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High steaks: Meat eaters’ climate impact

A comparison of the relative climate impact of a reduction in your meat consumption remains one of the report’s best features. For example: If you eat one less burger a week, it’s like taking your car off the road for … Continue reading

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Video: What the Link Between Climate Change and Joplin Tornadoes Doesn’t Look Like

A couple weeks ago, we chuckled and cringed and pointed you to 350.org founder Bill McKibben’s tongue-in-cheek Op-ed in theWashington Post, “A link between climate change and the Joplin tornadoes? Never!” Yesterday, Steven Thomson of Plomomedia.com released a video version of the … Continue reading

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Global warming crisis may mean world has to suck greenhouse gases from air

The world may have to resort to technology that sucks greenhouse gases from the air to stave off the worst effects of global warming, the UN climate change chief has said before talks on the issue beginning on Monday. “We are putting … Continue reading

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UN chief challenges world to agree tougher target for climate change

The world should agree to limit global warming to just 1.5C instead of the current target of 2C, the United Nations‘ climate chief has said, in remarks that shocked the governments of developed nations. Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN … Continue reading

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Jeffery Sachs on Sustainability, Development and the Global Food Crisis

Video from UN General Assembly on environmental sustainability and roadmap to @UN_Rioplus20

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World’s carbon emissions hit record rise

Carbon emissions in the earth’s atmosphere have reached a record high, according to the International Energy Agency. Scientists warn that climate change will lead to unprecedented catastrophic consequences, if global leaders do not take decisive action to reduce the harmful … Continue reading

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Worst ever carbon emissions leave climate on the brink

Greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year, to the highest carbon output in history, putting hopes of holding global warming to safe levels all but out of reach, according to unpublished estimates from theInternational Energy Agency. The … Continue reading

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On the ropes: behind the scenes at As the World Tipped

Writer and director Nigel Jamieson and Wired Aerial theatre founder Wendy Hesketh Ogilvie talk about their new show, As the World Tipped, a powerful story about climate change, which combines dramatic video visuals with aerial performance. http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/audioslideshow/2011/may/25/as-the-world-tipped-audio-slideshow

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I’m A Climate Scientist – Extended Version

In the media landscape there are climate CHANGE deniers and BELIEVERS, but rarely those speaking about climate change are actual climate scientists. yo….we’re climate scientists.. and there’s no denying this Climate Change Is REEEEALL.. Who’s a climate scientist.. I’m a … Continue reading

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Climate change threatens emerging superpowers, warns report

Some of the “big economies of the future” are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to a new study published today. UK consultancy Maplecroft identified Bangladesh and India as the two countries facing the greatest risks to their populations, … Continue reading

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