BREAKING NEWS: US Science Report Proves All Out Effort To Fight Climate Change Needed Right Now Or Everyone Is Screwed. Get It?

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Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) on Tuesday. Here’s the way the rest of the legacy media reported this story yesterday with links to their none-too-urgent coverage – courtesy of my FaceBook friends: White House Report Warns of Climate Change Effects – CNN.

Greenius Talks Climate Change Sense of Urgency with Bill Nye the Science Guy

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In August I covered the Plug-In 2009 Conference in Long Beach for Creative Greenius and provided exclusive photos and commentary. On the final night of the conference, August 13, a public night was held featuring a forum with Bill Nye the Science Guy, Chelsea Sexton and “Who Killed the Electric Car&# Director, Chris Paine.

Group of 285 global investors with more than $20T in assets under management calls for urgent action on investment-grade climate change and energy policies; guidelines for governments

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Saying that “ investment-grade climate change and clean energy policy is required to shift private sector investment from high-carbon to low-carbon assets ”, a group of 285 investors has urged governments and international policy makers to take new and meaningful steps in the fight against climate change. Climate change presents major long-term risks to the global economy and to the assets in which we invest. Climate Change Policy

While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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Climate scientists now agree that we won’t be able to restrict warming to just 2 degrees – which would have been bad enough. Those in the know, including NOAA say there is no doubt that the world’s extreme weather is being caused by climate change.

Superstars of AB 811 Rock Palm Desert @ EcoMotion Conference

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But that’s the way it felt to the Creative Greenius as I covered the EcoMotion Palm Desert AB 811 Conference on Friday at the University of California Riverside Graduate Center. Chairman of the AB 811 Conference & my new favorite Republicans.

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While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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Climate scientists now agree that we won’t be able to restrict warming to just 2 degrees – which would have been bad enough. Those in the know, including NOAA say there is no doubt that the world’s extreme weather is being caused by climate change.

Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Oceans, already expanding from warmth and melting glaciers, would rise, increasing coastal flooding; a chain reaction of climate changes is projected to lead to harsher, more widespread droughts and more powerful storms. US intelligence and defense agencies say such environmental changes can lead to energy insecurity, water and food shortages, and social instability. It’s about time we changed course. COP15 , United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009.

I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

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I can’t do it with the climate clock ticking so loudly now and with so many critical parts of the math equation in my own South Bay backyard. Besides all the damage to Hermosa’s health, environment, safety and quality of life the drilling for oil in their 1.4

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Vanderbilt meeting concludes time to begin developing climate change adaptation strategies for transportation sector

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A two-day leadership summit that brought together major stakeholders from the $1-trillion-plus freight transportation sector with climate change researchers emerged with a consensus position that despite the uncertainties surrounding climate change, it is time to start developing effective strategies that will keep the nation’s transportation systems and other critical infrastructure running in the face of the adverse impacts that seem increasingly likely to occur.

UN Environment report says national GHG pledges only bring one-third of reductions needed for Paris Agreement

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The eighth edition of UN Environment’s Emissions Gap report, released ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, finds that national pledges only bring approximately one-third of the reduction in emissions required by 2030 to meet climate targets, with private sector and sub-national action not increasing at a rate that would help close this gap. The 1 Gigaton Coalition is supported by UN Environment and the Norwegian Government.

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Hey Ted, Here’s My Card

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And it was my fault for not having a card with me earlier this week when I was part of State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi’s press conference in Hermosa Beach. . Tagged: Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi , Joe Galliani , South Bay 350 Climate Action Group , State Senator Ted Lieu.

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Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points. When I decided to trade my advocacy pro bono work for the action work I now do at EcoMedia I knew my world was about to change but I wasn’t prepared for the top-to-bottom overhaul in store for me.

Open Letter by Netherlands Scientists on IPCC and Errors in 2007 Climate Change Report

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In response to the ongoing discussion about the reliability of the UN IPCC and the climate reports, a group of 55 leading Dutch scientists working in the field of climate change, energy and the environment wrote an open letter. Open letter (10 February 2010) to Netherlands parliament by Netherlands scientists on climate change and IPCC. Errors in the IPCC climate change report are being seized by some to discredit climate science.

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Greenius Says The Congresswoman Gets It. Harman Calls Lack of Bold or Binding Agreement to Cap GHG Emissions in Copenhagen, “Stunning.”

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When our South Bay 350 Climate Action Group asked for Congresswoman Jane Harman’s help with our October 24, International Day of Climate Action we got it. Nowhere is this truer than in California, which has long been at the vanguard in the nation on progressive climate policy.

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Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points. When I decided to trade my advocacy pro bono work for the action work I now do at EcoMedia I knew my world was about to change but I wasn’t prepared for the top-to-bottom overhaul in store for me.

