Embargo on Climate-Justice, this time it is by Supreme Court of of supreme USA

The justices’ willingness to issue a stay while the case proceeds was a hint that the emissions program could face a skeptical reception.

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Ink on Paris climate agreement is just 60 days old

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Strong Reaction of nature on Weak Paris Agreement : Record-shattering warming in 2015.

Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Warming news immediately after Paris climate meeting is more serious than it appears. Coupled with El Nino it would also impact sea food supply chain and dangers to costal area

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Saving Africa’s Mothers With Solar Suitcases

Midwife with a patient in Tanzania. (Photo Credit: Rob Beechey, courtesy of We Care Solar)

In 2015, some 303,000 women died from childbirth or pregnancy-related complications. Yet that figure, di…

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Rural midwives only instrument used to be a blade to cut umbilical cord. Now she can provide a lifelong support cord with the help of solar suitcases. 

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State of Union a day after. In languge of silicon valley: Disruptive El Nino needs to be countered with disruptive innovations. . El Niño storm

A 60-year-old homeless woman died of exposure on a skid row sidewalk during Thursday’s El Niño storm, authorities said Saturday.
The woman, identified by friends as Barbara Brown, died without a tent, rain-soaked and wrapped in a wet blanket on a piece of plastic, witnesses said.
Los Angeles police…

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This is ground level address of State of Union a day after.In silicon valley language, familiar to LA, disruptive El Nino needs disruptive innovations.

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Gunning the Guns is Our Shared Responsibility

I will not campaign for, vote for or support any candidate, even in my own party, who does not support common-sense gun reform.

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Gunning the Guns that gun down 30,000 Americans every year. President Obama now wants to use his vote as gun . 

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Flooding ‘worst in 50 years’, as 150,000 flee in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay

Vast areas in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil are being hit by the worst flooding in 50 years, forcing the evacuation of more than 150,000 people.

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El Nino warning coming true. India should get prepared for worst drought. 

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First action at the Highest level after Paris Climate accord. Indian judiciary shows the way.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday doubled the environment compensation charge (ECC) for loaded commercial vehicles entering Delhi and imposed a blanket ban on registration of diesel vehicles of 2,000 cc and above in the National Capital Region (NCR).

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Developing country has taken a lead. Would developed countries follow? 

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The Paris Talks: Legendary expert says it is soft result after hard work.

“There is no action, just promises,” says James Hansen.

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Are we really ambitious? Are we as hard in our efforts  in getting solutions as the formidable challenge faces the world? 

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Open Door number 2 : Arnold Schwarzenegger just gave a climate change speech

Arnold Schwarzenegger has long been a passionate advocate for alternative energy.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is good in terminating the arguments and begin actions.

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G20 Summit:slow progress on ambitious climate change accord, is it a sign of no-trust on words?

India has blocked G20 efforts to pave the way for an ambitious climate change accord in a sign of deep divisions just two weeks before delegates from almost 200 nations meet in Paris. Through almost 20 hours of talks at the G20 gathering in Turkey

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The world is waking up to reality that ambitious promises can no longer be trusted. How rich nations can demonstrate that this time it will be different and rebuild the trust? 

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Banning cars in city centre after exporting 85% of its oil for 45 years and getting rich.Norway’s way.

Proposed ban on private vehicles is part of a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2020 compared to 1990 levels

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Many, in Norway’s capital Oslo, are unhappy that from 2019, the cars will be banned from city centre. Norway is 9th largest exporter of oil and exports 85 % of its oil that has made Norway rich. Norway’s way: make others emit GHGs by remaining green and rich.

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British origin UN official lamblasts UK on its double talk on climate change

The UK government’s cuts in support for renewable energy are criticised by the UN’s chief environment scientist, Prof Jacquie McGlade.

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Just 50 days before world is expected to take decision on new agreement on climate change, developed countries are engaged in double talk.  

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Antarctic ice melting could burst the ice dams to flood the oceans by 2100.

New research predicts a doubling of surface melting of the ice shelves by 2050, risking their collapse by the end of the century, say scientists

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Ocean Fish Population reduced by half since 1970. Luxury sea-food by 75%.

