Climate Change

At our October 2013 Speaker meeting, Vickie Peck presented
“Connecting the Climate Dots from New Mexico to the Amazon”
Contact via email:  vmpeck@gmail.com
Home/office:  505-867-1588

Resources and References:

NM Climate Change and the Hadley Cycle

  • William deBuys, A Great Aridness – Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest, Oxford University Press, 2011
  • R Seager, Science 316:1181 (2007)
  • DJ Seidel ; Nature Geoscience1 (1): 21–4. doi:10.3038/ngeo.2007.38.
  • C Johanson, J. of Climate Vol 22, p2713 2009

Yasuni ITT project, Biodiversity and REDD program

Carbon Sequestration by Tropical Forests

  • Malhi, et al, Science 319:169 (2008)
  • Nature Climate Change 2, 182-185 (2012) doi:10.1038/nmclimate1354

Rainforest Cultures

  • The Achuars’ Kapawi Ecolodge http://www.kapawi.com
  • Spears of Twilight- Life and Death in the Amazon Jungle (1993), Philippe Descola
  • Amazon Beaming, Petru Popescu (1991) – Uncontacted Amazonian tribal customs and lifeways

Correa’s Ecuador – Oil Concessions, Debt, Politics

  • PLoS ONE 3:8:e2932 Aug 5, 2008; Sawyer S (2004)
  • Crude Chronicles: Indigenous politics, multinational oil, and neoliberalism in Ecuador. Durham: Duke University Press
  • The Economist, Oil in Ecuador – It’s hard to be green. Correa gets away with a U-Turn Sep 28, 2013 (print edition)
  • The Economist, Oil, Ecuador and The Economist – A volcano erupts. Rafael Correa lambasts us and “the empire of capital”, Oct 12, 2013 (print edition)

Amazon Deforestation, Drought

  • Malhi et. al. Science 319:169 (2008)
  • SL Lewis et. al, Science 331:554 (2011)

Ecuadorian Environmental Legal Cases

Rights of Nature

The Pachamama Alliance