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European Green Deal to press ahead despite Polish targets opt-out Poland opts out of 2050 net-zero emissions after hours of wrangling over timetables and money.

Elizabeth Warren Wants to Be the Oceans President Warren has a plan for fixing what ails coastal communities, the commercial fishing industry, and even offshore power generation.

5 Ways to Prevent climate Change and Conserve Energy "Energy conservation is not a choice but a pressing need if climate change is to be averted. It has leapt from the essays and seminar papers into the real lives of real people and is here to stay by the looks of it. Harmful carbon emissions like carbon dioxide, methane nitrous oxide etc are swiftly and surely killing the planet.

Gender Inclusion in Climate Change Adaptability The divide between men and women can be seen and experienced in almost everything. Socialization has a crucial role in creating and deepening these discrepancies across genders. Women have mostly been disadvantaged due to systemic oppression and societal barriers that they face in everyday life.

Why the proposed Frontier oilsands mine is a political hot potato He sees its approval as a vote from Ottawa for - or against - Alberta oil. "If this project does not proceed, it would be a clear indication that there is no way forward for this country's largest natural resource," Kenney said this week in a speech in Ottawa.

Agriculture needs changes to help save climate and farmers, says national agriculture group Farming needs to change to help save the climate and farmers themselves, says a national agriculture group. A report released Wednesday by the National Farmers Union concludes that some elements of old-fashioned mixed farming combined with the latest technology can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and keep more farm families on the land.

Derailed Sask. CP train leaked more than 6 times the amount of oil than 2016 Husky pipeline spill The Canadian Pacific Railway train that derailed in rural Saskatchewan earlier this week leaked more than six times the amount of oil spilled during the 2016 Husky Energy pipeline disaster in the same province.

Carbon markets will not help stop climate change Comment: Trading carbon is widely said to make emissions cuts cheaper. But for whom? And why is it dominating climate diplomacy in Madrid? By Dennis Clare. Read more on: Carbon markets - Climate Finance - Climate Politics - Comment - Comment - COP25 - Paris Agreement Carbon markets.

Forest officials say leftover piles of wood could pose danger in spring "If we left them all winter, we would have fuel loaded on the ground," Boe said as he eyed dozens of similar formations - full of ponderosa pine, spruce, needles and other wood debris - dotting the wintry hills nearby.

TRANSLATING TRUMP, and Greta What he said: "So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!" What he meant: Why in the world would Time magazine make this punk-ass kid their Person of the Year?

Santa Fe moves forward with plans for $20M pipeline The governing body approved the proposed project, which will cost an estimated $20 million - or more, depending on infrastructure needs - on a 6-2 vote. The pipeline is part of a resolution calling for 40-year and 80-year water plans.

'There is no excuse': Parents and students demand climate action "While we are here feeling frustrated and powerless, and quite frankly scared, we are seeing no leadership from the state or federal governments on this issue. Their silence is deafening," she said.

Author of report ranking Australia worst on climate policy hits back at PM's claim it's not 'credible' Germanwatch says assessment that ranked Australia last or near last was based on scientific criteria and data.

Zero-Emission Electric Buses Join Wichita Fleet Electric buses will soon be on Wichita's streets. The city rolled out its first four zero-emissions buses Thursday, making Wichita the first city in Kansas to incorporate the more environmentally friendly model as part of its regular fleet. The buses will start serving routes early next year.

World's First All-Electric Fire Engine Unveiled By Menlo Park Fire District MENLO PARK - The Menlo Park Fire Protection District fire chief showed off the world's first all-electric fire engine Wednesday evening and announced plans to add one to the department's fleet by the end of 2021. "Electric vehicles are not new, it's only new to the fire service," said Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman.

Climate change raises the geopolitical temperature Great Power rivalry and unwieldy institutions exacerbate conflict over resources.

God and Climate I had a thought today whilst doing the dishes. Someone once said to me that a wise man believes in God, because if you are wrong, nothing has been lost. But, if you are right, the doors of heaven shall be open to you. And I guess the same applies to Climate Change.

Carbon captureCentral bankers debate tackling climate change This article appeared in the Finance and economics section of the print edition under the headline "Central bankers debate tackling climate change"

Meet Indonesia’s mangrove, the tree that stores carbon But it's only now - in the age of climate change - that we're beginning to understand how mangroves are truly extraordinary: their ability to store carbon, under the right conditions, is unmatched by any other tree on Earth.

Poll Finds Most People Would Rather Be Annihilated By Giant Tidal Wave Than Continue To Be Lectured By Climate Change Activists, from The Babylon Bee U.S.-A new study found that most people would rather be annihilated by a giant tidal wave caused by climate change than continue to be lectured by climate change activists.

Maia Hoeberechts: Northern communities lead the way in understanding climate change impacts First and foremost, as Sheila Watt-Cloutier so elegantly argues, the Inuit right to be cold - that is, to maintain a culture and way of life intertwined with the ice and snow - is a fundamental right. This drives a moral imperative for all of us to care about these changes and the people they are directly impacting.

Australia's bushfires have emitted 250m tonnes of CO2, almost half of country's annual emissions Exclusive: forest regrowth can reabsorb emissions from fires but scientists fear natural carbon ‘sinks’ have been compromised.

EU sets 'climate neutral' target for 2050, but Poland stands alone 'Common goal' agreed, but Poland refused to commit to 'implement' the target. EU also seeking to update its 2030 target next year. By Karl Mathiesen. Read more on: Climate Politics - EU - World Climate Politics.

Europe's Green Deal on climate change failed its first test The European Council disappointed environmentalists by failing to come to an agreement on setting a 2050 deadline of reaching net-zero carbon emissions. The decision comes a day after the European Commission introduced a Green Deal on climate change for the European Union.

Resist Resist Ordinary people are coming awake. They see that they are caught in a climate change catastrophe due to flood or drought so that nothing grows or are baked by the sun or sickened by disease carrying insects or… the negative possibilities are endless.

Climate change: Stalemate at UN talks as splits re-appear UN climate talks in Madrid enter their final scheduled day with divisions emerging between major emitting countries and small island states. Negotiators are attempting to agree a deal in the Spanish capital that would see countries commit to make new climate pledges by the end of 2020.

Opinion - The New NAFTA Is Better Than No NAFTA at All Congress should pass the revised North American Free Trade Agreement, despite its considerable shortcomings.

Its too late to stop climate change It is now probably too late to stop climate change. It was not too late to stop it 10 years ago. We could have succeeded if there had not been massive political resistance to stopping it. Somewhere between then and now, we probably have passed a tipping point or two.

I am a volunteer firefighter. Yes, we 'want to be here', Scott Morrison – but there are limits - Geoff Goldrick Most firefighting is just bloody hard work. We need a new support system.

Walz takes charge on climate change Tim Walz recently took a different - and needed - form of action: an executive order that will continue pushing this state toward emission reduction goals set more than a decade ago under a Republican governor. While making some progress, Minnesota has been falling behind on goals established by Republican Gov.

Opinion - The Party That Ruined the Planet Republican climate denial is even scarier than Trumpism.

Much-loved species declared extinct! Long before we were all haunted by those sad images of polar bears starving to death on melting ice floes, The Bug alerted the world to the pending demise, through the scourge of climate change, of one of Australia's most loved animals - the door snake.

