Saudi Arabia influences smaller and weaker Arab countries in the climate change negotiations.
Power vs Survival
And we wait to see what happens in COP15, Copenhagen climate conference in December 2009
Blog Action Day is a single day–October 15–when bloggers write about a particular topic in order to raise awareness. Last year, the issue was poverty, and over 12,000 bloggers covered it, reaching a total audience more than 13 million readers.
As you might imagine, we think that issue should be climate change. Because it falls on October 15, Blog Action Day presents an excellent opportunity to set the stage for October 24's International Day of Climate Action. Plus, climate change negotiations on the Copenhagen scale don't happen every year.
If you agree, take 30 seconds and complete the Blog Action Day survey, selecting 'climate change' as the answer to the first question.
(And no I am not sorry for nagging your head about this issue!)
The first day of 'Climate Camp 2009' proved a drizzly one for the hundreds who pitched up to Blackheath to raise awareness about climate change.
They had gathered at six London locations before noon, waiting for a text message telling them where the campsite would be.
The ruse served not only to confuse the police but the protesters as well, as there was a two-hour delay in relaying the information.
But just after 2pm yesterday, the messages started coming in.....
Every year in early August, we can observe the Perseid meteor shower ("the Perseids"). And it's a fascinating sky event.
Click here to read BBC's article on the subject. And click here to know more about Perseids. And NASA's take.
Every year in August, the Earth passes through rock and dust fragments left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle, last time it came near the Sun. As these small particles collide with the Earth's atmosphere, they burn-up, often creating a startling streak of light across the sky.
You can easily observe this and it can be a wonderous spectacle.