Ian Ascencio

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MIT thinks a carbon tax is the only way to break our dependence on fossil fuels

The notable drop in oil prices over the last two years aside, costs of producing oil both in the U.S. and in many parts of the world have fallen dramatically. The phase out of coal in the U.S. has been driven not by government regulation, but rather by the economic forces associated with cheaper …

“I Am Qadri”: 100,000 Pakistani Muslims Attend Assassin’s Funeral, Admiring His Butchery

March 4, 2016 by Terry Firma<p>Last year, we told you what you can expect if you murder someone for Allah and you live in Pakistan. You might just …

Meat Is Murder — On the Climate, Anyway | VICE News

<b>VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here</b><b>.</b><p>Beware the cows.<p>Sure, it looks like we've got them where we want them, penned up in farms, easily led to the meat-packing plants. But in an ongoing display of passive resistance, they may be trying to …

First Solar’s Cells Break Efficiency Record - MIT Technology Review

Driving forward in the race for highly efficient solar cells, First Solar says it has converted 22.1 percent of the energy in sunlight into …

Why is 2016 smashing heat records?

Yet another global heat record has been beaten. It appears January 2016 - the most abnormally hot month in history, according to Nasa - will be comprehensively trounced once official figures come in for February.<p>Initial satellite measurements, compiled by Eric Holthaus at Slate, put February’s …

Climate Change

Rich and ruthless: Trump taps into a darker all-American tradition

The Republican frontrunner may be the contest’s can-do outsider but he has also lit up some disturbing corners of US politics<p>Good to see Donald Trump’s Republican rivals finally laying into the rascal. But in all the fuss over Trump’s endorsement by a man called David Duke, and the Republican …

Baton Rouge

“Global warming is now in overdrive”: We just hit a terrible climate milestone

We’ve just surpassed a historic climate threshold — and the world is still heating up.<p>As of Thursday morning, for the first time in recorded history, …

Global Warming

Canada has a secret weapon in the war to crush Saudi Arabia for market share: Clean oil

CALGARY — For 15 months now, Saudi Arabia’s 81-year-old celebrity oil minister, Ali al-Naimi, has taken on the role of the global oil market’s top …

The Drought That Preceded Syria's Civil War Was Likely the Worst in 900 Years | VICE News

<b>VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here.</b><p>Syria's civil war has left 250,000 people dead, according to the latest UN count, and millions more are either displaced within the country's borders or have sought refuge abroad. And, while the …

Trudeau, premiers agree to climate plan framework, but no specifics on carbon pricing

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the provincial premiers emerged from their meeting in Vancouver to say they are working toward a national climate …

Bill Nye says the world is in trouble if the next president rejects climate change

Bill Nye, the revered Science Guy of the mid-1990s and author of "Unstoppable," says the planet is reaching a fateful moment.<p>"My claim is that 2016 …

Climate Change

Opinion: Why the elites are wrong about immigration, free trade and innovation

Michael Hirsh had a piece in Politico last weekend that tried to explain the rise of populists Donald Trump, who now has a commanding lead for the …