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The Trump administration is ramping up efforts to quash a climate change lawsuit brought by 21 young people. Trump’s legal team on Friday took an unusual step that shows just how determined the Justice Department is to keep Juliana v. United States from going to trial. Lawyers filed a “writ of mandamus” petition with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to review a federal judge’s decision from...

Intro to IoT – 9 Major Keys to the Internet of Thi...

“The Internet of Things – a monstrous phenomenon to fathom. Be prepared to have your life disrupted, for the better or the worse…”  This radical disruption will impact you and the ones closest to you. Your safety, security, health, and convenience are all at stake. This post will give you an intro to IoT and help you take the rights steps to get a grip on the Internet of Things. Here are the 9 major KEYs to IoT and a more...

7 reasons to be alarmed by record-setting levels o...

Carbon dioxide levels in the air over the past 400,000 years. Trump puts humanity back on track to CO2 levels not seen since it was 5° to 10°F warmer and seas were 75 to 120 feet higher. Despite the best efforts of the Trump administration to ignore or contradict scientific reality, carbon dioxide levels continue to soar far outside the bounds of what Homo sapiens have ever experienced. Monthly levels of heat-trapping CO2...

Future Development – The climate crisis

Highly destructive floods, storms, heatwaves, and droughts have become the new climate norm. The massive rainfall that has wreaked havoc in Sri Lanka and India’s record-breaking heatwave melting urban tarmac are just two of the latest examples of the spike in climate-related natural hazards. It is in this context of rising danger that the Trump administration’s decision to ditch the Paris Agreement on climate changes proves...

Climate change: $4 trillion carbon tax is needed t...

World Bank-backed report says revenue could be used in a number of ways, such as paying out household rebates, alleviating poverty and fostering low-carbon infrastructure Cottam coal-fired power station in Nottinghamshire AFP/Getty A global carbon tax that would raise trillions of dollars if applied across the world should be introduced if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, 13 leading economists have said in a...

Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the...

In the Garden of Eden, figuring out what to wear was easy and the fig leaves were environmentally friendly. Today, it’s much harder to find clothes that don’t have some kind of negative impact on the planet. Textile manufacturers use complicated chemical and industrial processes to make clothing materials, from cotton to synthetic fibers. And while the environmental consequences aren’t always clear, consumption is growing....

If you want to solve climate change, you need to s...

A new report says that the wider the gap between rich and poor, the more the environment suffers. We often talk about how climate change exacerbates social and economic inequality, but rarely do we consider the opposite: that inequality itself can be a driver of climate change. “What’s missing from the conversation is what our inequality crisis is doing to our planet,” said Susan Holmberg, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute...

Can a Web Address Help Save the Planet? .eco Think...

Can a Web Address Help Save the Planet? .eco Thinks So And Al Gore, Google and Tesla Are Paying Attention And Al Gore, Google and Tesla Are Paying Attention The new .eco web address endings can be purchased by companies and organizations committed to improving and caring for the environment. Phonies beware: The public profiles and community feedback features are designed to keep the .eco domains reserved for those with an...

China and India Make Big Strides on Climate Change

Credit Tim Peacock China and India Make Big Strides on Climate Change  By  THE EDITORIAL BOARD MAY 22, 2017 nytimes.com | May 22, 2017 Until recently, China and India have been cast as obstacles, at the very least reluctant conscripts, in the battle against climate change. That reputation looks very much out-of-date now that both countries have greatly accelerated their investments in cost-effective renewable energy sources...

Coral Reefs Generate Half of Earth’s Oxygen ...

When he was six years old, Dean Miller already knew he wanted to be a marine biologist. At that time, growing up in Australia, the world of marine biology seemed both spectacular and limitless, he said. “I wanted to study the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, the intricate and complex connections between the thousands of different life-forms that represent the most diverse ecosystem on the planet,” Miller told...

On the Blogs: A New Study Pulls Its Punches, but C...

 Bloomberg BNA: Coal will not return to dominance in the energy sector even with President Donald Trump’s regulatory rollbacks, said a new report claiming to be the first empirical study of the issue. The report, released April 25 by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, found that implementing Trump’s executive orders to review or rescind Obama-era environmental regulations might stunt the decline in U.S....

Financial Times declares a winner in the war for e...

Wind turbines in California. CREDIT: AP/Noah Berger, File Financial Times declares a winner in the war for energy’s future, and Big Oil won’t be happy ‘Fossil fuels have lost. The rest of the world just doesn’t know it yet.’ ThinkProgress | Traditional energy companies and mainstream financial publications are finally waking up to the new reality: The shift to renewable energy, electric cars, and a low-carbon economy is now...

Oil industry power is slithering away

With oil prices remaining low, hopes of combating climate change through emissions reduction are improving as the oil industry shrinks. LONDON, 13 May, 2017 – Big oil is getting smaller. Many of the oil services companies that are employed when new fields are being developed have been laying off workers, and oil companies have been writing down their assets. The problem is the persistent low price of oil. Despite the best...

A new book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate ...

Family planning. Who knew? A new book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate change. The results are surprising. A chat with Paul Hawken about his ambitious new effort to “map, measure, and model” global warming solutions. Updated by  David Roberts @drvox david@vox.com  May 10, 2017, 9:30am EDT Vox | By now, the looming dangers of climate change are clear to anyone who’s been paying attention, covered extensively in both...

Humanity Needs a Global Carbon Law Now

Humanity Needs a Global Carbon Law Now Stephen Leahy Below 2C | 2017-05-13T10:23:14+00:00 Writing in the journal Science, an international team of researchers led by Johan Rockstrom (Stockholm Resilience Centre director), proposes a solution to encourage the world to transition to a low-carbon economy within a few decades. This new carbon roadmap would be driven by a “Carbon Law”. In a recent article, Stephen Leahy outlines...