Daily Archives: August 19, 2019

Advertising climate change danger could be deemed partisan: election officials

Published on Aug 19, 2019
Elections Canada has warned environmental groups that running ads about the dangers of climate change during the upcoming federal campaign could be deemed partisan activity.

$1.5B settlement approved for former students of Indian day schools

Published on Aug 19, 2019
The Federal Court of Canada has approved the settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the government to compensate thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children who attended federally operated Indian day schools.

Hong Kong protests: Twitter and Facebook remove Chinese accounts – BBC News


Why an Extinction Event Could SAVE the Human Race?

Thom Hartmann Program
Published on Aug 19, 2019

An extinction event could SAVE the human race. The human race is on a path to self-extinction. Our growth of GDP has been aimed at growing the bank accounts of billionaires and not focusing on long term survival on the planet. Do some young people actually know where food comes from – other than the supermarket? Or, are youth waking up to the reality that our time left on the planet is being taken away by our own actions?

Net Zero Conference 2019

Environmental Change Institute
Published on Aug 19, 2019

Registration is now open for the Achieving Net Zero Conference 2019. September 9th to 11th 2019 – Oxford, UK. http://www.netzero.org.uk Join researchers from the University of Oxford and across the world, partners from government, industry and activism, and #climatechange scientists including Professor Myles Allen. We look forward to seeing you there!

Can We Terraform the Sahara to Stop Climate Change?

Real Engineering

Published on Sep 14, 2018

New vlog channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMet…

References: [1] https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/
[2] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Wor…
[3] https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-…
[4] https://link.springer.com/article/10….
[5] https://www.bbc.com/news/science-envi…
[6] https://www.technologyreview.com/s/53…
[7] https://www.parliament.uk/documents/p…
[8] https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/d…
[9] Effects https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomm…

Sustainable City | Fully Charged


Published on Mar 17, 2017

We spent an amazing day at the Sustainable City, a housing development in Dubai with 3,500 people already living there and it’s still not quite finished. This truly is a remarkable achievement, a stark lesson to building contractors the world over. It’s not more expensive to build and it’s hugely cheaper and more efficient to live in. Inspiring sustainable city planning!

How highways wrecked American cities


Published on May 11, 2016

The Interstate Highway System was one of America’s most revolutionary infrastructure projects. It also destroyed urban neighborhoods across the nation.

7 principles for building better cities | Peter Calthorpe


Published on Aug 31, 2017

More than half of the world’s population already lives in cities, and another 2.5 billion people are projected to move to urban areas by 2050. The way we build new cities will be at the heart of so much that matters, from climate change to economic vitality to our very well-being and sense of connectedness. Peter Calthorpe is already at work planning the cities of the future and advocating for community design that’s focused on human interaction. He shares seven universal principles for solving sprawl and building smarter, more sustainable cities.

Urbanization’s Cost in China

The New York Times

Published on Sep 11, 2013

In China, the timeline of the massive migration of 250 million rural residents into cities by 2025 is so rapid and far-reaching, there are concerns that some people will be left behind. Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1e2l4i3