A resource for people looking to find out about the science and the impacts of Climate Change and Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). This is accomplished by curating scientific, political and business videos, news reports, surveys and polls as well as creating original content. (CHECK OUT OUR HSAWR ORIGINAL VIDEOS) The Pentagon," calls CLIMATE CHANGE an “urgent and growing threat to America's national security” and blames it for “increased natural disasters” that will require more American troops designated to combat bad weather.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Google Search Trends 2004 to present Search Term: Climate Change

Canada UK USA Comparisons

Milestones to note
Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth Openings
(USA) (28 May 2006) (4 Screens)
(UK) (17 September 2006) (18 Screens)
(Australia) (10 September 2006) (59 Screens)
(Denmark) (17 September 2006)
(Germany) (19 October 2006) (64 Screens)
(Netherlands) (15 October 2006) (21 Screens)
(South Korea) (17 September 2006)
(Sweden) (10 September 2006) (12 Screens)
(Taiwan) (15 October 2006) (7 Screens)

The Copenhagen Agreement December 2009
A document that delegates at the 15th session of the Conference of Parties (COP 15) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change agreed to "take note of" at the final plenary on 18 December 2009.

The Accord, drafted by, on the one hand, the United States and on the other, in a united position as the BASIC countries (China, India, South Africa, and Brazil), is not legally binding and does not commit countries to agree to a binding successor to the Kyoto Protocol, whose round ended in 2012 wikipedia

COP21 December 2015
The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 was held in Paris, France, from 30 November to 12 December 2015.

It was the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol The conference negotiated the Paris Agreement, a global agreement on the reduction of climate change, the text of which represented a consensus of the representatives of the 196 parties attending it. wikipedia

Friday, 24 June 2016

New study makes case for addressing sustainability and climate change when promoting good nutrition

Food glorious Food!

Could this be my next Climate Change Action???

New study makes case for addressing sustainability and climate change when promoting good nutrition

Tara Garnett, who leads the Food Climate Research Network and is co-author on the report, said that there "are key elements that sustainable healthy eating guidelines should incorporate. Meat and dairy products, if eaten, should be consumed in moderation, and at the same time intakes of a diverse range of vegetables, legumes, fruits and unsalted nuts and seeds should increase. Small quantities of fish and seafood are good for health but can be environmentally problematic, so they should be from certified sources to protect the environment. Tap water should be prioritised over bottled drinks, particularly sugary ones."

“Between the new Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris climate agreement, the international community is making a clear push to position sustainability at the heart of planning and decision making,” added Anna Lartey, Director of FAO’s Nutrition and Food Systems Division. “Specifically SDG 2 makes a clear link between the needs for healthy nutrition and sustainable agriculture, and it’s time that dietary guidelines reflect that relationship.”

Read More on Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

The chair of Alberta’s climate change advisory panel on what he wishes its final report had said about the economic impact of carbon pricing Andrew Leach

...we know that pricing carbon in Alberta isn’t going to solve climate change. We know that climate change is a global collective action problem—when we burn fossil fuels, we impose costs (quantified as the social costs of carbon) on others—a burden for which we do not have to pay compensation. This is what economists know as an externality, and it leads to a less efficient overall outcome than you’d have with perfect markets. The Alberta economy, with some of the highest emissions per capita in the world, has benefited significantly from the fact that current and future generations of global citizens can’t easily send us a bill (or sue us costlessly for damages, if you prefer a Coasian view of the world).  Economic activity in Alberta emits, on average, 62 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per person per year, which implies a cost imposed on others of $,2800 to $4,500 annually per Albertan using the U.S. government’s central estimates of the social costs of carbon emissions, converted to Canadian dollars.

Canadian Wildland Fire Information System A tale of 2 pictures

May 4 2016

June 22 2016

Climate Change and Global Food Security: Prof David Battisti

Thursday, 16 June 2016

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IUCN Red List Overview The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. From its small beginning, The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding conservation activities of governments, NGOs and scientific institutions. Learn more >>

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Thus spake Canadian Consumers re Net Zero Energy Homes. Too Little Too Late? Nationwide Market Preference Study In 2015 the first nationwide market preference study for the home building industry was conducted. The CHBA report, produced in partnership with Avid Ratings Canada, provides in-depth insight into what homes buyers are looking for – and demonstrates the importance of energy efficiency to today’s homebuyers. 1,581 new homeowners across six provinces of Canada (BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, NB) participated in the study.
 The top 10 “Must Have” home features identified by the study participants:

  1. Walk-in closets 
  2. Energy efficient appliances 
  3. Overall energy efficient home 
  4. High-efficiency windows 
  5. Kitchen islands 
  6. Linen closets 
  7. Open concept kitchens 
  8. Large windows 
  9. 2-car garage 
  10. Walk-in pantry

Sunday, 12 June 2016

The ice is melting people

Arctic sea ice hits record low for May Scientists follow the sea ice cover as one of the key components of monitoring the climate. The Arctic sea ice extent has been a focus area because of its decline and what that tells us about global warming. Since scientists began using satellite-based data in 1978, the Arctic ice cover has been declining at a rate of about 13 percent per decade

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Yann Arthus-Bertrand's HOME

Butter up the popcorn for this beautifully shot piece of video art by World-renowned film-maker Yann Arthus-Bertrand Best Sellers Climate Change

Lord Nicholas Stern

Today’s young people can and should hold their parents’ generation to account for their present actions. They can elicit an emotional response that can motivate action. If thinking about the lives of unborn future generations seems too abstract to motivate you to act, try instead looking a young child or grandchild in the eye and asking yourself what sort of future you are leaving for them. There is something that, on reflection, many adults would surely find repugnant in the idea that they will leave their children a damaged planet that will radically affect their life possibilities. Lord Nicholas Stern

Kiribati President Anote Tong

"…I remember I had been trying to convince him to visit Kiribati and he did in 2011. He came to Kiribati and I remember he went to visit one of these communities that was flooded every time there is very high tides and there was this young boy who stepped up to the Secretary General and said Mr. Secretary General, you are a very important man you know, is there something that you can do to ensure I will have a future, that I will have a home. And the Secretary General came back and he said Mr. President I have been listening to you at the General Assembly but I never truly understood what it was you trying to communicate but now I do and I feel and I understand I would do everything that I can”