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US new report: Impacts of climate change to the energy sector

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Friday, July 12, 2013, In : Climate change 
An article from www.energy.gov, showing how the US finally realised that climate change is happening; and that it has serious impacts! 



As President Obama said in his speech last month, climate change is happening -- and the effects are already being felt across the country. 2012 was the hottest year on record; the worst drought in generations covered more than half the country; record wildfires swept across western states; and an intensified Superstorm Sandy devastated communities in the East...


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just ... Do the Math!

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Saturday, July 6, 2013, In : Climate change 

An informative video on climate change, its impacts and what we can do. 
Created by www.350.org.*

* 350 parts per million is what many scientists, climate experts and progressive national governments are now saying is the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere.


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Forests, health and climate change: what is the way forward?

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, In : Climate change 

Forests are essential to our survival and well-being. Forests clean our air, our water, our soil and they regulate our climate, amongst many other things. Trees and forests are not always associated with urban landscapes. However, there too they provide invaluable, often invisible, services. Simply by acting as 'green oasis' in our concrete jungles, they offer recreation and health services for many European citizens.

How many of us love strolling through parks and green spaces in cities, te...


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Climate change negotiations in 84 seconds (VERY worth watching)!

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Monday, June 24, 2013, In : Climate change 

The History of Climate Change Negotiations in 84 seconds!

An animation developed and produced in collaboration between the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo and PetPunk with support from The Research Council of Norway.
I found it absolutely to the point (even the music is a perfect match)!!


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NASA Finds 2012 Sustained Long-Term Climate Warming Trend

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Friday, January 25, 2013, In : Various interesting stuff 

NASA scientists say 2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. With the exception of 1988, the nine warmest years in the 132-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the hottest years on record.

NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, which monitors global surface temperatures on an ongoing basis, released an updated analysis Tuesday that compares temperatures around the gl...


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Talks and other videos for the mind and the soul...

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Friday, September 14, 2012, In : Various interesting stuff 
TED Talk, by Renny Gleeson: 404, the story of a page not found
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHrcRqu_Es4 
TED Talk, by Rob Reid: The $8 billion iPod
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZadCj8O1-0 

...more to follow!

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Impressive NASA video on global warming since 1880!! (article in Greek)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, In : Various interesting stuff 

Την υπερθέρμανση του πλανήτη σε 26 δευτερόλεπτα παρουσιάζει η NASA σε εντυπωσιακό βίντεο που δημιούργησε, χρησιμοποιώντας αρχεία θερμοκρασιών από το 1880μέχρι το 2011.

Το μπλε χρώμα αντιστοιχεί σε χαμηλές θερμοκρασίες, κάτω από την παγκόσμια μέση θερμοκρασία την περίοδο  1951 – 1...


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