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US set to propose emissions cuts of up to 28% ahead of global climate treaty

US will join Europe, China, the EU, Mexico and Norway in confirming its planned greenhouse gas emissions cuts, that will go towards forming a global climate change agreement at talks in Paris in December. Continue reading... »
31 March 2015, 13:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change making droughts in Australia worse as rain patterns shift

Climate Council report says projected decreases in average rainfall are linked to reduced agricultural productivity and increased suicide risk in rural areas. Continue reading... »
31 March 2015, 10:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Limiting climate change could have huge economic benefits, study finds

Stopping global warming at two degrees would create nearly half a million jobs in Europe and save over a million lives in China, analysis of emissions pledges says. »
31 March 2015, 03:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Anglican church must divest fossil fuels to cope with climate crisis, bishops say

Group of 17 bishops and archbishops write letter aiming to focus church’s attention on climate change and urging it to dump investments. An influential group of bishops have called on Anglican churches to remove their investments from the fossil fuel companies that are driving climate change. »
30 March 2015, 21:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Shell cynically blocking action on climate change, says ex-diplomat

John Ashton accuses oil company and others of being ‘narcissistic, paranoid and psychopathic’ and being unable to contemplate low-carbon future. Shell and its oil and gas peers are narcissistic, paranoid and psychopathic, and engaged in a cynical attempt to block action on global warming, according to the UK’s former climate change envoy. »
30 March 2015, 15:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Leaving all fossil fuels in the ground is 'for the fairies', says Chris Smith

Leave as much in the ground as possible but gas will continue to have to be burnt during a transition to cleaner fuels, says former UK Environment Agency chief. Continue reading... »
30 March 2015, 11:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australia's climate change policy on course for 'disastrous' 4C warming

The government’s just-released discussion paper on emissions reductions has no mention of the global goal to limit warming to 2C Continue reading... »
30 March 2015, 08:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

UN green climate fund can be spent on coal-fired power generation

Rules agreed a meeting of fund’s board described by Friends of the Earth as ‘like a torture convention that does not forbid torture’. Continue reading... »
29 March 2015, 13:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Mexico unveils plan to cap greenhouse gas emissions by 2026

Plan promises 22% greenhouse gas emissions cut by 2030Mexico one of first to submit national climate plan to UN before Paris talks Continue reading... »
27 March 2015, 22:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Republicans face dilemma as climate change rises up political agenda

Candidate Ted Cruz’s comment likening climate change activists to ‘flat-Earthers’ begins election in which scientists suggest issue may receive much higher billing than before. Continue reading... »
27 March 2015, 16:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Earth hour: millions will switch off lights around the world for climate action

Annual switching off of lights in homes, businesses and landmarks on Saturday evening holds extra significance ahead of this year’s climate talks in Paris, says the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon. »
27 March 2015, 13:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Antarctic ice shelves are melting dramatically, study finds

Melting of floating ice shelves around the continent is accelerating, potentially unlocking extra sea level rise from larger ice sheets jammed behind them. The ice around the edge of Antarctica is melting faster than previously thought, potentially unlocking metres of sea-level rise in the long-term, researchers have warned. »
26 March 2015, 21:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Large fall in UK greenhouse gas emissions of over 8% last year

Carbon dioxide output fell by almost a tenth and energy from renewable sources rose to a record high of almost 20% of electricity, government figures show. »
26 March 2015, 15:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

‘Green’ dam linked to killings of six indigenous people in Guatemala

Indigenous people are being ‘terrorised’ over protests against a mega-dam that is registered on the EU’s emissions trading system and backed by European development banks. »
26 March 2015, 15:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Full text of climate change statement signed by 26 European mayors

Declaration entitled: ‘In response to the challenge of global climate change, a European commitment and local solutions’. Continue reading... »
26 March 2015, 11:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change: farmers urge Coalition to restore emissions trading scheme

Failure to acknowledge the problem is ‘doing the industry a disservice’ and harming Australia’s international standing, says farming group. Continue reading... »
25 March 2015, 23:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

One satellite data set is underestimating global warming

A new study suggests that the University of Alabama at Huntsville is lowballing the warming of the atmosphere Continue reading... »
25 March 2015, 16:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Fossil fuel firms are still bankrolling climate denial lobby groups

BP has withdrawn support to Alec, a group known for misrepresenting climate science, but appearances can be deceptive. »
25 March 2015, 16:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Keep it in the Ground campaign: six things we've learned

It’s been a few weeks since we launched our major climate change project. Here’s what’s happened so far. Continue reading... »
25 March 2015, 16:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email