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Jul 17 2017 - 13:15
Author: 
Martin Lukacs

Would you advise someone to flap towels in a burning house? To bring a flyswatter to a gunfight? Yet the counsel we hear on climate change could scarcely be more out of sync with the nature of the crisis.

The email in my inbox last week offered thirty suggestions to green my office space: use reusable pens, redecorate with light colours, stop using the elevator.

Back at home, done huffing stairs, I could get on with other options: change my lightbulbs, buy local veggies, purchase eco-appliances, put a solar panel on my roof.

Jul 17 2017 - 08:45
Author: 
Kate Aronoff

Regulators say the measure would make it impossible to meet the state’s greenhouse gas reduction targets by 2030.

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Jul 17 2017 - 08:30
Author: 
Jake Johnson

California Gov Jerry Brown is adamant that his newly unveiled package of legislation aimed at extending his state's existing cap-and-trade program through 2030 is an essential step forward in the fight against climate change, but prominent green groups are characterizing the plan as yet another massive giveaway to large polluters.

Jul 15 2017 - 08:00
Author: 
Richard Lardner

The Republican-led House decisively approved a defence policy bill on Friday that declares climate change a national security threat, demands rigorous oversight of the Pentagon’s cyber operations and rejects the Trump administration’s bid to close military bases.

Lawmakers voted 344-81 on Friday to pass the sweeping legislation. The bill authorizes $696-billion in defence spending for the 2018 fiscal year, including nearly $30-billion more for core Pentagon operations than President Donald Trump requested.

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Jul 13 2017 - 08:15
Author: 
Tatiana Schlossberg

rom the common barn swallow to the exotic giraffe, thousands of animal species are in precipitous decline, a sign that an irreversible era of mass extinction is underway, new research finds.

Jul 13 2017 - 10:00
Author: 
Jason Nichel and Martin Kirk

In February, college sophomore Trevor Hill stood up during a televised town hall meeting in New York and posed a simple question to Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives.

Jul 10 2017 - 18:00
Author: 
David Wallace-Wells

Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think.

I. ‘Doomsday’

Peering beyond scientific reticence.

Jun 29 2017 - 17:15
Author: 
Roy L Hales

Average global temperatures keep rising. While 2016 is the warmest year on record, the previous record was set in 2015 and, before that, 2014.  A new joint report from Health Canada and the Science Media Centre of Canada (SMCC) puts this into perspective.  Canada is 1.7 degrees warmer than in 1948.

Jun 29 2017 - 14:00
Author: 
Christiana Figueres, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Gail Whiteman, Johan Rockström, Anthony Hobley & Stefan Rahmstorf

(As a contributer on the SCNCC listerserve says "This article whose authors include prominent scientists offers an optimistic green capitalist pathway to survival.")

Jun 28 2017 - 23:15
Author: 
Ian Johnston

The world has three years to start making significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions or face the prospect of dangerous global warming, experts have warned in an article in the prestigious journal Nature.

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