Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day - The Environment

"We should be the heart and mind of the Earth, not its malady.
So let us be brave and cease thinking of human needs and rights alone,
and see that we have harmed the living Earth
and need to make our peace with Gaia."
James Lovelock: The Earth is about to catch a morbid fever that may last as long as 100,000 years
  • Effects of global warming include rising sea levels, glacier retreat, and altered patterns of agriculture, extreme weather events, an expansion of tropical diseases, and drastic economic impact.
  • The area covered by sea ice in the Arctic has shrunk to its lowest level since satellite measurements began nearly 30 years ago, In September this year the Arctic's North-West Passage - a sea route linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans opened up for the first time since records began.

  • The UN is calling 2007 a global climate change "mega disaster".

  • Scientist: Global greenhouse gas emissions already beyond 'worst-case' scenario

  • Heavy water restrictions are already in place here but Australia suffers its worst drought in 1,000 years says that Australia will have to switch off the water supply to the continent's food bowl unless heavy rains break an epic drought. The two rivers that feed the region that yields 40 per cent of the country's agricultural produce are so low that there will soon be only enough water for drinking supplies.

  • "The Great Barrier Reef will become "functionally extinct" within decades at the current rate of global warming" Sydney Morning Herald - Reef 'facing extinction'

  • In the Pacific The report warns that in Fiji climate change could result in a 100 per cent increase in cyclone damage, an increase in dengue fever cases of between 20 and 30 per cent and a decline in crop yields of up to 15 per cent.


UK TV AD on CLIMATE CHANGE




The Climate hot map gives an increasingly comprehensive picture changes in the world's climate system

Blogs on the environment
  • Green Options a community dedicated to environmental resources, education, and discussion.

  • The Conscious Earth Earth-centred news for the health of air, water, habitat and the fight against global warming

  • Eco Chick - The site shows you how to find the things you love, and keeps you updated on what’s going on in that great green world.

  • Enviroblog is a project of
    EWG Action Fund
    covering public health, environmental policy, and better consumer choices.

  • Climate Ark Climate Change and Global Warming Portal

  • Green Wombat covers the intersection of the environment, technology, business and policy.

  • Tree Hugger aims to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.

  • New Scientist Environment Blog

Officially supported charities for Blog Action Day 2007 - the Environment

tag alexa

6 comments:

eredux said...

Check out this US Carbon Footprint Map, an interactive United States Carbon Footprint Map, illustrating Greenest States to Cities. This site has all sorts of stats on individual State & City energy consumptions, demographics and much more down to your local US City level...

http://www.eredux.com/states/

Colin Campbell said...

Wow. You are on the ball again. I had not heard about this one. Since I work in this field, I should support this. I am going to link to this and put up a post.

I really like your breast cancer theme. Very clever.

dan said...

Polar cities? GOOGLE the term polar cities or wikipedia it. This is where the future lies? POLAR CITIES and see the blog too

http://climatechange3000.blogspot.com

pearl said...

wow.. what a wonderful resource you've created Sue.... definitely deserves stumbling! I'm definitely going to add it to my delicious too!

Kim said...

very thorough post with some great links Sue.......
It's refreshing to see the Australian sites in there too ....

kermitjohnson said...

Thank you for participating in Blog Action Day.

I did not participate. However, I wrote a belated post about a topic that may have a direct impact on the global warming issue:

BRAZILIAN TEAK FLOORS IN LUXURY HOMES, SLAVE LABOR, AND DESTRUCTION OF THE RAIN FOREST.

You can find it at:
http://www.realestatetwincities.net/blog/

Please share this with your readers. Usually I do not ask for this kind of help, but the topic is that important to me. Anything you can do to promote this link or awareness of this issue would be deeply appreciated.

Thank you.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day - The Environment

"We should be the heart and mind of the Earth, not its malady.
So let us be brave and cease thinking of human needs and rights alone,
and see that we have harmed the living Earth
and need to make our peace with Gaia."
James Lovelock: The Earth is about to catch a morbid fever that may last as long as 100,000 years
  • Effects of global warming include rising sea levels, glacier retreat, and altered patterns of agriculture, extreme weather events, an expansion of tropical diseases, and drastic economic impact.
  • The area covered by sea ice in the Arctic has shrunk to its lowest level since satellite measurements began nearly 30 years ago, In September this year the Arctic's North-West Passage - a sea route linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans opened up for the first time since records began.

  • The UN is calling 2007 a global climate change "mega disaster".

  • Scientist: Global greenhouse gas emissions already beyond 'worst-case' scenario

  • Heavy water restrictions are already in place here but Australia suffers its worst drought in 1,000 years says that Australia will have to switch off the water supply to the continent's food bowl unless heavy rains break an epic drought. The two rivers that feed the region that yields 40 per cent of the country's agricultural produce are so low that there will soon be only enough water for drinking supplies.

  • "The Great Barrier Reef will become "functionally extinct" within decades at the current rate of global warming" Sydney Morning Herald - Reef 'facing extinction'

  • In the Pacific The report warns that in Fiji climate change could result in a 100 per cent increase in cyclone damage, an increase in dengue fever cases of between 20 and 30 per cent and a decline in crop yields of up to 15 per cent.


UK TV AD on CLIMATE CHANGE




The Climate hot map gives an increasingly comprehensive picture changes in the world's climate system

Blogs on the environment
  • Green Options a community dedicated to environmental resources, education, and discussion.

  • The Conscious Earth Earth-centred news for the health of air, water, habitat and the fight against global warming

  • Eco Chick - The site shows you how to find the things you love, and keeps you updated on what’s going on in that great green world.

  • Enviroblog is a project of
    EWG Action Fund
    covering public health, environmental policy, and better consumer choices.

  • Climate Ark Climate Change and Global Warming Portal

  • Green Wombat covers the intersection of the environment, technology, business and policy.

  • Tree Hugger aims to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.

  • New Scientist Environment Blog

Officially supported charities for Blog Action Day 2007 - the Environment

tag alexa

6 comments:

eredux said...

Check out this US Carbon Footprint Map, an interactive United States Carbon Footprint Map, illustrating Greenest States to Cities. This site has all sorts of stats on individual State & City energy consumptions, demographics and much more down to your local US City level...

http://www.eredux.com/states/

Colin Campbell said...

Wow. You are on the ball again. I had not heard about this one. Since I work in this field, I should support this. I am going to link to this and put up a post.

I really like your breast cancer theme. Very clever.

dan said...

Polar cities? GOOGLE the term polar cities or wikipedia it. This is where the future lies? POLAR CITIES and see the blog too

http://climatechange3000.blogspot.com

pearl said...

wow.. what a wonderful resource you've created Sue.... definitely deserves stumbling! I'm definitely going to add it to my delicious too!

Kim said...

very thorough post with some great links Sue.......
It's refreshing to see the Australian sites in there too ....

kermitjohnson said...

Thank you for participating in Blog Action Day.

I did not participate. However, I wrote a belated post about a topic that may have a direct impact on the global warming issue:

BRAZILIAN TEAK FLOORS IN LUXURY HOMES, SLAVE LABOR, AND DESTRUCTION OF THE RAIN FOREST.

You can find it at:
http://www.realestatetwincities.net/blog/

Please share this with your readers. Usually I do not ask for this kind of help, but the topic is that important to me. Anything you can do to promote this link or awareness of this issue would be deeply appreciated.

Thank you.