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A Sustainability Hero’s meditation on airplanes

photo courtesy of Natural Couriosities
photo courtesy of Natural Couriosities

Ben Blonder, the author of Natural Curiosities is a sustainability hero. He really is – one of fourteen Next Generation of Environmental Conservationists Champions of Change named by U.S. President Obama.

And he “walks the walk”. Good science researchers work hard! I feel hopeful about the future of the planet Continue reading A Sustainability Hero’s meditation on airplanes

Corporations = World’s Fifth Largest Economy Commit to Climate Pledge

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graphic courtesy of Forbes 500

The U.S. government just announced the American businesses that have committed to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge as of October 19. The 81 companies represent more than $3 trillion in annual revenue. If they were a nation, they would have the world’s 5th largest GDP, behind only the U.S., China, Japan, and Germany according to World Bank data. Half of the largest businesses in the U.S. have joined the movement. Continue reading Corporations = World’s Fifth Largest Economy Commit to Climate Pledge

World’s largest oil & gas companies commit to reducing methane

photo courtesy of news.sciencemag.org
photo courtesy of news.sciencemag.org

Five of the 25-largest oil and gas companies in the world have committed to work to reduce methane emissions and share the lessons that they learn while doing so. They, along with the fifth largest U.S. natural gas producer and one of largest suppliers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) imported by the U.S., are members of the United Nation’s Climate & Clean Air Coalition Oil & Gas Methane Partnership (CCAP OGMP). Continue reading World’s largest oil & gas companies commit to reducing methane

Muslims join Pope and Evangelicals in calling for Climate Action

photo by GoodNewsForNature staff
photo by GoodNewsForNature staff

An Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change was recently issued by the International Islamic Climate Change Symposium. Citing the authority of scientific research and of passages from the Qur’an, the Declaration urges world nations to “Aim to phase out greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible . . .” Continue reading Muslims join Pope and Evangelicals in calling for Climate Action

Conspiracy of ignorance – for the better?

image courtesy of pagetwentyseven.com
image courtesy of pagetwentyseven.com

Noted by Dr. Noh Mann-Greenbaum

“I’m not a scientist . . .”

Were Jeb Bush’s and Rick Santorum’s statements about the Pope’s environmental encyclical just the first salvos of a conspiracy to avoid discussion of climate change during the U.S. Presidential election? If so, could that end up being a good thing? Continue reading Conspiracy of ignorance – for the better?