Tag Archives: global warming

UN Panel: Fossil Fuels Must Be Phased Out by 2100

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a UN-backed panel of experts, has concluded that the unrestricted use of fossil fuels without carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology should be phased out by 2100 if we are to avoid dangerous climate change. While the costs of phasing out fossil fuel use and transitioning to renewable energy sources will undoubtedly be steep, failing to make the necessary changes will be more costly in the long run. More… Discuss

word: ostracize


Definition: (verb) Expel from a community or group.
Synonyms: banish, blackball, cast out, shun, ban
Usage: I have been ostracized by my teammates ever since I accidentally scored the winning goal for our opponents in the championship game. Discuss.

we’re blessed, poetic thought by George-B (©Always) (the smudge and other poems)

we’re blessed, poetic thought by George-B (©Always)

The snow is melting on Kilimanjaro,
The snow is melting everywhere else
The water levels are rising, and they will continue to
Water cannot escape the earth, the air is captive:
We are lucky that way…
we’re blessed.

Contemporary: Michael Abels – Global Warming

The Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra plays Michael Abels‘ “Global Warming” on January 27, 2013 at the Carpenter Theatre with Erin Freeman conducting.


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Proof: James Balog on Disappearing Glaciers

Published on Oct 22, 2013

James Balog uses photography to show the effects of global warming. His time-lapse cameras have captured evidence of receding glaciers and changing ice patterns around the world.

Learn more about James Balog and his work:

PRODUCERS: Pamela Chen and Chad A. Stevens
EDITORS: Kathryn Carlson and Mika Chance
CAMERA AND SOUND: Spencer Millsap and Shannon Sanders


The End of Civilization

Throughout history, people have feared that civilization, human life, and even planet Earth could one day come to an end, either as a result of natural, manmade, or supernatural causes. Catastrophic doomsday scenarios include antibiotic resistant super-bacteria devastating humanity and runaway global warming rendering Earth’s climate uninhabitable. Among the more bizarre potential threats is what field of science, which some fear will give rise to out-of-control, self-replicating robots? More… Discuss