Category Archives: #Environment

Real Estate: Advantages of a “Live-in Ready Home” and the Amenities of Nature Plus Convenience …

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Strategist

Why should I look for quality home when buying a residence? For sure, the first consideration is the peace of mind and not much work to be done upon arrival of settling-in.  Of course, there is an argument of buying a newly built house in a new development or buying a well maintained home that already exist in a desirable neighborhood that is well equipped; within the beautiful environment, spectacular views, neighborhood, residents, natural and shopping amenities.

Personal preferences exist regardless of motivation. However, when one make a decision for a long term abode that is influenced with personal convenience and circumstances. Big consideration is location, location, location. These three words’ #realestate motto will come with a $Price Tag; oftentimes not accessible to everyone. There are opportunities for everyone regardless of likes and dislikes.

This home is one of its rarity, plus it provides you a preview of how well-maintained this home through the Pre-inspection Report that was made available through their Selling Agent in MLS Listing #1143965. Private viewing can be arranged through your Real Estate Broker.

Why Consider the Advantages? Because of serenity and balanced living  …

You are not only buying a house, you are buying a home where you can relax, enjoy your moments with all the amenities within and its surroundings. Accessibility to various metropolis, cultural immersions, public and private infrastructures.

When you like sunsets without going away from home, convenient living in this home offers you those phenomenal sunsets from Spring Season to Winter Season through picture windows in the house. Like the following photos; don’t you feel like experiencing all of these? According to the current home owners, each day has a new panorama to appreciate over cocktails, coffee or tea.

You can also create your own “from garden to table experience” by building your own organic vegetable or produce garden within your own backyard. The current owners of this ‘rarely available single level home’ have enjoyed their own organically sustained garden over the years with the following fruits and vegetables;

The new owner of this home will enjoy numerous bearing fruit berries, seasonal plants and flowers, plus the serene surroundings that are available day-in and day-out or one can enjoy the private sanctuary that will be waiting for them.

 

When you enjoy private living with natural amenities, having conversations with and entertaining friends, this place is made for your lifestyle.

Actively Looking for a New Home? One Tip that experienced home buyers share is to request a Pre-inspection Report through your professional representative and discuss its details so that you are educated on the advantages of owning a well maintained home or embracing lots of unwanted home projects in addition to your real estate purchase cost. My personal experience was understanding the Pre-inspection Report and made the best decision.

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Squids Increased Dramatically in UK’s North Sea – An Impact of #ClimateChange

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

“Climate Change is affecting fish habitation as well. Scientists in the United Kingdom observed that fish like squids that are usually found in the warmer waters have dramatically increased their presence in the north seas of UK. In the contrary, the fish that enjoy the colder water like cods are moving out. These reversed situations are impacts of #ClimateChange.”

Environment Editor Damian Carrington wrote; “Squid and anchovies are moving into warming waters in large numbers, a report finds, with the long-lost bluefin tuna also returning”. (source credit: theguardian)

Open House: July 16 in Woodside 98226 #3707NHeatherPlace

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

When you are hunting for a house called home in a desired neighborhood location in Bellingham, WA, keep this Open House in your weekend activity. This could be your new home that you have been looking for. Location, location, location – the #realestate market motto.

This rare type of home, that is well maintained as manifested in its pre-sale inspection, the buyer / new owner will enjoy living into it and not worrying about new roof, wobbly deck, old fence, old appliances or plants and landscaping.

This is an updated 4 bedroom single level Ranch-style house with beautiful big garden for everyone to enjoy, English-influenced landscape and garden plus magnificent sunsets. If you like gardening and growing your own Summer vegetables, there is a vegetable garden in the property. Come to the Open House and see all new updates and amenities including its modern style and beautiful views around every picture window.

 

#London Celebrates 2017 Pride “LGBT+ are the antidote to the sadness”, said Mayor Sadiq Khan

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

On Saturday (London Time), thousands of people will celebrate the 2017 Pride Parade in London. Wishing everyone with great fun and enjoyments. Happy Pride to the entire community of LGBT+

For anyone who plans to see the parade, please scroll down to see the path where the parade will take place.

The 2017 London Pride Celebrations also marked the 50th year since the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales.

 

“It was in the Houses of Parliament that homosexuality was decriminalised, equal consent laws were introduced, the bigoted Section 28 was repealed, where civil partnership and ultimately equal marriage were adopted.

