If you have been away from Twitter and your environmental news sources for all summer, here is the perfect article to know what were the most important news besides the ones I covered here.
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 and environmental issues
Here’s nine scary facts about the Yosemite fire http://bit.ly/18bptbW
These 14 U.S. cities could disappear over the next century, thanks to climate change http://huff.to/1dhbesa
New ‘Super-PAC’ to support campaigns of Democrats prioritizing climate action.
@VanJones68 and @billmckibben advisors http://goo.gl/x4ztFo
Less plankton, less clouds? RT
@carbonbrief Will earth experience extra warming as oceans acidify? New study says so: http://www.carbonbrief.org
Al Gore explains why he’s optimistic about stopping global warminghttp://fb.me/2Wz01imeS
New Orleans, Miami, New York & Guangzhou are “the world’s most drownable cities.”
#ClimateChange #RisingSeaLevels | http://bit.ly/19vwHti
There’s not enough pollen in London to support all the back-yard bees: http://bit.ly/16ShuSN
The planet’s strongest storm of the year just tore through the Philippines, and isn’t done yet http://thkpr.gs/17J1cbT
Pakistan: third straight year of chaotic flooding a sign of ‘global climatic change.’ Many dead http://www.abc.net.au/
#climate ambitions have slipped into a deep, deep, fossil-induced coma: http://www.rtcc.org/
Beaches Blanketed In Crude Oil After Major Spill In The Gulf Of Thailand http://thkpr.gs/13ZYkch Such a tragedy
Darkness is a natural resource and it is almost gone http://www.treehugger.com
Thin, flexible glass could store energy for electric cars, wind turbines http://www.treehugger.com
Goodbye Florida and NYC: Projections of places that will be under water w/sea level rises http://www.climatecentral.org pic.twitter.com/KH3pn3Zqa0
Oy Vey: Cost of Climate Change is $60 TRILLION? http://ow.ly/2yJtDB
The Costs of A Warming Arctic – Maybe as Much as the 2012 World Economy http://dlvr.it/3kFTnY
Kenya had 15,000 lions 10 years ago. Today we have 2,500. That’s an 85% reduction. Enormity of the poaching epidemic just hit me. Disaster.
Les émissions de HFC, super gaz à effet de serre, auraient quadruplé depuis 1990 http://bit.ly/1dEQhTD
Energy and Cleantech
UK Feed-in Tariff Generated Nearly 380,000 Renewable Installations In Three Years http://po.st/1INyKb via
Warren Buffett: Coal is Done http://www.solarfeeds.com/warren-buffett-coal-is-done/ …
Oil and gas companies have received a cumulative $75 in subsidies for every $1 to renewables http://bit.ly/1bQyUAg They still complain
Winning: 3.1GW of fossil fuel plants shut down in Germany. They can’t compete with the sun: http://bit.ly/16pkzso
World buys 80 million barrels of crude oil per day, at an average price of $110. So we spend $8.8 billion per day on crude oil alone!
Solar-powered air conditioning is coming soon to trains in India http://bit.ly/16eGimR
137 coal plants expected to close in the US due to cheap gas and regulation per Navigant Research report. http://mobile.bloomberg.com
How times change. Demolishing coal plants could be multibillion-dollar global business by 2020. http://thinkprogress.org
Natural bedfellows? RT
@cleantechnica: Green Energy And Crowdfunding Infographic http://dlvr.it/3mwRmg #cleantech
#renewables grew more than 7-fold since UN #climate treaty of 1992… #UNFCCC #climate #cleantech pic.twitter.com/s4etFWnQat
World coal consumption increased 75% since UN
@climate treaty of 1992, with China consuming 51% of all coal. #UNFCCC pic.twitter.com/ypgS78lfjp
São Paulo Sets Ambitious Goal Of 70% Renewable Energy By 2020 http://cleantechnica.com Congrats
First Offshore Wind Turbine Installed In Spain Commissioned http://cleantechnica.com Way to go Spain ! 😀
#Solar #energy up 58% in 2012, to 93TWh globally; #wind 18%, to 521TWh. While $ down, capacity way up http://twitpic.com/d6go1y
The U.S. has tripled its solar-power generation since 2010 (and grown it tenfold since 2007). http://usat.ly/17PP5f2 via
@drgrist: Recent energy efficiency projects in Boston will save the city $400,000 each year. http://bo.st/164h3T0
Despite Germany’s renewables push, emissions are rising. Closing nuclear plants leading utilities to burn more coal. http://ow.ly/nq3Wk
For the price of 1 barrel of oil, you can buy a solar panel that will save the equivalent of 10 barrels! (2-3 barrels buy complete system)
@IEA: The heat is on: “in five years’ time, 25% of the world’s electricity supply will come from renewable sources” http://fw.to/CtUqcii
How The World Can Save $2.9 Trillion Dollars A Year (VIDEO) http://bit.ly/13OM4Hk
Worldwide renewable energy capacity in 2012 equalled China’s electricity demand (4,860TWh)! : TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com
Rice-husks could build better batteries : TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/Fantastic ! 🙂
The Sea Could Provide Much of Scotland’s Power http://dlvr.it/3dkGLC
Sustainability and CSR
Summer reading list! Book recommendations from TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/ As if I hadn’t enough to
#Carbon Bubble will Plunge World into Financial Crisis | The Guardian http://ow.ly/nxbqa #CRinCHI #climate
Around the world, city leaders are not wasting time debating the science of
#climate change. We are taking action: http://bit.ly/13FJx95
Stress levels fall within minutes of being outside. Make time in nature this weekend to relax!: http://bit.ly/15P6UHz
FACT: A cup of iron-rich lentils packs 18 grams of protein — almost as much as three ounces of steak.
4 sustainability challenges US biz leaders must address (failing social mobility/infrastructure/climate change) http://bit.ly/13fF07L
Did you know a tree can absorb up to 48 lbs of carbon/year?
My interview with ecocide lawyer & campaigner
@PollyHiggins – it’s time to criminalise environmental destruction http://ow.ly/n0fNm
One of the best Nelson Mandela photos I have seen.
#joy RT: @XhantiPayi This! #mandela pic.twitter.com/xmMHFe0Uh7 @GoogleFacts : People who swear a lot tend to be more honest, loyal and upfront with their friends.
Coconuts kill more people than sharks — You’re 15 times more likely to be killed by falling coconuts than by a shark.
@GoogleFacts : Neurologically, listening to music is considered a complex action. Intelligent people tend to listen to music for longer periods of time.
“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King Jr