I have been committed since January 2007 to bring you each month a selection of the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change and the world energy sector.
However, I don’t blog as much as I would like to and generally write around 25 posts per month. But many more news are worth reading. This is why I use Twitter to share dozens of news that are worth your time.
I believe it offers a good complement to this website. So if you are on Twitter and like this selection, don’t hesitate to start following me.
Climate and environment
Climate change rules #1 leave forests alone #2 don’t buy shit we don’t need #3 buy local food & eat it #4 energy efficiency & renewables
Le PNUE nous le rappelle à bon escient: 80% du CO2 anthropique sont émis par… 19 pays.
UNEP report: global monitoring networks ‘indicate that large scale thawing of permafrost may have already started’: http://goo.gl/N0KzA
Any time you feel discouraged about working to fix global warming, watch this video: http://bit.ly/Rj5jte
“The top of the world is melting” New UN report now making its way around the globe http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/
Greenland and Antarctica ‘have lost 4 TRILLION tonnes of ice’ in 20 years http://gu.com/p/3c785/tf
US drought got worse again: 42% of contiguous US now in severe/extreme/exceptional drought, up from 38% last week: http://goo.gl/AECJ2
Climate change is not an ‘environmental problem’, we should call it what it is: a society-threatening crisis
Meghan McCain takes a stand for climate change, whips up a storm http://bit.ly/ScXIaN
Barney Frank: GOP’s ‘abysmal stupidity’ on climate change hurt them in elections. http://thehill.com
Global warming may double pollen counts by 2040 Allergy sufferers may have to brace themselves for the worst.http://zeenews.india.com/
CIA report finds climate change leading to frequent, unpredictable crises. (report’s release was…delayed by Sandy) http://www.nytimes.com/
Energy and cleantech
Quatre adolescentes créent un générateur d’électricité alimenté à l’urine – RTBF Etcetera http://www.rtbf.be
Carbon tax buzz mainly over role in deficit busting, but more logic in
@algore payroll-tax-cut swap: “tax what we burn, not what we earn.”
If you want to understand how Germany became so green, here’s the (very short, 99-cent) book for you http://www.amazon.com/Clean-Break-Kindle-Single-ebook/dp/B00A4IEJ5K …
RTCC Live: 1,200 coal plants to be built worldwide, despite climate change warnings: http://bit.ly/QrqskA
Fatih Birol, IEA: ‘Fossil fuel subsidies are the Number One enemy of climate change. Full stop.’ pic.twitter.com/C5CK1VPl
Ground Source Heat Pumps: Good Enough For Queen Elizabeth So Why Not For The Northeast? http://bit.ly/WNQy37
America Can Learn from Australia’s New Clean Energy Future Package http://shar.es/6q15A
South African government signs $5.4bn renewable energy deal: http://bit.ly/W9Yzjs
Solar PV rapidly growing in Germany: from 24.7 to 30.9 GW in 9 months! This way 2020 target would be reached Jan. 2015. http://goo.gl/2egrJ
Chinese Premier calls for energy-saving revolution: Hu Jintao highlights environmental concerns at… http://bit.ly/Z9x1bC
A World War One Poster: food – don’t waste it. http://9gag.com/gag/5499494?ref=t … so so true. People should apply these rules…
Rooftop gardens project aims to reduce Palestinian refugees’ dependence on food aid http://electronicintifada.net/
Just a few years ago, saying we were approaching the end of growth led to ridicule. Now the world is waking up. http://www.businessinsider.com
“Today, the average American spends the equivalent of almost a full week, every year, stuck in traffic jams.” – http://bit.ly/Swcugb
Carbon tax could boost economy and combat fuel poverty, analysis shows http://gu.com/p/3byfd/tf
Just realised that when we fall, the goal is not just to get back on our feet but to go HIGHER than before. Otherwise, what wld b the point?
“Yes, we destroyed the planet. But for a beautiful moment in time, we created a lot of value for shareholders.” http://mmflint.me/Qh4Lm1
Photographic film has nearly completed its transition from the mass market to the artisanal http://econ.st/115sIjp
Four more years. pic.twitter.com/bAJE6Vom
The perfect moment might not exist. This moment does. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Teddy Roosevelt
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.” -Samuel Coleridge