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Monthly Archives: December 2015


Noiseless shell-shaped wind turbine for households unveiled – E & T Magazine

A super-efficient and completely soundless wind turbine developed by a Dutch company aims to enable every household to generate its own wind energy. Officially unveiled today, the shell-shaped Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine offers much better efficiency compared with conventional…

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Dealing with criminals in climate fraud | Geoff Simmons, originally published in the Dominion Post

OPINION: The Government’s plan for meeting our Kyoto Protocol commitment and 2020 emissions reduction target was released this month. It reveals a shocking truth: New Zealand has been a willing participant in a wholesale climate fraud. We’ve been dealing with…

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The Climate Movement is Dead: A Report Back from COP21 – Global Justice Ecology Project

During my time in Paris, I was constantly inspired by the work I saw represented by activists I met from across the globe. This is where I feel our strength lies: We will not progress, we will not save our…

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The weather outside is ‘frightful’ and promises to become even more extreme

Originally posted on The Extinction Protocol :
December 2015 – CLIMATE – It’s been anything but a Merry Christmas for the world, as far as Mother Nature is concerned. Nature is on a rampage and nearly everyone is feeling some degree…

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Warning: your festive meal could be more damaging than a long-haul flight | George Monbiot | The Guardian

A kilogramme of beef protein reared on a British hill farm can generate the equivalent of 643kg of carbon dioxide. A kilogramme of lamb protein produced in the same place can generate 749kg. One kilo of protein from either source,…

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(Part 1) Indigenous Oil – The Glass Bead Game. A Sussex Global Podcast Series

Episode 2 The Meaning of Climate Change 1st December, 2015 (Part 1) Indigenous Oil . Combining anecdotal experience of indigenous groups on the front line of Canada’s environmental conflict with academic research. Produced and directed by Will Hood. This episode explores the…

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Climate deal: the pistol has fired, so why aren’t we running? | Bill McKibben | Opinion | The Guardian

With the climate talks in Paris now over, the world has set itself a serious goal: limit temperature rise to 1.5C. Or failing that, 2C. Hitting those targets is absolutely necessary: even the one-degree rise that we’ve already seen is…

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Scientists are turning salt water into drinking water using solar power – ScienceAlert

By inexpensively turning salt water into drinking water using sustainable solar power, a team from MIT in the US has not only come up with a portable desalination system for use anywhere in the world that needs it, but it’s…

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Trudeau calls on Canadians to help enact Paris Agreement

Prime Minister Trudeau is calling for Canadians to take an active role in implementing the global climate change deal reached this weekend in Paris. Source: Trudeau calls on Canadians to help enact Paris Agreement

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