The rise of digital currency like Bitcoin, and carbon footprints

Here i take a look at the rapidly growing Bitcoin currency and technological developments in light of emissions targets. Above video shows a Bitcoin rig June 2011, many computer’s with GPU’s (high power graphic cards), hence high energy consumption. Recent developments David Gilson from Coin Desk writes on June 6th, 2013: We have just observed…

Climate / Energy Policy: The Full Obama Speech from June 25, 2013 in HD

Transcript PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you. (Cheers, applause.) Thank you, Georgetown! (Cheers, applause.) Thanks. Thank you so much. Now — thank you, Georgetown. Everybody please be seated. And my first announcement today is that you should all take off your jackets. (Laughter.) I’m going to do the same. We got — (cheers) —…

After release of report, UN climate change body reiterates now is ‘crucial moment’ to act

UN News Centre: With United Nations-backed climate talks underway in Germany, the UN climate change body today reiterated that international efforts to mitigate the phenomenon are insufficient to meet the goal of keeping global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The statement from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) follows…

Calls for Emissions Reductions

US national security advisor says climate change is threat, calls for Emissions ReductionsBy Carl Franzen / The Verge[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]April 24, 2013: Scientists and advocates have called for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions for years. But now the White House national security advisor is joining in the chorus. Tom Donilon, the national security advisor…

Tar-Sands Oil Makes Climate Change Unsolvable

By Alex Morales / Bloomberg: Exploiting oil and gas trapped in tar sands and shale threatens to make climate change“unsolvable,” said James Hansen, the former NASA scientist who raised concerns about global warming in the 1980s. Conventional reserves of oil, gas and coal already have more carbon embedded in them than is safe to burn without causing “dangerous” levels of…

For Insurers, No Doubts on Climate Change

By EDUARDO PORTER / New York Times: If there were one American industry that would be particularly worried about climate change it would have to be insurance, right? From Hurricane Sandy’s devastating blow to the Northeast to the protracted drought that hit the Midwest Corn Belt, natural catastrophes across the United States pounded insurers last year, generating$35 billion in privately insured property…