Scientists Say Carbon Emissions Are Too High to Stop Climate Change Without Immediate Action

December 4, 2012 by  
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Climate change photo from Shutterstock For years, scientists have said that it is imperative to prevent the world’s climate from rising 2 degrees celsius (3. 6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels . However according to a new report, climate scientists believe that it is increasingly unlikely that this will happen – data shows that 2012 CO2 emissions hit 35.6 billion tons – a 2.6% increase from 2011 and 58% above 1990 levels. Read the rest of Scientists Say Carbon Emissions Are Too High to Stop Climate Change Without Immediate Action Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: C02 2020 , Carbon emissions targets , Climate Change , CO2 emissions , CO2 targets , emissions , global warming , un environment programme , UN report , UNEP

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The Rio+20 Conference: Academic Panel Urge Governments To Seize “Historic Opportunity”

June 19, 2012 by  
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The Rio+20 Conference (20 years after the original Earth Summit) was designed to bring together world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups in order to discuss how the world can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on a planet with an ever-increasing population. However even before the conference started, it received a body blow with news that world leaders US President Barack Obama, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel would not be attending . Now there is word that low goals and in-fighting are raising fears that Rio+20 could fail to make any impact leading an academic panel to voice their concerns. Read the rest of The Rio+20 Conference: Academic Panel Urge Governments To Seize “Historic Opportunity” Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Angela Merkel , barack obama , Climate Change , David Cameron , environmental protection , fossil fuel consumption , G20 countries , G8 leaders , Global Environment Outlook , over population , rio+20 , Rio+20 attendance , rio+20 conference , rio+20 goals , un environment programme , UN environment report , urbanisation

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Isay Weinfeld’s Light-Filled Grecia House in São Paulo Has Blooming Vegetation Inside

June 19, 2012 by  
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UN and Interpol Join Forces to Fight Global Forest Crime

June 12, 2012 by  
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The United Nations and Interpol have joined forces to tackle global forest crimes such as illegal logging and timber trafficking. Working with local enforcement agencies, the partnership hopes that the scheme — known as Project Leaf – will be able to take on some of the biggest problems facing the poorest nations. Read the rest of UN and Interpol Join Forces to Fight Global Forest Crime Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: deforestation , global poverty , illegal logging , interpol , project leaf , rainforests , timber trafficking , un environment programme , UNEP , United Nations

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Rio+20: New UN Report Says Mankind’s Future is Not Sustainable

June 7, 2012 by  
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A new UN report issued in advance of the upcoming Rio+20 Conference calls for urgent environmental measures to protect not only the environment – but also ourselves. The report states that population growth , rapid urbanization and consumption are all set to “inflict irreversible damage on the planet”. Read the rest of Rio+20: New UN Report Says Mankind’s Future is Not Sustainable Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , environmental protection , fossil fuel consumption , Global Environment Outlook , over population , rio+20 conference , un environment programme , UN environment report , urbanisation

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