French President Francois Hollande will host the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference, a summit where leaders from 147 countries will meet with goal of creating a treaty designed to reduce the impact of humans on the Earth’s atmosphere. Show More Summary
Following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris this evening, former Vice President Al Gore suspended his Live Earth 24 hour telecast held in advance of the United Nations global warming summit scheduled to happen in the French capital...Show More Summary
Submitted by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, German Chancellor Angela Merkel needs to do something, urgently, that should have been done months - if not more - ago. There has to be a UN emergency summit on the European...Show More Summary
When global leaders converge on Paris on Nov. 30 for the 2015 United Nations climate change conference, their goal will be to deliver an agreement that, for the first time, seeks to safeguard the Earth's climate by having all nations that are significant sources of carbon dioxide rein in their emissions. read more
“Sustainable development” has gone from buzz word to business imperative in the two decades since the initial Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
If you had a time machine and could travel back to 1992 as the UN’s Earth Summit was underway, and you knew what you know now about Agenda 21, imagine the actions you could take to stop it in its tracks. You wouldn’t have to wonder what the NGOs who created it had in mind. […]
In December 2015 Paris will become this year's stage for a massive, annual diplomatic show: the United Nations Climate Summit. Also known as COP 21, this multilateral global negotiation on no less than the future of life on earth will send a powerful political signal--one way or the other--towards the feasibility of a low carbon society. Show More Summary
It’s been almost a week since I climbed those last fateful steps up to the summit of Katahdin, and ended the single most earth shattering experience of my life so far. One zero day turned into two, and then I came home and I could no longer keep up the illusion that I was going......
The Eye on Earth Summit aims to harness the power of data and new data gathering technologies to help the environment and support sustainable development.
A throng of nearly naked PETA members—wearing little more than bodypaint representing the Earth’s oceans and continents—will descend on the Climate Summit of the Americas on Tuesday as attendees... The post Naked ‘Mother Earths’ to Stop Traffic at Climate Summit of the Americas appeared first on PETA.
Submitted by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, After the high-level EU summit on the migrant issue, hastily convened after close to a thousand people drowned last weekend off the Lybian coast, Dutch PM Mark Rutte was quoted by ‘his’ domestic press as saying ‘Our first priority is saving human lives’. Show More Summary
Covered only with bodypaint representing the Earth’s oceans and continents, PETA’s nearly naked “Mother Earth” will greet attendees at George Washington University’s Feeding the Planet summit on Thursday, the... The post Naked ‘Mother Earth’ Has Earth Day Message for ‘Feeding the Planet’ Summit: Go Vegan! appeared first on PETA.
March 27--From switching street light bulbs to planning Earth Month events, community leaders from across Frederick County shared ideas and discussed potential green projects at the first Frederick County Green Team Summit, held Wednesday...Show More Summary
The hip-hop mogul announced today at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos that he and Al Gore are organizing Live Earth: Road to Paris.
Once heralded as a clear turning point, government participation at the Rio Earth Summit’s would soon be seen as more symbolic than effective. The DeSmog UK epic history series continues. The Rio Earth Summit in July 1992 was celebrated...Show More Summary
Entering 2015, about 2 billion people on earth have smartphones, but we’re on our way to a day when 3.5 – 4 billion people have these devices. Mobile is the first platform to allow companies to serve the whole world. On the back of this mobile revolution, we see companies like Uber, Airbnb, and Kabam rocketing to […]
This is a brutally honest account of my first Himalayan climb — an attempt on the 20,305' Imja Tse — more popularly known as Island Peak. While it's a baby by Himalayan standards only one other point on earth outside of Asia reach a higher altitude. Read more...
It is well known that the leaders of the two nations that collectively posses the vast majority of nuclear weapons on planet earth have an icy relationship at best. This was awkwardly apparent at this week's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in China. Here are some of the best pictures of this odd couple's interaction, or lack thereof, at the event. Read more...
"My name is Monica Lewinsky. Though I have often been advised to change it, or asked why on earth I haven't. But, there we are. I haven't." Monica Lewinsky spoke at the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 Summit and spoke about the affair that almost brought down the Bill Clinton administration. Show More Summary
Only recently, the UN Climate Summit came together in New York to further address the necessary measures to protect the Earth from a dramatic climate change. It has long been recognised that an increase of the average temperature will cause rising oceans and thus flooded landscapes. Show More Summary