Reinvent our transportation systems for reduced emissions and more jobs

Green Blog

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions will throw millions of people out of work! Our Jobs, Our Planet, a report written in 2011 by Jonathan Neale for the European Transport Workers Federation , argues the opposite, that changing the ways that goods and people are moved can reduce emissions from the transport sector by 80% while creating over 12 million new jobs – 7 million in transportation and 5 million in renewable energy. The planet needs help.

How Humanity can act on Moving Planet Day

Green Blog

However 24 September 2011 is “Moving Planet Day” on which hundreds of thousands of people around the world will be demanding effective action against man-made climate change. ppm per year), also endorses “ Moving Planet Day ”. According to key sponsor 350.org : “On September 24, more than 150 countries are expected to take part in a global day events called “Moving Planet” dedicated to the goal of solving the climate crisis by ending the world’s dependence on fossil-fuel energy.

Don’t Just Complain, Blame, or Worry. Do Something: How You Can Take Action for a Sustainable Planet

Conservancy Talk

The Act required tail pipe emissions to be reduced by 75% in just five years. We rather easily met the five-year deadline, and continue to reduce auto pollution every year. At the time, for example, only 56% of Alabamans said they even believed that our planet is warming.

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Can Cities Save the Planet?

The Green Changemakers

17, 2008, at 6:58 AM ET According to Timothy Beatley, an urban-planning professor at the University of Virginia and the author of Green Urbanism , the per-capita carbon dioxide emissions of American cities are almost twice as high as those of their European counterparts. So if Americans are to significantly reduce their carbon footprint, we will have to do a lot more than switch to reusable shopping bags and recycle our soda cans. Scientists are skeptical. Planners are hopeful.

Change Your World - make a pledge for the planet

Green (Living) Review

If everyone in Britain made one less car journey every week it would reduce car travel by at least ten per cent, which would mean an annual saving of almost 7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide. This would be a significant step towards achieving Britain ’s target to reduce emissions to at least 34 per cent below 1990 emissions by 2018-22, set by the Chancellor in April as part of the World’s first carbon budget.

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EPA: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Environmental Economics

By taking action to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas pollution that warms our planet, we can reduce the risks we will face from future climate change. EPA, From the EPA climate change webpage : We are already experiencing the effects of climate change. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events—like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures—are already taking place.

Simple Ways to Save Money (and the Planet) at Work

The Green Changemakers

You can become a new office hero by suggesting ways for your employer to save money while helping out the planet. Businesses use a tremendous amount of water, energy, paper and other products, and reducing waste saves money, as well as valuable resources. Not only can everyone save on gas, but you'll also reduce emissions and build camaraderie among your team.

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For those in the northeast, I would suggest moving to North Carolina where sea level rises of this magnitude will soon be against the law.

Environmental Economics

This is an alarming study that shows just how fast climate change is transforming our planet. The waters are rising, and it’s time to stop making excuses and start controlling greenhouse gas pollution,” says Shaye Wolf, climate science director at the Center, which has advocated for years for rapid, major cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. “To To get sea-level rise under control, President Obama and our other leaders need to act now to reduce emissions and tackle global warming.”.

U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet on Global Warming

Green (Living) Review

COPENHAGEN — The gathering risks of climate change are so profound that they could stall or even reverse generations of progress against poverty and hunger if greenhouse emissions continue at a runaway pace, according to a major new United Nations report.

California Begins Cap And Trade Program

Eco Friendly Daily

The state is well known for their plastic bag bans, plastic water bottle bans and a plethora of other initiatives to reduce impacts on the planet. California is also a leader in tackling climate change, with much focus on reducing emissions and tapping into renewable energies.

40 MEPs support campaign asking people to eat vegan for Lent

Green (Living) Review

The parliamentarians have signed a statement of support for the Million Dollar Vegan campaign, which encourages people to fight climate change with diet change LONDON, UK, Wednesday 27 February 2019: As a result of recent research which details the devastating effects of animal agriculture on our planet and the environment, 40 Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have declared their support for the Million Dollar Vegan campaign – including UK MEPs Catherine Bearder and John Flack.

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How California Uses Forests—and Economic Forces—to Fight Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

The state is using a market-based approach to reduce emissions at the lowest cost possible – while protecting forests at a significant scale. Solar panels are a viable form of renewable energy and reduce carbon omissions.

White Roofs Don’t Slow Global Warming

Green Prophet

Writing in the journal Climate, Jacobson and his research student John Ten Hoeve did report that white surfaces cooled houses, but the white roof effect also reduced cloudiness, thereby allowing more of the sun’s rays to reach the ground. Leave the white paint in the bucket.

Breakthrough?