“This powerful institution, right at the heart of British democracy, has become a powerful tool for equality in recent times.

 “The rainbow flag flying above serves as a testament to this legacy and a reflection of how far we have come as a community – with more LGBT+ politicians than any other country in the world.” – said David Geary, head of political engagement for Pride In London (credit source: telegraph.co.uk)
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credit source: theGuardian

“About Everyday Life and About All of Us” Said #JeremyCorbyn

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN 

More power to the Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of Labour Party in the United Kingdom. Today, he was welcomed at the Glastonbury Festival 2017 with a ‘thunderous applause’ once he arrived at the event (please see image below).

The Guardian reported that “Tens of thousands gathered to watch Corbyn in mid-afternoon – a crowd of a size typically reserved for Glastonbury headliners. Almost all those present were fans, many wearing T-shirts bearing his face or name, and there were dozens of banners of appreciation.” (creditsource: theguardian)

Jeremy Corbyn gained respect and admiration among UK Citizens because of his character, competency, humility and values as an individual. Many Britons across Europe call him “relatable person who is leading the entire nation and his party”. Everyday, the Labour Party is increasing their membership and people across UK likes him to take over the Premiership of the nation. At any time in the future there is a great possibility that another general election will be held in the UK. And the new Prime Minister will be Jeremy Corbyn of Labour Party.

Theresa May’s administration is now very wobbly and weak. Almost daily or weekly, that there were scandals and court decisions that were written against her. She lost her mandate based from the result of the Snap Election last that she called two weeks ago. By losing the majority she was forced to make a coalition with the DUP of Ireland in order to form a majority government. In the past, the DUP party demonstrated hate and inequality particularly to the LGBTI+ community.  (creditsources: theguardian  and HuffingtonPostUK)

In the recent Opening of Parliament, the world was surprised when the Queen arrived at the Parliament by her car not her Queen’s carriage and was wearing a day dress instead of her Queen’s regalias.  According to theCanary, a similar event took place in the past during the term of Conservative leader Edward Heath. Soon after, Mr. Heath resigned and he was a history. Speculatively, a similar fashion may take place for Ms. May and Jeremy Corbyn will form a minority government. (creditsource: theCanary)

How do you feel, when you put yourself in the shoes of the Grenfell Tower Tragedy Victims? #PrayforGrenfellVictims

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

This tragedy that occurred in London borough of Kensington and Chelsea require #justice in order to punish those who are responsible in creating the main cause as well as those who defied compliance to safety; why such building got burned in a very short moment from the time that the fire started.

As of today, it was reported that there were 79 people who perished in this tragic fire.

Let’s continue to #prayforGrenfellVictims and that authorities will get into the bottom of this tragic event.

“Most people see this as a crime and they know that rich and powerful organisations get away with crime”. – said MP David Lammy (creditsource: theCanary)

#LordToby Is Being A Pragmatist “Are You?”

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Love & Care Are Needed In Our Natural Environment

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Every opportunity to preserve our planet will make everyone healthier and happier. So take your moment to join the #climatechange movement around the world.

The US Mayors, organizations, individuals and many international countries are working together to pursue the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement. We are doing our share as well … you can too.

#climatechange #globalwarming #climatemayors #climateparisagreement

Source: Our Natural Environment

#MarchforTruth Across the United States – “Accountability, Justice and Faith Restoration of the Electoral System”

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Today, June 3, 2017, many demonstrations were held across the cities of United States, the photos below (as shown @marchfortruth17) were taken in New York City.  Please visit the twitter site of @marchfortruth17 to see the events across the country during today’s #marchfortruth.

credit: @MarchforTruth17

credit: @Marchfortruth17

“We call for a #MarchForTruth on Saturday, June 3rd to raise our voices and let our elected leaders know that Americans want answers. The legitimacy of our democracy is more important than the interests of any party, or any President. So, we will rise together to call for a fair and impartial investigation, for the pursuit of truth, and for the restoration of faith in our electoral system and the Office of the Presidency.”

The Goals:

  • An independent commission must be established, and Congressional investigations should be properly resourced and pursued free of partisan interests;
  • As much information should be made available to the public as possible, and as soon as possible;
  • Congress should require Donald Trump to release his tax returns to clarify his business interests and obligations to any foreign entity;
  • If crimes were committed or if collusion is discovered, it must be prosecuted.

The #MarchforTruth is one among the voices of America, that will be fighting for the preservation of democracy. More power to all Americans who are fighting for the real truth, against fake news and alternative facts.

