Daily Archives: February 1, 2016

From E&E Daily — CLIMATE: House GOP to scrutinize Paris agreement

House GOP to scrutinize Paris agreement
Amanda Reilly, E&E reporter
Published: Monday, February 1, 2016
House Republicans are planning to scrutinize the recent Paris climate deal and the Obama administration’s pledges to the international community.

Critics of the administration’s handling of the negotiations and climate science doubters are scheduled to testify during a hearing tomorrow, which calls the agreement a “bad deal for America” in its title.

Likely to come up in the House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing are concerns about the lack of a congressional role in shaping the deal, the “gap” between the Obama administration’s greenhouse gas reduction pledge and estimated emission trends, and the president’s promise to provide financing for developing countries to address climate change.

No administration officials are scheduled to testify.

In Paris last year, nearly 200 nations agreed to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius and to pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5 C. Nations also agreed to periodically review and revise their pledges to reduce heat-trapping carbon emissions.

The deal is unlikely to get a warm reception from committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), a climate change doubter. He recently said the deal would “increase the control of the federal government over the lives of Americans, all for little environmental benefit.”

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The Age Of Warming – CBS News

60 Minutes Goes To The Bottom Of The World And To The Top of A Glacier To See The Fastest Warming Place On Earth

This segment was originally broadcast on April 1, 2007. It was updated on Aug. 14, 2007.

If you were waiting for the day global warming would change the world, that day is here. It’s happening, far from civilization’s notice, in a place about as remote as you can get.

Scientists believed Antarctica, at the bottom of the world, was too vast, too remote, to be bothered by climate change any time soon. But now glaciers are setting speed records for melting and whole colonies of penguins are disappearing.

Why does it matter?

Antarctica is a climate giant, driving ocean and wind currents worldwide, with enormous potential to raise sea levels.

…(read more).

See also:

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

EV & N – 204 – CCTV | Where can we turn to learn…about climate? Some Books to Begin With



Concerned global citizens around the world are devising new means of self-education for the transitions they must now face to survive.

See also:


Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice