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Forest Carbon Standards
The Forest Carbon Standards Committee for US and Canada has been announced and appointed, 40 people to “develop bi-national consensus standards to determine how carbon absorbed in North American forests will be measured and counted”
http://www.forestcarbonstandards.org/
Click on “Resources” and scroll to “Relevant Publications” for links to articles and reports on forest-sector projects and carbon sequestration.

Taskforce on Adapting Forests to Climate Change

http://www.cof.orst.edu/cof/fs/wfcctf/index.htm

Articles:

Oceans Ten Times More Acidic Than Thought (11/24/2008)
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/11/081124-acidic-oceans.html?source=rss

Getting Warmer? Prehistoric Climate Can Help Forecast Future Changes (11/24/2008)

“The first comprehensive reconstruction of an extreme warm period shows the sensitivity of the climate system to changes in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels as well as the strong influence of ocean temperatures, heat transport from equatorial regions, and greenhouse gases on Earth’s temperature.”
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/11/081124141055.htm

Obama’s green start (11/23/2008)
Hope of early action on climate change as US president-elect prepares two bills to cut pollution and kick-start a clean energy revolution
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/obamas-green-start-1031239.html

Fresh Climate and Energy Advice for Obama (11/22/2008)
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/22/more-cool-energy-prescriptions-for-obama/

A Climate Plan for the New Administration, by Justinian
http://docs.google.com/View?docid=dcqm4999_1f7h4xjgm

Tell Barack Obama the Truth – The Whole Truth, by James Hansen
http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/

CLIMATE CHANGE-LATIN AMERICA: Frightening Numbers (11/22/2008)
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=44818

U.N. publishes draft proposal ahead of climate meet (11/21/2008)
http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSTRE4AJ88O20081121?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=10341&sp=true

Europe’s first auction of carbon allowances for the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) has been held (11/20/2008)
http://www.edie.net/news/news_story.asp?id=15641

California leads fight against climate change on global level (11/20/2008)

Gov. Schwarzenegger signs a pact with heads of other states and provinces to cut greenhouse emissions. ‘We have got to do something worldwide here,’ he says.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-climate20-2008nov20,0,980897.story?track=rss

Carbon Offset Provider Evaluation Matrix (11/12/2008)
http://www.climatebiz.com/resources/resource/carbon-offset-provider-evaluation-matrix
Carbon Concierge: http://www.carbonconcierge.com/

A new direction for Interior under Obama (11/07/2008)

http://www.eenews.net

Could Obama appoint a “climate czar”? (11/06/2008)
http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSTRE4A51BT20081106?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

Obama admin in position to take lead on cap-and-trade bill (11/05/2008)
http://www.eenews.net

Nonprofit bank awarded $40 million for low-income projects (11/05/2008)
http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2008/11/04/news/local/znews04.txt

Bush team rushes environment policy changes (11/03/2008)
http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSTRE4A117D20081103?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=10112

Carbon Tax Whacks the Poor, Later (10/30/2008)
Three years out, wealthy take smaller hit than low income BCers: study
http://thetyee.ca/News/2008/10/30/CarbonTax/

Obama campaign in talks with key House lawmaker on cap and trade (10/17/2008)

http://www.eenews.net

Reports:

Carbon Dioxide Levels Already In Danger Zone, Revised Theory Shows (11/9/2008)
“If climate disasters are to be averted, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) must be reduced below the levels that already exist today, according to a new study by a group of 10 scientists from the United States, the United Kingdom and France.”
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/11/081108155834.htm

Looming Ecological Credit Crunch? (11/06/2008)
“The world is heading for an ecological credit crunch as human demands on the world’s natural capital reach nearly a third more than earth can sustain. That is the stark warning contained in the latest edition of WWF’s Living Planet Report, the leading statement of the planet’s health. In addition global natural wealth and diversity continues to decline, and more and more countries are slipping into a state of permanent or seasonal water stress.”
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/11/081105192704.htm

Living Planet Report 2008: http://www.panda.org/

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