His Novels of Planetary Devastation Will Make You Want to Survive Jeff VanderMeer, the author of “Annihilation, ” brings us fresh horrors with each new book. So why does he remain an optimist?

Support Rooftop Solar By Participating in this Study And rooftop solar is no exception. Also known as "distributed solar", this is the on-site solar energy that powers businesses and homes with panels installed on rooftops or mounted on the ground. Regardless of the location or size of array, distributed solar is an important step towards a clean energy grid.

The Amazon is a matter of life and death for all of us. We must fight for it Those who care about the planet’s survival must do more than express messages of support - it’s the world’s new ‘great cause’, says Jonathan Watts.

Island states, threatened by disasters, demand urgent action at U.N. climate talks MADRID - Island nations at risk of being erased from the map by rising seas accused rich countries of losing sight of the urgency of the climate crisis on Thursday as a marathon U.N. summit in Madrid entered its final stretch.

Bad news for N.J. 'Dramatic' sea level rise expected, plus more flooding and stronger storms New Jersey is projected to experience "dramatic" sea level rise through the rest of this century, bringing worsening storm surges and more regular flooding to the Garden State, according to a new report released by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on Thursday.

Bushfires: why Scott Morrison avoids talking about climate change Only a few weeks into summer, a bushfire emergency has engulfed much of eastern Australia. But the prime minister has continued to downplay the links between worsening fire seasons and the climate crisis. Katharine Murphy explains to Laura Murphy-Oates why Morrison’s strategy is flawed.

These Cities Want to Ban Natural Gas. But Would It Be Legal? Cambridge, Massachusetts, got a surprise warning as it considered a natural gas ban to reduce its climate impact, but that might not stop the city or its neighbors.

Renewables 'hit a wall' in saturated Upper Midwest grid The Clean Grid Alliance - which includes renewable developers, environmental groups, turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Google LLC - says transmission congestion threatens to dramatically slow renewable energy development. And that could have a ripple effect that goes far beyond keeping the lights on.

Congressional Democrats’ last, long-shot attempt at climate progress this year They’re trying to get clean energy tax credits in a must-pass spending bill.

Young Republicans Want to Fight Climate Change 30 Years Too Late Though some observers took this spate of bills as a positive sign the GOP was willing to at least discuss climate, the party remains nearly entirely united against even the mildest form of legislation, as you'd expect given that House Republicans passed a resolution calling a carbon tax "detrimental to the United States economy" in 2018.

Scientists feared unstoppable emissions from melting permafrost. They may have already started. Now those fears are beginning to come true: "The accelerating feedback from changing permafrost ecosystems to climate change may already be underway," the report states, ominously. But that's not all that's lurking in the permafrost. Permafrost is a layer of frozen soil that covers 25 percent of the Northern Hemisphere.

Will devastating bushfires and division among Liberals force Scott Morrison to rethink climate policy? But the Government has invited anger in terms of the broad debate by being so inactive and partisan about climate change over the years.

Failure to tackle climate crisis will lead to economic disaster, UN chief warns "I think Glasgow is already more of a target in many people's minds here, and that handicaps the process slightly," Kerry said, referring to the venue of next year's UN climate summit.

Failure to reach climate change deal could mean 'economic disaster' United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres has again intervened with global leaders meeting in Madrid in an effort to forge a meaningful outcome to two weeks of talks on climate change, warning that failure would mean "economic disaster".

UN chief warns against 'survival of the richest' on climate MADRID - Failure to tackle global warming could result in economic disaster, the United Nations Secretary-General warned Thursday in Madrid, as negotiators at the U.N. climate talks remained deadlocked over key issues. António Guterres said unrestrained climate change would allow only the "survival of the richest," while former U.S.

What world leaders are saying about COP 25 We are out of time." She used her platform to take a stand, speaking about the impacts of the climate crisis that can already be seen and felt. Let's hope her speech inspired some leaders to act! We were so excited to see our founder and chairman, former US Vice President Al Gore, meet with the president of Spain, Pedro Sánchez.

With Climate Change, Evergreen Trees May Begin to Take Over America's Forests More carbon in the atmosphere might give evergreens a competitive edge over deciduous trees, or those that lose their leaves, according to new research in the journal Science Advances. As CO2 levels rise, evergreens - pines, spruces and their relatives - use water more efficiently.

Measuring the success of climate change adaptation and mitigation in terrestrial ecosystems Responding effectively to climate change requires urgent action to halt net greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to changes that cannot be prevented.

Activists protest at ‘sidelining of social justice’ at UN climate talks Campaigners frustrated at how women and indigenous people have struggled to have voices heard.

Climate crisis leaves us with real choices to make - Letters Letters: John Harwood outlines the dilemmas countries face, while Neil Sinclair says adults should be doing more than 16-year-olds to tackle the problem. Plus Steve Brace on studying geography and Alan Frost with an idea for cutting pollution.

Climate change is nothing new The news is full of headlines about climate change and the disasters such changes will bring to life on Earth. This sometimes leaves people with the impression that climate change is something new and human-caused. Certainly, the current round of climate change appears to be largely brought about by human interaction.

The problem with our SUV love affair I have a friend who has been driving a sport-utility vehicle for the past 15 years. When he had to replace the one he'd been driving for 12 years, he didn't have a second thought about getting the new version of the same model. He told me that until a hybrid or electric vehicle in that model comes out, he's sticking with what he has.

How to talk about climate change like Greta Thunberg Each time Thunberg speaks, these issues are center-stage. She is not distracted by rhetoric, straw-man arguments, personal abuse, or by condescension or appeals to economic theory. For example in a TED talk in March, Thunberg responds with uncommon clarity to those who seek to put the burden of action back on her:.

World must reach 'peak meat' by 2030 to meet climate change targets, scientists warn The world needs to reach "peak meat" within 10 years to fight climate change, scientists have warned in a letter calling on governments to halt the growth of the livestock industry.

Politicians not markets slow new energy dawn It is politicians, not economists, who stand in the way of wider adoption of cheap renewable energies across the world. LONDON, 12 December, 2019 − Often blamed for society's problems, politicians have now been brought to book for the slow take-up of renewable forms of energy.

'Embrace the transformation' to a carbon-neutral world by 2050, UN chief tells COP25 With millions of workers increasingly effected by the climate crisis the route to securing livelihoods in the future lies in a wholesale transformation of how we power the planet and manage our resources, the UN chief said on Thursday, at a COP25 climate action event focused on greener jobs.

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Ukranian Interference in the US Election Isn't a Hoax; Here's How You Know Why Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire. Democrats are working overtime to Gaslight the fact that Ukraine interfered in the US election. Clearly, they are scared of something. Democrats during the Horowize testimony had a very odd focus on Gulliani and Durham, constantly asking Horowitz if he knew what they were up to.

Chapter 14: Working Life & Professions It can be done from home, from one of the public eating areas or from your workplace, which is usually in bikeable distance from your home. Traffic jams do not exist anymore, and commuting is short.

World's youngest PM brushes aside media furore at EU debut We have work to do’ says Finland’s Sanna Marin, 34, as she pledges climate focus.

BHP will not quit Minerals Council despite differing views on pricing emissions After reviewing its membership of associations, BHP will resist shareholder pressure and not leave any.

