Climate Change

"Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight"

"The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) moved its Doomsday Clock one minute closer to midnight on Tuesday. It now reads 11:55 p.m.

Two years ago, when it appeared that world leaders might actually address the global threats around us, the BAS ratcheted the clock backward by a minute, to 11:54pm. Now that petite burst of optimism has dissolved. Why?

It's mostly about the global failure deal with climate change."

Julia Whitty reports for Mother Jones January 10, 2012.

Source: Mother Jones, 01/11/2012

Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do About It

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Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do About It

By Paul R. Epstein, MD, and Dan Ferber
University of California Press, $29.95

Reviewed by CHRISTY GEORGE

Back when everyone was buying extra canned goods to ring in Y2K, my editor at Marketplace Radio, Stu Seidel, was soliciting story ideas.

Drought, Frost, Floods Damage 600,000 Mexican Households in 2011

"MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s social development secretary says an estimated 600,000 households suffered property damage or crop losses due to an unusual combination of floods, drought and freezing weather in 2011. Heriberto Felix Guerra says the drought has been so bad that about 2.6 million people in about 1,650 villages and towns in northern Mexico do not even have drinking water."

Source: AP, 01/10/2012

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