Carbon Calculators

Your Home Water-Energy-Climate Calculator (Pacific Institute) This free online calculator asks you a series of questions about your home water use habits. Based on your replies, it estimates your water use and provides personalized recommendations for reducing that use. WECalc also estimates your water-related energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions. Delivering water to your home requires energy—to bring it […]

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Climate Change and Social Adaptation: How the past can inform the future

Climate Change is one of the most important and dangerous issues facing man today. Many scientists and politicians have focused on anthropogenic causes of this change and the need to reduce CO2 emissions to limit or slow the process. Major climate changes, however, have occurred throughout earth’s history. The shifting of continental plates, rise of mountains, and cyclical changes in […]

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Climate Change will have Big Impact on Ecosystems in Alaska

Alaska is one of the most sensitive areas in the world when it comes to climate change, and according to the latest study from the University of Alaska Fairbanks many Alaskan ecosystems will look much different by the end of this century then they look now. Some well known animals such as Alaska marmot will probably disappear while on the […]

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How to make a Difference

The Climate Action Network The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of roughly 500 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. CAN members work to achieve this goal through information exchange and the coordinated development of NGO strategy on international, regional, and national climate issues. http://www.climatenetwork.org/ […]

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Climate Change is Irreversible

Climate Change Largely Irreversible For Next 1,000 Years, NOAA Reports ScienceDaily (Jan. 28, 2009) — A new scientific study led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reaches a powerful conclusion about the climate change caused by future increases of carbon dioxide: to a large extent, there’s no going back. The pioneering study, led by NOAA senior scientist Susan Solomon, […]

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Climate Change Is Inevitable — It’s Time to Adapt
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Spencer Reiss – Author In the waning weeks of 2009, planeloads of scientists, politicians, and assorted climate wonks from 192 countries will blow through a few million tons of CO2 to jet to Copenhagen, one of the world’s most carbon-conscious cities. The occasion is the much-awaited United Nations Climate Change Conference, aka Kyoto 2. Speeches will be made. Goals and […]

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Water Vapor Confirmed as Major Player in Climate Change

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/vapor_warming.html Water Vapor Confirmed as Major Player in Climate Change 11.17.08 The distribution of atmospheric water vapor, a significant greenhouse gas, varies across the globe. During the summer and fall of 2005, this visualization shows that most vapor collects at tropical latitudes, particularly over south Asia, where monsoon thunderstorms swept the gas some 2 miles above the land. Credit: NASA […]

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The Greenest of the Green

How to Go Green: Carbon Offsets Newspapers, radio, television, magazines, blogs, podcasts, in fact any media you can think of, has awoken to the issue of climate change or global warming. When mainstream publications, the likes of Sports Illustrated and Vanity Fair, cover the topic you know there is something going on. Not to mention that a documentary full of […]

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