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Climate change is corroding our values, says Naomi Klein

The need for fossil fuels is destroying regions and communities, causing war and famine in the process, argues the activist and author<p>Climate change is spawning injustice, racism, intolerance and wars, according to author and political activist Naomi Klein.<p>“It is not about things getting hotter and …

Clouds gather over solar power after golden years of success

After a day in which Britain generated more power from the sun than from coal for the first time, the industry should be rejoicing. But the mood is fearful<p>Given that the government is determined to avoid playing a financial role in the planned new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point, it is perhaps …

Clean energy is nearly as inexpensive as coal and gas

One of the biggest obstacles to adopting solar or wind power is simply the cost of getting started. However much an electricity company might save in the long run, that up-front expense is tough to swallow. Or rather, it <i>was</i> -- Bloomberg New Energy Finance study has found that the cost of clean …

Even Citibank Says Slowing Climate Change Could Save $70 Trillion

Big banks care about making money more than anything else, and even they think it’s smart to stop climate change.<p>A new Citibank report shows that ditching coal and oil could save upwards of $50 trillion over the next 25 years.<p>The report weighs two very simple models for the future, namely “action” …

The state of the climate — and what we might do about it

How can we begin to address the global, insidious problem of climate change — a problem that's too big for any one country to solve? Economist …

Climate

A Modest Proposal

Whenever I give a talk about global warming, the question asked most often is, "Isn't the population explosion the root cause of our problems?" The answer is, "Partially." Carbon dioxide emissions, which are the main cause of global warming, depend on the number of people emitting CO2 times the CO2 …

Unchecked global warming could bring the worst hurricanes ever seen by the end of this century

The basic jist of almost every study we see these days related to weather, climate change, and the environment can be summed up in just a few words: …

The dangerous paradox of neoliberal environmentalism: Why global warming can’t be solved by the free market”

Establishment Dems are trying to take climate action while still satisfying corporate interests. That won’t work<p>On July 17, the White House announced that President Obama will visit Alaska visit at the end of August, attending a conference “to discuss how climate change is reshaping the Arctic” and …

Dutch government to appeal court ruling on greenhouse gases

900 Dutch citizens went to court in a bid to force a national reduction of emissions blamed for global warming<p>The Dutch government said on Tuesday it would appeal a landmark court ruling ordering it to slash greenhouse gases across the country by 25 per cent by 2020.<p>The June judgement had been …

Climate Change

Global warming is not driving this refugee crisis, but it may drive the next

There are many causes of the European refugee crisis, but one thing is certain despite headlines to the contrary: Climate change is not the dominant …

Why sudden global warming means colder summers in Europe

Europe could see cooler weather over the next couple of years even as the rest of the world experiences the hottest temperatures on record, the Met …

Prepare for the Two Hottest Years on Record, Report Says

This year and next will likely be the hottest on record, new research suggests, the latest sign that a so-called hiatus in global warming has …

Hot August Confirms That Long-Awaited Global Temperature Speed Up Is Here

NASA reports that this was the hottest start to any year on record by far. This was the hottest August by far in the dataset of the Japan …

Global Warming

Climate change skeptic Rupert Murdoch’s acquisition of National Geographic has magazine’s fans worried

Last month, Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter to vent his frustration about an upcoming United Nations climate summit in New York.<p>A week later, he …

Media Industry

Here’s Why 2016 Could Be Even Warmer Than 2015

“On a really hot day, anyone who says ‘hot enough for you?’ to another person will immediately be set on fire.” That’s one of “society’s new laws” …

Global Warming

The Car Industry Will Change Forever. But Nobody Is Prepared For It.

When the North America CEO of BMW, Ludwig Willisch, said earlier this year, “With the introduction of every new model, there will be a plug-in hybrid version of that, too.” the automotive world sat up and took notice. Even the mighty M3 is rumoured to receive the hybrid, all-wheel drive treatment. …

Driverless Cars
Global Warming

Unilever links with other global business leaders in the International Integrated Reporting Council’s Pilot Programme | Integrated Reporting

London (September 6th) – The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) today announces that global business leader Unilever has joined its …

Innovation

How Climate Change is Behind the Surge of Migrants to Europe

Muhammed Muheisen—AP<p>Zoltan Balogh—EPA<p>Filip Singer—EPA<p>Aris Messinis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Iakovos Hatzistavrou—AFP/Getty Images<p>Manu Brabo—AP<p>Manu …

Global warming: 2015 to be hottest year on record, scientists say

This year the Earth will experience the hottest average temperatures since records began, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) …

Europe’s Carbon Emissions Are Falling, And Clean Energy Is Largely To Thank

Europe is on the path to meeting its ambitious 2020 emissions reduction targets–and far ahead of the U.S.<p>When the European Union first introduced its target to reduce carbon emissions 20% by 2020, it seemed like a tall order. But as 2020 gets closer, that target looks more and more achievable. In …

Learning from mistakes in climate research

Proctor R N., Schiebinger L (eds) (2008). Agnotology: the making and unmaking of ignorance. Stanford University Press, StanfordGoogle Scholar<p>Anderegg …

Listen up, Ted Cruz: Here’s what you don’t understand about climate change and science

The Texas senator says the facts don’t back global warming. He doesn’t understand how science assesses facts<p>In 2004, science historian Naomi Oreskes did a survey of abstracts published in the previous 10 years matching the search term “global climate change,” and found that <i>none</i> of them rejected the …

The European Migrant Crisis Is A Nightmare. Climate Change Will Make It Worse.

Hundreds of thousands of migrants are seeking refuge in Europe, but millions more will be displaced as the climate warms.<p>The hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving in Europe or dying on the way to its shores could be a harbinger of things to come, researchers and policymakers warn, because a …

Inundated by Global Warming

Do you think global warming is something that only affects us sometime in the future, decades or centuries from now?Think again. Our planet heating …

Global Warming

A trio was charged with running a $54 million green energy Ponzi scheme, promising to turn trash into fuel

<b>A trio was charged with running a $54 million green energy Ponzi scheme, promising to turn trash into fuel (AP)</b><p>Three people were charged with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme that was built on the promise of a green energy technology that would supposedly turn trash into fuel, according to AP.<p>The …

Charles Schwab

A Glimpse of Earth in 10,000 Years

Climate change means the end of our world, but the beginning of another—one with a new set of species and ecosystems.<p><i>This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>A few years ago in a lab in Panama, Klaus Winter tried to conjure the …

Tony Abbott and Naomi Klein agree: we can't beat climate change under capitalism

Abbott and Klein both know that climate change threatens what powerful people hold dear: free markets, limited regulation and unending progress<p>Environmental author and activist Naomi Klein doesn’t fly much these days on principle, but she’s come to Australia for the first time in 14 years because …

Lord Stern hits out at claims about cost of climate cuts

There is no conflict between economic growth and action on climate change, ambassadors told in Paris<p>The eminent climate economist Nicholas Stern has condemned the counterposing of economic growth with climate action as a false and diversionary tactic that could damage prospects for agreement at the …