Climate Change

IPCC and Climate Change – but which direction?

Yes, the Earth is warming, and, yes, human activity is cause of part of this. “But the preoccupation with carbon has led to billions being spent on pointless policies to mitigate the perceived problem,” Howard Winn, journalist at the South…

CO2 Reshaping the Planet, Meta-Analysis Confirms

By Stephen Leahy for IPS News. NANTES, France, Sep 27 2013 (IPS) – Greenland will eventually truly become green as most of its massive ice sheet is destined to melt, the authoritative U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported…

Fossil fuels, not only a matter of climate change but also health and premature deaths

The Great Smog [smoke + fog] of ’52 or Big Smoke, was a severe air pollution event that affected London during December 1952 … although it was not thought to be a significant event at the time, with London having…

Climate Change – the unavoidable reality

Australia has recently experienced it’s hottest weather since records began, with the Weather Bureau forced to ‘add new colours’ to its temperature mapping system to accommodate thousands of hectares subject to temperatures exceeding 50 deg C. Major Bushfires raged out…

Doha Climate Summit Ends With No New CO2 Cuts or Funding

The United Nations climate talks in Doha went a full extra 24 hours and ended without increased cuts in fossil fuel emissions and without financial commitments between 2013 and 2015. “This an incredibly weak deal,” said Samantha Smith representing the…

Civil Society, Youth Pushed to the Margins at Doha

DOHA, Qatar, Dec 3 2012 (IPS) – Beatrice Yeung, a youth delegate at the United Nations climate talks, travelled all the way from Hong Kong to Doha, Qatar to bring her generation’s message that “we will live in the world…

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