Monday, November 26, 2012

Manhattan To Drown – In 1,000 Years | Real Science
Central Park is 40 metres above sea level, and will be underwater in 1,000 years – unless we have another ice age, in which case it may be buried in ice. Whatever happens, it has nothing to do with CO2 or fossil fuel – and there is nothing we can do about it.

Q. What kind of morons would worry about things 1,000 years in the future? A. The New York Times
Shedding light on dark side of the internet | adelaidenow
It happens with the gun lobby, with climate change deniers, with people spreading fear to sell their own products.
Dear Todd Stern, | The Adopt a Negotiator Project
So it is a testament to how strongly I–how our entire team of trackers– feels about this that we don our tracker t-shirts in spite of our anxieties and uncertainties and go chasing after our negotiators, hoping that our presence will increase pressure on our governments to DO something about the single, most pressing threat to our future. Because the only thing more terrifying than chasing down the United States Special Envoy for Climate Change is what will happen if our climate legacy–Obama’s climate legacy– is more foot-dragging in the Senate and in the UNFCCC.

Sleep-deprived, running on caffeine, adrenaline, and hope. I may be young, I may be inexperienced, I may be naive and idealistic, but I’m here. Sitting around with other youth delegates, we make jaded jokes about the negotiation process.
California-based writer and climate researcher with a M.A. in international environmental policy and a background in communications, advocacy, and climate adaptation.

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