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July 10 2015


Facebook Doubles Renewable-Energy Target to 50% by End of 2018

Source: Bloomberg - Facebook Inc. set a goal of running half its operations with clean energy by the end of 2018, and eventually expects to reach 100 percent.

Seas could rise 6 metres even if governments curb warming - study

Source: Reuters - OSLO, July 9 (Reuters) - Sea levels could rise by at least six metres (20 feet) in the long term, swamping coasts from Florida to Bangladesh, even if governments achieve their goals for curbing global warming, according to a study published on Thursday.

Fossil fuel firms risk wasting billions by ignoring climate change, says IEA

Source: Guardian - The world’s fossil fuel companies risk wasting billions of dollars of investment by not taking global action to fight climate change seriously, according to the chief economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

One Direction wants leaders to take direction on climate change

Source: Grist - Guess what, One Direction lovers? You have a new reason to coo over your favorite boy band. Earlier this week, band members Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan released a YouTube video as part of the action/2015, which launched in January to raise awareness about global issues, including climate change.

BRICS bank’s first project should be green – Modi

Source: RTCC - A new development bank to be signed off by emerging economies this week should make its first ever investment in the clean energy sector, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has said.

Outsider enters race to head UN climate science panel

Source: RTCC - Austria and Montenegro have entered an energy economics expert into the contest to lead the UN’s climate science panel.

Bees Are Losing Their Habitat Because of Climate Change

Source: TIME - As if pesticides, disease and habitat loss were not enough, there’s more bad news for bees. Changing temperature and weather conditions due to climate change has restricted the area where bees can survive, and the pollinators have struggled to adapt, according to new research published in the journal Science.

Nuestro futuro común

Source: El Universal - Opinión: Christiana Figueres y Joseph Alcamo. En los últimos doce meses hemos visto un espectacular aumento del número de países que han mostrado su apoyo a una visión de largo plazo frente al cambio climático. Un avance sin duda emocionante.

El mundo se queda sin abejorros

Source: El Pais - Los insectos, vitales para cultivos como el tomate, desaparecen por el cambio climático. Expertos proponen una insólita gran migración asistida por el ser humano para salvarlos.

Easing Alaska's wildfire seasons means tackling climate change

Source: Alaska Dispatch News - Alaska is burning. As of July 8 more than 300 fires are blazing across the state in an extreme and costly fire season that could last well into August. Firefighters and the resources they depend on are being pressed to the limits.

July 09 2015


Exxon knew of climate change in 1981, email says – but it funded deniers for 27 more years

Source: Guardian - ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company, knew as early as 1981 of climate change – seven years before it became a public issue, according to a newly discovered email from one of the firm’s own scientists. Despite this the firm spent millions over the next 27 years to promote climate denial.

Around the world in 5 climate change lawsuits

Source: RTCC - When a Dutch district court ordered the Netherlands government to up its climate game, campaigners were overjoyed.

Why You Should Short Public Oil Companies

Source: Bloomberg View - U.S. coal companies have lost about 75 percent of their market value during the bull market that began in 2009. Oil and gas companies, which account for 60 percent of U.S. carbon emissions, and about 84 percent of fossil fuel market cap, have fared much better. But risks abound.

$15 Trillion Plan Would Have All of America on Renewable Energy by 2050

Source: Epoch Times - A group of scientists has published a plan for the United States to have all of its energy come from renewable sources by 2050, an ambitious goal that carries a $15 trillion price tag.

Banks urged to halt coal finance before Paris summit

Source: RTCC - A coalition of NGOs told banks to quit financing the coal industry on Thursday ahead of a summit tasked with securing a global warming pact.

Ontario, Quebec, and California rally against climate change

Source: Toronto Star - North America’s three amigos in the fight against climate change are urging other leaders to join their crusade.

Gobernadores norteamericanos discuten sobre cambio climático

Source: Notimex - Los gobernadores de las provincias canadienses de Ontario y Québec, y de la estadunidense California, encabezaron hoy discusiones sobre acciones contra el cambio climático en la Cumbre Climática de las Américas.

Cambio climático y vulnerabilidad social

Source: RFI - 2.000 científicos provenientes de un centenar de países están reunidos en París para evaluar el estado del clima del planeta y elaborar propuestas para luchar contra los desarreglos climáticos, en el marco de la conferencia "Nuestro futuro común bajo el cambio climático".

Climate change hits one in six world heritage nature sites

Source: New Scientist - THE climate is no respecter of beauty. Almost one in six of the UNESCO world heritage sites listed for their natural value are already being battered by the changing climate. This threatens their "outstanding universal values" – the features that qualify them for protection.

World Suffering Surge in Extreme Rainfall Due to Climate Change

Source: Bloomberg - The world is suffering a surge in record-breaking rainfall because of climate change, scientists say.
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