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[21 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 3,979 views]
Young people inspiring other young people

The COP-15 may be over, but the action from young people is gearing up across the planet. Be inspired by this special report from India’s NewsX and representatives of the IATE Antarctic Expedition 2009 www.2041.com. Submitted by G-1 Billion guest contributor Deepti Chadda http://deeptichadda.wordpress.com/

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[21 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 2,600 views]
The End or the Beginning?

COP-15 is over with no Real Deal to present to the World. However, the battle of climate change theories is not over – it is just the beginning. NGOs, scientists and civil society start capitalizing on the event to maintain high volume of their voices.

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[20 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 2,106 views]
Now What?

For many people, they may now be wondering what all the Copenhagen fuss was about. The politicians gave us plenty of words but were completely lacking in action. As the Greenpeace slogan says ‘Politicians Talk – Leaders Act’.

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[19 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 2,131 views]
G-1 Billionaire back home

Sophia Liu is now back to Trieste, Italy. This COP-15 is really something like a dream for me.

It shows me more things about climate change, I met many people from different continents with their own story and experience about climate change. They helped me broaden my views and knowledge. Also this COP-15 urged me come up to a new concept about politics and political power, demonstration & march these weeks, limitation of NGOs, rumors in the Bella Center once frustrated me, but after a long time of consideration, I feel I have learnt what I should and what I deserved. Felt that: COP-15 is a dream trip which will change my dream in the future.

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[19 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 2,068 views]
Act in your daily life to reduce CO2 emmision

Greenhouse gas emission in metropolitan area could immediately drop by 10% if every citizen can
Keeps room temperature at maximum of 21 degrees Celsius, especially during the coldest days of the year - 3%
Reduces driving distances (in terms of kilometres) by 20 percent by walking, cycling and using public transport - 2%
Replaces regular light bulbs with energy efficient lamps - 1.5%
Uses power-saving settings on one’s computer at home and work - 1.5%
Shuts down all electrical equipment that is not in use, including equipment in standby mode, and switches off the lights in the rooms where no one is - 1%
Studies how to drive in an energy-economic way - 1%
The effect of these measures on the emissions would total
- 10%
This global belongs to every human beings, so all of us should ACT NOW. Just do them NOW :)

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[19 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 2,205 views]
Is the climate really changing?

In Africa:

Floods and droughts can occur in the same area within months of each other. Those events can easily lead to famine and widespread disruption of socio-economic well-being. High temperature throughout the continent and in all seasons compared with global average. Decrease precipitation in much of Mediterranean African, Northern Sahara and Southern Africa (75-220 million people will face water shortage by 2020) But increase precipitation in East Africa. Meanwhile there comes more and more extreme events, like droughts floods…Also agriculture got hit as well, the production severely compromised due to loss of land, shorter growing seasons. The net revenues from crops could fall by 90% by 2100. Last but not the least, climate change caused health problems too! Alteration of spatial and temporal transmission of disease vectors, including malaria, dengue fever, meningitis, cholera, etc.

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[17 Dec 2009 | 3 Comments | 5,428 views]
Police Brutality

These are emotional times, and it almost brings tears to my eyes to describe all this to you.
But it also brings anger. We are not violent demonstrators. But violence breeds violence.

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[17 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,779 views]
A new website idea + the Copenhagen snow.

Maybe this idea already exists, maybe I will one day get an award for the idea, maybe it just won’t fly. But what is clear is that selfishness and greed must become a thing of the past. We need to share ideas and solutions and work fast to minimise the effects of the current emergency.

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[16 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 2,147 views]
Reclaim Power -> Reclamar Poder!

En Copenhagen se está debatiendo el futuro de la tierra y la sociedad civil grita “nuestro clima no su negocio”. La gente se sigue reuniendo y aunque han impedido la entrada a más de 8000 personas acreditadas para estar en esas negociaciones, ONGs, activistas y grupos sociales han optado por crear una asamblea popular afuera del Bella Center. Una asamblea popular que tuvo lugar gracias a la manifestación “reclaim power” reclamar el poder, ésta se ha convertido en otro órgano más de las negociaciones, el órgano de la sociedad civil.

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[16 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 4,151 views]
The Angry Mermaid Award winner is….

Laughter, cheers and boos were potent in response to a series of jokes and mockery made by the moderator about the worst corporate lobbyists sabotage against effective climate action – were the subject of scrutiny and exposure at this crowded event which saw speakers such as activist and author Naomi Klein and Nnimmo Bassey, TIME magazine’s Heros of the Environment 2009 who was interviewed by G-1 Billion. Click to read more…