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FLARES, CMEs- Earth-Directed | S0 News August 22, 2015


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Published on Aug 22, 2015

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How to adapt to climate change in the Pacific


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Published on Aug 22, 2015

This short video, narrated by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, highlights the PACC projects that are working to improve access to an adequate supply of clean water. Building resilient freshwater systems is one of the focus areas of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) programme. Since 2009, six participating countries (Tuvalu, Tokelau, Tonga, Nauru, Niue, and the Marshall Islands) have developed climate-resilient water systems by upgrading water infrastructure to improve water capture and storage, increasing the options for
sourcing water, and improving water quality. Find out more at http://www.undp-alm.org/projects/bf-pacc

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Boost in power output delayed at Japan’s Sendai nuclear reactor


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Published on Aug 22, 2015

A planned power increase from the first Japanese nuclear reactor restarted since the Fukushima meltdown has been delayed.

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A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 – by Isao Hashimoto

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Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea’s two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).

Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing”the fear and folly of nuclear weapons.” It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming.

http://www.ctbto.org/specials/1945-19…

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Thousands of migrants stuck on Greece-Macedonia border


CCTV Africa

Published on Aug 22, 2015

Thousands of migrants remain stranded on the border between Greece and Macedonia of refugees. In the last two months, an estimated 44,000 migrants have enetered the country, a major transit point to European Union member countries. Iain McKinnell reports.

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Is airport-style security now needed for train travel?


euronews (in English)

Published on Aug 22, 2015

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has called for urgent talks with other European governments to seek more security on cross-border railway services.

The suspected Islamist militant involved in what Michel called a “terrorist attack” on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, boarded the service in Brussels.

“The prime minister proposes an urgent meeting of transport and interior ministers from Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands to reinforce anti-terrorist measures,…
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The Woman Who Could Stop Climate Change – The New Yorker

A Reporter at Large August 24, 2015 Issue

The Weight of the World: Can Christiana Figueres persuade humanity to save itself?

By Elizabeth Kolbert

“I’m very comfortable with the word ‘revolution,’ ” Figueres said. Credit Illustration by Ben Wiseman

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or U.N.F.C.C.C., has by now been ratified by a hundred and ninety-five countries, which, depending on how you count, represents either all the countries in the world or all the countries and then some. Every year, the treaty stipulates, the signatories have to hold a meeting—a gathering that’s known as a COP, short for Conference of the Parties. The third COP produced the Kyoto Protocol, which, in turn, gave rise to another mandatory gathering, a MOP, or Meeting of the Parties. The seventeenth COP, which coincided with the seventh MOP, took place in South Africa. There it was decided that the work of previous COPs and MOPs had been inadequate, and a new group was formed—the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, usually referred to as the A.D.P. The A.D.P. subsequently split into A.D.P.-1 and A.D.P.-2, each of which held meetings of its own. The purpose of the U.N.F.C.C.C. and of the many negotiating sessions and working groups and protocols it has spun off over the years is to prevent “dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.” In climate circles, this is usually shortened to D.A.I. In plain English, it means global collapse.

The Framework Convention on Climate Change is overseen by an organization known as the Secretariat, which is led by a Costa Rican named Christiana Figueres. Figueres is five feet tall, with short brown hair and strikingly different-colored eyes—one blue and one hazel. In contrast to most diplomats, who cultivate an air of professional reserve, Figueres is emotive to the point of disarming—“a mini-volcano” is how one of her aides described her to me. She laughs frequently—a hearty, ha-ha-ha chortle—and weeps almost as often. “I walk around with Kleenex,” another aide told me.

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