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Thousands In Canada And Australia Protest Anti-Climate Policies

Thousands In Canada And Australia Protest Anti-Climate Policies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than 60,000 gathered this weekend in Canada and Australia to call for action on climate change.
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Budget crunch hits Keeling’s curves

Budget crunch hits Keeling’s curves | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientist struggles to maintain long-standing carbon dioxide record and more recent atmospheric-oxygen monitor.
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Green groups urge rich states to stop blocking climate loss mechanism

Green groups urge rich states to stop blocking climate loss mechanism | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A lack of international ambition to curb emissions and low levels of climate finance mean that vulnerable countries face worsening losses, an open letter says
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World food security at risk as crop yields plateau

World food security at risk as crop yields plateau | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With increases in population adding to the demand for food, a falloff in the growth of grain production could spell trouble ahead
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Out of sight, out of mind

Out of sight, out of mind | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
I used to get offended when I visited an Indian community with visible litter. “Why is there so much trash lying around?” I wondered. “Aren’t these people supposed to be in touch with nature?
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Gary Braasch on the visualization of climate change

Gary Braasch on the visualization of climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Environmental photojournalist Gary Braasch discusses how images have changed over time to illustrate the effects of climate change. This interview is based on Braasch's article—"Climate change: Is seeing believing?"—featured in the November/December 2013 issue of theBulletin.

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Carbon conundrum prompts some greens to think the unthinkable: nuclear

 Most greens oppose nuclear due to safety, costs* Many experts say all technologies needed in climate fight.

 

Most environmental groups advocate scaling up renewable energy such as wind and solar power but do not support nuclear due to safety issues, cost, and the time it takes to build.

 

But some experts say their stance is too narrow, making it harder to agree an effective deal in 2015 to cut greenhouse gases and keep temperature rises within safe limits of 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit).

 

"If you are thinking seriously about holding climate change to no more than 2 degrees you can't afford to rule out any of the low-carbon technologies," said Nicholas Stern, chair of the Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics.

 

"You need to be investing in all of them - including nuclear," he told Reuters.

 
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Proposed ethanol rules could hurt state farmers but help environment

Proposed ethanol rules could hurt state farmers but help environment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Like his father and grandfather, Gary Parr was sitting atop a tractor last week, overseeing hundreds of acres of cornfields that he planned to harvest.
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Japan's solar dream shatters as projects fail

Japan's solar dream shatters as projects fail | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
TOKYO (Reuters) - The failure of solar developers to deliver on planned projects in Japan will cost the country's utilities close to $3.5 billion annually in additional coal and gas imports to generate...
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3 Countries That Are Bailing on Climate Action : Climate Desk

3 Countries That Are Bailing on Climate Action : Climate Desk | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Japan isn’t the only country walking away from climate promises.

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Global Warming Paws Fails to Materialise: Earth Still Warming and Global Sea Level Rising Like Gangbusters

Global Warming Paws Fails to Materialise: Earth Still Warming and Global Sea Level Rising Like Gangbusters | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Human industrial activity burns fossil fuels which then release planet-warming greenhouse gases into the atmosphere thereby causing the Earth to warm.
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The Kingdom Keepers's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:42 AM

 People just don't want to face the fact that global warming is occuring-and at a far more rapid pace than before. After all, worrying won't make for a peaceful environment. Instead of ignoring the fact, however, we need to take action to try to prevent, or at least slow down, this catastrophe.

-Brooke

shamlabeth's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:44 AM

I think that we should really cut down the burning of fossil fuels. The average tempature is rising and sooner or later we will pay the price. I mean the  glaciers are melting becsause of greenhouse gases that are trapped in the atmosphere.We should go green and save the world.-Amanda

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IPS – Demarcation of Native Territories Essential for Venezuela’s Amazon Region | Inter Press Service

IPS – Demarcation of Native Territories Essential for Venezuela’s Amazon Region | Inter Press Service | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Demarcation of Native Territories Essential for Venezuela’s Amazon Region - Indigenous people in southern Venezuela are demanding faster progress in the demarcation of their territory, greater attention from the state to their needs, and protection...
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6 ways to feed 11 billion people

6 ways to feed 11 billion people | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New farming techniques and more sustainable eating habits are the order of the day if we want to keep feeding the planet's population.
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Haiyan prompts risk research

Haiyan prompts risk research | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Geologists, engineers and social scientists are poised to swoop in before reconstruction gets under way.
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Warming seen worse as nations fail to meet carbon goals

Warming seen worse as nations fail to meet carbon goals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The world is getting further off track in limiting global warming with setbacks in Japan and Australia outweighing positive signals from the United States and China, a study shows
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Which fossil fuel companies are most responsible for climate change? – interactive

Which fossil fuel companies are most responsible for climate change? – interactive | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
All but seven of the 90 companies found to have caused the climate crisis deal in oil, gas and coal – and half of the estimated emissions were produced just in the past 25 years
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Engaging China in proliferation prevention

Engaging China in proliferation prevention | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China continues to be the key source of goods and technology for the prohibited nuclear and missile programs of Iran and North Korea, with some officials estimating that China is used as a transit route for up to 90 percent of goods destined for...
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Why a consumer society can't fix the climate

Why a consumer society can't fix the climate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Policy makers throughout the industrialized world generally assume that humankind can solve serious global problems by adopting better technologies and regulations—without questioning the viability of consumer-capitalist societies.
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UN talks locked on 'loss and damage'

UN talks locked on 'loss and damage' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

UN climate negotiations are bogged down in a dispute over who will take legal responsibility for the loss and damage caused by climate change.

 

Rich countries say they will strongly resist this move.

 

Secretary general Ban Ki-moon opened the ministerial segment of the talks in Warsaw, Poland with a warning that the world was facing the wrath of a warming planet.

 

Mr Ban called on delegates to respond with wisdom, urgency and resolve.

 

He told delegates that climate change threatens current and future generations, referring to the recent disaster in the Philippines as an example of the extreme weather the world can expect more of.

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The battery storage system that could close down coal power : Renew Economy

The battery storage system that could close down coal power : Renew Economy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
German battery storage company Younicos believes its has a technology that can break down one of the last barriers to achieve up to 100 per cent renewable energy
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Residents of tornado-hit Midwest city regroup amid looting

Residents of tornado-hit Midwest city regroup amid looting | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, Illinois (Reuters) - Residents of a central Illinois city hit by a powerful tornado worked feverishly on Tuesday to salvage belongings from the rubble of their homes, as an over-burdened police...
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Texas rice farmers may go 3rd year without water

Texas rice farmers may go 3rd year without water | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
If approved by the state, the drought-related emergency plan would require the authority's two key reservoirs near Austin to have 1.1 million acre-feet of water on March 1 before making any water available to farmers, higher than the 850,000...
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Poor countries walk out of UN climate talks as compensation row rumbles on

Poor countries walk out of UN climate talks as compensation row rumbles on | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bloc of 132 countries exit Warsaw conference after rich nations refuse to discuss climate change recompense until after 2015
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If You’re Not Worried About Dengue Fever, Here’s Why You Should Be | TIME.com

If You’re Not Worried About Dengue Fever, Here’s Why You Should Be | TIME.com | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Aided by global warming, the potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus is spreading around the world to an alarming extent
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