Tuesday, January 29, 2013

John Kerry's confirmation as secretary of state delights climate campaigners | Environment | guardian.co.uk
"Global climate change and energy security are two of the greatest challenges facing the United States today," Kerry's Senate website reads. "The crisis is growing. Carbon pollution threatens to damage our children's health and radically and irreversibly alter our climate. It threatens to bring more famine and drought, worse pandemics, more natural disasters, and human displacement on a staggering scale. In an interconnected world, the instability that would trigger endangers all of us."
Twitter / Ed_Crooks: Chinese coal demand rose 9% ...
Chinese coal demand rose 9% in 2011, accounting for 87% of global demand growth that year, says :
New study says Western Hudson Bay polar bears could spend 2 to 4 months longer on shore than they do now | polarbearscience
This new study by Robbins and colleagues suggests that most of the polar bears in Western Hudson Bay could survive an ice-free season that is 6 months long and that they could handle a 5 month fast with relative ease. However, a 5 month ice-free period is something we haven’t seen yet in Western Hudson Bay, despite the hue-and-cry we hear from some biologists
Twitter / bryanrwalsh: China consumes nearly as much ...
China consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined:

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