Protesters Jeer as Trump Team Promotes Coal at U.N. Climate Talks

  • While many energy experts agree that technologies like carbon capture for coal plants and nuclear power can play a critical role in reducing emissions, the fact that Trump administration officials have played down concern over global warming has triggered deep suspicion about American intentions.
  • “Nuclear and carbon capture are critical to reducing CO emissions, but going to Bonn to promote the technologies without admitting climate change is a crisis is a logical absurdity,” said Josh Freed, director of the clean energy program at the centrist think tank Third Way.
  • Still, Mr. Steer acknowledged, countries throughout Asia and Africa are continuing to build coal plants in their quest to provide energy access for millions living without electricity.
  • Some developing countries described a more balanced view, however, conceding a need for fossil fuels in the short term while ultimately calling for stronger global action on climate change and a shift toward cleaner forms of energy, including renewables like wind and solar energy.
  • Officials from Bangladesh, which still gets most of its electricity from natural gas and has plans to build 25 new coal-fired plants by 2022, said they would welcome the use of technology to improve the efficiency of their coal plants as a steppingstone toward renewable energy.

The Trump administration’s debut at the United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany, was met with heckling, noisy protest and harsh questions.
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World mental health day: Bipolar is like my body is a shell, like I’m not here

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  • As part of World Mental Health Day, Newsbeat’s been hearing how it feels to have a mental health condition.
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World mental health day: Bipolar is like my body is a shell, like I’m not here

This is what bipolar disorder feels like

  • World mental health day: Bipolar is like my body is a shell, like I’m not
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  • As part of World Mental Health Day, Newsbeat’s been hearing how it feels to have a mental health condition.
  • There’s advice on how to cope with mental health issues, or help someone dealing with them, on the BBC Advice pages .

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Examples of Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity

What's the difference between moderate and vigorous exercise?

  • Walking at 3 to 4 miles-per-hour is considered to require 4 METs and to be a moderate-intensity activity, regardless of who is doing the activitya young marathon runner or a 90-year-old grandmother.
  • Vigorous-intensity activities burn more than 6 METs.
  • The table gives examples of light-, moderate-, and vigorous-intensity activity for healthy adults.
  • A brisk walk would likely be an easy activity for the marathon runner, but a very hard activity for the grandmother.
  • The contents of the Web site are not intended to offer personal medical advice.

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@ArmyMedicine: “What’s the difference between moderate and vigorous exercise?”


Exercise experts measure activity in metabolic equivalents, or METs. One MET is defined as the energy it takes to sit quietly. For the average adult, this is about one calorie per every 2.2 pounds of body weight per hour; someone who weighs 160 pounds would burn approximately 70 calories an hour while sitting or sleeping.


Examples of Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity

Examples of Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity

Examples of light, moderate & vigorous activity
(defined further during #GetActiveMOOC)
From

  • Walking at 3 to 4 miles-per-hour is considered to require 4 METs and to be a moderate-intensity activity, regardless of who is doing the activitya young marathon runner or a 90-year-old grandmother.
  • Vigorous-intensity activities burn more than 6 METs.
  • The table gives examples of light-, moderate-, and vigorous-intensity activity for healthy adults.
  • A brisk walk would likely be an easy activity for the marathon runner, but a very hard activity for the grandmother.
  • The contents of the Web site are not intended to offer personal medical advice.

Read the full article, click here.


@gmacscotland: “Examples of light, moderate & vigorous activity
(defined further during #GetActiveMOOC)
From”


Exercise experts measure activity in metabolic equivalents, or METs. One MET is defined as the energy it takes to sit quietly. For the average adult, this is about one calorie per every 2.2 pounds of body weight per hour; someone who weighs 160 pounds would burn approximately 70 calories an hour while sitting or sleeping.


Examples of Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity