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John FitzGerald: Tackling climate change a high-wire act So while it may be relatively easier to get business to do its bit, persuading each of the five million of us living here to eliminate our emissions of greenhouse gases from heating our homes or travelling to work is essential and it is a much bigger political challenge.
How Milwaukee Built a Superlative Sewer System The city now averages a mere 2.4 combined sewer overflows a year, thanks to a massive underground tunnel, green infrastructure, and flood-control measures.
Germany urged to tackle climate change with speed limits Germany's environment agency has called for the government to bring in a raft of measures to limit carbon emissions from road traffic. Among the proposals are speed restrictions on Germany's autobahns.
Global Warming : A Scheme to Redistribute Wealth, by Edmund Contoski "Climate Change" policies are just more handouts. From Edmund Contoski at panamazonsynodwatch.info:. "First of all, developed countries have basically expropriated the atmosphere of the world community," said Edenhofer. Thus the developers of coal and oil should pay reparations in the form of global carbon emission rights and taxes.
As Climate Change Worsens, A Cascade of Tipping Points Looms But it is being disrupted. "Arctic warming and Greenland melting are driving an influx of fresh water into the North Atlantic," he says. The fresher water is less dense and sinks less. Rahmstorf calculates that, as a result, the AMOC has weakened by about 15 percent since global warming took hold in 1975.
Commentary: Why ocean lovers should follow global climate conference This month, delegates from nearly 200 countries are convening in Madrid, Spain, to implement the largest global agreement in history. For anyone who cares about the ocean, this event is a must-follow. Known as "COP25," the 25th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties started Dec.
A mine in the middle: travelling through the Nahanni, the 'Grand Canyon of Canada' We trace the river from above until we reach the unmistakable Náįlįcho, or Virginia, Falls. Twice the height of Niagara, the falls send water tumbling down vertical drops on either side of Mason's Rock, an unmistakable peak so far withstanding the force of the falling water.
5 New Year Resolutions to Live More Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Making green changes to live a more Eco-friendly might be the best option for the new year to reduce your waste, live a more sustainable life, and help the planet. Daily adjustments don't have to be hard. They can be small and easy once get yourself ready to live a greener life.
We really may have just 11 years to save the climate Comment: As the crisis becomes dominated by urgent survival needs, the political window to prevent further climate change will close. By Thomas Hale. Read more on: Activism and campaigning - Climate justice - Climate Politics - Comment - Comment - COP25 - UN climate talks Activism and campaigning.
COP25 climate change conference: What are you giving up for environment? As the annual COP25 climate change summit continues in Madrid, we asked delegates from all over the world how they were adapting their lives for the sake of the environment.
Opinion - Jane Fonda: The Climate Emergency Is a Political Emergency I don’t want to look back and wonder what more I could have done to save our planet.
Soil: The Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Climate Change A resource that is right beneath our feet can help us fight climate change, while cleaning up our water, increasing biodiversity, and creating healthy food in the process.
Climate changeThe necessity of pulling carbon dioxide out of the air In 1992, at the Rio Earth summit, countries committed themselves to avoiding harmful climate change by reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, with rich countries helping poorer ones develop without exacerbating the problem. Yet almost every year since Rio has seen higher carbon-dioxide emissions than the year before.
Is there a blanket of smoke covering our politicians' eyes? In a time of tragedy, we often seek leadership, support and policy changes from our politicians. But is that support actually there? As we watch ordinary Australian citizens pulling together resources, support and donations to help their country, our politicians fundamentally continue to deny the severity of the climate crisis.
Two Thirds of Americans Think The Government Should Do More Against Climate Change Election primaries are closely approaching-and so are the impacts of climate change. This fall, the West Coast battled several wildfires along the coast, as well as mudslides caused by the start of the winter rains. It is hard to get a true pulse of the American public's opinion by checking social media or the news.
Climate change has made ESG a force in investing She was taking aim at the scoring systems that purport to assess firms' performance based on environmental, social and governance factors. Yet love them or hate them, ESG scores are becoming ever more important in the world of investing and capital markets.
In New York lab, centuries-old corals hold clues to climate shifts - Some 20 miles north of New York City, a team of scientists is searching for clues about how the environment is changing by studying organisms not usually found in the woods around here: corals.
Why you should talk about climate change – even if you disagree Disagreement on climate change can often stifle conversation. Must the discussion stop when we start butting heads?
Alaska's Melting Glaciers Tell the Story of Climate Change That amount alone is enough to inundate vulnerable coastal population centers from Florida to Bangladesh. In this research, too, Alaska's glaciers emerged as the top source of meltwater, with up to half of their mass expected to melt in the coming years.
BP boosts stake in solar firm amid clean energy plan for its offices BP will increase its stake in the company by buying new shares for an undisclosed price to help accelerate Lightsource BP's solar power targets. It had hoped to grow its portfolio to 6GW of capacity by 2023 but plans to reach 10GW over the same timescale.
Caring about climate change is trendy on Tinder Tinder released its 2019 "Year in Swipe," and causes like climate change are trending, thanks to Generation Z users on the dating app.
Labour plans will slow climate change fight, says energy firm These are external links and will open in a new window. Nationalising UK energy companies will delay the UK's move towards a zero carbon future, according to the chief executive of Scottish Power, Keith Anderson.
Mercer family backs away from public climate denial For years, the Mercer Family Foundation has bankrolled efforts to question climate science with millions of dollars in donations to groups such as the Heartland Institute, CO2 Coalition and Cato Institute. Now the organization appears to be backing off - at least publicly, according to tax records.
California cuts electric-car rebates, drops luxury models - California's rebate program to entice more drivers to purchase electric vehicles has gotten less generous, especially for residents looking to buy luxury models. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that effective Tuesday, regulators have stopped offering rebates for buyers of electric cars or plug-in hybrid vehicles that cost more than $60,000.
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