Bush Says Farewell to Blair with Empty Rhetoric on Climate Change

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And make one final pitch for American cooperation on climate change. At a Rose Garden press conference within earshot of anti-war protesters beyond the White House gate, Bush's prepared remarks included this: And we talked, of course, about climate change. We spent a lot of time on climate change. Harlan Watson, President Bush's chief climate negotiator, rejected any caps on US emissions or participation in carbon trading.

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Exxon/Mobil Guilty of Climate Change Coverup. Now Ordered Out of Torrance 3 Years Sooner.

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But now that I’ve found out they’re still lying and covering up their role in climate change and the size of their own carbon footprint, I’m going to have to get tougher with them.

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Black carbon is a much larger cause of climate change than previously assessed; about twice previous estimates, and 2/3 the effect of CO2

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the distribution of black carbon in the atmosphere and determine its role in the climate system. Accounting for all of the ways black carbon can affect climate, it is believed to have a warming effect of about 1.1 Synthesis of black carbon climate forcing terms.

Perspective: The Role of Offsets in Climate Change Legislation

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This article shows that including offsets in climate change legislation would likely make an emissions program more cost-effective by: (a) providing an incentive for non-regulated sources to generate emission reductions; and (b) expanding emission compliance opportunities for regulated entities. From a global climate change perspective, it does not matter where or from what source the reduction occurs: the effect on the atmospheric concentration of GHGs would be the same.

Nielsen global survey finds concerns about climate change slipping behind concerns over other environmental issues; air and water pollution top worries, pesticide use #3

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Other environmental concerns have pushed ahead of climate change on a global average basis. There are many possible reasons for declines in concern about climate change/global warming. Climate Change Market Background Surveys Water

The Wall Street Journals

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Fialka Wall Street Journal March 26, 2007 AUSTIN, Texas -- Of all the plans cooked up by cities to combat pollution and global warming, the one hatched here is among the most ambitious -- and, some say, one of the more quixotic. A few months back, a reporter from the WSJ came to our offices.

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Copenhagen Diagnosis Released, Detailing Accelerating Indicators of Climate Change In Last Three Years

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A team of 26 climate scientists from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States have published the “Copenhagen Diagnosis”, an interim synthesis report on developments in climate change science from mid-2006 to the present day. The report points out that many key harbingers of climate change “ are occurring at the high end or even beyond the expectations of only a few years ago."”

New Report Concludes That Real Costs of Adapting to Climate Change Will Likely Be At Least 2-3X Greater Than Current Estimates

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Representation of damage from climate change avoided by adaptation, and damage not be adapted to (‘residual damage’) over the longer term. Scientists led by a former co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are warning warn that the UN negotiations aimed at tackling climate change are based on substantial underestimates of what it will cost to adapt to its impacts. Assessing the costs of adaptation to climate change”.

US Global Change Research Program Issues Report on Impacts of Climate Change in US; Details Point to Potential Value of Early, Aggressive Action

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Widespread climate-related impacts are occurring now in the US and are expected to increase. Climate change is already having visible impacts in the United States, and the choices we make now will determine the severity of its impacts in the future, according to the final release of the report “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States”. It is clear that climate change is happening now. Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States.

Senators: It's the Electrons

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One of the most immediate actions we can take to fight climate change is to dramatically reduce our oil consumption by pushing electric vehicles into the marketplace,” said Obama. “We Three Senators, Republican Orrin Hatch and Democrats Maria Cantwell and Barack Obama are showing signs of getting it. The Electric Drive Transportation website has the complete press release. “We

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Researchers Predict Permafrost Thaw Will Intensify Climate Change More Quickly Than Previously Thought; Melting of Greenland Icesheet Could Drive More Water Than Previously Thought to North American Northeast

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As areas with permafrost thaw and more old carbon is released, the carbon balance changes. Before this study, we didn’t know how fast that carbon could potentially be released from permafrost, and how this feedback to climate would change over time.

Survey Finds Popular Concern in the UK About Climate Change Has Dropped Significantly

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A survey by YouGov , commissioned by energy company EDF, finds that popular concern in the UK about climate change has declined significantly, now standing at 62% down from 80% in 2006 and 71% in 2009. Other recent polls have recorded a similar drop in public alarm about the imminence of climate-triggered disaster. The number of climate change agnostics—those unsure whether human activity is warming the planet—has risen from 25% in 2007 to 33% now.

