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SFE : la Société Française d'Écologie Sculpt the Future Foundation Climate change is getting worse — and U.N. climate reports are getting harder to understand Delegates attend the opening of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at the Tivoli Congress Center in Copenhagen on Oct. 27, 2014. (Keld Navntoft/AFP/Getty Images) Let’s face it: Climate science isn’t always the easiest subject to explain to non-scientists. However, the political charge surrounding global conversations about climate change makes it all the more important to communicate the science to the general public as clearly and accurately as possible. Unfortunately, new research suggests that the world’s foremost body dedicated to reviewing and communicating climate science may be falling short in this area. The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change holds some of the greatest responsibility when it comes to communicating climate science, if only because it is so high-profile and regarded as the gold standard of climate science. Media coverage was also generally more pessimistic in tone than the IPCC reports themselves — perhaps unsurprisingly.

Association pour la sauvegarde de la biodiversité TENDUA a été créée en 2008, après un voyage en Inde où, en dépit de nombreux parcs nationaux, la faune sauvage et ses habitats sont menacés. Le constat est malheureusement planétaire : partout dans le monde, la biodiversité est en danger, sur terre et dans les mers. La 6e extinction majeure de biodiversité est en cours : en 150 ans l’homme a réussi à détruire son environnement comme il ne l’avait jamais fait auparavant. En août 2013, il a été estimé que l’humanité, par sa consommation effrénée, a dépassé la capacité de régénération de la Terre. Les industriels font la course aux brevets sur des animaux et plantes non encore répertoriées qui vivent dans le « no man’s land » océanique ou les rares forêts primaires encore intactes des pays plus pauvres afin d’en tirer un profit sonnant et trébuchant sous le fallacieux prétexte de soigner les maux des hommes des pays riches. Cela étant, nous n’avons plus le temps d’être pessimistes. Une nouvelle relation entre l’homme et la nature

Story Of Stuff takepart Greenpeace, whose activists recently suspended themselves over bridges to block Arctic-bound oil drilling rigs, is now in the market for coal-fired power plants. Don’t worry: Greenpeace doesn’t want to fire them up; it wants to shut them down. In a letter sent to U.S. bank Citigroup, Greenpeace Sweden expressed interest in purchasing Swedish state-owned energy giant Vattenfall’s five mines and three power plants in Lausitz, Germany—home to the world’s largest reserves of heavily polluting lignite coal. Also known as brown coal, lignite is a cheap energy source that comes with a high cost to the environment. “These power plants produce approximately 65 million tons of CO2 emission per year, which is more than Sweden's total annual CO2 emissions,” said Greenpeace Sweden Director Annika Jacobson. RELATED: Germany Breaks a Renewable Energy Record That’s left companies such as Vattenfall with increasingly unprofitable and unpopular mines.

The Environmentalist Yale Environment 360: Opinion, Analysis, Reporting & Debate Air Pollution Isn’t Just Bad for Your Health—It’s Taking Food off Your Plate Scientists have long predicted climate change would begin to cripple global food production as rising temperatures damage crops. Now a first-of-its-kind study by MIT scientists shows that as the planet warms, ozone pollution will eat into the yields of four crops that provide more than half the world’s calories. By 2050, the double whammy of climate change and ozone pollution could cut the supply of corn, rice, soybeans, and wheat by as much as 15 percent. The result: Malnourishment in developing countries could spike by 49 percent, according to the study, which was published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Like climate change, ozone pollution is a human-made phenomenon arising from our dependence on fossil fuels. Ozone is a powerful pollutant, created by the burning of fossil fuels in cars or power plants. However, the impact will vary, with climate change affecting some regions of the world more while ozone pollution hits others harder.