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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
Environmental activists who have been campaigning for three years to get New Jersey to rejoin a regional cap-and-trade system have a potent new ally: Organizing for Action, President Obama’s grassroots lobbying operation.OFA's role in the ...
Edelman, America’s biggest public relations firm, has for the first time formally declared it will not take on campaigns that deny global warming, in response to an investigation by the Guardian. However it is unclear on its commitment to ...
Each new climate
-change study seems more pessimistic than the last. This May and June, for example, were the hottest ones on record for the planet. Storms and droughts occur with increasing frequency. Glaciers are rapidly retreating, portending ...
es onto fossil fuels and away from income or capital could provide huge benefits for countries while protecting the environment at the same time, according to a new study from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).The ...
Victoria, Australia. Drought, fierce winds and 47 degree C temperatures led to the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, which killed over 170 people and millions of animals and plants. The intensity and frequency of bushfire conditions is rising in ...
Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin says climate
change is a "present danger" to the U.S. economy.
In a Washington Post op-ed, Rubin writes that the U.S. should incorporate climate
change-related finances into yearly budget ...
New research confirms that human activity is causing sea levels to rise beyond natural fluctuation.
A Colorado University study is the first to take Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), the natural rise and fall in sea levels over time, ...
Some 60% of Americans would support a carbon tax
if the revenue went towards a worthy cause, such as investment in renewable energy, a new poll has revealed.
The survey, undertaken by the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College, ...
Most Americans oppose a carbon tax
, considered by many economists a cost-effective way to fight climate
change, but they are willing to support it if the money is returned to them or used to fund renewable energy, a poll Monday ...
While a carbon
price is every economists' favorite climate
plan, real-world political constraints get in the way (just ask Australia!)
In a new paper in Energy Policy
, I examine a variety of political economy constraints that limit the ...
Australia's carbon tax
, one of the world's landmark attempts to stop climate
change, is officially no more. The country's government says the move will save money, but in reality the costs will be high.
Instead of decreasing its ...