Did the dog leave you for a better master? Has your girlfriend left you for another boy? Failed every test at school? Don’t worry! It’s New Year! Did the dog leave you for a better master? Has your girlfriend left you for another boy? Failed every test at school? Don’t worry! It’s New Year! The coming year brings with it many things the lunar 2016 missed. More opportunities, better twists and turns, unexpected surprises and another special feature; more climate change! If you take the time to read the sales brochure for the lunar 2017, you’ll discover it costs exactly the same as last year and comes with brand-new opportunities to improve your life, luck and health. For example, the lunar 2017 comes with fully automated new friends, travel and some quiet time to reflect on how you’re doing in life. The windscreen is slightly tinted too, so you don’t have to squint at any unpleasant memories from the lunar 2016, even if you come across a … [Read more...] about Lunar New Year’s Eve in Vietnam: Shake it off!
Climate change when did it start
Ha Noi students start war on plastic bags (07-04-2009) by Thu Van HA NOI — Students who won US$2,000 for promoting environmental protection will spend the money to help stop people using plastic bags. And they will employ workers from the Thanh Nha Disabled Centre, Ha Noi, to help do the job by making EcoBags from used banners, canvas and backdrops. The students are members of the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) sponsored 3R-HN Club – Re-use, Reduce and Recycle – and are intent on changing people’s attitude to environmental protection through the use of eco-bags. Inspiration Project leader Dang Thi Lan Ngoc, 20, and her team launched the campaign after winning money website www.vicongdong.vn offered for the best contribution to "Give Me an Ecology Bag" contest earlier this year. "We want to make people aware of the bad impact plastic bags have on the environment and gradually give up their habit of using plastic bags," says Ngoc. They began … [Read more...] about Ha Noi students start war on plastic bags
The vast majority of carbon credits generated by Russia and Ukraine did not represent cuts in emissions, according to a new study. The authors say that offsets created under a UN scheme "significantly undermined" efforts to tackle climate change. The credits may have increased emissions by 600 million tonnes. In some projects, chemicals known to warm the climate were created and then destroyed to claim cash. As a result of political horse trading at UN negotiations on climate change, countries like Russia and the Ukraine were allowed to create carbon credits from activities like curbing coal waste fires, or restricting gas emissions from petroleum production. Under the UN scheme, called Joint Implementation, they then were able to sell those credits to the European Union's carbon market. Companies bought the offsets rather than making their own more expensive, emissions cuts. But this study, from the Stockholm Environment Institute, says the vast majority of Russian and Ukrainian … [Read more...] about Carbon credits undercut climate change actions says report
Barack Obama has only two years left in office but he is not ready to slow down. Instead, he plans to charge into two of the most sensitive issues in US politics: immigration and climate change. Now faced with implacable Republican opponents in both houses of Congress, Obama will force the pace of reform using the executive power of the White House, risking a constitutional showdown. Just back from an Asian tour during which he announced a deal with China to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Obama now plans to issue a decree protecting millions of immigrants from deportation. On both topics he is moving faster than America's Republican-led Congress would stomach, and his apparent determination to test the limits of his authority has infuriated his opponents. On the environment. Obama believes his promises to Beijing -- a reduction in US carbon emissions by 26 to 28 percent from their 2005 levels by 2025 -- can be met without legislation. On immigration, having seen many reform efforts … [Read more...] about With two years left, Obama prepares to go it alone
(VOVworld ) - Vietnam continues to be singled out as one of the world’s climate change hotspots. With its long coastline and low-lying deltas, researchers warn millions of people in the country are at risk from more frequent and severe storms, drought and sea level rise. Vietnam’s economy also stands to be badly affected. The Government is set this year to approve a National Target Plan to respond to climate change. But what can, and is being done, to protect Vietnam’s vulnerable communities and development? “If you look at the ten hottest years ever measured, they’ve all occurred in the last 14 years, and the hottest was 2005. Temperature increases are taking place all over the world, and that’s causing stronger storms. This is the biggest crisis in the history of this country. Early this morning, hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans…” The former US Vice President Al Gore grabbed world attention two years ago, with a … [Read more...] about Scenario for climate change response in Vietnam