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**


* US emissions drop 10 percent since 2005  (April, 2014)

* Canada prepares for corn boom as warming moves north  (April, 2014)

* Warming atmosphere shrinks salamanders  (April, 2014)

* Acidic waters compromise fish defense mechanisms  (April, 2014)

* Warming is driving rapid moose die-offs  (Oct. 2013)

* Journal caves in to libel threats by skeptics  (April, 2014)

* WMO: more warming over coming centuries is inevitable  (March, 2014)

* IPCC: expect food shortages, economic stagnation from warming  (March, 2014)

* Major "cooling" ocean current seen slowing down  (March, 2014)

* Rapid ice loss from north Greenland glacier startles scientists  (March, 2014)

* Poll:  Americans gallup toward indifference about the climate (March, 2014)

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

* How secret big money fuels climate denial (March,. 2014)

* Arctic sea ice disappearinig five days later each decade  (with 59-second video) (March 2014)

* Scientists:  world will surpass 2* rise in this century  (Feb. 2014)

* Scientists see steady increase in extreme heat waves  (Feb. 2014)

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

* Record floods, droughts, cold spells tied to Arctic warming:  study  (Feb. 2014)

* For a billion people the world is drying up  (Feb. 2014)

* Massive Antarctic glacier meltdown is "irreversible"  (Jan. 2014)

* Polar blast could be a consequence of Arctic warming  (Jan. 2014)

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

* Ice loss is pushing Antarctica sideways  (Dec. 2013)

* Arctic thaw triggers extreme events further south: study  (Dec. 2013)

* Memo to geo-engineers: blocking sunlight will not stop warming  (Dec. 2013)

* Slow warming can trigger fast changes: NRC  (Dec. 2013)

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

* Arctic ocean releasing twice as much methane as previously thought   (Nov. 2013)

* UN:  world on course for 4 degree C warming by 2100  (Nov. 2013)

* Scientists alarmed by "unpredecented rate" of ocean acidification  (Nov. 2013)

* Poor countries biggest victims of extreme weather events:  study  (Nov. 2013)

* Onset of climate chaos seen within a decade: study  (Nov. 2013)

* Warming projected to cut food supplies by 2 percent per decade  (Nov. 2013)

* Arctic summer temperatures higher than any in the last 44,000 years  (Oct. 2013)

* "New" climate for earth:  30 years away  (Oct. 2013)


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


* Marine species are migrating at least as fast as terrestrial species  (Aug. 2013)

* Pace of climate change threatens 65 million-year record (Aug. 2013)


                                                                    "Beyond the Point of No Return"


* Earth is warming faster than at any time in the past 11,000 years   (May, 2013)

* Geoengineering scheme could trigger lethal drought in Africa (April, 2013)

* Top US Admiral calls climate change America's biggest long-term security threat  (March, 2013)

* EXMO, Koch-funded ALEC pushes elementary schools to teach climate skepticism  (Feb. 2013)

* Climate inaction blamed on "insider" environmentalists  (Jan. 2013)


US PRESS COVERAGE:  A DAMNING BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST


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

* Kochs, Exxon move to kill state renewable requirements   (Nov. 2012)

* Atlantic current changes are "rapidly destabilizing" methane beds  (Oct. 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)