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Being sustainable in hereafter

Or you might want to opt for a cremation alternative. There are a couple of kinds.  The body is dissolved in a stainless-steel vat using a solution of water and potassium hydroxide (similar to oven cleaner) for four hours at 93°C … Continue reading

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Million new jobs by 2040 even as emissions dive

Cutting carbon emissions in line with the Paris climate goals could generate more than 1 million extra jobs by 2040 as Australia transforms its energy and other sectors provided policy settings are right, a new study has found…The Jobs in a … Continue reading

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Paris pledges fall short on emissions

…concludes that “substantial enhancement or over-delivery” of promises made so far is necessary to maintain reasonable chance of keeping warming to well below the 2°C target…“To go the rest of the way, we need to assume much more stringent action … Continue reading

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50% clean energy by 2025 – US, Mexico, Canada to commit

The U.S., Mexico and Canada are expected to pledge on Wednesday to collectively generate 50 per cent of their electricity from zero-carbon sources by 2025, according to White House officials…The agreement is expected to be struck at the North American … Continue reading

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Rundle: Direct Action puts Australia in the ‘arseholes club’ of climate policy

Australia is the worst performer on climate action in the industrialised world. Some countries that had been with us in the arseholes club, such as the US, have now left it, according to CAT, thanks to recent changes in policy. … Continue reading

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Greg Hunt’s dubious carbon claims exposed

 …the auction takes care of less than 20% of necessary reductions, and delivers the bulk of them 5 years late. And that assumes they’ll be finished on time, which is a big assumption for projects that involve construction…cost of all this is … Continue reading

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Report from Davos: Why 4th industrial revolution is coming our way

The World Economic Forum held in Davos this week comes on the heels of the international climate meeting in Paris in December, and the energy and optimism from COP21 is also fueling Davos. Over the past few days, much of the conversation here … Continue reading

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As Coal Industry Teeters, Obama Halts Coal Leasing

The Obama administration, in the first major review of the country’s coal program in three decades, on Friday ordered a pause on issuing coal-mining leases on federal land as part of new executive actions to fight climate change…“We have an … Continue reading

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Australia isolated as developed nations cancel carryover credits from Kyoto

Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden and Britain have announced they will cancel 634.6m tonnes of emission reduction credits they were technically able to count towards their targets for the second Kyoto period, in a bid to overcome what has been … Continue reading

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The Road to Two Degrees, Part One: Feasible Emissions Pathways, Burying our Carbon, and Bioenergy

Here’s the graphic from an item at Skeptical Science which does the numbers on the size of problem we face, even if CCS(carbon capture and storage) Can be delivered at all. We all know that carbon to landfill is a menace but, … Continue reading

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