the UN climate summit in Morocco in Marrakech, the convening of the state signed the meeting at the conclusion of the statement, which calls for global warming anti-work to be more topical than ever.the climate conference, whose purpose was to accelerate the development of the Paris climate agreement the executive, ended between Friday and Saturday night in Morocco in Marrakech.the Paris agreement was last Friday, has been ratified by 111 states.the statement stresses that the climate of momentumista of no return, as "the driving states in addition to the science, business and global action at all levels".This can be considered as an indirect message to the Us presidential election winning Donald Trump, which is, inter alia, called climate change the chinese invention as a hoax.the Marrakesh meeting, under the published studies according to the different countries by emissions reduction commitments are not enough to make global warming stop would be Paris agreement in accordance with the objectives under two degrees above pre-industrial levels.
The Paris Agreement was implemented as a collaborative global response to climate change, with a goal of reducing emissions.It aims to keep the global temperature rise to just 1.5 C, which would significantly reduce the risks and the impacts associated with climate change.President Donald Trump later decided to pull the U.S. out of the agreement, describing the move as "a reassertion of America’s sovereignty".Temperatures are breaking records around the worldThe 21st century has seen the most temperature records broken in recorded history.Last year was the hottest year on record since 1880, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with average temperatures measuring 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit (0.99 degrees Celsius) warmer than the mid-20th century mean.
MoreThe logo for LinkedIn Corporation, a social networking networking website for people in professional occupations, is shown in Mountain View, California February 6, 2013."We're really focused on using what LinkedIn is already good at," said Maryam Ghofraniha, the company's head of global partnerships.In 2013, apartment-letting website Airbnb launched a tool allowing its hosts to offer free accommodation to disaster survivors and people aiding them.This week San Francisco-based tech firm Open Garden - which has collaborated with OCHA - will launch an emergency alerting service that enables organizations to reach people on their smartphones even when cellular networks and internet access are unavailable.Now it provides other essentials for war-hit Syrians on the move: mobile phone charging and wi-fi points.For more on the World Humanitarian Summit, please visit: Reporting by Magdalena Mis; additional reporting by Megan Rowling in Barcelona; editing by Ros Russell; Please credit Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women s rights, corruption and climate change.
I shared the pros and cons of how the same tools and instincts that are designed to help us, can often be used against us.In January, at the Clinton Foundation Health Matters Summit in La Quinta, California, a gathering of leaders in the field explored opportunities and challenges to improving the fundamental systems of global health.The conference focused primarily on education, human rights, poverty alleviation and climate change.Over 900 commitments were made out of April s program, with specific ideas and inventions proposed for the balanced use of advanced data systems and device while factoring in possible risks and benefits.With a very diverse and enthusiastic group of students participating, there was a definite consensus on the implications of what we were exploring and it was clear that the promise for opportunity is as limitless as the potential for innovation.The impact and consequences of how we use technology will naturally have a greater impact on the lives of millennials and on a world and a future that will be left in their hands.
Image: PixabayAn 18-month review into antimicrobial resistance warns that superbugs will kill upwards of 10 million people a year by 2050, a frightening prospect that s being described as the antibiotic apocalypse.The golden age of antibiotics which the world has taken for granted for well over fifty years has ended.Indeed, infections that used to be easily treated, such as tuberculosis and gonorrhea, have reemerged a serious health threat.Individuals receiving organ transplants would have to rely on their own immune systems to prevent their bodies from rejecting donor organs.O Neill said this issue can no longer be ignored by politicians and the finance sector.He s hoping that leaders of the world will make it a top priority at the upcoming G20 meeting to be held in China this September.
Meanwhile, in California and Oregon, the Klamath River has been bottled up behind a series of four dams for nearly 60 years.The Klamath dams took a healthy, dynamic river ecosystem and replaced it with a shadow of itself.In April, a coalition of government agencies, American Indian tribes, environmental activists, and even the dams owner decided it s not worth it anymore.If all these dams went online, they would increase global hydropower capacity from 980 gigawatts in 2011 to 1,700 gigawatts in under two decades.Hydropower is the only reason that Costa Rica even has a shot at that goal.As the world comes out of the hottest month on record yet again , it s hard to argue with that.
