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EARTH RECOVERY & SUSTAINABILITY ~ COP21

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Lynn Smith - I just found this. I use to love making this... Twitter. AskScience AMA Series: We're NASA scientists studying the role of carbon in our planet's climate. Ask us anything! : askscience. A Crash Course on COP21 (a.k.a. the Paris Climate Talks) CA's #BlueDotMovement for a healthy environment for #polarbears & people. Cancer and Climate Change. Photo I’M a climate scientist who has just been told I have Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Cancer and Climate Change

This diagnosis puts me in an interesting position. I’ve spent much of my professional life thinking about the science of , which is best viewed through a multidecadal lens. At some level I was sure that, even at my present age of 60, I would live to see the most critical part of the problem, and its possible solutions, play out in my lifetime. Now that my personal horizon has been steeply foreshortened, I was forced to decide how to spend my remaining time. After handling the immediate business associated with the medical news — informing family, friends, work; tidying up some finances; putting out stacks of unread New York Times Book Reviews to recycle; and throwing a large “Limited Edition” holiday party, complete with butlers, I had some time to sit at my kitchen table and draw up the bucket list.

Last year was the warmest year on record, by far. Planet Earth. Climate Deal in Paris: Everything You Need to Know. Climate Deal in Paris: Everything You Need to Know. Canada at the 21st Conference of the Parties. In the national statement he delivered on November 30, 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlined the five principles upon which Canada’s actions on climate change would be based.

Canada at the 21st Conference of the Parties

Canada delivered concrete actions on each of these principles at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21). Canada will act based on the best scientific evidence and advice Throughout the negotiations, Canada actively supported including in the agreement the need to limit average global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as well as pursuing efforts to limit increase to 1.5 degrees.

#COP21 I am proud of the role Canada is playing in reaching this historic agreement. Countries just adopted a historic climate change accord. Here’s what happens next. From L-R, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, President-designate of COP21 and French President Francois Hollande react during the final plenary session at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12, 2015.

Countries just adopted a historic climate change accord. Here’s what happens next

U.S. takes important step toward banning ocean-clogging microbeads. #onesmallthing. Join us for tonight's #Geminids meteor shower! Our experts answer #askNASA Qs 11pm-3am ET. Here’s what you need to know about the new Paris climate agreement. PARIS, France — The Paris Agreement to address climate change, adopted on Saturday, will be remembered as a big step forward and at the same time a frustrating set of compromises and omissions.

Here’s what you need to know about the new Paris climate agreement

The COP21 conference brought every country to the table, they all accepted the science of climate change, and they agreed to work together to do something about it. But some proved more ambitious than others, and the rich countries didn’t come up with enough money to get the best deal possible. Watch the moment when the new, universal #ParisAgreement was adopted at #COP21. We did it! #ParisAgreement is adopted! #COP21 #GoCOP21.

#Congratulations #COP21 Delegates on your historic agreement! #Earth thanks you and so do I! #YearInSpace. Negotiators in Paris have signed an historic & comprehensive deal to address climate change. The Paris effect. The Paris Climate Accord. BMW and Coca-Cola join 100 percent renewables wave. BMW and Coca-Cola are among the latest tranche of businesses to announce they will get all their electricity from renewable sources as part of the RE100 initiative, which encourages businesses to source 100 percent renewable power.

BMW and Coca-Cola join 100 percent renewables wave

The latest wave of pledges for Monday morning are part of "Energy Day" at the ongoing U.N. climate summit in Paris. The newest additions to the pledge join the likes of Microsoft, Nike, Marks & Spencer and Walmart in moving towards 100 percent renewable electricity use. In total six more companies have pledged to secure 100 percent renewable electricity: BMW Group, Coca-Cola, International Flavors & Fragrances, Nordea Bank, Pearson and Swiss Post. The time frames for achieving the target vary — Pearson has sourced all its electricity from renewable sources since 2012, while Coca-Cola has an interim target of sourcing 40 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2040.

COP 21 is a tipping point in history. Arnold Schwarzenegger Has Three Questions for Climate Change Deniers. Prince Albert of Monaco "There is no region of the world that is free of risks against #climatechange" #COP21. This picture makes me sad. Untitled. .@richardbranson "if it's not now, when? if it's not here, where? If it's not us, who?" #COP21 #climatechange. Russia pledges not to stand in the way of Paris climate deal. A business plan for tackling climate change. Our non-profit foundation, Virgin Unite is also working towards driving positive change in this area, through a number of catalytic initiatives.

A business plan for tackling climate change

The Carbon War Room (which last year merged with the Rocky Mountain Institute) have many technologies already in place – such as the Shipping, Trucking, Building Efficiency operations, and the Ten Island Challenge – aimed at significantly reduce carbon emissions. Further investment to scale these initiatives will help the world reach net-zero. Supporting innovation through early stage investment is pivotal in attempting to bring climate change within a safe operating zone. Just last week, I joined the likes of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and others to launch the Breakthrough Energy Coalition – a perfect example of a business and government partnership that can tackle climate change.

‘Table Is Now Set’ for Historic Climate Deal in Paris. Beijing’s Smog Problem Is So Bad, Social Media Users Have to Outline Landmarks. Trotternish Ridge, Isle of Skye. The lazy person's guide to saving the world - United Nations Sustainable Development. End extreme poverty.

The lazy person's guide to saving the world - United Nations Sustainable Development

Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. Whoa. The Global Goals are important, world-changing objectives that will require cooperation among governments, international organizations and world leaders. It seems impossible that the average person can make an impact. While world leaders meet in Paris, you can fight climate change at home @audubonsociety. Speaking as an Inuk from the #Arctic , sea ice is absolutely necessary for our people in transition to preserve and to survive. It's about the people, it's about their inherent rights to maintain their wa. Call to Earth - A Message from the World's Astronauts to COP21. Twitter Video. Leaders Day.

Vlog with Chief Perry Bellegarde and Minister McKenna. Meet the 8 Power Players to Watch at COP21. (VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II Witnesses a Signing of a Declaration.