In Conclusion...
A video talk By Ross Gelbspan (14:52 minutes)


QUOTEWORTHY

"God always forgives, but the earth does not. Take care of the earth so it does not respond with destruction,"

-- Pope Francis, at a UN conference in Rome, Nov. 19, 2014

". . . climate change can now be considered [a] weapon of mass destruction, perhaps even the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction."

-- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, talking to students in Jakarta, Indonesia, Feb. 16, 2014

"To anyone who continues to deny the reality that is climate change, I dare you to ... go to the islands of the Pacific, the islands of the Caribbean and the islands of the Indian Ocean and see the impacts of rising sea levels ... If that is not enough, you may want to pay a visit to the Philippines right now."

-- Yeb Sano, Philippine delegate to the Warsaw round of climate talks, announcing he will fast until the conference develops a meaningful action plan, Nov. 2013



“Those of us who spend our days trawling . . .the scientific literature on climate change are becoming increasingly gloomy about the future of human civilization. We are well past the time of niceties, of avoiding the dire nature of what is unfolding, and politely trying not to scare the public.”

-- Elizabeth Hanna, of the Australian National University, on that country's record heat wave and wildfire epdemic

“We have spent our entire existence adapting, okay? So we will adapt to this. Changes to weather patterns that move crop production areas around — we’ll adapt to that. It’s an engineering problem, and it has engineering solutions.”

--Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, June 27, 2012

“There’s no such thing as clean coal, and shipping it abroad doesn’t clean up the problem. . .Improving the efficiency in how much energy you get from burning a pound of coal doesn’t make clean coal.”

---- Bill Ritchie, former manager of several large Montana coal mines, The Missoulian (Mt), April 17, 2012

"The melt-off from the world's ice sheets, ice caps and glaciers over eight years of the past decade would have been enough to cover the United States in about 18 inches of water, according to new data" from Nasa Satellites.

-- The Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 8, 2012



The Heat Is Online

GLOBAL SOLUTION: Rewiring the World with Clean Energy**


* Geoengineering "fixes" could harm billions of people -- study  (Nov. 2014)

* Ex-BP Chief to big oil and big coal:  climate change threatens your existence  (Nov. 2014)

* World Bank:  serious climate impacts are "unavoidable (Nov. 2014)


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* Ideology trumps experience, facts in shaping climate attitudes (Nov. 2014)

* US public divided:  are climate disasters natural or divine (Nov. 2014)

* US, China break global climate deadlock   (Nov. 2014)

* NASA warns of a growing groundwater crisis (Nov. 2014)

* Buffalo mega-snows:  unusually hot lake, unusually cold air  (Nov. 2014)

* Lightning strikes increase with warming atmosphere  (Nov. 2014)

* IPCC:  "Zero Tolerance" for carbon fuels by 2100  (Nov. 2014)

* Vanishing bees:  yet another casualty of warming-disrupted ecological relationships  (Nov. 2014)

* Banks invested $83 billion in coal in 2013 (Oct. 2014)

* PTSD: the hidden human impact of our changing climate  (Oct. 2014)

* Melting Arctic sea ice may be driving more frigid northern winters: study  (Oct. 2014)

* IPCC foresees "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts  (Oct. 2014)

* Insurers drop coverage as climate impacts spread  (Oct. 2014)

* How Middle East warming  helped create conditions for ISIS  (Oct. 2014)

* Pentagon again issues security alarm about climate change  (Oct. 2014)

* Big oil and big coal hide climate risks from investors  (Oct. 2014)

* Fish may never adapt to rising CO2 -- study  (Oct. 2014)

* Dark Greenland snow on verge of triggering "cascading feedback loop(Sept. 2014)

* 2014 on track to become hottest year on record  (Sept. 2014)

* Proposed Texas textbooks:  "no human influence on the climate"  (Sept. 2014)

* EIA: global oil use to jump 38% by 2040   (Sept. 2014)

* 2013 a record year for CO2, methane emissions   (Sept. 2014)

* Scientists foresee 30-year megadrought in southwestern US  (Aug;. 2014)

* Intensifying downpours are now the"new normal" -- scientists  (Aug. 2014)

* Tibetan glaciers warmer than any time in past 2,000 years  (Aug. 2014)

* Arctic warming found to trigger more weather extremes   (Aug. 2014)

* Mediterranean birds, bugs invade Britain   (Aug. 2014)


                                                                    "Beyond the Point of No Return"


* 2013record levels of Arctic temperatures, GHGs, sea level rise and ocean warming  (July, 2014)

* Study: belief trumps facts -- even for those who know the facts   (July, 2014)

* Doctors:  climate change is impacting peoples' physical and mental  health (July, 2014)

* Warming-driven forest fires seen accelerating Greenland meltdown  (June, 2014)

* Oceans becoming acidified 10 times faster than 56 million years ago (June. 2014)

* Woods Hole, leading climate research institute, now working for oil companies  (May. 2014)

* Warming waters trigger largest marine migrations in two million years  (May, 2014)


"Not an Act of God" -- (an op-ed about Hurricane Sandy)


* Meltdown of major Antarctic glacier is "unstoppable" -- study   (May, 2014)

* Report warns of climate-fueled cascading system breakdowns  (March. 2014)

* Warming is progressing faster than any time in history:  NAS, Royal Society (Feb. 2014)

* Geoengineering can not limit man-made warming:  studies  (Dec. 2013)

* 2 degrees C too hot by half:  scientists (Dec. 2013


US PRESS COVERAGE:  A DAMNING BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST


* Scientists: widespread annual drought set to become the 'new normal'   (Aug. 2012)

* US newspapers lead the world in climate denial  (Oct. 2012)

 "Moral Leadership In The Greenhouse"


* NASA ANIMATION:  131 years of planetary heating in 26 seconds (Jan. 2012)

* Oceans have stored more heat than they released since 1993  (May, 2010)