Monday, June 29, 2009

JNF GoNeutral Featured On

The Jewish National Fund Meets An Inconvenient Truth

Everyone and their mother is doing it. Talking about global warming, that is. Stumbling around the net, we bumped into this YouTube video sponsored by the Jewish National Fund, which links nicely to our last post on tree planting in Israel. If you’re hip to what’s happening in the environment and the world, the video on its new GoNeutral project will seem a bit arcane, but stick with it – it gets into practical tips of reducing your carbon footprint that are good to share. [READ MORE]

Friday, June 19, 2009

Giant NYC billboard shows carbon counter

Giant NYC billboard shows carbon counter

(AP) - How are those greenhouse gases doing?

New York City residents and visitors will be able to monitor the situation, thanks to a new giant billboard in Manhattan that features a carbon counter. Digital numbers help viewers track the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

The 70-foot-high billboard is outside Madison Square Garden and Pennsylvania Station, not far from the Empire State Building. A widget also will be provided to Web sites and blogs around the world. [Read More]

The Body Of Evidence Against Global Warming / Climate Change

Click here to read an informative article by George Abramson. It presents a different perspective about global warming and climate change. Thanks to Mr. Abramson for putting this together!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Greenhouse gas predictions may be too modest

Greenhouse gas predictions may be too modest
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Al Gore may have given us a frightening picture of climate change and our future, but now new research suggests that even his predictions could be too modest, after an Israeli scientist discovered that cracks in the earth are emitting unrecorded greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

This is the first time this phenomenon has been observed, and since gases from these cracks have never been included in previous measurements, the new findings could change the model of how science calculates the impact of greenhouse gases on climate change.

The discovery was made by hydrologist and soil physicist, Dr. Noam Weisbrod from Ben Gurion University. While he was studying fractures in the earth in the Negev Desert, he encountered an unusual phenomenon occurring on a daily basis - an unexpectedly quick accumulation of salt within fractures between flood events. The phenomenon was even more pronounced in winter. [READ MORE]