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METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
Environment Canada
5-Day Forecasts:
Montreal - Ottawa - Quebec - Toronto - Vancouver
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Organization (NOAA)
National Weather Service
7-Day Forecasts:
Los Angeles - Miami - New York - Washington
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
World Weather Information Service.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, UK
Met Office, UK
Climate Change
List of International Climate Change Websites

CLIMATE CHANGE

GLOBAL IMPACT OF THE UN IPCC REPORT "CLIMATE CHANGE 2007: THE PHYSICAL SCIENCE BASIS" ON PEOPLE'S STATE OF MIND

WORKING GROUP I OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IPCC) ANNOUNCED IT ADOPTED THE SUMMARY FOR POLICYMAKERS OF VOLUME ONE OF "CLIMATE CHANGE 2007" IN PARIS ON 2-FEB-07.

WHAT WAS THE IMPACT OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT AND OTHER COMPETING EVENTS ON PEOPLE'S STATE OF MIND WORLDWIDE?

Five time periods are compared: 1 day; 30 days; 90 days; 365 days.


NATURAL AND MAN-MADE CATASTROPHES
Natural Catastrophe Statistics for 2007
ACTIVISM
Greenpeace Canada

30-Aug-07: Greenpeace activists on the Arctic Sunrise boarded the Algomarine, a vessel in Lake Erie carrying 30,000 tonnes of coal to the Nanticoke Generating Station. The activists painted -- NO COAL. NO NUCLEAR. CLEAN ENERGY -- on the ship's hull.

Shawn Patrick Stensil, energy campaigner with Greenpeace Canada: "We are challenging Ontario's political leaders to commit to clean, modern energy solutions that can be deployed today to shut down Nanticoke by 2012."

Greenpeace: MV Arctic Sunrise [1 Part]


Copyright � 2007 by Macroknow Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Greenpeace: MV Arctic Sunrise,
Toronto, ON, 1-3-Sep-07
 

Part 1: Greenpeace  - MV Arctic Sunrise, Toronto Pier 4, 2-Sep-07.


CLIMATE CHANGE
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
 
  • Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis
    Summary for Policymakers
    Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
    This Summary for Policymakers was formally approved at the 10th Session of Working Group I of the IPCC, Paris, February 2007.


United Nations Environment Programme
  • World Environment Day -- 5 June 2007
    • Melting Ice: A Hot Topic
      Booklet.
      Key facts include:
      • "The Earth has warmed by approximately 0.75 ˚C since pre-industrial times. . . Warming in this century is projected to be between 1.4 and 5.8 ˚C."
      • "The Chinese Academy of Sciences says that 7 per cent of the country's glaciers are vanishing annually. By 2050, as many as 64 per cent of China's glaciers will have disappeared. An estimated 300 million people live in China's arid west and depend on water from glaciers for their survival."
      • "As sea levels rise, inhabitants of low-lying islands and coastal cities face inundation."
      • "In 2005 the Munich Re Foundation estimated economic losses due to weather-linked disasters, such as tropical storms and forest fires, at more than US$ 200 billion, with insured losses at more than US$ 70 billion."
      • "In 2003, France experienced an estimated extra 15,000 deaths due to a heat wave that claimed as many as 35,000 people across Europe."


Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court rebuked the Bush administration and ruled in favor of Environmental Defense.


CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATIONAL SECURITY
The CNA Corporation (CNAC) released on 16-Apr-07 "National Security and the Threat of Climate Change."

Key findings:

  • "Projected climate change poses a serious threat to America's national security."
  • "Climate change acts as a threat multiplier for instability . . ."
  • "Projected climate change will add to tensions even in stable regions of the world."
  • "Climate change, national security and energy dependence are a related set of global challenges."

Source: The CNA Corporation.
 


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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