Links to make you think
A NASA site carrying an amazing gallery of images showing the huge changes human activity has created over the last few decades - from an almost ice free Kilamonjaro, to floods and disappearing glaciers the evidence of climate change is there for all to see Play "Carbon Emissions Tsar"
The USA's “Natural Resources Defence Council” have produced an interactive map to show the impacts of climate change. The map shows impacts of climate change on infectious disease, drought, extreme heat,air pollution and floods - its a picture of the scale and scope of climate change impacts as they are happening - from increased days of extreme heat to the northward march of dengue fever mosquitoes. This is the USA but similar changes are happening in Europe
Take a little time to panic...
Rhett Stevenson, from the American satirical news spoof The Onion takes time out to write a chillingly funny article "Climate Change demands at least 45 seconds of Real, Concentrated Panic each week"
" perhaps contemplating how their reliance on fossil fuels has contributed to the rapid melting of the Arctic ice cap. But if progress is what we truly want, 20 seconds is simply not enough. Not by a long shot. An issue this critical demands at least 45 seconds to a solid minute of real, concentrated panic."
Can we prevent the end of the world?
Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the author of seventeen best selling books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. In this 30 minute video he sums up the scale and depth of the crisis we face because of carbon pollution and just how close to the edge human civilisation really is.
Play the emissions Tzar
This Guardian "cut national carbon emissions application" was published in the run up to last years elections. It allows you to manipulate variables like energy production methods, car use and energy efficiency to see if you can reach an 80% carbon emissions cut. Have a go - its not easy - and getting there looks like it could involve some big sacrifices!
Go Cheat Neutral
Had an affair?, feeling guilty? Visit http://www.cheatneutral.com/projects/- you can pay someone to remain loyal or not cheat and carry on with your infidelity with a clear conscience..... Hilarious New Internationalist spoof on some of the absurdities of carbon offsetting and some links to the serious side of the carbon game