Archive for December, 2008

Climate Change Projections for Texas

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

This article outlines science based climate change projections for Texas including rainfall and temperature affects. (full article)

Arctic thaw threatens Siberian Permafrost

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Climate change is effecting communities and habitats around the world. TCE tries to include articles that are relavent both locally and internationally as this global crisis effects us all. Below is an article describng the devastation to Siberian Permafrost. (full article)

The permafrost belt stretching across Siberia to Alaska and Canada could start melting three times faster than expected because of the speed at which Arctic Sea ice is disappearing.

 

A study found that the effects of sea-ice loss – which reached an all-time record last summer – extend almost 1,000 miles inland to areas where the ground is usually frozen all year round.

We Need Clean Energy, Not ‘Clean Coal’

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Follow this link to send President-elect Obama a message: We want clean, green energy.

Tell Obama No Clean Coal

During the presidential campaign, both Senators Obama and McCain touted their support for “clean coal”.  But they were both missing the point:  Conventional coal-burning power plants are the leading cause of global warming pollution in the United States. “Clean Coal” is a myth–a contradiction in terms.  Coal companies claim they can develop coal plants at some point in the distant future that will capture and sequester carbon pollution.  But carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is unproven and exorbitantly expensive.

Tell Barack Obama the Truth – The Whole Truth

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Article written by Dr. James Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies,  who has been the leader of the world’s scientific community for over 20 years and acts as TCEC and 1Sky’s climate advisor.

Embers of election night elation will glow longer than any prior election. Glowing even in other nations, and for good reason. We are all tied together, more than ever, like it or not. Barack Obama’s measured words on election night, including eloquent recognition of historic progress, from the viewpoint of a 106-year-old lady, still stoke the embers. But he was already focusing on tasks ahead, without celebratory excess. Well he should. The challenge he faces is unprecedented…..

 

 

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