Climate Change

February 24, 2011

Free Webinar: Tackling Wicked Problems Through ‘Post-Normal’ and ‘Transition’ Science

Join a free webinar presented by Jerome Ravetz, originator of post-normal science, and SEJ member Valerie Brown, editor of Tackling Wicked Problems, who discuss the kinds of knowledge we need to tackle our ecological and social crises.

"Republican War on EPA Begins — But Will They Overreach?"

Republicans launched their assault against EPA and the Supreme Court Wednesday, arguing that regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act would hurt jobs. EPA chief Lisa Jackson said EPA was protecting people's health. Rep. Henry Waxman produced a document that seemed to say the Bush EPA agreed with Jackson. Divisions are so close that Congress may actually do little on the issue.

Source: TIME, 02/10/2011

"Walrus on Endangered Species Waiting List"

"The Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the Pacific walrus, greatly recovered from decades of slaughter but facing stress in the warming Arctic climate, merits protection under the Endangered Species Act. But the species, like others that face rising pressure but are not in imminent danger, will for now remain in the regulatory equivalent of an overcrowded hospital triage department."

Source: Dot Earth, 02/09/2011

House Energy Chair Upton Denies Human Role In Climate Change (VIDEO)

Which has a stronger influence on human thinking -- power, money, ideology, or science? House Energy Chairman Fred Upton's recent denial that humans are causing climate change casts science as the weakling in the ring. His switch comes even as new documents reveal that the Bush White House overruled EPA science findings on climate -- even though former EPA head Stephen Johnson testified under oath to the contrary.

Source: Huffington Post, 02/09/2011
August 2, 2011

EPA Webinar: Consumption and Well Being: Social Motivating Factors for Supporting Environmental Health

Webinar 6 of 10 in US EPA's year-long webinar series exploring how people can reduce greenhouse gases by making more sustainable choices that support a vital economy. Each month, guest speakers share their views on consumption and get participants thinking and talking about how personal choices can impact the environment.


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