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Here’s How Paris Climat 2015 Went

Then at 7.16pm, the French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, returned abruptly to the stage, flanked by high-ranking UN officials. The last-minute compromises had been resolved, he said. And suddenly they were all on their feet. Fabius brought down the green-topped gavel, a symbol of UN talks, and announced that a Paris agreement had been signed. […]

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Can The World’s Mayors Save The World?

In the industrial northern suburbs of Paris, 195 countries are locked in talks to reduce national climate emissions. They sweat it out 24/7 in anonymous, hangar-sized buildings, protecting their interests, giving away as little as possible – exhausted by the 20-year struggle to make even marginal cuts. Meanwhile in Paris’s palatial Hôtel de Ville, 450 […]

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Let’s Use the Internet of Things to Fight Climate Change

…we have an incredibly powerful tool for sustainability right at our fingertips, and we don’t even realize it. In fact, you’re using it right now. It’s literally at your fingertips! It’s the internet — that little old thing that has revolutionized almost every aspect of our lives in just a matter of decades. Most people use the […]

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Workers install a heliostat for Unit 1 with mountains reflected in its mirrors. Photo by JAMEY STILLINGS via The New Republic.

What We Could Actually Achieve at Paris Climat 2015

RIGHT NOW, we’re in a car, hanging on for dear life as we hurtle around a mountain bend. If we don’t hit the brakes soon, we’re going to lose control, crash through the guardrail, and careen into the abyss. We’ve been fully warned about the danger ahead, but now here we are, testing our fate. Already, […]

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The PR Push for Paris Climat 2015

France has launched an unprecedented diplomatic drive to shepherd nations big and small towards a major climate change deal, ahead of a Paris summit next month that is the next major make-or-break moment for the movement against global warming. Every one of France’s ambassadors, in embassies and consulates around the globe, has been educated on the […]

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Does de Blasio Know Something about Food that You Don’t Know?

by Ross Miranti Foodies of many stripes have welcomed the election of democrat Bill de Blasio as mayor of New York City for his progressive views on issues such as food justice, food security, and local food. But there is one important food issue de Blasio supports that does not get much attention from food […]

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Climate change poses risks to food, beyond US drought

Reuters lays out the possible effects of this years’ drought on US food production and safety. “It has not been properly recognised yet that we are dealing with a food system here. There is a whole chain that is also going to be affected by climate change,” Professor Dr John Porter of the University of […]

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