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Climate change expert calls for nuclear power 'binge' to avert global warming

Climate change expert calls for nuclear power 'binge' to avert global warming | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Peter Wadhams, professor of ocean physics at Cambridge University, warns CO2 levels are rising at a faster than exponential rate...
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Paris tracker: Who has pledged what for 2015 UN climate pact?

Paris tracker: Who has pledged what for 2015 UN climate pact? | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Major economies are expected to submit their contribution to a global climate deal by 1 October 2015 - keep track here
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Fossil-Fuel Subsidies in the Crosshairs at World Bank Spring Meetings

Fossil fuel subsidy reform is a global necessity and is right where it should be—at the top of the World Bank’s development and climate agenda.
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Interessante svz ivm 'fossil fuel subsidies'-debat, al wordt het belang van subsidies voor ontwikkeling onder de mat geveegd

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What the climate movement must learn from religion | George Marshall

What the climate movement must learn from religion | George Marshall | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Climate change is not a belief. But it is a conviction: a condition of strongly held opinion, attained through a process of evaluation, leading to a commitment. We know virtually nothing about how people achieve their climate conviction because scientists and activists always assume that it is absorbed, as though through osmosis, by reading a book or watching a documentary. If Christianity were promoted like climate change, all it would need would be a few Gideon’s Bibles and a website.
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"Climate change is not a belief. But it is a conviction: a condition of strongly held opinion, attained through a process of evaluation, leading to a commitment. We know virtually nothing about how people achieve their climate conviction because scientists and activists always assume that it is absorbed, as though through osmosis, by reading a book or watching a documentary. If Christianity were promoted like climate change, all it would need would be a few Gideon’s Bibles and a website."

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Pofadder SA's new seat of solar power

Pofadder SA's new seat of solar power | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Scorching heat has put the town on the map as a provider of concentrated solar power, but a pricing error may dampen its potential.
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Jacques Haers

Jacques Haers | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Toerusten voor een scheppingswaardige wereld.
“Jacques, je hebt ons overtuigd van de dringende ernst van de klimaatopwarming, maar je spreekt erover alsof het een verloren zaak is. Je wekt onze verantwoordelijkheid, maar als we je horen zakt de moed ons in de schoenen.” Elías had gelijk. Het h
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Climate fight won't wait for Paris: vive la résistance

Climate fight won't wait for Paris: vive la résistance | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Fossil freeze. Solar thaw. Keep it in the ground.
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Updated Study Finds Sixty-five Percent of Industrial Carbon Pollution Produced by 90 Entities

Updated Study Finds Sixty-five Percent of Industrial Carbon Pollution Produced by 90 Entities | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.
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IMF says global subsidies to fossil fuels amount to $1.9 trillion a year ... and that's probably an underestimate

IMF says global subsidies to fossil fuels amount to $1.9 trillion a year ... and that's probably an underestimate | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
A new IMF study finds that global fossil fuel subsidies amount to $1.9 trillion a year. But the real truth could be more eye-popping yet.
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Over fossiele brandstoffen. 1,9 triljoen dollar per jaar: $480 miljard dollar directe subsidie (vooral in' ontwikkelingslanden'!!), 1,4 triljoen indirecte subsidie (verrekening externaliteiten)

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IPCC's 'carbon budget' will not drive Warsaw talks, says Christiana Figueres

IPCC's 'carbon budget' will not drive Warsaw talks, says Christiana Figueres | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
The UN climate change chief says it would be too 'politically difficult' to negotiate national allocations of carbon emissions
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The Trillion-Ton Cap: Allocating The World's Carbon Emissions by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360

The Trillion-Ton Cap: Allocating The World's Carbon Emissions by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
The U.N. climate panel concluded last month that carbon emissions should be capped at a trillion tons, a total the world is rapidly approaching. Now comes the hard part: How will we decide how the remaining emissions are apportioned?
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We’ll Blow by U.N. Climate-Change Panel’s Trillion-Tons Limit

We’ll Blow by U.N. Climate-Change Panel’s Trillion-Tons Limit | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
The IPCC says we can emit a trillion tons of carbon and still avoid major warming. We’ll emit much more.

