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Climate Crisis - Al Gore's fight against global warming
Peter Frumhoff about Global Warming
Host Lisa Mullins talks with scientist/activist Peter Frumhoff about the potential fallout from global warming.
I think it's essential that we build the conversation so that we can make those choices today. And it really is a question of insurance. There's absolutely no doubt in the scientific community that we're entering a period of warming that is fully unprecedented in human history. We're doing a massive experiment with the earth system.
Video (Quicktime, 26:02)
Peter Frumhoff Transcript
NASA and Climate Change - the James E. Hansen case
When I started the category Global Warning
, one of the first posts was about James E. Hansen
. Now it looks like they tried to silence him:
Climate Expert Says NASA Tried to Silence Him (29.1.2006)
The top climate scientist at NASA says the Bush administration has tried to stop him from speaking out since he gave a lecture last month calling for prompt reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases linked to global warming.
The scientist, James E. Hansen, longtime director of the agency's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said in an interview that officials at NASA headquarters had ordered the public affairs staff to review his coming lectures, papers, postings on the Goddard Web site and requests for interviews from journalists.
Dr. Hansen said he would ignore the restrictions. "They feel their job is to be this censor of information going out to the public," he said.
In February, NASA seem to draft new rules. Let's wish that James E. Hansen continues to speak without loosing his job due to political reasons.
NASA to Draft New Rules for Media Office (16.2.2006)
Although Boehlert and other House members mentioned NASA's public information difficulties in opening statements, they asked Griffin no questions about the accusations that arose in January when scientist James E. Hansen charged that the agency's press office was restricting his efforts to publicly discuss climate change.
Dr. Hansen's Recent Lectures and Papers
The time for procrastination and delays and excuses is over
Bruno Giussani discusses Al Gore's speech about Global Warming in TED2006: Al Gore on why climate change is not debatable
Global warming remains a controversial issue: for some (including the current US administration) it's still a theory rather than a fact. Gore acknowledges that, but then (turning more political towards the end of his speech) he quotes Churchill: "The time for procrastination and delays and excuses is over, we are into a period of consequences - think Katrina - and we must act now". He adds: "We have no more than 10 years within which we can make a difference; otherwise it's too late. It's a question of political will, but in a democracy political will is a renewable resource, and we need to renew it".
Historic Climate Deal?
UK hails 'historic' climate deal
Environment ministers at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Montreal have made a series of breakthroughs in plans to combat global warming.
Kyoto Protocol signatories agreed to extend the treaty on emissions reductions beyond its 2012 deadline.
A group of countries including the US agreed to talks on long-term measures.
The US had previously refused to accept any deal leading to commitments to cuts.
According to Climate-change conference ends with key deals
the document's name is the Montreal Action Plan. I still couldn't find the document so far.
I was looking for the agreement, but I didn't find it here
and there are no links whatsoever in news articles I skimmed through. Can anyone point me to the "environment ministers" document?
And what do others think? Anybody here?
There at the BBC Forum
the climate change negationists seem to have taken over.