India to Ratify Climate Agreement on Symbolic Date

gandhibald2-0“On Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday on October 2, India will ratify decisions reached at Conference of Parties (CoP) in Paris”,  Prime Minister said on 25 Sept at the meeting in Kozhikode, State of Kerala, PM Modi made an announcement to ratify the agreement. (more…)

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Mistaken Observation? No, Most of the Greenland is actually melting.

greenland_july_2012_melt (1)Global warming accelerating faster than thought.Not a mistaken observation.Most of Greenland surface found melting.The Greenland ice sheet on July 8, left, and four days later on the right. In the image, the areas classified as ‘probable melt’ (light pink) correspond to those sites where at least one satellite detected surface melting. The areas classified as ‘melt’ (dark pink) correspond to sites where two or three satellites detected surface melting. Photograph: Nasa
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Ozone Success is not patented. So HFC phase down is easy.

Cn9qkDVXEAADhZw.jpg-largeSolution to HFC Phase-down is simple.Follow these principles. 1.Baseline:protect our climate.2.Fund:political will. 3.IPR:Ozone Success story, and it is NOT patented. https://twitter.com/rajendrashende/status/756442660202770432

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Solar Impulse crosses Atlantic: and also our Expectations!

solar-sevilleThe zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has touched down in Spain, completing the 70-hour Atlantic leg of its historic bid to circle the globe.

The landing in Seville marked the end of the 15th stage of Solar Impulse’s journey.

Pilot Bertrand Piccard made swift progress over the ocean after leaving New York on Monday.

Mission managers will now plot a route to Abu Dhabi where the venture began in March, 2015.

The project had hoped to end the 6,000km Atlantic leg in Paris, to echo the pioneering flight in 1927 of Charles Lindbergh.

Lindbergh’s Spirit of St Louis aircraft was the first to make the solo crossing.

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We know only 390,900 plants species of which 20 PC risk extinction. And we risk not to know how many species exist today.

A new report looking at the state of the world’s plants estimates that 390,900 species are known to science.

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Marshall Island becomes third pacific island country to ratify the Paris agreement even before UN signature ceremony on 22 April. 

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Decoupling global emissions and economic growth claimed by IEA-One sided moon. But it is 60% truth

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Two New Superpowers After Cold War-In Hot, Flat and Crowded world

Billa and Milinda on Miracle ProjectBill and Melinda Gates share their 2016 Annual Letter.

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Gates get it right when gates for climate options are closing fast

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NewYorkCity preparing for Climate Disaster-USD176 m assigned.

Senator Chuck Schumer said the city would be awarded federal funds for a proposed project to guard against another storm like Hurricane Sandy in Lower Manhattan.

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Time to provide budgets allocations to state to adapt to climate change. Agriculture and coastal cities are priotrities.

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Rise in Flood of Reports as Sea levels rise at Fastest Rate

Scientists reported Monday that flooding in coastal communities was largely a result of greenhouse gas emissions, and likely to grow worse.

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Coastal communities at increasing risk due to global warming. Rich may survive longer than poor, who contributed least. But finally all will suffer. 

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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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