Issue: Climate


Ted Talks David Keith: A surprising idea for "solving" climate change
Environmental scientist David Keith proposes a cheap, effective, shocking means to address climate change: What if we injected a huge cloud of ash into the atmosphere to deflect sunlight and heat?

Global Warming May Become the Instigator of WWIV
Unfortunately, what could be called the new 'Hot War' threat is just as real and dangerous as the Cold War ever was. The greatest danger however remains in the fact that many people still refuse to recognize its presence in the world no matter how much proof they are shown. Let's all hope that the world becomes wise long before the strategy of war becomes our last resort.

State of the Science: Beyond the Worst Case Climate Change Scenario
The IPCC has declared man-made climate change "unequivocal." The hard part: trying to stop it - Scientific America, by David Biello, November 26, 2007

Ten Solutions for Climate Change - Scientific America, by David Biello, November 26, 2007
Ten possibilities for staving off catastrophic climate change

The "Flying Dutchman" of Climate Change TIME, by Bryan Walsh, March 12, 2009
"His colleagues call him the "Flying Dutchman" because of all the time Yvo de Boer spends in the air, traveling from one world capital to another as he tries to stitch together a global deal to cut greenhouse-gas emissions — and possibly save the world. "

Climate Change and Business

Climate Change - A Business Revolution?
How tackling climate change could create or destroy company value

What Was the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference Really About? by Mike Hulme, SEED Magazine, March 13, 2009
It's problematic when largely unresolved debates among the world's climate change researchers get reduced to six key messages.

The NonBelievers

The Heartland Institute

Video: A Lot of Hot Air


We are upsetting the atmosphere upon which all life depends. In the late 80s when I began to take climate change seriously, we referred to global warming as a "slowmotion catastrophe" one we expected to kick in perhaps generations later. Instead, the signs of change have accelerated alarmingly. - David Suzuki

The issue of climate change is one that we ignore at our own peril. There may still be disputes about exactly how much we're contributing to the warming of the earth's atmosphere and how much is naturally occurring, but what we can be scientifically certain of is that our continued use of fossil fuels is pushing us to a point of no return. And unless we free ourselves from a dependence on these fossil fuels and chart a new course on energy in this country, we are condemning future generations to global catastrophe. - Barack Obama

Becoming carbon neutral is only the beginning. The climate problem will not be solved by one company reducing its emissions to zero, and it won't be solved by one government acting alone. The climate problem will not be solved without mass participation by the general public in countries around the globe. - Rupert Murdoch

The blunt truth about the politics of climate change is that no country will want to sacrifice its economy in order to meet this challenge, but all economies know that the only sensible long term way of developing is to do it on a sustainable basis. - Tony Blair

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