Sensible Global #RealLeaders Agree With President Obama “Help Protect for Future Generations” #ClimateChange

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

The whole world like our planet earth to be livable in many centuries ahead. Every individual can do their part in fostering cleaner environment for everyone to enjoy including the future generations that will come. Bigotry and hypocrisy  are aliens on this planet earth. The Trump administration can quit anytime from Paris’ COP21 but the American people will not.

I’m confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future generations the one planet we’ve got.” – President Barack Obama, June 1, 2017

President Obama released his vision about the continuing advancement of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change even in the absence of American government administration. Please find below the full text of President Obama’s Statement pertaining to Trump’s withdrawal of USA from the Climate Pact Agreement.

Statement by President Barack Obama:

A year and a half ago, the world came together in Paris around the first-ever global agreement to set the world on a low-carbon course and protect the world we leave to our children.

It was steady, principled American leadership on the world stage that made that achievement possible. It was bold American ambition that encouraged dozens of other nations to set their sights higher as well. And what made that leadership and ambition possible was America’s private innovation and public investment in growing industries like wind and solar – industries that created some of the fastest new streams of good-paying jobs in recent years, and contributed to the longest streak of job creation in our history.

Simply put, the private sector already chose a low-carbon future. And for the nations that committed themselves to that future, the Paris Agreement opened the floodgates for businesses, scientists, and engineers to unleash high-tech, low-carbon investment and innovation on an unprecedented scale.

The nations that remain in the Paris Agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in jobs and industries created. I believe the United States of America should be at the front of the pack. But even in the absence of American leadership; even as this Administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future; I’m confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future generations the one planet we’ve got. (source credit: PoliticusUSA) 

Statement of President Emmanuel Macron, France;

Statement of Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, PA;

As the Mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy & future. (source credit: Twitter/BillPeduto)

Statements of 68 US Mayors leading 38 Million Americans;

“We will intensify efforts to meet each of our cities’ current climate goals, push for new action to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius target, and work together to create a 21st century clean energy economy.

We will continue to lead. We are increasing investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. We will buy and create more demand for electric cars and trucks. We will increase our efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, create a clean energy economy, and stand for environmental justice. And if the President wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris Agreement, we’ll build and strengthen relationships around the world to protect the planet from devastating climate risks.

The world cannot wait — and neither will we.(source credit: PoliticusUSA)

Statement of Al Gore;

“Removing the United States from the Paris Agreement is a reckless and indefensible action. It undermines America’s standing in the world and threatens to damage humanity’s ability to solve the climate crisis in time.

But make no mistake: if President Trump won’t lead, the American people will. Civic leaders, mayors, governors, CEOs, investors and the majority of the business community will take up this challenge.

We are in the middle of a clean energy revolution that no single person or group can stop. President Trump’s decision is profoundly in conflict with what the majority of Americans want from our president; but no matter what he does, we will ensure that our inevitable transition to a clean energy economy continues.”         – Al Gore, Environmentalist, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 45th US Vice President (source credit: HollywoodReporter)

Statement of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada;

“We are deeply disappointed that the United States federal government has decided to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Canada is unwavering in our commitment to fight climate change and support clean economic growth. Canadians know we need to take decisive and collective action to tackle the many harsh realities of our changing climate.

“While the U.S. decision is disheartening, we remain inspired by the growing momentum around the world to combat climate change and transition to clean growth economies. We are proud that Canada stands united with all the other parties that support the Agreement. We will continue to work with our domestic and international partners to drive progress on one of the greatest challenges we face as a world.

“This is not only about the huge economic opportunities of clean growth and the need to address the pressing threats of climate change. This is about an ambitious and unshakeable desire to leave a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet for our kids and for generations to come.

“We are all custodians of this world, and that is why Canada will continue to work with the U.S. at the state level, and with other U.S. stakeholders, to address climate change and promote clean growth. We will also continue to reach out to the U.S. federal government to discuss this matter of critical importance for all humankind, and to identify areas of shared interest for collaboration, including on emissions reductions.”      – Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada (source credit: PM Website)

Statement of Japan’s Foreign Ministry;

“Climate change requires a concerted effort by the whole of the international community. Japan believes the leadership of the developed countries to be of great importance, and the steady implementation of the Paris agreement is critical in this regard. The recent announcement by the US administration on its withdrawal … is regrettable.” (source credit: theGuardian)

Statement of EU Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete;

“Today’s announcement has galvanised us rather than weakened us, and this vacuum will be filled by new broad committed leadership. Europe and its strong partners all around the world are ready to lead the way”

Statement of Prince Andrew of Monaco;

“This decision represents a very serious error of judgment for our planet and for future generations. It also weakens America’s global leadership and compromises the country’s own economic interests by underestimating the growth prospects offered by a low-carbon economy based on technological innovation.

