New study finds global warming may be happening slower than expected. But the fact remains – if emissions continue unabated, we face an uncomfortable future.
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The seriousness of climate change is not appreciated by politicians and the public. Scientists must speak out, leading funds manager says.
Survey reinforces ‘possibly most important thing to communicate’ on climate change: 97% scientific consensus on humans causing global warming.
Skeptical Science has developed an excellent collection of one-line responses to deniers of climate change. Here are the top 99 with links to the science.
As well as a rendition of the David Bowie classic, Canada’s first ISS commander offers a unique perspective on how humans are changing Earth’s climate.
HSBC says the world is rapidly depleting its carbon budget, approaching ‘Peak Planet’ and must achieve a peak in emissions by 2020, leaving much of its fossil fuels in the ground. Impossible? HSBC says not, and is encouraged by growing public awareness, favourable economic drivers and falling technology costs for renewables.
In his testimony to the US Congress this week on electric grid reliability, Weiss made a strong case for confronting the elephants in the room.
It all depends who’s doing the asking – and what the weather’s like when they’re doing it. Studies have revealed just how difficult it can be to get a true picture of the general public’s view on climate change – especially from mainstream media. But all things being equal, it looks like the science is winning.
What began as a predominantly ecological question is rapidly transforming into an economic one, putting the global climate movement on the verge of a remarkable victory that would include the removal of the oil, coal and gas industries. And the greatest transfer of wealth and power the world has ever seen.
Instead of getting exhausted by the arguments of climate deniers, give this flowchart a try – a joint effort from Grist and Climate Desk.
US energy secretary Stephen Chu says big solar will be cheaper than coal and gas before most people realise. He says the combination of solar and battery technologies, pushed forward by electric vehicles, will turn the energy industry upside down – unless, of course, if politicians fail to seize the moment.
Between the Coalition’s green armies and wrecking-ball politics, and Labor’s festering internal factionalism, the best bet for Australia’s clean energy industry – and our efforts to tackle climate change – could be another hung parliament. It does work, even if it does not conform to stereotype.
Climate Commission report says Australian climate has already shifted, increasing intensity, frequency of extreme weather – in some cases permanently.
The fossil fuel industry is pushing carbon capture and storage in a big way at the Doha climate talks, and is calling for the same policy measures it once ridiculed for wind and solar. It even has the endorsement of a group of leading environmental NGOs. But do we really need it?
At COP 18, the difference between the urgent need to act and the inertia of UN climate negotiations has never been so marked. Neither has the gap in expectations between developed and developing nations. For the most vulnerable countries, the offer on the table threatens to lock in failure.