Re: [hreg] Peak Oil - Opportunity for Climate Protection
- Could you send or bring by the market: fliers for the HREG home tour on Oct. 6. We will advertise at the market this Saturday.----- Original Message -----From: Nan HildrethSent: Monday, September 24, 2007 11:25 AMSubject: [hreg] Peak Oil - Opportunity for Climate Protection
Houston has denied climate change because we are the oil capital of
the world. But we have as much to lose from rising sea levels,
stronger torrential rains and hurricanes, and other climate change
impacts as places that have led climate protection efforts like
Massachusetts, Californian, New York, and Seattle.
The good news is that peak oil makes protecting the climate easier
"provided the use of coal is phased out and ... use of unconventional
carbons, ... is accompanied by CO2 capture and storage" said
Drs. Hansen and Kharecha of NASA in a recent paper. Peak oil is
the leveling off and decline of global oil production.
Dr. Kharecha will speak in Houston on Friday night 10/19 at the World
Peak Oil Conference by ASPO-USA in downtown Houston from 10/17 to
10/21. Entrance fee for the talk is $20. Entrance fee for the
conference ranges from $150 to $500.
www.houstonclimatep rotection. org
Nan Hildreth, Houston 713-842-6643 713-443-3104,
www.HoustonClimateP rotection. org
"What if the secret behind civilization is that we've had really good
weather? ... A sudden cooling and drying 8,200 years ago set back
the development of the first cities in the Fertile Crescent. Some
4,000 years ago, decades of drought accompanied by howling winds
scoured the Mesopotamian plain of the Akkadians, the most powerful
civilization of the region. The Mayans never recovered from intense
drought in the first decade of the tenth century A.D. ...
Now climate is changing again."
http://money. cnn.com/2006/ 01/17/news/ economy/climate_ fortune/