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Source: USA Today - Al Gore is synonymous with global climate change and has been richly rewarded for his efforts. A Nobel Peace Prize. Grammy. Emmy. Subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Add Millennial recruiter to the former vice president's résumé.
Source: ITV News - The Prime Minister is joining more than 120 world leaders, including US president Barack Obama, today at a summit convened by United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon with the intention of restoring momentum to the international battle against climate change.
Source: International Business Times - The global roadmap developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that not only can renewable energy meet the rising demand but do so cheaply, helping limit global warming to two degrees during the century.
Source: Forbes - Protect our climate was the rallying cry heard across New York City yesterday, but the underlying message really was stop using fossil fuels. Here is the plain truth and youve heard it before: We wont solve climate change unless we wean ourselves off oil and coal and use cleaner energy sources.
Source: The New Yorker - A climate-change march that organizers claim was the largest on record is nevertheless unlikely to change the minds of idiots, a survey of Americas idiots reveals.
Source: Los Angeles Times - In the run-up to a United Nations summit this week aimed at combating climate change, a small but growing number of multimillion-dollar investors are demanding more aggressive steps to wean countries from fossil-fuel consumption.
Source: CNN - Tens of thousands of people marched through Manhattan sounding an urgent call for action to reverse global climate change Sunday.
Source: The New York Times - At 1 p.m. on Sunday, tens of thousands of demonstrators in Manhattan are expected to make as much noise as they can with whistles, trumpets, even the tolling of church bells to raise an alarm about the risks of climate change. Similar demonstrations are planned across the United States and in 161 other countries. Two days later, that show of unity will most likely give way to political discord.
Source: The Guardian - On the eve of the UN Climate Summit, Desmond Tutu argues that tactics used against firms who did business with South Africa must now be applied to fossil fuels to prevent human suffering.
Source: The Independent - The backlash against fossil fuels is growing so fast that nearly 700 financial institutions controlling £30bn of assets have pledged to pull their money out of investments that exacerbate climate change, it emerged yesterday.
Source: South China Morning Post - Fear of global warming has sparked a surprising collaboration, with China and the US working together on a number of clean-energy projects.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor - How UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres became a fierce crusader to lower Earth's thermostat. A visceral connection to the planet from the now-extinct golden toads of her childhood in the Costa Rican jungle to shrinking glaciers moves her to tears.
Source: Reuters - An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City on Sunday, easily exceeding organizers' hopes for the largest protest on the issue in history.
Source: The Guardian - Poet and performance artist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner has one thing to say at the opening ceremony of the United Nations Climate Summit: I want to bring my peoples message out to the world, that climate change is a threat we need to take more seriously. Jetnil-Kijiner, 26, is one of just four people chosen to address the opening of Ban Ki-Moons global assembly in New York.
Source: The Guardian - Barack Obama will not be pledging any cash to a near-empty fund for poor countries at a United Nations summit on climate change next week, the UN special climate change envoy said on Friday.
Source: EurActiv - Impoverished states have had to divert large chunks of their budget to adapt to climate change and run the risk of crowding out spending on health and education, a new report suggests.
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will test power inverters submitted to the Little Box Challenge presented by Google and the IEEE Power Electronics Society. The Challenge is an open competition to build smaller power inverters for use in solar power systems. The winner of the $1 million prize will have designed and built a kilowatt-scale inverter with the highest power density – at least 50 Watts per cubic inch.
Source: The Economist - Our guide to the actions that have done the most to slow global warming.
Source: USA Today - Climate change will take center stage in New York City next week with a triple-header of events intended to shine a spotlight on global warming.
Source: South China Morning Post - Chinas top climate change official on Friday stopped short of signalling new commitments ahead of next weeks UN climate summit, saying Beijing would explain some positive actions it will take after 2020.