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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
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is lending his voice and support to a new short film, bringing attention to climate
change and calling for federal action over carbon
"We cannot sit idly by and watch the fossil fuel industry make ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
California Governor Jerry Brown and Mexican environmental officials signed a pact on Monday aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an agreement that could eventually expand the market for carbon
The six-page memorandum of ...
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, ...