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So far, climate
change is following the plot of an epic disaster movie.
In the last few years, giant megafires have burned out of control, we’ve been hit with superstorms, our fields have wilted, and there’s barely any ice left at the ...
Trillion-dollar shifts in investments are needed to scale up the use of renewable energy sources if runaway climate
change is to be prevented, a UN report has warned.
Published today after a week of deliberations in Berlin, the ...
Reducing pollution from cars has been cheaper and easier than UN experts thought, a draft report says.
The UN's climate
panel has admitted it underestimated the huge gains in weight and fuel efficiency achieved by car ...
Tony Abbott declared the Western Australia half-senate election to be a "referendum" on the carbon
price in his first major door-stop as prime minister in Perth last year
If there is a new election it will be another opportunity for the ...
Senator Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) is the new head of the Senate finance committee and previously had chaired that body's energy committee. Fortune talked to him in early April at the Bloomberg New Energy Future of Energy Summit in New York City to ...
THERE’S A DARK JOKE in the city planning community that refers to an exhibit at the Boston Public Library. Near the Boylston Street entrance, a floor map titled “Boston Over Time” shows how the city has grown since 1630. Much of that growth, ...
Pushing the needle back on billowing carbon
dioxide emissions may be necessary to avoid catastrophic warming. But for those who are squeamish about drastically engineering the climate
by seeding algae blooms or spraying aerosols to form clouds, ...
Questions about climate
change are surfacing on Capitol Hill amid an ongoing bipartisan drumbeat for faster federal approval of liquefied natural gas projects -- this time in Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's backyard.
Landrieu, a Democrat ...
change, most polluters still pay little or nothing when they release carbon
dioxide into the atmosphere.'A cost USD 0.15 per kilo CO2 would be enough to solve the whole climate
change problem,' says Thomas Sterner, ...
From Durban, South Africa, to West Chester, Pennsylvania, local and municipal governments are trying to do their part to slow the advance of global climate
change and adapt their communities to new climate
realities, as laid out in the latest ...
In the US context, the idea of putting a tax
is going nowhere fast. While the policy
has been championed by liberal legislators and by a few conservative apostates, like former South Carolina Rep. Bob Inglis, mainstream Republican ...
Thanks to the natural gas boom, carbon
dioxide emissions dropped in the United States. But those emissions savings were probably completely undone thanks to U.S. coal exports.
That`s the finding from new research by CO2 Scorecard, which ...
Suppose that you live in Vancouver and you drive a car to work. Naturally, you have to get gas regularly. When you stop at the pump, you may see a notice like the one above, explaining that part of the price you're paying is, in effect, due to ...
hen faced with intractable problems, we often make up stories to console ourselves. The boat’s not really sinking, we say: We’re just going through a rough patch. We’re not headed for disaster; we’ve just been blown off course. Better to keep a ...
The chancellor George Osborne is a dangerous man. A disciple of financial service deregulating and climate
change denying ex-chancellor Lord Lawson, he delivered a budget statement on Wednesday as depressing as the Conservative Environment ...
Each year there are more extreme weather events not only in the US but all over the world. Most scientists agree that, as more carbon
dioxide is pumped into the air and the gaseous composition of the atmosphere is changed, extreme weather events ...
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his Coalition government have failed in its first attempt to repeal Australia's carbon tax
. The Australian Labour Party and the Greens used their numbers to their advantage in the Senate to block the carbon tax
The trade body for the sustainable investment industry has called on George Osborne to deliver a budget statement on Wednesday that supports long-term investment and keeps in place economic measures to boost the low-carbon economy.
Coal provides 40 percent of the world's electricity. It produces 39 percent of global CO2 emissions. It kills thousands a year in mines, many more with polluted air.
Environmentalists say that clean coal is a myth. Of course it is: Just ...
Three of Australia's senior economists have backed carbon
pricing as the most effective way to reduce carbon
One, former Reserve Bank governor Bernie Fraser, also said the Abbott government was working in the short-term ...
Democratic senators clocked an all-nighter, working in shifts into Tuesday morning to warn of devastation from climate
change and the danger of inaction.Addressing a nearly empty chamber and visitor gallery, more than two dozen speakers ...
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday morning responded to Democrats' climate
change all-nighter by daring them to bring legislation to the Senate floor.
Senate Democrats held a 14-hour talkathon on the Senate floor ...
Ross Garnaut says Australia’s climate
change debate is like a “Martian beauty contest” where some flaws in the existing carbon tax
are on full display but the still-hidden Coalition “direct action” policy
“contestant” would certainly be far ...
When Lynn Buehring leaves her doctor's office in San Antonio she makes sure her inhaler is on the seat beside her, then steers her red GMC pickup truck southeast on U.S. 181, toward her home on the South Texas prairie.About 40 miles down ...
The Abbott government has appointed a self-professed climate
sceptic to head an “extensive” review of the renewable energy target.
Dick Warburton, a veteran industrialist and current chairman of the Westfield Retail Trust, described his ...