Blog van Andy Sternberg
This is the web version of the October 15, 2009 Live Earth email to members. Click here to join and receive bi-weekly updates from Live Earth.
Live Earth is pleased to announce the largest worldwide water initiative in history to help combat the global water crisis.
Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan and Archbishop Desmond Tutu joined dozens of musicians on a cover of Midnight Oil's 1987 hit "Beds Are Burning" to draw attention to the urgency of the UN Climate Change Conference this December in Copenhagen.
U.S. Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act on Capitol Hill today.
The legislation, which aims to cut carbon pollution and stimulate the economy by creating millions of jobs in the clean energy sector, is the Senate's version of the American Clean Energy and Security Act passed by the House of Representatives in June.
The Boxer-Kerry "Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act," is 821 pages, starting with a mandate by 2020 to curb the nation's greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent from 2005 levels. Many of the details will be left to negotiations with Democrats and Republican moderates on the senate floor.
Explore the potential impacts of climate change on our planet Earth and find out about possible solutions for adaptation and mitigation, ahead of the UN's climate conference in Copenhagen in December (COP15). Choose a tour from the list below and click the play button to see it unfold, or you can also view these tours on YouTube.
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It's Autumn in Washington, D.C. and following a UN Climate Summit, the G20, and Climate Week, key U.S. energy legislation could be introduced in the Senate as early as Wednesday of this week.
Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) plan to introduce a version of the energy and climate change bill into the Senate that will look very similar to the legislation passed by the House of Representatives in June.
Will the U.S. approve new energy and climate legislation in advance of the December conference of the United Nations Climate Change Committee in Copenhagen?
We've received hundreds of incredible submissions answering the question: "What would the climate have to say if it were happy and healthy and had a voice?" and thanking our senators from a bright and sunny future for creating a world full of green jobs and renewable energy.
You could win the Grand Prize: a 2010 Schwinn NX7 Commuter Bike! 10 First Prize winners will receive a "Climate Love Pack"
You don't have to be in New York City to be a part of the many meetings, seminars, and discussions taking place during Climate Week. The Clinton Global Initiative is focusing on climate change, sustainable energy, and other global issues this week in its Fifth Annual Meeting, which is webcasting live. You can even ask question for the daily Plenary sessions via Twitter (see below). Watch CGI09 live below (click here for the schedule).