Browsing the "Climate Change" Category

UK’s Progress Towards Climate Change Goals Is Stalling, Advisors Say

June 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The UK's progress towards achieving its climate change goals has been stalling, according to a new report from the UK's Committee on Climate Change advisers. The report argues that new policy initiatives and strategies are needed if the UK is to meet its ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals


Our Children’s Trust Climate Lawsuit Scheduled For Trial On February 5

June 30th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Despite a furious defensive effort by some of the most powerful and wealthiest corporations on the face of the earth represented by a phalanx of $1,000 an hour lawyers from the nation's top law firms, the climate lawsuit filed by Our Children's Trust on behalf of 21 young plaintiffs ranging in age from 9 to 20 is headed to court. This week, U.S. District Court Justice Ann Aiken set the trial date for February 5, 2018, in her courtroom in Eugene, Oregon


Siberia Is On Fire

June 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre

In keeping with the theme established by the events of recent years, Siberia has once again caught fire. As it stands, this summer's wildfires in Siberia have already burned through around 133,000 acres — mostly in southern Siberia, near Lake Baikal


Reports Suggest Angela Merkel Warming Up For Climate Confrontation With Donald Trump

June 30th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arguably one of the currently most influential leaders in the world, and most certainly one of the more respected, has issued a shot across the bow of Donald Trump's nascent US leadership in advance of next week's G20 summit next week, raising the specter of a public and contentious clash over the protectionist and isolationist policies of the United States, in particular its stance on climate change. 


Canada Is Now 1.7 Degrees Warmer Than In 1948

June 26th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

Average global temperatures keep rising. While 2016 is the warmest year on record, the previous record was set in 2015 and, before that, 2014. A new joint report from Health Canada and the Science Media Centre of Canada (SMCC) puts this into perspective


Investing In The Future

June 24th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Investing is sort of always kind of supposed to be about the future, right? The challenge that has faced many an investor is that the future can be hard to predict. As it turns out, that leads much of the investment community to look at the past and extrapolate forward


Climate Adaptation Is King In The New Anti-Normal

June 23rd, 2017 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Many governments and companies have spent months, and in some cases years, taking serious steps to become resilient in the face of these climate impacts, which threaten to overwhelm any and all mitigation efforts and produce a fairly rapid collapse of the world economy



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