India has blocked G20 efforts to pave the way for an ambitious climate change accord in a sign of deep divisions just two weeks before delegates from almost 200 nations meet in Paris. Through almost 20 hours of talks at the G20 gathering in Turkey
The world is waking up to reality that ambitious promises can no longer be trusted. How rich nations can demonstrate that this time it will be different and rebuild the trust?
Dutch ruling could trigger similar cases worldwide with citizens taking their governments to courts to make them act on climate promises
Scientists have been warning for two decades, Pope made passionate and hitting argument and now the Judges are directing the governments to act. Would it make change? In the past similar judgements in Philippines made impacts in slowing deforestation and in New Delhi in banning use of diesel in public buses. Developing countries showing the way.
Drilling the vision? Time has come for USA to come clear on its Renewable vision and fossil actions. Latest USA Report on Wind Vision, is inspiring, 35% electricity by wind in 2050. And now here comes news that BP started drilling in Arctic.
There are inspiring pledges by USA on renewable energy and there are back-door instigating reports that drill into that vision right in Arctic.
Orders are now coming from Judges to the Government to cut GHG emissions . A court in the Netherlands orders the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by 2020, in a class action suit launched by activists.
Looks like this is the way to go on climate change. Kyoto lacked the teeth to punish those who do not meet the committed reduction. Hope Court in the Netherlands imposes punishment if the target is not achieved.
Darfur conflict in 2003, Arab Spring in Dec 2010 and Syrian spring of 2011, have origins in Climate Change
The wars and conflicts in 21st century appear to be sectarian but deeper study shows that it's core causative origin is in climate change. UN needs to convene a group of social and climate experts to assess such conflicts.
Commitments already made by world governments to cut carbon emissions aren’t enough to keep global warming below the crucial 2C target – but a strong deal is still possible in Paris, says economist
The target of temperature rise is 2 deg cent or lower. If the world does not meet that target by pledging GHG emission reduction, then Paris meeting will be one of those ' hype in the beginning and feel good at the end'. The process goes on…….as usual.
US President Barack Obama, in his 166-word eulogy in Time magazine that named Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the 100 most influential people in the world, termed him “India’s reformer-in-chief” who had “laid out an ambitious vision to …unleash India’s true economic potential while confronting climate change”. Modi tweeted thanks to Obama. But his government, […]
India's positive about-turn in Global environmental negotiations heralds a change, That climate change needs.
Proposed ban on private vehicles is part of a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2020 compared to 1990 levels
Many in Norway's capital Oslo are unhappy that from 2019, the cars will be banned from city centre. Norway is 9th largest exporter of oil and experts 84 % of its oil that has made Norway rich. Norway's way: make others emit GHGs by remaining green and rich.
Populations of marine mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have nearly halved since 1970 due to human activity and climate change, a report says.
Over-fishing , over-eating, climate change, acidification of sea water and rich people's greed for luxury food like sea cucumber are the reasons. Poor people's need and Rich people's greed reducing overall feed.
The Earth has entered a "new period of extinction", a study by three US universities concludes, and humans could be among the first casualties.
Since 1900, the report says, more than 400 more vertebrates had disappeared. We humans, the smartes vertebrates are already ' walking Extincts'. We have no backbone to take decision to conserve the nature.
The only legacy of the previous government that India’s Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar carries with him is the name of the building from which he operates - Indira Prayavaran Bhavan (Indira Environment House). Everything else about him portrays a refreshingly stark Indian aspirations and sculpting of a new heritage of environmental governance.
There is much talk about innovation in technology and innovation in policies for India’s inclusive growth. The new government’s environment ministry also needs innovation in its environmental diplomacy.
Baby Boomers want to contribute to prevent global warming. They are joining young generation in campus to divest their retirement funds from fossil fuel industry.
We now need financial engineering after spending finances on engineering the climate change . Fossil fuel divestment movement enters its fourth year, nearly a third of the 28 schools that signed on have completely purged oil, natural gas and coal investments from their endowment portfolios.
The move is a major victory for Shell, but environmentalists say a possible accident there could have far-reaching consequences.
USA is on the way to be net exporter of oil. But It wants more even at cost of ecosystems that protect our climate. Are those G20 communique, State of Union address, intentional negotiations just a cover up? United Nations should conduct a study for its implications and present in Paris Climate Meeting.
Global warming has quadrupled the frequency of certain heat extremes, and also increased intense rainstorms, a trend expected to worsen, according to a new climate change report.
The global warming that has already occurred as a result of human emissions has quadrupled the frequency of certain heat extremes since the Industrial Revolution, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that a failure to bring greenhouse gases under control could eventually lead to a 62-fold increase in such heat blasts.
If you can turn on the tap to access clean, drinkable water, you are part of the 90% of the world with regular access to one of humanity's most crucial resources. But what about the other 748 million people across the globe who don't have regular access to water? Tyler Riewer of charity:water has spent the past two years traveling to communities where gathering water is anything but routine. These three stories are a call to action for all of us fortunate enough to drink water with little more than the turn of a knob.
Need to tell these stories to Californians first ...
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