Worth an article : My July & August 2013 tweets


https://i2.wp.com/www.elrst.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/twitter-earthrise-128x128.jpg?resize=128%2C128If 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

These 14 U.S. cities could disappear over the next century, thanks to climate change

New ‘Super-PAC’ to support campaigns of Democrats prioritizing climate action. and advisors

Less plankton, less clouds? RT Will earth experience extra warming as oceans acidify? New study says so:

New Orleans, Miami, New York & Guangzhou are “the world’s most drownable cities.” |

There’s not enough pollen in London to support all the back-yard bees:

The planet’s strongest storm of the year just tore through the Philippines, and isn’t done yet

Pakistan: third straight year of chaotic flooding a sign of ‘global climatic change.’ Many dead

New Zealand’s ambitions have slipped into a deep, deep, fossil-induced coma:

Beaches Blanketed In Crude Oil After Major Spill In The Gulf Of Thailand 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

Goodbye Florida and NYC: Projections of places that will be under water w/sea level rises

The Costs of A Warming Arctic – Maybe as Much as the 2012 World Economy

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  #BGES2013

 

Energy and Cleantech

UK Feed-in Tariff Generated Nearly 380,000 Renewable Installations In Three Years via

Warren Buffett: Coal is Done

Oil and gas companies have received a cumulative $75 in subsidies for every $1 to renewables They still complain

Winning: 3.1GW of fossil fuel plants shut down in Germany. They can’t compete with the sun:

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

137 coal plants expected to close in the US due to cheap gas and regulation per Navigant Research report.

How times change. Demolishing coal plants could be multibillion-dollar global business by 2020.

Natural bedfellows? RT : Green Energy And Crowdfunding Infographic

Global non-hydro grew more than 7-fold since UN treaty of 1992…

World coal consumption increased 75% since UN treaty of 1992, with China consuming 51% of all coal.

São Paulo Sets Ambitious Goal Of 70% Renewable Energy By 2020 Congrats !

First Offshore Wind Turbine Installed In Spain Commissioned Way to go Spain ! 😀

up 58% in 2012, to 93TWh globally; 18%, to 521TWh. While $ down, capacity way up

The U.S. has tripled its solar-power generation since 2010 (and grown it tenfold since 2007). via

RT : Recent energy efficiency projects in Boston will save the city $400,000 each year.

Despite Germany’s renewables push, emissions are rising. Closing nuclear plants leading utilities to burn more coal.

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)

The heat is on: “in five years’ time, 25% of the world’s electricity supply will come from renewable sources”

How The World Can Save $2.9 Trillion Dollars A Year (VIDEO)

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 Fantastic ! 🙂

The Sea Could Provide Much of Scotland’s Power http://dlvr.it/3dkGLC  #energy #cleantech

 

Sustainability and CSR

Summer reading list! Book recommendations from TreeHugger As if I hadn’t enough to 😀

$6 Trillion Bubble will Plunge World into Financial Crisis | The Guardian

Around the world, city leaders are not wasting time debating the science of change. We are taking action:

Stress levels fall within minutes of being outside. Make time in nature this weekend to relax!:

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)

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

 

Misc

One of the best Nelson Mandela photos I have seen. RT: This!

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.

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

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