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One of America’s most powerful and outspoken opponents of climate
change regulation received election campaign contributions that can be traced back to senior BP staff, including chief executive Bob Dudley.
Jim Inhofe, a Republican ...
After 20 years at the helm of one of the United Kingdom`s most influential newspapers, Alan Rusbridger is about to step down as editor of the Guardian. He`s not going quietly: In an op-ed a couple weeks ago, Rusbridger pledged to use his waning ...
The folks who brought you the massive People’s Climate
March in September are now turbocharging New York City’s efforts to combat climate
Activists and some of their allies in city government laid out an ambitious climate
change deniers should be punished in the eyes of former Vice President Al Gore, saying Friday that politicians who reject "accepted science" should pay the price for their ignorance.
Gore, an active environmental activist, spoke ...
President Obama sat down with Vice founder Shane Smith yesterday and talked candidly about a range of issues including Iran, gridlock in DC, ISIL, marijuana and climate
change. And on climate
change, he emphasized the urgency of action—and the ...
A survey of American climate
activists by Grist inspired us to conduct our own survey on the priorities of German activists. Both surveys include a dozen or so leading figures of the climate
movement in each country. Before comparing the two, ...
For Naomi Oreskes, professor of scientific history at Harvard, there’s no more vivid illustration of the bitter war between science and politics
than Florida’s ban on state employees using terms such as “climate change” and “global warming”. No ...
Australia's agricultural sector faces profound challenges from climate
change over coming decades forcing the migration of some crops and the use of new varieties of others, a new report by the University of Melbourne researchers.A ...
The environmental messaging never stops here, whether from a city-owned electric utility that gets nearly 98 percent of its power from sources untainted by carbon (and is not about to let residents forget it) or the fussy garbage collectors who ...
Despite the role of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in helping billionaires, Big Oil, Coal, Tobacco, the gun lobby and other dubious corporate interests to infiltrate our state lawmaking processes, it’s not every day you hear ...
In the months before the debut of the new documentary film "Merchants of Doubt," long-time climate
denialist Fred Singer contacted more than two dozen bloggers, public relations specialists and scientists asking for help in derailing the ...
Secretary of State John Kerry railed against climate
change skeptics on Thursday, saying that "future generations will not and should not forgive those who ignore this moment, no matter their reasoning,' though he offered no direct clues on ...
21 months and counting
What is development? To many conventional economists it has been China, though not without irony. Its export-led development model and advantage in all economic sectors created its superpower status, and left it ...
Federal Minister for Climate
Change Mushahid Ullah Khan on Sunday said that women, who constitute the majority of the world's poor, are among the most vulnerable to the detrimental impacts of climate
change, particularly in developing countries, ...
The alarm bells of the climate
crisis have been ringing in our ears for years and are getting louder all the time - yet humanity has failed to change course. What is wrong with us?
Many answers to that question have been offered, ranging ...
Federal Minister for Climate
Change Mushahid Ullah Khan said on Sunday that women who constitute the majority of the world’s poor are among the most vulnerable to the detrimental impacts of climate
change, particularly in developing countries ...
The conflict that has torn Syria apart can be traced, in part, to a record drought worsened by global warming, a new study says.In what scientists say is one of the most detailed and strongest connections between violence and human-caused ...
Scuffles between climate
change activists and police broke out in central London on Saturday, with police having to subdue one angry man dressed as a bear. Elsewhere in the city, cyclists blocked a main road and anarchists incited further ...
The preceding observation is from the federal government's first Intergenerational Report of 2002. It's a sensible and moderate comment. It was made 10 years after the UN convention in Rio de Janeiro on climate
change, from which flowed the Kyoto ...
In 2009, the New York Times launched "a new, crack environmental reporting unit that will pull in eight specialized reporters from the Science, National, Metro, Foreign, and Business desks in a bid for richer, more prominent coverage," as the ...
MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:
And let's listen to some voices of climate
(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "MERCHANTS OF DOUBT")
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Climate
is changing naturally.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: It has to do ...
May's General Election can mark a "turning point in history", according to Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett who today outlined the party's plans to tackle climate
change and build a fairer economy.
Speaking at the Green Party's largest ...
What is the difference between a magician and a man who obscures the truth about global warming for the fossil-fuel industry? Magicians are "moral liars," according to the illuminating new documentary Merchants of Doubt, by director Robert ...
In 1994, the CEOs of America`s seven largest tobacco companies sat before Congress and testified, in contradiction to the overwhelming scientific evidence, that cigarettes aren`t addictive and that evidence linking them to cancer is inconclusive. ...
Journalism tends to be a rear-view mirror. We prefer to deal with what has happened, not what lies ahead. We favour what is exceptional and in full view over what is ordinary and hidden.
Famously, as a tribe, we are more interested in ...