Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 10

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Published on December 10th, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  

Ever wonder just how much digital data you consume on a daily basis? Curious to know what the carbon footprint is of that big climate change meeting across the pond? And speaking of Copenhagen, is any progress being made? (Hint: the answer is positive, and includes the acronym REDD.) These questions and more… answered in today’s issue of Cool Green Morning.

  1. The EPA’s Lisa Jackson (aka “Action Jackson”) received a rousing welcome at Copenhagen yesterday, reports Environmental Capital
  2. How  much data does the average American take in via the Internet everyday? A new report has the number, and it might surprise you (considering that the report only accounts for personal time, not work time): 34 gigabytes of information a day. Yikes. Which amounts to how much energy use?
  3. It’s been the elephant in the room for Copenhagen: just how big is the meeting’s carbon footprint? Green, Inc. reports on the number.
  4. A new report released at Copenhagen this week says rich countries should be helping poor countries deal with climate change, based on the report’s Climate Risk Index 2010 that analyzed the impacts of weather-related events on all countries negotiating at COP15.
  5. Finally, wondering if any progress is being made at Copenhagen? The Christian Science Monitor says look to REDD –  the strategy of reducing emissions by reducing deforestation – calling it “one of the few success stories” at Copenhagen so far.
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