Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Secretary of State Candidate Has a Major Financial Stake in Canadian Tar Sands | OnEarth Magazine
Rice's financial holdings could raise questions about her status as a neutral decision maker. The current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Rice owns stock valued between $300,000 and $600,000 in TransCanada
Extreme weather calls for action, U.N. climate chief says | Reuters
"The message here for this conference is very clear," Christiana Figueres, head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat told Reuters of extremes and rising emissions. "Governments need to hurry up and they need to be much more on track."
Does Climate Change Kill Five Million People A Year? DARA’s 2012 Climate Vulnerability Monitor | New Security Beat
The 2010 version projected 350,000 deaths per year due to climate change in 2010, rising to 800,000 deaths per year by 2030. While hundreds of thousands of deaths are hardly trivial, this is a far cry from the 100 million deaths by 2030 anticipated in the 2012 version.

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