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Earth Hour 2016

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Major landmarks, businesses and households in cities around the world turned their lights off for one hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 19 March to raise awareness about climate change and show support for renewable energy

More pictures here

Sea levels rising twice as fast as predicted

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Sea levels are predicted to rise twice as fast as was forecast by the United Nations only two years ago, threatening hundreds of millions of people with catastrophe. Rapidly melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are likely to push up sea levels by a metre or more by 2100. Low-lying countries with increasing populations, such as Bangladesh could see large parts of their surface areas vanish.

Read more about this isssue here

Green power in Alaska

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

One of the harshest landscapes in the United States, it turns out, is becoming fertile ground for green power.

Read more about it here !

Global Warming : a National Geographic video

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Dear TSTG pupils,

Lindsay, our Canadian assistant mentionned the cycles climate went through : alternatively Ice Ages and warmer periods, watch this video to get more information on Global Warming !

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Hard Task for New Team on Energy and Climate

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Barack Obama’s team will have to face a difficult task challenging global warming and climate change. This is mainly due to the fact that a succession of presidents and Congresses had failed to make much progress on the issues. Read more about it here !

The Carbon cost of wars

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Armies are one of the worst polluters. You can read more about this issue in The Guardian, a British quality paper.

Climate Conference

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

The next climate conference will take place in less than a year in Copenhagen. This article from The Independent, a quality Britih daily paper explains why this conference is crucial.

Arctic is melting faster than expected

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

The Arctic region is warming at a faster rate than the rest of the world at least a decade before it was predicted to happen. Read more about it here !

climate lawsuits ?

Monday, December 15th, 2008

People affected by worsening storms, heatwaves and floods could soon be able to sue the oil and power companies they blame for global warming, a leading climate expert has said. Read more about this in The Guardian.

The Interactive Carbon Atlas

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Watch on this interactive map the Carbon emissions per country. New figures published confirm that China has overtaken the US as the largest emitter of CO2. This interactive emissions map shows how the rest of the world compares