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LEADERS from some of the world’s smallest and most vulnerable states have made moving pleas on the world stage on behalf of the people most affected by climate change. “Just imagine you are in my shoes,” said Tuvalu’s Prime Minister, Enele Sosene Sopoaga to leaders at the UN in Paris on Monday. ...
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It’s no secret that whatever climate deal comes out of Paris in the next two weeks won’t be sufficient to hit the U.N. target of limiting the increase in global temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius by 2100. The U.N.’s climate chief Christiana Figueres even threatened to “chop the head off”...
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NASA’s TIMED mission, short for Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics, has confirmed a surprisingly fast carbon dioxide increase in Earth’s upper atmosphere, raising questions about how different layers of the atmosphere are interconnected. Even more curious—though climate mod...
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Solving large-scale problems like climate change usually requires a combination of top-down (government-mandated) and bottom-up solutions (voluntary actions). Many sustainable business pros favor the bottom-up approach because it allows companies to decide for themselves the most effectiv...
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The Vatican is set to hold a conference on climate change and sustainability next week, a month after the pope said changes in the global climate have made the Earth look like “an immense pile of filth.” The climate change meeting, which will be held July 21 and 22 alongside a meeting on ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
We all know that climate change is not an easily resolvable problem. It has become a point of contention and the center of discussion for a plethora of articles, debates, forums, world summits, films, etc. Talk on climate change is ubiquitous. Recently Buzzfeed interviewed 18 scientists to...
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The vast majority of US senators have agreed that climate change is real, a result of a vote on Wednesday that saw 98 members of the Senate vote in favor of an amendment to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline bill that declares that climate change is "not a hoax."&nb...
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Now that the Republicans control Congress for the next two years, what’s in store for U.S. climate politics? Well, Keystone is the first order of business, and then probably a whole lot of bombast and theater, which many will find unappetizing: Not good for science and sane politics, perhaps, ...
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The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in a stark report that most of the world's electricity can - and must - be produced from low-carbon ...
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Why is it so difficult to teach climate change in our classrooms? My kids hear climate change discussed in the news as a very real threat, but it is largely absent from school science curricula. In fact, most children the world over don’t receive any formal academic reasoning to put the vast a...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
The forecast calls for picture-perfect weather Tuesday in New York City as world leaders gather to discuss the challenge of a changing climate. More than 120 leaders, including President Obama, are expected to attend the one-day climate summit, sponsored by the United Nations. They've been instruct...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
This past weekend, Pope Francis did something that was quietly revolutionary. In a talk at the Italian university of Molise, Francis characterized concerns about the environment as “one of the greatest challenges of our time”—a challenge that is theological, as well as political, in nature...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to increase the options for refrigerants in the United States that offer better climate protection without harming the ozone layer. This is the agency’s first action that addresses refrig...
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The U.S. economy faces great risks from climate change, according to a new study that focuses on the current and future effects of climate change on everything from jobs, to crop yields, to energy production. Though the study presents no new climate science, it paints a dire picture of the business...
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One year after President Barack Obama rolled out his climate change action plan, the administration is putting fresh emphasis on its environmental agenda.The White House plans to host two roundtable discussions this week on the economic threats that climate change poses and the "opportunities to ove...
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T he decibel level in our national debate about global temperature went up several notches this week. The White House noisily released a report full of dire claims about the havoc manmade global warming is causing in America — and Republicans, equally noisily, denounced this as "liberal g...
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By Henner Weithöner The UN climate panel's prescription for tackling climate change is admirably clear. The problem is that the world is heading in precisely the opposite direction. BERLIN, 18 April - Keeping the rise in global average temperatures to no more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels w...
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Clean energy will have to at least treble in output and dominate world energy supplies by 2050 in order to avoid catastrophic climate change, a UN report is set to conclude on Sunday. The report produced by hundreds of experts and backed by almost 200 world governments, will detail t...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
No This is not an April fools joke but we wish it was. By Tim Radford While Washington is doing more to address climate change, individual American states are scaling back their policies - apparently to public approval. LONDON, 1 April - In the last five years – five years marked by heat waves th...
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The Democrats did their best to shove climate change back into the national conversation earlier this week when 28 Senators pulled an all-nighter at the Capitol building during which they delivered hours and hours of floor speeches about the need for legislative action. But other than some night-of...
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