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A new financial crisis
is threatening to dwarf the 'subprime' mortgage debacle, writes Paul Mobbs. Cheap money from central banks has fuelled some $1.3 trillion of risky investments in high-cost 'unconventional' oil and gas. Now, with oil sinking ...
This year is on track to be the warmest ever recorded in Europe, and greenhouse gas emissions played a major role, according to new research. Scientists have analysed centuries of temperature records to conclude that this year’s warmth was made ...
The U.N. climate
summit kicked off two weeks ago with an unfamiliar sense of optimism, invigorated by the recent agreement between the United States and China. But it ended with an all-too-familiar sense of disappointment.
On early ...
Urging rich nations not to use disasters as tools to make business profit, India on the first day of the high-level segment of the UN climate
talks on Tuesday sought them to cooperate to solve the "global problems" of climate change
A major threat to fossil fuel companies has suddenly moved from the fringe to center stage with a dramatic announcement by Germany’s biggest power company and an intriguing letter from the Bank of England.A growing minority of investors ...
Shortly after Super Typhoon Haiyan ravaged his home country in November of last year, a slim, soft-spoken and totally unknown climate
negotiator from the Philippines found himself overcome by emotion when addressing a U.N. climate
summit in ...
World governments gathered in Lima, Peru for the latest round of U.N. climate
negotiations should have finance on their mind.
Making a just transition to a climate
-safe future means helping developing countries to deal with damage from ...
College and university endowments have roughly $22 billion, or 5% of their assets, invested in energy and natural resources, according to the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
Traditional fossil-fuel ...
Kate Hawley examines how urban areas are evolving to be sustainable -- their challenges, trends and solutions.
Already, 54 per cent of the world's population lives in urban regions, and projections suggest this will keep increasing until ...
Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president ...
For a professional blowhard, there is no worse fate than being ignored. So I`m always--well, almost always--delighted when my posts get pushback, especially from people who are smart, well-informed and thoughtful. In my last post, "Hawkish U.S. ...
'Fight fiercely, Harvard', a favorite college's song, doesn't seem to apply to climate change
, an alumnus says.
More than 40 years ago, as a Harvard sophomore, I sat in the classroom of Professor Roger Revelle, who was teaching a course ...
Our oceans are acidifying--even if the nightly news hasn’t told you yet.
As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as we know it. The vast oceans absorb much of the ...
South America's biggest and wealthiest city may run out of water by mid-November if it doesn't rain soon.São Paulo, a Brazilian megacity of 20 million people, is suffering its worst drought in at least 80 years, with key reservoirs that ...
Customers of Britain’s biggest banks are threatening to close their accounts unless the institutions cut all ties with coal, tar sands, fracking and other fossil-fuel industries as part of a new campaign launched today.
The attempt to ...
Australia has “gone from lifter to leaner” on action against climate change
, and must not block the topic’s inclusion on the agenda for the G20 summit in Brisbane next month, the former treasurer Wayne Swan will say.
In a speech to the ...
In the wake of an "inadequate and slow" global response to the Ebola outbreak, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on Friday called for the creation of a new pandemic emergency facility to respond to future outbreaks by delivering money to ...
What last month's march did, better than any other event in history, was demonstrate the unity of activists demanding genuine emissions cuts and government funding of an alternative way of arranging society. They offered a transformative view of ...
A European Union plan to label tar sands oil as highly polluting in its fight against climate change
has been abandoned after years of opposition led by major producer Canada.A proposal published by the European Commission on Tuesday ...
The United Nations Climate
Summit in New York last week passed with many promises, but no firm pledges. Most notably, China’s vice-premier Zhang Gaoli promised his country would peak its carbon dioxide emissions “as soon as possible,” and ...
One of the main objectives of this week’s New York climate
summit was to mobilise finance to tackle climate change
. Slow progress in scaling up finance has been a key bottleneck in negotiating a global climate
The World Bank ...
From the Andes to the Amazon, Peru houses some of the world's most spectacular forests. Proud and culturally-diverse indigenous tribes inhabit the interiors of the Peruvian Amazon, including some that have chosen little contact with the outside ...
Protesters took to the streets of Manhattan on Sunday to call for global action to address climate change
. The event's organisers estimated that turnout exceeded 300,000, making it one of the largest environmental-related protests in US ...
Hundreds of protesters plan to risk arrest on Monday during an unsanctioned blockade in New York City’s financial
district to call attention to what organisers say is Wall Street’s contribution to climate change
The Flood Wall Street ...
Hundreds of protesters plan to risk arrest on Monday during an unsanctioned blockade in New York City's financial
district to call attention to what organizers say is Wall Street's contribution to climate change
The Flood Wall Street ...