Putin is satisfied with Trump’s decision to withdraw from Paris Pact

#Putin #Russia #Trump #President #US #ParisClimatePact #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange #politics

Putin mentioned “Don’t worry, be happy!” on being asked for his reaction on Trumps decision regarding the withdrawal of US from the Paris Climate Pact. Putin might be satisfied with Trump’s decision, considering Russia is the largest crude oil producer and fifth largest greenhouse emitter in the world.

Russia pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Under current projections, Russia could step up its carbon emissions and still claim to meet its 2030 goals. There are currently no utility-scale wind turbines or solar farms in Russia.

However, Putin seem to be aware of the man-made carbon emissions and the global warming caused by it, unlike President Trump who still says that global warming is partly an elaborate hoax.

Putin also joked that everyone can blame the Trump administration and American Imperialism for the impacts of global warming.

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Well. Russia seems to be satisfied. I wish US can come to terms, and in turn at least launch a campaign to protect its own environment and control its pollution, if it doesn’t feel like helping other countries.

US exit Paris Climate Pact; Asks to reinstate Muslim travel ban

#Trump #US #muslim #ParisClimatePact #ClimateChange #India #China #politics

Trump announced in Thursday that United States will be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Pact. He also mentioned that since the Election Day on November 8th, the US has added $3.3 trillion in stock market to the economy, and had opened up more than a million private sector jobs. He also concluded a military and economic development deal of $350 billion which was finalized during his foreign trip.

Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord is a necessity for the United States, as the deal works against the US, punishing it for being a developed country. Each year US and several other developed countries have to give $100 billion to developing countries, so that they can counter the climate change threat. And so far, US has given a sum of $1 billion, which is far more than any of the countries.

The Paris Accord can cost US as many as 2.7 million jobs by 2025. It also asks US to reduce coal production by 86 percent or more, and several other industries, which will cost the economy a good $3 trillion in lost GDP and 6.5 million jobs.

Countries like China and India, on the other hand, have free rein and can increase coal usage, with Indian given the authority to ‘double’ its coal production.

On another note, the Trump administration also asked the Supreme Court to reinstate the travel ban on six countries – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen.

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It’s a pretty selfish world from here on. Each country is looking out for themselves first, which isn’t a wrong thing in general. It’s just sad to hear it. And different countries in Paris Climate Pact get different rules & regulations because they are at a different stage of development, with United States considered at the top of the chain. That’s why other countries are allowed to use coal, till they build infrastructure for renewable resources, since it’s cheaper.

Trump might exit Paris Climate Pact

#Trump #President #ParisClimatePact #US #withdrawal #ClimateChange #Environment

President Trump is still undecided, however it looks like he will be favoring US withdrawal from the Paris Climate agreement. The move will hold his campaign promises of getting back American jobs and America First, however might be a blunder for the US in the international community.

The withdrawal of the United States, the world’s largest economy as of now, from Paris deal will make unwilling nations to back out from the agreement as well.

Surprisingly, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Ivanka Trump, Advisor, are rooting to stay in the Paris deal, but Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon and EPA administrator Scott Pruitt have asked for a withdrawal.

Even CEOs from major organizations such as Apple, ExxonMobil, Tesla, and many more have asked Trump to stay in the agreement.

The final decision will be announced by Trump on Thursday at 3 pm.

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Trump needs to understand. Climate Change is not a hoax. Just see the record temperatures every country is reaching in Summers and Winters.

Iceberg the size of 2000 square miles to break off from Antarctica

#Iceberg #globalwarming #climatechange #Antarctica #melting #LarsenC #ParisClimatePact

An iceberg in the Larsen C ice shelf is very close to breaking from the ice shelf. The iceberg has a size of around 2000 square miles, which is 0.035% of Antarctica. There won’t be any change in sea level after it’s breakage since the iceberg is already afloat.

The crack between the iceberg and rest of Larsen C shelf grew a stunning 11 miles in just 7 days, from May 25 to May 31. Only 8 more miles is left before the iceberg is completed separated from the ice shelf.

It was also noted that the crack has curved towards the front of the ice shelf and the ocean, meaning that the time when a major break could occur is probably very close.

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So global warming/climate change impacts are small at present, but if the same continues, we will have a disaster at our hand.

Happy Earth day!

#HappyEarthDay #earth #life #ClimateChange #world #paper #water

Happy Earth day people! Let’s take a step towards a sustainable future this day.

