16 There is a new form of climate denialism to look out for – so don't celebrate yet (The Guardian).
12 COP 21 Paris climate summit danger (climateparis.org). See also Price carbon — I will if you will (Nature, 2015-12-12); Why scientists say the Paris climate summit will fail (DW, 2015-11-27); Global Carbon Pricing: We Will If You Will (PDF).
COP21 pledges would prevent a 2°C path.* Ever!
It’s simple math based on the UN’s own numbers.
According to the UN report on Paris pledges, at best they will use up 723 out of a 1000 Gt CO2 budget required for a 66% chance to stay below 2°C. At 40 Gt a year, this runs out in 7 years. The red line stretches this to 14 years with a crash abatement program. MIT says that if the pledges work as expected (not perfectly), the red line would need to hit zero by 2040.
9 World's climate about to enter 'uncharted territory' as it passes 1C of warming (The Guardian).
26 Anti-coal protesters arrested after storming climate change sceptic's land (The Guardian).
14 Exxon's climate lie: 'No corporation has ever done anything this big or bad' (The Guardian).
30 Back climate change agenda, Charles tells judges: Prince makes first public bid to influence courts (Mail Online).
29 Bank of England's Carney warns of climate change risk (BBC News).
23 Starbucks, Nike and Walmart commit to sourcing 100% renewable electricity (The Guardian).
22 Institutions worth $2.6 trillion have now pulled investments out of fossil fuels (The Guardian).
11 Burning all fossil fuels will melt entire Antarctic ice-sheet, study shows (The Guardian).
8 Climate-smart cities could save the world $22tn, say economists (The Guardian).
3 US climate change initiative: President Barack Obama's legacy will be written in history (The Independent, Jeremy Leggett).
1 Protecting our planet (Jeremy Corbyn).
24 Buy Conservative! No other party washes greener (The Ecologist). See also Tory attacks on green policies signal dark times ahead for the environment
(The Guardian, 2015-07-24).
24 Investors could lose $4.2tn due to impact of climate change, report warns
21 Act on climate change now, top British institutions tell governments
16 Warming of oceans due to climate change is unstoppable, say US scientists
13 Climate change threat must be taken as seriously as nuclear war – UK minister
13 Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study
1 Illegal not to act: Could courts save world from climate change? (New Scientist).
24 Dutch government ordered to cut carbon emissions in landmark ruling
24 Climate change should be top foreign policy priority, G7 study says (The Guardian).
23 Climate change threatens 50 years of progress in global health, study says
16 UK and France 'may miss EU renewable energy target'
14 Former FSA chief warns of carbon bubble threat from climate change (The Guardian).
27 Extreme weather already on increase due to climate change, study finds (The Guardian).
8 Climate change must stay on political agenda, say protesters (The Guardian).
3 Bank of England warns of huge financial risk from fossil fuel investments (The Guardian).February
18 Fossil fuel industry protests over 'risky' assets warning from energy secretary (The Guardian).
17 BP says CO2 emissions unsustainable, warns on global warming (The Telegraph).
14 Cameron, Clegg and Miliband sign joint climate pledge (The Guardian).
13 Fossil-fuel limits emerge as target for deal on warming (Bloomberg Business).
7 Climate change marchers told to hire private security firm (The Guardian).
5 Richard Branson leads call to free global economy from carbon emissions (The Guardian).January
31 Beyond GDP: Greens spark debate on a better measure of progress (The Guardian).
16 2014 officially the hottest year on record (The Guardian).
15 Rate of environmental degradation puts life on Earth at risk, say scientists (The Guardian)
15 Axa warns that companies linked to fossil fuels risk their reputations (The Guardian).
14 Stark choice ahead on emissions trading (Association for the Conservation of Energy, Andrew Warren).
7 Much of world's fossil fuel reserve must stay buried to prevent climate change, study says (The Guardian). See also Why leaving fossil fuels in the ground is good for everyone (The Guardian, 2015-01-07).
3 Global campaign aims to inspire British cities to choose 100% clean energy (The Guardian).
3 Environmental regulations may not cost as much as governments and businesses fear (The Economist).