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:51 PM

Great article in the MIT technology review. In order to emit no more than 1 trillion tonnes of carbon, world needs to reduce annually by 2.5%. With all the trillions still in the ground and fossil fuel giants still in power, who really believes this is feasible?

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Leaked IPCC report reaffirms dangerous climate change - environment - 14 December 2012 - New Scientist

Leaked IPCC report reaffirms dangerous climate change - environment - 14 December 2012 - New Scientist | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Despite claims to the contrary, a leaked draft of next year's IPCC report on climate does not let us off the hook by blaming warming on the sun
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Arctic melt opens door for big oil's next boom

Arctic melt opens door for big oil's next boom | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Climate change has enabled companies like Shell to pursue previously inaccessible resources.
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A Carbon Price Would Benefit More than Just the Climate | World Resources Institute

A Carbon Price Would Benefit More than Just the Climate | World Resources Institute | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
When the price of carbon-intensive fuels and goods increases, the government takes in new revenues. These funds can lower taxes, reduce the federal deficit and more while curbing climate change.
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7 Hopeful Climate Stories from around the Globe

7 Hopeful Climate Stories from around the Globe | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Forty-five years after the first Earth Day in 1970, we’re still cranking up our planet’s thermostat by burning fossil fuels and clearing forests.
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Climate Justice and Degrowth: a tale of two movements | degrowth.de

Climate Justice and Degrowth: a tale of two movements | degrowth.de | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
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Interesting reflections how the Degrowth Movement - based in Global North preoccupations - learn from the Climate Justice Movement - rooted in the Global South - and the other way round.

 

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Grote jongens, grote beleggingen, grote risico’s | OneWorld.nl

Grote jongens, grote beleggingen, grote risico’s | OneWorld.nl | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Wat is de koolstofbel? En waarom moeten we pensioenfondsen vragen om niet meer in koolstof te investeren?...
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Bedreigt de 'carbon bubble' pensioenfondsen? De meningen blijven verdeeld...

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10 myths about fossil fuel divestment put to the sword

10 myths about fossil fuel divestment put to the sword | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
As environmentalist Bill McKibben lays out the case for divesting from coal, oil and gas companies in the Guardian, we examine some of the popular myths around fossil fuel divestment
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The collapse of Big Oil: How the industry priced itself into oblivion

The collapse of Big Oil: How the industry priced itself into oblivion | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Multinationals have long depended on an endless demand for their product. Now they're scrambling for a new model

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, March 14, 12:48 PM

Great analysis by Michael Klare of the demise of Big Oil.

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China tells firms to start reporting carbon emissions

BEIJING, March 18 (Reuters) - Thousands of companies acrossChina must start reporting their greenhouse gas emissions undera government plan to build a nationwide emissions database aheadof launching
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Most British People Are ‘Climate Ignorers’ and ‘Stealth Deniers,’ Study Finds

Most British People Are ‘Climate Ignorers’ and ‘Stealth Deniers,’ Study Finds | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
But there is a way to help.
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Instead of talking about whether or not climate change is happening, we should focus on how to solve it. Knowing that every solution will have to go hand in hand with 'civil communication'

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Visualization of countries positions ahead of the COP-19 | The Adopt a Negotiator Project

Visualization of countries positions ahead of the COP-19 | The Adopt a Negotiator Project | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
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Let's stop hiding behind recycling and be honest about consumption

Let's stop hiding behind recycling and be honest about consumption | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: We have offshored the problem of escalating consumption, and our perceptions of it, by considering only territorial emissions
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GHG-telling moet niet gebeuren obv productie-cijfers, maar obv consumptie: toont heel ander beeld van wereldwijde verantwoordelijkheid: "consumption accounting would reduce China's emissions by roughly 45%"

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Forget the Kyoto Accord And Tax Carbon Consumption by Dieter Helm: Yale Environment 360

Forget the Kyoto Accord And Tax Carbon Consumption by Dieter Helm: Yale Environment 360 | UCOS - Klimaatverandering | Scoop.it
Given the failure of international climate negotiations, a tax on carbon consumption is the most effective way of lowering CO2 emissions.
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