The Future of International Climate Agreements
The Kyoto Protocol has failed. The stated objective of the Protocol is the “stabilization of greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system,” yet worldwide emissions increased by almost 40% from 1990-2009. Although the commitment period does not end…Continue
Added by Jon Dunn on April 18, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
Here we are in the middle of what is, in all probability, the most threatening event in the history of the human race. It is usually called global warming or climate change but these are mere euphemisms. A more accurate name could be the “polluting and scorching of the entire planet making it uninhabitable for the human race.”
But if it’s really that bad why aren’t we doing anything about it, and why are there still so many skeptics? There are many of reasons for the…Continue
Added by Jon Dunn on April 4, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
Beaches, music festivals, road trips, and old friends. Yep, Spring Break is here. But that doesn’t mean that we should take a break from being sustainable. Here are a few tips to help you and the environment:
1) Carpool - This is an easy one but, unfortunately, one that isn’t done often enough. I’m headed out to Cali this week. 8 days. 12 people. And only 1 car.
2) Conserve - Figures show that when we’re on vacation many of us use much more water and…Continue
Added by Jon Dunn on March 14, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
On December 19th, 2009, Tim DeChristopher, a graduate student, posed as a bidder in a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) auction to sell over…Continue
Added by Jon Dunn on March 7, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
We're scorching our planet. I heard it, I believe it, and I'm trying to stop it. But I can't help but feel alone in my battle for the future of our home. But why does it seem like no one else is trying to stop this obvious and eminent disaster?
There is a significant percentage of Americans that don't believe in anthropogenic (human caused) global warming, anywhere from 25-35% depending on the poll. Actually, it took me a while to believe in climate…Continue
Added by Jon Dunn on February 28, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments