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The Coal Action Network

January 12, 2009 | 2gether

I’ll start publishing a series of links to other Awareness sites, so that we can all benefit from more and diverse information on all the issues regarding climate change.

I found specially interesting the Coal Action Network, based on the UK and composed of Groups and Individuals who resist and warn against the dangers of the mining and coal industry in the United Kingdom.

Coal Banner

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Been a while, and still the same

January 11, 2009 | 2gether

2008 has come and gone, and the situation is still the same, regarding climate changing:

  • some critics keep saying that climate is not changing irreversibly, they say it’s just a phase
  • some concerned people and organizations keep working for awareness and a change in minds
  • the United States of America government kept its eyes and ears closed to the serious events taking place in our world and to all the¬†critic information published out there
  • the other countries in the world haven’t really pressed enough to¬†make a serious effort in curbing climate change
Garbage burning

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The warmest winter ever and the cost of species loss

March 17, 2007 | 2gether

A US government agency says that this winter has the highest temperature ever, by contributing factors such as the trend of of warmer temperatures and the El Nino. On other news, the G8 environment ministers have agreed to study the economical impact of species being extinct as a result of global warming.

Average land temperature

 



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Past environmental causes and the UK political debate on climate

March 15, 2007 | 2gether

BBC has an interesting article summing up what happened to the environmental causes of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Did we fix them? And Al Gore has visited the UK and praises both major parties for debating and competing for the best initiatives.

Gordon Brown (UK Finance minister) and Gore discuss environment    Ozone layer image

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EU agreement for 2020 goals and Navarra’s green energy

March 10, 2007 | 2gether

In groundbreaking and aggressive style, the EU leaders, meeting in Brussels, agreed to new bans on CO2 emissions and on new measures to boost renewable energy sources by 2002. Navarra, a spanish region, already has the lead, with the use of green energy by 70%. Truly, a pioneer.

Merkel and Chirac discuss energy issues     Navarra's solar panels

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UN climate change warning, and alaskan village disappearing

March 4, 2007 | 2gether

Two interesting headlines for the weekend. The UN Secretary General warns about the dangers of climate change and appeals for USA to do more. Meanwhile, a BBC journalist visited a village in Alaska, who is about to be destroyed by rising sea levels and ice melting…

Ban Ki-moon on climate change and USA    Polar bears and population in Alaska have less ground each year...

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A green Oscar night, and 2 Oscars!

March 1, 2007 | 2gether

Al Gore’s movie was nominated, but there was more to come. The Oscars¬†were as Green as possible, carbon neutral, with Gore on stage and¬†An Inconvenient Truth winning 2 Oscars. What a night that was! )

Oscar night - win Documentary Feature

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Al Gore, the rock star

March 1, 2007 | 2gether

In the countdown to the Oscars, the Washington Post characterizes Al Gore as being probably the coolest ex-vice president ever, with a rock star popularity, cool image and selling tickets for presentations, in record time.

Al Gore and Queen Latifah, on stage at the Grammys. Feb. 11

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Europe to cut 20% of carbon dioxide by 2020

February 22, 2007 | 2gether

European leaders, on the 20nd February, have announced a new ambitious plan, to cut back 20% of overall carbon dioxide emissions, using the 1990 levels as starting point for calculations.

European ministers decide carbon dioxide cuts in Brussels

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How many australians does it take to change the light bulbs?

February 22, 2007 | 2gether

Old light bulbs will be a thing of the past for Australia. Still, they will take some 5 years to change the light-bulbs (not a speed record, I know), but it’s something huge, a move that will affect the whole country.

Australia bans old light bulbs

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Live Earth: 7.7.07 - a concert for a climate in crisis

February 17, 2007 | 2gether

Al Gore has now turned to music to spread the word. Following the successfull Live 8 concerts in 2005, he has just announced the Live Earth, with concerts around the world!

Gore announces Live Earth concerts

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Oil industry conference: shift to biofuels

February 15, 2007 | 2gether

Big Oil companies are gathered in Houston, Texas, for a weeklong conference, with around 2000 attendants. Biofuels are mildly fashionable there, with companies setting up departments.

Biofuels - sunflowers

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Richard Branson offers $25 million for carbon solution

February 10, 2007 | 2gether

Sir Richard Branson knows time is of essence and any minute that passes, more carbon goes into the atmosphere. To stay. So, he has come up with a competition to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere: the Earth Challenge.

Branson launches competition with Gore

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IPCC: some more reactions to the global report

February 9, 2007 | 2gether

After some days, the reactions keep coming in and I found a good article mentioning a few of them.

Maldives island - water levels can submerge it in decades

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Al Gore in Portugal for a private conference

February 8, 2007 | 2gether

Al Gore has finally come to Portugal, to show his presentation An Inconvenient Truth. But, the presentation has been too private (yet supported with public money), when it could have had bigger impact.

Al Gore meets portuguese prime minister

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Japan snow festival: too warm this year

February 7, 2007 | 2gether

For 58 years, the Hokkaido island Snow Festival has attracted millions of visitors to admire it’s ice sculptures. But, this winter, the ice sculptors had some temperature problems…

Sculpture of Bangkok's Chakri Maha Prasat Grand Palace in Sapporo

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IPPC Report: behind the scenes and some more reactions

February 6, 2007 | 2gether

Obviously, one can expect that is difficult for 113 governments to agree on a report. So that’s why China wanted to add some footnotes and some expressions like ‘very likely’ were used.

Bangladesh farmer

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IPCC: Chirac and other next day reactions

February 3, 2007 | 2gether

As the discussion on the IPCC report grows, there are some reactions from all over the world. French president Jacques Chirac has already made a solid proposal.

Chirac addresses a conference on Environment, Feb 3

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IPCC Report: Humans did it (climate change)

February 2, 2007 | 2gether

The long awaited first IPPC Report of 2007 was just released today, February 2nd. And its conclusions are not soft or nice about human impact on climate change. We did it.

IPCC chairman Dr Rajendra Pachauri

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Forest payments, light bulbs, offsetting carbon and White House pressure on scientists

February 1, 2007 | 2gether

Some interesting articles in the past few days, some interesting concepts, and some of the political pressure around the climate change issue:

Indonesia Sumbawa forest

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