This week in climate news - 1 May 2016
The most popular articles from the past week.
Bill Shorten is sending a clear signal he's willing to make climate a centrepiece of the 2016 election campaign. »
A Shorten Labor government would slash carbon emissions by about 50 per cent more than the Turnbull Coalition by 2030 and rein in land clearing. »
The economic models that are used to inform climate policy currently contain an unhealthy dose of wishful thinking. Technologies that remove carbon dioxide from the air are assumed in the models that avoid dangerous climate change – but such technologies do not yet exist and it is unclear whether they could be deployed at a meaningful scale. »
Poll shows a big leap from two years ago -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
Climate Home: Sir David King favours technology development over emissions trading as a way to shift emerging economies off coal. Carbon pricing is “too sluggish a weapon” against climate change, top UK envoy Sir David King said on Monday. Speaking at a sustainability event in London, Sir David argued innovation to bring down the cost of clean technology would bring swifter results. »
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