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A transition to a sustainable economy requires not only population stabilization, breakthroughs in resource productivity and checks on material consumption, but also constraints on aggregate investment. Built into the DNA of finance is the goal ...
We hear a lot about climate change
, especially now that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) has recently published another report. At the same time, oil is reaching limits, and this has an effect as well. How do the two issues ...
As governments meet in Berlin, scientists and farmers on the frontline of climate change
in the Philippines are at odds over how best to adapt agriculture to the much higher temperatures and weather extremes expected over the next ...
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 ...
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
's (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report on the impacts of global warming this century has been widely recognised as clarifying beyond all doubt that we do, indeed, face an unprecedented planetary ...
Rowan Williams, chairman of Christian Aid and the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has blamed western lifestyles for climate change
. He warned that this unsustainable way of life was pushing the environment towards a “crisis”.
Activist investors in major fossil fuel companies have been filing shareholder resolutions that ask the corporations to disclose their plans to address global warming, and the potential carbon regulation that could be coming. Danielle Fugere, ...
Man-made climate change
happens. Man-made climate change
kills a lot of people. It's going to kill a lot more. We have laws on the books to punish anyone whose lies contribute to people's deaths. It's time to punish the climate
North America's natural gas boom is now so big that the industry and its supporters believe it should not be contained to just one continent.
They argue this new bounty should be shared-especially with hungry markets in Asia and Europe ...
With our leaders repeatedly failing to take action on climate
, divestment from fossil-fuel companies is one of the few effective strategies remaining. Climate change
is an urgent moral crisis
, and our universities and institutions must take a ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s campaign to limit climate change
with an energy system based on renewable sources is cutting into profits of companies that still provide 57 percent of the power that keeps Europe’s biggest economy ...
Clearly there is something jarring about the Department of Energy and Climate Change
(Decc) boasting about its positive negotiations with the Russians over building a nuclear power station in Britain just as a summit is due to begin in London ...
JEREMY HOBSON, HOST:
And we just heard Senator Nelson there talking about the effect of the climate change
on Florida. Well, this week, we are running a series of reports looking at the impact of rising seas on South Florida. Today, we ...
Activist investors will put forward a record 142 shareholder resolutions during the upcoming proxy season asking corporations to strengthen their environmental commitments in areas ranging from greenhouse gas reductions and energy efficiency to ...
Closer cooperation between China and the United States, the top two greenhouse gas emitters, on combating global warming is boosting prospects for a U.N. deal meant to be agreed next year, the U.N.'s climate
chief said on ...
Four out of five people in the European Union recognize that fighting climate change
and using energy more efficiently can boost the economy and employment, according to a special Eurobarometer opinion poll on climate change
Providing water for our still growing human population is reaching crisis
levels. Water is vital for agriculture, energy production and industrial processes worldwide. Floods and droughts in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the United States ...
Most conflicts have their profiteers – the black market traders exploiting shortages and arms dealers who play both sides for personal gain. If the latter don't actually create conflict by flooding a region with weapons, they'll readily ...
Ilaria Bertini reports on a recent conference in London that sought to uncover the health effects of climate change
Is climate change
bad for your health? This question was discussed at University College London (UCL) on Saturday during ...
Nol and Wil Hooijmaaijers have been watching the TV news from Britain with some horror. "It's terrible to see, very sad, I am so sorry. And when you see the cows up to their knees in the water," Wils tuts and shakes her head. "We are so lucky." ...
We are on the 3.30pm train from Birmingham to London and it feels like a race against time. Outside, the fields are flooded and the rain is lashing down. More bad weather is heading in fast from the west. Two days before, on Wednesday, Virgin ...
China launched five regional carbon emissions exchanges last year, and two more are expected soon, but it is years away from having a mature trading platform.
The mainland, which is taking a cautious approach in building a market-based ...
The 201 House conservatives who voted against raising the debt limit on Tuesday offered a familiar rationale: "It's time to stop kicking the can down the road."
By raising the debt ceiling, conservatives argue, Congress punted on ...
There are two possible policy outcomes to a severe drought like the one California is experiencing now.
One is that the drought focuses the minds of political leaders and water users, prompting them to come together to craft a broad, ...
Who would be a fisherman or a farmer? It was a question many would have been asking as Superstorm Saturday blew in, battering coasts and triggering tidal surges that will ensure parts of the country remain under water for weeks.
As the ...