Daily Archives: January 30, 2015

Most Republicans Say They Back Climate Action, Poll Finds

By CORAL DAVENPORT and MARJORIE CONNELLY
JAN. 30, 2015

A view of the Capitol dome from the Capitol Power Plant, a coal-burning plant in Washington. Americans are less likely to vote for candidates who question or deny the science of human-caused global warming, a poll found. Credit Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency

WASHINGTON — An overwhelming majority of the American public, including half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming, according to a poll conducted by The New York Times, Stanford University and the nonpartisan environmental research group Resources for the Future.

In a finding that could have implications for the 2016 presidential campaign, the poll also found that two-thirds of Americans said they were more likely to vote for political candidates who campaign on fighting climate change. They were less likely to vote for candidates who questioned or denied the science that determined that humans caused global warming.

…(read more).

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BBC News – Climate concern ‘linked to floods’

29 January 2015 Last updated at 07:23 ETBy Helen Briggs Environment correspondent, BBC News

The winter of 2013/14 was the wettest on record in the UK
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Public belief in the reality of climate change has risen in Britain, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.

Concern has almost returned to the high levels reported in 2005, say University of Cardiff researchers.

Britons named climate change as a major issue facing the UK alongside crime and education in a national survey.

Many see climate change as contributing at least in part to floods, especially when they have been affected directly.

However, while there is evidence that extreme weather events are becoming more common, scientists say it is not possible to attribute individual weather events to climate change.

The storms that began in October 2013 forced many from their homes and made the 2013-14 winter the wettest on record.

…(read more).

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Video One: The Race Is On


Climate Desk

Published on Sep 15, 2014

Mother Jones’s Jaeah Lee and Climate Desk’s James West traveled to central China and uncovered alarming trends in China’s rush to frack—with global consequences—in this five-part video series.

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Democratizing Innovation – (2015 Food Tank Summit)

Individual session


Danielle Nierenberg

Published on Jan 30, 2015

Shen Tong, Food-X, speaking at the 2015 Food Tank Summit in Washington DC in partnership with the George Washington University on a panel called “Democratizing Innovation.”

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Stanford Scientists: FCC Should Adopt Open Internet Rules


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Published on Jan 30, 2015

If you liked this clip of The Thom Hartmann Program, please do us a big favor and share it with your friends… and hit that “like” button!

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Saleemul Huq previews the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9)


IIED

Published on Jan 30, 2015

The 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) takes place in Nairobi, Kenya from 24-30 April, 2015.

Organised by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) and African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), this year’s conference theme is ‘Measuring and enhancing effective adaptation’.

In this interview, IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq looks forward to the conference and explains its role and position in the climate change calendar ahead of the 21st Conference of Parties in Paris in December in 2015.

More details: www.iied.org/cba9.

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Thought Leaders@Google Cambridge: Kara Miller interviews Kerry Emanuel


Talks at Google

Started on Jan 30, 2015

Join us for the second Thought Leaders@Google Cambridge as Kara Miller, host and executive editor of WGBH’s Innovation Hub radio show interviews Dr. Kerry Emanuel, professor of atmospheric scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Emanuel’s research interests focus on tropical meteorology and climate, with a specialty in hurricane physics. His interests also include cumulus convection, and advanced methods of sampling the atmosphere in aid of numerical weather prediction.

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Diluting India’s Nuclear Liability Regime – Who gains?


NewsClickin

Published on Jan 30, 2015

India’s civil nuclear liability regime has been at the center of dispute between India and US as the Indian legislation inter alia permits a right of recourse against suppliers in the event of a nuclear accident (caused due to the suppliers’ fault). The US has been pushing for a dilution of this regime and the recent visit of President Obama saw some movement on this front with the Indian government offering various assurances to its US counterparts. Has the Indian government gone back on its previous position in order to assuage the fears of the American nuclear industry? What do the latest negotiations on the nuclear liability regime mean for the citizens of India and our energy security? NewsClick discusses these issues with Prabir Purkayastha of Delhi Science Forum and the All India Peoples Science Network.

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Billionaires Won’t Be Happy Until America Becomes Greece


The Big Picture RT

Published on Jan 30, 2015

Billionaires are bankrolling the right-wing spin machine in this country – and they’re throwing working-class Americans out in the cold at the same time.

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Every Lightning Strike in America in 2011, In One Minute


Climate Desk

Published on Jan 30, 2015

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