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Buying international permits is a cheap way to cut emissions. It's that simple | Katharine Murphy

As recently as 2017 the Coalition was in favour of it. Now it’s losing its mind over Labor’s climate policy. It’s the climate policy debate, so veering into Numptyville is par for the course, but I confess we are there earlier than even I expected. »
18 April 2019, 10:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

'Malicious': Shorten and business groups defy Coalition's assault on climate policy

High-quality international offsets should be part of any credible policy, industry says. Business groups are defying the Morrison government’s political assault on the use of international permits, arguing a credible climate policy should include access to high-quality international offsets, because they are a key mechanism to help Australia meet its Paris target. »
18 April 2019, 10:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Mark Carney’s warning on climate change is timely, but it’s only a start | Larry Elliott

The Bank of England governor spoke the language that the City would understand, but governments also need to embrace new ideas to help shift the dial Mark Carney got right to the heart of the matter in his message to the City about the risks of climate change: take global warming seriously or you will lose money. »
18 April 2019, 07:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

EU set to cut carbon dioxide emission levels for new trucks by 30%

European parliament expected to pass laws forcing industry to cut CO2 pollution by 2035. European lorry makers face having to cut the carbon dioxide emissions for new trucks by almost a third by 2035, while a UK government body has called for a total ban on new petrol and diesel heavy goods vehicles by 2040. »
17 April 2019, 22:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The financial sector must be at the heart of tackling climate change

A new report from the Network for Greening the Financial System shows the industry is key to achieving a low-carbon economy. The catastrophic effects of climate change are already visible around the world. From blistering heatwaves in North America to typhoons in south-east Asia and droughts in Africa and Australia, no country or community is immune. »
17 April 2019, 09:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Mark Carney tells global banks they cannot ignore climate change dangers

Financial sector warned it risks losses from extreme weather and its stakes in polluting firms. The global financial system faces an existential threat from climate change and must take urgent steps to reform, the governors of the Bank of England and France’s central bank have warned, writing in the Guardian. »
17 April 2019, 09:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Republican breaking rank with his party on climate change

Garret Graves has seen the damage at home in Louisiana – but don’t expect him to embrace the Green New Deal As the top Republican on a congressional climate change committee, Louisiana’s Garret Graves is a surprising pick. Other Republicans on the Democrat-initiated panel have publicly doubted climate change science. »
16 April 2019, 08:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

US natural history museum gala to honor Brazil's far-right president sparks outrage

Institution is ‘deeply concerned’ after being attacked for hosting event to honor Jair Bolsonaro who has rolled back environmental protections. »
12 April 2019, 21:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

‘We can talk about this’ – millennial Republicans take a methodical approach to climate change

Young Trump supporters are breaking with his environmental views and bringing scientific reality to their party. Donald Trump’s indifference, punctuated by bursts of mocking disdain, towards climate change has been indulged and even cheered by his supporters. »
12 April 2019, 09:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Fresh wave of youth climate action protests expected across Britain

Dozens of demonstrations due on Friday as report shows UK set to miss emissions targets. A fresh wave of youth strikes for climate action will hit towns and cities across the UK on Friday, as a government report revealed that the nation is set to miss its emissions targets. »
12 April 2019, 09:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Adaptation is the poor cousin of climate change policy | Rob Law

Local governments are feeling the impacts of climate change. What are the major parties doing to help? Announcing new climate change policies is something Australian politicians have learned to fear the most. Over the past decade, climate change politics has knocked off four prime ministers, and split political parties and allegiances apart at their core. »
10 April 2019, 06:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Former fire chiefs warn Australia unprepared for escalating climate threat

Major parties must recognise ‘national firefighting assets’ are needed to fight worsening natural disasters, say fire experts. More than 20 former fire and emergency chiefs from multiple states and territories say Australia is unprepared for worsening natural disasters from climate change and governments are putting lives at risk. »
9 April 2019, 21:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

UK parliament pension fund takes first step towards fossil fuel divestment

Exclusive: trustees reconsidering rules of investments to take account of climate change risk. Parliament’s pension fund trustees are to reconsider the rules of their investments to take account of the risk of climate change, in a first for MPs’ finances. »
9 April 2019, 14:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Two-thirds of glacier ice in the Alps 'will melt by 2100'

If emissions continue to rise at current rate, ice will have all but disappeared from Europe’s Alpine valleys by end of century. Two-thirds of the ice in the glaciers of the Alps is doomed to melt by the end of the century as climate change forces up temperatures, a study has found. »
9 April 2019, 14:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Weatherwatch: the new forests helping to clean our atmosphere

Carbon is being locked in young trees as a result of reforestation across the northern hemisphere. When measures designed to curb climate change have a beneficial effect and result in a greener planet, it is cheering. »
8 April 2019, 22:51 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The daily carbon count and further steps towards climate consciousness | Letters

Readers welcome the Guardian’s decision to publish the Mauna Loa global benchmark on atmospheric CO2 every day and suggest other measures to raise awareness At last, a newspaper prepared to publish CO2 emissions on a daily basis, though unfortunately on the weather page (Why our daily weather forecast now includes a carbon dioxide count, 5 April). »
8 April 2019, 19:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Arctic: a Double Polar Expedition - photo essay

When Yuri Kozyrev travelled east and Kadir van Lohuizen headed west across the Arctic Circle to meet in the Bering Strait, their aim was to explore what could happen to the planet as sea ice melts and eventually disappears altogether. They were awarded the Carmignac Photojournalism Award for their work. »
5 April 2019, 09:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

So many ways – big and small – to capture carbon | Letters

Readers and heads of environmental organisations respond to a call to rewild on a massive scale George Monbiot (The natural world can help save us from climate chaos, 3 April), Greta Thunberg and other signatories (Letters, 3 April) are right. Nature can provide effective options to help tackle climate change. Often there is no need for complicated, expensive and unproven technology. »
4 April 2019, 20:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change group scrapped by Trump reassembles to issue warning

Panel was disbanded after a Trump official voiced concerns that it did not have enough members ‘from industry’ A US government climate change advisory group scrapped by Donald Trump has reassembled independently to call for better adaptation to the floods, wildfires and other threats that increasingly loom over American communities. »
4 April 2019, 17:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Campaign to save oceans maps out global network of sanctuaries

Study creates blueprint to safeguard marine life and enable ocean recovery. Academics have mapped out a network of sanctuaries they say are required to save the world’s oceans, protect wildlife and fight climate breakdown. »
4 April 2019, 01:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email