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New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

‘Planetary health diet’ would prevent millions of deaths a year and avoid climate changeThe first science-based diet that tackles both the poor food eaten by billions of people and averts global environmental catastrophe has been devised. It requires huge cuts in red meat-eating in western countries and radical changes across the world.The “planetary health diet” was created by an international commission seeking to draw up guidelines that provide nutritious food to the world’s fast-growing popu...
Tags: Health, Food, Climate Change, Environment, Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Farming, Health & wellbeing, Diets and dieting, The meat industry


EPA nominee: Climate change huge issue, not greatest crisis

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate change “a huge issue” but not the “greatest crisis,” drawing fire from Democrats at his confirmation hearing over the regulatory rollbacks he’s made in six months as the agency’s acting administrator. Republicans on the GOP-majority Senate Environment and Public Works Committee mostly had praise for Andrew Wheeler, who has served as the agency’s acting head si...
Tags: Energy, Business, News, Obama, Climate Change, Washington, Environment, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Iowa, Wheeler, Epa, Senate Environment And Public Works Committee, Republican


More Than Half of Wild Coffee Species Could Go Extinct, and It’s Our Fault

If you’re a coffee aficionado, brace yourself because I’ve got some bad news for you.Read more...
Tags: Coffee, Science, Climate Change, Another One Bites The Dust


Deforestation could wipe out over 50 percent of species in Haiti

According to new research from Temple University scientist Blair Hedges, the Caribbean island nation of Haiti is undergoing a mass extinction event, and the country is close to losing its rich biodiversity. Hedges — who has spent decades in Haiti’s rain forests — says that the results of his latest study are shocking. In a paper recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Hedges and his co-authors revealed that Haiti, which was once full of lush trees and teeming ...
Tags: Cooking, Design, News, Climate Change, Environment, Trees, Nasa, Wildlife, Deforestation, South America, Island, Forests, Haiti, Extinction, Caribbean, Species


Global tensions holding back climate change fight, says WEF

After extreme weather-related events, there is ‘need for international cooperation’Growing tension between the world’s major powers is the most urgent global risk and makes it harder to mobilise collective action to tackle climate change, according to a report prepared for next week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Related: Deadly weather: the human cost of 2018's climate disasters – visual guide Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Environment, Economics, Davos, Global Economy, Global climate talks, Switzerland, Wef, Davos Switzerland, Davos 2018


Carbon-neutral Costa Rica by 2021

Costa Rica is showing the world what a committed climate policy actually looks like. The country wants to be the first to go completely single-use plastic– and carbon-free, hoping to reach that goal as early as 2021. And so far, it’s doing pretty well. It’s already started by banning all single-use plastics in 2017 and has launched a national campaign to replace these plastics for biodegradable or water-soluble alternatives, or products made of renewable materials. Strides toward carbon neut...
Tags: Travel, Climate Change, Sustainability, Costa Rica, All, Alvarado, Carbon Neutral, Carlos Alvarado, Plastic-free


Greenhouse gas emissions rose during 2018 after three year decline

After a solid decline for the past three years, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the United States rose in 2018. According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), power generation, natural gas and oil consumption resulted in an emissions increase of 3.4 percent, marking the second largest annual gain since 1996. The only year that emissions increased at a more significant rate was 2010, when emissions went up 3.6 percent after a huge recession-driven decline the year before. ...
Tags: Energy, Design, News, Climate Change, Environment, Climate, Fuel, United States, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 2018, Natural Gas, Co2, Greenhouse Gas, Diesel


How the finance industry can save the world

For millennia, the finance industry has been a primary culprit in global warming. Now it's time for finance to right its wrongs and provide the solution.It's easy to read about the current and future state of our climate and have a fit of despair. For years, the scientific consensus was that we'd be fine if temperatures increased from pre-industrial levels by less than 2°C. But the UN's recent global warming report revises the threshold, showing that a 1.5°C increase will have catastrophic effec...
Tags: Money, Climate Change, Finance, Environment, US, Unilever, Economics, Sustainability, Innovation, Un, GlaxoSmithKline, Oxford University, Jones, Trump, Myles Allen, Williamson


5 types of climate change deniers, and how to change their minds

Climate change is easily one of humanity's greatest threats, and a mountain of data and evidence support this assertion.Despite the evidence, only 71% of Americans believe that climate change is real and primarily driven by human activities.People can and do change their minds about climate change. Trying to convince people to change their minds is often more about picking the right target than it is providing the right arguments. None Do facts matter? In an objective sense, yes, of course they ...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Identity, Climate Change, Iraq, Environment, Earth, Nature, Innovation, Reddit, North Carolina, Carl Sagan, Don, Michael Shermer, Shermer, Tali Sharot


