Atmospheric Concentrations: A CO2 Story

Yet one more prominent global scientific entity has released a dire warning related to greenhouse gas emissions. This time it comes from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, the WMO issued a press release spelling out just how rapidly CO2 and other gas concentrations have grown. According to the WMO, the…

Peru Backpedals with Stunning New Anti-Environment Law

On July 11, 2014, in a move that will most certainly negatively impact its credibility as the host of this year’s UN climate conference (COP20), President Ollanta Humala of Peru signed an anti-environment bill into law that frees multinational companies of zoning restrictions and limitations related to mining activity in the country. Calling it a…

World Environment Day: Successes of Countries

When the United Nations General Assembly established June 5th as World Environment Day in 1972, UN members probably had no idea how influential their efforts would be around the world. According to its website, “World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment.” Its outreach…