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2010 Hits Top of Temperature Chart

Topping off the warmest decade in history, 2010 experienced a global average temperature of 14.63 degrees Celsius (58.3 degrees Fahrenheit), tying 2005 as the hottest year in 131 years of recordkeeping. This news will come as no surprise to residents of the 19 countries that experienced record heat in 2010. Belarus set a record of […]

January 20th

Future at Risk on a Hotter Planet

By Lester Brown We are entering a new era, one of rapid and often unpredictable climate change. In fact, the new climate norm is change. The 25 warmest years on record have come since 1980. And the 10 warmest years since global recordkeeping began in 1880 have come since 1998. The effects of rising temperature […]

December 2nd

Five for Friday: Great Green Blogs Posts for the Week (8/13/10)

Wow… it’s hot! Between the record-breaking heat around the world, and other extreme weather phenomena, you can understand how global warming has moved up into the number two spot on Regator’s Environmentalism page… got to be on a lot of people’s minds (even though, of course, you can’t attribute specific weather event directly to climate […]

So Will It Be Porterhouse Steak or Deep-Fried Locust for Dinner?

Editor’s note: This story’s really caught on around the green blogosphere… and it’s just coincidence that I also wrote about eating insects at SUNfiltered this week. Enjoy Lior Levin’s take on the subject… he works with a couple of Internet start-ups such as Producteev, a task management company in New York, and a nursing wear […]

August 13th

Five for Friday: Great Green Blog Posts (7/16/10)

Yep… it’s still all oil spill in terms of the top subjects indexed by Regator. Fortunately, it’s been a good week on that front: the cap seems to be holding, and a video of one of the most moving pleas for help every went viral… if you haven’t seen crawfisher Drew Landry singing to the […]

Five for Friday: Great Green Blog Posts for the Week (7/2/10)

Up until now, I’ve been keeping an eye on green blogosphere trends through the usual suspects — Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz, etc. —  and extrapolating… not exactly precise, but it worked with my current set-up. I finally dug into Regator, a service that I discovered through Problogger‘s weekly “Blogosphere Trends” posts, and see how this […]

The Tipping Point for Polar Bears…and the Planet

Fans of the polar bear, and people concerned about the environment, won a major victory in May 2008 when the big, white bears were listed as a “threatened species” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). It took lawsuits and petitioning efforts by the Center for Biological Diversity, NRDC, Greenpeace, and other organizations to overcome the […]

Collection of 29 Graphs Demonstrate Climate Change Science

Check this out. Here are all the graphs you could possibly need to demonstrate the current science of global climate change, all in one location. Scott A. Mandia, Professor of Physical Sciences at Suffolk County Community College, Long Island, NY, has compiled a collection of graphs to support global warming data on Climate Progress.

April 28th

Taxpayer Dollars Subsidizing Destruction

By Lester R. Brown One way to correct market failures is tax shifting—raising taxes on activities that harm the environment so that their prices begin to reflect their true cost and offsetting this with a reduction in income taxes. A complementary way to achieve this goal is subsidy shifting. Each year the world’s taxpayers provide […]

Study of Human Methane Emissions Proposes Radical Action

While carbon dioxide receives most of the attention in the debate over greenhouse gas emissions, climate scientists warn that methane is about 30 times more potent than CO2 in terms of contributing to a warmer climate. You’ve likely already seen concerns expressed about methane emissions from geological sources, as well as from cattle and other […]