Yale Students Demand Change Written and Photos by Kristina Bergman. On Friday, December 6th, 2019 at 2 p.m., The Sunrise Movement organized a climate march and strike around New Haven to promote the Green New Deal and express its ideas on climate change. The Sunrise Movement is an organization that promotes the Green New Deal around the country.

Global climate summit. COP or Cop-out? You've been hearing there's a global climate summit happening in Madrid this week. If you're wondering what these international negotiations are and whether they have been making any progress, you've come to the right place.

The EU's virtue-signalling on climate change conceals a very inconvenient truth For all the dirigiste rhetoric of its leaders, the bloc's progress on emissions has been no faster than that of Trump's America.

Why we need to rethink geo-economics to beat climate change Both developed and developing nations have a role to play in finding, funding and furthering the solutions to the climate crisis.

Varadkar: Ireland to work with Sweden and Denmark on climate change An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says that Ireland has formed a climate action forum with Sweden and Denmark as part of European Commission president Ursula Von der Leyen's European Green Deal. Video: EU Council.

Trump Mocks Greta Thunberg on Twitter, and She Jabs Back The 16-year-old climate activist changed her Twitter biography to read, “a teenager working on her anger management problem, ” after the president tossed that accusation at her.

Martian aurora offers climate change clues, research reports A newly published study, presented on Dec. 12 at the American Geophysical Union meeting, reveals that a type of Martian aurora originally detected by NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is in fact the most common aurora on the Red Planet, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University researchers said.

Want to help combat climate change? Stop replacing your phone every two years Dr Lotfi Belkhir from McMaster University explains the extent to which smartphones and software are contributing to the climate crisis. When we think about climate change, the main sources of carbon emissions that come to mind for most of us are heavy industries such as petroleum, mining and transportation.

Greta Thunberg responds to Donald Trump's attack after her Time Person of the Year win Greta Thunberg, the teenager whose grassroots protest inspired a generation to act on climate change, has responded after being picked on by the president of the United States.

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Trump's team photoshops his face over Greta Thunberg's on Time Person of the Year cover Donald Trump‘s team have edited his face on to the body of teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg after she was named Time‘s Person of the Year.

These 3 supertrees can protect us from climate collapse We traveled to protected areas deep inside these countries to learn the superpowers of three tree species that play an unusually important part in staving off environmental disaster, not just locally, but globally.

Four of the most interesting sign projects about climate change They include electronic highway signs, a memorial plaque for a glacier, and more.

Politics of fear or complacency on climatic and ecological collapse? By John Grant, Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Construction and Climate Change at Sheffield Hallam University. Reproduced from People, Place and Policy, Volume 13, Issue 2 by kind permission of the editorial team. First published online on Friday 6th December 2019.

Flow Country projects ends on a high The Flow Country is one of our last wild places, stretching across Caithness and Sutherland in the far north of Scotland. And it’s a crucial spot in the battle against climate change – on the best…

Pennsylvania's Air Was A Little Fresher In 2018, State Data Shows A new state report indicates that Pennsylvanians are breathing cleaner air. However, one big exception includes residents living near U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke Works facility in Allegheny County.

Don't be 'greenwashed' – here's how you can shop to save the planet Buying reusable straws won't combat our climate crisis - but it might distract you from doing what could. I get it. I did the same thing for a "green" birthday party favour: "Oh, stainless steel straws, those are an environmentally friendly gift." But who needs a straw, really?

Chevron plans to leave Appalachia, following the footsteps of other giants As gas prices show no signs of rising, multinationals are leaving the region to greener pastures while smaller firms double down.

How 3 Pittsburgh architects are fighting climate change right now In the wake of the Global Climate Strike last September and the ever-increasing focus our world must put on battling climate change, NEXTpittsburgh spoke with three Pittsburgh architects about how they are using the power of sustainable design to make a difference for our city and the world.

Study: Natural Gas in the Region Has Brought Economic Benefits, But also Premature Deaths Rural areas see more of an economic boost, while metro Pittsburgh and other more densely populated counties bear the brunt of premature deaths from the industry's air pollution.

How California and Quebec are trying to Trump-proof their climate effort California's leaders often fancy themselves a sovereign nation-within-a-nation, and they've spent the last decade-plus passing increasingly ambitious policies to curb emissions - including a workaround in the face of federal inaction: subnational climate pacts reached with other governments.

The Stealth Plan to Erode Public Control of Public Lands And it is in danger of being quietly taken from you. We are former directors of the BLM, from Republican and Democratic administrations, and we are united in our concern about the future of our public lands - specifically, a below-the-radar effort by political appointees in the Department of the Interior to functionally dismantle the organization.

Ohio Valley Lawmaker Plans To Halt Senate Action Over Coal Miners' Benefits West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin pledged Wednesday to block all legislation until pensions and health benefits are secured for coal miners. Manchin said no legislation will pass the Senate until he is assured that coal miners' benefits will be in the spending bill used to fund the federal government.

The City So Full Nobody Can Breathe The issue may be a seasonal one, but the effects on the country's collective health will likely be felt year-round for generations to come.

Thought extinct for 30 years, the starry night toad is rediscovered An indigenous community in Colombia considers the white-spotted amphibian sacred. Recently, they allowed it to be reintroduced to the world.

Newly spotted lakes on Greenland ice sheet are speeding up its demise Satellite sleuthing reveals that Greenland summers now are warm enough to create 27 percent more lakes than 20 years ago, and at higher elevations.

EU leaders meet to try to agree on carbon neutrality by 2050 Greenpeace activists unfurl climate emergency banner on Brussels venue before event.

Letter: This will stall climate change and skyrocketing wildfire costs Subsidizing insurance for homeowners is not only a temporary Band-Aid on the problem, since the moratorium only lasts one year, it further suffocates the state in debts. Yifei HuangPalo Alto. Submit your letter to the editor via this formRead more Letters to the Editor.

I got a headache, like a pillow - 12th December 2019 I would like to do some exercise though but……I'm fucking sick. Anyway, in between working and coughing I'm also in the middle of planning a ten day or so South East Asia tour for Worlds Dirtiest Sport from France, which is basically Kevin from Trumans Water and his one man band.

Plant-based foods agree on labeling standards to help fight attacks from the meat industry The meat industry has been trying to get laws passed forbidding plant-based meat from using meat-like words in their packaging. Now the Plant Based Food Association is proposing its own set of standards on how to tell consumers that chicken isn’t really made from chicken.

Novels To Give Your Favorite Climate Change Skeptic This Holiday Season 'Tis the season for good food, lots of travel, and-if your family is anything like mine-difficult conversations with loved ones who still think climate change is a made-up liberal plot to, oh, I don't know, make riding buses more popular maybe? Your guess is as good as mine.

King Canute couldn't lower the tide, and denial can't stop climate change Climate denial isn't stopping coastal cities from being inundated by rising seas, a problem that will displace millions of people in the future.

A new generation of wildlife documentaries are confronting the climate emergency For the first time in the history of wildlife filmmaking, the conservation of wildlife can be presented as holding the promise of a happy ending, in ways that are relevant to a large segment of the world population.

'Make Agribusinesses Pay the Full Costs:' In Blue New Deal, Warren Targets Farm Pollution, Great Lakes Freshwater policies included in Warren's ocean plan. By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue. Elizabeth Warren, a leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, called for a Blue New Deal on Tuesday, unveiling her plan to protect the oceans, Great Lakes, and the rivers that flow into them from pollution and overdevelopment.

