Nuclear for Climate
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Nuclear for Climate
The ongoing global climate talks expected to culminate with an agreement at COP21 in Paris in December 2014 prompted nuclear associations and societies from all over the world to launch an initiative called Nuclear for climate. The goal of this initiative is to fuel the debate about how to fight climate change and highlight the essential contribution of nuclear energy.
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Which are the world's two most polluted cities – and why?

Which are the world's two most polluted cities  – and why? | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
Two cities – one in Iran and another in Nigeria – can claim title because WHO measures pollution in two different ways
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UK energy from coal hits zero for first time in over 100 years

UK energy from coal hits zero for first time in over 100 years | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
Coal-generation hit historic low several times last week in what experts say are the only occasions since the first coal-fired generator opened in London in 1882
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Tyler Blackburn's curator insight, May 19, 11:43 AM
Another show of force for renewable energy, the UK is showing that for the first time during the night, and parts of the day, that no energy was being produced by coal firing plants. 

More than 100 years after the industrial revolution, it seems the green revolution is starting to take affect.
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Obama administration warns of ‘climate refugees’ due to rapid Arctic warming

Obama administration warns of ‘climate refugees’ due to rapid Arctic warming | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
US Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has painted a stark picture of communities displaced by rising Arctic temperatures that are ‘washing away’ towns
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The Guardian view on the UN climate change treaty: now for some action

The Guardian view on the UN climate change treaty: now for some action | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
Editorial: It was a spectacular signal of global intent on Friday when more than 170 governments signed up to the Paris deal. But it’s just the start of a long, hard road
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Philippe A.'s curator insight, May 24, 5:41 AM
This is only the beginning... or the end of an era ?
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More than 1,000 species have been moved due to human impact

More than 1,000 species have been moved due to human impact | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
Animals and plants are increasingly being ‘translocated’ from their native areas to survive effects of climate change, poaching and habitat loss, says top conservationist
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US and China lead push to bring Paris climate deal into force early

US and China lead push to bring Paris climate deal into force early | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
Early start date would add momentum for deeper emissions cuts and lock a future US president into the deal for four years
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World Bank to spend 28% of investments on climate change projects

World Bank to spend 28% of investments on climate change projects | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
The world’s biggest provider of public finance to developing countries will refocus its financing efforts towards tackling climate change, group said The World Bank has made a “fundamental shift” in its role of alleviating global poverty, by...
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Climate scientist James Hansen: 'I don't think I'm an alarmist'

Climate scientist James Hansen: 'I don't think I'm an alarmist' | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
James Hansen has crossed the classic divide between research and activism.
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Polar bears losing weight as Arctic sea ice melts, Canadian study finds

Polar bears losing weight as Arctic sea ice melts, Canadian study finds | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
Between 1984 and 2009 the weight of female bears in Ontario fell by over 10% while climate change meant they had 30 fewer days a year to hunt seal on ice
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Environmental risks killing 12.6 million people, WHO study says

Environmental risks killing 12.6 million people, WHO study says | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
One in four deaths avoidable as enviornmental factors contribute to over 100 diseases, with air pollution responsible for 25% of strokes and 19% of cancers
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Amount of CO2 emissions increased in Gemrany in 2015

CO2 emissions reached 912 millions of tons, i.e. an increase by 1.1% compared to 2014, according to a new study by the think tank, Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft, commissioned by the Green parliamentary group of the Bundestag. It is mainly due to lower temperatures, the use of brown coal for electricity production and the consumption of diesel and heavy fuel.


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Ed Miliband calls for law to make CO2 emissions target legally binding

Ed Miliband calls for law to make CO2 emissions target legally binding | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
Ex-Labour leader assembles group of MPs and NGOs to demand UK legislation on net zero emissions agreed at Paris climate talks
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Bill Gates says China is the best place to pursue next-generation nuclear power

Bill Gates says China is the best place to pursue next-generation nuclear power | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
Nuclear energy evangelists, seeing in it a carbon-free source of electricity that works whether or not the sun shines or the wind blows, are turning to China as a place to try out experimental designs. Among them is Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, who is chairman of TerraPower, a Bellevue, Washington startup developing what it...
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France sets carbon price floor

France sets carbon price floor | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
2017 finance bill will set price at €30 a tonne in a bid to stir European action to cut emissions and drive forward the Paris climate agreement
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UN climate science chief: it's not too late to avoid dangerous temperature rise

UN climate science chief: it's not too late to avoid dangerous temperature rise | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
Hoesung Lee, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, voices hope in battle against 2C increase in warming but warns of ‘phenomenal’ costs
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Study reveals greater climate impacts of 2C temperature rise

Study reveals greater climate impacts of 2C temperature rise | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
Analysis of difference between 1.5C and 2C of warming finds extra 0.5C would mean longer heatwaves, greater droughts and threats to crops and coral reefs
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Yes, there really is scientific consensus on climate change

US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have both observed that there is 97 percent agreement among climate scientists that humans are causing global warming.
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Climate targets cannot be reached without nuclear, say Climate Gamble authors

Nuclear for Climate interviewed the two Finnish authors of the book, Climate Gamble – Is Anti-Nuclear Activism Endangering Our Future?.

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Is it possible to reduce CO2 emissions and grow the global economy?

Is it possible to reduce CO2 emissions and grow the global economy? | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
Yale Environment 360: Surprising new statistics show that the world economy is expanding while global carbon emissions remain at the same level. Is it possible that the elusive ‘decoupling’ of emissions and economic growth could be happening?
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It’s settled: 90–100% of climate experts agree on human-caused global warming | Dana Nuccitelli

It’s settled: 90–100% of climate experts agree on human-caused global warming | Dana Nuccitelli | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
Dana Nuccitelli: All-star team with authors of seven previous climate consensus studies collaborate to debunk the ‘no consensus’ myth once and for all
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Melting ice sheets changing the way the Earth wobbles on its axis, says Nasa

Melting ice sheets changing the way the Earth wobbles on its axis, says Nasa | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
‘Dramatic’ shift in polar motion attributed to effects of global warming and the impact humans are having on the planet
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Climate deal relegated to ‘other items’ in Council agenda

Climate deal relegated to ‘other items’ in Council agenda | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
The economy and the climate will be pushed to the margins of this week’s European Council summit (17-18 March), where discussions will once again be dominated by the migration crisis. EurActiv France reports.
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Nuclear power paves the only viable path forward on climate change

Nuclear power paves the only viable path forward on climate change | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
To solve the climate problem, policy must be based on facts and not prejudice. Alongside renewables, Nuclear will make the difference between the world missing crucial climate targets or achieving them
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EU green transport target 'may have increased greenhouse gas emissions'

EU green transport target 'may have increased greenhouse gas emissions' | Nuclear for Climate | Scoop.it
Renewable transport goal has encouraged biofuels including those from palm oil and soybean, which are found to be worse than diesel oil for emissions
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James Hansen: A New Argument For Carbon Taxes And Green Subsidies

A new study reports that current rising temperatures already noticeably load the 'climate dice', with growing practical impacts. As a bottom line, lead author D. James Hansen argues in Environmental Research Letters that a carbon fee is needed to spur replacement of carbon fuels with clean energy. Why won't this make anti-science groups like Greenpeace and Union of Concerned Scientists happy? Hansen believes nuclear energy is part of the broad solution to less fossil fuels, which flies in the face of modern environmentalism, which dislikes nuclear and natural gas.
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