4 anti-scientific beliefs and their damaging consequences

Fifty years later after one of the greatest achievements of mankind, there's a growing number of moon landing deniers. They are part of a larger trend of anti-scientific thinking.Climate change, anti-vaccination and other assorted conspiratorial mindsets are a detriment and show a tangible impediment to fostering real progress or societal change. All of these separate anti-scientific beliefs share a troubling root of intellectual dishonesty and ignorance.We are living in an increasingly more co...
Tags: New York, Science, Climate Change, Earth, Innovation, United Nations, Grimes, Vaccines, Flat Earth, Carl Sagan, Alexandria, Moon Landing, Disney World, Andrew Wakefield, David Robert Grimes, Harrison Schmitt


The suburbs are the spiritual home of overconsumption. But they also hold the key to a better future

Suburban affluence is the defining image of the good life under capitalism, commonly held up as a model to which all humanity should aspire.More than half of the world's population now lives in cities. Yet with the global economy already in gross ecological overshoot, and a world population heading for more than 11 billion, this way of living is neither fair nor sustainable. To live within our environmental means, the richest nations will need to embrace a planned process of economic “degrowth"....
Tags: Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Economics, Sustainability, Society, Capitalism, Innovation, Brendan Gleeson, Consumerism, Suburbia, James Kunstler, Ronald Inglehart, Retrosuburbia, Samuel Alexander Research


Surprising Everyone, Florida’s New Republican Governor Orders Sweeping Environmental Reform

In his first week in office, Florida’s new Republican Governor Ron Desantis has made the environment and climate change a top focus. Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Climate Change, Everglades, Algae Blooms, Ron DeSantis


The Oceans Are Warming Faster Than We Thought, a New Study Says

Sea levels could rise 30cm by the year 2100, according to newly published data
Tags: News, Climate Change, Uncategorized, Overnight, Onetime


Deadly Bird Battles May Be Another Weird Consequence of Climate Change

Climate change seems to be leading to more fatal conflict between a pair of bird species, according to a new study. The research demonstrates an important indirect consequence of a warming globe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Birds, Birdmodo, Great Tits, Pied Flycatchers


The rise of (societal) resilience tech

If you follow millennials on Twitter (and god help you), then you know that Anne Helen Petersen’s piece this past weekend “How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation” struck a deep chord for many. It’s longform and detailed, but Petersen’s primary thesis is that my generation has been dumped into one of the worst moments for economic and social mobility in recent memory (global financial crisis, etc.), which has led us to massively over-optimize our lives to try to extract any value we can. B...
Tags: Startups, New York, Education, Climate Change, Finance, China, Tech, Policy, Morton, Petersen, Danny, Gremlin, Dan Abramov, Arman, Anne Helen Petersen, Even


He’s been president a week – and already Bolsonaro is damaging Brazil | Eliane Brum

Jair Bolsonaro’s messianic brand of capitalism threatens minorities and the rainforest that protects the planetThe world needs to understand what Brazil has become, before it’s too late. Jair Messias Bolsonaro’s Brazil is not just another country that elected a far-right president at a time when the world’s most powerful nation is led by Donald Trump. It’s not just South America’s version of the current trend of countries sliding into authoritarianism, like we’ve seen in Hungary, Poland, Turkey ...
Tags: Climate Change, Americas, World news, Philippines, LGBT rights, Brazil, South America, Donald Trump, Eliane Brum, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Hungary Poland Turkey, Jair Messias Bolsonaro


Trump Officially Nominates Coal Shill Andrew Wheeler to Head the EPA

President Donald Trump on Wednesday officially nominated Andrew Wheeler—former coal lobbyist and man with little tact on social media—to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Wheeler, who has been serving as acting chief following the ouster of former EPA leader Scott Pruitt, could be confirmed to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Epa, Donald Trump, Scott Pruitt, Trump, Andrew Wheeler, Environmental Protection Agency Wheeler


Oil and gas giants Chevron and Occidental are backing tech to combat carbon emissions

Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company developing technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and process it for use in enhanced oil recovery or in the creation of new synthetic fuels, has locked in financing from two big industry backers — Chevron and Occidental Petroleum — to bring its products to market. The undisclosed amount of capital Carbon Engineering raised from the investment arms of two of the world’s largest oil and gas companies — Oxy Low Carbon Ventures and Chevron Tech...
Tags: Energy, TC, Microsoft, Climate Change, California, Tech, Renewable Energy, Chemistry, Nature, Bill Gates, Oil And Gas, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Chemicals, Energy Storage, Michael Bloomberg


You might be one of the nearly 1 million people automatically enrolled in renewable energy plans Feb. 1

In the ’70s, it was not uncommon to be approached by free-spirited enviros wearing tie-dye shirts and Birkenstocks preaching the benefits of solar energy, getting off the grid and saving the planet. Today, bureaucrats wearing suits working out of shared office space in Pershing Square soon will be offering almost 1 million residential customers in 29 cities and unincorporated communities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties a way to reduce their carbon footprint while keeping the lights on and ai...
Tags: Energy, News, Climate Change, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Green Power, Arctic, Local News, Orange County, Ventura County, Pacific Ocean, Sierra Club


