Author Archives: Duncan Noble

About Duncan Noble

Duncan Noble explores #sustainability #climate & #carbon. Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act. Tell the Truth and Live the Truth.

Tapping Big Data: Was Global Warming Changed to Climate Change?

If you follow climate change/global warming, you will likely encounter people who insist that the term “global warming” was changed to “climate change” for various reasons (e.g., “global warming stopped, so they changed the name”, etc.). One way to test … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq

28-Nov-13 Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, M.P. Minister of Environment House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Re: Living Up to Our Climate Change Promises Dear Minister Aglukkaq, On behalf of Canada, your government made a promise to the world to reduce … Continue reading

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Government Newspeak & Greenwash: We Demand Better

Shouldn’t we hold our elected governments to a higher standard than we expect from the folks who sell soap? Or at least as high a standard as we expect from marketers? In October 2013, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) … Continue reading

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What Does it Take to Become a Climate Leader?

Image: Duncan Noble   There is a crack, a crack, in everything That’s how the light gets in Leonard Cohen, Anthem Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas … Continue reading

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Book Review: Immoderate Greatness: Why Civilizations Fail by William Ophuls

Immoderate Greatness: Why Civilizations Fail by William Ophuls My rating: 5 of 5 stars View all my reviews

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Greenhouse Effect: CO2 Concentrations Set to Hit Record High of 400 PPM

Originally posted on Science & Space:
Climate change is, first and foremost, a consequence of the addition of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. We emit carbon dioxide, through burning fossil fuels or forests, and some of that carbon stays in…

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Is Sustainability Naked?

Image Source: Gutenberg.org In the story “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, almost everyone is willing to go along with the emperor’s delusion. Only a child is willing to say the emperor is walking around naked. “Out of the mouths of babes…” … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Grist:
London-based HSBC is a banking and financial services company, very old and very large — the sixth largest public company in the world. Greenpeace it ain’t. So it’s striking that the latest report from the financial…

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10 Tips – How to Improve Your CDP Scores and Generate Business Value

  The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organization working to drive greenhouse gas emissions reduction and sustainable water use by business and cities. Responding to the CDP requires significant effort. Here are ten tips to help you … Continue reading

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