This week in climate news - 15 October 2017

The most popular articles from the past week.

In China, the war on coal just got serious

In Australia, politicians continue to debate the existence of climate change. Donald Trump's Environment Protection Agency declared this week the "war on coal is over". »
13 October 2017, 18:01 - smh - Search similar - Email

'The war on coal is over': US a step closer to rolling back clean energy target

At an event in a town aptly named Hazard, Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA, said he's signing the rule to roll back Obama's Clean Power Plan. »
10 October 2017, 09:51 - smh - Search similar - Email

Fightback begins over Trump's 'illegal and irresponsible' clean power repeal

NY attorney general to sue administration for scrapping Clean Power PlanMajor companies including Apple and Google support Obama-era initiative The US is set for a fresh battle over climate change after the Trump administration moved to tear up the country’s primary policy to lower emissions and stave off dangerous global warming. »
10 October 2017, 19:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Why Tony Abbott’s climate snow job mistakes Australia for Europe | Greg Jericho

Conservatives cheering climate change always ignore how Australia’s economy will be among the hardest hit. It was well that Tony Abbott gave his climate change denying speech this week in London, because his thinking betrays a bizarre Euro-centric conservative outlook that constantly ignores multiple studies that show Australia’s economy will suffer greatly from climate change. »
15 October 2017, 01:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Tony de Brum obituary

Climate change campaigner and Marshall Islands politician who was instrumental in securing the Paris agreement To live on one of the Pacific atolls is to come face to face with climate change on a daily basis. Few people in the world had such personal experience as Tony de Brum of the realities of sea level rises and storm surges, of warmer seas, receding beaches and abandoned land. »
10 October 2017, 19:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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