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One of my recurring obsessions over the years has been the enormous difference between reducing carbon emissions and reducing carbon emissions enough. There are thousands of ways to reduce emissions relative to a business-as-usual baseline, many ...
Global investment in tackling climate
change fell for a second year in 2013 to $331 billion, largely due to a drop in the cost of solar power technology, according to an annual report on climate
Overall, the world is falling ...
Several people have asked me to comment on the notion, flying all over political media at the moment, that Obama might use Keystone XL as a bargaining chip to trade in exchange for Republican support for ... something else.
This kind of ...
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 ...
Enough sunlight strikes the U.S. every year to power the country 100 times over, say the report’s authors, and 35 million homes and businesses could potentially host solar panels.
And with solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the U.S. ...
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 ...
change 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 ...
As she watches the red sun dip past the window of her home deep in a South Dakota valley, Beth Lone Eagle says she isn’t prepared to see a tar sands pipeline tarnish any bit of “God’s country”.With the US Senate scheduled to hold a vote ...
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 ...
House lawmakers passed legislation Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline to bring carbon-intensive tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf Coast. The Senate is expected to vote this week on a similar pro-Keystone bill ...
Germany has been credited for paving Europe’s way to a renewables-led, zero-carbon future. But the world’s true climate
champion is Denmark, which has just set the bar another notch higher than Germany by proposing to accelerate its phase out of ...
The tentative climate
change deal between China and the U.S. may affect the way the rest of the world treats global warming. It will almost certainly not affect Stephen Harper’s Canada.
Speaking to reporters in New Zealand Friday, Harper ...
-change pact reached this week between the United States and China is a game-changer in international environmental politics
that puts pressure on Canada to get serious about reducing emissions.
As the world`s two biggest ...
The battle to save the world from the ravages of climate
change was given an unprecedented boost today as the US and China joined forces to announce secretly negotiated and radical actions to combat global warming.
The move will see both ...
The carbon emissions deal between China and the US, struck secretly and announced suddenly, has transformed the dynamic of climate
With the exception of the EU, which has led the way on tackling climate
change, the ...
Bills to take approval of the contentious Keystone XL pipeline from Canada out of the hands of the Obama administration could be headed for votes in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Democrat Mary Landrieu, chair of the ...
For the world's two largest economies -- and largest emitters of greenhouse gas -- to announce a sustained commitment to reducing carbon emissions by almost a third by the year 2030 is a watershed moment for climate politics
on so many ...
What are the causes of climate
change? That may sound like a simple question to answer: carbon emissions, duh. But when we think of the ur-culprit of climate
change, we would have to point the finger at a global economic system built on resource ...
“Even if the United States deals with its carbon emission problem, the Chinese won’t. So what’s the point?”
“You can’t condemn the entire global South to abandon energy development, and you can’t provide enough with solar and wind. So ...
Scientists, environmentalists and world leaders alike have generally agreed that capping Earth’s temperature rise at 2 degrees Celsius would prevent the worst effects of climate
change -- a cut-off touted again in the latest report by the ...
Four days after the UN-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) brought out its detailed findings predicting a gloomy future for the world if it fails to cut emissions drastically, the Delhi-based research and advocacy group Centre ...
On Sunday, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change, the world's leading authority on the science of global warming, released its latest "Synthesis Report." And it painted a pretty dire picture.
Significant global ...
Of the environmentalists' preferred gubernatorial candidates in the high-profile races, just one -- Pennsylvania Democrat Tom Wolf -- won on Tuesday. Florida's Charlie Crist, Wisconsin's Mary Burke, Michigan's Mark Schauer and Maine's Michael ...
It's not everyday that a world famous climate
scientist gets himself arrested in front of the White House. But that's exactly what happened to James Hansen in 2011 as part of a protest against the Keystone Pipeline.
In the 1980s it was ...