The World’s Worst Anti-Climate Policies and How To Fight Them

The World’s Worst Anti-Climate Policies and How To Fight Them

The climate science might be gloomy but at least governments seem to be doing something about it. But this is only half the story. Side by side with policy initiatives designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions have come new policies that have the opposite effect: increased emissions.

China's Mythical Coal Habit Is No Excuse For Climate Inaction

China's Mythical Coal Habit Is No Excuse For Climate Inaction

I’ve heard it many a time, and you probably have too. It’s supposedly the trump card to any argument on addressing climate change globally: “Yeah, but what’s the point? Isn’t China building a new coal plant every week?”

Here’s How To Sell The Climate Change Message

Here’s How To Sell The Climate Change Message

Each of the 125 leaders attending the New York climate summit this week has been given four minutes to speak to the world. They (or their aides) may well have dipped into the climate literature to add scientific ballast to their speeches.

The People’s Climate March: This Generation’s March On Washington?

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On August 28, 1963, 200,000 people swarmed into the nation’s capital for one of the most iconic moments in the civil rights movement: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. More often remembered today simply as the March on Washington, it was seen by many as a turning point for the civil rights movement, which helped spur passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Political Pressures Leave Politicians Unwilling To Take Steps To Cut Transport Emissions

Political Pressure Leave Politicians Unwilling To Take Steps To Cut Transport Emissions

Transportation continues to generate a large proportion of emissions worldwide, even as emissions from other areas of the economy fall. In the EU, transport accounts for around 30% of CO2 emissions, and is rising. It’s the transport sector that is set to derail the EU’s overall emission reduction objectives.

Bill McKibben Talks Global Climate Change

Bill Moyers Talks Climate Change With Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben, an activist who has dedicated his life to saving the planet from environmental collapse, talks about his hopes that Americans will collectively pressure Obama to stand up to big oil. Also included a interview with McKibben and Democracy Now.

Mind The Climate Gap – It’s Got Wider

Mind The Climate Gap – It’s Got Wider

The shortfall between what governments say they will do to cut greenhouse gases and what actually needs to be done by 2020 is growing steadily bigger, the UN says.

Dark Money Funds US Climate Deniers

Dark Money Funds Us Climate Deniers

 Most of the many millions of dollars channelled each year to US organisations which deny that climate change is an urgent problem come from sources which cannot be identified.

Maggie Fox - The Price of Carbon Pollution

Maggie Fox, Climate Reality Project, joins Thom Hartmann. Global warming is the greatest threat our planet has ever faced. So what are some concrete steps we can take now to stop runaway climate change before its too late?

Economic Bubble May Burst For The Fossil Fuel Giants

Economic Bubble May Burst For The Fossil Fuel Giants

The giant corporations powering the fossil fuel industry are warned that they face a damaging backlash if they try to resist the mounting pressures of climate change legislation and high-profile campaigning. The financial and economic muscle of the global fossil fuel industry’s corporate behemoths will not protect them from the costly effects of negative stigmatisation if they ignore climate change pressures, according to a new academic study.

If We Are To Avoid Catastrophe, Climate Reporters Must Explain Risks

If We Are To Avoid Catastrophe, Climate Reporters Must Explain Risks

Reporting climate change as a disaster story, or as something intrinsically uncertain, may be less helpful than describing it in terms of the risks it entails, according to a UK study. Doubtful about climate change? Confused by it? Or scared out of your wits? Then perhaps what you’re being told about it is not helping you to get the full story.

New Poll Pinpoints Public’s Climate Change Fears

New Poll Pinpoints Public’s Climate Change Fears

A worldwide survey commissioned by the multinational insurance group Swiss Re to assess public attitudes towards risk has shown that climate change is ranked high on the list of people’s concerns. – with 84% of people polled saying they expect more natural disasters in future

Documents Expose New ALEC Schemes To Kill Clean Energy

Documents Expose New ALEC Schemes To Kill Clean Energy

The People's World has obtained internal documents produced by the right wing American Legislative Exchange Council outlining a new ALEC plan to kill clean energy programs across the nation. The operation involves the top U.S. energy companies and hundreds of state lawmakers from one end of the country to the other.

We’re In The Danger Zone Says Hansen

We’re In The Danger Zone Says Hansen

The first scientist to warn the US Congress of the threat of climate change retired earlier this year. But that has not stopped him continuing to try to alert the world to the dangers he sees ahead.

Climate Leaves Corporate Australia Snoozing

Climate Leaves Corporate Australia Snoozing

Though Australia is considered one of the countries most vulnerable to the vagaries of a changing climate, very few in the Australian corporate sector pay much attention to the issue says a report focusing on business attitudes in the country.

China Moving To Lead On Climate Change

China Moving To Lead On Climate Change

The world’s two greatest emitters of greenhouse gases, China and the US, earn high praise for their efforts to tackle climate change from an Australian report. But it says much more radical global action is urgently needed.

Finding The Sweet Spot Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea

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It appears that energy and thus climate policy is turning into throwing dung at the wall and seeing what sticks. Big bets are being made on technology to save civilization. Technology certainly has its place but perhaps we need to explore what policies cause us to need this breakneck pace of technical advancement for physical and economic survival.

Why Aren’t Democrats Doing More for Climate Change?

Why Aren’t Democrats Doing More for Climate Change?

John Hocevar, director of Greenpeace’s oceans campaign, discusses how climate change threatens the existence of the world’s penguins. One species, the Adelie penguin, is down 90 percent thanks to melting ice decimating the availability of krill, penguins’ main food supply.

The Climate Wars

Global Warming Map

In the BBC's three-part series, geologist Dr Iain Stewart takes us on a journey through the history of climate change, the rise of the skeptics, and the future challenges of climate scientists. While this documentary first aired in 2008 it is an excellent primer on the climate change controversy and the importance of moving out of controversy and into action.

Climate Change: The Gap Between Rhetoric And Action

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With hurricane Sandy as the opening act, President Obama, in his second inaugural speech, has elevated climate change discussion once again. Given the gridlock in Congress, just what can the administration actually accomplish without their participation?

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