BSIP via Getty ImagesCOPENHAGEN Thomson Reuters Foundation - Countries which fail to invest in young women s health will be left behind because the underdeveloped brains of their children will not be equipped to compete in an increasingly complex, digital world, the head of the World Bank said on Wednesday.He said when finance ministers approach the World Bank for loans they say they are not going to use the money for women and children, but for hard infrastructure like roads and energy.Kim said brain scans showed that young children who don t have sufficient nutrition or stimulation in their early years have fewer neural connections which impacts their cognitive potential.For every country in the world looking at a future that s going to ... require huge amounts of digital competence we are now saying to these governments how are you going to walk into the future with 45 percent stunting.He said investing in women s health, education and economic empowerment was crucial for ending global poverty and the World Bank would be making special investments to address the high numbers of girls dropping out in secondary school.Editing by Ros Russell; Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, which covers humanitarian news, women s rights, trafficking, corruption and climate change.
Two buildings at the site between Ravenswood and Oak Grove avenues will be demolished, and former tenants Iberia restaurant, Los Salonez and Cindy's Nail Spa 2 have already relocated or shuttered their businesses.According to Pike & Co., the 25,000-square-foot building will be built to a LEED Platinum rating, the highest standard issued for energy-efficiency by the U.S. Green Building Council.AdvertisementThe Schmidts are known for their work on sustainability and climate change issues through their Family Foundation and the 11th Hour Project.Pike & Co., as well as Lane Partners and Hillspire, declined to divulge details about the acquisition, referring to a news release."Maybe looking at opportunities where we can perhaps provide facilities for them to reach into the community."Following the Schmidts' purchase, Sares Regis Group of Northern California was made the project's development manager.The project includes a secure bicycle storage room with showers in the first level of a two-story underground garage; two public electric vehicle charging stations on a public right of way; three public bike racks along Alma; and an indoor-outdoor conference room separated by a large, operable glass wall.
The new documents, Muffett said, show that oil companies clearly preferred to invest in research to explain away the climate risks, instead of on technologies to reduce emissions.Burn off oil fume flames are seen on an offshore oil platform.There is no doubt that increases in fossil fuel usage and decreases of forest cover are aggravating the potential problem of increased CO2 in the atmosphere.The research included burning oil to clear areas of fog and smog, and constructing massive artificial heat mountains out of asphalt to increase rainfall.Bigger drilling rigs, Muffett said, are an example of the profound distinction of how these companies were protecting their own interests and not the public s.This week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that April 2016 was the 12th consecutive month to set a global temperature record.For now, the group s new searchable database allows users to identify connections between companies, research institutes and individuals.
But Robert Swan OBE is an explorer - in the purest of forms.And, 30 years later, he s doing the 600 mile-long trek all over again, this time with his 21-year-old son Barney.2041 During one of his missions across the Antarctic, Swan s eyes changed from blue to grey, and his skin blistered.I am a survivor, says Swan, adamantly.Increasingly, the attention is turning towards the next generation to come up with solutions to pressing environmental issues; climate change, air pollution, sustainability.You just have to do it 26 times in a row.
Got tickets for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in July?Football is filmed from high above the halfway line because it shows the viewer the bigger picture, with a behind-the-scenes director able to cut to particular close-ups in order to fill in the details within the broader story of the game.Watching the footage you d think people caught in the frame would spend the whole time gawping at the strange, alien-like contraption in their midst but Graham explains that it s actually often the opposite.VR s ability to make someone feel like they re somewhere they re not isn t just good for sports, it s ideal for news – particularly hard-hitting stories that can easily be held at arm s length, like the migrant crisis or climate change.Until Samsung, Sony et al make TVs you can put on your head, though, there s also the issue of how the footage gets to your eyes.But with at least 20 videos scheduled to be released via Facebook by the end of the year and Sky VR bods looking into developing their own app, it seems VR TV is much more than just a gimmick.
