Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Astronomer royal calls for 'plan B' to prevent runaway climate change | Science | The Guardian
The idea of firing particles into the stratosphere to reduce temperature was inspired by natural events. When Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted in 1991, for example, global temperatures dropped by 0.5C the following year due to the dust it released into the atmosphere.

But enacting such plans would not be without problems. "Geoengineering would be an utter political nightmare: not all nations would want to adjust the thermostat the same way," Rees will say.
Federal biologists tally eagle deaths at US wind farms, say number likely to be much higher | Star Tribune
WASHINGTON — Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years, but the figure could be much higher, according to a new scientific study by government biologists.
Obama Said to Ban New Coal Plants Without Carbon Controls - Bloomberg
New coal plants would need to install expensive equipment to limit climate-change emissions under a proposal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is close to issuing, according to people familiar with the plan.
13th Coolest January-August In Illinois History | Real Science
There has been no long term trend in Illinois Jan-Aug temperatures, and the current year is the 13th coolest on record.

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