Analysis Shows America’s Heartland Hardest Hit by Climate Change with States Heating up 10+ Degrees

‘ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLORIDA — August 27, 2009 — A new tool that for the first time allows people to easily see how climate change will directly impact their states shows America’s heartland will suffer the greatest jump in temperatures over the next century – with some states potentially heating up more than 10 degrees F, according to an analysis by The Nature Conservancy.’

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AFP: Top UN climate scientist backs ambitious CO2 cuts

“As chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) I cannot take a position because we do not make recommendations,” said Rajendra Pachauri when asked if he supported calls to keep atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations below 350 parts per million (ppm).

“But as a human being I am fully supportive of that goal. What is happening, and what is likely to happen, convinces me that the world must be really ambitious and very determined at moving toward a 350 target,” he told AFP in an interview.

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Baoding, China, Becomes the World's First 'Carbon Positive' city – ABC News

‘In three years, Yu has transformed Baoding from an automobile and textile town into the fastest-growing hub of solar, wind, and biomass energy-equipmentmakers in China. Baoding now has the highest growth rate of any city in Hebei Province. Its “Electricity Valley” industrial cluster – consciously modeled on Silicon Valley – has quadrupled its business.’

via Baoding, China, Becomes the World’s First ‘Carbon Positive’ city – ABC News.

Climate Geo Engineering – Pros and Cons of Geoengineering the Climate – thedailygreen.com

‘A climate engineering analysis published this month by a University of Texas engineering professor and an American Enterprise Institute researcher concludes that all of the 21st century’s projected global warming … that’s right, all of it … could be offset by spending a mere $9 billion on ships that spray seawater mist into the atmosphere in order to thicken clouds that would redirect sunlight back to space.’

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