IKEA Pledges $1.13 Billion to Help Slow Climate Change

June 4, 2015, www.nbcnews.com | “IKEA, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, pledged on Thursday to spend 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) on renewable energy and ways to help poor nations cope with climate change, in a new sign of companies upstaging governments on the issue.  The investments will be ‘win, win, win. It’s good for customers, good for the climate and good for IKEA too’, Chief Executive Peter Agnefjall told Reuters in an interview.”

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The world’s biggest furniture retailer pledged to spend 1 billion euros on renewable energy and ways to help poor nations cope with climate change.
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China’s reduction in CO2 emissions in just four months totals the entire greenhouse gases emitted by the UK over the same period

May 17, 2015, www.independent.co.uk | “China has dramatically cut its carbon dioxide emissions since the beginning of the year, with its reduction equalling the UK’s total emissions for the same period.  The huge decline in China’s emissions can be attributed to the country’s falling coal consumption, which decreased last year for the first time this century.”

Canadian province loses pro-Keystone leaders

May 6, 2015, thehill.com | “Voters in Alberta, Canada, have elected into leadership a political party and premier that will not lobby in support of Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.  Tuesday’s provincial election took out of power the right-leaning Progressive Conservatives, who have long been strong supporters of Alberta’s oil industry and their priorities, including Keystone.”

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Alberta’s leaders will not lobby in support of Keystone XL pipeline.
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Alberta’s oil patch now in uncharted waters with NDP premier

Syncrude's Mildred Lake oil sands upgrader vent's into overcast skies as trucks haul dirt out of a former tailings pond north of Fort McMurray, Alberta on Tuesday, April 27, 2014. (Amber Bracken for The Globe and Mail)May 6, 2015, www.theglobeandmail.com | “The Alberta oil patch is in uncharted political territory after the NDP’s unprecedented rise to power. The energy sector, the province’s dominant industry and one that’s been friendly with the Progressive Conservatives, will find itself dealing with a left-of-centre premier and ruling party that have been among its harshest critics on issues of royalties, taxes and environmental policy.”

A look at Alberta’s oil patch and the election
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Church Of England Divests From Coal And Tar Sands, Citing ‘Moral Responsibility’

May 1, 2015, thinkprogress.org | “The official Church of England announced Thursday that it had divested its holdings of all investments in tar sands and thermal coal companies. The mother church of the world’s Anglican Communion divested a total of $18.42 million in coal and tar sands investments from its holdings, a move that the church said is part of a larger goal of helping the globe make the transition to a lower-carbon economy.”

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“Climate change is already a reality,” a church leader said in a statement.
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Pope Summons Scientists to Shape Climate Change Debate

April 27, 2015, www.bloomberg.com | “Pope Francis summoned scientists, government officials and religious leaders to a villa in the manicured Vatican Gardens on Tuesday as he stepped into the heated climate-change debate.  ‘Climate change is a defining issue of our time,’ United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon told attendees at the Vatican conference. ‘It is a moral issue, it is an issue of social justice, human rights and fundamental ethics.'”

Today the Vatican hosts a major event to help move leaders to action on climate change.
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Ex-NASA Engineer to Plant One Billion Trees a Year Using Drones

April 25, 2015, www.goodnewsnetwork.org | “A start-up plans to help solve the world’s climate problems by using drones to plant forests of seedlings.  “We are going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation,” says Lauren Fletcher, the founder of BioCarbon Engineering.  The environmental engineer who worked 20 years with NASA wants to use drone technology to plant up to one billion trees a year, without having to plant each one by hand.”

A start-up plans to help solve the world’s climate problems by using drones to plant forests of seedlings – a billion trees each year.
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Global Carbon Emissions Flatlined in 2014 Even as Economy Grew

March 13, 2015, http://time.com | “Global carbon emissions did not increase in 2014, marking the first time on record that carbon levels have not grown without a concurrent decline in global demand.”

 

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THIS IS REAL PROGRESS -> SO LET”S INCREASE THE PRESSURE!
Please share this widely. Hope based on reality is hope leading to action.

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The global carbon emissions did not increase in the year of 2014, which gives hope that people can still come together to fight against climate change.

 

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

ObamaApril 22, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must ‘act before it is too late,’ declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. ‘The United States is committed to our role as a global leader in the fight against climate change,’ he proclaimed.”

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change
WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must “act before it is too late,” declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. Visiting the Everglades today, Obama said, “Climate change can no longer be denied.”

Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

winnersApril 20, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries.”

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Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries. – Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize | ENS
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