In 2008 interviews with ABC News, The Guardian, and in a separate op-ed, Hansen has called for putting fossil fuel company executives, including the CEOs of ExxonMobil and Peabody Coal, on trial for “high crimes against humanity and nature”, on the grounds that these and other fossil-fuel companies had actively spread doubt and misinformation about global warming, in the same way that tobacco companies tried to hide the link between smoking and cancer. He also blamed lobbyists for inaction on climate change, stating: “It’s the fact that money talks in Washington, and that democracy is not working the way it’s intended to work.”
via James Hansen – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
In his own words:
Tell Obama the Truth – the Whole Truth
Obstruction of Justice
Interesting site for climate/temperature monitoring maps
- Global Surface Temperature Anomalies
- Monthly Reports
- Climate at a Glance
- Climate Impact Indicators
- Weekly Reports
- Special Reports
- Climatic Extremes, Weather Events
- Climate of 2008 (Reports)
see NCDC: Climate of 2008 – Climate Perspectives Reports.
Nasa’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) will pinpoint the key locations on the Earth’s surface where CO2 is being emitted and absorbed.
“The objective of the OCO mission is to make measurements that are so precise that they can be used to look for surface ‘sources’ and ‘sinks’ of CO2.” ~ Dr. David Crisp
via BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Nasa set to launch ‘CO2 hunter’.
See the current list at conferencealerts.com
10 to 12 March 2009
Contact name: Marie Ekström
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An international scientific conference organised by IARU as part of the official preparation for the UN Climate Change Summit (COP 15) to be held in Copenhagen in 2009.
Friday, February 27, 2009 – Monday, March 02, 2009
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001
“From February 27th to March 2nd, 2009 thousands of young adults will converge on Washington, D.C. for Power Shift 2009, the second national youth summit to solve the climate crisis. At Power Shift 2009, young people from across the country will take a message of bold, comprehensive and immediate federal climate action to Washington, D.C.”
Event Type: Trade Show/Exhibition
Date: Jun. 16-19, 2009
Venue: COBO Center, Macomb Hall
Location: Detroit, MI, USA
Mark your calendars now and plan to join us in Detroit for the Air & Waste Management Association’s 102nd Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE). Don’t miss your chance to network with top environmental professionals from around the world at ACE 2009. The Conference will feature a technical program boasting over 500 speakers, hundreds of exhibitors displaying the newest products & services, social tours and networking events, and professional development courses taught by leading instructors. ACE is the premier education, networking, and solutions event for environmental professionals. Join us and be a part of a global conversation that will drive environmental progress.
Event Type: Trade Show/Exhibition
Date: Oct. 28-31, 2009
Location: Hong Kong, China
Eco Expo Asia is a comprehensive trade fair in Hong Kong that showcases the latest solutions, products and services in the environmental industry. In 2008, 123 exhibitors attracted over 6,000 visitors, 20% of which from overseas. The fair features a wide range of innovations regarding four specialised eco-areas: air quality, eco-friendly products, energy efficiency and waste & recycling. At the highly regarded concurrent event – Eco Asia Conference, international experts will share their insights and explore solutions to environmental issues.
The aim of this conference is to exchange ideas, experiences, concepts and opinions on how sustainable procurement can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change. This unique meeting place provides a platform to promote exchange amongst purchasers from all levels of governments, policy-makers, product designers, suppliers, manufacturers and multipliers.
Event Type: Conference/Seminar
Date: Mar. 25-27, 2009
Venue: Hotel Hilton Nordica, Reykjavik
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland