Archive for the ‘International’ Category

World Faces “Oh shit” Moment

Monday, November 30th, 2009

The Nation— A frightening new climate change study says the United States must eliminate its enormous rate of carbon emission within ten years. Read More

McKibben & Hedges Clash On Climate Solutions

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

great dialogue between two important authors/activists read more

Greenland’s Glaciers Losing Ice Faster This Year Than Last Year

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Researchers watching the loss of ice flowing out from the giant island of Greenland say that the amount of ice lost this summer is nearly three times what was lost one year ago. The loss of floating ice in 2008 pouring from Greenland’s glaciers would cover an area twice the size of Manhattan Island in the U.S., they said. (read more)

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.

Companies see profits flowing from greener style, report says

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

OTTAWA – Canada’s largest companies are starting to report more business opportunities than risks as a result of emerging regulations to address the greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming, a new international study has revealed.

The Carbon Disclosure Project, an annual survey of the largest corporations in the world by a coalition of investors, found that an overwhelming majority of the country’s biggest corporations see opportunities as they address the impacts of new caps on their levels of greenhouse gas pollution. (Full Article)

World threatened by ecological ‘credit crunch’: WWF

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Growing demands on natural capital — such as forests, water, soil, air and biodiversity — already outstrip the world’s capacity to renew these resources by a third, according to the WWF’s Living Planet Report.Reckless borrowing against Earth’s exhausted bounty is driving the planet toward an ecological “credit crunch”, the World Wildlife Fund warned on Wednesday. (Full Article)