More Evidence of Antarctica Melting

March 3, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

A new study in the journal Science has found that the Antarctic ice sheet is melting so fast it is contributing to the rise in global sea levels.  The first ever satellite study of the continent’s ice inventory has revealed that Antarctica is releasing around 35 cubic miles of water into the sea each year, … Read More

Carbon Trading not the Answer to Climate Change

March 2, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

I always thought the one problem with carbon markets or pollution credits is that they allow companies to carry on polluting. They don’t actually fix the problem. Now the UK policy group, the Cornerhouse has published a briefing attacking carbon trading. It was also published by the think think, Foreign Policy in Focus. According to … Read More

Climate Chaos and Water Wars

February 28, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

On the day that Tony Blair hosts a crisis Downing Street summit to address what he calls “the major long-term threat facing our planet”, there is more bad news for the climate. The Guardian reports how “the Earth’s temperature could rise under the impact of global warming to levels far higher than previously predicted, according … Read More

Syriana Comes to Town

February 27, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

The George Clooney movie, Syriana opens in cinemas across Europe this week. Some oil campaigners believe that any film that tries to portray the deep-rooted web of connections between oil companies and politicians is a worthwhile exercise. Others think that it is conspiratorial nonsense. So what did the Financial Times energy correspondent, Carola Hoyos think … Read More

World Glaciers in Crisis

February 27, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

More grim news from the American Advancement of Science annual meeting. According to scientists, the world’s glaciers are in crisis, from Greeenland, Patagonia, Tibet to Africa and Antarctica. They are all melting rapidly. The amount of ice the Greenland ice sheet is loosing has doubled over the last five years. “Fifteen years ago, we thought … Read More

Over the Top in Northern Vermont

February 21, 2006By Mark FloegelBlog Post

It’s winter in Vermont, although it’s 40 degrees in Burlington, there’s no snow on the ground and my neighbor, Tom, is moping about the house. He has a new collapsible ice shanty, auger and tip-ups sitting in his basement unused, because the ice on Lake Champlain (what there is of it) is not thick enough … Read More

“Open Skies” Policy will Wreck Climate

February 20, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Britain and other EU countries worrried about climate change could lose thier ability to impose taxes or restrictions on airlines under a draft treaty between the EU and US which actually curtails the power of national governments. The treaty which is known as the “Open Skies” agreement, is meant to liberalise aviation. But it includes … Read More

A “1000 Year” Lethal Legacy

February 20, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

New shocking research on climate change has been published. The alarming research is not from a pressure group but published by Britain’s Environment Agency, and written by scientists from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change. The study, the first of its kind to examine climate change impacts beyond the end of this century, concluded that … Read More