For all the ways in which Donald Trump supposedly represents the destruction of the Republican party, the presumptive presidential nominee has toed the line on global warming, deeming himself a nonbeliever even as he s drifted away from the most hardcore anti-climate change rhetoric.Perhaps unsurprisingly, that all changes when the future of one of his businesses is at stake.As The Politico reports, the Trump International Hotel & Golf Links in Doonbeg, Ireland recently filed a permit application to build a sea wall along the beach of its golf course to protect it from erosion and rising sea levels as caused by global warming:The statement acknowledges one Irish government study that assumes a steady rate of erosion through 2050, but argues that the study fails to account for the effects of climate change: If the predictions of an increase in sea level rise as a result of global warming prove correct, however, it is likely that there will be a corresponding increase in coastal erosion rates not just in Doughmore Bay but around much of the coastline of Ireland.The bigger problem, though, according to the impact statement, will be the erosion caused by larger, more frequent storms.One such appeal was already denied by the national government, which has forced the hotel to turn to the local government in Clare County to approve its request to pile 200,000 tons of rock along the property s two mile-long beach.Though Trump has previously boasted about his involvement with his Irish resort, its unclear to what extent he was involved with the petition that is happy to feed into global warming panic.
Gage SkidmoreRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump hasn t had to answer many questions about his position on climate change yet.But in a handful of colorful tweets over the last few years, Trump has made it clear that he rejects the conclusions of climate science, opting for descriptors like hoax and bullshit.A story in Politico reports that the permit request to build a seawall along a golf course and resort in Ireland, which Trump purchased in 2014, cites sea level rise as part of the reason for its construction.Coastal erosion is eating away at the property, and Trump is seeking to armor the beach with rock.The environmental impact statement prepared for the prospective project explains, If the predictions of an increase in sea level rise as a result of global warming prove correct, however, it is likely that there will be a corresponding increase in coastal erosion rates not just in Doughmore Bay but around much of the coastline of Ireland.Additionally, a brochure sent out to local residents to help smooth over any resistance to the project notes, Predicted sea level rise and more frequent storm events will increase the rate of erosion throughout the 21st century.
Dan WintersAl Gore sneezes a hefty achoo.In April, 175 world leaders gathered at the United Nations to sign the Paris Agreement, a global pact that aims to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.Yes, it s designed to be constantly improved, and that s what I m focused on now.Building a global grassroots movement is really the only way to solve this, because so many political systems have been captured by legacy industries.When the printing press was the dominant medium, as it was when the United States was founded and the Constitution was written, individuals were able to enter the virtual public square and use ideas and the best available evidence as a source of political power.But I am extremely grateful to have found a way to make a difference outside of the political system.
SazzyB via Getty ImagesScientists have put forward an ambitious theory which suggests that by firing giant lasers at clouds, humanity can slow the effects of climate change.What the team propose is that giant, high-intensity lasers are directed at the ice crystals found in cirrus clouds.There is however a small need for some reality, you see even the paper s co-author Mary Matthews has admitted that using lasers on clouds is a long, long, long way in the future.PhotoAlto/Odilon Dimier via Getty ImagesFor starters we need to drastically increase our technology surrounding high-powered, mobile lasers.Secondly there are some concerns from fellow academics that the laser treatment could actually do more harm than good.So while this technology is clearly a long way off we can instead sit back and imagine a world where firing giant lasers at clouds is as normal as a plane flying overhead.
Globally averaged temperature anomalies in 2015.Image: NOAAIn 2006, Al Gore s An Inconvenient Truth spread the idea of human-caused climate change far and wide in what is now considered a watershed moment for the science.Then, last spring, atmospheric CO2 rose to 400 ppm for an entire month.The year of An Inconvenient Truth s release was the hottest in recorded history, but just four years later, it was overtaken by 2010.2010 held the heat record for three years, before 2014 came along and took the crown handily, only to have its record shattered by 2015.Without more aggressive decarbonization, we could be in store for closer to 3 degrees of warming by the end of the 21st century, making it far more likely that global sea level will rise several feet, drowning coastal cities worldwide and displacing tens of millions of people.
