Carbon Omissions: how the UK outsourced its carbon footprint – video animation

See on Scoop.it - Oven Fresh In this short animation, Guardian columnist George Monbiot teams up with Leo Murray and green charity PIRC to explain the UK's 'carbon omissions'rajendrashende's insight:Transperant and frank analysis of UK's emission scenario. Video makes case of ' exporting ' emisions to other countries by 'importing' manufacturing goods. Unfortunately emissions increased anywhere in the world would have adverse impacts globally. Stark truth. Going beyond the reporting figures!See on www.guardian.co.uk ...
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Sweden’s Quest to be the First Oil-free Nation BY 2020

See on Scoop.it - Oven Fresh| April 13, 2013 The Energy CollectiveFamous for Volvo, Ikea and Absolut Vodka, Sweden is now on a new pursuit to become the first completely oil-free economy in the world by 2020.The oil crisis in the early 1970s forced Sweden to embark on a quest for alternative energy sources. Its phasing out of oil has proceeded smoothly; in 1970, oil accounted for 77% of Sweden’s energy, but by 2003 that figure fell to 32%.... http://theenergycollective.com/znesheiwat/208421/swedens-quest-be-first-oil-free-nationrajendrashende's insight:Whether Sweeden will achive their objective can be debated , but their resolve is backed by robust strategy and plan. And they are on path, even for the transport sector . FFV (Flexi-Fuel-Vehicle) is somethig that can inspire Public Private Partnerships even in the developinf countries  See on theenergycollective.com ...
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Ban pesticides to save bees, say MPs

See on Scoop.it - Oven Fresh The UK government should introduce a moratorium on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides linked to the deaths of bees, a report by MPs says.rajendrashende's insight:Is it that difficult to confirm that neonicotinoid is responsible as bee killer? We are able to acurately launch satellites , missiles, go inside the atomic particles in beautiful country like Switzerland, and still we are unable to confirm if particular pesticide is responsible as bee killer!! See on www.bbc.co.uk ...
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Who Makes Up the ‘Working Poor’ in America?

See on Scoop.it - Oven Fresh Roughly 46 million people in the U.S. lived below the official poverty line in 2011.rajendrashende's insight:Poor People in Super Power Country. But they are different than Poor people in Poor countries. There is inequality in poverty. Strange. Interesting to find out what is common between them. A feeling that they are deprived? See on blogs.wsj.com ...
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Energy security: India pins hopes on access to US natural gas

See on Scoop.it - Oven Fresh Energy-hungry India looking to increase natural gas in its energy mix is urging the United States to greenlight exports of liquefied natural gas, arguing that it would be an economic benefit to both nations.rajendrashende's insight:rajendrashende's insight:Has India really giving up further exploration of Natural Gas ? Most of the  other parts of the world are benefitting from their own respources  , which is very approrpiate transition startegy towards grren economy. See on www.firstpost.com ...
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Energy security: India pins hopes on access to US natural gas

See on Scoop.it - EnergySecurity Energy-hungry India looking to increase natural gas in its energy mix is urging the United States to greenlight exports of liquefied natural gas, arguing that it would be an economic benefit to both nations.rajendrashende's insight:Has India really giving up further exploration of Natural Gas ? Most of the  other parts of the world are benefitting from their own respources  , which is very approrpiate transition startegy towards grren economy. See on www.firstpost.com ...
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Environmental Costs | Costs of War

See on Scoop.it - Oven Fresh The goal of the Costs of War project has been to outline a broad understanding of the domestic and international costs and consequences of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan.rajendrashende's insight:The impacts of war and internal conflicts are always measured in terms of deaths of humans and destruction of human assets. But what about destruction of the environment and natural assets ? Contamination of surface and ground water? TERRE is developing policies to make environmental crime punishable. See on costsofwar.org ...
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Wine industry leading way on climate adaptation – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

See on Scoop.it - Oven Fresh A study finds some Australian wine producers leading the world in preparing for future climate change. (RT @OSHEMSolutions Is the Australian wine industry leading the world on climate change?rajendrashende's insight:I have also observed wine industry in Europe doing advanced preparation and adaptation for last decade. We have lessons to learn from wine industry: why there is action-packed awareness among vineyard owners? Why practive movement that lacks in other fields? What lessons for other agricultre sectiors?See on www.abc.net.au ...
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Climate change real economic risk, World Bank tells G20 – The Economic Times

See on Scoop.it - Oven Fresh President of World Bank warned G20 that global warming is a real risk to the planet and already affecting the world economy in unprecedented ways.rajendrashende's insight:This is just short of the proposition that ptresent econimic crisis has root cause in climate change. Surely some modern and young economists would do research ...but by that time climate change may go viral!See on economictimes.indiatimes.com ...
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