Global Warming

Japanese Government Takes 1st Step Toward Implementing Carbon Credit Trading

November 5, 2008 / No Comments

The Japanese government has taken the 1st step toward implementing carbon credit trading. The system will allow large companies to gain carbon credits by assisting small and midsize companies in reducing their emissions. "Firms that come in below their designated emission levels can sell the unused portions as carbon credits to businesses that exceed their caps." Tokyo is taking applications from ...

Methane Gas Levels on the Rise

November 4, 2008 / No Comments

Methane gas is 25 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than CO2. Methane is produced by wetlands, rice paddies, cattle and gas and coal industries. It is held into check by a reaction with the hydroxyl free radical (OH) and according to a team led by researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, methane gas in the atmosphere is on ...

UK’s Royal Society Explores Adventurous New Ways to Curb Global Warming

October 31, 2008 / No Comments

Global warming is one phenomenon that has pretty much grown into the biggest demon the planet is trying to get off of its back and not too surprisingly, we have not been all that successful till today. Despite growing concerns over how the greenhouse gases must be controlled and their volume curbed, it seems the progress is either too slow or ...

Stop Global Warming Commercial That Gets to You

October 26, 2008 / 1 Comment

Usually seeing a sensitive movie is not really getting me, but this commercial by Quercus - a non-profit trying to raise awareness of Portuguese environmental problems and campaigns against nuclear power, is more than enough for a day. Created by McCann Erickson Portugal and produced by the Seagulls Fly Sao Paulo, the commercial was posted last month on QuercusTV to make ...

Drought Effects on the Environment and Some Solutions

October 14, 2008 / 6 Comments

When a region receives a constantly reduced - usually none - water supply be it from rain or other sort of technologies, it's been affected by drought. Usually lasting for years, severe droughts can cause real damage even if they last a couple of months. But the effects are way beyond the physical damage we see (like the reduced crop) and ...

Southern Australia’s Astonishing Drought

October 14, 2008 / No Comments

We are all aware by now of the effects of global warming which is soon to cause a major hazard to the earth. Unless and until we make efforts to stop or reduce greenhouse emissions we are to witness a complete shift in the ecological balance. According to David Jones the head of climate analysis at the Bureau of Meteorology the ...

Marek Fire, Angel Island Fire, Gay Marriage Proposition – Is California Burning for a Reason?

October 13, 2008 / 5 Comments

Judgement day comes early for California maybe? California state is burning in the north on Angel Island and in the south at Marek. The fires are different - Angel Island is, well, an island that sit in the Bay near Sodom, um, San Francisco. And we know what happened to Sodom, don't we? Well, those of us who went to Sunday ...

What’s the Biggest Health Threat Caused by Global Warming?

September 25, 2008 / No Comments

Japan's Dr. Shigeru Omi is/was a senior World Health Organization (WHO) offiical. He stepped down a couple days ago and was replaced by Dr. Shin Young-Soo of the ROK. Dr. Omi reflected on his 10 years on the post. 1. Tuberculosis in the Western Pacific Region dropped from 1,000 daily deaths to 600. 2. Tobacco control, fights against HIV/AIDS, measles and maternal ...

Suspending His Campaign a 4th Reason Why John McCain Will Win the Presidential Election

September 24, 2008 / 1 Comment

John McCain is apt to come out on top this November in the presidential election. You wouldn't know that he has a chance to win by reading anything else in the media. Thank goodness, we bloggers have a voice. Reason 1 - John McCain has suspended his campaign to help push the bailout plan. Gosh, a congressman who works. What a ...

Ed Westwick and Drew Barrymore Contribute to Global Climate Change

September 24, 2008 / No Comments

Ed Westwick and Drew Barrymore are making their contribution to global climate change. The celeb blogosphere is going volcanic with news of the two hanging out and well, doing other PG-rated things...that we know of. Maybe more. Steamy, hot...and other such passionate words are being tossed about regarding a recent make out session between the 21-year old star and 33-year ...