What it'll take to raise New Orleans-area levees: $3.2 billion, 50-year plan, Corps says The Army Corps of Engineers has recommended a $3.2 billion, 50-year plan to elevate both the hurricane-protection levee systems on either side of the Mississippi River and several miles of river levees to keep pace with sinking soils and rising sea level.

One Thing Your City Can Do: Reduce Food Waste A version of that was tried in the United States in 2015, when Seattle introduced an anti-waste program that, among other things, made it illegal to toss out food. A year later, a judge tossed out the measure's enforcement provision when she ruled that trash collectors snooping in garbage for edible morsels was unconstitutional.

E.U. Climate Plan Would Sweeten Deal for Coal Countries Known as the Green Deal, the plan would require many European Union member states to radically change how they operate their economies and find new livelihoods for millions of citizens, risking a continentwide backlash akin to the "Yellow Vest" protest movement that has riled France.

Natural Gas Boom Fizzles as a U.S. Glut Sinks Profits Chevron, the country's second-largest oil and gas giant after Exxon, said on Tuesday that it would write down $10 billion to $11 billion in assets, mostly shale gas holdings in Appalachia and a planned liquefied natural gas export facility in Canada.

The race to lay claim on the Bering Strait as Arctic ice retreats Melting sea ice is prompting fevered dreams of ever-easier access, and a renewed jockeying among Arctic nations for status, profit and ownership.

Want a Bigger Say on Corporate Behavior? Move Your Money Millions of people have a stake in corporate America through mutual funds. But you may be surprised by how those funds are voting on your behalf.

Exposing a Hidden Climate Threat: Methane ‘Super Emitters’ Vast amounts of methane are escaping from oil and gas sites nationwide, worsening global warming, even as the Trump administration weakens restrictions on offenders.

In 'Endangered Earth' exhibit, artists confront climate change On the endangered Earth we inhabit, the resources for our survival include scientific research, political commitment, education of the public — and the artistic imagining of our plight. Data alone c…

Cop25 Bulletin: 'New or updated' Sign up to receive this bulletin in your inbox each morning of these critical talks - plus you'll get Climate Weekly… every week of the year. By Chloé Farand and Karl Mathiesen. Read more on: COP25 COP25. Wednesday was branded the day of ambition. But no major economies were willing to commit to changing their Paris pledge.

Understanding the Relationship Between Agriculture and Climate Change - EuroScientist It's no wonder that farming contributes 10% to European greenhouse gas emissions, especially when current techniques are anything but eco-conscious. The world needs food to survive, so there's no stopping industrial agriculture - but it doesn't have to destabilise the environment, either.

Something To Tell The Wind Energy Enthusiasts Next time someone talks about wind energy as a means to save the planet tell them about the following: Time Magazine's 'Hero of the Environment' Michael Shellenberger exposed wind/solar power claims in 2019, explaining that "renewables can't save the planet." "I came to understand the environmental implications of the physics of energy.

Largest countries silent as world seeks action on climate Push to gain new commitments from large polluters largely fails as hopes for climate ambition at Cop25 narrow to a single line of text. By Chloé Farand. Read more on: UN climate talks UN climate talks.

Maniac talkies Understanding of the true impact of relentless green covers annihilation, the ravaging of planet's seas, or poisoning of the environment seems far from the critical urgency it requires. The developed lands are smug in their own islands of bigotry, trying to place the blame elsewhere.

Reach ‘peak meat’ by 2030 to tackle climate crisis, say scientists Reducing meat and dairy consumption will cut methane and allow forests to thrive.

Climate, from Catastrophe to Cataclysm Climate, from Catastrophe to Cataclysm. Please watch the 23 minute video, linked below, to completion. It shows an interview of Doctor Peter Carter. This interview was conducted at COP25 currently underway in Madrid, Spain, on 10 December 2019.

Scott Morrison says he has acknowledged the impact of climate change on bushfires ‘all year’ – video Morrison says he has acknowledged ‘all year’ the impact of climate change on Australia’s bushfire season.

Renewable developers raise eyebrows over GMP green energy trading app Critics say Green Mountain Power’s ‘peer to peer’ trading program could hamper the development of new renewable projects.

Want to buy a sea-facing apartment in India? First talk climate change with your realtor In the American states of Florida and Maine, property values have already begun to plummet due to the damage caused by rising sea levels. Several parts of India, especially on its eastern coast, continue to be ravaged by cyclones and storms. The property and infrastructure in these areas have incurred severe damage.

Oceans Science Behind Our Climate Emergency: COP25 Madrid The Science Behind Our Climate Emergency in the Oceans: COP25 Madrid: Part 1 of 2 // Dec 11, 2019. Continuing on the climate emergency theme, myself, Doctor Peter Carter from the Climate Emergency Institute, and Regina Valdez discuss the oceans, and the scientific justification for an oceanic climate emergency.

Warren's Blue New Deal taps into the power of Earth's oceans Warren is already a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, which other Democratic candidates endorse as well, though the Blue New Deal is significant because it's the first of its kind to be solely marine-focused.

Threatened sharks and rays continue to decline in Australia despite being listed under environmental protection laws A number of sharks and rays in Australia are creeping towards extinction, a new report has found. None of the sharks and rays listed as endangered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act have shown any sign of recovery, and some have continued to decline, according to a new report.

Women Speaking And Leading Loudly On Climate Change - COP 25 & Greta They are also demanding that women's rights be properly addressed in those climate actions. At COP25's Gender Day, Women's climate activist groups collectively advocated for a feminist Green New Deal and the presentation of toolkits and technologies to address climate change that reflect consideration of gender-specific needs and women's rights.

Unions Join Companies to Oppose Richmond Coal Ban The opponents of coal encountered predictable opposition from managers and workers at the Levin terminal, who pleaded with the council not to enact a ban that they said would threaten good union jobs and cost the city tax revenue.

Volunteer firefighters in Australia warned not to crowdfund for equipment Exclusive: RFS deputy commissioner tells NSW brigade leaders of its concern over volunteers fundraising online for protective masks ‘without the appropriate authority.

Election 2019: John Crace on the lowlights and the gaffes The Guardian’s political sketch writer runs through the highs and lows of the 2019 campaign. And: Patrick Butler on the Guardian and Observer Christmas appeal.

Morrison responds to fears over bushfires but rejects censure of climate policy After weeks of criticism of his hands-off response, Australian PM says he accepts climate change link to extended bushfire season.

Conservation biologist and wildtech journalist Sue Palminteri, 1965-2019 Her persistence and intelligence enabled her to excel as an athlete, a conservation biologist, and a journalist, while her authenticity, upbeat nature, and companionship made her a good colleague, friend, and partner.

Develpoing Community Resilience in the Land of Resilient Communities His initial hopes of beginning talks in the hope of establishing a weekly farmers market in The Channon common came to an abrupt halt when the fires started. So he asked the question, "Can a party for the firies be more than just a party?" Talking with some of our local friends, there seemed a need for a fundraiser itself.

Revealed: Government officials say permits for mega-plantation in Papua were falsified Indonesian government officials have alleged that permits underpinning a multi-billion dollar plantation project in Papua province were falsified, leading to the criminal clear-cutting of a vast area of rainforest.

