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Why Did Leonardo DiCaprio Talk About Climate Change at the Oscars?

Why Did Leonardo DiCaprio Talk About Climate Change at the Oscars?

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Most of us have come across the phrase climate change. Environment enthusiasts, the world over, talk about it most of the time. Climate change came to the limelight yet again when Leonardo DiCaprio mentioned it in his Oscar speech at this year's Oscars! So, what is climate change all about? And why did Leonardo DiCaprio talk about it at the Oscars, an even that - on the surface of it - does not seem connected to climate change at all? Simply put, climate change is the change in the 'average weather conditions' of a region. For instance, the polar region has cold 'average weather conditions' and if these conditions suddenly start becoming warm, it would be termed as climate change. Climate change happens all the time, and may take millions of years to come over. But it is the aggr...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Leaves for Paris Conference

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Leaves for Paris Conference

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Paris today to participate in COP-21 summit on environment and climate change on November 30, 2015. The Prime Minister will jointly host a meeting of International Solar Alliance with Prime Minister of France, Mr. François Hollande. Prime Minister will also attend 'Mission Innovation' hosted by the President of United States as part of the Paris Conference.
Students Convey Best Wishes to Environment Minister for COP21

Students Convey Best Wishes to Environment Minister for COP21

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A group of select school children presenting a symbolic Globe as best wishes, to the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, in New Delhi on November 27, 2015. The Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ashok Lavasa is also seen. In a unique gesture, around 50 school children extended good wishes to the Indian delegation for Conference of Parties (COP21) - the global climate conference to be held in Paris. The children presented a symbolic globe to the Environment Minister, who is heading the delegation for Paris. The message on the globe read, "We Trust and Believe in You to ensure the Best". Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, said t...
Earth to Paris-Le Hub: For An Effective Climate Agreement

Earth to Paris-Le Hub: For An Effective Climate Agreement

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Earth To Paris, a coalition of partners helping to drive awareness about the connection between people and planet as well as the need for strong climate action, announced it will host “Earth To Paris—Le Hub” a two-day, high-impact, live-streamed summit on 7 and 8 December in Paris during COP21 — the United Nations climate conference to deliver a new universal climate change agreement. Earth To Paris—Le Hub will provide the opportunity for cross-sector, solutions-oriented engagement in climate change conversations around COP21; a platform for amplifying the conversation across social and digital media; and series of activations through inspiring calls to take bold, meaningful action to address climate change. Experts, advocates, CEOs, and other leaders in Paris will discuss creati
National Drive Electric Week Celebrated in Oklahoma, USA

National Drive Electric Week Celebrated in Oklahoma, USA

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Plug In America, a San Francisco-based national nonprofit organization has been working to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce America's dependence on petroleum and to improve the global environment. Plug In America has been successful in developing the world’s largest network of plug-in vehicle owners and drivers. The organization conceived a National Drive Electric Week in 2011 and has advanced workplace charging by pioneering regular ride-and-drive events at such leading corporations such as Google, Mattel and Paramount Pictures. The National Drive Electric Week was celebrated between September 12-20, 2015 and was designed to showcase the fun, cost-savings and clean-air benefits of plug-in vehicles. John Gallagh
Help UNFCCC Choose Climate Video Competition Winner

Help UNFCCC Choose Climate Video Competition Winner

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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be hosting the 21st UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris in December this year. As the international community is gearing up to conclude a new, universal climate change agreement in December in France, the UNFCCC invites all global citizens to help decide which young video reporter will be on location to capture some of the most exciting moments of the Paris UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21). As part of the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change, young people from around the globe have been invited to share what they are doing to combat climate change, for example convincing their parents, school or college to take climate action, or taking part in a campaign. Two winners of the t...
How Natural Are Natural Disasters?

How Natural Are Natural Disasters?

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Natural disasters have affected more than 200 million people every year since 1990. Globally, the rate of natural disaster events has gone up by 400% in the last 20 years. On an average, in the last 30 years, more than 4,600 people have died annually due to some sort of natural disaster. The impact of natural disasters is felt even harder today because of overcrowding and less open spaces. But who has time for the changing climate or showing concern towards the consistently dropping water table anyway? Everyone is so busy and is getting late for work, or something like that. Once upon a time, monsoons in India were associated with fests, sweets, kheer and regarded as a season of love. But since the last decade rains have become a death knell of disaster and possible disruption of...
Need of the Hour: Information Dissemination for Sustainability

Need of the Hour: Information Dissemination for Sustainability

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If I told you that each pair of jeans that you own drank 3,800 liters of water; and that on a daily basis millions of people do not have access to fresh drinking water,  you would perhaps think twice before buying your next pair of jeans. If I also informed you that one pair of jeans is responsible for 33.4 kilograms of CO2 emission, you will certainly reconsider the wearing of jeans altogether! Likewise, if students are made aware about how much energy a single pencil or a piece of paper takes to be manufactured, they will learn to respect books even more. What is the real cost of the things that we are consuming? What is the cost Earth is paying? Clearly, what we need to be provided with, is information – how our every actions is manifesting itself on the global scale, and who
Videograph Your Climate Action, Go to Paris!

Videograph Your Climate Action, Go to Paris!

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Lights, Camera, Paris—Win Your Way to COP21! The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) invites youth between the ages of 18 and 30 to showcase their inspiring actions. The UNFCCC is asking the youth to think about a project or campaign that you are involved in to combat climate change. It could be an action which convinced your parents, school or college to take climate action, a lobbying of your elected members of parliament or your city leaders. Whatever is making a difference, turn it into a snappy concise 3 minute video and join the competition. Some key questions to answer (that must reflect in the video) are: Why did you choose to engage in this climate action? What were some of the key things that took place? What were some of the successes
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