Global Warming Issues


Climate Change Threatens Pervasive Forest Loss

Check out Dr. John J. Berger’s new post on climate change and Sudden Aspen Decline! It’s a great new article showing the direct effects of global warming on our ecosystems today. Dr. Berger is a natural resource specialist and published author on energy and environmental issues.



The Benefits of Solar
Thursday, October 15, 2009, 10:58 am
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Solar panels have been a known alternative energy source for years, yet high overhead costs often deter home and business owners from installing them.

Tony Kawaguchi, a realtor from Hawaii has sent me a testimonial and requested I spread the word a bit about solar. Tony put 18 solar PV panels and 2 solar water panels on his house in an effort to save money, get off the grid, and of course save Co2 emissions.

To read more about Tony and his story, please click here



Antarctic Ice Collapses
Thursday, March 27, 2008, 6:59 am
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A chunk of Antarctic ice 9 times the size of Manhattan collapsed into the ocean on Tuesday. Scientists have reportedly attributed the collapse to the effects of global warming and say the rest of the ice shelf, which is roughly the size of the state of Connecticut, is currently only supported by a thin beam of ice and is at risk to collapse as well. For the whole story, click here.



Skeptical Science
Thursday, March 13, 2008, 12:47 pm
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So, in light of our recent discussion, I was contacted by John Cook of Skeptical Science. Skeptical Science is a website entirely devoted to ‘examining the science of global warming skepticism’ and is a very interesting and thorough resource. No matter what your position on this issue, I would encourage you to check it out and as with every issue, educate yourself as much as possible before you formulate an opinion.



Scientific Consensus?
Monday, March 10, 2008, 8:50 am
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Aloha,

Prompted by a recent comment that was made based on the opinion that many scientists believe global warming is a natural phenomenon, rather than a man-made problem, I tried to find evidence of such scientists. I came across the Pew Center on Global Climate Change in Virginia, the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC, and many other credible scientific sources that support the human influence hypothesis when I searched for “global warming and science.” I will admit, I did find one scientist who disagrees when I searched for “global warming and natural” – which, to be fair, is a much more ‘leading’ search prompt.

In any case, we at GWI are not denying there are people in disagreement, we are simply trying to back up our position with the plentiful scientific evidence that’s out there. Please feel free to leave comments or to contact us via email with any supporting or refuting comments, complaints, and opinions. Public education is a noble cause, whether through a grassroots effort such as this, or through first-hand research and reporting. We’re just trying to do our part, and we hope you’ll do the same.



non-profit of the month
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 11:26 am
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Introducing SpaceShare – Carpool, Rideshare, and green travel for conferences, festivals, and events.

Please check it out and remember – grassroots efforts are important too. I’d like to encourage you to take some initiative and go out and make a difference.



“You Decide ’08”
Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 8:29 am
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So, in light of recent political events, I’ve decided that it’s my responsibility as an eco-friendly, voting citizen, to take a closer look at the presidential candidates’ take on global warming, energy, and the environment. And, if you think about it, there’s no better place for accurate information about a candidate’s stance on the issues than their very own website. So, here are a few links directly to each candidate’s “environmental” page. I hope you take some time to look through this and other issues that are important to you, before deciding who you want to run this country. (apologies to those visiting this site from countries outside the United States. we try to make our posts relevant for everyone, but once in a while we just can’t help it)

Democratic Candidates
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Barack Obama

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Hillary Clinton

Republican Candidates
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John McCain

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Mike Huckabee