“I want to believe that the states, the people and cities in American states which are already engaged in a virtuous cycle of transformation and those who understand the importance of this for future generations, will continue their efforts to promote low-carbon, sustainable and resilient economic growth.

“More than ever, the Principality of Monaco stands by its commitment to the fight against climate change with ambitious targets which exceed those set out in the Paris Agreement. I call upon all nations of the world, signatories to this Agreement, to continue and confirm their commitments in support of a cause that affects the preservation of the Earth and of humanity.” (credit source: royalcentral.co.uk)

World and Industry Leaders Statements;

“Climate Change is real”

Paris Climate Agreement

The UK Prime Minister Theresa May seems afraid to publicly denounce the action of her friend in the White House.

 

The Richness Within Our Biodiversity

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Let us protect our environment from destructive pesticides that create imbalance of our ecosystem.

 

“We Live In An Unstable Time” “We Need Social Contract” – Dr. Mark Zuckerberg

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

Today, Mark Zuckerberg, the Founder and CEO of Facebook shared passionately his personal remarks at the 366th Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

Astonishing Natural Beauty and Landscapes of North Devon

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

I could live in any of these areas in a heartbeat, unspoiled environment.

“I Don’t Know About You, I Am Not a Corporate Slave …”

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Today, corporate slaves are everywhere. It is an accepted culture within corporate world. People have embraced this practice as their status within the parlance of work because they need the money that they will earn in order to survive; or live a lifestyle that they wanted to be.

Pope Francis is a very outspoken critic of corporate slavery as he pronounced it in August 2015. Please click on the source link below to read the article’s content.

Source: “Slaves to Work” Identified Within Corporate Environs

Learn Something … Are Your Contents Unique or Lousy?

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Source: Why Content Is Essential

#Plant-a-tree Do Not Deny #ClimateChange – Be A Part of #EarthDay #MarchforScience

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

“Today is #EarthDay so we rolled up our sleeves early to participate in our #treeplantingchallenge every year. This is our way of supporting #marchforscience and recognizing #EarthDay.

Everyone who believes about #RealScience and #NotClimateChangeDeniers participated in the #MarchforScience across the United States today.

I have planted my tree this year 2017. Last week, my elderly neighbor asked me to help them plant a tree in their lot, and we agreed to do it today in recognition of #EarthDay. How about you? There are many ways to participate in this in your own environment. Talk to your neighbors and friends; do something together to help sustain our natural environment.

A Climate Scientist from Pennsylvania State University Mr. Michael Mann shared his insights:

“We didn’t choose to be in this battle, but it has come to the point where we have to fight because the stakes are too great” source: wsvn.com 

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau issued the following statements for #EarthDay.

“Today, we join the global community to celebrate Earth Day – a time to connect with nature and reaffirm our commitment to build a cleaner, more sustainable world for our children.

“As Canadians, we have a responsibility to safeguard our planet and natural treasures. I am proud of the steps our Government has taken to protect the environment and promote clean growth. These steps include historic domestic and international agreements that will help us respond to pressing environmental challenges, grow the economy, and build a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

“On Earth Day, we recognize Indigenous cultures that have long understood the intricate links that exist between land, water, air, and all living things. Ensuring that decisions today serve generations tomorrow requires an active effort from all of us.

“Canada looks forward to hosting World Environment Day on June 5 this year. Like Earth Day, it will be an occasion to celebrate our connections to our environment and to each other.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I encourage all Canadians to take a moment today to go outside, find renewal in nature, and appreciate the environment that connects us all.” (source: http://pm.gc.ca/eng/)

Become An Environmentalist “Observe Earth Hour for Just Once a Day”

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

Did you know, that by participating in the ‘#EarthHour Campaign’ during any time of the day will reinforce its main intent and long range goals?

“It will help in many ways by impacting #climatechange; lessening the use of energy that is generated by oil and reducing the harms to our #MotherEarth and the #environment as a whole.”

