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Category: Climate

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2014 set for record hot; record cold thing of the past

2014 set for record hot; record cold thing of the past

We are on track to see 2014 set the mark for hottest year on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.

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Abbott's emissions bluff steering Australia into $100bn carbon hole

Abbott’s emissions bluff steering Australia into $100bn carbon hole

UN takes aim at Australia for veering off carbon targets after dumping carbon price. Meanwhile, it releases updated global carbon budget, as more research suggests that Australia will head for $100 billion carbon hole if it is to use Direct Action to match international efforts.

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Are Australian and US emissions targets the same?

Are Australian and US emissions targets the same?

A true ‘apples to apples’ comparison of Australia’s emissions target and that just announced by the US doesn’t quite reflect the Coalition’s claims.

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NASA shows stark year in the life of co2

NASA shows stark year in the life of co2

This is what your atmosphere looks like on carbon dioxide. And it’s not a pretty sight.

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The other Paris meeting - cleaning up CFC mess

The other Paris meeting – cleaning up CFC mess

if the Montreal Protocol fails to reach agreement on the amendment proposals to clean up the HFC mess it helped to create, the massive climate benefit it has inadvertently achieved will be soon eroded.

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How hot is too hot for BHP Billiton?

How hot is too hot for BHP Billiton?

There is a simple question that BHP-Billiton doesn’t address in their voluminous reports to shareholders: how hot is too hot in a warming world?

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Playing climate roulette with fossil fuels

Playing climate roulette with fossil fuels

Even if other nations follow the US/China lead and deepen their targets, will it be enough?

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G20 reveals Tony Abbott's climate change denial is complete

G20 reveals Tony Abbott’s climate change denial is complete

G20 underlines how complete climate change denial is within the Abbott government. If not for the science, then at least for the political and economic implications. This is quite possibly the most incompetent government in Australia’s history.

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U.S. pledge to green climate fund could build climate action momentum

U.S. pledge to green climate fund could build climate action momentum

Tony Abbott called it a Bob Brown slush fund, but Barack Obama has promised to inject serious capital into Green Climate Fund.

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What you need to know about U.S.-China climate pact

What you need to know about U.S.-China climate pact

The landmark deal provides a ray of hope for limiting global carbon emissions and securing a new global treaty on climate change.

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India's plan to stop importing coal deals another blow to Australia

India’s plan to stop importing coal deals another blow to Australia

India’s ambitious plan to cease thermal coal imports within 2-3 years blows another hole in Abbott government’s backward-thinking policies.