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Climate-Change Response Demands Urgency http://www.washing ns/climate-change- response-demands-u rgency/2014/01/04/ 158fa48a-7400-11e3 -9389-09ef9944065e _story.html JUST HOW much will the Earth heat up over the next 100 or 200 years? Climate scientists are not able to predict with high certainty. They have estimated that average global temperatures will increase by 1.5 to 4.5 degr ees Celsius — 2.7 to 8.1 degrees Fahrenheit — given a doubling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. That range of estimates for “climate sensitivity” would mean the difference between relatively small effects and significant consequences for human welfare. -- https://www.facebo lManagementJakarta Indonesia/posts/22 7945420720830  (Jan 5, 2014 | post #7)

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Concern over environment ministry’s ‘no’ to radar in Andamans The recent rejection of a request of the defence ministry by the Union environment ministry to allow setting up of a radar in Narcondum Island in the Andaman Sea raises the question of whether in this country security of the nation is of paramount importance or whether the environmental issues can override it. It becomes all the more important when we see total abdication of issues of environmental abuse by the government. However, so far the debate has been between environment and industrial growth but now the debate has moved to a more serious issue of environment and national security which is a matter of greater concern. That there is large scale violation of environment in this country is a known fact. The ministry of environment is either conniving or watching helplessly, whichever way the reader wants to accept it. The mining mafia, supported by political-bureaucr atic nexus is indulging in the rape of forests violating all forms of environment laws and hardly any action is being taken against any individual or company. Some activists with conviction have fought cases against the mining mafia and inaction of government and in some cases got favourable judgements. The pollution control agencies responsible for the welfare of various rivers are a scandal. Yamuna and Ganga River Control Authorities have spent thousands of crores for cleaning up rivers with pollution in them only getting worse. This state of affairs has no justification when we see that in other democratic countries like England where river Thames at London, which was once so polluted that no fish could survive, has now become a pollution free river. Similar is the case with many rivers all over the world. Why is it that we are unable to control such an environment disaster? The simple answer is corruption. Corruption has seeped into the innards of our bureaucratic system and every aspect of bureaucracy needs a deep cleansing. After having succumbed to all sorts of environmental scams, the ministry of environment in its effort they feel very elated when they recently denied the Indian Navy/Coast Guard to put up radars at Narcondom Island of the Andaman archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. A look at the map of Andaman Islands in the atlas will convince any lay person the critical importance of having a radar in this crucial and isolated island which juts out 160 km of the Andaman archipelago facing Myanmar. http://www.shelfar 4/discussions/4783 64/Crown-Capital-M anagement-Environm ental-News  (Feb 18, 2013 | post #1)

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Holland —Members of the city of Holland’s Human Relations Commission and International Relations Commission have concerns about the proposal to eliminate the full-time human relations director position. The position has been a hot topic since long-time Director Al Serrano retired Jan. 31. Human Relations Commissioner Maggi Rivera has spoken to city council twice about her concerns, saying she doesn’t understand how the city could approve other positions, such as the new downtown manager, but eliminate human relations. The city council voted Wednesday to break up the duties between other city staff in the interim. Fair housing concerns will be handled by Community Development Coordinator Joel Dye, and tenant/landlord disputes will be addressed by Ourstreet Coordinator Sue Harder, who is bilingual, City Manager Ryan Cotton said. Cotton will oversee equal employment opportunity questions. Harder would continue to handle tenant/landlord issues under the realignment proposal, Cotton said. “This is an opportunity to do things different,” Cotton said. The Human and International Relations commissions reviewed Cotton’s suggestions Thursday. He faced concerns about moving most of the functions from the city clerk/human relations offices in city hall to the Community and Neighborhood Services office. Other concerns included whether the city managers office could deal with Title VI and Equal Employment Opportunity issues and if transferring duties would be overburdening other city staff too much. “It’s a fair question and a reasonable concern,” Cotton said of overburdening staff. Councilman Myron Trethewey voiced a similar concern at the city council annual budget retreat, saying city staff have stepped up in the past few years but asked how long they could sustain the extra responsibilities. There are three options with the position, Cotton said: Replace Serrano with another full-time staff. Put most of the responsibilities in the Community and Neighborhood Services department with Dye and Harder and supplement them with other staff, who are preferably bilingual. Keep the human and international relations in the clerk’s office and hire one person for 12 hours per week to deal with international relations and a second for 24 hours per week to deal with human relations. Keeping the jobs in the clerks office would allow those staff to assist in an office that sees a lot of traffic, especially people who want to register to vote. Cotton’s suggestion of replacing the one position with two part-time posts could save the city $30,000, with those positions costing $44,754 compared to the $77,643 in salary and benefits earned by Serrano. The issue will come before the city council for review at the Feb. 27 study session. Councilman Wayne Klomparens already has voiced his concern about not replacing Serrano with a full-timer. The city council will make a decision about the position at a regular meeting after that.  (Feb 14, 2013 | post #1)