Climate Change

"Carbon Dioxide Levels Climb into Uncharted Territory for Humans"

"The amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has exceeded 402 parts per million (ppm) during the past two days of observations, which is higher than at any time in at least the past 800,000 years, according to readings from monitoring equipment on a mountaintop in Hawaii. Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is the most important long-lived greenhouse gas responsible for manmade global warming, and it is building up in the atmosphere due to the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas."

Source: Mashable, 04/09/2014

Do Kochs Hold Most Canadian Oil Sands Leases? It’s Complicated

"A March 20 Washington Post Web article and a March 21 print article stated that Koch Industries was the largest leaseholder in Canada’s oil sands. Further reporting has indicated that Koch Industries on a net acreage basis is the largest American and foreign holder of leases in Canada’s oil sands but it might narrowly trail two Canadian companies overall. ..."

Source: Wash Post, 04/09/2014

3/4 of World Bank Projects Still Don't Evaluate Climate Risks: Report

"The World Bank is still failing to take climate change into account as it makes decisions about the projects it finances, according to a new report from the nonprofit World Resources Institute. The impacts of climate change were only taken into consideration in a quarter of all projects the bank approved between January 2012 and June 2013."

Source: Huffington Post, 04/08/2014
April 15, 2014 to April 17, 2014

ZERO 2014: A Conference for a Low Carbon Future

The City of Edmonton and the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) are hosting ZERO 2014: a conference for a low carbon future on April 15-17, 2014. Conference speakers include Mayor Don Iveson, Premier Dave Hancock, Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference, Deputy Minister Grant Sprague, Jeremy Rifkin and many more.



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