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June 30, 2015 The climate change disaster

The Express Tribune - The fifth Assessment Report of the UN îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, released earlier this year, had already warned of increasing intensity of heatwaves across South Asia, with...

June 30, 2015 Talking Point: Cataclysmic climate change much more of a threat than terrorism

The Mercury - Progress towards reaching the 2020 target seems to be due mainly to what analyst îRepuTexî calls âsystemically overstatedâ official emissions figures. It says lower export growth and...

June 25, 2015 Thinking beyond a global carbon price

Source: The Economist

LAST month the G7 heads of state reaffirmed their commitment to stabilising global temperature rise at no more than 2°C above preindustrial levels. That in itself was not new: the 2°C goal was formally adopted in 2010 by the 195...

June 12, 2015 Congress, Pay Attention to This Carbon Tax Bill

Source: Bloomberg

The challenge to prevent climate change is daunting for its scale. How can society change human behavior widely enough to stop the accumulation of atmosphere-warming gases -- without swelling the government or ruining the economy?

June 8, 2015 The Case for a Carbon Tax

Source: NY Times

In a welcome development, businesses are asking world leaders to do more to address climate change. This week, the top executives of six large European oil and gas companies called for a tax on carbon emissions.

June 1, 2015 Washing one's hands of the stain of coal

Australian Financial Review - According to the Global îSustainableî Investment Alliance ... All the main index providers, led by S&P Dow Jones, îMSCIî and FTSE, have devoted huge resources to...

April 13, 2015 The Dirty Secret of Obama’s Carbon Plan

Source: Wall Street Journal

Americans don’t give much thought to whether their electricity will be there when they need it. You flip a switch, the lights go on. Your phone charges up. The medical equipment in the emergency room does its job. Yet electric...

March 25, 2015 Obama’s most at-risk legacy isn’t Obamacare. It’s climate change.

Source: Washington Post

We'll start with the video below, which shows testimony from Bryan Koon, head of the emergency division for the state of Florida, before a committee of the state Senate. As you might have heard, former state employees told...

March 16, 2015 Stand up to junk science on fracking

Source: The Hill

America’s smart drilling revolution has bestowed numerous economic and environmental benefits. Innovative entrepreneurs who combined horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing have led to huge increases of domestic energy...

March 16, 2015 The True Link Between Carbon-Based Fuels and Quality of Life

Source: Forbes

Simply put, access to modern energy is what separates the rich from the poor. That’s why companies that produce energy are really the ones “standing on moral ground” over those with business models dependent on attacking them.

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