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  • US must pay climate reparations

    09/22/2015 9:37:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Washington Square News - NYU's Official Student Newspaper ^ | September 21, 2015 | Jesus Kumamoto, Contributing writer
    With the Paris World Climate Summit taking place in three months, scientists and politicians are raising concerns over the speed at which the effects of climate change are being addressed. Recently, developing countries demanded that the United States and other wealthy nations pay reparations for climate refugees affected in their respective countries. It is past time for the United States to pay its dues as it has a long history of climate inaction, and in 1997 was the only wealthy nation not to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, a document which, for many nations, represented a first step in reducing their...
  • Coral Reef Scientists Issue Call for Action (Agitprop alert!)

    07/11/2012 8:47:00 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 10 July 2012 | Dennis Normile
    Enlarge Image Evidence of the dire condition of coral reefs around the world is being presented in abundance at the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium that got underway yesterday in Cairns, Australia. And scientists are calling for action to stop the losses: More than 2500 marine researchers and managers at the conference and around the world have signed a Consensus Statement on Climate Change and Coral Reefs that calls on "all governments to ensure the future of coral reefs, through global action to reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and via improved local protection of...