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Market Forces and Coal

Posted on 19 August 2019 by Riduna Following defeat of the Australian Labor Party in the Federal election a leading Member has suggested that the Party should not rely on the use of Market Forces as the basis for curbing emissions.  This would be a…

Why climate change is so hard to tackle: The global problem – Axios

Democratic presidential hopefuls are calling for aggressive action to reduce heat-trapping emissions, while nations are facing pressure to ramp up commitments ahead of a major United Nations summit next month. The big picture: Despite that fervor, progress on climate change…

Greta Thunberg – Patron Saint Of The Age Of Stupidity

St Greta of Thunberg has made it into the cover of GQ and is now on her way across the Atlantic in a $4 million yacht to lecture Americans about climate change. Could there be anything more emblematic of the…

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Digging deeper for climate solutions: deep-root GMOs could feed world and store carbon

Scientists are experimenting
with new genetic modification technology that will “supercharge” plants to
enhance what they are already recognized for excelling at – sequestering carbon.
As the world scrambles to find innovative mitigation solutions, plants have
been doing what they quietly perfected over millions and millions of years –
taking carbon from the atmosphere and converting it into carbohydrates, energy
and oxygen. A recently published study shows one plant biology institute’s…

Architectural History Offers Clues to Low-Carbon Relief from the Heat

As demand for air conditioning grows in the developing world, nature-based design could provide climate-friendly alternatives. The Hawa Mahal, a striking five-story palace in Jaipur, India, dates back to 1799, long before the invention of air conditioning.  Built for use…

The Richest People On Earth Are Financing ‘Climate Protectors’

(H/t Doc) The news is out: According to the latest IPCC report, the state of the Earth is catastrophic, but we still have a chance. All we have to do is listen to the 16-year-old climate figurehead Greta Thunberg of…

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DROUGHT: People, companies forced to save water in parched India city

For retired Indian civil servant R. Devarajan and his wife, Chennai’s acute water shortage has reinforced the wisdom of their decision years ago to install a rainwater harvesting system in the three-story home where they live and rent out units to others.

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Kids are hungry for books about eco-activists, in what publishers call ‘the Greta effect’

The soaring popularity of the feisty, outspoken environmental advocate – who is only 16 – has caused a rise in young people seeking stories about saving the planet. Publishers coin the new trend the “Greta Thunberg Effect” and are turning around children’s book about climate change in record time. Publishers have pumped out books across a range of topics related to the environment, from endangered species to climate change, and sales have doubled in the last year, according to Nielsen…