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Michael Gove says Donald Trump 'wrong' to withdraw from Paris climate accord

Michael Gove has hit out at Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement.<p>The new Environment Secretary said the American President was "wrong" to abandon the deal.<p>It comes after Theresa May was accused of "cowardice" earlier this month for failing to sign a joint …

Climate

The three-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change with a sting in the tail

There are those who say the climate has always changed, and that carbon dioxide levels have always fluctuated. That's true. But it's also true that …

Climate Change

Apple is borrowing $1 billion to fight climate change

Apple issued a $1 billion bond on Tuesday with special rules: the proceeds it raises must be used on eco-friendly projects.<p>The proceeds from the bonds will be used for several projects, including new and ongoing solar and wind farms, new green buildings, and a program that seeks to make Apple …

Green Bonds

There’s a new way the U.S. is committing to Paris

Americans plan to fight climate change with or without the federal government's help<p>It’s been a week since President Trump announced he was pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement. In that time, a remarkable transformation has taken place.<p>As the federal government abdicates its responsibility …

Climate

Scientific Research Effort in Arctic Cancelled Due to Climate Change

Oh the irony. A scientific expedition examining the effects of climate change has been cancelled because of ... climate change.<p>The scientific …

Climate Change

The Trump administration is doing everything it can to keep a huge climate lawsuit from going to trial

The Trump administration is seeking a rare review of a preliminary decision in a landmark climate change lawsuit — before the case has even gone to trial.<p>The plaintiffs in the case are 21 kids who range in age from 9 to 21. They argue that the federal government is violating their constitutional …

Climate

Trump Is Too Late to Stop the Windmills

Coal isn't coming back. Technology and demand won't let it.<p>There seems to be little doubt that Barack Obama's energy and environmental policies had a significant impact on how electricity is generated in the U.S. Tougher air-pollution rules, subsidies for wind and solar power, and a commitment to …

Energy

Trump Tells Mayor Of Sinking U.S. Island Not To Worry About Climate Change

Scientists predict rising seas will soon swamp Virginia's Tangier Island. The president doesn't seem to believe it.<p>WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, apparently confirming his disregard for the risks of global climate change, reportedly told the mayor of a small Chesapeake Bay island that could …

Climate Change

Trump clings to coal as worldwide demand plummets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Market demand for the dirtiest of fossil fuels is plummeting worldwide, according to industry data published Tuesday, even as President Donald Trump has made reviving the long-struggling U.S. coal mines the bedrock of his administration's energy policy.<p>The BP Statistical Review of …

Renewable Energy

Recalling Michael Gove is an act of environmental vandalism

I used to sit in cabinet meetings with the new environment secretary. He couldn’t help playing to his Tory climate-sceptic audience<p>Perhaps Theresa May has a sense of mischief after all. Putting Michael Gove in charge of the Department of the Environment is much like putting a wolf in charge of the …

Climate

Some Countries Face a Deadly Catch-22 in the Coming Century

Capitalism 101 suggests that countries should focus on producing things where there is a natural advantage and trade for the things where there …

Climate Change

This is what climate change looks like

Rising sea levels, floods, erosion, melting glaciers, droughts, water shortages, extreme weather: the effects of climate change are tangible in many parts of the world. Flick trough the gallery to see how.

Climate Change

Leo Dicaprio attended the climate march and his sign was perfect

Leonardo DiCaprio and former Vice President Al Gore were just two famous faces among the thousands of people who attended the Climate March in …

“Both/And” Leadership

Jack Welch once claimed that great leaders are “relentless and boring.” Management thinkers largely agree: Good leaders, so the narrative goes, are consistent in their decision making, stick to their commitments, and remain on-message. The trouble is, much as we may value consistency in our …

Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find

SYDNEY, Australia — The Great Barrier Reef in Australia has long been one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders, so enormous it can be seen from space, so beautiful it can move visitors to tears.<p>But the reef, and the profusion of sea creatures living near it, are in profound trouble.<p>Huge …

Oceans

Venice could be underwater by the end of the century – thanks to global warming

Venice could disappear beneath rising seas before the end of the century as sea levels rise up to four feet due to global warming.<p>What happens when …

China Air Pollution: With Heavy Smog In Beijing, Officials Vow To 'Make Skies Blue Again' | International Business Times

Amid growing unrest over the state of China’s air quality, officials pledged Sunday to do something about the nation’s smoggy skies. Chinese Premier …

Pollution

Coal collapse drives down UK carbon emissions

<b>A collapse in the use of coal has driven UK carbon emissions down to levels barely seen since the Victorian era, new figures show.</b><p>Coal use fell by a record 52% in 2016 on the previous year in the face of cheap gas, higher domestic carbon prices, renewables and other factors.<p>The drop was partially …

Antarctic: temperature records verified

Heat and cold records in the Antarctic have now been officially confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization. What do we gain from the news? …

Global Warming

When will the Arctic be ice-free? 2C global warming would not prevent complete loss

Limiting climate change to 2C warming still would not stop the Arctic ice from melting away.<p>The Arctic will be ice-free by the middle of the century …

Global Warming

How could baking a loaf of bread possibly be bad for the environment?

Print<p>Consider every step involved in producing your daily bread. From growing, harvesting and milling the wheat to baking the bread and readying the …

Free of coal by 2017? The 100-year-old prediction that didn't quite make it

<b>Looking ahead</b><p>In the course of a century, people made a lot of predictions about the future of technology.<p>Some were right—like H.G. Wells who, in …

Companies remind Trump: What’s good for the planet can be good for business

Donald Trump has famously called climate change a hoax. That kind of talk doesn’t just worry scientists and environmentalists; it's also of concern …

Exxon says it will spend $20 billion on Gulf Coast projects

Exxon Mobil Corp. says it plans to spend $20 billion over 10 years on refineries and chemical and liquefied natural gas plants along the Gulf Coast.<p>Chairman and Chief Executive Darren Woods said the work would create 12,000 permanent jobs — Exxon currently has about 71,000 employees — and 35,000 …

Oil

What's the environmental footprint of a loaf of bread? Now we know

When it comes to climate change, we often think of the cars we drive and the energy we use in our homes and offices. They are, after all, some of the …

What Shell knew about climate change in 1991 – video explainer

In 1991, Shell produced a public documentary on global warming called Climate of Concern. It warned that trends in global temperatures raised serious risks of famines, floods and climate refugees. But in the quarter century since, Shell has continued to invest heavily in fossil fuels <br>• Shell’s 1991 …

Climate Change

Shell's 1991 warning: climate changing ‘at faster rate than at any time since end of ice age’

Critics say public information film shows Shell ‘understood the threat was dire, potentially existential for civilisation, more than a quarter of a century ago’<p>• ‘Shell knew’: oil giant’s 1991 film warned of climate change danger<p>Climate change “at a rate faster than at any time since the end of the …

Climate

Donald Trump will cut 'tens of billions' from fighting global warming and spend it on the military instead

Donald Trump will ask for sharp increases in budget for the military and drastic cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency, according to senior …

Forests to play major role in meeting Paris climate targets

Forests are set to play a major role in meeting the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement - however, accurately monitoring progress toward the …