Monthly Archives August 2009

Small Pacific Islands Plead For Carbon Cuts Before They Are Swallowed By The Sea

From AP’s MAKERETI KOMAI CAIRNS, Australia — A group of tiny Pacific Island countries appealed to the world Wednesday to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent to help save them from rising seas. The seven nations, whose coral atolls rise just a few yards (meters) above sea level, urged rich nations to make the […]

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Report: Rising Sea Levels, Temperature Inevitable In California, State Must Prepare

By Huffington Post’s SAMANTHA YOUNG SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Even if the world is successful in cutting carbon emissions in the future, California needs to start preparing for rising sea levels, hotter weather and other effects of climate change, a new state report recommends. It encourages local communities to rethink future development in low-lying coastal areas, […]

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