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A global “flight shaming” movement is making people rethink flying, which could hit the industry hard, according to a new report. Climate activists such as Greta Thunberg inspiring people to refuse travelling on planes — a new phenomenon dubbed “flight shaming” — has been linked to a slowdown in th...
The growth of air travel could be half of what is expected due to ‘flight shaming’.
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama has signed over half a billion dollars to the United Nations Green Climate Fund. The Obama administration latest and final contribution, announced on Tuesday, will bring the total funds to date to $1 billion. However, this falls short of the $3 b...
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Posted by on in Population
29 July 2015 – The world’s population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100, with India expected to surpass China as the most populous around seven years from now and Nigeria overtaking the United States to become the world’s third largest count...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Pollution and climate change due to human influence is “clear,” and the observed effects are “unprecedented,” according to a report released Sunday by a United Nations panel. The 116-page report is the fifth since 1990 prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The ...
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Posted by on in Peace
By Jacob Devaney Fire is technology. We can use it to warm our food and our home or to burn down our neighborhood. It’s all a matter of how we choose to use – or abuse – resources. The Pentagon recently agreed to honor contracts with a lifetime cost of roughly $1.5 trillion for the F-35 Lighting Jo...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The year 2013 is currently on course to be among the top ten warmest years since modern records began in 1850, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today, adding that melting ice caps and glaciers have contributed to a record high in global sea levels. “Temperatures so fa...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By JUSTIN GILLISPublished in the New York TimesSeptember 27, 2013 STOCKHOLM — The world’s top climate scientists on Friday formally embraced an upper limit on greenhouse gases for the first time, establishing a target level at which humanity must stop spewing them into the atmosphere or face i...
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Posted by on in Newsletter Archive
Water is the theme for 2013 Water sustains us and all life on earth.  We can make a big difference by conserving water thus reducing our impact on climate change, supporting clean water policies and nonprofits such as Earth Protect's partner Water for People which helps people gain a...
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Posted by on in Food
By George Webster  At first glance, Austrian artist Klaus Pichler's spell-binding photographs could be mistaken for a set of stylish advertisements. It takes a moment to digest -- excuse the pun -- that you're staring at pictures of rotting food. Among them, a pineapple hangs suspended in neg...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Hundreds of United Nations global warming scientists have just met in France via Earth-destroying air travel, ironically at a time of unseasonably cool temperatures across France, to once again justify their funding.  Apparently the overall temperature of Earth is set to maybe rise 4 degrees Fa...
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