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The Marshall Island’s Momentum Changing Proposal for Shipping

UPDATE: The International Maritime Organisation shelved the Marshall Islands’ proposal on May 13 after it failed to win critical support among member states.  This week as the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) meets in London, they’ll be considering a proposal from the Republic of the Marshall Islands calling for a binding global reduction target on shipping... (More...)
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Rising up, in Baltimore and beyond

If we want climate justice — not just adaptation to or even mitigation of climate change — then it’s important to understand the structural drivers of the crisis. I’m thinking about those drivers today, and I’m thinking about Baltimore. The story of Baltimore doesn’t start with the wrongful death of Freddie Gray. It didn’t start... (More...)
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Emergency in the lake Baikal region: global warming heralds nothing of any good, even for the Russian cold

In the very first days of 2015, Russia’s Minister of Natural Resources, Sergei Donskoi, officially declared Baikal an emergency zone  because of a catastrophic drop in its water level. Baikal is the globe’s largest freshwater lake and is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is Russia’s pride and one of the most popular tourist... (More...)
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Climate workroom – 2015: a how-to for a do-it-yourself future

By Mikhail Matveev, 350.org Communication Coordinator on East Europe, Causasus, Central Asia -March 18, 2015 Climate change is happening in our region 2.5 times faster than the global average. It brings droughts, floods, fires and smog. But there is encouraging news as well: more and more people are implementing up-to-date green solutions and creating an... (More...)
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Live Blog: Cyclone Pam In West Pacific

The massive tropical storm Cyclone Pam is the first category 5 storm to make landfall since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013.>> The island nation of Vanuatu was hit around 10 pm Feb 13, with winds at 250 km/hr. Also impacted Tuvalu and Kiribati.>>  Was 1 of 4 tropical storms in the West Pacific.>> For... (More...)
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Life After Fossil Fuels in Australia – Not Just a Fantasy

Blair Palese, 350.org Australia CEO writes about how Bob Massie’s tour downunder is kicking off a lively conversation about how Australia can move into the post fossil fuels age – while still supporting jobs and prosperity, and being awesome for the climate. “Life After Fossil Fuels: Opportunities in the Emerging Low Carbon World” with visiting US... (More...)
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Breaking Up With Fossil Fuels is Easy to Do

Yesterday, a Big Oil PR group released this cartoon video as an attack against Global Divestment Day. The Environmental Policy Alliance is a front group for Big Oil that pushes out specious and inaccurate opposition research on individuals and organizations who fight climate change. The group is led by Rick Berman, who was taped by... (More...)
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6 tweets exposing some biased research

“First they ignore you, then they try and publish bogus studies to discredit you!” Yesterday, a new report against fossil fuel divestment came out. When I started seeing tweets about it, I checked out their website and saw this: Besides the fact that the report is commissioned by the fossil fuel industry, there’s a lot... (More...)
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Oil workers’ strike for safety reflects danger of fossil fuels

This week, United Steelworkers at nearly a dozen refineries across the country went on strike for the first time in 36 years. They had been negotiating a contract with Shell, on behalf of dozens of other oil majors when talks broke down. With oil production in North America at historic levels, you would be forgiven for... (More...)
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