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Climate models are even more accurate than you thought | Dana Nuccitelli

The difference between modeled and observed global surface temperature changes is 38% smaller than previously thought. Global climate models aren’t given nearly enough credit for their accurate global temperature change projections. As the 2014 IPCC report showed, observed global surface temperature changes have been within the range of climate model simulations. »
31 July 2015, 14:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Obama will use veto to defend climate change plan if necessary

President will use all powers available to push through Clean Power Plan to cut carbon emissions from power stations, says White House. Barack Obama will use all of his powers – including his veto – to defend his plan to fight climate change, the White House said, on the eve of new rules cutting carbon pollution from power plants. »
30 July 2015, 16:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Hillary Clinton's climate change plan 'just plain silly', says leading expert

The Democratic frontrunner’s solar proposal has major holes if she hopes to halt global warming. What would a real climate-change candidate look like? »
30 July 2015, 00:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

People's Climate March: the revolution starts here | Ricken Patel

This year’s march in November will send the most powerful message yet to world leaders the day before they meet for crucial climate talks in Paris. Creating a world powered on clean energy to save ourselves from climate catastrophe is a central challenge of our time, and requires a revolutionary transition in our economies. »
29 July 2015, 11:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Tony Abbott wrong on coal being ‘good for humanity’, Oxfam report finds

Report says Australia must embrace renewables and coal exacts an ‘enormous toll’ on health, drives climate change and is ineffective in delivering electricity to world’s poor. »
29 July 2015, 08:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Just growing more food won't help to feed the world | Richard Ewbank

Rush to increase production has caused catastrophic environmental degradation. We need to make agriculture climate-resilient and more efficient. »
29 July 2015, 08:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change: world’s wealthiest understand, but only half see it as threat

In every South American country, along with Mexico, India, Tanzania and Morocco, concern over climate change is above 90%. People living in the world’s wealthiest nations generally understand what climate change is but in many countries just half perceive it to be a threat, new research has found. »
28 July 2015, 07:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Hillary Clinton wants to fight climate change with half a billion solar panels

Democratic frontrunner for the 2016 presidential nomination promises to save Americans money and to free them from monthly electricity bills. Barack Obama ran for president promising to save the planet. Hillary Clinton is promising to help people save money on their electricity bills. »
28 July 2015, 00:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Arctic sea ice expert complains to press watchdog over Times story

Cambridge professor Peter Wadhams says he was misquoted in a story about the deaths of three leading British scientists in 2013. One of the world’s leading Arctic sea ice experts has responded strongly to a Times newspaper story claiming that he thought assassins may have murdered three leading British scientists in 2013. »
27 July 2015, 21:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change and the case for funding energy-efficiency schemes | Letters

I agree with much of your first comment on climate change (Editorial, 23 July). However, I would like to expand upon the observation that “just like fracking and nuclear, greening the energy supply needs intervention”. The question is: what is a reasonably sensible subsidy to provide energy technologies, especially those that generate electricity? »
27 July 2015, 21:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change 'triple threat' increases severe flooding risk in biggest US cities

Trio of sea-level rise, storm surge and heavy rainfall exposes coastal cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Boston to potentially catastrophic flooding in future. America’s biggest cities are at far greater risk of serious flooding in the coming decades than was previously thought, because of a “triple threat” produced under climate change, researchers said on Monday. »
27 July 2015, 21:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Sebastião Salgado focuses on big picture with parable of reforestation in Brazil | John Vidal

At a Paris climate change meeting, the celebrated Brazilian photographer joined Bishop Fredrick Shoo of Tanzania in extolling the merits of reseeding forests. When the renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado took over family land in the state of Minas Gerais, instead of the tropical paradise that he remembered as a child, he found the trees cut down and the wildlife gone. »
27 July 2015, 09:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Liberal MP lobbies Coalition to drop push to ban wind and solar investment

Victorian MP Sarah Henderson asks the government to include in its draft mandate investment in emerging technologies such as wind and solar. A Liberal backbencher is lobbying the government to stop its push to, in effect, ban the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) from investing in wind and small-scale solar energy. »
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Hillary Clinton pledges half a billion solar panels for US if she wins office

Democratic presidential frontrunner also says she wants America to generate enough clean renewable energy to power every home within 10 years. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has announced goals for increasing US reliance on renewable energy, pledging to have more than half a billion solar panels installed nationwide within four years of taking office. »
27 July 2015, 02:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change threatens China’s booming coastal cities, says expert

With an ageing society and more people living by the coast, China faces a challenge coping with climate change, reports China Daily. »
25 July 2015, 09:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Kenya pledges to cut carbon emissions 30% by 2030

Pledge ahead of Obama visit and UN climate summit in Paris is welcomed by campaigners as evidence countries can develop without fossil fuels. Kenya has pledged to cut its carbon emissions 30% below business-as-usual levels by 2030, ahead of a landmark UN climate summit in Paris later this year. »
24 July 2015, 20:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Investors could lose $4.2tn because of climate change, report warns

Investments in fossil fuel companies face serious risk from global warming, research by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows. Private investors stand to lose $4.2tn (£2.7tn) on the value of their holdings from the impact of climate change by 2100 even if global warming is held at plus 2C, a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has warned. »
24 July 2015, 20:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Hysterical Bill Shorten headlines miss the point: no credible climate policy exists

It’s been hard to miss the hyperventilating news coverage about Labor’s new emissions ‘aspiration’, but neither major party has a plan for climate change. It was hard to miss the screaming headlines as I arrived home from an overseas holiday Thursday. »
24 July 2015, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate action isn't preserve of the leftwing, says energy minister

Amber Rudd cites Margaret Thatcher’s action on global warming as she says tackling climate change cannot be left to just leftwing politicians The challenge of how best to tackle climate change must not solely be the preserve of leftwing politicians, according to the UK’s energy and climate secretary. »
24 July 2015, 08:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Pollution isn't colorblind: environmental hazards kill more black Americans | Representative Keith Ellison and Van Jones

Because African-Americans are more likely to live near pollution-causing power plants, racial justice must include environmental justice. Thanks to people’s movements like Black Lives Matter and the Fight For 15, the call for racial and economic justice is getting louder and stronger. »
23 July 2015, 16:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email