A carbon reduction study released in mid-December shows how businesses and other organizations can connect the dots between their day-to-day greenhouse gas reduction programs and the sweeping, ambitious targets that will be needed to prevent runaway climate change.
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Last Friday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported that Prime Minister Stephen Harper had written to U.S. President Barack Obama in late August, proposing “joint action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas sector” if that’s what it takes to win approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Map of projected sea level rise from Carbon Solutions America, reposted on Climate Progress.
How will climate change affect the meetings industry if we don’t slow down and reverse the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?
Start with a map that shows coastal Florida and Orlando underwater by 2100, and gives you an idea of what other popular coastal destinations can expect. Unless we get a deal in Copenhagen.
The map appeared today on Climate Progress, the self-described “insider’s view of climate science, politics, and solutions” produced by the U.S. Center for American Progress. The post summarizes the latest research on sea level rise.
The map is disturbing. There’s no happy talk here. But note that the sea level projections are the results of empirical research. The kind based on (cue the Dr. Evil quotation marks) numbers. In contrast to the drumbeat of misleading drivel coming from the climate deniers who stole, then misinterpreted a batch of emails from a climate research centre in the U.K., and are doing their best to derail a global climate deal.
The Arctic is changing so quickly that it’s become one of the many early warning systems for global climate change. Each year brings new reports of ice sheets breaking off into the sea, along with a mad scramble to plan shipping routes and resource development projects that would have been difficult or impossible a generation ago.