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Climate Headed for Catastrophic Change Despite Paris Accord

Jessica Shankleman Jess_Shankleman November 3, 2016   Warming of 3.4 Celsius expected under current climate plans Countries must find at least 12 gigatonnes of carbon savings   This week’s early entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change won’t save the planet from rising seas, super storms and deadly...

Coal doesn’t help the poor; it makes them poorer

Dana Nuccitelli Monday 31 October 2016 Climate denial often centers around myths about the importance of coal in alleviating poverty The coal-fired Castle Gate Power Plant is pictured outside Helper, Utah. Photograph: George Frey/Reuters A dozen international poverty and development organizations published a reportlast week on the impact of building...

We’re on track to lose a huge chunk of the world’s animal populations

By Lindsey Pulse Oct 27th 2016 11:59AM The world's animal species are dying, and humans are a big reason why. The World Wildlife Fund's Living Planet Report shows global populations of wild mammals, fish, birds, amphibians and reptiles declined 58 percent on average between 1970 and 2012. Broken down,...

We Are All Noah Now

Thomas L. Friedman SEPT. 7, 2016 Credit Tyler Hicks/The New York Times HONOLULU — Robert Macfarlane, in his book “Landmarks,” about the connection between words and landscapes, tells a revealing but stunning story about how recent editions of the Oxford Junior Dictionary (aimed at 7-year-olds) dropped certain...

Will ExxonMobil Have to Pay for Misleading the Public on Climate Change?

Scientists at the biggest U.S. oil company understood as early as anyone that fossil fuel emissions were heating up the earth’s atmosphere. Paul Barrett Matthew Philips matthewaphilips Cover photo-www.iran-daily.com September 7, 2016 — 11:00 AM CEST Last fall, ExxonMobil executives hurried along the hushed, art-filled halls of the company’s Irving, Texas, headquarters,...

US to commit $100bn per year by 2020 to fight climate change in developing countries

Michal Szymanski, UN Environment News & Media Alessandro Badalotti, IUCN Congress media team  UNEP News Center  1 September 2016 Yesterday, the US announced that by 2020, they would invest $100 billion per year to help developing countries fight climate change. India and the US committed themselves to the new agreement...

Climate Science: Revolution is Here

A host of innovations in energy technology is transforming the climate-change outlook – one of the world's three required paradigm shifts. by Paul Rogers A wind farm in Elan Valley, Wales. (Photo: Richard Walker/flickr/cc) Heatwaves of more than 50⁰C in Iraq and India in recent weeks are yet further...

Biofuels like ethanol could be worse than gasoline for the environment

The EPA hasn't released a study on ethanol or any other biofuel in years. By Erin Marquis  Aug 25th 2016 A new study released by the University of Michigan on Thursday found the assumption that biofuels are better for the environment than gasoline is just that –...