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Global Warming Slowdown Data Sought in UN Climate Report

U.S. and European Union envoys are seeking more clarity from the United Nations on a slowdown in global warming that climate skeptics have cited as a …

Atoning for our past emissions: Moral accountability and the fight against climate change

Jared Diamond popularized the idea that environmental problems like climate change and ocean acidification expose our global civilization to the risk …

Allowing Complexity: A Market Response to Climate Change

How Did We Get Here?<p>Our energy policy is perhaps best described as going nowhere fast. Many, myself included, see climate change as one of the most …

James Hansen: Fossil fuel addiction could trigger runaway global warming

The world is currently on course to exploit all its remaining fossil fuel resources, a prospect that would produce a "different, practically uninhabitable planet" by triggering a "low-end runaway greenhouse effect." This is the conclusion of a new scientific paper by Prof James Hansen, the former …

Effective action against climate change requires nations to behave in a altruistic way, but they are so fixated on their own national interest that they are paralysed. Without either significant societal change or a huge popular movement, the human race will continue to ignore the problem they are causing and move steadily towards disaster. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/22/climate-change-reasons-failure

Who Cares About Global Warming?

Animals. Long-term changes in global and local temperatures kill animals. Plants, too. We geologists have a good understanding of changes in global temperatures through time and some things are pretty clear.<p>First, major climatic changes have happened over and over again for the last billion years. …

What Nasa and Mary Shelley can tell us about green politics

Among the big questions raised by the difficult new knowledge associated with human-caused global environmental change is "how do we take care of things?" The fact that it is a question that has been debated across mainstream politics in one form or another is an immense achievement by …

The brutal logic of climate change

The consensus in American politics today is that there’s nothing to be gained from talking about climate change. It’s divisive, the electorate has …

Climate change on pace to occur 10 times faster than any change recorded in past 65 million years, Stanford scientists say

Not only is the planet undergoing one of the largest climate changes in the past 65 million years, Stanford climate scientists Noah Diffenbaugh and …

Who's Gonna Pay For Global Warming?

Who do you think? The middle classes of the developed world will pay with their hard-earned taxes. The poor of the world will pay with their blood, sweat and tears. And half the species on this planet will pay with their lives. The 1% won’t even notice, although Bree might wonder why her friend’s …

Senate panel warns over climate change

A bipartisan warning over the dangers of climate change has pierced the electioneering, with a Senate committee pointing to the rising threat posed by extreme weather events and former Liberal leader John Hewson forecasting severe financial pain from unchecked carbon emissions.<br>The Senate …

We're not looking at changing the climate for the worse for a century or two. It's more like changing the climate for the worse for about as long as homo sapiens like ourselves have thus far walked the earth. http://qz.com/112886/when-global-warming-finally-gets-going-it-could-last-for-200000-years/

California Cap And Trade Isn't A Game — Except When It Is.

<b>Published on</b> August 8th, 2013 | <i>by Silvio Marcacci</i><p>0<p>California Cap And Trade Isn’t A Game — Except When It Is.<p>August 8th, 2013 by <b>Silvio …

One Way China is Getting Serious About Climate Change

Changing Planet<p>One catch-22 of climate change has always been that it’s a global problem that must be addressed locally. Global governments won’t agree on action until individual nations have a plan. And individual nations are reluctant to make a plan until the rest of world takes the plunge too. …

Marshall Islands calls for leadership from Australia on climate change

Australia needs to take more of a global leadership role on climate change action to help its Pacific island neighbours avoid being swamped by rising sea levels and triggering a surge in climate refugees, according to the vice-president of the Marshall Islands.<br>Tony de Brum, the …

This gamble on carbon and the climate could trigger a new financial crisis

Business,Carbon tax,Environment,Carbon offsetting,Greenhouse gas emissions,Ethical and green living,Climate change,Fossil fuels,Energy<p>There is little evidence that institutional investors have recognised that they are sitting on a carbon-asset timebomb<p>If you want to see market irrationality in …