“Am I daft?” “No, because I know of many benefits of doing it!”

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, ▪Competency ▪ Experience ▪ Results

NASA just released their most recent findings pertaining to the impact of #climatechange; and it is very realistic. Last month was indeed very hot. Even friends across the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean were telling me that it was extraordinarily hot in their own locations as well.

According to NASA’s scientists at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies based in New York, August 2016 is hottest in 136 years. “We stress that the long-term trends are the most important for understanding the ongoing changes that are affecting our planet.” – said GISS Director Gavin Schmidt

The image below illustrates the ‘bell-curve graphics’ provided by NASA.

To read the full text of NASA’s findings, please click on “GIS Temp Update” 

What’s going on in our planet Earth?

#Globalwarming is impacting us all. Published studies and ‘raw data-experiential reports’ were describing and illustrating unprecedented heat levels across regions around the globe. But the most embarrassing of it all is that many among our politicians are deniers about this fact. Their politics is placed ahead of the heat-waves that their constituencies were experiencing.

In my neighborhood, homes were built based on a cooler climate across four seasons. This Summer, more and more homes have installed air-conditioning units and they were running almost day in day out. That tells you how the temperatures during Summer has been affecting families in their own homes. What about those that cannot afford air-conditioning units? What will they do?

“It has been a record year so far for global temperatures, but the record high temperatures in the Arctic over the past six months have been even more extreme, this warmth as well as unusual weather patterns have led to the record low sea ice extents so far this year.” – said Walt Meier, a sea ice scientist at NASA Goddard.

What can individuals do to curb the increasing heat around them?

This Summer, it was great experiencing natural breeze of the wind, when you have trees around your home; cooling off under the trees during those high temperatures was helpful; the breeze was lovely.  When there were no breeze, the air-conditioning unit was the most convenient. Neighbors without air-conditioning units go to the nearest mall for a stroll or have snacks. Then go home when the temperature has gone down. For people who work, their employers provide a conducive air-conditioned work environment unless you are in construction.

Strategically for a long term adjustments of the #ClimateChange it would be ideal to plant a tree around you. When you find a space around your property, it will be a good investment of planting a tree that will provide some shade and other ecological benefits notwithstanding of their beautiful appearance.

A Tree Planting Challenge for Everyone:

Find a space around you, where you can plant a tree. Talk to friends and perhaps you can work together for a tree planting project at locations that are needing trees. Perhaps, there are areas within your communities that are needing some trees. Regardless of where you are located internationally, what matters is you can help in planting trees that will create a better environment around everyone. Trees provide many benefits beyond our expectations.

Last Spring, I planted a new tree at available space in our lot (see image below). This is the second year that I planted a tree. It looks great and survived the hot Summer. It will provide some substances that our planet needs to sustain a cooler temperature. It is only one tree that was planted last Spring, however when there will be more of us who will plant a tree once a year. We will be able to create a more balanced ecology for our own advantage in this earth.

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Tips in planting trees around your home:

When planting trees around your backyard or around your home, consider the aesthetic impact of the tree.  Plant something that will go with your current garden theme to maximize its benefits.  Consider the impact of the tree height when you are living in a neighborhood with HOA  (Home Owners Association) restrictions. For long term investment, follow the best practices in planting a tree so it will not die after few weeks. Planting a tree is your investment for the future that you will personally share with the world. Enjoy.

Are There Options? Balancing the ‘Ecosystem of the Planet Earth’

By Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist and Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

In the Twenty-first Century, it is quite unbelievable seeing so called ‘new studies’ that come and go as fast as the social media churns out fact-based and or fictionally-biased information. Often, you will see newly labelled studies or new phenomena, suggesting new remedial options. These suggested new concepts and options are actually been told many times two or three decades ago. But perhaps some writers were not born yet during those periods.

In fact, reforestation an agro-forestry technique in preserving the natural wilderness of the planet earth have been practiced by many responsible individuals, groups and organizations who care about preserving the quality of our environment and balancing ecosystem. In many countries around the world, deforestation became prevalent due to lumber and logging practices and these have created imbalances of our ecosystems. Floods and erosion came and destructed communities as results of these man-made activities. Often, you hear focused-interest-groups, scientists and or elected individuals that do not acknowledge the links of both facts.

