Category Archives: Climate change

Fracking found to be worse than coal or gas emissions | The Irish Times

UPDATED RESEARCH at Cornell University in New York has found that methane emissions from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of shale gas deposits would contribute more to climate change than emissions from conventional natural gas and even coal. Read more…

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Nordsjøen kan bli gigantisk CO2-lager | Aftenposten

CO2 tilsvarende Europas samlede kvotebelagte utslipp i 35 år kan lagres i Nordsjøen. Det viser en fersk kartlegging Oljedirektoratet har gjort. Les mer…

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Anklager Norge for klima-hykleri | Aftenposten

Økte klimagassutslipp, mer oljeutvinning på norsk sokkel, Statoil-investeringer i oljesand og Statens pensjonsfonds eierinteresser i selskaper som raserer regnskog. Det er noen av de viktigste grunnene til at verdens største miljønettverk, Friends of the Earth International (FOEI), nå kommer med kraftig kritikk av Norge. Les mer…

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“Listen to the People, Not the Polluters.” By Amy Goodman

A colleague and I scrambled up to the roof to film as the seven banner-hanging activists were arrested. South African climber Michael Baillie, one of them, told me: “Our goal here today was to highlight how governments are being unduly influenced by a handful of corporations who are trying to adversely influence the climate negotiations that are happening here in Durban. They are holding the climate hostage.” Read more…

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Report: Agroecology and the right to food | UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

Today, the Special Rapporteur presented his new report “Agro-ecology and the right to food” before the UN Human Rights Council. Based on an extensive review of recent scientific literature, the report demonstrates that agroecology, if sufficiently supported, can double food production in entire regions within 10 years while mitigating climate change and alleviating rural poverty.

The report therefore calls States for a fundamental shift towards agro-ecology as a way for countries to feed themselves while addressing climate- and poverty challenges. Continue reading…

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