The big world conferences on climate every 20 years (1972 Sweden, 1992 Brazil, 2012 Denmark) have failed. Bill McKibben and 350.org are raising consciousness and prodding consciences daily, but the big lever of “world opinion” needs a pivot point or fulcrum, a forum or year round parliament of small and responsible democracies so that all the rapidly growing threats to species and cultural diversity can be addressed rationally and continually. 896 more words
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists unveil the 2018 “Doomsday Clock” Jan. 25, 2018 in Washington, DC .
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The “Doomsday Clock” is now at two minutes to midnight. 922 more words
Toreador Resources Corporation was one of the first companies to exploit international shale in the late 2000s. Hydraulic fracturing was working in the United States, and similar shale formations exist around the world. 1,174 more words
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has announced the International Climate Protection Fellowship. This would enable prospective leaders in academia and industry implement research-based proposals in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in Germany. 678 more words