, nine of them would be real victims, only we can’t say which nine…. View full article »
It advocates for a radical shift in society’s structure and function and calls for humans to actively fight for the Earth. DGR’s goals are to deprive the rich of their ability to steal from the poor and to stop those in power from destroying the planet. View full article »
here’s part 3 of the weekly serialization.. Linda has just run away from her awful school and abusive Dad…
Okay so you can read it here anyway, but this has more illustrations and may appear more in GooogleSo maybe more people will get the chance to read it.
I didn’t want to go back so I just walked on. On and on, down the abandoned canal. It was freezing cold, you’d think it was winter, and I was wishing vaguely that I’d brought my coat.
But I didn’t care really, till it started to rain… View full article »
For the last 10 years all efforts at a world agreement on Climate Change have been blocked
by the insane greed of the USA in putting the profits of its criminal Corporations before the urgent need to save the habitat of all life on Earth.
One of the few results of dozens of failed conferences is the commitment to in future try and limit to +2.0C average temperature increase, though many scientists estimate that even that will cause Runaway Climate Chaos.
Now the head of the US delegation, Todd Stern, has abandoned even that basic principle because..”insisting on a structure that would guarantee such a +2.0C degree goal will only lead to deadlock”. This is nonsense, the deadlock already exists and is caused by him obeying his money masters.
Stern in the past has denied US blocking of Climate talks, despite all the evidence of systematic sabotage, falsifying and blocking scientific reports, trashing and smearing scientists, financing of multiple far right Climate-Denier think tanks and blogs, as well as the obvious votes against any progressive measures. In the medium term this policy of the US climate criminals will be seen as responsible for many millions of deaths and a probably irreversible global catastrophe.
Todd Stern does distance himself from the deniers who he says are living in ”wonderland”, while himself toeing the line of Obama and the corporations. He admits that all legislation in the US has been blocked, and then details a long list of petty measures to gain credibility.
Reaction of other Climate Politicians was one of ‘shock and awe’.
Spokesmen for the EU and the Alliance of Small Island States (Aosis) said the US should stick to promises made.
“Suddenly abandoning our agreement to keep global warming below 2C is to give up the fight against climate change before it even begins,” said Tony de Brum, Minister in Assistance for the Marshall Islands.
“‘Flexibility’ on our 2C limit would set the world on a path to irreversible, runaway climate change.
“For many low-lying island states, including my own, that is not a solution – it is a death sentence,” he told BBC News.
ANOTHER NEW ARCTIC ICE LOSS RECORD?
In July, the Arctic lost a total of 2.97 million square kilometers (1.15 million square miles) of ice. View full article »