NBTB expands to include two weeks, two field trips and two intensives Newsroom turns 10 years old next summer. And that's a good opportunity to change up and add more to what NBTB does. Summer 2020 will see an expanded program with 14 days and 13 nights of student journalism. As before, that will include the usual mix of morning classes, afternoon production and a daylong field trip to San Francisco.

Scientists studying whether melting glaciers will affect Alberta's drinking water "The glaciers themselves, with increased melt, they actually are banks of contaminants that have accumulated for decades," Vinebrooke said. "We're trying to look at detecting what those levels of contaminants actually are.

The EU releases its Green Deal. Here are the key points Europe's bid to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 will aim for a just, rapid shift away from high polluting industries and technologies. By Frédéric Simon for Euractiv. Read more on: Climate Politics - EU - Green New Deal - World Climate Politics.

Intractable Problem The problem with climate change is that it is not such an easy fix. Fossil fuels now and for the foreseeable future are the basis of our economy and way of life. Even with overwhelming support and development of alternative energy sources, these alternatives collectively will never make more than a small percentage of the total need.

Teen activist Times Person of the Year Australian teenage climate change activist Scomo Turdberg has been named TIMEs' Person of the Year for 2019. The prestigious award was announced last night at a glittering launch party at the Cronulla RSL for the December edition of the Cronulla TIMEs magazine.

Climate change: Anger as protesters barred from UN talks Around 200 climate campaigners were ejected after staging a sit in, preventing access to one of the negotiating halls. Protesters said they were "pushed, bullied and touched without consent." In the wake of the disruption all other observers were then barred from the talks.

Velázquez and Goya get a makeover, courtesy of global warming Spain's Old Masters are being subjected to the effects of a modern phenomenon. Works by Diego Velázquez and Francisco Goya have been digitally manipulated to show the impact of climate change.

Climate Curious: How much does population growth contribute to climate change? Population growth - and whether and how we should address it - is a sticky subject. But there's no question that each additional person on the planet consumes additional resources and adds to the greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change.

The Climate Crisis Is Now So Bad That Even the Arctic Is Emitting Pollution Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage.

EU to offer billions to help poorer EU nations cut emissions To get everyone on board with her plan to combat global warming, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wants to put up 100 billion euros to help EU nations that still heavily rely on fossil fuels transition to lower emissions.

N.Y. loses 'round one,' but fight against Big Oil isn't over New York's top lawyer suffered a major defeat yesterday when a state court decided that prosecutors for Attorney General Letitia James did not present enough evidence that Exxon Mobil Corp. misled investors about the threat of climate change to the oil giant's operations.

Greta Thunberg's UN Climate Change Speech in Madrid, in Full The speech, in full, given by teenaged environmental activist Greta Thunberg at the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid on 11th December 2019:. "Hi. A year and a half ago I didn't speak to anyone unless I really had to, but then I found a reason to speak.

EU Unveils 'Green Deal' Plan to Get Europe Carbon Neutral by 2050 "Our goal is to reconcile the economy with our planet. The old growth model that is based on fossil fuels and pollution is out of date and out of touch with our planet. It will be a long and bumpy road.

Thunberg 'a bit surprised' to be Time Person of the Year MADRID - Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to be named Time's youngest Person of the Year, while adding that others in the global movement she helped inspire deserve to share the accolade.

Bullied and kicked’: Teens thrown out of UN Dozens of teenagers and indigenous rights activists have been thrown out of United Nations climate talks after staging a protest to demand nations commit to act now to avert catastrophic climate change.

Could Climate Change Lead to More Extreme Hailstorms in Dallas-Fort Worth? From tornadoes to blizzards, when extreme weather happens it's easy to wonder if climate change is to blame. Scientists often say it's difficult to say whether one specific storm was the result of climate change, but as researchers gather more data, it's also becoming easier to observe trends.

Key Largo residents push commissioners to expedite climate change study - Residents of the Stillwright community in Key Largo dressed in red as they addressed Monroe County commissioners Tuesday in a plea to protect not just their neighborhood, but also their livelihood. The small community has endured a tumultuous fall tide season, seeing more than 45 straight days of road flooding in October.

Click, Click, Emit-The Carbon Cost of Online Shopping Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Heidi & #GretaThunberg: No Shirley Temples Heidi, originally created by Johanna Spyri, is the most beloved character in Jane Eyre Gets Real. A bright, outgoing and optimistic child she really looks up to Greta Thunberg, Time magazine's Person of the Year. Heidi mourns the loss of Swiss glaciers, for which two separate "funerals" were held in 2019.

Siemens trashes climate credentials with Adani deal - Mirage News #auspol #qldpol #StopAdani #ExtinctionRebellion Siemens has trashed its claim to be a responsible corporate citizen that cares about stopping climate change. In response to Adani's announcement that it has signed a deal with Siemens to help build the rail line for the Carmichael coal mine, Australian Conservation Foundation Senior Campaigner, Christian Slattery, said:.

Bright Lights at OSU As another semester comes to a close at Oregon State University. Bryson Robertson has been working hard throughout the year participating in ways to create energy from wave motions. Robertson is looking into creating a new reusable energy to help fight against climate change, working with OSU and others along the Oregon Coast.

Scientists link decline of baltic cod to hypoxia - and climate change Those cod, at least, will tell you that hypoxia is making them smaller, scrawnier and less valuable.

Climate change: Major emitters accused of blocking progress at UN talks "This gap between what's happening on the outside and what's happening in the science, and this 'UN speak' that won't react and drive something is very frustrating." Negotiators have told the BBC that the obstinacy of some countries was limiting agreement on non-contentious questions.

COP25: Italy and Mexico pave the way on climate education Espinosa described the countries' commitment to equipping a new generation with the knowledge, awareness and skills to tackle climate change as a key contribution to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, which aims to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Australia climate change: Thousands rally in Sydney amid bushfires Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Sydney to demand urgent action on climate change amid an extreme bushfire season that has brought hazardous smoke to the city. It came a day after a thick haze caused chaos in the harbour city, setting off smoke alarms and marring visibility.

Brazilian Government dismissal of climate change has an impact in us all For example, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1981, which is considered a milestone, had structured the national environmental system and had enshrined environmental licenses, but this Government wants to reformulate it without structuring or proposing anything in its place.

COP25: NGOs Barred from UN Climate Talks After Unauthorised Protest The halls of the UN climate negotiations in Madrid are unusually quiet this evening, as non-governmental organisations were ejected from the venue following a protest. Hundreds of people staged an action within the conference centre, which protesters had been planning since the weekend in response to sluggish process at the talks.

Conservative road to climate catastrophe - Letters Letters: Labour is the only major party with viable plans to tackle the our environmental emergency, says Diana Heeks. Plus, Steven Pollard on the Tory candidate’s absence from a climate hustings in Portsmouth South.

Opinion: Greta Thunberg being named Time person of the year won't stop the climate crisis It speaks volumes of the store our society sets by a woman’s consent that, despite repeatedly saying she does not want awards over her climate activism, we gave Greta one anyway.

Greta Thunberg Named Time's 2019 Person of the Year MADRID - Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to learn she had been named Time's youngest "Person of the Year," saying the accolade deserved to be shared by others in the global movement she helped inspire.