A new geological epoch demands a new politics

Young people have become increasingly vocal in castigating older generations for their failure to act on climate change. University students are at the forefront of campaigns to divest from fossil fuels. A group of 21 young Americans launched a high-profile court case against the US government to pursue a legal right to a stable climate. And the School Strike for Climate initiative launched by fifteen-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg has attracted worldwide attention.At the UN climate cha...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Politics, Featured, Climate Change, US, Sustainability, Earth, University, Anthropocene, Un, Biodiversity, Social Justice, Geography, Social Sciences, Global Politics


Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second

Seas absorb 90% of climate change’s energy as new research reveals vast heating over past 150 yearsGlobal warming has heated the oceans by the equivalent of one atomic bomb explosion per second for the past 150 years, according to analysis of new research.More than 90% of the heat trapped by humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions has been absorbed by the seas, with just a few per cent heating the air, land and ice caps respectively. The vast amount of energy being added to the oceans drives sea-lev...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Oceans, Sea Level


China Cleaned Up Beijing Air First and Now Targets Big Truck Pollution

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment is targeting having 90+ percent diesel trucks capable of meeting emission standards by 2020. China has more than half of the world’s big trucks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Science, Climate Change, China, Environment, World, Cities, Air Pollution, Innovation, Beijing Air First, Ministry of Ecology


How to Make Your Home as Energy Efficient as Possible

If the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was a jolting wake-up call, you may be wondering what else you can do to slow climate change. You’ve voted for people you knew would care about climate change, divested from companies that are making the situation worse, and replaced all your…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Home Improvement, Lifehacks, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Energy Efficient


Prodding Trump’s EPA to Reexamine Endangerment

Opinion by William L. Kovacs Use external pressure to overcome Administration inertia on reviewing Endangerment Finding. Prodding Trump’s EPA to Reexamine Endangerment USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Campaign rhetoric strongly suggested that the Trump Administration would redress the Obama Administration’s insane attempts to regulate every aspect of society in a futile attempt to control nature and climate. President Trump withdrew from the Paris Accord, initiated repeal of the Clean Power Plan, soug...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Climate Change, Obama Administration, White House, Massachusetts, United States, Harvard University, Washington Dc, Capitol Hill, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Power Plan, Trump


Dutch eco initiative halves energy bills in first UK homes

Nottingham pioneers ‘Energiesprong’ after it wins £5m funding from EUA Dutch approach to transforming old homes through a dramatic green makeover has arrived in the UK and cut tenants’ energy bills in half.Nottingham has become the first city council to pioneer the “Energiesprong” (energy leap) initiative, which has radically upgraded the energy efficiency of thousands of homes in the Netherlands. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Business, UK, Money, Climate Change, Housing, Environment, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Energy industry, Netherlands, Energy Bills, Nottingham


Dutch eco initiative cuts energy bills in half in first UK homes

Nottingham pioneers ‘Energiesprong’ after it wins £5m funding from EUA Dutch approach to transforming old homes through a dramatic green makeover has arrived in the UK and cut tenants’ energy bills in half.Nottingham has become the first city council to pioneer the “Energiesprong” (energy leap) initiative, which has radically upgraded the energy efficiency of thousands of homes in the Netherlands. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Business, UK, Money, Climate Change, Housing, Environment, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Energy industry, Netherlands, Energy Bills, Nottingham


Live in Hope, die in Caergwrle | Brief letters

Elderly magistracy | Hottest destinations | Seaborne Freight | Blue badges | CaergwrleI was a magistrate who had to retire on turning 70, and it is entirely right that I had to do so. A recruitment crisis may justify temporarily lifting this ban; but the principle that the bench should as nearly as possible reflect society at large is important. Defendants may have made unwise choices, but they should all feel that those judging them do understand their circumstances in life. Having an increasin...
Tags: Law, Wales, Climate Change, Environment, Society, UK News, Disability, Peter, Caergwrle, Peter BragginsFrittenden Kent


Goodbye George, the Last Known Hawaiian Land Snail of Its Species

Researchers this week bid farewell to a beloved land snail that was the last known survivor of his species Achatinella apexfulva.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Hawaii, Invasive Species, Snails, Extinction, George The Snail


Caroline Lucas urges parliament to 'seriously consider' tax on meat

Exclusive: Green MP will tell Oxford Farming Conference UK must prioritise sustainabilityParliament must “seriously consider” levying a tax on meat to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help to render the farming industry carbon neutral, the Green party MP, Caroline Lucas, is urging.She will say on Friday that a meat tax in the UK could be offset for more sustainable meat producers, such as organic livestock farmers, through more money for sustainable agriculture schemes. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, UK, Climate Change, Environment, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Farming, Green Party, Caroline Lucas, The meat industry, Oxford Farming Conference UK


Elizabeth Warren Backs Radical Climate Action as She Gears Up for 2020

After years of sitting at the margins, a transformative climate action plan known as the Green New Deal has become a focal point in Washington, D.C. thanks to intense pressure from activists and incoming representatives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Now, just two days into 2019, there are signs radical climate action …Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Washington, Democrats, Climate Policy, 2020 Election, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal, Elizabeth Warren Backs Radical Climate Action