Climate Change

Prime Minister Dr. The Honourable Timothy Harris attends Regional Summit with Heads of State to discuss vulnerabilities related to climate change | SKNIS

Dr. Timothy Harris, etal

The aim of the summit is to bring together the island states of the Caribbean, including the French Departments in the Americas.  These territories are particularly vulnerable to climate change and sea level rise, which place their sustainable development at serious risk.   There are historic and socio economic factors that have led to increasing greenhouse gas concentrations.   Caribbean small island developing states are among the most highly exposed to the risks of climate change.

‘The Caribbean contributes a mere 0.3 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, it bears the brunt of impacts related to climate change.  The populations of territories in the region are already forced to adapt to the consequences on their daily lives, change their behaviours and rethink their traditions to deal with it”, according to the Conference journal.

via Prime Minister Dr. The Honourable Timothy Harris attends Regional Summit with Heads of State to discuss vulnerabilities related to climate change | SKNIS.

These 8 Projects Are Sustaining the Momentum of the People’s Climate March by Joseph Boutilier — YES! Magazine

Never thought in my younger years that we would need to protest the weather. It seemed an impossible, even ridiculous task. We talked about air pollution and thought we were savvy. Anyone in our group that understood Cap and Trade deserved an extra piece of pie and our unending gratitude for coming forward. Joseph Boutilier, however, quit his job for a 5 month trek on an unicycle across Canada in support of Climate Change. Here’s why and also why you should get involved also.

Climate Justice

 

Here are eight ongoing campaigns and eight new ways to stay engaged. Eight reasons to be hopeful, and eight reasons why this is the golden age of climate activism.

via These 8 Projects Are Sustaining the Momentum of the People’s Climate March by Joseph Boutilier — YES! Magazine.

It’s Time to Act on the Climate Crisis | #OYRchallenge

World’s largest climate change rally takes over streets of NYC

Climate Change Cyclist ride from NYC to New Haven

It’s Time to Act on the Climate Crisis.

A panel on the urgency of climate change moderated by WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and featuring authors Chris Hedges and Naomi Klein, 350.org founder Bill McKibben and Seattle Council member Kshama Sawant, with an opening speech by Senator Bernie Sanders. –   September 21, 2014

Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial thinktanks | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Conservative billionaires used a secretive funding route to channel nearly $120m (£77m) to more than 100 groups casting doubt about the science behind climate change, the Guardian has learned.

via Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial thinktanks | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

 

Groundhog Day 2013 VIDEO Punxsutawney Phil’ Sees No Shadow, Predicts Early Spring

Groundhog Day 2013 VIDEO Punxsutawney Phil‘ Sees No Shadow, Predicts Early Spring

An early spring is on the way, according to groundhog “Punxsutawney Phil.”

When the Pennsylvania groundhog emerged from his dwelling at Gobbler’s Knob Saturday morning, he did not see his shadow.

“And so ye faithful, there is no shadow to see, an early Spring for you and me,” proclaimed Bob Roberts, one of Phil’s handlers.

According to folklore, if a groundhog emerges from its burrow and see its shadow, then six more weeks of winter weather is on the way.

But if it comes out and sees no shadow, spring is expected to come early.
Punxsutawney, the Pennsylvania town that is home to one of the most famous weather-predicting groundhogs, Punxsutawney Phil, has been carrying on the tradition of Groundhog Day since the 1800s, according to The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.

Ever since the tradition began in 1887, Phil (and his ancestors) saw their shadows 99 times, while predicting an early spring only 16 times. There was no record for nine of the years.

Other groundhogs like New York’s “Staten Island Chuck,” and Atlanta’s “General Beauregard Lee” are also expected to make a prediction.

PHOTOS: Groundhog Day: Famous Weather Predicting Groundhogs

Will spring come early this year?

According to folklore, the answer hinges on a groundhog and the right weather conditions on Feb. 2.

If a groundhog emerges from its burrow and see its shadow, then six more weeks of winter weather is on the way.

But if it comes out and sees no shadow, spring is forecast to come early.

Punxsutawney, the Pennsylvania town that is home to one of the most famous weather-predicting groundhogs, Punxsutawney Phil, has been carrying on the tradition of Groundhog Day since the 1800s, according to The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.

FULL COVERAGE: Groundhog Day

Ever since the tradition began in 1887, Phil (and his ancestors) saw their shadows 99 times, while predicting an early spring only 16 times. There was no record for nine of the years.

Thousands are expected to gather at Gobbler’s Knob to watch Phil emerge from his dwelling.

However, Punxsutawney Phil isn’t the only groundhog that’s expected to make an appearance.

PHOTOS: Groundhog Day: Famous Weather Predicting Groundhogs

New York has “Staten Island Chuck,” Atlanta has “General Beauregard Lee” and “Wiarton Willie” is in Wiarton, Ontario, according to the National Climactic Data Center .

But Punxsutawney residents aren’t worried about Phil’s competition.

“We welcome them all. We like the competition,” Bill Deeley, president of the Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle told The Associated Press.

 

Worrisome Change to the New York Times’ Ability to Cover Climate

The end to a mighty voice for climate change may signal big businesses reach into the media tea cup.

Al Gore

This past week, the New York Times announced the closure of their environmental desk. Along with many, I am sorry to see this team disbanded; over the last several years they have consistently provided high-quality reporting on critical environmental issues, especially the climate crisis. Newspapers generally are under economic stress, and unfortunately, the Times is also profoundly affected by the tectonic shifts in the media landscape. Its role in informing U.S. policy debates, however, is unique.

Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/al-gore/new-york-times-environment-desk_b_2495163.html