European Commission Provides Framework for Strategic Approach to Climate Change Adaptation

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The European Commission has published a white paper—“ Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action ”—outlining the framework of a two-phase strategic approach to help the EU cope with the impacts of climate change. Recent findings indicate that the impacts of climate change will be swifter and more severe than indicated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in their 2007 report.

New modeling study finds thawing permafrost could release vast amounts of carbon and accelerate climate change by the end of this century

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Billions of tons of carbon trapped in high-latitude permafrost may be released into the atmosphere by the end of this century as the Earth’s climate changes, further accelerating global warming, a new computer modeling study indicates.

UMD-led study finds China’s SO2 emissions down 75% since 2007, India’s up 50%; India may now be the top SO2 emitter

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Although China and India remain the world’s largest consumers of coal, a new University of Maryland-led study found that China’s sulfur dioxide emissions fell by 75% since 2007, while India’s emissions increased by 50%. Illustration: Chris McLinden, Environment and Climate Change Canada.

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Russia Moves To Rein In Gas Flaring, Mandating 95% Gas Capture by 2012; Signals About-Face On Climate Change

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since at least 2007, but wrangling between the Energy and Natural. policy on climate change within the past week, replacing the previous. that Russia’s 2007 greenhouse gas emissions were a full 34% below 1990. by Jack Rosebro.

New phase of globalization could undermine efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

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The study follows open-access research by some of the members of the team published last month in Geophysical Research Letters , in which the authors argue that the Chinese export-embodied CO 2 emissions have peaked due to the changing structure of Chinese production. —Dabo Guan, professor in climate change economics at UEA’s School of International Development and co-author on both studies. China Climate Change Emissions

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Neste-led project verified 50% methane emission reduction at palm oil mills using belt filter press

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Besides offering global climate benefits and several local benefits, applying the method and verifying the emission reduction are also very cost-effective. All the crude palm oil that Neste uses has been fully traceable to the oil palm plantations since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013.

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Study projects global carbon footprint from ICT will be equivalent to half of transportation’s current level by 2040

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in 2007 to exceed 14% of the 2016-level worldwide GHGE by 2040, accounting for more than half of the current relative contribution of the whole transportation sector, according to a new study from McMaster University in Canada. Climate Change Emissions Lifecycle analysis Manufacturing

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IPCC Scientist Says Climate Change Likely to Accelerate More Quickly and Be More Damaging Than Predicted

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Without decisive action, climate change this century is likely to accelerate at a much faster pace and cause more environmental damage than predicted, according to Professor Chris Field of Stanford University, and a leading member of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. As a result, the impacts of climate change will probably be more serious and diverse than those described in the fourth assessment.

Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Oceans, already expanding from warmth and melting glaciers, would rise, increasing coastal flooding; a chain reaction of climate changes is projected to lead to harsher, more widespread droughts and more powerful storms. US intelligence and defense agencies say such environmental changes can lead to energy insecurity, water and food shortages, and social instability. It’s about time we changed course. COP15 , United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009.

Wendy Greuel Our Best Bet To Get To 100% Renewable Energy In Time

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To those of you who know me best and have been reading Creative Greenius since we started publishing in October 2007 it seems pretty silly that any candidate for elected office would seek my endorsement or think that it would do more good than harm.

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EIA: Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the US Down 2.2% in 2007; Transportation Sector Emissions Down 4.7%

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below the 2007 total, according to the just-released report by the US Energy Information Administration, Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 2008. million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO 2 e) in 2007 to 7,052.6 from their 2007 level. MMT lower than in 2007 but still 343.2 Tags: Climate Change Emissions Greenhouse gas emissions in the US economy, 2008. Source: EIA. Click to enlarge.

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Welcome To The Age of Stupid

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The Age of Stupid is a 90-minute film about climate change, set in the future, which will have its world premiere in London on March 15th 2009 and then be released in UK cinemas on March 20th 2009, followed by other countries. The Greenius says, it’s never too late to wise up.

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Alberta Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Awarding C$37.5 Million in Funding for Renewable Energy Projects from Biofuels to Home Generation

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Alberta, Canada’s Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCMEC) Corporation is awarding more than C$37.5 Since 2007, Alberta companies that annually produce more than 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions are legally required to reduce their greenhouse gas intensity by 12%. One compliance option is to pay into the Climate Change and Emissions Management Fund at $15/tonne.

