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The Energy Revolution Is In Reverse

The world should be moving to a clean energy future, the IPCC says. The recent record of global greenhouse emissions show it’s heading in entirely the wrong direction.

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 READ MORE



Climate Costs ‘May Prove Much Higher’

A re-examination of the true social costs of greenhouse gas emissions suggests they may have been seriously under-estimated, researchers say.

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 READ MORE



Enough Uranium, but Nuclear Power Is Still Shrinking

The world is not short of uranium for its nuclear power stations, an Australian researcher argues. But more and more greenhouse gases are emitted in extracting the ore.

Posted on Apr 12, 2014 READ MORE



Wooden Skyscrapers Help Cool Climate

Chop down trees to build skyscrapers? It sounds odd, but it’s already helping to slow climate change emissions—and to protect the forests themselves.

Posted on Apr 5, 2014 READ MORE



Warmer Winters Will Limit Olympic Snow

By the 2080s, two-thirds of the cities that have hosted the Winter Olympics since 1924 are likely to be too warm to be able to do so again.

Posted on Mar 23, 2014 READ MORE



Duckweed Raises Hopes for Biofuel

Scientists believe they have identified a vigorous new source of biofuel—a tiny plant that lives almost everywhere and grows with extraordinary speed.

Posted on Feb 22, 2014 READ MORE



Geo-Engineering ‘Could Mean More Heat’

Using technology to reflect sunlight away from the Earth to reduce global warming could be disastrous, scientists say, because the aftermath could be even more severe heat.

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 READ MORE



Carbon Output ‘Will Climb 29 Percent by 2035’

The world’s emissions of carbon dioxide are likely to be nearly a third higher in 20 years than they are today, a major energy producer predicts.

Posted on Feb 8, 2014 READ MORE



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2013 ‘Will Mark Continued Rise of CO2’

The 24 years since the world agreed to limit greenhouse gases are expected to have seen a rise of almost two-thirds in emissions of the main gas, carbon dioxide.

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 READ MORE



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Deep Ocean Offers Hints of Warming

Thousands of meters below the surface of the Pacific, scientists think they have picked up signs of climate change on the deep ocean floor.

Posted on Nov 29, 2013 READ MORE



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Warming ‘Will Be Hard to Reverse’

There may be less time to halt greenhouse gas emissions than we suppose, researchers who simulated the impacts of climate change far into the future say.

Posted on Nov 25, 2013 READ MORE



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Deep Oceans May Be Storing Heat

New research supports the theory that the deep ocean may be storing much of the heat climate scientists had expected to find in the atmosphere.

Posted on Nov 24, 2013 READ MORE



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How to Reverse a Slow-Motion Apocalypse

Corporations and governments promote the burning of fossil fuels, which means the dumping of its waste product, carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere where, in record amounts, it heats the planet. This is not an oversight; it is a business model.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Historic CO2 Emissions Require Cuts Now

The amount of carbon dioxide that has already built up in the atmosphere is helping to accelerate the pace at which the Earth is warming, two scientists say.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 READ MORE



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The Climate Gap Is Getting Wider

The promises made by governments to cut greenhouse gases are slipping steadily behind the scale of reductions the world needs in the next seven years, a U.N. report says.

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 READ MORE



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Where on Earth Will the Waste Go?

The swelling tide of rubbish flowing from the world’s cities shows no sign of abating—and at least one disposal method means more greenhouse gas emissions.

Posted on Nov 3, 2013 READ MORE



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Carbon Cutoff Point ‘Is 27 Years Away’

It is technically possible to end greenhouse gas emissions within 40 years, a report says. But sooner than that the world is likely to have emitted as much carbon as scientists believe it can safely afford.

Posted on Oct 27, 2013 READ MORE



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U.S. Nuclear Closures Could Raise Emissions

American nuclear power is fighting to survive because the price of natural gas has plunged. But without enough renewable replacements, closures could lead to a big rise in emissions rates.

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 READ MORE



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The Carbon Budget Doesn’t Add Up

Human activities have already emitted at least half of all the greenhouse gases the planet can tolerate, giving us probably only a few decades to change course, the IPCC says.

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 READ MORE



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Warming Will Worsen Water Scarcity

More than a billion people around the world live in conditions of extreme water shortage, and millions more will face the same fate if greenhouse gas emissions continue to mount.

Posted on Sep 15, 2013 READ MORE



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Cooler Pacific ‘Is Slowing Warming’

Climatologists are puzzled that greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, while the atmosphere is warming more slowly than they expected. Now two scientists in the U.S. think they know why.

