The polar bear who died of climate change
"A lack of sea ice, caused by global warming, meant the bear was unable to hunt seals and starved, according to an expert who had been monitoring the animal in Svalbard, Norway."
Global warming 'confirmed' by independent study - 21 October 2011
"The Earth's surface really is getting warmer, a new analysis by a US scientific group set up in the wake of the "Climategate" affair has concluded."
Al Gore returns with new climate campaign - 14 September 2011 : Article + Video
Climate change brings tea and apricots to Britain
"British farmers are experimenting with crops such as olives and nectarines which have traditionally been imported from southern Europe
while the first British tea plantation has opened with a changing climate set to transform the nation's countryside..."
Otter farm - The Climate Change Farm
"Otter Farm is home to orchards of pecans, quince, almonds, szechuan pepper, apricots and a vineyard.
It is owned and run by me, Mark Diacono. The farm is certified organic and low carbon."
"The Estate, in Kent and Cornwall, is internationally known for producing the only tea grown in England.
A diversity of lands allows us to produce English tea, sustainable coppiced charcoal, Manuka honey and Kea plum jam...
We have to thank the unique micro-climate that benefits the South-West corner of England for the success of our tea plantation."
See : A brief history of tea
Killing Camels and the Business of Carbon Offsets
"Northwest Carbon recently submitted a novel proposal under Australia’s proposed Carbon Farming Initiative (UPDATED) to have camel culls approved as a legitimate method to reduce emissions.
If approved, the camels would be shot by marksmen or corralled alive and transported to an abattoir for slaughter, where the meat could be used for pet food and possibly human consumption...
One camel emits about 99 pounds of methane into the atmosphere each year via burps and farts.
By 2020, feral camel flatulence is predicted to surpass 1.9 million metric tons of emissions in Australia.
Northwest Carbon argues that killing the camels would reduce emissions and help combat climate change."
Teaching 1 Million Children in the UK about Climate Change
"The first ever Schools Low Carbon Day will be taking place on 24th June 2010.
The aim of this national event is to educate one million children about climate change and inspire them and their families to change their day-to-day behaviour in order to reduce carbon emissions.
The Schools Low Carbon Day is being organised by Cool the World, a registered charity set up by a group of mothers concerned about climate change."
Schools Low Carbon Day 24th June 2010
"Our vision is to set aside a morning to teach children all over the country about climate change, to focus children on their own energy consumption
and to inspire children and their families to cut their carbon footprint."
- with lesson plans
urges forest logging halt
"Prince Charles has said the halting of logging in the rainforest
is the single greatest solution to climate change."
+ a VIDEO
: "The Prince of Wales spoke of an urgent need to stop
felling tropical forests."
"Logging is the process in which trees are cut down for forest
management and timber.
Logging is controversial due to its potential environmental and aesthetic
'affecting poor children'
"Climate change is already affecting the prospects for children
in the world's poorer countries, according to Unicef...
The UN children's agency says that increases in floods, droughts and
insect-borne disease will all affect health, education and welfare.
+ THE MILLENNIUM GOALS
+ Animated guide : "Find out how
the greenhouse effect works and more..."
Nations Climate Change Conference
- Bali, 3 - 14 December 2007
"The Conference, hosted by the Government of Indonesia,
brings together representatives of over 180 countries
together with observers from intergovernmental and nongovernmental
organizations, and the media..."
- with the Text of the Kyoto
"was the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States, serving
from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.
He shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change."
from a Warming Planet (American RadioWorks)
"Compelling site with reports on the crisis from around
- with the script (Education
warming (EPA) - Kids'site - with climate
animations and games (epa.gov)
Green is all about what we as humans can do to minimize
our negative impact on our planet Earth.
Students will learn about different forms of pollution.
Students will learn about the environmental impact of pollution.
Students will learn about global warming.
Students will get ideas of things they can do to make a difference.
Earth hour :
"is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature, also known as World Wildlife Fund) and is held on the last Saturday of March annually, asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change...
Earth Hour 2011 will take place on March 26, 2011 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at participants' respective local time."
WWF Earth Hour: Moths