HAVE PSYCHOLOGISTS FOUND A BETTER WAY TO PERSUADE PEOPLE TO SAVE THE PLANET?

‘Worth protecting?’ Scientists recently published the first large-scale study of the association between social dominance and people’s environmental attitudes. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

 

Recent studies linking people’s views on social inequality to how they think and act on environmental issues could prove crucial to changing their behavior...

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CRITICAL UPDATE ON GLOBAL WARMING CURRENT CONDITION FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR...

Most environmental organizations are not telling their members about how bad global warming actually is. This is because they believe their members would lose hope. They also know that if their email messages to their members are not full of hope, progress being made, and optimism, many members will stop donating...

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SHIFT CONSCIOUSNESS FOR GLOBAL WARMING...

 

If you are like me, you must be astounded at the lack of attention and action given to the enormous threat of global warming that could lead to the extinction of so much life on Earth...including our own...

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HAPPY UNIVERSE DAY --- TODAY DECEMBER 31 NOON THROUGH NOON JANUARY 1ST!

The 7th annual Universe is here Today. How Will You Celebrate?

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WITH BIG OIL AND BIG COAL HOSTING THE DOG AND PONY SHOW IN PARIS IS COP-21 DOOMED TO FAIL?

The December 2015 Paris Climate Conference initiated by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) will be attended by leaders of most of the nations of the world. It is being widely touted by scientists, environmental groups as well as progressive global media as our last hope for saving the world from irreversible global warming and the cataclysmic damage caused by the greenhouse effect of carbon and methane pollution of the atmosphere. To achieve this goal at Paris the IPCC has set the target of keeping global warming below 2°Celsius (about 3.7 degrees F.)
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2400 COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS PLANNED DESPITE CLIMATE-FRIENDLY PLEDGES..

Japanese coal plant (Photo: Chris Lewis, Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0)

Coal-fired power plants have provided cheap energy for over a hundred years, and despite coal-burning’s high emissions, about 2,400 are planned globally. A new study calculates that emissions from global energy generation must reach zero before the middle of the century to keep climate change below a two-degree Celsius temperature rise. Niklas Hohne of the New Climate Institute discusses the study with Living on Earth’s Helen Palmer and explains why building these plants is inconsistent with emissions control commitments countries have given...

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POPE FRANCIS PRAYS FOR CLIMATE SUMMIT IN PARIS TO SUCCEED...

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for the success of the global climate summit in Paris, where another week of negotiations are underway to reach an agreement that would limit the warming of the planet...

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PARIS UN CLIMATE CONFERENCE 2015: BROUGHT TO YOU BY VICTORIA'S HAZELWOOD COAL PLANT..

Activists have targeted the French owner of the Hazelwood brown-coal power station for its sponsorship of the Paris climate summit, calling on it to accelerate plans for the plant's closure in the spirit of the negotiations to tackle global warming...

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WHAT WILL REALLY HAPPEN AT THE PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE (COP21)? CUTTING THROUGH THE ILLUSIONS...

The December 2015 Paris Climate Conference initiated by the United

Nations Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) will be

attended by leaders of most of the nations of the world...

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THE THING THAT REALLY DOESN’T MAKE SENSE ABOUT THE CLIMATE DEBATE IN PARIS...


Buildings are seen near the ocean in North Miami, Florida in March 2014. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

As we get deeper into the Paris climate negotiations, activists are poring over confusing texts full of noncommittal brackets. Upon this, it seems, does the fate of the planet depend...

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THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY IS BANKROLLING THE PARIS CLIMATE TALKS...

Corporate sponsorship logos at the entrance to the Paris climate summit.

Some of the event's sponsors might be part of the problem, not the solution...

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WORLD'S RICHEST 10% PRODUCE HALF OF GLOBAL CARBON EMISSIONS, SAYS OXFAM...

But poorest half of world’s people contribute to just 10% of emissions, says British charity as negotiators work on UN climate change deal in Paris. An average person among the richest 1% of people emits 175 times more carbon than his or her counterpart among the bottom 1%, Oxfam said...

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PARIS CLIMATE TALKS: WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL TEMPERATURE RISES REALLY MAKE?

Ice broken off from Perito Moreno glacier floats in Los Glaciares national park, part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, the third largest ice field in the world, in Santa Cruz, Argentina. Most glaciers in the park have been retreating over the past 50 years due to global warming. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Negotiators in Paris are trying to craft a deal at the UN climate talks that will keep global temperature rise below 2C. But what does that mean in reality - and what difference will a couple of extra degrees really make?

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ARGUMENTS FLY AT THE PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE...

From the Guardian newspaper Australia:

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THIS MAY BE THE BIGGEST NEWS YET TO COME OUT OF THE PARIS CLIMATE MEETING...


Wind turbines at the Sere Wind farm, close to Vredendal, in South Africa. (RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

When it comes to electric power, Africa is still the dark continent. More than half of its 1.1 billion inhabitants lack access to electricity, and Africa’s total generating capacity, from Cairo to Cape Town, is only 160 gigawatts, or about half as much as Japan, a country with one-tenth of its population.

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CLIMATE CHANGE-D THE FUTURE WE WERE WARNED ABOUT IS HERE

 
   
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The Future We Were Warned About Is Here
 
As climate summit participants work to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, hundreds of millions of people are already struggling in a hot, dangerous world.
 
 
This week the world’s attention will once again be riveted on Paris as leaders from 195 nations gather for what may be our last chance to reach a global agreement to slash greenhouse gas emissions and avoid catastrophic, irreversible climate change.
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BILL GATES ON CLIMATE CHANGE: 'WE NEED TO MOVE FASTER THAN THE ENERGY SECTOR EVER HAS.'

 

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The man who helped launch the personal computer revolution says the nations of the world aren’t doing nearly enough to boost the search for new energy sources that could help humans avoid a global-warming calamity.

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IS THE 2 °C WORLD A FANTASY?

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Countries have pledged to limit global warming to 2 °C, and climate models say that is still possible. But only with heroic — and unlikely — efforts.

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THE EMPERORS NEW CLOTHES ALL OVER AGAIN THE PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE (COP21)

The December 2015 Paris Climate Conference initiated by the United
Nations Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) will be
attended by leaders of most of the nations of the world...
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