Today on Planet 100: United Nations Agrees on Biodiversity (Video)
Today, on Planet 100, the United Nations reaches a successful agreement on biodiversity protection, a new video game lets players save the world from greenhouse gasses, and Cool Climate calls on artists worldwide for their images of climate change.UN Morale Booster
After the failure of the Copenhagen climate talks, some good news for the UN—a successful agreement to protect biodiversity was scratched out in Nagoya.
Some key goals have been set, including a plan to expand nature reserves to 17% of the world's land and 10% of the planet's waters, which will benefit habitats and species such as tigers, pandas and whales. But in the short-term, the biggest beast to get a reprieve may well prove to be the UN itself.
The multilateral negotiating process derided at COP15 was celebrated in Nagoya as delegates seemed willing to listen to the advice of scientists warning of the perils of inaction.
Via: The Guardian
Fate of the World
Fate of the World allows you save the world from greenhouse gas emissions or let it perish by continuing to rely on fossil fuels.
The British-made computer game puts the Earth's future in players hands, placing them in charge of an international environmental body. Put an emissions cap on a growing economy, stifling growth, and they'll throw you out. Encourage investment and prosperity and there'll soon be environmental consequences.
Each turn sends you forward five years—and you're informed of the many changes that take place in the world as temperatures increase.
An online art competition, CoolClimate, called upon artists worldwide to submit iconic images that address the impact of climate change. Runners up included an oil soaked duck and a comment about the planet's air while first place went to Chris Lamprianidis with his stunning photograph entitled No Pollution Please.