How the Federal Government Should Help American Cities Manage Storms and Rising Seas Cities, however, can't respond to this crisis on their own. The federal government needs to make sure that programs it manages, like flood insurance and disaster assistance, are not making matters worse and take steps to help cities develop effective response strategies.

COP25: Support business efforts to tackle climate change, urges Guterres The UN Secretary-General has called on business and civil society leaders to press Governments into articulating policies that support private sector efforts to address climate change.

Time Magazine Person of the Year: @GretaThunberg #ActOnClimate Greta Thunberg sits in silence in the cabin of the boat that will take her across the Atlantic Ocean. Inside, there's a cow skull hanging on the wall, a faded globe, a child's yellow raincoat.

The high and low points for climate change in 2019 States." And Andrew Dessler, PhD, of Texas A&M University, pointed to "the continued reduction in the price of renewables" as especially encouraging. "This alone might keep us below the RCP4.5 trajectory,"* Dessler wrote.

Aquarela review – cracking climate crisis documentary The sound of splintering ice haunts this excellent and disturbing account of collapsing glaciers, violent storms, flooded landscapes and rising sea levels.

Australia's use of accounting loophole to meet Paris deal found to have no legal basis Climate Analytics suggests Australia has reneged on a pledge to make deeper emissions cuts.

Water cutbacks set to begin under deal designed to 'buy down risk' on #ColoradoRiver - The Arizona Republic #COriver #aridification #CRWUA2019 Arizona, Nevada and Mexico will start taking less water from the Colorado River in January as a hard-fought set of agreements kicks in to reduce the risk of reservoirs falling to critically low levels. The two U.S.

Thunberg berates global elite for 'creative PR' in climate fight Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg accused world political and business leaders of being more concerned with their own image than taking aggressive action in the fight against climate change at a United Nations summit on Wednesday.

Beautiful Climate Change: A Better Life for Women and Children in the Medieval Warm Period When one reads about 11th century Europe, the focus often turns to key events such as the Norman invasion of England in 1066, the beginning of the crusades, or the rise of cathedral schools, to name only a few. Often lost is recognition of global warming advancing the standard of living of millions of people.

Is Extreme Weather Becoming the New Norm? The year 2019 witnessed many weather extremities, such as droughts, floods, cyclones, and wildfires in various parts of the world. While many of such events routinely occur, there is evidence to suggest that they were more frequent in 2019 than in most of the previous years on record - a trend continuing since the past decade or so.

COP25: Climate Science Deniers Attend on Behalf of Trump-Affiliated Lobby Group A US thinktank with close ties to Donald Trump has obtained accreditation for a delegation of climate science deniers to the UN summit currently underway in Madrid.

Scientists link decline of baltic cod to hypoxia-and climate change If you want to know how climate change and hypoxia-the related loss of oxygen in the world's oceans-affect fish species such as the economically important Baltic cod, all you have to do is ask the fish. Those cod, at least, will tell you that hypoxia is making them smaller, scrawnier and less valuable.

European Green Deal will change economy to solve climate crisis, says EU Everything from travel to air quality has been looked at in order to create ‘a growth that gives back’.

UK's hottest recorded day 'caused deaths of extra 200 people' ONS says death rate rose to 1,404 on 25 July, when mercury hit 38.7C during heatwave.

Five ways to advance on climate change Government and financial services representatives at the United Nations Conference of the Parties are broadly united on shaping the framework for a low-carbon transition. Here are five key ways for the investment community to take decisive steps forward in 2020.

Closing the hole in the ozone also prevented 1 degree Celsius of warming The global warming data was noted by researchers from the University of New South Whales, in a paper published in Environmental Research Letters. They found that the Earth is already cooler than it would be without that global agreement and will be significantly cooler in the future than if we had never adopted it.

Racing ice loss strips Greenland of mass Greenland is shrinking, losing ice seven times faster than a generation ago. Scientists have taken a new and ominous measure of polar loss. LONDON, 11 December, 2019 - Greenland - the largest body of frozen water in the northern hemisphere - is now losing ice seven times faster than it did during the last decade of the 20th century.

On the front line of the climate emergency – in pictures This collection of photographs from Getty Images highlights the climate crisis around the world.

"We are desperate for any sign of hope," Greta Thunberg tells UN climate negotiators MADRID - Climate activists grew impatient Wednesday with the slow grind of negotiations at the UN climate conference, where countries are trying to cement the rules for hitting their targets under the Paris climate agreement.

The limits of Exxon's big legal victory on climate change Its victory won't inoculate Big Oil against other legal challenges over the issue.

Greta Thunberg Is Time Person of the Year for 2019 The 16-year-old from Stockholm rose to global prominence this year with her impassioned pleas for governments to take far-reaching action to avert climate catastrophe.

Can salmon eat their way out of climate change? Warm waters are a threat to cold water fish like salmon and trout. But a study led by researchers at University of California, Davis suggests that habitats with abundant food sources may help buffer the effects of increasing water temperature. The study, published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences today, Dec.

Opinion: To combat climate change, end reliance on fossil fuels With Trump’s retreat from Paris accord, Berkeley’s mayor says cities and the state must lead the fight.

State Senators Focus On Climate Change Issues Plans for a statewide office focused on rising sea levels and more electric vehicle charging stations along Florida highways are moving forward in the Senate, as Republicans have become more open to addressing climate change and emissions issues.

Election Special In fact, let's include the amazing recent election in Hong Kong:. I thought it might be nice to try and get a bit philosophical about democracy and its limitations, not least for a UK climate sceptic tomorrow, and indeed since Thatcher talked to the Royal Society about AGW in 1988:.

Opinion: Scientists suggest fertility control as a way to combat climate change. Now that's alarming Focusing on what women in poor nations with the highest birth rates can do to curb climate change distracts from holding wealthy countries and corporations accountable for their disproportionate harm to the planet and imperils the right to reproductive autonomy.

Opinion - ‘The Tipping Point I Dread the Most’ The melting of the Arctic permafrost.

'It's my generation’s future': the voteless young climate activists Many activists who are too young to vote are working hard to get message across to those who can.

Denmark plans to build artificial islands for windfarms Energy park of one or more islands would be able to supply up to 10 million households.

Greta Thunberg named Time Person of the Year Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has been named Time Person of the Year, it was announced on Wednesday. The 16-year-old has “succeeded in turning vague anxieties about the planet into a.

Blame Sunspots: Climate Science Denial Continues at Shale Gas Pipeline Industry Conference John Cook, lead author of that study, described this summer a 99 percent scientific consensus that humans cause global warming. Despite this widespread scientific agreement, shale pipeline executives attending this year's Marcellus Utica Midstream conference last week in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, siteheard a very different message on the climate.

Getting bigger, getting hotter: urbanisation is heating Moscow The research study highlights the changes of Urban Heat Islands and Urban Dry Islands intensities over the city of Moscow, Russia during the period from the end of 19th century until past years. The major reason for this is the intense growth of the city throughout the past decades.

"Government Failed You" - Pittsburgh State Rep. Drafts Bill to Stop Radioactive Fracking Waste From Entering Public Waters Pittsburgh's Freshman State Representative Sara Innamorato is drafting a bill to regulate TENORM from fracking waste in response to Public Herald's leachate investigation.

