The Supreme Court on Wednesday doubled the environment compensation charge (ECC) for loaded commercial vehicles entering Delhi and imposed a blanket ban on registration of diesel vehicles of 2,000 cc and above in the National Capital Region (NCR).
Developing country has taken a lead. Would developed countries follow?
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.
A 60-year-old homeless woman died of exposure on a skid row sidewalk during Thursday's El Niño storm, authorities said Saturday. The woman, identified by friends as Barbara Brown, died without a tent, rain-soaked and wrapped in a wet blanket on a piece of plastic, witnesses said. Los Angeles police...
This is ground level address of State of Union a day after.In silicon valley language, familiar to LA, disruptive El Nino needs disruptive innovations.
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.
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