U.N. Says Emissions Vows Not Enough to Avoid Devastating Climate Change

February 23, 2010 by  
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New modeling released by the United Nations today paints a very disturbing picture – the emission cuts pledges made by the 60 countries who signed the Copenhagen Accord will not be enough to keep the average global temperature rise low enough to avoid devastating climate change . The simple explanation is in order to stay in the safe zone, scientists say temperatures need to be limited to a rise of no more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F) above pre-industrial times. Unfortunately, the new study shows that even if every country that promised to cut their greenhouse emissions does so at the levels agreed to (and who knows if that will even happen?), the total amount of emissions produced would still be gigatonnes over what scientists view as tolerable

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Is the Copenhagen Cow Gas Accord Just a Cop Out?

December 24, 2009 by  
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Credit: Mike Licht , NotionsCapital.com. So the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen was a bust, huh? No international agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol, just a non-binding ” Copenhagen Accord ” between the United States, China, India, Brazil and South Africa

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How Do We Feel Post-Copenhagen?

December 24, 2009 by  
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Words, Words, and a Word Cloud of Our Responses With such great expectations and such great limitations, any sort of agreement that came out of the Copenhagen summit was always going to be considered a deal and not a deal, as both a disappointing fa… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Copenhagen Accord: A Beginning

December 21, 2009 by  
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This guest post was written by Dan Shepard, United Nations Information Officer. It took two years of intense negotiations and the full engagement of world leaders, but the deal reached in Copenhagen represents a marked break with the deadlocked political landscape that has prevented action on climate change for years. Reaching the Copenhagen Accord wasn’t pretty but the implications are huge

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Sensitile Terrazzo Tiles Integrate Fiber Optics and LEDs

December 21, 2009 by  
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With fiber optics and LEDs, lighting is becoming part of the fabric of our buildings. Sensitile isn’t particularly green, but it is an interesting demonstration of where things are going. The fibers can be lit from any source, even solar

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