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Proposed new global development goals, drafted by a U.N. working group, include a goal to take urgent action on climate change
, despite opposition from some countries - even though the goal is weaker than many campaigners would like.
Standing before University of California at Irvine`s graduating class this June, Barack Obama did something no U.S. president has done before: He stood up for climate
science. Not only did the president make a strong case for taking immediate ...
The nation's third-largest carbon dioxide-emitting state is in the middle of a fierce election fight that could determine whether it stays on its current path of challenging U.S. EPA climate
rules, or instead slows fossil fuel development and ...
Tony Abbott`s plan to axe the carbon price this week has come in for some withering criticism from his own side of politics
, with a former head of the UK`s Conservative Party declaring it to be an "appalling" move that "recklessly" endangers the ...
The U.S. economy could face significant and regionally diverse economic risks from climate change
if it continues on its current path (“business-as-usual”) without proper risk management – i.e. risk mitigation strategies – such as timely ...
The history of international efforts to rein in global warming is littered with a forest of printed reports, talking points, and treaty drafts – all in pursuit of two agreements that lacked either rigorous enforcement or the participation of key ...
THERE is a time for weighing evidence and a time for acting. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout my work in finance, government and conservation, it is to act before problems become too big to manage.
For too many years, we ...
The UK and Chinese governments have agreed to co-operate to tackle the issues around climate change
and energy security, further signalling that UN climate
talks next year will be more successful than previous opportunities. The UK government ...
The famous adage that nothing is certain in this world but death and taxes should probably be amended. At least insofar as politics
are concerned, there is a third inevitability: lawsuits.
Before they even know the details of ...
When you combine climate change
, an unlikely partnership between Californians and French-speaking Canadians—and the prospect of an 8-cents-a-gallon rise in gasoline prices—what do you get?The energy industry vs. California. And ...
President Obama is trying to lay the groundwork for a new international climate change
agreement. Meanwhile, his counterpart Down Under, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, is trying to pull the rug out from under him.
One widely ...
The Obama administration has proposed new rules intended to limit carbon emissions from electrical power plants. The rules are objectionable to virtually all Republicans as they extend federal environmental regulation, at least ...
A healthy but not top heavy majority of Americans support the Obama administration’s plan to cut America’s carbon emissions into the atmosphere by 30 percent in the next decade, according to a new Public Policy
A coal ...
U.S. President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to fight climate change
is garnering kudos from many environmentalists, but leaving the coal industry fuming.
The centrepiece of the plan is setting a bold target to reduce carbon dioxide ...
U.S. Rep. Gary Peters is locked in one of the nation's closest Senate races, and he's gambling that climate change
will help him win it. But he's not rushing to support the landmark carbon standard being released today by the White ...
In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some ...
When the Obama administration unveils its much-anticipated proposal to curb power plant emissions, this cornerstone of the president's climate change policy
- the most significant environmental regulation of his term - will not be declared in a ...
U.S. President Barack Obama will release Monday what the White House is billing as a pivotal climate change
plan that will lead to massive cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel power plants.The plan will target the nation’s ...
When the world’s largest democracy votes, its reverberations are felt in the lives of over a billion people, the vast majority of them living under $2 a day. What does a decisive victory for Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janta Party(BJP), mean ...
Only about one in eight S.C. Republicans consider themselves members of the Tea Party today, down from about one in three in 2010, according to the Winthrop Poll. A majority of S.C. Republicans still say they agree with the Tea Party's ...
Lennart Bengtsson says he was pressured by colleagues to step down from his role at the controversial Global Warming Policy
After joining a controversial lobby group critical of climate change
, meteorologist Lennart Bengtsson ...
The central fact is that, after three quarters of a century of extraordinarily mild conditions, the Earth seems to be cooling down. Meteorologists disagree about the cause and extent of the cooling trend, as well as over its specific impact on ...
India, the world’s third largest polluter, has just elected a new leader.
This makes Narendra Modi, the dynamic chief of India’s now ruling BJP party, one of the most powerful players in fight against climate change
Dubbed the ...
Tom Steyer, the billionaire climate
activist, recently contributed $5 million to a “super PAC” dedicated to keeping Democrats in control of the United States
Senate, cementing his alliance with the party as the 2014 campaign swings into high ...
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who has recently come under fire for failing to name a single source to justify his assertion that "there`s no scientific evidence" to prove humans are contributing to climate change
, is defending his comments by claiming ...