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ON Tuesday, world leaders will converge at United Nations headquarters in New York for a summit meeting on the climate
that will set the stage for global negotiations next year to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the threat of global climate
The disturbing implications of climate
change are rarely taken to their logical conclusions in public discussion.
Scientists who spend their careers researching the climate
system and publishing findings in professional journals are ...
In Nanzhaike Village in the eastern suburbs of Jinan, capital of north China's Shandong Province, Zhang Yazhou's house stands out.
More than half of the courtyard is occupied by dozens of solar panels.It is a mini-PV (photovoltaic) power ...
Earth's human population is expected to continue growing through the end of the century, with an 80 percent likelihood that it will reach 10.9 billion from today's nearly 7.3 billion, according to updated estimates from the United ...
Australia’s international greenhouse pledge is getting easier to reach, with new calculations obtained by Guardian Australia showing it may now require less than a third of the emissions reductions envisaged despite both major parties insisting ...
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 ...
Much of the discussion about cutting the carbon
emissions that are slowly destroying our planet centers on the supposed cost of all these new forms of clean energy. A new report suggests: what costs?
Yes, changing over our planet's ...
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," ...
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 ...
The huge number of countries and businesses interested in pricing carbon
will become clear at the UN’s forthcoming climate
summit, according to a senior World Bank official.
Rachel Kyte, the bank’s special envoy for climate
change, said ...
Whatever you may imagine, “peak oil” has not been discredited as a concept, a statement no less true for “peak fossil fuels.” Think of them instead as postponed. We are, after all, on a finite planet that, by definition, holds a finite amount ...
For those deeply concerned about climate
change, the new EPA rules limiting CO2 emissions from existing power plants are a welcome first step. However, there is room for improvement in the draft rules before they become final in June 2015. The ...
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 ...
This week, the government of Chile holds a final vote on its first carbon tax
ation scheme, also the first in South America, a measure to make fossil fuel generators pay for emitting greenhouse gases. The Chile carbon tax
is part of a larger ...
China's ambitious plans to introduce a national carbon
market remain firmly on track, after a senior government official indicated the planned emission trading scheme will kick off in 2016.
Reuters reported this week that the Chinese ...
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
In the years to come, it’s not a stretch to imagine millions of people flooding the streets to protest--flooding in the streets.
What will it take to turn climate
change into a social movement?
The struggles surrounding women’s ...
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 price
s have risen dramatically over the past decade and ...
What are the costs of the meat we eat — the hamburgers, pork chops and chicken breasts?Not the price
we pay for ground beef and so on, but the full costs of meats: the environmental and societal impacts, from birth to burger, and beyond. ...
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 ...
Production company Tree Media, whose mission is to inspire positive social action, has just released the first of four films in the Green World Rising series focusing on solutions to the climate
The eight-minute film, CARBON