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August 7, 2015 The Climate Change ‘Tipping Point’: How Should Businesses React?

Source: Knowledge @ Wharton

A new study by James Hansen, perhaps the world’s foremost climate scientist, and 16 co-authors suggests that ice shelves and glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica may be melting 10 times faster than previous consensus estimates...

August 7, 2015 Labour(UK) has treated the environment as an afterthought – that needs to change

Source: The Guardian

Labour didn’t do enough to communicate our policies on the environment in the last Parliament. We failed to capitalise on commitments we had made to protect nature and decarbonise the UK economy. We needlessly gave the Green...

August 6, 2015 Should business leaders speak out more on climate change?

Source: The Guardian

Catch up on all the highlights from our live debate on the role of business in vocalising the environmental agenda

August 4, 2015 Our environmental deficit is now beyond nature’s ability to regenerate

Source: The Guardian

The world enters ecological ‘overshoot’ this year on 13 August, six days earlier than last year. All the world’s production and consumption for the rest of the year, this suggests, then runs up an environmental deficit beyond...

August 4, 2015 Things Every American Should Know About the Clean Power Plan

Source: US EPA

President Obama will unveil the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan—a historic step to cut the carbon pollution driving climate change. Here are six key things every American should know

August 3, 2015 Who wins and loses under Obama’s stricter power plant limits

Source: Washington Post

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply.

July 29, 2015 Pearson, the Financial Times and the culture of modern capitalism

Source: The Guardian

A short letter in Wednesday’s Financial Times makes for fascinating reading. Stimulated by Pearson’s sale of the FT to Nikkei, it poses profound questions about the nature of modern capitalism:

July 27, 2015 Disastrous Sea Level Rise Is an Issue for Today's Public -- Not Next Millennium's

The Huffington Post - In 2005, I argued that ice sheets may be more vulnerable than the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) estimated, mainly because of effects of a warming ocean in speeding ice melt....

July 24, 2015 US Missed An Opportunity To Cut Carbon At Lower Cost

Source: Forbes

“As far as I’m concerned the renewables industry is built on the proposition that we should always do the most expensive thing first,” Rowe said at the Energy Thought Summit at Chicago’s Symphony Center. “Whereas a carbon tax or...

July 24, 2015 Isaac Orr: No, fracking isn't causing earthquakes

Source: Grand Forks Herald

The increase in earthquakes in these two states likely is due to the disposing of wastewater generated during the hydraulic fracturing process, not the fracturing process itself. The U.S. Geological Survey has stated, "Hydraulic...

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