Apple has started trying to convince people in Ireland to get behind an €850 million £648 million data centre that it wants to build in the middle of a forest, according to Galway Bay FM.The Silicon Valley tech giant reportedly told an oral hearing at the Connacht Hotel in Galway on Tuesday that the data centre will pave the way for further development and investment into the area.Up to 100 people reportedly heard Apple say that it is committed to becoming a part of the local community, adding that it will minimise the amount of disturbance.It's not clear which Apple employee s spoke at the hearing.Apple intends to use the data centre — which would be situated in the middle of Derrydonnell Forest near a small town called Athenry, in County Galway, on the west coast of Ireland — to store European user data and to help power online services including the iTunes Store, the App Store, iMessage, Maps, and Siri for customers across Europe.Business Insider visited the site that Apple wants to build on in February and found that most people in the surrounding area are in favour of the proposed development, which could create up to 300 jobs in the area — initially for construction workers but ultimately for IT professionals.However, a number of organisations and individuals are concerned that the facility will have a detrimental impact on the area, with increased flooding and harm to the habitats of bats and badgers, among the concerns.Galway County Council granted Apple planning permission for the first phase of its eight hall data centre last September.Following the approval, 28 parties wrote to Irish planning body An Bord Pleanála to either appeal the decision or make an observation.Up to 12 groups or individuals spoke at the oral hearing on Tuesday, according to Galway FM.The oral hearing is being overseen by An Bord Pleanála inspector Stephen Kay and is expected to continue until the end of the week.It will reportedly address three main issues that were raised in the written submissions: energy and climate change impacts, site selection, and location.NOW WATCH: We dare you to oversleep with Dwayne The Rock Johnson s new motivational alarm clock appLoading video...
A man sprayed red liquid down to the MPs in plenissalen. There are many who are involved, says Minister Mikael Damberg S. A man sprayed a reddish liquid into the auditorium and shouted that politicians have blood on their hands, the children in Africa are starving, referring probably to climate change. The civil engineer Karl Andreasson, who was one of those who had to leave the chamber, told the Daily News that he was extremely disappointed in the debate. Damberg refers to a bill from the previous government as parliament endorsed in 2010. L and M is awaiting the Government's assessment.
As global wildlife populations have declined by 52% in just 40 years, our planet needs all the help it can get in turning this terrible decline around and ensuring wildlife is conserved for generations to come.Camera trappingStudying animals in the wild is an incredible privilege, but it can also mean sitting around for hours hoping for a glimpse of an elusive species.The system uses satellite technology to send captured camera trap images or metal detector alerts in real-time from virtually anywhere in the world.Data is standardised and can be used to create maps and other records of things like ranger patrol coverage, or illegal activity hotspots, which help managers decide on the appropriate actions to take, and how to prioritise limited financial or staffing resources, and track changes in activity over time.The instant transfer of data means that the teams did not need to keep recapturing animals to access the information, which is not ideal for the animals, or the conservationists battling with complex field conditions.HuffPost UK Tech is running a two-week focus on our Tech For Good campaign, which aims to highlight the technology that is driving social change and making a positive, long-lasting difference to our world.
From Tel Aviv to Palo Alto, New York to London, entrepreneurs have created in the last handfuls of years an eclectic arsenal of innovations that are already beginning to show their mettle in the battle against climate change, as well as their potential to help the bottom lines of a wide swath of businesses.EcoScraps works by collecting food waste from grocery stores and wholesale produce suppliers, processing it and cycling it back to market as fertilizer.In our interview, co-founder and CEO Daniel Blake commented that methane emissions — a prime concern addressed by President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau in their recent climate change announcement — come heavily from rotting organic matter in landfills, which in turn can count for up to 8 percent of the greenhouse emissions that humans generate.PK Clean s operations produce no toxic emissions and function as a continuous process — the reactor needed to transmute the plastic refuse is fed by the plastic itself, eliminating the need to wastefully heat and cool the system with every batch — so energy and money are saved.Businesses and the atmosphere benefit alike from the transaction.The exploding world of data-based innovation holds similar potential to benefit businesses and the climate change battle; my recent work within the world of Industrial IoT technologies, and the startup ecosystem as a whole, has allowed me to see this first-hand.