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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Special Envoy for Climate Change!

Wow! the US now has a Special Envoy for Climate Change!!

Secretary Clinton Announces Appointment of Special Envoy for Climate Change: Todd Stern
http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2009a/01/115409.htm
SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. Thank you very much. Well, welcome to the State Department, but really, many of you work here and work at USAID and do the important business of our country, and I’m so pleased that you could join us today, because it is with great enthusiasm that I am naming today a Special Envoy for Climate Change.
As should be evident by now, the President and I believe that American leadership is essential to meeting the challenges of the 21st century. And chief among those is the complex, urgent, and global threat of climate change. From rapidly rising temperatures to melting arctic icecaps, from lower crop yields to dying forests, from unforgiving hurricanes to unrelenting droughts, we have no shortage of evidence that our world is facing a climate crisis.

For video: http://www.state.gov/video/?videoid=9120359001

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Oil, Trade and Arctic Ice


A simple, brief and informative video from The Economist Website on the geopolitical issues facing the Arctic today:
http://audiovideo.economist.com/?fr_chl=37b523f6e1fab620d03697edb18b1216db2961ca

Friday, January 23, 2009

Warming in Antarctica

Antarctica is warming, that is the conclusion of scientists analyzing half a century of temperatures on the continent.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/22/science/earth/22climate.html