Andrea Dominguez on November 3rd, 2009

Sounds hard to believe but the small Danish island of Samsø has achieved this remarkable feat. It achieves this primarily through wind power, but also has solar and other types of renewables. According to Mr. Jesper Kjems in the video, most types of renewables available in Denmark can be found on Samsø. It came about […]

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dunningg on October 31st, 2009

Despite concerns that the US may enter the climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December with no laws in place to decrease emissions, the EU has remained optimistic.  Next week in Spain, they will be working hard to come to an agreement on how to fund the environmental movements of developing countries, budgeting almost $150 billion […]

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hoffmand on October 12th, 2009

The Union of Concerned Scientist asserts that in order to prevent “dangerous” climate change, we must stabilize the global concentration of atmospheric green house gasses at 450 parts per million (ppm). Stabilization at or below this level, would provide a 50% or “medium chance,” of avoiding a temperature rise of more than 2 degrees Celsius. […]

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Brett Shollenberger on October 11th, 2009

While reading through Amy Luers’ How to Avoid Dangerous Climate Change, I was shocked to read her assertion that carbon emissions in the industrialized world need to peak in 2010. Although nothing should shock me about climate change numbers anymore (and admittedly, other scientists argue for different peak years), the statement shocked me nonetheless to think […]

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dunningg on October 11th, 2009

The cultivation of rice is absolutely essential to the collective human diet, with 40% of the world’s population depending on it as its major food source.  Most of the primary producers are located in Asia, where rice paddy fields make up 70% of the cultivated area in southern China and accounts for 50% of the […]

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