Madrid COP25: What does Africa want from the UN climate summit? Young activists on the continent have been calling for bolder action to deal with climate change. Africa accounts for less than 4% of the global total of carbon emissions but the continent is the most vulnerable in terms of the impact of climate change, the UN says.

On the eve of COP25, Antonio Guterres sent out an urgent warning As delegates were arriving for COP25, the annual UN climate summit, the UN head Antonio Guterres yet again warned about the cost of inaction and that we are not doing nearly enough to prevent climate catastrophe. The UN Secretary-General warned governments that they risk sleepwalking past a point of no return.

Nevada Approves 1.2 Gigawatts of New Solar Capacity Nevada recently approved more than 1 gigawatt of new solar capacity and 590 megawatts of energy storage - more than 37 other U.S. states currently have combined, PV Magazine reported. The new capacity is part of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission's pledge to double its renewable energy production by 2023.

To Combat Climate Change, See the Forest for the Trees When most people conjure a forest, they imagine a dense network of trees, their crowns arching high above, with spots of sunshine flashing between the leaves.

Climate change: Methane pulse detected from South Sudan wetlands The Edinburgh group has been using the Japanese GOSAT spacecraft to try to observe the greenhouse-gas behaviour over peatlands and wetlands in Africa, and found significant rises in methane emissions above South Sudan centred on the years 2011-2014.

The Bad Seeds: Are Wildfire Recovery Efforts Hurting Biodiversity? To reseed or not to reseed? Replanting burned landscapes is a natural response, but doing it wrong comes with costs for species and even the climate. Public Lands and Protected Spaces. December 10, 2019 - by Tara Lohan.

The old made our climate mess. And the young will get us out of it - Rebecca Solnit If we are to survive, we must follow the demands and examples of the next generation.

You Don't Live In The Arctic But Climate Change There Affects You Too - Here Are 3 Reasons 3 reasons that climate change in the Arctic affects you too even though you don't live there: The So-What's.

Watchdog Group Calls Decreased Tax on Coal a "Blatant Subsidy" for the Coal Industry The analysis reflects a growing concern about the fiscal health of a federal fund that supports tens of thousands of disabled coal miners. The Black Lung Disability Trust Fund was established in 1969 to pay health care expenses for certain disabled coal miners and their dependents.

What are carbon offsets? Here’s why travelers are buying them. Sales are on the rise—but not all carbon offsets are created equal.

Big oil lobby showing subtle shifts on climate change European producers are nudging the lobby group to be more climate-friendly.

An Environmental Lawyer Explains Where Elizabeth Warren's Blue New Deal Falls Short Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren announced an expansion of her Green New Deal to protect the nation's coastlines and waterways, called the "Blue New Deal." The nine-page plan attempts to tackle deteriorating ecosystems, overfishing, and increasingly devastating natural disasters.

COP25: Polluting Companies Blamed for Slow Progress at UN Climate Talks Big polluters are to blame for slow progress in the annual UN climate negotiations in Madrid, Spain, according to activists - with several companies sponsoring the talks in exchange for tax breaks.

What People Like About Cities Doesn't Include Cars While these two examples in New York and San Francisco are the most prominent street closures, they are by no means the only instances of city leaders taking back space from cars and giving it to people. There are thriving pedestrian zones in Denver, Santa Monica, Madison, Charlottesville, and Chicago, to name a few.

The U.S. Has Almost No Official Presence at COP25 But Is Still "Obstructing Any Progress" This week, Democracy Now! is broadcasting from inside the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain, where representatives from almost 200 countries have gathered to negotiate solutions to the climate crisis.

COP25 At Risk Negotiations on loss and damage and gender in critical condition 11 December 2019 – CARE makes demands for the final days of COP25 as negotiations head towards outcomes inadequate to address the climate emergency. The world’s most vulnerable people – those on the front lines of the climate crisis – are relying on world…

5 of the biggest environmental and climate change stories over the last decade and what's changed The last decade has brought more attention to climate change and other environmental issues. Here are five of the top stories and where they stand.

Rice, Shell launch climate change research initiative Rice University is aiming to tackle climate change in an innovative way, and the college is teaming up with Shell to get started.

'There is global warming; we saw the evidence of it' The Grand Tour Presents: Seamen is the first in a new series of feature-length specials following the adventures of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. Georgia Humphreys hears from Clarkson about their dramatic journey across Vietnam and Cambodia - and finds he's as divisive as ever.

Fuel for the Future: Processed High Quality Coals for Low - and Zero-emissions Power Today's featured review is of George Domazetis' volume Fuel for the Future: Processed High Quality Coals for Low - and Zero-emissions Power.

EU's soaring climate rhetoric not always matched by action Bloc considers itself international leader on environment, but progress has been stunted.

Sydney climate protest: thousands rally against inaction amid bushfire and air quality crisis Protesters wore face masks, asking the government to act on the role global heating had on the longer and more devastating bushfires.

Europe must lead on the climate crisis. The European Green Deal shows how - Ursula von der Leyen Our goal is to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. This new growth strategy allows every European to help, says Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European commission.

EU aims to stir global action with pledge on climate crisis Brussels sets goal to halve emissions by 2030 and become first climate-neutral continent by 2050.

Killings of environmental defenders on the rise in the Philippines MANILA - Named the most dangerous country in the world for land and environmental defenders, the Philippines has become an even deadlier place for activists in 2019, with 46 recorded deaths so far this year, according to the Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment, a local NGO.

Cop25 Bulletin: 'We can't promise you sunshine' Sign up to receive this bulletin in your inbox each morning of these critical talks - plus you'll get Climate Weekly… every week of the year. By Chloé Farand and Karl Mathiesen. Read more on: Climate Politics - COP26 Climate Politics.

Ireland to join global alliance committed to climate action It includes countries with the most ambitious decarbonisation targets - notably Scandinavian countries along with France, Germany, the UK and Canada. Speaking from Madrid, Mr Bruton said: "Climate disruption is the biggest challenge of our time. It requires an unprecedented level of international co-operation.

Materials used to build cars and homes key to tackling global warming Reducing demand for floor space in the G7 by up to 20% could lower greenhouse gas emissions from the production of materials by up to 73% in 2050. Shared homes, smaller units, and downsizing when children move out lead to these big reductions.

Resource Efficiency and Climate Change - Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future This report conducts a rigorous assessment of the contribution of material efficiency to GHG abatement strategies. More concretely, it assesses the reduction potential of GHG emissions from material efficiency strategies applied in residential buildings and light duty vehicles, and reviews policies that address these strategies.

The Naturalised Italian Hitchhiker, Ivy-leaved Toadflax Officially Ivy-leaved toadflax, Cymbalaria muralis, flowers from April to October. It doesn't keep to the script. I don't think there has been a single month of the past year in which I haven't found it flowering on a West Country wall. Indeed, it was one of the plants that I found in flower for the 2018-19 BSBI New Year Plant Hunt.

Trees bridge the political divide. But Labour’s green policies look most solid - Fiona Harvey All parties agree on tree-planting as well as greening buildings and transport. Yet whoever wins, councils will struggle to find the cash, says Guardian environment correspondent Fiona Harvey.

America After Climate Change, Mapped The McHarg Center's "2100 Project" tries to visualize exactly how the warming world will dramatically reshape the United States.