Environmental Economics

" But no exceptions to the law of demand are required to acknowledge that it is the pace and scale of innovation, not the efficient allocation of existing emissions mitigation options, which will most determine the overall cost of mitigating and adapting to climate change. But when economics 101 was created in the 18th Century, there were one billion humans on the planet, mostly living on farms, using animals, wood, and dung for energy -- about 20 exajoules of it a year.

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Better Place Electric Car Sales Now Open to Public in Israel

Green Prophet

Those who buy into it will be buying electricity from the grid, instead of foreign bought oil, reducing emissions in the cities, and Israel’s reliance on imported oil.

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As scientists sound the alarm on climate, a reason for hope

Sierra Club Compass

While big polluters drag their feet, our kids and families continue to pay the cost of this pollution with our health, our healthcare bills, and possibly the safety of our very planet. carbon emissions.

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Don’t Panic, Do Act: A Climate Resource With Real Solutions

Conservancy Talk

The New York Magazine piece describes a planet that becomes the enemy of the human race by the end of the 21st century. The two together would reduce the projected global population by 1.1 billion people by 2050 and reduce cumulative greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 120 billion tons.

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Scientists Consider Blocking Out The Sun To Reverse Global Warming

Eccorazzi

In fact, a group of them recently convened at the Royal Society’s Chicheley Hall in the UK to ponder that fate of our planet as it grows ever warmer.

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"Fact check: Trump’s reasons for leaving Paris Agreement"

Environmental Economics

As the  World Resources Institute pointed out , the  NERA study  uses a scenario in which the US industrial sector is forced to reduce the country's overall emissions by nearly 40% in 20 years. That calculation doesn't take into account the role of other sectors in reducing emissions. That's not so far from.90, and we're already seeing plenty of  dramatic changes around the planet.

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Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Air, Lives Saved - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Here at the Sierra Club, we tend to believe that if you have the power to drastically reduce air pollution and save lives, you should use it. These standards will both reduce the amount of sulfur in U.S. Compass. « New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power | Main. | Get Ready!

GEOENGINEERING INSTITUTE LAUNCHED AT CARBON SHOW

Green (Living) Review

If we fail to reduce emissions, we may need to consider resorting to geoengineering to try to provide an ‘airbag’ equivalent to avoid the worst impacts of climate change” says the Institute’s Director, Tim Kruger. If, in the near future, the international community has failed to reduce emissions and urgent action is needed to prevent catastrophic climate change then we may have to resort to geoengineering techniques to cool the planet.

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Nuclear Energy Pros and Cons

Greentumble

Nuclear energy has a number of great pros and cons, from a seemingly infinite supply of sustained energy release and low emissions, to extremely toxic and disastrous human and environmental dangers when accidents occur. The etymology of the word “nuclear” comes.

Acting on Climate for the Win

Conservancy Talk

Climate change, more so than almost any other challenge we face as a planet, will not be fixed by one nation acting alone. China is implementing a nationwide cap-and-trade program to reduce emissions.

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U.N. urged to freeze climate geo-engineering projects

Green (Living) Review

Some countries regard geo-engineering projects costing billions of dollars as a way to control climate change by cutting the amount of sunlight hitting the earth or soaking up excess greenhouse gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide. " Some conservation groups say geo-engineering is a way for some governments and companies to get out of taking steps to slash planet-warming emissions.

Alarming State of Glaciers Prompts Workshop and Report Commissioned by Vatican

Green (Living) Review

Religious leaders have the authority to build a groundswell of support that persuades even conservative political leaders to take the strong and fast action we need to protect the Planet.” The report title refers to the term coined by Crutzen to describe what is considered a new geologic epoch that began when the impacts of mankind on the planet became a major factor in environmental and climate changes.

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Emissions Still Rising

Eco Friendly Daily

Emissions of CO2, methane and nitrogen oxides must be reduced to create sustainable life on this planet. Although attempts have been made to regulate growing emissions, levels of nitrous oxide continue to increase annually by 0.2%, while methane remained stable.

UN Report Indicates Drastically Rising Temperatures This Century

Eco Friendly Daily

Since around the year 2000, emissions have been steadily rising about three percent per year. The economic recession was expected to impact emissions positively and cause a steep decline. However, researchers recently found that emissions only fell 1.3

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Worldwatch Institute Warns Of CO2

Eco Friendly Daily

The authors indicate that there is still time to reduce CO2 emissions as long as there is worldwide cooperation. The report urges that CO2 emissions need to peak before 2020 and continue a drastic decline until 2050. Less CO2 must be emitted than absorbed by the environment in the later half of this century in order for life as we know it to succeed on this planet.

