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Department of Defense Acknowledges Risks of Climate Change Last Updated on 2014-03-07 05:44:41 IS CLIMATE CHANGE A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT? THE U.S. MILITARY AND MILITARY EXPERTS SAY YES! 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review Video on the military aspects of climate change - Watch it! The Waxman-Whitehouse letter on National security and climate change Climate Risks Relevant to Speech by John Kerry  (by Climate Nexus) 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review   2014 QUADRENNIAL DEFENSE REVIEW Full text is HERE. Quotes from the review are below: "The impacts of climate change may increase the frequency, scale, and complexity of future missions, including defense support to civil authorities, while at the same time undermining the capacity of our domestic installations to support training activities." "Climate change poses another significant challenge for the United States and the world at large. As greenhouse gas emissions increase, sea... More »
Warsaw Blog for 2013 Climate Conference Last Updated on 2014-02-24 05:32:08 This blog accompanies the coverage of the Warsaw 2013 UNFCCC Climate Conference. Dr. Jan Dash commentary on Warsaw for the NGO Committee for Sustainable Development Go to top --------------- On-the-spot commentary by Elena Rahona, Program Manager of Mount Sinai Global Health, NY. Warsaw Blog Elena Rahona Go to top --------------- Presentation by Dr. Jan Dash on background for the Warsaw Climate Conference, given at the November meeting of the UN-NGO Committee on Sustainable Development (CSD, CoNGO), NY. HERE is the video. Warsaw CSD Presentation (November 2013) DASH Go to top --------------- "Bottom Line from Warsaw" (CLICK HERE) An interview of two climate scientists who are calling for what some may view as a shocking solution to the climate crisis: a rethinking of the economic order in the United States and other industrialized nations. Their names are... More »
Global Warming has NOT stopped Last Updated on 2014-02-03 10:33:46 GLOBAL WARMING HAS NOT STOPPED! The fallacy "global warming has stopped" starts with a cherry-picked unusually high surface atmosphere temperature point in 1998 that resulted from a huge "El Niño", which basically transferred a lot of heat out of the ocean to the atmosphere. Following 1998, La Niña dominated, which transferred heat from the atmosphere into the ocean (and lately into the deep ocean). Looking only at the atmosphere and neglecting the heat transfer in and out of the ocean leads to the fallacy. The total warming of the planet (ocean + atmosphere) has been trending upwards. If the El Niño/La Niña noise is subtracted out, or if the Arctic region is included, the global warming trend in the surface atmosphere is clear (as shown below). The scientific consensus is that with careful analysis there has been no pause in global... More »
Youth Blog Last Updated on 2014-01-25 18:57:45  Hey Everyone This is your chance to post comments on this Youth Blog for action on climate change and global warming, under the Youth Column. To post, you just have to become a member of this UU-UNO Climate Portal. What's the picture? It's the jet stream, a weather phenomenon. Although weather and climate are not the same, it is becoming clear that global warming is destabilizing the jet stream and contributing to more extreme weather. Anyway - what do you want to talk about? More »
Risky Business (Climate Change) Last Updated on 2014-01-13 05:36:54 RISKY BUSINESS How much economic risk does the United States face from the impacts of climate change? The Risky Business initiative will help us find out. Risky Business includes two core components: An independent risk assessment will combine existing data on the current and potential impacts of climate change with original research that will quantify potential future costs. The results, to be released in the summer of 2014, will reveal the likely financial risk the United States faces from unmitigated climate change. An engagement effort will target the economic sectors most at risk from a changing climate, and begin the process of helping leaders from across these sectors prepare a measured response to the risks they face. The engagement will be led by a risk committee composed of top national and regional leaders from across the American economic and political spectrum. Risky... More »