uh oh ! I totally forgot to publish a review of my most interesting news on Twitter for both May and June ! Lucky you, here is this long awaited for selection. As usual, each tweet could have been the subject of a full article.
Given this selection I believe it is safe to say we are reaching tipping points for both the seriousness of our multiple crises and in some way, how we are starting to address some of them (mostly climate change).
I believe this selection of news 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 change and environmental issues
New York Times editorial calls for Obama to get moving on climate http://bit.ly/10g2goe
Astounding: 39% of water in Chinese rivers is toxic to humans. Pollution to blame: http://on.ft.com/YWPUjS
“China’s emissions super tanker is starting to turn. So is Australia’s http://reneweconomy.com.au/
China agrees to impose carbon targets by 2016. Beijing’s thaw overGHG seen as major step in battling climate change http://www.independent.co.uk
British report: climate change will render ‘hundreds of millions’ homeless http://www.guardian.co.uk/
Why is Reuters puzzled by global warming ‘slodown’? Its speeding up as ‘only 2% of warming heating air, 90% -> oceans http://gu.com/p/3f93j/tw
99 One-Liners Rebutting Denier Talking Points — With Links To The Full Climate Science http://clmpr.gs/12QcjNB
Great infographic: What climate change means for Africa and Asia http://thkpr.gs/12JZfyC
#PollinationWeek. Did you know? The global value of crops pollinated by bees is estimated to be nearly $217,000,000,000.
Cheap Food Is A Thing Of The Past, Report Warns http://clmpr.gs/14PbSUT
3% annual CO2 reductions unlock $190 BILLION in profits, says new WWF/CDP report. Details on 6/18 http://wwf.to/11h31Op
EU must cut emissions 55% by 2030 to tackle carbon credit surplus http://www.businessgreen.com/
‘Understory’ fires destroyed more Amazon forest area than deforestation in recent years. Climate disruption is cause: http://goo.gl/7cSWK
Central Europe’s flooding crisis continues: 30K evacuated, 12 lives lost. This is what climate change looks like. http://ind.pn/17reG0z
Al Gore : The climate crisis is a challenge worthy of the very best in us, a rare privilege. We have the tools. It’s time to rise to the occasion.
Beijing creates hefty gasoline pollution tax to fight massive smog problem ($6/gallon) http://www.treehugger.com
China, Brazil, others working on carbon markets now. Carbon pricing schemes could soon cover 50% of global emissions! http://goo.gl/vn5bd
Cleantech and energy issues
Solar PV Market Set To Grow To $155 Billion In 2018 http://bit.ly/17alosj
Huge potential: Improving energy efficiency in buildings by 30% would spur a new $275 billion market in the US alone http://bit.ly/16XEkKX
Looks like oil demand in OECD countries peaked in 2006: IEA expects slow decrease to continue until 2018. pic.twitter.com/fsnLZoaTXa
Go world! 100 countries now produce electricity with wind power – 2012 record-breaking year: http://ow.ly/lfMAZ
The network “350” aims to shift the fight against climate change out of high politics and onto the streets http://econ.st/10fD0hb
From noon to 1 p.m., solar PV provided 22 GW, that’s 44% of all German electricity demand! I was an eye witness 😉 http://goo.gl/rtGGX
The Future of the Global Renewables Industry http://bit.ly/YPY89p
1,000 turbines, 2-3 GW! “@vogeCST: A closer look at what would be the biggest US wind energy project, in Wyoming: http://ow.ly/ltnUf ”
Malta Solar PV Feed-in Tariff, Solar Hot Water, & Energy Efficiency Schemes Announced http://cleantechnica.com
The 6-fold growth in Belgium 2008-09, to 0.5 GW/year, shows how fast solar markets can accelerate: pic.twitter.com/jnOVwUQ9IY
What’s needed to get sustainable energy for all (World Bank infographic) : TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com
German researchers create a lithium-ion battery that retains 85% of its capacity after 10,000 charges : TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com
Ford: Regenerative Braking Has Saved 100 Million Gallons Of Gas http://bit.ly/12DgkKv
European coal pollution causes 22,300 premature deaths a year http://www.guardian.co.uk
@dannyksfun Solar’s contribution to California’s electricity supply has doubled since last Sept and will double again by end of this year
How does the world’s biggest coal company save money? With solar power, of course http://thkpr.gs/16MUXJs
Even India’s largest coal power company is investing in solar. Get ready for the sunlight revolution: http://bit.ly/17reOxc
Sustainability and CSR
Please spread the AP story on divestment;–makes it super clear this is the rational as well as moral choice http://bigstory.ap.org/
What would ‘wartime mobilization’ to fight climate change look like? http://bit.ly/YpNA6U
Electric Bikes, A Rising Force On Urban Transit Landscape — 38 Million Units Per Year By 2020, Navigant Reports http://bit.ly/16bDAk2
This magical filter makes soda into water http://bit.ly/10fVvh7
29 of the world’s largest bike-sharing programs in one map: http://bit.ly/17uVf7Q
Wired has it right. We need a gadget movement that focuses on repair. Why? Because it will save our souls. http://ow.ly/mcfQz
How to Start Your CSR Career | Good Business Sense http://www.gbsense.com
UN Recommends Big Companies Report Environmental Impacts As Well As Profits http://clmpr.gs/14elQyL
With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here’s Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo …
Lots of data to improve your photos : 20+ Cheatsheets & Infographics For Photographers http://www.hongkiat.com/
Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world and is considered 10 times more effective than valium.
The word “Android” refers only to a male looking robot. For one that looks like a female, the proper term is “Gynoid.”
In 1898 Bayer introduced diacetylmorphine, marketed as a cure for morphine addiction and cough suppressant. The drug is now known as Heroin.
Avid swimmers have a 50% lower mortality rate than: * Runners, * Walkers, * And people who don’t exercise at all.