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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Literary Lights 2009

Local news: Literary Lights 2009
Greenwich Arts Council and Barrett Bookstore
We are delighted to confirm the participation of Luc Hardy, author of Arctic Transitions and Greenland Impressions, at Literary Lights 2009: A Book Festival on Thursday, November 12, 2009. The event will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at the Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 (in the heart of Greenwich’s downtown shopping area).

All friends welcome! There will be wine and food and lots of great books and interesting authors (including me ;)). http://www.greenwicharts.org/literarylink.asp

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

GCI Teams up with Pureology Serious Colour Care

PureologyPureology Serious Colour Care, a leading professional hair care brand of L’Oréal USA, has formed a global partnership with Green Cross International (GCI) in a pioneering venture to help encourage salon professionals to support sustainable practices and projects. Founded in 1993 by President Mikhail Gorbachev, Green Cross International’s mission is to help face some of the world’s most critical environmental challenges.
http://www.gci.ch/en/communication/news-of-green-cross-international/33-news/509-gci-teams-up-with-pureology-serious-colour-carer-

Monday, October 26, 2009

UFG hosts dinner for Jean-Michel Cousteau

Sept. 14, 2009 –Paris: PaxArctica's Himalaya Expedition 2009 - main sponsor UFG hosts a dinner honoring Jean-Michel Cousteau, President of Green Cross France.
From left to right: Yves Moutran (GCF Board member)-Xavier Lepine (CEO Groupe UFG) - Jean-Michel Cousteau (http://www.oceanfutures.org/jmc/jmc_index.php) - Bertrand Fournier (Chairman of the Management Board of Sarasin Asset Management http://www.groupe-ufg.com/nos-expertises/isr/(France) - Luc Hardy (GCF Secretary General) - Adam Koniuszewski (COO, Green Cross International)UFG-Sarasin

Saturday, October 24, 2009

350

Home

TODAY, the 24 October,
people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet's history. At over 5200 events around the world, people gathered to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis. http://www.350.org/

More Americans Doubt Global Warming

COUNTERINTUITIVE... but maybe at the end of a (relatively) 'cool' year, people look at a one-year data point instead of the centuries-long chart??
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/oct/22/climate-change-us-pew-survey
Michael Crichton's legacy lives on. A new survey by the Pew Research
Center shows a precipitous decline in the number of Americans who
believe in global warming. In 2007, 77 percent of Americans thought that
global warming was backed by scientific evidence. Today, it's only 57
percent, with the sharpest drop occurring in independent voters and
Republicans. The numbers were released just a week before the Senate
begins debating climate-change legislation. In anticipation of that, a
handful of scientific organizations have written Congress to confirm
that, indeed, global warning is a real phenomenon. How did this happen?
An associate director at Pew posits that bigger issues, such as the
economy and health-care reform, have taken the spotlight off climate
change as of late.

Monday, October 19, 2009

U.N.'s Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon PHOTOS!

Ban Ki-moonAs the climate summit in Copenhagen approaches, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shares his take on stunning photos that document how warming temperatures are changing the planet: http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-10-13/shocking-climate-change-photos/#gallery=819;page=1

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Conference - Thursday, October 22 @ 7 P.M.


Luc Hardy
Vanishing Arctic Ice Shelves
Thursday, October 22

The conference will take place @ The Arts Center, Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 299 Greenwich Ave.
Thursday, October 22 @ 7 P.M.

Lecture in English

In the summer of 2008, Luc Hardy led a 16 person expedition composed of scientists and “young ambassadors”, ages 9 to 17, to the Canadian Arctic to report on the rapid changes in the area. Slides of the voyage to this beautiful, but largely inaccessible region will accompany Mr. Hardy’s lecture on the eyewitness accounts as well as the scientific findings. Luc Hardy, President of Sagax in Greenwich, is also a keen environmental advocate and the founder of the Pax Arctica Initiative, created to increase knowledge of the threats facing the Arctic, to spread global peace, and to promote new ecological regulations in the region. Mr. Hardy will have on hand copies of his book, “Arctic Transitions: Witness to Change - Young Ambassadors in Nunavut”.

http://www.afusa.org/af/greenwich/conferences.htm

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gorbatchev - "On a évité une troisième guerre mondiale"



"Le dernier président de l'URSS donne sa version personnelle des événements qui ont conduit à la chute du mur de Berlin, et dit ce qu'il pense d'Obama, de Medvedev et de Poutine." (source: Le Figaro)
Gorbatchev.pdf

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thawing Tibetan Plateau

After surveying the Himalayas for many years, the respected Chinese glaciologist Yao Tandong recently warned that, given present trends, almost two-thirds of the plateau’s glaciers could well disappear within the next 40 years.
For more: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/26/opinion/26Schell.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=yao%20tandong&st=cse