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Around the world, cities are taking the lead on addressing the challenge of climate
change. While senior governments stall, urban leaders are responding to the urgent need to make our cities more resilient as climate
change impacts ...
The global economy is undergoing a remarkable transformation which is altering our ability to deal with climate
change. The growth of emerging economies, rapid urbanisation and new technological advances are making possible a new path of ...
Given the relentless long-term trend towards global warming, it should be a case of all hands on deck. But the world of politics appears to have trumped the laws of physics, writes Mike Steketee."THE laws of physics are non-negotiable," ...
For a country where oil generates a fifth of economic output, Norway is surprisingly green.
Ever since it struck oil under the North Sea in the late 1960s, Norway has tried to find a balance between profiting from oil and natural gas and ...
We have been pondering the market for alternative fuel vehicles (non-carbon fossil fuels) given the concern over “global warming and/or climate
change.” According to the 2014 U.S. Annual Energy Outlook there were just under 14 million alternative ...
There is still time for China to curb its carbon
emissions to give the planet a "reasonable future", former prime minister Kevin Rudd has said.
And Mr Rudd has proposed a "transformation" of the US-China relationship, arguing the two ...
If you wonder why so many members of Congress are in denial when it comes to climate
change, follow the money. This week, Forecast the Facts and SumOfUs, two grassroots groups working to sway public opinion about global warming, took a step ...
With billions of dollars in federal stimulus money in hand, the Obama administration set out five years ago on a grand experiment in the California desert.
The goal: Open public lands to renewable-energy development to wean the nation ...
This Sunday marks a year since Tony Abbott was elected. The prime minister is riding low in the opinion polls as the least popular prime minister in twenty five years, with a net dissatisfaction rating of minus 19.
There's little doubt ...
When we burn fossil fuels, carbon
pollution is released into Earth's closed atmosphere. As the concentration of heat-trapping gas builds up over decades, this insidious pollution accelerates climate
change, triggers asthma attacks and respiratory ...
In a widely publicized commentary in Nature this summer, aquatic ecologist Wendy Palen and seven colleagues were sharply critical of the way that Canada and the United States have gone about developing Alberta’s vast tar sands deposits and the ...
The recent call from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for "tightening belts" has convinced even optimists that something is deeply wrong with the Russian economy.
No doubt the planned tax
increases (introduction of a sales tax
What if, instead of giving Marie Curie and Alexander Fleming Nobel prizes for their life-saving work on radiation and penicillin, they'd been thrown in jail? Or, instead of being awarded the Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur for his work on the ...
change activists across the political spectrum fantasize about it. No, it’s not another Kanye West video of snowy mountains and a topless Kim Kardashian. It’s a carbon tax
Republicans, as everyone knows, hate tax
es and don’t ...
When Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott last month steered through Parliament repeal of the country's carbon
pricing mechanism, he was cheered on by business associations representing major international and domestic companies.They ...
pricing systems around the world are delivering economic benefits and addressing climate
change. But more needs to be done to raise political and corporate support, says Tom Kerr.
Momentum to tax carbon
emissions has been building ...
At first glance, the future may look pretty bright for the large Western integrated oil companies like ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, and Chevron – collectively known as Big Oil. Oil prices have risen dramatically over the past decade and ...
With oil and gas booming in the United States – and wind energy booming for now – both industries hope to extend their success by moving offshore.
And they’re getting help from the federal government, which on Tuesday auctioned off ...
There was a time when we met overarching challenges with bold public purpose and concerted action as “we the people.”
When the Depression hit, we created large public works projects, building roads, airports, and power ...
Perhaps nothing better exemplifies the spinelessness, hypocrisy and turpitude of prime minister Tony Abbott's position on climate
change than his comments on 3AW in December 2009: "Climate change is real. But I think there are lots of legitimate ...
In stark contrast to their party's public stance on Capitol Hill, many Republicans privately acknowledge the scientific consensus that human activity is at least partially responsible for climate
change and recognize the need to address the ...
The Abbott government's chief business adviser says too much time has been spent focusing on global warming and as a result Australians are "ill prepared" to deal with the prospect of global cooling.
Maurice Newman, who has been vocal in ...
Not long ago, my newspaper informed me that glaciers in the western Antarctic, undermined by the warmer seas of a hotter world, were collapsing, and their disappearance “now appears to be unstoppable.” The melting of these great ice sheets would ...
When it comes to protecting the environment and addressing climate
change, America has a lot of work ahead of it, former President Jimmy Carter said in Aspen on Tuesday.Carter, 89, the 39th president of the United States and a Nobel Peace ...
IT IS the ticking time bomb that could trigger another financial crisis and almost every working Australian is exposed to it.
There is now so much money in superannuation, much of it invested in mining stocks and other climate