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Beginning on December 1, representatives from nearly 200 countries will meet in Lima, Peru, to forge progress on global climate
, an effort that could well determine the success of future negotiations on critical climate change
The latest public opinion study out of Yale’s Project on Climate Change
Communication has all the usual hints of optimism we`ve seen in the Project`s many other climate
reports. According to “Climate Change
in the American Mind,” released this ...
Perhaps it was inevitable, in the current Tea Party era, that a noisy progressive movement would draw comparisons to the right-wing insurgents who have taken over the Republican Party. And so - with climate change
in the headlines, thanks to ...
is far from being solely to blame for violence in Sub-Saharan Africa, say researchers -- other factors matter much more.
Their paper, published on 10 November in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ...
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 ...
It’s much easier to list Republicans in Congress who think climate change
is real than it is to list Republicans who don’t, because there are so few members of the former group. Earlier this year, Politifact went looking for congressional ...
You had billionaire Tom Steyer spending $57 million trying to convince voters to care about global warming. You had the League of Conservation Voters pouring in another $25 million, more than in the previous two elections combined. All the while, ...
is local,” Tip O’Neill, the legendary Capitol Hill pol, used to say. He wasn’t talking about the politics
of climate change
, but he might as well have been. Powerful governments around the world have failed to act in a significant ...
Attitudes toward climate change
in India can appear paradoxical. Although India is one of the countries most deeply vulnerable to climate
impacts, climate change
does not rank high on policy
makers’ list of concerns. Two factors explain this ...
The Earth is locked on an “irreversible” course of climatic disruption from the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and the impacts will only worsen unless nations agree to dramatic cuts in pollution, an international panel of climate
driven by the burning of fossil fuels is already affecting life on every continent and in the oceans, and the window is closing rapidly for governments to avert the worst damage expected to occur later this century, scientists ...
Environmental activists, backed by a billionaire philanthropist, have launched an unprecedented campaign to push voters to elect leaders this November who are willing to confront global warming.
The project, called NextGen Climate
The European Union climate
summit has agreed to cut emissions by 40% by 2030, after hard bargaining by Poland and the UK failed to derail an agreement.
The 28 nations of the EU also agreed to improve energy efficiency by 27% over the ...
She’s as green as they come.
Shenna Bellows, the Democrat running for Senate in Maine, proudly touts her environmental credentials. She rails against emissions-intensive oil sands from Canada, would tighten EPA regulations on greenhouse ...
The deal reached early Friday by the European Union to cap its greenhouse gas emissions was meant to increase pressure on the rest of the world to achieve a landmark accord on climate
protection next year, the bloc’s leaders said.The ...
In Michigan, an ad attacking Terri Lynn Land, the Republican candidate for the United States
Senate, opens with a shot of rising brown floodwaters as a woman says: “We see it every day in Michigan. Climate change
. So why is Terri Lynn Land ...
is a “threat multiplier” and worse than many of the challenges the U.S. military is already grappling with, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The New York Times indicated that the report marks a ...
This week COIN hosted Naomi Klein – one of the most influential leftwing voices of our time – in Oxford as she launched her new book, ‘This Change
s Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate
’. Having read the book, and listened to her speak, I offer ...
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 ...
Kevin Croswhite once appeared to have a promising future in Wisconsin Republican politics
At 22, his résumé included work on several political campaigns and as a party field director during the 2012 presidential election.
We`re all familiar with climate
deniers - the politicians who proudly declare that 97 percent of climate
scientists are wrong, and human carbon emissions aren`t driving up global temperatures to a potentially catastrophic degree. Opposing them ...
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 ...
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has given $29,000 over the past six years to politicians who could be lumped in with the "liars" on climate change
that he denounced this week.
Schmidt's donations to eight Republican legislators ...
It’s not that international diplomacy won’t matter, but individual countries are already taking action to reduce carbon emissions for various reasons beyond worries about climate change
World leaders gathered at a United Nations summit ...
ON Tuesday, world leaders will converge at United Nations headquarters in New York for a summit meeting on the climate
that will set the stage for global negotiations next year to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the threat of global climate