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The Good, the Bald and the Beautiful

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There are a couple of compilations of facts out this week that are a mix of the good, the bald and the beautiful.

Note to any journalists reading : if you don’t understand the significance of any of the following facts, don’t hesitate to ask.


https://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/global-warming-facts-47092901

9.29.2009
6 New Global Warming Facts

(*) World is Getting Hotter, Faster

Two recent reports have upped the ante for politicians negotiating solutions to the “climate crisis.” The United Nations Environment Program released a study stating that the world is on course for a 6.3-degree increase, even if every action proposed by every government worldwide actually took effect…Britain’s Met Office followed up with a report showing that this generation will feel the effects of climate change, not just future generations.

(*) G20 Agrees to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

In a move that signals a major shift … eventually … the world’s economic leaders agreed to phase out subsidies for fossil fuel production in the “medium term.” That would be a seismic shift, but does require the cooperation of national legislatures around the world. But it’s a start. If all the money pumped into oil, gas and coal went to renewable energy instead, those technologies would become cheaper and more commercially viable far sooner.

(*) U.S. to Track Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Finally

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new program to measure greenhouse gas emissions from 10,000 companies…

(*) Companies Fleeing Chamber of Commerce

With the U.S. Chamber of Commerce emerging as a hardline opponent of global warming legislation in the U.S. Senate, many prominent companies — mostly utilities that have invested in alternative and nuclear power plants — are leaving the organization…

(*) Methane Emissions Increasing

After unusually warm Arctic summers in 2007 and 2008, and unusually wet conditions in the tropics, the world’s methane emissions increased for the first time in a decade…

(*) Gisele Joins Climate Cause

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen is teaming up with the United Nations Environment Program to be a Goodwill Ambassador…


https://www.greenbang.com/climate-change-index-for-week-ending-27-sept-2009_11862.html

Climate Change Index for week ending 27 Sept. 2009

20 September: An international team of researchers has found that 85 per cent of the world’s 33 large river delta areas have experienced severe flooding over the past decade…

23 September: Glaciers along the Antarctic coastline and across all latitudes in Greenland are thinning rapidly, according to the most comprehensive imaging yet created using satellite lasers…

23 September: The US Southeast experiences record high rainfall and flooding, breaking nine new flood-stage records in Georgia alone, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…

24 September: The pace and scale of climate change may now be outstripping even the most sobering predictions of the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC), according to a report from the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP)…

24 September: At least 36 million people were displaced by sudden-onset natural disasters in 2008, including over 20 million displaced by climate-related, rapid-onset disasters…

25 September: Unusually high temperatures in the Arctic and heavy rains in the tropics likely drove a global increase in atmospheric methane in 2007 and 2008 after a decade of near-zero growth…


I’m told by Greenbang that the Climate Change Index will be hosted by Google.com in future…

In the meantime, don’t forget the excellent Climate Change News Digest :-

https://www.climatechangenews.org

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