Author Archives: dennisambler

Navigating the American Carbon World (with the UN)

There is much activity in the UN climate arena at the moment, as they push for yet another “Global Agreement on Climate Change”

At the moment, UNFCC executive secretary, Christina Figueres is boasting that they have an agreement to come to an agreement by 2015. Whilst it is to be hoped that this agreement to agree goes the way of previous ones, it highlights that they haven’t gone away and are determined to keep pressing on, no matter that the AGW paradigm is collapsing.

She gave a speech this week in San Francisco, entitled Navigating the American Carbon World
Continue reading

A New Take on Earth Day

This Earth Day, the Center for Biological Diversity is celebrating endangered species at 20 events in 13 states across the country. More than 15,000 condoms will be distributed in colorful packages (with artwork by Roger Peet) that feature species threatened by unsustainable human population growth, including the Florida panther and leatherback sea turtle.

They must be expecting an interesting day…

Wind could meet world power demand by 2013, say Stanford researchers

Wind could meet world power demand by 2013, say Stanford researchers   Mercopress September 12th 2012

More Pie in the Sky from Stanford. It seems the headline went a little astray and the actual date in the paper is 2030. This “research” was paid for by the US taxpayer, via The National Science Foundation, EPA and NASA

“Adapting a sophisticated climate model, researchers show that there is plenty of wind available to supply half to several times the world’s total energy needs within the next two decades. If the world is to shift to clean energy, electricity generated by the wind will play a major role, and there is more than enough wind for that, according to new research from Stanford and the University of Delaware.

America Is Only Nation Where Climate Scientists Face Organized Harassment

This wonderful piece of Journalism comes from “Inside Climate News”,  author, Katherine Bagley, 10th September 2012.

“While outspoken scientists of human-caused climate change in the United States endure torrents of freedom of information requests, hate mail and even death threats from skeptics, their counterparts abroad have been free to do their work without fear.

“I feel for my American colleagues and what they’ve had to deal with,” said Tim Lenton, an earth system scientist who specializes in climate tipping points at the University of Exeter  in the UK. Continue reading

$5.8 million grant from NSF for education on climate change

$5.8 million grant from NSF for education on climate change  

Further to Follow the Warming Money, here we find the National Science Foundation funding  the “Maryland Delaware Climate Change Education and Assessment project”

Teachers in Delaware and Maryland will have new climate change science resources to implement into the classroom due to a multi-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation. Continue reading

Follow the warming money

Follow the warming money

This might make you mad. That’s even more reason to read about it.

$1.9 million in environmental justice grants 10th May 2010 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1.9 million in environmental justice grants to 76 non-profit organizations and local governments working on environmental justice issues nationwide. The grant program supports Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s priority to expand the conversation on environmentalism and work for environmental justice. Continue reading

Polar Bears to get their own bumper sticker – We’re OK

Polar Bears to get their own bumper sticker
Nunavut July 12, 2012

Polar bears are okay. Their populations are healthy, stable and can sustain responsible harvesting.

That’s the message Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. wants to take to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species meeting in Thailand next March via their new bumper sticker, officially released and handed out during Nunavut Day celebrations by NTI President Cathy Towtongie. Continue reading