Bill Gates joins with Mark Zuckerberg and other top investors for urgent global action on climate change – Interesting Engineering

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    At the Paris climate talks, media coverage takes a turn

    “Never have the stakes been so high because this is about the future of the planet, the future of life. And yet two weeks ago, here in Paris itself, a group of fanatics was sowing the seeds of death in the streets.” —French President François Hollande

    “What greater rejection of those who would tear down our world than marshaling our best efforts to save it.” —United States President Barack Obama

    The 2015 United Nations climate summit kicked off in Paris this week on a somber but defiant note, as world leaders confronted the long-term devastation posed by global climate change against the backdrop of the devastating terrorism that recently struck France’s capital.

    The initial media coverage of the two-week summit of nearly 200 countries reflected this solemn tone, as did symbolic images of empty shoes that lined the streets of Paris following French President François Hollande’s security decision to cancel the planned climate march Sunday.

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Tech Tackles Climate Change: Wind & Will Power
    “future of our planet in your hands,” U.N. Secretary-General

    This week EE Times will feature updates on some of the carbon-reducing technologies being developed or already in use that could help companies, countries and citizens reduce their carbon footprint. These are some examples to show the infinite variety and to give credit to engineers and companies working on them.

    Yesterday in Paris at the United Nations’ Conference of the Parties (COP21 where the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2015) pronounces the progress of greenhouse warming, 151 heads of state and government expressed their opinions on the urgency of the problem.

    “We’ll work to mobilize support to help the most vulnerable countries expand clean energy and adapt to the effects of climate change we can no longer avoid,” President Barack Obama wrote on his Facebook page.

    “The future of the people of the world, the future of our planet, is in your hands,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a speech to negotiators in Paris. “We cannot afford indecision, half measures or merely gradual approaches. Our goal must be transformational.”


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