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If climate change features prominently in the federal election campaign, it will almost certainly be driven by the Coalition. Under Tony Abbott, the Coalition has long smelled blood in the water on climate change and in particular the carbon tax. Abbott has stated repeatedly that the repeal of the carbon ... keep reading
It seems that the weather may be getting through to Americans in a way that scientists have not managed to in the past . A study at George Mason University shows that a majority of Americans Say Global Warming Is Affecting Weather in the United States. About six in ten ... keep reading
NASA has produced this amazing and very short animation that depicts how temperatures around the globe have warmed over the past years. The data come from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York (GISS), which monitors global surface temperatures. NASA notes, “All 10 of the warmest years ... keep reading
Sea-level rise—a growing threat that washes away beaches, attacks costal development, and raises the platform for launching ever more damaging and deadly storm surges—can be cut significantly by reducing local air pollution from black carbon, methane, and tropospheric ozone, along with factory-made coolants called HFCs. This is the ... keep reading
In January, NASA revealed satellite images showing dramatic visuals of air pollution over China. Consequently, a new analysis is reporting that more than 1 million people are dying prematurely every year from air pollution in China alone. "Cars are being added and trucks are being added to the streets in ... keep reading
We have plenty of resources that could stop us falling off the edge. Chris Philavanh With world population exceeding seven billion, there is renewed interest in the limits to growth concept first articulated by the Club of Rome in the 1970s. How can a growing population with growing affluence sustain ... keep reading
Mention “high costs,” “financing” and “safety” in the same sentence as “commercial nuclear power plants,” and most people think of the multi-billion-dollar construction or operational phase of these facilities, which provide 20 percent of the domestic electric supply. Those concerns, however, are now emerging as aging nuclear power plants reach ... keep reading
The following is an extract from Michael McCarthy's last post on The Independent where he has been Environment Reporter for 15 years We thought it was definitely worth a read "If, over the past decade and a half, you have closely observed what is happening to the Earth, week ... keep reading
A new survey finds that an overwhelming majority of Americans want to prepare in order to minimize the damage likely to be caused by global warming-induced sea-level rise and storms. A majority also want people whose properties and businesses are located in hazard areas – not the government – to foot the ... keep reading
Six sustainable development goals, informed by research and with provisional targets for 2030, are proposed by David Griggs and colleagues in a Nature Comment piece to inform discussions at the United Nations in New York on 20–21 March. “Planetary stability must be integrated with United Nations targets to fight ... keep reading
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