Do any of the following:

  • Plant a tree
  • Walk/Ride a bicycle for short distances rather than taking that short trip in a car
  • Use recycled paper, and try to print less
  • Watch/Read news online instead of on paper
  • Read an eBook instead of Paper/Hardcopy
  • Use less tissue paper
  • Don’t throw food, try to finish it or take just enough for yourself to eat
  • If possible, try converting to Solar electricity
  • Don’t throw waste outside, but in the bin
  • Use protection while having sex
  • Educate someone about Climate change and how little efforts can contribute significantly
  • Netflix and chill instead of driving to that bar/pub
  • And most of all, Ask others to do at least one of the above!

Protect others and yourself by protecting the planet 😀

Colombia Landslide

#ClimateChange #Colombia #victims #landslide #naturalDisaster #heavyrainfall #weather

Heavy rainfall on Friday night, about 130 mm which was about 30% of monthly rainfall in one night,  led to a sudden rise in rivers and caused a mudslide in the town of Mocoa, a town of 40,000 in Colombia’s Amazon basin.

The mudslide is said to have swept away homes, bridges, vehicles and trees. The Colombian Red Cross has put the number of confirmed deaths at 200, and it is still unclear how many people are missing. Atleast 203 people were injured, some 300 families were affected and 25 homes destroyed.

Marta Ceballos, a 44-year old street vendor, said that The only things I fortunately did not lose were my husband, my daughters and my nephews.

A senior United Nations official had said that Climate Change played a big role in the cause of these floods and landslides that had hit the Pacific rim of South America severely in the recent months.

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Please pray for the deceased, and wish people are able to recover their loved ones who are missing.

 

Cancel policies aimed at Paris climate pledge…..to increase jobs slightly

#ParisClimatePledge #Trump #President #US #international #ClimateChange

Trump will be signing an executive order on Tuesday that will dismantle some rules and directives to combat climate change, the rules and directives were designed by President Obama and his office when he made climate change the centerpiece issue of his second term. US will also be abandoning its pledge to pay $3 billion into the UN to help countries battle climate change. The news was cheered by many conservatives who have been supporting Trump to further strip climate regulations from the rule-books.

These changes include tossing the Clean Power Plan that forces the states to cut greenhouse gas emissions from electricity, and requirements for hydraulic fracturing on federal land, limit of methane emissions from oil and gas wells, and other carbon-cutting rules.

Trump’s desire is to advance US economy and domestic production of energy from fossil fuels, nuclear and renewable sources. According to Trump, removing laws and prohibitions from fossil fuels and mining industry will help to bring back a major percent of jobs back to the people.

The President of the US Chamber of Commerce, Thomas Donohue, said that Trump’s action was delivering necessary “regulatory relief” which will allow the US to take advantage of its abundant of resources.

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UK joins big switch-off for Earth Hour

#UK #EarthHour #Environment #ClimateChange #SaveElectricity #lights #international

Despite the terror attack, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are joining more than 270 landmarks across the UK in switching off the lights for conservation charity WWF’s Earth Hour. The major landmarks include Buckingham Palace, Blackpool Tower, Brighton Pier, Senedd Building in Cardiff, Kelpies sculpture in Falkirk and Edinburgh Castle.

The Earth Hour will be celebrated all across the globe, starting in Samoa and ending 24 hours later in The Cook Islands, a time when more than 180 countries in the world will be participating together to send a message for Climate Change.

Apart from the major landmarks like Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, Kremlin, Egyptian Pyramids and Tokyo Tower participating in the event, members of the public are also being encouraged to take part in the event and switch off lights in their residence/offices for a period of time.

All you have to do is switch off your lights for one hour to join hundreds of millions around the world to send a clear signal that we must act and we must act now.

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Arctic sea ice

#GlobalWarming #ClimateChange #ParisClimatePact #ArcticSeaIce #NorthPole

There is a good news and a bad news.

The good news is that summer ice cover is certain to survive if average global warming does not rise more than 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial era levels.

The bad news is that Scientists are far less sure this goal can be achieved. It is believed that we may see the first year of 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels within a decade.

The 1.5 degree Celsius is the goal laid down in the 196-nation Paris climate pact. A target of 2 degree Celsius was identified as the guardrail for dangerous warming. A 2 degree Celsius rise would give humanity a coin-toss chance of keeping the North Pole white.

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