Obama Thanks Europe For Leading On Climate Change

June 19, 2013, www.buzzfeed.com | “President Barack Obama told a crowd in Berlin Wednesday that Germany is leading the fight against climate change. In the midst of his big speech at the Brandenburg Gate, Obama took a moment to give a shout-out to his hosts for their efforts in an area that’s still extremely politically controversial in America.”

This part of Obama’s message looks like it’s not going away!
“For the sake of future generations, our generation must move toward a global compact to confront a changing climate before it is too late.
Obama Thanks Europe For Leading On Climate Change
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At the Brandenburg Gate, Obama calls for changes in America’s nuclear posture and for action on climate change.
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How China May Have Just Changed The Climate Game

May 31, 2013, www.care2.com | “Last week, the Chinese government made a critical move toward placing a cap on the amount of carbon dioxide it would emit. That’s a significant decision especially when seen in context of the local emissions permit trading schemes being tried out around the country. Depending on how tight the cap is, this could be a big deal in its own right: China is the world’s largest and fastest-growing emitter. Its citizens are already suffering as a consequence.”

How China May Have Just Changed The Climate Game
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Last week, the Chinese government made a critical move toward placing a cap on the amount of carbon dioxide it would emit.
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Earth Day Network

April 22, 2013, www.trunity.net | “Earth Day Network was founded on the premise that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment. Our mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable environment.”

“more than 17,000 partners and organizations in 174 countries. More than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest secular civic event in the world.”
Earth Day reaches One Billion People!
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Earth Day Network was founded on the premise that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment. Our mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for…

Environmentalism’s Next Generation

March 11, 2013, onpoint.wbur.org | “We’ve been talking about environmental issues for years.  Decades.  And the climate just keeps changing.  Now a new generation is now staring at potentially catastrophic effects of bad energy decisions hitting in their own lifetimes.”

“6000 signatures so far for the campaign for the University of California to divest from fossil fuels!
“This movement, as well as the general climate activist movement, is gaining a lot of momentum. Just this past week, the divestment campaign and Keystone XL pipeline opposition were featured on NPR’s On Point show with Tom Ashbrook. There was a panel of three activists: Maura Cowley, Energy Action Coalition’s Executive Director; Dorian Williams, a Keystone XL protester; and myself, Emily Williams. You can listen here: http://links.causes.com/s/clJxdI?r=Q7oL
NPR highlights Climate Activists –> “Environmentalism’s Next Generation”
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A new generation of “climate activists” are ready to raise Hell over the Keystone Pipeline and more. We hear from them.”
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Giant artwork salmon created in hopes of spreading climate change awareness

Feb 18, 2013, www.mailtribune.com | “More than 150 people gathered in Medford to cheer speakers discussing the changing ecosystem, and calling for community-based and global solutions to environmental threats at the Sunday afternoon rally titled “It’s a Rogue Thing.””

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‘It’s a Rogue Thing’ -> Giant artwork salmon created in hopes of spreading climate change awareness
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More than 150 people gathered in Medford to cheer speakers discussing the changing ecosystem, and calling for community-based and global solutions to environmental threats at the Sunday afternoon rally titled “It’s a Rogue Thing.”

Big Coal in big trouble as coal production costs rise

Coal

November 1, 2012, grist.org | “What is driving the decline of the U.S. coal industry? Most of the blame has gone either to Obama’s “war on coal” (EPA regulations) or to cheap natural gas. But there’s a third factor at work, which has gotten much less press.”

 

Big Coal in big trouble as coal production costs rise
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What’s driving the decline of the U.S. coal industry? It’s not just EPA regs and cheap natural gas. Coal is getting more expensive to produce.
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California cap-and-trade law spurs U.S. forest carbon projects

Jeremy Hance, news.mongabay.com, 2/15/12, “Now that California’s carbon market has arrived, an Australian-based company that specializes in forest carbon offsets has jump started two forest projects with private landowners in the western U.S. The new company, Forest Carbon Partners, will make the projects available as carbon offsets for Cali…”
Comment, “~ CAP AND TRADE = REDUCE POLLUTION OR PROTECT FORESTS TO COMPENSATE. This is one of the main responses to the climate crisis by mainstream groups, so the intention is good, but the relatively simple formulas of cap and trade need to be translated into specific on-the-ground impacts to be fully understood (how many protected acres can compensate for how much pollution?)   See also  http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1024-hance_california_captrade.html

New high resolution maps of forests in Madagascar, useful for cap-and-trade assessments

Madagascar with the 659,592 ha northern and1,713,088 ha southern study regionsnews.mongabay.com, 2/15/12
A team of scientists has created the first high resolution maps of remote forests in Madagascar. The effort, which is written up in the journal , will help more accurately register the amount of carbon stored in Madagascar’s forests, potentially giving the impoverished country access to carbon-based…   Thérèse Williams shared a link., “Greg Asner of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology, with help from the GoodPlanet Foundation and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), participated in the project, which mapped some 2.4 million hectares (9,160 square mile…See More  
COMMENT GoodNews FortheEarth ‎~ VERIFIABLE CARBON ASSESSMENTS FOR CAP-AND-TRADE
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