Populations of marine mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have nearly halved since 1970 due to human activity and climate change, a report says.

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Over-fishing , over-eating, climate change, acidification of sea water and rich people’s greed for luxury food like sea cucumber are the reasons. Poor people’s  need and Rich people’s greed reducing overall feed.

 

 

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Obama’s climate legacy begins late but with ambition.

Obama’s plans to shrink carbon emissions ring the bells of optimism  for Paris climate meeting.

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One wonders why Obama’s announcements  are coming so late. As he says, ‘ there is something called too late’. But yes, there is something called ‘ it is never too late and better late than never’! 

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Coal exit, Gas in. Good for climate at least in short-term

Coal stocks in USA are in a tailspin, down 50-80%. Oil and Coal are in new dynamics with fracking gas exapnsion. 

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Good news for climate of course…but more than that for  abating air pollution , improving health, reducing Obama-care and enhancing energy security.

 

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Wind Vision | Department of Energy

Drilling the vision? Time has come for USA  to come clear on its Renewable vision and fossil actions. Latest USA Report on Wind Vision, is inspiring, 35% electricity by wind in 2050. And now here comes news that BP started drilling in Arctic.

 

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There are inspiring pledges by USA on renewable energy and there are back-door instigating  reports that drill into that vision right in Arctic.

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Solar Plane lands in Hawaii after longest non-stop solo flight in history

Veteran pilot tested to the limit of endurance on record-breaking solar-powered flight across the Pacific, on the eighth leg of round-the-world journey

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Compare what happened after Wright borthers flight and how much it took to commercialize their IMPULSE! 

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After Supreme Pope’s sermon it is time for Supreme Court’s order to cut emission

Orders are now coming from Judges to the Government to cut GHG emissions . A court in the Netherlands orders the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by 2020, in a class action suit launched by activists.

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Looks like this is the way to go on climate change. Kyoto lacked the teeth to punish those who do not meet the committed reduction. Hope Court in the Netherlands imposes punishment if the target is not achieved. 

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Earth’s biodiversity is in 6th Extinction phase.

The Earth has entered a “new period of extinction”, a study by three US universities concludes, and humans could be among the first casualties.

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Since 1900, the report says, more than 400 more vertebrates had disappeared. We humans,  the smartes vertebrates are already ‘ walking  Extincts’. We have no backbone to take decision to conserve the nature.

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Rise of violence in Middle east and Africa has origin in Climate Change

Darfur conflict in 2003,  Arab Spring in Dec 2010 and Syrian spring of 2011, have origins in Climate Change 

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The wars and conflicts in 21st century appear to be sectarian but deeper study shows that it’s core causative origin is in climate change. UN needs to convene a group of social and climate experts to assess such conflicts. 

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India’s environment policies: A year of change

By Rajendra Shende

 

The only legacy of the previous government that India’s Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar carries with him is the name of the building from which he operates – Indira Prayavaran Bhavan (Indira Environment House).  Everything else about him portrays a refreshingly stark Indian aspirations and sculpting of a new heritage of environmental governance. 

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There is much talk about innovation in technology and innovation in policies for India’s inclusive growth. The new government’s environment ministry also needs innovation in its environmental diplomacy.

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Disaster Avoided by the Montreal Protocol-Message for Climate Negotiators

Bad news of disasters occupy front page. News about avoided disasters get hidden under the pages. Result? Lessons are lost.

The Antarctic ozone hole would have been 40% bigger and a hole over the Arctic would have opened up if ozone-depleting chemicals had not been phased out, according to research.

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Financial Engineering : Fossil Fuel Divestment spreads across Atlantic

We now need financial engineering after spending  finances on engineering the climate change . Baby Boomers want to contribute to prevent global warming. They are joining young generation in campus to divest their retirement funds from fossil fuel industry.

Fossil fuel divestment movement enters its fourth year, nearly a third of the 28 schools that signed on have completely purged oil, natural gas and coal investments from their endowment portfolios.

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