Monthly Archives: October 2012

Denmark: What Copenhagen Can Teach Cities About Adapting To Climate Change

Forbes: The devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy has focused minds on the urgency of improving the climate resiliency of coastal cities exposed to the fury of extreme weather events and rising seas. Hard questions are being asked of city and state officials who did not heed warnings by scientists that […] Read the original post […]

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‘Climate Silence’: It’s Just Common Sense

Huffington Post: As any number of activists and journalists — nearly all of them on the Left — have noted, the two major party presidential candidates aren’t talking much about climate change. As someone on the Right who is concerned about climate change and its likely costs, I actually would […] Read the original post […]

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KFC UK says it will no longer source from Asia Pulp & Paper

Mongabay: After months of pressure from Greenpeace on its alleged links to deforestation in Indonesia, KFC UK/Ireland has adopted a forest policy that excludes fiber sourced via conversion of tropical rainforests. The policy excludes suppliers like Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), the Chinese/Indonesian forestry giant that has been the primary […] Read the original post […]

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Superstorm Sandy Reminds Us Why We Have to Care About Climate Change

Huffington Post: Over the years I’ve written several blogs about the connection between extreme weather and climate change, so watching Sandy pummel the East Coast compelled me to revisit this issue once again. Watching the images of Sandy leaving a path of destruction brings back memories of the day after Hurricane […] Read the original […]

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Onshore wind: ‘planning should reflect benefits of good-value power source’

Guardian: At the core of the John Hayes intervention on wind turbines was his claim that “even if a minority of [the onshore wind] in the system is built we are going to reach our 2020 target [on renewable energy, to provide 15% of UK energy from renewable sources]“. UK wind […] Read the original […]

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A tale of two New Yorks: Sandy splits city but its residents band together

Guardian: On the Upper West Side of Manhattan on Wednesday, 36 hours after the storm, New York seems in full swing. Booksellers are back out on Columbus Avenue, the movie theaters are open, the nail salons are full. The New York City Marathon – which passes through the Upper East […] Read the original post […]

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Climate Change Security Report Delayed Due To Hurricane Sandy

Huffington Post: In a twist that many climate activists will no doubt enjoy, the scheduled release Wednesday of an 18-month investigation into the impacts of climate change on national security by experts at the National Research Council — sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency — has been delayed because of […] Read the original post […]

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Obama and Christie Survey New Jersey Damage

Associated Press: President Barack Obama inspected the devastation from Sandy on Wednesday, flying high over flooded neighborhoods, sand-strewn streets and a burning fire that charred homes along the New Jersey coastline. With Election Day less than a week away, Obama’s visit to view the aftermath of the rare autumn storm was […] Read the original […]

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Sandy puts climate change back on the US election agenda

Guardian: The images of a paralysed New York City at the mercy of Hurricane Sandy’s wall of water have forced climate change on to the political agenda in the final week of the 2012 presidential election campaign. Even before Sandy made landfall political commentators were debating whether the storm would […] Read the original post […]

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Sandy Raises Questions About Climate And The Future

National Public Radio: If you ask climate scientist Radley Horton, it’s difficult to say that Hurricane Sandy was directly caused by climate change, but he sees strong connections between the two. Horton is a research scientist at The Earth Institute at Columbia University. He says that in New York City, […] Read the original post […]

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