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China Presents Plan To Slash Heavy Metal Emissions

China Presents Plan To Slash Heavy Metal Emissions

Chinese authorities recently presented a…

The Environment / Global Warming

The Doha Climate Joke

Dec 10, 2012 at 17:14 | Charles Kennedy

There is only one thing you need to know about the proxy energy war and climate change: You will never know anything because all the reports that exist on energy…

Climate Change and the Fiscal Cliff Both Lead to the Same Outcome

Dec 04, 2012 at 16:18 | Tyler Hamilton

Sitting at a café in Washington, D.C., surrounded by local newspapers and watching a news channel on a wall-mounted television, you’d never know there was an international climate conference being…

Is There a "Real World" Solution to Climate Talks?

Dec 03, 2012 at 16:56 | Daniel J. Graeber

The top climate official for the United Nations said she was frustrated by how far behind major economic powers were in addressing the warnings from the scientific community. World leaders…

The Myth of Fossil Fuel Abundance Hurts the Fight against Climate Change

Nov 26, 2012 at 16:43 | Kurt Cobb

The great fear among those working to address climate change is that the seemingly vast resources of fossil fuels waiting to be burned will send the world hurtling toward certain…

Why Current Methods to Combat Climate Change Don’t Work

Nov 23, 2012 at 17:05 | Gail Tverberg

World leaders seem to have their minds made up regarding what will fix world CO2 emissions problems. Their list includes taxes on gasoline consumption, more general carbon taxes, cap and…

Contrary to Popular Belief Scientists are United on Climate Change

Nov 21, 2012 at 17:21 | Science Progress

Polls show that many members of the public believe that scientists substantially disagree about human-caused global warming. The gold standard of science is the peer-reviewed literature. If there is disagreement…

World Bank: Leaders are Running out of Time on Climate Change

Nov 20, 2012 at 17:39 | Daniel J. Graeber

A report released from the World Bank warns that the consequences of warmer temperature trends are expected to grow severe even if governments stand by current emissions targets. A late…

Homeless In New Jersey

Nov 19, 2012 at 11:45 | Dave Zgodzinski

Up here you get to a time in late November when you want winter to start. You know it’s coming. It’s dark and barren outside. The ground is frozen. Let…

How Climate Change Led to the Rise and Fall of Maya Civilization

Nov 13, 2012 at 17:26 | Futurity

A high-resolution climate record spanning 2,000 years shows how Maya political systems developed and fell apart in response to climate change, researchers report.The role of climate change in…

PwC Report States that Global Temperatures will Increase by 6°C by 2100

Nov 05, 2012 at 17:30 | Environmental Finance

Global warming of at least 6°C could be possible by the end of the century as decarbonisation is stagnating, according to PwC, confirming its fears that the 2°C degree target…

Battling Climate Change is Far Cheaper than Inaction

Oct 30, 2012 at 18:25 | SciDev SciDev

Tackling the global climate crisis could reap significant economic benefits for both developed and developing countries, according to a new report.The impacts of climate change and a…

Reassessing the Risks of Climate Change and Oil Depletion

Oct 08, 2012 at 17:25 | Kurt Cobb

Many people dismiss the risks associated with oil depletion and climate change--even many who accept the two issues as problems. They judge those risks to be small or at least…

Computer Model Identifies the Best Candidates for Greenhouse Gas Removal

Sep 06, 2012 at 17:26 | Futurity

A new computer model can identify the best molecular candidates for removing carbon dioxide, molecular nitrogen, and other greenhouse gases from power plant flues.The model is the first…

History Books can Explain the Recent Record Low of Arctic Sea Ice

Sep 03, 2012 at 17:37 | Charles Kennedy

Recent headlines have referred to the fact that the arctic ice has melted to a record low and many are using this as evidence to support the theory of global…

Tanzania could Benefit from Climate Change and Sell its Corn to the US

Aug 14, 2012 at 17:15 | Futurity

The economy of one of the world’s least-developed countries could actually benefit from climate change by increasing exports of corn to the US and other nations.

Why are we Still Doing so Little About Climate Change?

Aug 13, 2012 at 16:50 | Dave Cohen

Freelance journalist Beth Gardiner had an editorial called We're All Climate Change Idiots in the New York TimesSunday Review on July 21, 2012. There are valuable insights in it,…

A Renowned Climate Sceptic is Converted by his own Research

Aug 01, 2012 at 17:02 | Juan Cole

It is not proper to speak of “climate skeptics,” since all scientists (including we social scientists) are skeptical of all data and theories every day, all the time, and are…

Using Geoengineering to Control the Climate

Jul 31, 2012 at 17:17 | Dave Cohen

Let me say at the outset that geoengineering to control Earth's climate is not the wisest path which Homo sapiens ("Wise Man") could travel down. Because of the large scales…

Battling the Misinformation Surrounding the Effects of Oil Sands on the Climate

Jul 27, 2012 at 17:05 | Robert Rapier

Motivated Reasoning This week I was reading an article from the Associated Press called Some fracking critics use bad science. The gist of the article is that Gasland director…

10 Ways Climate Change is Already Negatively Affecting the World

Jul 24, 2012 at 18:00 | Climate Progress

The onslaught of extreme weather and record temperatures this year have had an impact on people globally, directly through drought and temperature, and more indirectly impacting food prices and public…

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