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June 17, 2014 The global warming hiatus

Financial Post - While the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) still uses the iconic word âunequivocalâ to describe warming of the climate system over the past century, a new word has...

June 16, 2014 How to Sell a Carbon Tax

Source: Bloomberg

The best way to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases is to put a tax on carbon. Almost all economists would agree. Yet there's even wider agreement, and not just among economists, that a carbon tax can't happen. In the U.S., it's...

June 13, 2014 Lack Of Transparency The Key To Success Of EPA Climate Change Proposals

Source: Forbes

Opponents of the EPA proposals to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent readily concede that if implemented they might indeed reduce the earth’s temperature by as much as one twentieth of a degree within one hundred years, but have...

June 12, 2014 Why Warren Buffet is Betting Big on Clean Energy

Equities - This is possibly one of the reasons why Buffett is looking to bet big on the industry. According to a survey conducted by SolarCity and îClean Edgeî in collaboration with NASDAQ earlier this year, 88...

June 10, 2014 Paul Krugman's Both Right And Wrong About Climate Change Here

Source: Forbes

Paul Krugman has decided to opine on the subject of climate change and he’s both right and wrong in what he’s saying. The parts he has right are that there are those opposing the very idea simply in order to protect their own...

June 5, 2014 Climate change: no longer just an ‘environmental problem’

Source: The Guardian

As someone who has worked on climate change for many years, I’m sometimes struck by how the debate has evolved. When I first worked on the issue for WWF, I was director of the organisation’s Arctic Programme. Amongst other things...

June 5, 2014 Risk posed by China mountain removal

Source: BBC News

China's campaign to bulldoze mountains to create land to build on could cause extensive environmental problems, scientists say. Researchers from Chang'an University in China have warned that dozens of mountains have already been...

June 3, 2014 Has Obama Fulfilled His Promise on Carbon Emissions?

Source: The New Yorker

On December 18, 2009, Barack Obama flew to Copenhagen to address an international climate summit that was widely being described as a disaster. The aim of the summit was to produce a legally binding agreement on greenhouse-gas...

May 28, 2014 We need a pragmatic debate about climate change

HR Magazine - The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeîâs recent report stated that the impacts of global warming are likely to be âsevere, pervasive and irreversibleâ. Its previous report, in...

May 23, 2014 Editorial: States show the way to fight climate change

Times Herald-Record - Even Lady Liberty is joining the fight. The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî this week compiled a list of historic and cultural landmarks threatened by climate change. Among those were the Statue...

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