Posted on Aug 31, 2013 READ MORE



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Climate Warming Slows: No Surprise Yet

British scientists have confirmed that global warming has slowed down earlier than they thought it would, but say it is within the limits of uncertainty they had expected.

Posted on Jul 26, 2013 READ MORE



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2°C Climate Target ‘Is Half What’s Needed’

Swiss scientists say attempts to stop the rise in global average temperature exceeding 2°C over preindustrial levels are far too timid.

Posted on Jul 5, 2013 READ MORE



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Terracide and the Terrarists: Destroying the Planet for Record Profits

We have a word for the conscious slaughter of a racial or ethnic group, and one for the conscious destruction of aspects of the environment. But we don’t have one for the conscious act of destroying the planet we live on. “Terracide,” from the Latin word for earth, has the right ring, given its similarity to the commonplace danger word of our era: terrorist.

Posted on May 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Flight Paths Are Set to Get Bumpier

As growing carbon dioxide emissions continue to warm the climate, more aircraft are likely to encounter turbulence in flight, meaning bumpier and perhaps longer journeys for passengers.

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Poorest Nations Say Yes to Emissions Cuts

The Group of Least Developed Countries, a key partner in the long-running United Nations climate talks, is willing to agree to the industrialized world’s core demand on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Posted on Mar 30, 2013 READ MORE



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China’s CO2 Emissions Higher Than They Seemed

A paper published this week in Nature Climate Change shows China’s carbon emissions could be 20 percent higher than previous estimates, a disparity that would cast doubts on current predictions of the pace of climate change.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 READ MORE



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EPA Sharpens Its Regulatory Teeth

Though it was politically vague and took no immediate action, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it will put some regulatory pressure on power plants and oil refineries to limit greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2012.

Posted on Dec 24, 2010 READ MORE



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Sen Dems Delay Climate Bill

Both hippies and people who enjoy clean air alike will be dismayed at the news from Senate Democrats that they will wait until September to pursue the broad climate change legislation that has been on the Democrats’ “to-do” list since the 2008 election.

Posted on Jul 23, 2010 READ MORE


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China Sets Its Greenhouse Gas Target

A day after the Obama administration issued a provisional target for greenhouse gases, China—the world’s largest emitter of gases—has jumped on the bandwagon and announced it too has set a target to slow its gas emissions by 2020.

Posted on Nov 27, 2009 READ MORE


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blogspot.com

China Eludes Greenhouse Limits

There’s movement toward a global agreement on climate change, with the U.S. rescinding its demand that China commit to greenhouse gas emissions at the level of those in already-developed countries.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009 READ MORE


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Global Warming? It’s What’s for Dinner

Rajendra Pachauri, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, suggested Monday that a decrease in individual meat consumption could provide the most immediate and feasible strategy for reducing the effects of global warming. In fact, only 13 percent of global greenhouse emissions come from transportation (planes, trains and automobiles), while a whopping 18 percent of the emissions come from the planet’s livestock industry.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008 READ MORE


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U.N. Leader: Climate Crisis as Dangerous as War

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon warned Thursday that the danger posed by war “is at least matched by the climate crisis,” and urged the U.S., which produces roughly 25 percent of all greenhouse emissions, to take a leading role in addressing global warming.

Posted on Mar 1, 2007 READ MORE


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pbs.org

Who Are You Calling a Gas Guzzler?

Although California has a reputation for smog-choked freeways and self-indulgent excess, the Golden State consumes less energy per capita than any other state in the union. What’s the secret? A combination of tough regulation and high prices.

Posted on Feb 16, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdiggers of the Week: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Richard Branson

Truthdig salutes the California governor and the Virgin empire founder for their leadership in the fight against global warming.

Posted on Sep 29, 2006 READ MORE


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From California Resources Agency

Schwarzenegger Signs Global Warming Bill

California today became the first state in the country to impose a mandatory cap on greenhouse gases. The new law commits the state to a 25% reduction by 2020.

Posted on Sep 27, 2006 READ MORE


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From www.jeffsweather.com

Global Warming Is Found to Be Past ‘Tipping Point’

An investigative report by The Independent (of London) concludes that a critical rise in world temperatures is now unavoidable. Comparing notes with leading scientists, the newspaper discovered that we’ve already apparently passed the point of no return. | story

Posted on Feb 11, 2006 READ MORE


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