Tuesday, September 27, 2011


On Tuesday evening, September 27, 2011 -- Preston Lewis from NASA presented a webinar on MY NASA DATA.  The URL is:
Thanks to Alan Gould of the Lifelines Project for coordinating this webinar for all Lifeline participants.  The archive of the MY NASA DATA climate change presentation by Preston Lewis is now available on the Lifelines Presentations archive site:
It's about 75 min, including questions.

MY NASA DATA is a website that was created so that anyone can utilize a huge bank of satellite data for easy use. Through the use of their Live Access Server (LAS) you are able to generate plots graphs and other images to be used as you need.

Here are some of the features of the website:

The presenter was Preston Lewis.  He can be contacted at preston.lewis@nasa.gov or 757.951.1925.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Top Songs About Climate Change

“Climate change is now widely recognized as the major environmental problem facing the globe.” (UNEP) Global warming and climate change are an important and controversial topics. They have raised strong feelings on both sides of the debate. Where do you stand?

This post is part of Blog Action Day 2009, a worldwide initiative started by Envato founders Collis and Cyan Ta’eed, now being run by Change.org. Blog Action Day exists to change the conversation on the web for one day by uniting thousands of bloggers around one important issue – this year, Climate Change. It’s not too late to register your blog and participate.

Music is an effective tool for raising awareness, expressing emotions and prompting action. Many musicians are very conscious of the environment. Here are 8 top songs about climate change. The songs are new and old, fast and slow, funny and serious, by the famous and the unknown.

Read the full blog posting and YouTube videos of the songs, please visit:

1.  Saltwater by Julian Lennon
2.  Where We Going to Go by David Todd
3.  The Shadow by Sandel
4.  I Need to Wake Up by Melissa Etheridge
5.  The Last Day on Earth by Kate Miller-Heidke
6.  Earth Song by Michael Jackson
7.  Can We Save the Planet With Music by Douglas Stambler
8.  Protect the World by a Bunch of Aussie Kids

There is another list of songs related to climate change and human impact n the environment.  It was compiled by Richard L. Wallace, Ursinus College Environmental Studies Program, January 2009.  To view the list, please visit:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Climate Change Book List

There have been many requests for good books that deal with climate change.  Here are a some books, that are recommended by the ICCARS Project:

  • An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
  • As in the Heart, So in the Earth: Reversing the Desertification of the Soul and the Soil by Pierre Rabhi  
  • Frazier's Penguins by Fen Montaigne
  • Storms of My Grandchildren by Dr. James Hansen
  • With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change by Fred Pearce
We will continue to update this list of books.  Do you have any suggestions?  If so, please add your comments.  Let's make this list as helpful as possible.