Climate Change

"Scientists Say The Amazon Is Still Teaching Us New Lessons"

"Recent scientific discoveries show that the Amazon rainforest might control the climate for much of South America. The theory could mean even more disastrous ramifications for the fragile ecosystem if deforestation continues unabated." Besides being an engine for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, the rainforest seems to pump a "river" of moisture through the atmosphere that is larger than the Amazon itself.

Source: NPR, 11/09/2015

"Peabody Energy Agrees to Greater Disclosures of Financial Risks"

"Peabody Energy, the world’s biggest private coal company, has agreed to make more robust disclosures to its investors about the financial risks it faces from future government policies and regulations related to climate change and other environmental issues that could reduce demand for its product."

Source: NY Times, 11/09/2015

"Muzzled Canadian Scientists Now Free To Speak With Media"

"The muzzles are coming off for [Canadian] federal scientists. For years, scientists who worked for the federal government were silenced by strict rules that made them seek departmental approval before speaking to the press. On Friday, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains said that scientists are free to speak to the media about their work."

Source: Toronto Star, 11/09/2015

Citing Climate, Obama Rejects Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

"President Obama announced on Friday that he had rejected the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a seven-year review that had become a symbol of the debate over his climate policies."

Source: NY Times, 11/09/2015

More Oil Companies Could Join Exxon as Focus of Climate Investigations

"The opening of an investigation of Exxon Mobil by the New York attorney general’s office into the company’s record on climate change may well spur legal inquiries into other oil companies, according to legal and climate experts, although successful prosecutions are far from assured."

Source: NY Times, 11/06/2015
November 13, 2015 to November 14, 2015

24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching

In the lead up to the Paris climate talks, this day of climate action and music will be broadcast live from various locations around the globe. Hosted by former US Vice President Al Gore, guests include French President François Hollande, actors and activists Ryan Reynolds and Calum Worthy, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Telemundo journalist Vanessa Hauc and more.


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