“Twenty Somethings” of the World Unite

(Prepared at COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico). Mickey Glantz. 8 December 2010 This is a quick note (that is, I wrote it as if I were speaking to someone) that was first sent to the group of students who participated in the First International Graduate Conference on Climate Change and People” held 15-19 November in […]

Polar Bears Have a Fighting Chance of Survival

The plight of polar bears continues as the climate gradually becomes warmer in the Arctic. Warmer temperatures cause the melting of sea ice, which is essential for polar bears to reach their prey, primarily seals. However, according to a recent study published in the journal, Nature, polar bears have a good chance at survival if […]

“Hey, Universities!! How about an Academic ‘Discipline of Curiosity’”

There are universities filled with academic departments of all kinds: physics, math, sociology, music, political science, philosophy, oceanography, education, and so forth. You get the picture. We have these academic discipline-based divisions in America. Yet, statistical records that compare American education of kindergarten through the university level show that American kids today are less knowledgeable […]

Updates from Nepal

The Nepal Conference is already over, here are some updates from the conference. Newsletter Day 1 Newsletter 2nd Day Newsletter 3rd day Newsletter 4th Day Newsletter 5th Day Conference Declarations Link to conference blog

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi Volcano Erupts Again

Mount Merapi volcano has erupted for a third time, with local people reportedly saying this was louder and stronger than the previous eruption on Tuesday. The latest eruption happened at around 0100 on Saturday (1800GMT Friday). Agence France Presse reported that it caused panic, with hundreds of people, including police and soldiers, trying to flee […]

Transparency

Transparency is the Answer, But… What Was The Question? …It’s trust, not transparency, stupid! Transparency “Transparency” performed by Luna Sea on YouTube

NEPAL: Global warming swells glacial lakes, endangering thousands

Source: IRIN Reuters and AlertNet are not responsible for the content of this article or for any external internet sites. The views expressed are the author’s alone. BANGKOK, 16 September 2010 (IRIN) – As global warming shrinks glaciers along the world’s highest peaks, glacial lakes in Nepal are increasingly at risk of bursting the natural […]

A Changed Climate Skeptic?

It seemed too sensational to be true. On Aug. 30, the Guardian reported that one of the world’s most prominent “climate change skeptics,” Bjorn Lomborg, had made an apparent about face, now calling for $100 billion to be devoted to stopping global warming. This is a man who, for years, writing books with provocative titles […]

Landslide Buries Rescuers in Guatemala

A second landslide covered dozens of people on a highway in Guatemala Monday as they tried to dig out victims buried by a landslide the day before. “A wall of earth fell on a bus and around 100 local people organized themselves to dig out the victims. Then another landslide came along and buried them,” […]