Climate Snippets 4.
Australian Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that traditional light bulbs would be phased out within three years - a move he said would be a world first, to be replaced by energy-efficient alternatives such as compact fluorescent bulbs. Mr Turnbull estimated the move would slash
European Union ministers backed ambitious targets on Tuesday to cut greenhouse gas emissions unilaterally by at least 20 percent by 2020 compared to 1990 levels. It also says the bloc would be willing to reduce its emissions by 30 percent by 2020 if other industrialised nations made similar cuts and "economically more advanced" developing countries contributed too. The 15 "old" EU states that were members before the bloc expanded to 25 nations in 2004 and 27 countries in 2007 have a collective target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8 percent by 2012 compared to 1990 levels. But officials said
More than 100 corporate heads, including General Electric, Ford, Toyota, investment bank Goldman Sachs and retail giant Wal-Mart, international organisations and experts set out a plan yesterday to cut greenhouse gas emissions, calling on governments to act urgently against global warming. The Global Roundtable on Climate Change announcing its first major agreement since it began talks in 2004 urged governments to set mandatory caps on emissions and place a price on the carbon emissions released by power plants, factories and other sectors.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society joined the growing clamour for political action in a public statement approved by its board. It is the first time that the AAAS, which represents 262 societies and scientific academies, has published a statement of consensus on climate change. In the statement the association said: “The scientific evidence is clear: global climate change caused by human activities is occurring now, and it is a growing threat to society. The association said that the result of burning fossil fuels and deforestation was already being observed in the intensification of droughts, heat waves, floods, wildfires and severe storms and “The growing torrent of information presents a clear message: we are already experiencing global climate change. It is time to muster the political will for concerted action.”
Al Gore has announced a series of worldwide ‘Live Earth’ concerts to focus on the threat of climate change, with a high profile line-up from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Snoop Dogg to Bon Jovi. The 24-hour event on July 7 is part of a campaign, Save Our Selves: The Campaign for a Climate in Crisis. Promoters said the Live Earth concerts will take place in
Investor and environmentalist coalition Ceres has created a "Climate Watch" list of 10
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Scottish Power plans the world's biggest wave power generation project near the