... the US has a per capita emission three times that of China - but Qatar has more than four times that of the US!
"Ten years ago the cost of energy was 50% the cost of maintaining a hospital. This year, for the first time, the cost of electricity is equivalent to the cost of maintaining a hospital, according to hospital group Mediclinic. Similarly, a decade ago electricity accounted for 0.8% of sales at Shoprite. It now accounts for 2% and the retailer expects this to rise to 4% of sales."
... not comfortable, but inspiring!
... 11 of 20 centimetres in the past hundred years ... another 22 centimetres by 2100!
... a shift towards minor keys and slower tempos ...
"President Barack Obama declared victory on Twitter within moments of the networks calling the election in his favor, highlighting the role social media played in both major parties' campaign strategies. The message said "Four more years" and was accompanied with a photo of Obama hugging first lady Michelle Obama. It rapidly became Twitter's most-shared message of all time, accruing about 300,000 retweets in about 30 minutes."
The US can now get serious about climate change!
China Green will now have USA Green to compete against.
For all of us it is a good thing!
... this is how Obama has gone on to a 2nd term!
The only disappointment in this article is the use of the word "non white" which is offensive to any New South African.
And for all those that demonise America, it remains the only nation in history to have democratically elected a nation leader from an ethnic minority (a previously oppressed one ... nog al as we say in South Africa)!
Not once - but twice!
Not even India could do this with Sonia Gandhi.
And it will take some healing before South Africa could ever rise to this.
One is the world’s largest economy at $15,7 trillion, the other the second largest at $8.3 trillion.
One democratically voted a member of an ethnic minority as its President, for the second time.
A feat unsurpassed by any nation in history.
The other has changed its leadership by committee.
Together they can demonstrate the power of an enlightened democracy, and the power of an enlightened socialism.
One desires to be Green as the right thing to do, the other does it because it works.
Should they seek to understand each other better and to co-operate, the world could see a new global era emerge where tyranny of culture, creed or political ideology will be increasingly restricted; and those who commit crimes against humanity regardless of cause will be held accountable.
... more on the insurance industry and its expected reactions to climate change; many of the climate change denialists commentating to this article miss the point of the narrative; if the insurance industry starts swinging towards managing its climate change risk no amount of denial is relevant: the market has spoken!
... a demonstration of local resilience on the one hand, and a show of global solidarity for New York on the other.
If America is the world's Melting Pot, New York is surely its focal point.