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A study published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters found that switching from coal to natural gas would not significantly lower the greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate
"That’s chiefly because the shift ...
National governments have been notoriously slow to address global warming. But a lot of mayors -- from Seoul to New York to Rio de Janeiro -- are far more enthusiastic about tackling the problem. And, as it turns out, they can do a surprising ...
Using natural gas to produce electricity is a major part of the Obama administration's policy
change, which aims to reduce carbon
dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants in favor of renewables and natural gas-fired plants that ...
With the boom in shale gas opened up by fracking, there’s been a lot more talk about natural gas as a “bridge fuel,” an energy source that could wean us off coal and smooth a transition to renewable energy. President Obama brought up this “bridge ...
UK’s prime minister David Cameron said in a speech at the UN’s climate
summit that the country is on track to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050 but that businesses and the poorest countries need assistance in order to thrive in a low-carbon ...
Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate
change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to ...
As has become the norm for media outlets owned by Rupert Murdoch, just before a half million people participated in the People’s Climate
March around the world, The Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece downplaying the risks and threats ...
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 ...
Given the growing challenges to life on this planet and the concomitant need for policy
change and political courage -- notably from climate
change deniers, whether they are governed by profit or political cowardice -- one yearns for ...
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 ...
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 ...