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The cost of adaptation to climate
change is likely to go up by two to three times of the estimated $70 to $100 billion by 2050, a recent United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report says.
These estimates were based on the two ...
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead
New Yorkers were treated to a front-row seat of Mead’s words in actions last week when, ...
The United Nations Conference on Climate
Change that ended on Dec. 14 in Lima, Peru, is a classic case of seeing a glass as half full or half empty. In the half-full view, Lima is a stepping stone to the kind of agreement the world needs to halt ...
Once Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) becomes Senate majority leader next month, his first order of business will be to hold a vote on authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline, he said on Tuesday. If it passes, that would force President Obama to either ...
The U.S. and other nations were applauding this weekend's climate
change agreement on Monday, but the deal's difficult negotiations showed all too clearly the major hurdles that lie ahead as officials try to reach a much more sweeping pact next ...
When it comes to global warming, the United States has long been viewed as one of the world’s worst actors. American officials have been booed and hissed during international climate
talks, bestowed with mock “Fossil of the Day” awards for ...
When the United States and China agreed to a joint climate
change initiative four weeks ago, it left the leaders of two of their major trading partners in an awkward position.
For Australia, its strong growth of recent years has depended ...
THE 20th round of climate
talks in Peru's capital city Lima this month are seen as a crucial step towards reaching a global agreement in Paris in 2015.One of the things that is likely to be discussed is whether the 2 °C target – the ...
Tony Abbott's office was counselled by some of the ministers in the Abbott cabinet that it would be unwise to try to keep climate
change off the agenda for the G20 summit.
If Australia tried to avoid the subject, it would become the ...
This year's global climate
conference wrapped up its first week in the Peruvian capital with no breakthrough, thus leaving heavy workload to next week's high-level negotiations to be attended by government ministers.
The 20th session of ...
David Cameron has "abdicated responsibility" on the environment and left Britain trailing the world on climate
change, Ed Miliband says today. Ahead of UN climate
talks in Peru this week, the Labour leader, writing for The Independent on Sunday, ...
Standing before a packed audience of 2,000 spectators, Patricia Gualinga Montalvo calmly addressed the crowd, sharing the story of her people. The Sarayaku, a Kichwa indigenous people numbering 1,200 from the Ecuadorian Amazon, won a historic ...
Drought in California and Brazil, the U.K.’s wettest winter and floods in the Balkans are among the extreme weather patterns that marked what’s on track to be the hottest year ever recorded.Temperatures this year are on course for their ...
China should come out with more measures to tackle climate
changeThe European Union may pressure Beijing to "scale up" its climate
change commitments so that China can make considerable progress on its carbon emissions goals by 2025, says ...
After more than two decades trying but failing to forge a global pact to halt climate
change, United Nations negotiators gathering in South America this week are expressing a new optimism that they may finally achieve the elusive ...
The European Union has long been a world leader on climate
change, and its new agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030 keeps it at the forefront of that effort. But experts question whether the plans European ...
The global mood on climate
change is shifting, but there’s little sign that the proposed 2015 agreement will be enough to avert dangerous levels of warming.
Envoys from over 190 countries meet in Lima, Peru next week to continue work on ...
Beginning on December 1, representatives from nearly 200 countries will meet in Lima, Peru, to forge progress on global climate
-change policy, an effort that could well determine the success of future negotiations on critical climate
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...