Global warming made 2014 a record hot year – in animated graphics

The sun rises in Pleasant Plains, Illinois. Photograph: Seth Perlman/AP

NASA and NOAA have just reported that global surface temperatures in 2014 were the hottest on record. That also means 2014 was likely the hottest the Earth has been in millennia, and perhaps as much as 100,000 years. . . . → Read More: Global warming made 2014 a record hot year – in animated graphics

2014 officially the hottest year on record, US government scientists say

Campaign groups say the milestone report should spur new efforts to fight climate change. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

2014 has set a new record as the “hottest” year in 5000 years! If the rising trends in temperatures are to be believed, hotter climates, in all likelihood, will be the new “normal”. With no immediate global action plans to fight global warming in sight, the threat of climate change is becoming more stronger, putting future generations at risk. . . . → Read More: 2014 officially the hottest year on record, US government scientists say

Obama action on methane emissions ‘misses 90% of pollution’

Gas burns off from a newly tracked well in North Dakota. Photograph: Les Stone/Corbis

Given the current trend, the U.S. would become the world’s largest producer of natural gas in a year – which means the impact of current methane emissions would be disastrous. Obama’s plan to cut down on future methane emissions, leaving out the ongoing emissions are nowhere near adequate. . . . → Read More: Obama action on methane emissions ‘misses 90% of pollution’

2015 will be the year brands take a public stand on social issues

“Brands are a reflection of what a society considers important”. If this holds true, then brands exercise a strong influence over peoples’ thought processes. But can brands take a stand on social issues to create a deeper connect with society? . . . → Read More: 2015 will be the year brands take a public stand on social issues

2015: ‘Let’s ask the right questions about corporate compensation’

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C-Suite. Can CEO compensation be linked to long-term sustainability goals? If so, then, the current obsession for short-term quarterly results must give way to long-term goals. . . . → Read More: 2015: ‘Let’s ask the right questions about corporate compensation’

Top 10 Sustainability Campaigns of 2014

In 2014, corporate has shown positive signals by drawing out new strategies to become more responsible. . . . → Read More: Top 10 Sustainability Campaigns of 2014

Top Business Sustainability Trends of 2014

Solutions to climate change would gain more success if they are driven by a political and a market agenda. The voluntary and mutual understanding between the US and China, reached this year, indicates that there is both – a political and a business case in the concept of circular economy. . . . → Read More: Top Business Sustainability Trends of 2014

What really inspires millennials to live more sustainably?

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Unlike much market research, an on-site eye tracking study showed people’s actual reactions in everyday life environments to messages and products, rather than just recording what they said. Photograph: BT

 

This article titled “What really inspires millennials to live more sustainably?” was written by David Benady, for theguardian.com on Monday 22nd December 2014 09.46 UTC

The task of persuading the public to live more sustainably is getting a boost from the latest technology which is showing how we react to sustainability messages in the real world.

The rapid uptake of smartphones and . . . → Read More: What really inspires millennials to live more sustainably?

2014 will be the hottest year on record

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This article titled “2014 will be the hottest year on record” was written by John Abraham, for theguardian.com on Wednesday 17th December 2014 14.00 UTC

For those of us fixated on whether 2014 will be the hottest year on record, the results are in. At least, we know enough that we can make the call. According the global data from NOAA, 2014 will be the hottest year ever recorded.

I can make this pronouncement even before the end of the year because each month, I collect daily global average temperatures. So far, December . . . → Read More: 2014 will be the hottest year on record

New technology using bacteria from dung helps coffee farmers to purify water

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Water is a vital resource for every nation. National level policies need to reward conservation initiatives so that new technologies diffuse well. . . . → Read More: New technology using bacteria from dung helps coffee farmers to purify water

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