Climate Change

Polls: "Belief in Climate Change Climbs, Including Among Conservatives"

"About 67 percent of Americans believe temperatures are rising, marking a slow but persistent rebound from the 2009 freefall in public opinion around climate change. Belief in warming now almost matches its pre-tumble level of four years ago, a new poll finds."

Source: ClimateWire, 10/17/2012

"Is David Axelrod Responsible for Climate Change Inaction?"

Many environmentalists are embittered by the perception that President Obama has given up the fight on climate change. Few know that at a Martch 2009 off-record meeting, the leaders of most major U.S. environmental groups agreed with Obama political advisers to stop talking about climate change and reframe the message as one of clean energy.

Source: Grist, 10/17/2012

"World's Biggest Geoengineering Experiment 'Violates' UN Rules"

"A controversial American businessman dumped around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate into the Pacific Ocean as part of a geoengineering scheme off the west coast of Canada in July, a Guardian investigation can reveal. Lawyers, environmentalists and civil society groups are calling it a 'blatant violation' of two international moratoria and the news is likely to spark outrage at a United Nations environmental summit taking place in India this week."

Source: Guardian, 10/16/2012


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