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The United States and China sprang a surprise last week with their secretly-negotiated deal to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Although cheered as “historic milestone in the global fight against climate
change,” “the real deal,” a ...
For a professional blowhard, there is no worse fate than being ignored. So I`m always--well, almost always--delighted when my posts get pushback, especially from people who are smart, well-informed and thoughtful. In my last post, "Hawkish U.S. ...
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) has just issued a "final warning" that the window of opportunity for keeping global warming below the critical threshold of two degrees Celsius is fast closing. It came in the shape 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 ...
Rich countries are subsidising oil, gas and coal companies by about $88bn (£55.4bn) a year to explore for new reserves, despite evidence that most fossil fuels must be left in the ground if the world is to avoid dangerous climate
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 ...
In the battle to combat global warming, the world isn't moving fast enough to stay in the fight.
The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) - which releases a new report every few years - again gave grim news ...
Voters gave Republicans control of the Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections with a majority of 52 seats to the Democrats’ 48. The GOP also maintained control of the House of Representatives, making Congress entirely Republican.For the ...
WE CAN'T get around it. To prevent dangerous climate
change, there is no alternative to ending human emissions of carbon dioxide.
Suggestions that cutting other greenhouse gases such as methane might do part of the job are based on ...
Barely three weeks before crucial negotiations in Lima, the government has reconstituted the Prime Minister's Council on Climate
Change, reducing its size and dropping members, including sole industry representative Ratan Tata and Centre for ...
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 ...
On Sunday, the United Nations released one of its bluntest and bleakest reports to date on the dangers of global warming. The study from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) warns that the world must cut nearly all greenhouse gas ...
LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: It's the most comprehensive appraisal of climate
change ever undertaken and the news isn't good.
The United Nations' climate
change body's new report says the scientific evidence is unambiguous about the warming ...
“All politics 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 ...
Once the impacts of man-made pollution on global climate
became obvious in the late 1980s, the U.N. established a Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC) and the first meeting was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992 to agree upon a ...
The Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, has stood by his defence of coal, saying it is the foundation of Australia’s foreseeable future, just days after a United Nations climate
report called for an urgent reduction in carbon ...
"Greenhouse gas emissions from human activity are higher than ever, and we`re seeing more and more extreme weather and climate
events"¦.We can`t prevent a large scale disaster if we don`t heed this kind of hard science
Question: Is ...
The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by the end of the century, and the majority of the world’s electricity can and should be produced by low-carbon sources by 2050, according to a new report released Sunday by a United ...
After this weekend's climate
conference in Copenhagen, Fairfax Media sat down with three of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change'sleading experts -- two of them Australian - to ask them about the latest science
, and the options and ...
The message from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) is loud and unequivocal: the window of opportunity for the world to stave off the severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts of global warming is limited. In a report, the IPCC
The world faces a "very high risk of severe, widespread and irreversible" impacts from climate
change without action to cut emissions, a major international report has warned.
Experts warned there was little time before the window of ...
The cost of fighting climate
change will only climb if industrialized nations don`t take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations` panel on the matter warned Sunday in its wrap-up report.
In its "synthesis report," ...
An UN supported expert panel has ruled out that the world should stop unrestricted use of fossil fuel to avoid dangerous climate
changes, BBC reports.The panel, formed by top environmental scientists and inter-government officials also ...
Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC)--the world body for assessing the science
related to climate
change--released the final component of its Fifth Assessment Report, the Synthesis Report in Copenhagen, ...