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16 Articles by Johnny R.

James Hansen: The Sword of Damocles

  Dr. James Hansen of NASA’s GISS released the following statement via email a few hours ago reiterating his call to world leaders for an end to new coal-fired power plants. He points out that recent research indicates we may be near irreversible climate tipping points. Only in the last ... keep reading

Written by Johnny R. in February 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Politics & Government, Pollution

Australia: Burned and Drowned-- at the Same Time

From the Climaticide Chronicles: As projected by climate-models, extreme weather events continue to intensify all around the world. Particularly hard hit this week is Australia. Drought and fires continue in Southeastern Australia where record temperatures are being set, while in the North in Queensland, torrential flooding has left communities cut ... keep reading

Written by Johnny R. in February 2009, about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Events, Water, Weather (1 comment)

Final Wilkins Ice-Sheet Breakup Looms

By Johnny Rook, editor of Climaticide ChroniclesThe European Space Agency (ESA) announced today that new Envisat Asar photos show new rifts have formed in Antarctica’s Wilkins Ice Shelf. The ice shelf, which is connected to two islands, Charcot and Latady, is the anchor for the ice sheet behind ... keep reading

Written by Johnny R. in December 2008, about Climate Change, Environmental Disasters, Weather

Fixing the Climate: “On the Scale of WWII but Longer”

By Johnny Rook, editor of Climaticide Chronicles James Hansen and Joe Romm A few days ago, Dr. James Hansen of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and perhaps the world’s leading climate scientist, released a draft of a paper entitled Tell Barack Obama the Truth–The Whole Truth ... keep reading

Written by Johnny R. in December 2008, about Climate Change, Politics & Government (2 comments)

Growing Movement Debunks Greenwashing Ads

Do you know when you're being greenwashed? Does your blood pressure go up when you see those disinformation ads (you know, the ones by the American Petroleum Institute, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electicity, Conoco, Dow Chemical, Shell, BP, General Motors, Chevron, etc?), which are usually narrated either by ... keep reading

Written by Johnny R. in November 2008, about Coal & Oil, Consumerism, Media

Thirsty Yet? Alpine Glaciers in Full Retreat

By Johnny Rook, editor of Climaticide Chronicles When you think about Climaticide-induced ice melting, chances are images of Greenland, Antarctica or Arctic sea ice come to mind, but a recent article in the Tribune of India as reported by the Environmental News Network, reminds us that there are other glaciers ... keep reading

Written by Johnny R. in November 2008, about Climate Change, Environmental Disasters, Water (1 comment)

Ocean Cooling: A Science Lesson for Denialists/Delayers

By Johnny Rook, editor of Climaticide Chronicles PART ONE: Of Denialists and Mixed-Up Russian Data   The great majority of rank-and-file Climaticide denialists/delayers know nothing about how science works, nor, generally, are they interested. Since their opposition to the reality of global warming is founded principally in ideology, they care ... keep reading

Written by Johnny R. in November 2008, about Climate Change, Philosophy & Religion, Water (2 comments)

President Obama, It’s Climaticide and the Survival of Civilization, Not Just Energy and Environment

 The Obama transition team has hit the ground running. They already have a web site up, http://change.gov/ where you can follow their activities. There is also a page where you can answer a poll and (they’ve now dropped the poll) make comments on what the new administration ... keep reading

Written by Johnny R. in November 2008, about Climate Change, Environmental Disasters, Politics & Government

NOAA’s 2008 Arctic Report Card: Less Ice, More Shrubs

By Johnny Rook, editor of Climaticide Chronicles By now, anyone who has been paying attention knows that Arctic sea ice is melting at an increasingly rapid rate opening up the possibility that the Arctic will be free of sea ice in summer by sometime in the next decade. But sea ... keep reading

Written by Johnny R. in November 2008, about Climate Change, Environmental Disasters, Water

The Big Lie: Exxon’s Interests are the Same as Yours

By Johnny Rook, editor of Climaticide Chronicles One of the world’s biggest lies is told in moments of societal transition by the people and organizations who find themselves being supplanted by new and better systems and organizations. That lie is that our (the public’s) well-being and prosperity are ... keep reading

Written by Johnny R. in November 2008, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Consumerism, Economics, Emissions, Environmental Disasters, Politics & Government

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