Shimon Peres has accomplished quite a bit in his nearly 93 years on Earth, serving as one of the founding fathers of Israel, winning the Nobel Peace Prize and filling his golden years focusing on philanthropy. His secret? “Don’t be pessimistic, it’s a waste of time."
Being a farmer is the greatest job on earth noted USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. He spent the morning back in his home state of Iowa (Vilsack is a former Iowa Governor) to kick off the 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. He kicked off his speech noting that he is proud of the work the USDA has done to help... Read More
The initial lineup for the 15th Annual Northwest String Summit has been announced today. Taking place July 14-17, 2016 in at the idyllic Horning’s Hideout North Plains, OR, the 15th edition of this annual shindig features a familiarShow More Summary
The hype at Web Summit was as thick as the fog that delayed flights into Dublin Airport last month at the Earth's largest gathering of startups. "Kookiness" after all, is endemic to innovation, which requires thought exercises that make possible what seems implausible. Show More Summary
The Paris climate summit may go down in history as the singular moment nations decided to tackle the threat of anthropogenic climate change. But few of us appreciate the fact that it’s taken over a century to arrive at a global consensus on the science. Read more...
This is scary: The 170 national plans at the Paris climate-change summit would still let the Earth's average temperature increase by 6 degrees Fahrenheit. To say a 6-degree jump would drastically... To view the full story, click the title link.
CFACT has participated in the UN climate process going back to the original Rio Earth summit. We are an officially recognized NGO observer at COP 21. CFACT’s display is in the NGO pavilion at booth 37c. We used our space to inject four “inconvenient facts” into the COP. They are the kind of rock solid,…
The environmental movement, which began in earnest in the United States in the early 1970s, is not about saving the planet. Earth does not need to be saved, nor does life on earth need our protection. As much as we care about polar bears, their extinction would mean little to life as a whole. Show More Summary
Analyses suggest a deal in Paris might put us on track to limit warming to 2.7 °C, but that doesn't mean we can rule out much greater rises in temperatures
Seeking to boost President Barack Obama and backers of the Paris climate change summit, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC devoted on Monday night over 15 minutes of airtime across six segments touting the summit, a Discovery Channel documentary on climate change, a hashtag campaign, and climate scientists in the Arctic Circle to name a few examples.
When it comes to saving the planet, public humiliation can be surprisingly effective. Take the satirical Fossil of the Day award, which has a simple premise: Figure out who’s doing the best job at spoiling the Earth’s atmosphere that...Show More Summary
The entire world is watching as politicians pour into Paris today to decide the future of the Earth. But you might have missed what’s going on outside the summit, where dozens of activists and artists have transformed the city with installations about climate change. Read more...
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......