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On June 24, 2015, a court in The Hague ordered the Dutch government to act faster in its duty to protect its citizens against the effects of climate change. This marks the first time the issue has been legally declared a state...
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...
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 priceSource: 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 BillSource: 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 TaxSource: 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 PlanSource: 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...
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 frackingSource: 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...
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