Climate Change

"A Low Bar in Cancún? Not for U.S., Envoy Declares"

"Todd Stern, the chief American climate change negotiator, ... made clear at an afternoon press briefing that the United States was seeking an agreement that addresses all the major issues that make up the current climate change agenda. He said quite emphatically that he was not interested in some sort of face-saving partial deal that makes progress on some questions but kicks the more difficult problems down the road."

Source: Green (NYT), 12/06/2010

Deficit Panel Would Cut Energy Subsidies and Perhaps Carbon Emissions

"The president's deficit commission proposed slashing energy tax breaks yesterday, a move that could make renewable power more competitive and help chisel down greenhouse gas emissions. But the plan is brimming with political pitfalls and vagueness around whether clean power subsidies might also be axed to curb the nation's rising debt."

Source: ClimateWire, 12/03/2010

"Food Security Wanes as World Warms"

"Since summer, signs of severe food insecurity — droughts, food riots, five- to tenfold increases in produce costs — have erupted around the globe. Several new reports now argue that regionally catastrophic crop failures — largely due to heat stress — are signals that global warming may have begun outpacing the ability of farmers to adapt."

Source: Science News, 12/03/2010
January 19, 2011 to January 21, 2011

Our Changing Oceans - NCSE's 11th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment

The conference will provide a forum, divided into eight themes, to address the crisis facing our oceans, new knowledge and innovative tools to address the challenge, and the policy and governance needed to restore and protect the oceans.


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