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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than it has been in more than 30 years because of global warming and nuclear weaponry. But other experts say that`s much too gloomy.
The US advocacy ...
Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday declined again to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, telling an audience in Canada that she would not express her views because of an ongoing review by the State Department.
"We have ...
Through three-plus decades of reporting, I’ve been seeking ways to better mesh humanity’s infinite aspirations with life on a finite planet. (Do this Google search — “infinite aspirations” “finite planet” Revkin – to get the idea. Also read the ...
West Virginia joined 25 other states several years ago to help develop a set of standards for teaching science across the United States. Among other topics, the standards acknowledge the overwhelming scientific consensus that climate
change is ...
Many are familiar with Pope Francis' love for the poor and his commitment to a simple lifestyle, but did you know that he is also a devoted activist for climate
change awareness and a passionate environmentalist?
In fact, the leader of ...
Innovation in firefighting methods only go so far. To keep up with climate
change and more extreme fires, we need a larger, more professional fire service – and a change of attitude
Right now it’s the Adelaide Hills. In 2013 it was the ...
If commercial aviation were a country, it would rank seventh in global greenhouse gas emissions according to a recent report by the International
Council on Clean Transportation.
The aviation industry is growing so quickly that its ...
It is important that when we rebuild, we do not rush in and focus all our effort and resources on repairing and getting everything back to things as they were before the flood.
Instead, we need to rebuild with a new mindset, else we will ...
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 ...