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


QUOTEWORTHY

". . . 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

“I recall a popular saying: 'God always forgives, we sometimes forgive, but when nature — creation — is mistreated, she never forgives'.”

-- Pope Francis, in his address to diplomats, Jan. 13, 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**


* Five studies tie Australia's record heat waves to man-made warming   (Sept. 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)

* Colorado stands to lose half its aspen and pine forests by 2060  (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)

* IPCC:  man-made warming likely "irreversible"   (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)

* Warming-driven trade winds intensify California drought, sea level rise  (Aug. 2014)

* IPCC stresses damage control   (Aug. 2014)


                                                                    "Beyond the Point of No Return"


* Ten PR firms declare that climate denial is bad business   (Aug. 2014)

* Oil company seeks government help to fend off sea level rise  (July, 2014)

* Warming-driven food shortage threatens survival of Antarctic fur seals  (July, 2014)

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

* Rupert Murdoch urges skepticism about climate impacts (July, 2014)

* BBC told to stop giving air time to climate deniers  (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)

* Many museums, fearing controversy, punt on human-driven warming  (June, 2014)

* Climate-driven mass migrations are happening now study (June, 2014)

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

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

* Obama plan would cut coal plant emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030  (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)


* Wyoming nixes education on human influence on the climate  (May, 2014)

* US Military:  warming is now a "global conflict catalyst"  (May, 2014)

* 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)