C40 Group Hopes To Impact Climate Change At City Level; Plan Changes To Taxis

Eco Friendly Daily

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently became C40 chairman and during this meeting Bloomberg suggested tackling emissions through vehicles, namely taxis. The cities of C40 include 1 in 12 people on the planet.

Zipvan to now offer cargo transport services in Boston and Washington D.C.

EcoFriend

The idea of car sharing might not be very appealing to many who love the freedom of owning their own cars, but if you are commuting each day all alone in a giant gas-guzzling behemoth, then you are only causing more damage to the planet.

Annual Electric Vehicle Symposium Highlights Early Success

Sierra Club Compass

Mayor Greg Scharff heaped praise on his city, saying that alternative   fuel vehicles have helped the city decrease emissions by more than 20 percent in 2012. "Within million plug-ins on the road by 2025, which is projected to reduce carbon emissions by 1 million metric tons.

Combining the Where & How of Conservation Planning: A New Book from Eddie Game & Craig Groves

Nature Conservancy - Science

In Conservation Planning: Informed Decisions for a Healthier Planet , Game and Groves give conservation planners the tools they need to combine the where and how of conservation into a single approach. Conservation Planning: Informed Decisions for a Healthier Planet.

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Zero-Emission Travel

Green (Living) Review

What is “zero-emission” travel and is it, actually possible. Electric vehicles, as so often advertised as being “zero-emission” do not, in my view, fall entirely under this as, while they may not actually have any emissions, as in CO2, etc., the charging of them via the national grid or via a generator does have emissions of one kind or the other and therefore they cannot be seen entirely as emission free and carbon neutral.

Indonesia’s Forests Loom As Green Gold

Green (Living) Review

BANGKOK, Nov 16, 2010: All eyes are on Indonesia and its forest policy as climate- change negotiations continue in the upcoming global talks in Mexico, against the prospect of billions of dollars flowing from the planet’s major polluters to the developing world to slow global warming. "Analysis shows that reducing Indonesia’s deforestation rate by five percent could generate REDD payments of 765 million U.S.

Step By Step Guide on Calculating CO2 Emissions in Your Daily Life

Eco Friendly Daily

On the homepage, you are given many user-friendly options: how it works, how to calculate your emissions both for the home and car, and how to reduce emissions. I decided to check what kind of emissions my house produced.

Will Polar Bears Die Out Because of Climate Change?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Climate change is warming the Arctic along with the rest of the planet — and in the Arctic, that means sea ice is melting. Possible Next Steps: Reducing Emissions and More Drastic Measures. Find out more about your carbon footprint and how you can reduce it.).

Doha Climate Conference: Beyond Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

Sierra Club Compass

They mitigate carbon emissions, aid in climate adaptation, and generally improve the capacity of populations through greater opportunities for education, communication and productivity. Reducing Emissions: Since 2006, the U.S. CO2 emissions have fallen by 7.7 Compass.

Start the Year Off Right: Take Action on Climate Change Now

Conservancy Talk

One way or another, we need humankind to drastically lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 1) Political Commitment Nothing is more critical to lowering greenhouse gas emissions than smart, pragmatic, and effective government policy.

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Insuring Nature, Ensuring Resilience

Conservancy Talk

I admire how you are thinking carefully and creatively about how the insurance industry can contribute to a resilient planet. We’ll talk a little bit about what that looks like in the insurance industry and how it can make a very positive difference, both for your business and the planet.

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IPCC: Climate efforts not sufficient, huge increase in green energy required to avert climate disaster

Green Blog

If we are to keep global warming below the 2 degrees Celsius cap recommended by scientists, emissions from CO2 and other greenhouse gases must drop by 40 to 70 percent by 2050 – and drop even further to near-zero by the end of the century.

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Oil and Gas Company Climate Commitments Are Encouraging—But They Need to Do More

Conservancy Talk

At this critical moment for the future of our planet, we need all the leadership we can get. Shell’s ambitious “Sky” scenario outlines the potential for “net zero” CO2 emissions by 2070. to end flaring and are adopting practices such as green completions that rein in methane emissions.

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PRESERVING THE FORESTS

Green (Living) Review

Therefore the CIWEM stresses that the Copenhagen summit in December must include reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation scheme (REDD) in the future climate framework. Every hour, 2,500 hectares of rainforest are lost to deforestation, causing an estimated 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. That is about the same as the total emissions from the US and more than the entire global transportation sector.

COP18: Dithering in Doha - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

But on the core issue affecting the fate of the planet—the need to rapidly reduce emissions to have any hope of keeping climate change to manageable levels—progress was nowhere to be found. In November, the global consultancy PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the International Energy Agency both issued papers showing that nothing short of heroic efforts will be necessary to reduce emissions enough to keep global temperature rise below the 3.6°F Compass.

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