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August 1, 2014 IMF urges higher energy taxes to fight climate changeSource: Reuters
Energy taxes in much of the world are far below what they should be to reflect the harmful environmental and health impact of fossil fuels use, the International Monetary Fund said in a new book on Thursday.
August 1, 2014 Europe Set for Hottest Summer Since 2006 as Warm August SeenSource: Bloomberg
A warmer-than-average August is predicted for Europe, bringing what may be the hottest summer for eight years to northern parts of the region and boosting demand for power to keep cool. Six of seven meteorologists polled by...
August 1, 2014 Insuring for Global Warming's SurprisesSource: Bloomberg/ Business Week
Postponing action on climate change will make the problem more expensive to manage later—if it can still be managed at all. So says a July 29 White House report on fighting global warming. While the message is true enough,...
Source: Business Insider
Stanford University scientists have produced the first-ever high-resolution carbon geography of Peru, a country whose tropical forests are among the world's most vital in terms of mitigating the global impact of climate change.
Source: The Guardian
For the last few months, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere have been at record levels unseen in over 800,000 years. The chairman of the IPCC, an international panel of the world’s top climate scientists, warned...
July 31, 2014 Clean Power Plan Leads to Healthy KidsSource: Huff Post
It shouldn't be dangerous to breathe. But, for thousands of kids in Atlanta, just going outside is like a fullback going into a game without a helmet - unhealthy and unsafe. Millions of American kids live in places where the air...
theguardian.com - Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that by 2030 spending on renewable energy sources could make up two thirds of a global energy spend of US$7.7 trillion. Oil and gas companies are finding it increasingly...
July 30, 2014 White House Pushes Financial Case for Carbon RuleSource: NY Times
WASHINGTON — Failing to adequately reduce the carbon pollution that contributes to climate change could cost the United States economy $150 billion a year, according to an analysis by the White House Council of Economic Advisers...
July 30, 2014 Virtual Water Shortage By 2040Source: Science2.0
Two new papers postulate that there will be a water crisis by 2040. Not because of population, but because of current energy and power solutions. And they believe solar and wind power is the only answer. In most countries,...
The impact of carbon dioxide on climate change may have been overstated, with solar activity giving a better explanation of changes in the Earth's temperature, according to Chinese scientists.
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