France launches new climate plan; Euro 7 lead; targeting ending the sale of vehicles emitting GHGs by 2040

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Nicolas Hulot, France’s new minister responsible for environment and energy, presented the country’s new climate plan at a press conference at the Ministry. Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Engines Europe Oil Policy

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Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

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Our relationship started about a month ago when we spent an evening together carpooling to a UCLA workshop on communication climate change that we both participated in. We covered: global warming, nuclear power, clean air, smart growth, globalization and the environment.

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WHO report urges greater attention to improved land use, rapid transit, cycling and walking to achieve health co-benefits from transport GHG emissions mitigation

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The review is the latest product of WHO’s Health in the Green Economy initiative, which is considering available evidence on health impacts from climate mitigation strategies for key economic sectors, as reviewed by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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Researchers engineer first low-methane-emission, high-starch rice; benefits for GHG control, food and bioenergy

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Here we show that the addition of a single transcription factor gene, barley SUSIBA2, conferred a shift of carbon flux to SUSIBA2 rice, favouring the allocation of photosynthates to aboveground biomass over allocation to roots. Biomass Biotech Climate Change Emissions

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Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

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As our climate change crisis worsens and spins out of control with each passing day there’s no time to spare for those of us whose job it is to educate and motivate our fellow citizens to actions that cut our greenhouse gas emissions.

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California Goes To Hell In A Handbasket But Greenius Says AB 811 is Our Route To Green Heaven

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As the Greenius learned in early June, when I was at the EcoMotion Palm Desert AB 811 conference, programs like the Greenius’ favorite, AB 811, were tailor-made to score great big bagfuls of bucks from this stimulus. Now the money from the Feds changes that equation.

2009 141

Electrified Blondes in Convertibles For Everyone!

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But now change has come to America, the people are more than ready, and the cars are here. Another of my favorite people on the Southern California environmental scene is State Senator Fran Pavley who also spoke at the press conference. One voice really can change the world.

Devil In The Details: Is Copenhagens 2 ºC Guardrail Obsolete?

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From the opening day of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate negotiations in Copenhagen, also known as Conference of Parties (COP) 15, the relevance of a key threshold metric—the 2 °C maximal warming limit, or “guardrail”—has repeatedly been called into question by delegates of COP member states which are particularly vulnerable to climate change. Reasons For Concern” About Climate Adaptation. by Jack Rosebro.

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GSI/UNEP conference report finds fossil-fuel subsidy reform complex and challenges sobering; ~1% of global GDP spent on fossil-fuel subsidies

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Although momentum behind reforming subsidies for fossil fuels (for both consumers and producers) worldwide has gained significant momentum during the past few years, and although the benefits of subsidy reform seem evident, countries’ experience of reform and the challenges involved are “sobering”, according to a recently published report from a conference convened on the subject last year by the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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UNEP: Existing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Pledges Unlikely To Hold Warming To 2 ºC Or Less By Mid-Century

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Each estimate has a range of uncertainty of at least 2 GtCO 2 e, reflecting different assumptions for emissions drivers such as business-as-usual (BAU) scenarios, national actions, land use change, base year emissions, future baseline emissions, and future energy intensities for different countries.

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Hadley Centre: Average 4 C Warming Could Happen Within a Human Lifetime, With Even Greater Warming in Many Regions

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One of the UK’s leading climate scientists has presented new research findings on the increasing potential for a 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 °F) Dr Richard Betts, Head of Climate Impacts at the UK Met Office Hadley Centre, presented the findings at a special conference called “ 4 degrees and beyond ” at Oxford University. 4 degrees of warming averaged over the globe translates into even greater warming in many regions, along with major changes in rainfall.

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Devil in the Details: World Leaders Scramble To Salvage and Shape Copenhagens UNFCCC Climate Summit

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The 15 th Congress, also known as the 15 th Conference of Parties, or COP 15, was initially intended to be a largely procedural summit, with many major negotiating points settled and most environmental ministers prepared to sign a binding emissions treaty that contained specific emissions targets as well as commitments to financing structures. Climate Change And The IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. 5 ] Alister Doyle: Climate talks seek to salvage UN Copenhagen deal.

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Climate Talks End In Copenhagen Accord; Countries Settle On Non- Binding 2 ºC Warming Limit

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Following an all-night session that sent two weeks of climate talks into overtime, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 15 th Conference Of Parties (COP 15) yesterday tentatively approved a non-binding, three-page political statement that had been hashed out the previous night in face-to-face meetings between leaders of Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, South Africa, the UK, and the United States at the Bella Centre near the Copenhagen airport.

