Thursday, November 22, 2012

Climate change may supersize sweet potatoes - environment - 22 November 2012 - New Scientist
RISING levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may have a silver lining: doubling the size of the sweet potato, the fifth most important food crop in the developing world.
It’s Official: Bank Of England Confirms Green Policy Is Driving Up Energy Prices | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
Environmental regulations increased energy prices, thereby driving up the October inflation figure, the Bank of England’s minutes revealed yesterday, as Bank rate-setters voted 8-1 against more quantitative easing (QE).
Sandy-battered neighborhood gives thanks for solar [VIDEO] | Grist
The yacht club, among several area buildings, is now plugged into a portable solar power generator
US politicians urged to seize the moment on climate change after Sandy | Environment |
"Memory fades very fast," said civil engineering professor George Deodatis at the university event Monday. "The next six months to a year will be critical."
[Irwin Redlener, a public health professor], however, stressed that leadership also meant getting tough with climate denial...
"If someone considers that Sandy was a 1,000 year event, what we have to do is go to a completely different model than if we consider Sandy was the 100 year event or the 200 year event," said Deodatis. "But because we have new conditions this might be the new standard of a 100 year event or even a 50 year event."
World's top investors call for action on climate change
The letter is signed by:

the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (Europe);
Investor Network on Climate Risk (North America);
Investor Group on Climate Change (Australia & New Zealand);
Asia Investor Group on Climate Change;
the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative;
the Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative.

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