AcClimate is going on vacation

December 8, 2008 at 4:42 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This will be my last posting for at least a month, and maybe forever.  

I have been writing this blog for a journalism class at Northwestern University.  The class comes to an end today, and I am about to graduate and enter the currently uninviting job market.  

While I have enjoyed writing about climate change this fall, it is time for a few weeks of reading fiction, taking walks and the other simple pleasures that get laid to the side during graduate school programs.   

I hope you have enjoyed my blog while it has been active.  I may start it up again in January if I can find the time.  If I do, however, I think I would change a few things.  For one I’m not a big fan of simple news aggregation, and a number of my posts were just that.  

And I guess I’m still a sucker for original reporting, too.  So, I think if I make AcClimate live again I would like to write more posts about interviews with scientists and others.

In any case, thanks for reading.  And if you sent me a positive comment that I did not respond to, please accept my apologies for not getting back to you personally.

Happy Holidays!

Leaders call for climate change leadership

November 12, 2008 at 5:36 am | Posted in Climate and politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Four world leaders urged representatives to take action on climate change at the recent G-20 summit convened to discuss the global financial crisis. As reported by The Times of India, the leaders made their plea in a joint op-ed published in The International Herald Tribune.

“The global financial crisis is most immediate; the more existential is climate change. The urgency of the first is no excuse for neglecting the second. To the contrary, it is an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone,” reads the op-ed written by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

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Fixing the climate with big ideas?

October 12, 2008 at 5:48 pm | Posted in Climate solutions, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Wrapping Greenland in a giant blanket, putting trillions of lenses in space to deflect the sun’s rays, using seed-bombs to replenish forests – these are just a few of the wild ideas examined in the new series “Discovery Project Earth.”

The series, which launched on the Discovery Channel in late August, looks at possible technology fixes for our current climate woes. 

Unfortunately, the last episode aired on September 19. But you can still learn all about these ideas through an interactive Web project that was created as a complement to the series. 

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