Today, from season to season we are seeing real-life results of mankind’s irresponsible abuse of the planet earth. The effects of ‘global warming’ like the fast changing climactic realities such as abnormal heatwaves or colder temperatures, coastal flooding that destroyed neighborhoods, droughts that caused firestorms including landslides and earthquakes (note: all link sources are acknowledged).

This is a new development. “The researchers found that only about 23 percent of the land across the globe can be labeled “wilderness” today — nearly a 10 percent drop from two decades ago. And those areas are concentrated mainly in North America, North Asia, North Africa, and Australia.” (source credit: theverge.com)

What this means?

The article confirmed that we are losing fast the wilderness that is a sanctuary of ecological balance. Mankind are not protecting trees and wild life in the forest. It pointed the continental locations of the affected areas. Ironically, those same places were experiencing frequent ‘global warming phenomena’ in the last five years.

Can we do something about it? How?

Yes, we can do some strategic contribution. Every individual can plant a tree anywhere possible every time convenient. This action will somehow help in augmenting the lost force of wilderness in the last two decades. Stop cutting trees around your neighborhood. Discuss about the advantages of preserving trees around people and within the environment. Trimming their crowns is OK because you are not cutting them down. When a big tree is being cut down due to its age and risks, do replace it with a young one that will grow and provide the lost substance from the old tree. So let’s start planting trees around us. ‘Till next time.

Action Must Begin with Less Nonsense Politicking “Nearly 200 Nations Accorded on Global #ClimateChange Framework”

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Now that the Paris #ClimateChange Agreement has been signed off by almost 200 countries, an immediate action must be implemented across the globe in order to start  slowing down the dangerous #climatechange impact.

Overrule the skepticism and denials, action-driven strategies and participation are essential NOT politicking. This is a significant achievement in the 21st Century.

“Today thanks to strong, principled American leadership, we’ll leave our children a world that is safer and more secure, more prosperous and more free, and that is our most important mission in our short time here on this earth.” – said President Barack Obama (source: Politico)

It is however, the responsibility of everyone with every level of governments, corporations, organizations, and individual citizens) to participate actively in the execution of every type of action that will foster the objectives of this Paris Agreement in order to save Mother Earth.

“Decisive leadership and action from President Obama and other world leaders, an increasingly powerful climate movement, and strong progress in the U.S. and globally to move off coal cleared the way for every nation to come to the table. This historic international agreement is what the American people demanded, what future generations deserve, and what the world needs.” – said Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club (source: Politico)

“If agreed and implemented, this means bringing down greenhouse-gas emissions to net zero within a few decades. It is in line with the scientific evidence we presented,” said John Schellnhuber, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (source: BBC)

What are the Key Elements of the ClimateChange Agreement?

  • To keep global temperatures “well below” 2.0C (3.6F) and “endeavour to limit” them even more, to 1.5C
  • To limit the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to the same levels that trees, soil and oceans can absorb naturally, beginning at some point between 2050 and 2100
  • To review each country’s contribution to cutting emissions every five years so they scale up to the challeng
  • For rich countries to help poorer nations by providing “climate finance” to adapt to climate change and switch to renewable energy.

“It’s a victory for all of the planet and future generations,”  – said John Kerry, US Secretary of the State

“It is a victory for the most vulnerable countries, the small islands, the least developed countries and all those with the most to lose, who came to Paris and said they didn’t want sympathy, they wanted action.” – said Dr. Bill Hare, CEO of Climate Analytics

A Transparent and Accountable Agreement (source: White House)

The Paris Agreement establishes a robust transparency system to help make sure that all countries are living up to their commitments. This will send a market signal to the private sector and investors that countries are serious about meeting the targets they have set.  These steps include:

  • Putting in place an enhanced transparency system for all countries: A critical component of the Agreement, the transparency framework agreed to by parties ensures that all countries are on a level playing field with the United States with flexibility for those developing countries with less capacity.
  • Requiring countries to report on greenhouse gas inventories: For the first time, the Agreement requires all countries to report on national inventories of emissions by source. This breakthrough will give unprecedented clarity to the public’s understanding of emissions and pollution in countries throughout the world.
  • Requiring countries to report on mitigation progress: Also for the first time, countries are required to report on information necessary to track progress made in implementing and achieving the targets and strategies countries have put forward.
  • Establishing a technical review process with agreed upon standards: To help ensure countries are meeting transparency requirements, countries are subject to a comprehensive technical expert review process that analyzes whether reporting is in line with the standards adopted. Countries will also engage in a multilateral review with their peers to share their experiences and lessons learned.

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