Climate Change Threat Akin to ISIS, Says U.S. Defense Chief Chuck Hagel

October 30, 2014 by  
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What is America’s chief of defense most concerned about? While ISIS is high on the list, climate change is also at the forefront of Chuck Hagel ’s agenda. The U.S. Secretary of Defense said earlier this week that climate change is one of the biggest long-term threats to American security that currently exists. “From my perspective, within the portfolio that I have responsibility for – security of this country – climate change presents security issues for us,” Hagel is quoted by the Huffington Post as saying at the Washington Ideas Forum . “This is critically important that we pay attention to this.” Read the rest of Climate Change Threat Akin to ISIS, Says U.S. Defense Chief Chuck Hagel Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agenda , Arctic , chuck , Climate Change , defense , exploration , forum , glaciers , hagel , IDEAS , ISIS , melting , resource , secretary , security , washington

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The World’s Largest Ice Sheets are Melting at an Unprecedented Rate

August 22, 2014 by  
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A recent report brings more bad news for the future of the human race on Earth, as the world’s two largest ice sheets are melting faster than ever before. On Wednesday the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany released a new report that shows the ice sheets in western Antarctica and Greenland are melting at their fastest rate since observations began – and contributing to sea level rise twice as fast as they were five years ago. Read the rest of The World’s Largest Ice Sheets are Melting at an Unprecedented Rate Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alfred wegener , antarctica , change , climate , glacial , glacier , global , greenland , ice , institute , melt , report , sheet , warming

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Upcycled Shipping Containers are Reborn as Colorful Schoolrooms

August 22, 2014 by  
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Shipping containers are commonly seen on the backs of trucks all over the world, but few of us are accustomed to seeing them in our schools ! You can find them for sale in Perth, New York, London, Cape Town, and just about any other major town or city throughout the world, and their durability makes them ideal for long-term building projects. From North America to Africa and Europe, people are recycling and repurposing these containers  to combat the lack of free space in schools, creating much-needed classrooms for their students. Here’s a quick round-up of some of the best ones around so far. Read the rest of Upcycled Shipping Containers are Reborn as Colorful Schoolrooms Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: orange county , REALM , school , school room , schoolrooms , shipping container , shipping container school , shipping container schools , South Africa , Vissershok , Waldorf , Waldorf Orange County , Waldorf School

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What the melting Arctic means for the world’s economy

August 13, 2013 by  
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Sustainability professor Gail Whiteman describes how the warming Arctic is an “economic time-bomb” — and how business should react. 

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Harvard Scientist Proposes a Way to Refreeze the Arctic to Combat Possible Global Warming Disaster

December 12, 2012 by  
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The amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrunk to an all time low in September, with the area covered now only half of what it was in the 1980s. This alarming development along with the global community’s inability to come to a consensus about cutting CO2 emissions has led Harvard professor of applied physics David Keith to look at a technological solution to reversing the warming of the Arctic. In a paper published in Nature Climate Change and an affiliated study in the Environmental Research Letters , Keith proposes a way to refreeze the Arctic through geoengineering . Read the rest of Harvard Scientist Proposes a Way to Refreeze the Arctic to Combat Possible Global Warming Disaster Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: counteracting the greenhouse gas effect , cutting co2 emissions , David Keith , Environmental Research Letters , geoengineering , global warming emergency , harvard professor of applied physics , injecting reflective particles in the atmosphere , killing drought , nature climate change , reducing sunlight reaching the earths surface , reversing the melting of the arctic ice cap , shrinking arctic ice , sudden collapse of ice sheets , united nations convention on biological diversity , using gulfstream jets to inject reflective particles into the atmosphere

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MAD Architect’s Curvaceous Absolute Towers Are Now Complete in Canada

December 12, 2012 by  
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Unit B4 by MAKE Hides a Contemporary Wooden Office Within an Industrial Shell

December 12, 2012 by  
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Stacy Levy’s ‘Melting Point’ Sculpture Responds to the Changing Climate

January 19, 2012 by  
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With her sculpture Melting Point , artist Stacy Levy created a simple but dynamic work that responds to our changing environment. It may look like a chandelier of honey, but what it actually comprises of is a series of glass globes containing different types of vegetable oils that react to fluctuating temperatures. The oils cloud and clear depending on the air outside, making a dramatic statement on our rapidly changing world. Read the rest of Stacy Levy’s ‘Melting Point’ Sculpture Responds to the Changing Climate Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , Installation , melting point , outdoor sculpture , pennsylvania , stacy levy , vegetable oils

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Will Melting Arctic Ice Provide a Silver Lining for Shipping’s Emissions?

January 4, 2012 by  
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Climate change means we'll have access to Arctic shipping passages, but the emissions savings from reduced shipping distances can't offset the release of emissions from the melting of the Arctic itself.

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Climate Risks, Insurance and the Next Financial Meltdown

January 4, 2012 by  
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The insurance industry has yet to fully recognize the risks posed by climate change. This isn't just their problem — it's ours, too.

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