Archive for September 23rd, 2009
The World Bank is spending billions of pounds subsidising new coal-fired power stations in developing countries despite claiming that burning fossil fuels exposes the poor to catastrophic climate change. The bank, which has a goal of reducing poverty and is funded by Britain and other developed countries, calls on all nations in a report today [...]
Posted: September 23rd, 2009 under Climate Change, General, Technologies.
Tags: carbon credits, carbon tax, Climate Change, climate change costs, climate change emissions reductions, coal, energy production, greenhouse emissions
The world is now collectively planning to build so many coal-fired power stations over the next 25 years that their lifetime carbon emissions will equal the total of all the human coal-burning activities since the beginning of the industrial revolution. If we continue business as usual, as many in the energy industry appear to be [...]
Posted: September 23rd, 2009 under Climate Change, Negotiations, Tipping Points.
Tags: 350ppm, climate change costs, coal, Copenhagen, emissions reductions, greenhouse emissions, renewable energy
Leaders offer little of substance at the latest climate change gathering in New York JUST over 70 days to go and there is miserably little progress yet. The outlook for the global summit on climate change to be held in Copenhagen in December is uncertain. The current version of the draft outcome document for the [...]
Posted: September 23rd, 2009 under Climate Change, General, Negotiations.
Tags: Climate Change, CO2 Emissions, Copenhagen, emissions reductions, international agreement, International negotiations
Sign here ……… Petition for an International Ban on Plastic Shopping Bags Introduced just over 30 years ago in 1977, the ugly truth about our plastic bag addiction is that society’s consumption rate is now estimated at well over 500,000,000,000 (that’s 500 billion) plastic bags annually, or almost 1 million per minute. The Greenhouse [...]
Two German cargo ships have successfully navigated across Russia’s Arctic-facing northern shore from South Korea to Siberia without the help of icebreakers, the shipping company said. The two merchant ships belonging to Beluga Shipping Gmbh were able to make the cost-saving voyage by the fabled Northeast Passage because of the reduction in the polar ice [...]