EIA: US energy-related CO2 dropped 2.7% in 2015; of end-use sectors, only transportation increased

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These emissions were highest in 2007, prior to the recession, and have not returned to those levels, although they have increased since 2012. Climate Change Emissions Market Background

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Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points. When I decided to trade my advocacy pro bono work for the action work I now do at EcoMedia I knew my world was about to change but I wasn’t prepared for the top-to-bottom overhaul in store for me.

EIA: US energy-related CO2 emissions down 1.7% in 2016; carbon intensity of economy down 3.1%; transportation emissions up

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CO 2 emissions from petroleum and other liquids, which have been the largest source of energy-related CO 2 in recent decades, have been increasing since 2012 after remaining relatively constant from 2004 to 2007 and then generally decreasing through 2012. These emissions were highest in 2007, prior to the recession, and have not returned to those levels, despite increasing every year since 2012. Climate Change Emissions

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Dude! What Part of Fires, Flood, Drought & Record Temps Didn’t You Understand?

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Good old now dead Jackass, Ryan Dunn, never provided me with a single ounce of entertainment, but he has handily provided me with an apt metaphor for all his fellow Jackasses who keep talking smack and moron-level nonsense about global warming and climate change being a hoax.

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Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points. When I decided to trade my advocacy pro bono work for the action work I now do at EcoMedia I knew my world was about to change but I wasn’t prepared for the top-to-bottom overhaul in store for me.

While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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Climate scientists now agree that we won’t be able to restrict warming to just 2 degrees – which would have been bad enough. Those in the know, including NOAA say there is no doubt that the world’s extreme weather is being caused by climate change.

While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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Climate scientists now agree that we won’t be able to restrict warming to just 2 degrees – which would have been bad enough. Those in the know, including NOAA say there is no doubt that the world’s extreme weather is being caused by climate change.

Greenius Scores Free LED Holiday Lights from SBESC

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It was the holiday Light Exchange in 2007 that first connected me with the SBESC and I’ve been a volunteer with them ever since. citizen volunteer climate change energy efficiency environment renewable energy Joe Galliani LED lights SBESC

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BREAKING NEWS: Exxon/Mobil Ordered Out of Torrance, Guilty of Greenhouse Gas Pollution

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“Pack Up Your Toxic, Fossil Fuel Factory With Its Climate-Changing Products & Get Out of Town By 2020!&# is also the very same company that has paid tens of millions of dollars, year after year to spread FUD about their role in climate change.

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EPA: US GHG Up 1.4% in 2007 from 2006; Light-duty Vehicle Emissions Down 0.74%

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Overall greenhouse gas emissions in the US during 2007 increased by 1.4% Overall, total US emissions have risen by 17% from 1990 to 2007. In 2007, CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion were 5,747.6 or 28% of US greenhouse gas emissions in 2007.

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EPA: US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose 1.4% in 2007

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the national greenhouse gas inventory, which finds that overall emissions during 2007 increased by 1.4% The report, Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2007 , is the latest annual report that the United States has submitted to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. percent from 1990 to 2007. Tg of CO 2 in 2007, which represented 33% of CO 2.

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Up close and personal with Volkswagen’s e-Golf carbon offset project: Garcia River Forest

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Emission reductions produced by the project are verified by an approved third party and registered with the Climate Action Reserve (Project ID CAR102 ). Emissions reductions produced by the project are verified by an approved third party and registered with the Climate Action Reserve.

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EPA: US greenhouse gases dropped 3.4% in 2012 from 2011; down 10% from 2005 levels

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks , which is submitted annually to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, presents a national-level overview of annual greenhouse gas emissions since 1990. Climate Change Emissions

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Dude! What Part of Fires, Flood, Drought & Record Temps Didn’t You Understand?

Creative Greenius

Good old now dead Jackass, Ryan Dunn, never provided me with a single ounce of entertainment, but he has handily provided me with an apt metaphor for all his fellow Jackasses who keep talking smack and moron-level nonsense about global warming and climate change being a hoax. If we’re not the climate equivalent of a Jackass who already has 23 tickets and still gets drunk off his ass and drives 140 miles an hour and crashes and burns well then, I don’t know who is.

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The Cat Is Still On The Roof – And The Roof! The Roof! The Roof Is On Fire!

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In the 15 months that have passed since I wrote the following, ALL the climate change news has gone from bad, to worse, to much worse than that. For the past three months I’ve been working night and day as the Chairman of the South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group.

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