COP25: Who are the biggest climate winners and losers? This year, India ranked in the top 10 for the first time, getting high marks for comparatively low per capita energy use and. unlike the US and Europe. low greenhouse gas emissions. India has also invested heavily in renewables, which should provide 40% of its energy by 2030.

New Short Videos Debunk Alarmist Junk Science Two new short videos from Tony Heller can be viewed here and here from the master of communication on climate. Simplicity, clarity and brevity makes for a powerful message. Tony should get an award for his contribution which deserves a much wider audience.

US seeking further block on compensation for climate damage US proposal would also allow country to remain eligible to sit on governing committee of 'loss and damage' talks after it leaves Paris deal. By Chloé Farand. Read more on: Climate Finance - Climate Politics - COP25 - Loss and damage - Paris Agreement - UN climate talks - US - World Climate Finance.

Canadian Oilsands Firm Denied Its Own Science On Climate Change Oilsands giant Imperial Oil continued to call the link between fossil fuels and global temperature rise an "unproven hypothesis" decades after its own research confirmed the industry's role in global warming, newly released documents show.

Letter: Climate change no laughing matter John Balentine in his column "Help Gov. Janet save the planet" finds humor in the global warming that increasingly disrupts climate systems and is getting steadily worse. How does he do it?

Greenland has lost 3.8 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992 Greenland has lost 3.8 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992 - enough to push global sea levels up by 10.6 millimetres, according to international research.

Von der Leyen's Green Deal faces tough political battles "What we need to see is what concrete legislative proposals we get out of the Commission in the next month, in the next two months, three months, four months and so on and so forth." Von der Leyen's decision to present the centerpiece of her policy program firsthand to the Parliament is an unusual step for a Commission president.

New coalmines in Queensland don’t help existing communities, they hurt them - Richard Denniss Instead of subsidising new mines, imagine if we tried to protect existing coal communities and the environment at the same time.

These illustrations show Sydney's smoke like you've never seen it before Smoke, dust and ash have been an unwelcome reality in Sydney for weeks. Here you can see how dangerous particles differ in air across the city.

The legacy of Xie Zhenhua, minister who transformed China's climate policy The retired minister oversaw a shift from defending China's 'right to emit' to become a key creator of the Paris Agreement. By Li Jing. Read more on: China - Climate Politics - COP25 - UN climate talks - World China.

Judge Clears Exxon in Investor Fraud Case Over Climate Risk Disclosure Ostrager also made clear, however, that "nothing in this opinion is intended to absolve ExxonMobil from responsibility for contributing to climate change," adding that the company's emissions of greenhouse gases was not on trial.

Arctic Report Card 2019: Extreme Ice Loss, Dying Species as Global Warming Worsens For indigenous communities on the Bering Sea, a way of life is at risk as climate change hits fish populations and ricochets through ecosystems.

Australia and the language of fire There are currently 100 fires burning across New South Wales. Fifty of them are uncontained, as the weather swings between baking hot, and blustery southerlies. Here in Sydney, the sky looks yellow. Soot is washing up on Sydney beaches, and clouds of dust are turning New Zealand glaciers pink.

Impeachable Offenses - Disloyalty and Denial Arguments about what should be in articles of impeachment divert our attention from the main point. If we can't trust the patriotism of the president, we can't trust him to get anything right - except by accident. His defense?

The Environment: What Are the Tories, Labour and Lib Dems Promising? If Brits vote to remain in the EU in a fresh referendum, the party would push for more action on the climate emergency in Brussels, and would promote environmental policies on a global scale, including with the UN, G7 and World Bank, as well as stopping aid spending on overseas fossil fuel production.

Majority want more oversight of CAFOs, poll finds A majority of Americans say they want more stringent oversight of large-scale livestock operations, according to a national poll by Johns Hopkins University's Center for a Livable Future released Tuesday.

NATO is a threat to the climate Last week, the 29 leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization went to celebrate their alliance's anniversary in London, but snubbed the opening of United Nations climate conference where the other 164 world leaders and their delegations are meeting in Madrid.

Are Koalas Extinct? A few weeks ago, scary links spread across social media to the effect that koalas are "functionally extinct" as a result of the recent catastrophic fires in Australia. Of course, reality is often more nuanced than Facebook posts, and "functionally extinct" is a technical phrase that doesn't necessarily mean what it seems to.

Australia ranked worst of 57 countries on climate change policy Thinktank report deems Morrison government ‘an increasingly regressive force’.

Elizabeth Warren's Blue New Deal is a Green New Deal for the ocean Senator Elizabeth Warren has a plan for just about everything, including the oceans. The presidential candidate announced this week the introduction of her Blue New Deal, a version of the Green New Deal focused entirely on the ocean.

Researchers In Iceland Can Turn CO2 Into Rock. Could It Solve The Climate Crisis? "The white precipitates are actually C02 turned to stone." It's a biblical image - researchers are taking one of the most dangerous drivers of climate change and turning it into stone. Magnason reiterates that the problem here isn't that it doesn't work - it does!

"Treasures of the mountains" under threat from climate change and land use Communities in mountain regions, who often live near wildlife and are dependent on crops and livestock, are faced with great hardships. As dry seasons get longer and water for irrigation gets scarcer, conflicts over natural resources arise between local mountain communities and animals.

Iceland's Melting Glaciers: A Sentinel For The Planet In many ways, Iceland is ground zero for climate change. In July, a funeral was held for one of its 300 glaciers - all of which are melting. Ironically, the glaciers are also one of the premiere draws for tourists who are fueling the country's economy while simultaneously giving the island the highest C02 emissions per capita in Europe.

Amid climate change concern, GM rolls out big new Chevy SUVs - Global concerns about climate change are not stopping General Motors from making large SUVs for U.S. drivers. GM on Tuesday rolled out the next generation of its big truck-based SUVs with more space and features. They're also heavier with only a small improvement in gas mileage.

Angus Taylor sidesteps Australia’s carryover credit plan at UN climate talks Energy minister tells governments gathered in Madrid ‘technology is central’ to reducing emissions.

The UN climate talks can tackle fossil fuels head-on: here's how Comment: The UN process has largely ignored the production of fossil fuels. That can, and must, change. By Niklas Hagelberg and Cleo Verkuijl. Read more on: Climate Finance - Climate Politics - Comment - Comment - COP26 - Energy - Fossil fuel subsidies - Fossil Fuels - NDCs - Paris Agreement - UN climate talks Climate Finance.

Australia's lungs have collapsed and Generation X needs to take part of the blame - Paul Daley It’s no longer the Boomers making the policy and political decisions – or abrogating their responsibilities to do so.

Australia, Brazil and Saudi Arabia blocking climate talks, says Green MEP Efforts to bring together different strands of the financing of climate action are being hampered at Cop25, says Bas Eickhout, while elsewhere steps forward are being made. By Claire Stam for EURACTIV. Read more on: Carbon markets - Climate Finance - Climate Politics - COP25 - UN climate talks Carbon markets.

New book in the library collection - Choked Choked: life and breath in the age of air pollution / Beth Gardiner. Air pollution prematurely kills seven million people every year, including more than one hundred thousand Americans. It is strongly linked to strokes, heart attacks, many kinds of cancer, dementia, and premature birth, among other ailments.