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No More False Solutions: Rising Call to Ban Corporate Polluters From UN Talks

No More False Solutions: Rising Call to Ban Corporate Polluters From UN Talks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Corporate polluters are driving global warming and must not be allowed to steer—or even participate in—the ongoing processes of the United Nations whose stated aim is to develop global solutions to the climate crisis, a coalition of civil society organizations declared Wednesday. Twenty organizations, including Amazon Watch and Climate Action Network International, delivered a petition to "kick big polluters out of climate policy"—bearing 224,000 signatures—to the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germa
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Project Drawdown - P2P Foundation

Project Drawdown - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

= "facilitating a broad coalition to assemble and present the best available information on climate solutions in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years".


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Norway fund could trigger wave of large fossil fuel divestments, say experts

Norway fund could trigger wave of large fossil fuel divestments, say experts | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Other investors are likely to follow Norwegian fund’s move out of coal-based investments, due to its size as the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund
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The doomsday vault: the seeds that could save a post-apocalyptic world | Suzanne Goldenberg

The doomsday vault: the seeds that could save a post-apocalyptic world | Suzanne Goldenberg | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The long read: Set in an Arctic mountainside, the Svalbard seed bank contains the world’s most prized crops. But a row has erupted over whether this is the best hope of feeding the world after a catastrophe or just an overpriced deep freeze
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A Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Is Thinning From Two Sides and Now We Know Why

A Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Is Thinning From Two Sides and Now We Know Why | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For the past decade, scientists have debated whether a massive Antarctic ice shelf is thinning from warmer air above or warmer oceans below.
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The Economic Realms: Sleepwalking to Extinction

The Economic Realms: Sleepwalking to Extinction | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When, on May 10th 2013 scientists at Mauna Loa Observatory on the big island of Hawaii announced that global CO2 emissions had crossed a threshold at 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in millions of years, a sense of dread spread around the world and not only among climate scientists. CO2 emissions have been relentlessly climbing since Charles David Keeling first set up his tracking station near the summit of Mauna Loa Observatory in 1958 to monitor average daily global CO2 levels. At that time, CO2 concentrations registered 315ppm. CO2 emissions and atmospheric concentrations have been relentlessly climbing ever since and, as the records show, temperatures rises will follow.

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Citizen-funded Wind Turbines - P2P Foundation

Citizen-funded Wind Turbines - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"As of January 2008, 11 citizens' wind turbines were in operation in Japan. The first wind power plant built with citizen funding, known as Hamakaze-chan, or "beach wind," with a rated output of 990 kilowatts (kW), was installed in Hamatonbetsu in Hokkaido, northern Japan, in September 2001. Since then, citizen-funded wind turbines have become popular not only in Hokkaido but also in the prefectures of Aomori, Akita, Chiba, and Ibaraki. The total output of these 11 wind turbines has reached 15,790 kW, and their annual power generation is roughly 40 million kWh, enough to serve the equivalent of 10,700 households, and estimated to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by about 24,000 tons.

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California sets tough new targets to cut emissions - BBC News

California sets tough new targets to cut emissions - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The US state of California has stepped up its attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by setting tough new targets for 2030.
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'Moeten we ook hier alle gas uit de ondergrond halen, en aardbevingen als normaal gaan beschouwen?'

'Moeten we ook hier alle gas uit de ondergrond halen, en aardbevingen als normaal gaan beschouwen?' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
'Het blijft een knoert van een paradox: nog nooit eerder weten zo precies hoe slecht de aarde er aan toe is, en nooit hebben we zoveel milieudestructie veroorzaakt', schrijven Dirk Holemans en Michel Bauwens.
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Chevron Whistleblower Leaks 'Smoking Gun' in Case of Ecuadorian Oil Spill

Chevron Whistleblower Leaks 'Smoking Gun' in Case of Ecuadorian Oil Spill | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In what is being described as "smoking gun evidence" of Chevron's complete guilt and corruption in the case of an oil spill in the Ecuadorian Amazon, internal videos leaked to an environmental watchdog show company technicians finding and then mocking the extensive oil contamination in areas that the oil giant told courts had been restored.
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Over population, over consumption - in pictures

Over population, over consumption - in pictures | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way would be to show people
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Inviable.is Life Cycle Thinking

Inviable.is Life Cycle Thinking | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Based on our scientific background and experience on Life Cycle Approaches, we can help you to understand the environmental, economic and social implications of your products, services or technology. This is the key milestone to identify and implement ways of improving your holistic performance, prioritizing practices according to your business realities. In this way you will be looking how you can make a positive impact rather than simply doing less bad. 

