Climate Change

Double Standard: Heartland Tried to Scam Greenpeace for Documents

"A Heartland Institute front man phoned a Greenpeace activist and lied about his identity in an effort to get her to turn over UN climate conference documents to which he had no legitimate access. Heartland senior fellow James Taylor then boasted about the scam in a press release decrying what he described as Greenpeace's preferential access to UN information."

Source: DeSmogBlog, 03/16/2012
April 14, 2012

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Symposium

At Sanctuary Currents 2012 in CA, you'll learn about some of the fascinating research and conservation activities taking place in our watersheds, wetlands, kelp forests and deep sea. Follow the links from land to sea, as scientists tell us their tales of tracking mountain lions and studying sea otters to searching for bioluminescent creatures of the deep. Free admission with no pre-registration required.

April 19, 2012 to April 25, 2012

Sustainatopia 2012 - Miami

Sustainatopia is one of the world's largest events regarding social, financial and environmental responsibility. "Sustainatopia 2012" will include over 50 individual events in film, art, music, eco-fashion, food, design, authors’ series and parties at many locations throughout Miami. One of these, "Impact & Our Oceans" on April 23, is the first annual impact investment conference focused entirely on oceans.

"Climate, Food Pressures Require Rethink On Water: U.N."

"The world's water supply is being strained by climate change and the growing food, energy and sanitary needs of a fast-growing population, according to a United Nations study that calls for a radical rethink of policies to manage competing claims.

"Freshwater is not being used sustainably," UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said in a statement. "Accurate information remains disparate, and management is fragmented ... the future is increasingly uncertain and risks are set to deepen."

Source: Reuters, 03/13/2012

Climate Change Coverage Not Only Dips in Quantity, But Also Shifts in Its Presentation

The Beat


Early in 2011, editor Douglas Fischer of The Daily Climate analyzed his news-aggregating website’s archives for 2010. Fischer, an SEJ board member, concluded that news media coverage of climate change had “slipped to levels not seen since 2005” and that “Reuters again led the pack” by publishing the most stories on the topic.


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