It is that time of the month again : here is my selection of the most interesting and note-worthy news of September in the climate, energy and sustainability spheres. Each of them could have been the subject of an 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 and environmental issues
Australia may be forced to increase emissions cut http://www.theage.com.au
Feeding Cows Different Food Could Lower Their Emissions By 30 Percent http://thkpr.gs/19Ka81H
Climate change devastating ocean fishermen: “Sometimes we’ll catch 5,000 pounds of jellyfish” http://thkpr.gs/1fiGtVG
Protecting just 17% of Earth’s land would save 67% of plant species. Can we do it before it’s too late? http://ow.ly/oMf2y
Global Flood Damage Could Exceed $1 Trillion Annually by 2050 http://www.motherjones.com/
Drought helped cause Syria’s war. Will climate change bring more like it? http://www.washingtonpost.com
Eliminating HFCs will prevent .5°C in warming. Today’s G20 news shows the potential for China-US cooperation: http://www.americanprogress.org
One degree of warming may cut Kansas wheat production 20 percent. http://ow.ly/oDx6q
Ending Australia’s price on carbon would cost billions now, billions more later due to climate impacts: http://bit.ly/15ElCZ0
We can’t blame everything on climate change: Soot melts glaciers too http://bit.ly/19g8Ywt
How Indonesia catapulted itself to became one of the world’s top greenhouse gas polluters: http://bit.ly/1a0HM5S
Energy and cleantech
Green energy pays for itself in lives saved from smog–that’s a nice thought! http://www.newscientist.com/
It takes two TONS of tar sands just to make just ONE barrel of oil. Time for energy efficiency… http://fb.me/2p3KmU5e9
1% of U.S. power plants produce 30% of the sector’s CO2 pollution http://bit.ly/18je4eo
Glencore, biggest exporter of power-station coal, cancels $5.5 bln coal mine + 6 more in Australia. ‘Waning demand’: http://goo.gl/YdXMZN
State of South Australia might reach 50% renewable energy w/in 10 years & 20% of houses already have rooftop solar! http://bit.ly/15Uv2ge
Sustainability and CSR
In Paris, theft and vandalism could force bike shares to shrink http://bit.ly/19C5NP2
No, bike lanes don’t hurt retail business and they may even bring in more customers http://bit.ly/17wDbHD
$750 billion in food is wasted every year http://huff.to/1e1KZ9j
Did you know it takes 3 litres of water to produce 1 litre of bottled water?
Wastewater : Is this the planet’s most underused resource? http://huff.to/1dK3rDh
@DalaiLama : If we have peace of mind, we’ll always feel happy. Deceiving ourselves that money is the source of happiness, we won’t.
“If you’re giving your all to someone, and it’s not enough, you’re giving it to the wrong person.”
“A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.” -Grace Pulpit