News

News 2013

Key:

  • BL - border levelling.
  • CB - carbon budgets.
  • ETS - emissions trading systems.
  • IE - import emissions.
2014

April

20 First solar bread oven takes a bow (Climate News Network).

15 How to slow climate change? Target the 90 companies who pollute the most (The Independent). "... according to a 2012 KPMG report, the largest 3,000 companies by market capitalization cause some £1.29trillion of environmental damage per year.  All the climate action in the world won’t cost a fraction of this amount."

14 IPCC tries a gamble with shale gas (Climate News Network). Professor Howarth ... has written: “At the time scale of 20 years following emission, methane’s global warming potential is more than 100-fold greater than for carbon dioxide (Shindell et al. 2009).” Professor Jacobson described in Energy Policy in 2010 how he and a colleague had analysed “the feasibility of providing worldwide energy for all purposes (electric power, transportation, heating/cooling, etc.) from wind, water, and sunlight (WWS)”. He continued: “We suggest producing all new energy with WWS by 2030 and replacing the pre-existing energy by 2050. Barriers to the plan are primarily social and political, not technological or economic. The energy cost in a WWS world should be similar to that today.” See also Up to 1,000 times more methane released at gas wells than EPA estimates, study finds (Climate Progress, 2014-04-15).

13 IPCC climate report: a route map for civilisation's greatest journey (The Observer). See also IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable (The Observer, 2014-04-13).

12 UN urges huge increase in green energy to avert climate disaster (The Guardian).

10 We need an apartheid-style boycott to save the planet (The Guardian, Desmond Tutu). See also Desmond Tutu calls for anti-apartheid style boycott of fossil fuel industry (The Guardian, 2014-04-10).

3 ‘Forget the cost – tackle climate anyway’ (Climate News Network).

2 Globe UK launches globe natural capital initiative in the UK parliament (Globe International).

March

21 ExxonMobil acknowledges climate change to shareholders (RenewableEnergyWorld.com). But see ExxonMobil not very concerned that climate change regulations may affect business (RenewableEnergyWorld.com, 2014-04-02); Exxon Mobil's response to climate change is consummate arrogance (The Guardian, 2014-04-03).

16 Fears of faster rising global sea levels as 'stable' Greenland ice sheet starts to melt (The Independent).

11 Deal of the century: buyout the US coal industry for $50bn (The Guardian).

10 Richard Branson tells climate deniers to 'get out of the way' (The Guardian).

3 Tim Cook tells climate change sceptics to ditch Apple shares (The Guardian).

1 David Cameron must go green – and mean it (The Telegraph).

February

28 Global riot epidemic due to demise of cheap fossil fuels (The Guardian).

27 Global warming slowdown 'does not invalidate climate change' (The Guardian).

25 World begins 2014 with unusual number of extreme weather events (The Guardian).

18 UK storms a result of climate change, say nearly half of poll respondents (The Guardian).

17 Amory Lovins: energy visionary sees renewables revolution in full swing (The Guardian).

15 Ed Miliband: 'Britain is sleepwalking to a climate crisis' (The Guardian).

14 European Court finds UK in breach of EU law on access to environmental justice (RSPB).

14 The government has to act now on climate change (The Guardian).

14 UK floods making climate sceptics hot under the collar (The Guardian).

14 Climate change is here now and it could lead to global conflict (The Guardian, Nicholas Stern).

13 UK storms should be catalyst for climate change treaty, says Ed Davey (The Guardian).

10 Global warming 'pause' due to unusual trade winds in Pacific ocean, study finds (The Guardian).

9 Climate change: Weather of Olympian extremes (The Observer).

9 Met Office: Evidence 'suggests climate change link to storms' (BBC News).

9 Why global water shortages pose threat of terror and war (The Observer).

8 Severe floods 'threaten food security', say farmers and environmental groups (The Guardian).

7 Europe's 40% emissions cuts target has set the course for a low-carbon future (The Guardian, Connie Hedegaard). See also Analysis: Nuclear scores over renewables under EC proposals (Wind Power Monthly, 2014-02-10).

5 European parliament votes for stronger climate targets (The Guardian).

5 The internet can be a force for sustainability if powered by renewables (The Guardian).

3 Pro-green Tories challenge party's climate change sceptics (The Guardian).

January

24 Al Gore: 'extreme weather has made people wake up to climate change' (The Guardian).

20 European Greens consider challenge to UK tax breaks for shale gas drilling (The Guardian).

19 Unchecked global warming 'will double extreme El Niño weather events' (The Obsserver).

16 High-stakes climate poker (The Guardian).

15 Al Gore says use of geo-engineering to head off climate disaster is insane (The Guardian).

14 UN climate chief calls for tripling of clean energy investment (The Guardian).

10 David Cameron right to link floods and global warming, say climate scientists (The Guardian).

9 New research points to risk peak oil presents to business (The Guardian).

8 Geoengineering could bring severe drought to the tropics, research shows (The Guardian).

8 David Cameron 'very much suspects' climate change is behind recent storms (The Guardian).

5 The only sober way to run Britain's economy is to learn our limits (The Guardian, Andrew Simms).
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