Posts Tagged ‘Ozone and Climate’

U.S. Moves to Reduce Global Warming Emissions

The Obama administration is moving to cut emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.

Source: www.nytimes.com

The logic of alternatives and replacements is not only discarding old and used items but also get rid of even new but dangerous and inefficient substances. 

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After 30 years of protecting the ozone layer, some reasons to be cheerful

It sometimes feels as if environmental news is never good news, but that certainly isn’t true when it comes to the ozone layer. The UN has announced that the ozone layer is showing “signs of recovery…

Source: theconversation.com

During  1985 to 1987 the world leaders had difficult negotiations to save the Ozone Layer. But when the going gets tough, tough gets going. UNEP’s 2014 Scientific Assessment for the first time provides the  first signs that ozone is on the upswing. In particular, if you look at observations in the Northern mid-latitudes at an altitude of 42 km, we see that ozone has increased over the 2000 to 2013 period. 

 

Environmental news can be good news 

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Dr. Newman of NASA interviewed by Rajendra Shende, TERRE on Status of Ozone Layer

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Dr. Paul Newman, Chief Scientist for Atmospheric Sciences Earth Sciences Division of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, USA answered in cyber space key questions of Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE. (more…)

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Resolution Made When Millennium Dawned:

 

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Where it stands and what next?

The world leaders in year 2000, which heralded new millennium, made historic resolution like never before. (more…)

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Forgotten Opportunity to Reduce Global warming

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Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE Policy Centre was in the Steering Committee of the project of preparing a report which analyses the sources of N2O, its quantities, future projections and ways to reduce its emissions, its cost and benefits.  (more…)

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No Nonsense,cannot be torn and thrown out!

Throwing out of windowOn Sept. 27, when India’s Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was in futuristic negotiations in Washington DC with President Obama, something unusual occurred in New Delhi.

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The day IPCC delivers report-TERRE delivers a message

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On the day IPCC delivers Fifth Assessment Report on Science of Climate change in Stockholm, TERRE Policy Centre is pleased to deliver special issue of its NewLeTERRE on the subject where the Scientific Assessment of Ozone layer that started generation back made the world take successful action.

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India Reclaiming Global Leadership on Climate Change

manmohanandobama 2A miniscule spot of light that I see at the end of two decades-long tunnel of climate negotiations. Amidst the crisis filled dark world –Syria, Finance, Terror, Quantitative Easing, loss of biodiversity, water, food , fossil fuels and so on

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Margaret Thatcher and Barack Obama- Lessons in Chemistry

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Roll back, fast backward-exactly 23 years.  27th June of year 1990, I was in the audience listening to then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) headquarters located on the banks of river Thames in London. (more…)

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Lesson for the Climate Treaty

China speechThe Climate Change treaty, struggling to reach a global agreement has valuable lessons from the Montreal Protocol a remarkable success story. In the interview I outline the elements that can change the game.

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Ban Ki-Moon and Kim Jong-Il: Collapse of Borders?

Methyl Bromide factory in their own country was literally bombed and destroyed by North Korea. “Our Dear leader Comrade  Kim Jong Il took the decision of destroying the Methyl Bromide production facility of our Sinhung Chemical Complex. The Dear Leader  said that the facility should be destroyed   immediately by exploding it. His decision was based on the fact that Methyl Bromide is dangerous to the Ozone Layer and is extremely harmful for our health, ” Director General of the Shinhung Chemical complex near city of Wonson on the East coast of North Korea was explaining to me. We were standing in front of the destroyed facility of Methyl Bromide that I was visiting in late 1990s. The facility was small part of the huge chemical complex. (more…)

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