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October 3, 2013 China’s Poisoned Air Prompts Woman to Devise Green TaxSource: Bloomberg
Reading in her hotel room in 1996, geology student Cao Jing noticed something alarming: the pages of her book were being coated with brown coal dust. Her realization -- in Qinhuangdao, a tourist city where China’s Great Wall...
October 1, 2013 No more excuses on climate changeSource: Washington Post
Skeptics and deniers can make all the noise they want, but a landmark new report is unequivocal: There is a 95 percent chance that human-generated emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are changing the climate in...
September 27, 2013 'China Is No Friend To The Environment'Source: Sky News
China is not kind to the environment. It is far and away the world's biggest consumer of coal, burning three times as much of it than America in 2012.
September 17, 2013 The era of unlimited carbon pollution is overSource: Politico
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency will move against climate change by continuing the job it was created to do, 40 years ago, by a bipartisan Congress. Some will, and already are, treating this as a deplorable event...
September 9, 2013 The dangerous effects of global warming - EditorialSource: Washington Post
Did global warming contribute to the punishing heat wave much of the country endured during the summer of 2012? How about Superstorm Sandy? A group of 78 scientists led by experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Source: ERIS Blog
In recent months there has been something of a rethink regarding Britain’s energy policy, with the UK government’s stated intention to offset declining North Sea gas reserves with an energy programme, involving leading energy...
August 19, 2013 Energy policy: how not to win an argument - EditorialSource: Guardian.co.uk
The worst time to try to sort out a difficult argument is after the fighting about it has begun. The UK government, by appearing to rush to judgment in favour of fracking for gas, has lost any power of persuasion it might have...
August 19, 2013 Global Warming: Who Can You Trust?Source: Tulsa World
We are physical geographers with research backgrounds in climate and climate change. We want to share a few thoughts about some claims we hear made regularly about global warming. Some are typically made by my fellow...
August 14, 2013 The Doublespeak of the Dirty Carbon EconomySource: Huff Post
The world’s leading scientists agree that carbon pollution from burning these fuels is rapidly heating the planet, which will cause massive species extinction and great harm to humanity through increased droughts, storms, floods...
July 31, 2013 The Cost of Carbon DenialSource: National Review
For the past several years, those seeking to strangle the world economy by denying it access to carbon have tried to gain support for their initiatives by inventing a concept called “the social cost of carbon.” According to this...
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