Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, business magnates famous for their philanthropy, recently announced a new global initiative, the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, which is aimed at promoting private sector investment in new clean energy technologies.
In a Facebook photo posted on Nov. 30, Zuckerberg said: "Solving the clean energy problem is an essential part of building a better world. We won't be able to make meaningful progress on other challenges - like educating or connecting the world - without secure energy and a stable climate."
The announcement was made ahead of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) climate change conference talks, which are being held this week in Paris. Global leaders are aiming to reach an agreement on putting a cap on the rise in global temperatures over several meetings scheduled between November 30 and December 11, 2015. more >>
What a dilemma we humans find ourselves in when we discover that fixing one problem worsens another. A group of Environment Canada researchers recently discovered that environmentalists caused global warming in their attempts to curb it.
In an October 2015 scientific study, "Impact of aerosol emission controls on future Arctic sea ice cover," published in Geophysical Research Letters, these researchers concluded that efforts to clean up the atmosphere is melting its sea ice. The study found that efforts to reduce harmful aerosols had the unwelcomed side effect of quickening Arctic sea ice melt.
So what's next? Choosing between cleaner air for us and Arctic ice for polar bears? more >>
Pope Francis has warned that there will be "catastrophic" consequences for the planet unless global leaders agree on a plan to reduce the use of fossil fuels and tackle climate change.
"'Particular interests,' the pontiff insisted, should not be allowed to prevail over the common good in the fight against global warming and climate change," Crux reported on Francis' words at a U.N. campus in Nairobi, Kenya. "He also took an indirect shot at global warming skeptics, warning against 'manipulating information' to serve someone's 'plans and projects.'"
The Vatican leader's comments come just days ahead of the global climate change meeting that will take place Nov.30-Dec. 11 in Paris, where representatives from 194 countries will attend. more >>
Climate alarmists constantly revise their language in search of a catchy phrase that captures, and obscures, our reason and will. Hence, "catastrophic, anthropogenic (manmade) global warming" (CAGW—clear and specific) morphs into "global warming" (vague), which morphs into "climate change" (more vague).
Along with their language, they also revise their goals, expanding them to Herculean proportions with utopian promises.
We'll eliminate poverty by eradicating fossil fuels! We can guarantee education and equality for all if we impose renewable energy on the globe! more >>
At first, all is calm along the White Salmon River in Washington State, its roughly 100-year-old Condit Dam doing its job to maintain a reservoir.
Then blaring sirens sound, signaling that the dam has outlived its purpose and river restoration is on the agenda.
With a shout of "fire in the hole" the thundering noise of explosives is heard followed by a cloud of dirt and a rush of water as the reservoir is broken. more >>
Ferngully beware! There is a new machine that can effectively cut down and chop up a tree in as little as a handful of seconds.
Known as the EcoLog 590, this claw-like creature can grab hold of a tree, cut it down, and then quickly remove its branches while sawing it into more smaller parts.
In a video posted to YouTube back in March, the EcoLog is shown making short work of its arboreal prey. more >>