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Patriarchy is killing our planet - women alone can save her

Patriarchy is killing our planet - women alone can save her | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The global epidemic of violence against women and their systematic exclusion from the power structures that rule us are integral to man's violent exploitation of Earth and her resources, writes Nafeez Ahmed. The fight to save the Earth must begin with the empowerment of women - and that means ending our complicity in their oppression, and servitude.
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The Arrival of Man-Made Earthquakes

The Arrival of Man-Made Earthquakes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Until 2008, earthquakes in Oklahoma were rare. Now they’re a daily event, and the oil industry may be to blame.
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Video of the Day: Warning To the People of Earth | P2P Foundation

Video of the Day: Warning To the People of Earth | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“William Rees is the co-creator of the Eco-Footprint concept. He has measured humanity’s use of the planet’s resource, and what he has discovered is frightening. We are using more resources than the planet can possibly supply us with. Without a huge change in the way we live, our planet-wide civilization will likely collapse. This 29-minute documentary is a compilation of his lectures, and a summary of his warning.”

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Naomi Klein’s lessons for the Green movement - Green European Journal

Naomi Klein’s lessons for the Green movement - Green European Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If the Green movement is to change the status quo, it will have to change too. The interrelationship between the plundering of the earth and the exploitation of people requires a much more principled and more consistent struggle against the capitalist system than we have seen in recent decades.
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Cycles of Exchange

Cycles of Exchange | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This post was inspired by eGaia, a book by Dr Gary Alexander about the big picture of how we got where we are and where we could be headed. The theme of chapter 8 of eGaia is our inherently coopera...
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Vital Signs: Carbon Dioxide

Vital Signs: Carbon Dioxide | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Vital Signs of the Planet: Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA.
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Shell Accused Of Misleading Its Shareholders About The Risks Of Arctic Drilling

Shell Accused Of Misleading Its Shareholders About The Risks Of Arctic Drilling | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A Tuesday legal filing accuses Shell of hiding from company shareholders the monetary risks of an Arctic oil spill.
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Exclusive: TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Suffered Major Corrosion Only Two Years In Operation, 95% Worn In One Spot

Exclusive: TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Suffered Major Corrosion Only Two Years In Operation, 95% Worn In One Spot | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Documents obtained by DeSmogBlog reveal an alarming rate of corrosion to parts of TransCanada's Keystone 1 pipeline. A mandatory inspection test revealed a section of the pipeline's wall had corroded 95%, leaving it paper-thin in one area (one-third the thickness of a dime) and dangerously thin in
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Green Transitions Scoreboard - April 2015 - Just in time for Earth Day!

Green Transitions Scoreboard - April 2015 - Just in time for Earth Day! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Earth Day 2015 marks $6.22 trillion invested in the global green transition since 2007. This meets our Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) goal of $10 trillion privately invested in the green econom...
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Presentation by Ben de Vries to 'A World to Win' in London (read description) - YouTube

"A global analysis revealed that up to 12% of the total anthropogenic C emissions by land use change (0.21 Gt C) can be off-set annually in soil, if slash and burn is replaced by slash and char. Agricultural and forestry wastes such as forest residues, mill residues, field crop residues, or urban wastes add a conservatively estimated 0.16 Gt C yr-1. Using published projections of the use of renewable fuels in the year 2100, bio-char sequestration could amount to 5.5-9.5 Gt C yr-1 if this demand for energy was met through pyrolysis, which would exceed current emissions form fossil fuels (5.4 Gt C yr-1). Bio-char soil management systems can deliver tradable C emissions reduction, and C sequestered is easily accountable, and verifiable." 1

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Warning To the People of Earth - Part 1 - YouTube

William Rees is the co-creator of the Eco-Footprint concept. He has measured humanity's use of the planet's resource, and what he has discovered is frightening. We are using more resources than the planet can possibly supply us with. Without a huge change in the way we live, our planet-wide civilization will likely collapse. This 29-minute documentary is a compilation of his lectures, and a summary of his warning.

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▶ Slush 2014 - Smartup Manifesto Consumer Cleantech Takes Over | Green Stage #slush14 - YouTube

Slush 2014 | Green Stage | Tuesday 18.11.2014 Smartup revolution driven by consumer cleantech - Roope Mokka (Demos Helsinki) -- Slush is the focal point for ...
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Eye Opening Short Video Summarizes Everything That’s Wrong With Our Society

Eye Opening Short Video Summarizes Everything That’s Wrong With Our Society | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By: Collective Evolution. Although many who visit our website have probably already seen this, it’s definitely worth sharing as it is a major eye opener.
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