Saturday, February 2, 2008

Global Economic Cost of Climate Chaos

The Stern Review published by
the British Treasury at the end of 2006 concluded that if the more dramatic predictions come to pass,
then inaction on climate change could cost the world economy more than 20% of global GDP each year
(whereas the costs of effective action could be limited to just 1% of global GDP each year).

Weather Chaos Could Trigger Civil Unrest

A new article in the Toronto Star suggests that State security agencies look into
internal civil unrest scenarios as the climate begins to change. It comes from a
report entitled
"An Uncertain Future: Law Enforcement,National Security
and Climate Change" by the Oxford Research Group.

The article:

The Report by Oxford Research Group:

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Lawmakers admit Formaldehyde in FEMA Trailers

Democratic leaders of a House science subcommittee alleged yesterday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency manipulated scientific research into the potential danger posed by a toxic gas emitted in trailers still housing tens of thousands of survivors of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

FEMA "ignored, hid and manipulated government research on the potential impact of long-term exposure to formaldehyde" on Katrina and Rita victims now living in the FEMA trailers, the congressmen wrote in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, whose department includes FEMA.

To read the entire Washington Post Article: