Climate change

Hotel Chain Marriott Joins Team Earth

September 21, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_6418" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Marriott Hotel in San Diego"][/caption] Team Earth is a worldwide sustainability movement for businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals looking to address five critical environmental issues like climate change, water, health, waste and food. The latest to adhere to the sustainable world vision, hotel chain Marriott has just announced that they are trying to prove their greenness by ...

Medical Doctors Warn about Climate Change Hazards

May 18, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_5139" align="alignright" width="275" caption="Climate change is now the biggest threat to humanity?"][/caption]So far, it was the climatologists and environmentalist who were mainly warning the world about the hazards of climate change. Now, medical doctors have joined them. A study by the University College London, published in the medical journal Lancet, has warned that the problems caused by climate change such ...

7 Things We Know about Science Friday

April 10, 2009 / No Comments

National Center for Science Education executive director Eugenie C. Scott will guest start on the first hour of NPR's Science Friday show for April 10, 2009. Here's what we know about Science Friday. Science Friday aims to make science user friendly. We at GP love when folk take a scientific approach to things. Science Friday has four blog writers - Bad Light Bulbs, ...

Obama’s Budget on Climate Revenue: $646 Billion for First Year Through Carbon-capping Program

February 27, 2009 / No Comments

There are many things on President Barrack Obama’s desk right now that need urgent attending. But one of the most significant of all the bills the President wishes to see get acceptance from the Congress is the carbon-capping program. Apparently, he not only thinks the program will help the planet get cleaner, but will also generate the much needed revenue ...

Japan’s New Green Deal

February 12, 2009 / No Comments

Japan's PM Taro Aso is ordering his ministries to draft a "Green New Deal" this week. The "Green New Deal" is expected to counter the twin towers threats of climate change and economic downturn. [caption id="attachment_3923" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Green New Deal"][/caption] Aso's stimulus package will focus on slashing greenhouse gases. Aso is expected to fall in step with new US President Barack Obama ...

15 Deadly Effects of Global Warming: A Catastrophe in the Making?

January 13, 2009 / 2 Comments

There is a point beyond which you cannot trample with the mightily patient Mother earth. She has taken everything that has been thrown at her and has tried to balance the planet and keep it up and running by making tiny adjustments and giving us gentle jolts once in a while. But when the planet that you call home is ...

Japan Meteorological Agency Adds to Global Warming Statistics

December 18, 2008 / No Comments

The Japan Meteorological Agency has some new global warming statistics. According to the agency, the pace of global warming appears to be slowing. "The average temperature in the world in 2008 registering a rise of 0.2 degree Celsius compared with the average rise between 1971 and 2000." Even so, it was the 10th largest margin of increase from benchmark average ...

Venice Faces Worst Flooding in Two Decades – Climate Change Blamed

December 4, 2008 / 1 Comment

When the Earth fights back, it ain't pretty. What could be worse than too much snow on Mt. Everest? How about too much water in Venice? Venice is suffering from its worst flooding in 22 years. In the Renaissance city water stood more than 1.5 meter deep. Authorities worried that the sea lapping at the lagoon city would rise to ...

Jakarta Wants You to Plant a Tree if You’re Getting Married or Having a Baby

November 26, 2008 / No Comments

Probably inspired by the way they pay fees in Brazil, if you happen to reside in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, you might have to go searching for a place to plant a tree, before you go around looking for a bride to get married to. With the pollution of the city reaching an all-time high and much of Indonesian forests being ...

Climate Change in California Causes Heavy Losses

November 19, 2008 / No Comments

Without any fanfare it's no longer global warming, well not as often anyway, but climate change. No matter. Real estate assets in California are said to be at risk to extreme weather events, sea level rise, wild fires and such, to the tune of $2.5 trillion. A group of researchers in UC Berkeley are the first to quantify the costs of ...