Climate change is causing plant and animal species across the U.S. to shift their geographic ranges and life events — from flowering to migration — are being transformed at a faster rate than observed even a few years ago, a new analysis by 60 scientists says.
The new head of Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) expects the fund to make its first investment on track by July next year. The fund was set up by the Labor government to invest A$10 billion (US$10.4 billion) in renewable energy, energy efficiency and low emissions technologies, but its existence is tenuous with elections next year in Australia and Tony Abbott (more…)
The total affected area, which is depicted in a new NASA map, is already the third-largest since records were first kept in 1960, and will likely break previous (more…)
The UN climate talks failed to deliver increased cuts to carbon pollution, nor did they provide any credible pathway to $100 billion per year in finance by 2020 to help the poorest countries deal with climate change, according to the 700 NGOs who are members of Climate Action Network-International (CAN-I). (more…)
Brazil has said a row over carbon credits could derail the United Nations climate change negotiations taking place in Qatar this week.
There is more urgency to combat climate change than before, but how are the big economies – China, the US, India – getting on together? Each country has its own agenda and is experiencing its own growing pains of one kind or another.
How does a country emit such massive quantities of carbon in the first place? (more…)
Last year, Shell released Signals and Signposts, which analyzed long-term energy scenarios and concluded that we are in an era of volatile transitions at the economic, political and social levels. The stresses building in our global systems, such as water, food and energy production, will make industrial and social transformations inevitable. We must (more…)
The European Union has been committed for years to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020 (compared to 1990).