Historic climate deal agreed at COP21

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An historic international climate agreement was signed on Saturday by negotiators from 196 countries and the deal represents a “historical turning point” in efforts to reduce emissions and limit the impacts of climate change. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.climateactionprogramme.org See on Scoop.it – Green Living

Historic climate deal agreed at COP21

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An historic international climate agreement was signed on Saturday by negotiators from 196 countries and the deal represents a “historical turning point” in efforts to reduce emissions and limit the impacts of climate change. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.climateactionprogramme.org See on Scoop.it – Green Living

The White House’s COP 21 goals: less climate idealism, more political realism

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To keep a hostile Congress out of the process, the president can only partake in internationally binding agreements with a base in existing US law The United States’ refusal to make internationally binding its ambitious pollution targets at the Cop21 climate talks in Paris isn’t a sign of Barack Obama’s lack of political will, but… Read more »

Texas Fracking Zone Emits 90% More Methane Than EPA Estimated

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A sprawling, aggressive effort to measure the climate footprint of natural gas production has yielded striking results: methane emissions from the Barnett Shale in North Texas are at least 90 percent higher than government estimates. That conclusion comes from a peer-reviewed study published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper is… Read more »

Greenhouse Gases have gone into decline (Pity COP21)

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THE world’s once-surging greenhouse gas emissions, blamed for global warming, may have gone into decline. Figures to be published this week will show that global emissions neared a plateau last year and could fall this year — even as the world economy is growing. Scientists will say this week that man-made emissions “nearly stalled” at… Read more »

Patrick Moore Reports ‘Enemy of the State’ Greenpeace to the FBI

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Patrick Moore has reported Greenpeace–the charity he co-founded in the 1970s–to the FBI for what he claims are a series of offences, including “outright breach of the RICO, wire-fraud, witness-tampering and obstruction-of-committee statutes. Accordingly, I have decided to inform the Federal Bureau of Investigation of Greenpeace’s dishonest and disfiguring attempt at entrapment of Professor Happer,… Read more »

Covestro Commits to Further Partnership with Solar Impulse

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Covestro explains that it has been a Solar Impulse project partner since 2010 and also its official technical partner. It was responsible for the design and construction of the Si2 cockpit which utilises the most advanced polyurethane and polycarbonate systems, significantly reducing the weight of the plane while ensuring ultimate protection for the pilot. “To… Read more »

COP21 Update: Revised Draft Text Agreement Released

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A slightly slimmed down draft was released at COP21 on Thursday morning. With progress comes ongoing contention over climate finance and loss and damage. At a press conference on Thursday hosted by Climate Action Network International, Kaisa Kosonan of Greenpeace said that negotiations of the current ADP session has “made progress,” especially on defining long-term… Read more »

COP21 makes Parisians think of a greener city

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As hundreds of delegates descend on Paris to broker a global deal on carbon emissions, Parisians tell The Local they’re taking the chance to reflect on their city’s own environmental issues. With diplomatic motorcades periodically interrupting traffic, and pop-up installations springing up throughout the city, the COP21 summit has quickly made its presence felt among… Read more »

Obama ‘optimistic’ about climate change summit

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World leaders open pivotal climate talks in Paris saying they must achieve a binding agreement to help slow global climate change. (CNN)The introductions and formalities are over. Now, it’s crunch time to get a deal on what U.S. President Barack Obama calls an “ambitious” global climate change agreement. Leaders of 150 nations are in the… Read more »