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Scientists will speak out on Climaticide 1° (1 reply)

Scientists will meet next month to urge governments to get off their backsides and do something. NOW! Check out the Guardian for more. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/feb/09/scientists-summit-climate-change Here's a excerpt, straight to the point. "Bob Watson, a former head of the IPCC and chief scientist in the environment department warned .... nations should ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Environmental Disasters

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GM crops increase pesticide use 11° (6 replies)

From Organic Consumers Association "According to a recent (December 2008) global summary report from the Worldwatch Institute: 1) The U.S. leads the world, by far, in genetically engineered crop production and consumption. 2) The widespread planting of crops genetically engineered to resist specific pesticides (which allows farmers to apply more ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Genetic Modification, Organic, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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Acidic Seas threaten mass extinctions 2° (2 replies)

As reported on the BBC, our oceans are now more acidic than anytime in the last 500,000 years, 30% more acidic than at the start of the industrial revolution. This is a direct consequence of increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere due to human burning of fossil fuels. Are ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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Global Youth Panel 2° (2 replies)

Hello to everyone! As you all know the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference is approaching, and here at Debatewise we are attempting to put together a one thousand strong panel of young people to debate the issues that arise in Copehagen. We want this panel to contain people from every country ...

Started by Ricky D. in October 2009, about Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Global Dimming, Logging, Pollution, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water, Weather

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Today is the day. Stop Dirty Coal! 1° (1 reply)

Along with thousands of others including James Hansen, Wendell Berry and Gus Speth, Bill McKibben is putting his freedom on the line to protest dirty coal. Stand in solidarity with them. Here is a message from Bill McKibben; "Dear Friends, There are moments in a nation's--and a planet's--history when it ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Environmental Disasters, Events, Industry & Business, Pollution

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i might of mis understood 1° (1 reply)

ning of the fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP14). The meeting is the fourth of its kind this year. And even though the U.S. delegation will be comprised of the outgoing Bush team, the pending change in American leadership ...

Started by Samantha N. in December 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Architecture, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Celebrities, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Computing, Consumerism, Deforestation, Design, Economics, Education, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Events, Finance & Money, Food, Genetic Modification, Global Dimming, Green energy, Health, Industry & Business, Logging, Media, Nuclear, Organic, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Pollution, Population, Recycling, Solar, Transport, Travel, War, Water

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Mitigate, adapt, or both? 1° (1 reply)

One of the lecturers, Peter Harper, at my last module for my MSc stressed the importance of developing carbon capture and storage as a last ditch effort to mitigate anthropogenic climate change. Others discussed the looming need for planetary engineering proposals and a willingness to consider implementation of such schemes. ...

Started by C Robb W. in August 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters

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Avatar a movie symbolises humans greed for natural resource. 1° (1 reply)

Do you agree to this? The movie is great but by the same time it symbolizes the humans tendency to use up all the natural resources in earth and move to distant planets for resources. This indicates that earth will one day become inhospitable is that right?

Started by Ethan M. in May 2010, about Environmental Disasters

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