Thursday, August 6, 2009

tcktcktck

TckTckTck is a global movement for a unified voice against climate change. The combined efforts of millions of people and member organizations hope to deliver a clear message that we demand meaningful leadership and action against climate change.

TckTckTck calls on the leaders of the world to come together at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, a meeting of world governments in Copenhagen, Denmark on December 7, 2009. TckTckTck unites people from around the world, from all walks of life, to tell the leaders that climate change is already costing lives. The poorest countries are suffering the most even though they didn’t create the problem. The world has the ability to turn this around and the solutions are available. We have the opportunity to create a new, strong economy based on clean jobs and energy for all. An ambitious, fair and binding climate agreement by world leaders is our single best hope.



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Monday, August 3, 2009

Around the World on Solar Power



A Swiss engineer is attempting to lead the first expedition to sail around the world on a catamaran powered entirely on solar energy. The catamaran, designed by Raphael Domjan, is called "Planet Solar". The boat is being built in Germany and the round-the-world attempt will launch in 2011.

The boat’s deck will be covered in 470 square meters of solar panels and its skippers hope to average a speed of eight knots. To take advantage of the most sunlight possible, the tentative route is largely around the equator. In case of bad weather, batteries on board will be able to store solar energy to power the boat for three days. Domjan hopes the $11.5 million project will prove that boats can travel at high speed without emitting any carbon dioxide.

Source: Thomson Reuters