Tag: global warming

Climate Change: Our greatest health threat, or our greatest opportunity for better health?

This video was produced by the Global Climate and Health Alliance to coincide with their recent briefing report (http://climateandhealthalliance.org/ipcc).

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How a New Sustainability Movement Is Conquering America, One Town at a Time

Practically, this means preparing towns to better survive sudden shortfalls of such necessities as food, oil, water or money. These preparations take many forms, some infrastructural—such as solar energy programs and local economic initiatives—others interpersonal, like the “heart and soul” groups that encourage people to help each other in times of need and open their minds to new solutions.

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World Should Eradicate Fossil Fuel Subsidies: IEA

If recently announced policies to curb carbon emissions were enacted, under a “new policies scenario,” renewable energy would reach one third of global power generation by 2035, catching up with coal, compared with 19 percent now, requiring $5.7 trillion of cumulative investment, the report found. The use of biofuels would increase four-fold, meeting 8 percent of transport fuel up from 3 percent now. Greenpeace said that the IEA was underestimating the uptake of renewables.

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21st century seduction

What if the auto companies hadn’t killed the electric car decades ago, and had promoted hybrids and electric cars in the same way they promoted and sold gas-guzzling trucks and SUV’s? What if those creative types devoted their energies to that?

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