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The IPCC's message is clear: it's the end of business as usual for fossil fuel users

The UN's climate change panel is unambiguous we need to make huge policy changes to wean ourselves off CO2 producers Continue reading... »
15 April 2014, 11:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Coal will be a main energy source for 'decades and decades', says Greg Hunt

Environment minister says advances in carbon capture will be key to Australia's emissions cuts in his response to IPCC report. »
14 April 2014, 12:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

IPCC report: the scientists have done their bit, now it is up to us | Leo Hickman

The world must seize this remaining opportunity and act upon the timely roadmap that climate scientists have provided for us So, there we have it. The seven-year task undertaken by hundreds of the world's leading scientists, who sifted through thousands of the latest peer-reviewed studies examining the causes, impacts and mitigation options of climate change, is over. »
14 April 2014, 12:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Is it un-Australian to be driving on with fossil fuel expansion plans? | Graham Readfearn

As the IPCC warns greenhouse gas emissions need to be cut quickly, an Australian court decides that stopping a mega coal mine won't cut emissions About five years back, I was crawling in Brisbane traffic behind one of the city's ubiquitous white utility vehicles on my way to an anonymous city centre office to sit my Australian citizenship test. »
14 April 2014, 09:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australian carbon price scrapping seen as backwards step, says IPCC author

IPCC report says carbon pricing is cost-effective incentive for everyone to look for their best option to lower emissions'. The international community believes Australia is taking a backwards step by scrapping carbon pricing, which is seen as a key tool in cutting emissions, according to an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change lead author. »
14 April 2014, 06:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Averting climate change catastrophe is affordable, says IPCC report

Landmark UN analysis concludes global roll-out of clean energy would shave only a tiny fraction off economic growth. Catastrophic climate change can be averted without sacrificing living standards, according to a landmark UN report published on Sunday. It concludes the transformation required to a world of clean energy and the ditching of dirty fossil fuels is eminently affordable. »
13 April 2014, 11:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

UN urges huge increase in green energy to avert climate disaster

'Triple or quadruple renewables', say experts, as pressure grows for UK to deliver on eco priorities David Cameron's commitment to the green agenda will come under the fiercest scrutiny yet this week when top climate-change experts will warn that only greater use of renewable energy including windfarms can prevent a global catastrophe. »
13 April 2014, 02:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

At-risk cities hold solutions to climate change: UN report

Smart choices by cities such as Miami in planning and investment could hold key to cutting emissions, IPCC draft says It is already taking shape as the 21st century urban nightmare: a big storm hits a city like Shanghai, Mumbai, Miami or New York, knocking out power supply and waste treatment plants, washing out entire neighbourhoods and marooning the survivors in a toxic and foul-smelling swamp.... »
11 April 2014, 15:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Hollywood stars to 'put human face on climate change' in ambitious TV series

Producers hope 'emotion' of celebrities like Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger will connect with ordinary Americans A star-studded cast of Hollywood actors will for the first time "put a human face on climate change" in an ambitious new US television series, the show's executive producer says. Continue reading... »
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Post-IPCC, we have missed the glimmers of hope on the ground

When it comes to climate change and food security, we're accustomed to bad news. But there are a few good stories, too This story follows on from another post about what the latest IPCC report says about climate impacts on our food supply. ***. »
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Climate imbalance disparity in the quality of research by contrarian and mainstream climate scientists | Dana Nuccitelli

Contrarian papers tend to be rebutted quickly in peer-reviewed literature, but receive disproportionate media attention A new paper has been published in the journal Cosmopolis entitled Review of the consensus and asymmetric quality of research on human-induced climate change. »
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Why US fracking companies are licking their lips over Ukraine | Naomi Klein

From climate change to Crimea, the natural gas industry is supreme at exploiting crisis for private gain what I call the shock doctrine The way to beat Vladimir Putin is to flood the European market with fracked-in-the-USA natural gas, or so the industry would have us believe. »
11 April 2014, 12:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

greenhouse gas emissions nearly doubled in first decade of 21st century

Leaked draft shows emissions grew nearly twice as fast from 2000-10 as in previous 30 years despite economic slowdown Greenhouse gas emissions grew nearly twice as fast over the past decade as in the previous 30 years, bringing the world closer to warming that will bring dramatic and dangerous changes to the climate, according to a leaked draft of a United Nations' report. Continue reading... »
11 April 2014, 12:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Desmond Tutu calls for anti-apartheid style boycott of fossil fuel industry

Nobel peace prize winner calls for organisations to cut ties with industry and for investors to dump fossil fuel stocks Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for an anti-apartheid-style boycott and disinvestment campaign against the fossil fuel industry for driving global warming, just days ahead of a landmark UN report on how carbon emissions can be slashed. »
10 April 2014, 20:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Stand up for the things we love that are threatened by climate change | Neil Thorns

From chocolate and coastlines to bee and butterfly habitats, we need to protect the cherished things that climate change endangers. I dont usually expect to be picking my way through seaweed, pebbles and assorted debris from the sea when I stroll along the promenade in Brighton, but after the recent storms this is what I found as beach and pavement merged into one. »
10 April 2014, 17:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change is good for you, says ultra-conservative Heartland Institute

New study by thinktank funded by Koch brothers aims to debunk authoritative UN climate change report. For those concerned about climate change, the ultra-conservative Heartland Institute offers up a calming solution: try thinking of yourself as a pea, instead of a human. »
9 April 2014, 22:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Western Australian senate election is repudiation, not validation, of Abbott's climate policy | Alexander White

If the recent Western Australian half-senate election was a referendum on the carbon price, it was yet another failure for Tony Abbott. Tony Abbott declared the Western Australia half-senate election to be a "referendum" on the carbon price in his first major door-stop as prime minister in Perth last year. »
9 April 2014, 15:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Years of Living Dangerously a global warming blockbuster | John Abraham

This new Showtime climate change documentary is a nonfiction thriller you won't want to miss In full disclosure, I am jealous that I did not get a chance to work on this perhaps the most important climate change multimedia communication endeavor in history. Climate change really is a made-for-TV story. It has all the drama of Hollywood, with real-life villains and heroes thrown in. »
9 April 2014, 15:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Fox News climate change coverage is now 28% accurate, up from 7% | Dana Nuccitelli

An analysis of cable news climate coverage finds Fox News 28% accurate, CNN 70%, and MSNBC 92% The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has just published an analysis of 2013 climate coverage by the three major American cable news networks. The report and data are available online, and the results are summarized in the figure below. »
8 April 2014, 17:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

BT, Shell and corporates call for trillion tonnes of carbon to stay in the ground

Trillion tonne communiqué signed by 70 companies calls for rapid response to rising emissions, reports BusinessGreen Unilever, Shell, BT, and EDF Energy are among 70 leading companies today calling on governments across the globe to step up efforts to tackle climate change. »
8 April 2014, 11:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email