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ICAO Member States Agree to Aspirational Goal of Capping CO2 Emissions from Aviation from 2020

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Member states of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted a resolution at its 37 th General Assembly on Friday to reduce the impact of aviation CO 2 emissions on climate change. Financial assistance: The agreement also includes provisions on technical and financial assistance for developing countries’ actions to mitigate the climate change impacts of aviation. —EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard said ".

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GFEI report concludes 50% improvement in average fuel economy of entire global light duty fleet by 2050 is achievable; importance of the regulatory and fiscal environments

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More generally, the regulation of fuel economy will tend to limit increases in vehicle size and performance, and in some countries regulation to meet the targets may require changes to the current size mix and/or performance of vehicles.

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Proposed US Transportation Reauthorization Plan Links Greenhouse Gas Reductions to Transportation Planning

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in a press conference last week, is the linkage of transportation planning with greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Infrastructure Policy

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EC Publishes 6 Calls for Proposals for Transport Research within the Seventh Framework Program; €63M for European Green Cars Initiative and Electromobility

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Calls for also went out for proposals in health; food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology; information and communication technologies; nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies; energy; environment (including climate change); socio-economic sciences and humanities; space; and security. conferences or events of special relevance to the European transport sector. The European Commission has published 53 calls for.

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Heidi On The Hot Seat

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And for all those cities, with all those sources of pollution pumping CO2 and other greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere and into the lungs of the South Bay’s one million residents, we’ve got just one woman on the payroll as the Climate Action Plan Coordinator.

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Greenius Weekend Update

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Holiday greetings from teetering on the precipice of bankruptcy California, where we’ve had a couple of unnerving earthquakes, a historic election and a disappointing Lakers’ home loss in the NBA Western Conference Finals since last I posted. Tags: environment

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Toyota Plug In

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more ) M eanwhile, in the United States, the political environment to support plug ins continues to grow. "On On June 11 and 12, the Brookings Institution and Google.org will host a conference entitled “ Plug-In Electric Vehicles 2008: What Role for Washington ?”

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de Boer Resigns from UNFCCC

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Yvo de Boer will resign his position as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as of 1 July 2010. de Boer will be joining the consultancy group KPMG as Global Adviser on Climate and Sustainability, as well as working with a number of universities. Working with my colleagues at the UNFCCC Secretariat in support of the climate change negotiations has been a tremendous experience.

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Elements of the Cancun Agreements

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The UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, ended on Saturday with the adoption of a package of decisions that set all governments more firmly on the path towards a low-emissions future and support enhanced action on climate change in the developing world, according to the UN Environment Programme. The next Conference of the Parties is scheduled to take place in South Africa, from 28 November to 9 December 2011.

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Summer Update

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A large coalition has formed around the issues of national security, combating climate change, saving on fuel costs and increasing business for American agriculture. The press conference will be at 3:00 pm at Austin City Hall.

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Scientists at Climate Talks Call for New Assessment of Nitrogen and Climate

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A side event organized by the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) at the COP-15 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen will highlight nitrogen’s role in climate change. The event organizers are calling for an immediate new assessment of nitrogen and climate which will identify innovative nitrogen management strategies for global climate change mitigation and associated co-benefits.

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Shipping industry, Oxfam and WWF call on COP 17 delegates to provide IMO with clear guidance on reducing shipping GHG emissions; potential for contributing to Green Climate Fund

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At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa (COP 17), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS, which represents more than 80% of the world merchant fleet), Oxfam and WWF called on delegates to give the International Maritime Organization (IMO) clear guidance on continuing its work on reducing shipping emissions through the development of Market Based Measures (MBMs).

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CSIRO forecasts 50-year trend of decreasing rainfall over southern Australia to continue for another 50 years

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In an address to the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics conference in Melbourne, CSIRO climate scientist Dr. Jorgen Frederiksen said these changes are due to reductions in the strength of the mid-latitude jet stream and changes in atmospheric temperatures. Our recent work on climate model projections suggests a continuation of these trends over the next 50 years. Vertical wind shear is the change in the westerly winds with height.].

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Nissan and Enel to launch major V2G trial in the UK; LEAF and e-NV200

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The announcement follows the signing of a partnership agreement between Nissan and Enel in Paris in December 2015 during the 21 st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) to trial V2G technology in Europe. Nissan and multinational power company Enel will launch the first major vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial carried out in the UK. The partners will install and connect 100 V2G units at locations agreed upon by private and fleet owners of the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 electric van.

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ITF launches global initiative to decarbonize transport

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The International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD has launched a major global initiative towards carbon-free transport. Transport activity currently contributes 23% of global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, with the share expected to rise. The long-term objective of the project is to define a commonly-acceptable pathway to achieve zero transport emissions by around 2050.

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