SUMMARY OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) CONFERENCE ON HEALTH AND CLIMATE

The World Health Organization (WHO) Conference on Health and Climate took place at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from 27-29 August 2014. It was attended by 360 participants, including health and environment ministers of WHO member states, senior civil servants, technical experts, UN agencies, NGOs, chief executives from health authorities …

How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt

How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt by Naomi Klein Waste land: large-scale irrigation strips nutrients from the soil, scars the landscape and could alter climactic conditions beyond repair. Image: Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto/ Flowers, London, Pivot Irrigation #11 High Plains, Texas Panhandle, USA (2011) In December 2012, …

Don’t water down climate targets, Government warned

Ethical Markets Advisory Board member Tessa Tennant is one of the directors for the UK Green Investment Bank, instrumental in guiding the environmental policy in the UK which informed the report “Progress on Carbon Budgets” from the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee.   ~ editor 08 October 2013 MPs have …

Climate Bonds: ‘EBRD $250m climate bond closes

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘EBRD $250m climate bond closes / Norway’s REC planning $110m 5yr convertible / We’re looking for climate science-savvy interns’1. That EBRD AAA, 5 year “environmental sustainability” bond I blogged yesterday is out; proceeds go to climate related investments. See the EBRD announcement at http://goo.gl/8HwOBH. …

Climate Change’s Silver Bullet? Our Interview With One Of The World’s Top Geoengineering Scholars

Climate Change’s Silver Bullet? Our Interview With One Of The World’s Top Geoengineering Scholars By Ari Phillips on ClimateProgress blog September 6, 2013 at 1:10 pm MELBOURNE, Australia — Since coming to Australia almost two months ago I’ve heard about Clive Hamilton in the process of reporting just about every …

NASA Email Updates: Accreditation Open for Launches, Hurricane Study Media Day at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

Accreditation Open for Launches, Hurricane Study Media Day at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility 07/30/2013 You are subscribed to Earth News for NASA. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Accreditation Open for Launches, Hurricane Study Media Day at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility 07/30/2013 12:00 PM EDT Media …

Game upgrade: Schools across the U.S. will soon start teaching real climate science

The map accompanying this article has school districts taking up real climate science in blue, presumably because they also are a close match to having a larger Democratic constituency in state government. The ones not adopting it are reliably Repugnican far-right in state governments: shilling for the oil and coal …

TRANSFORMING FINANCE STILL TOP PRIORITY

TRANSFORMING FINANCE STILL TOP PRIORITY By Hazel Henderson © 2013, first published on CSRWire Feb. 8, 2013   Despite incremental reforms: the Dodd-Frank Act in the USA, Basel III and the 0.1% financial transaction tax now approved by EU finance ministers, the global financial casino is still playing.  Financial lobbying still seeks to …

Catastrophism: environmentalism and ‘apocalyptic’ politics

http://www.ecoequity.org/2013/01/book-review-catastrophism-the-apocalyptic-politics-of-collapse-and-rebirth/   Book Review: by Tom Athanasiou, Jan 31, 2013 ********************** Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth, by Sasha Lilley, David McNally, Eddie Yuen, James Davis, with a foreword by Doug Henwood. PM Press 2012 by Tom Athanasiou There are four essays in this slim volume, one on …