Earth Hour

March 26, 2011

Saturday March 26th at 08:30 PM marks the annual Earth Hour. At 0830pm (local time) cities around the world will be turning off their lights to stand against climate change! Get together with your family and friends to participate in the earth hour global movement!

For more information check out www.earthhour.org

SA’s Carbon Tax

August 12, 2008

Hitting the wallets to make a difference; that seems to be an efficient way to prod some change in the contemporary-global-scheme-of-things. This policy may set a good example for other countries.

South Africa’s Climate Change Plan Includes Carbon Tax

by: Sibongile Khumalo
Sun Aug 3, 12:38 AM ET

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – South Africa’s government has set out an ambitious proposal to deal with climate change in the coming years, including slapping a possible carbon tax on carbon dioxide-spewing industries.

Saying the world faced “a global climate emergency,” the environment ministry unveiled the strategy geared toward reducing greenhouse gases last week.

“The world faces a global climate emergency. It is now clear that only action by both developed and developing countries can prevent the climate crisis from deepening,” environment minister Martinus Van Schalkwyk said in a statement.

The plan, which includes stringent energy efficiency measures, has been endorsed by the cabinet, though parliament must still approve it. Finance officials are investigating ways of implementing the tax.

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said evidence for warming was now “unequivocal” and that there was a more than 90-percent probability that humans were the cause for it.

Read on here.

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