Tag: Climate Change

Earth Day 2016: Paris climate deal signing ceremony – what it means and why it matters

The world took a collective sigh of relief in the last days of 2015, when countries came together to adopt the historic Paris agreement on climate change.   The international treaty was a much-needed victory for multilateralism, and surprised many with its more-ambitious-than-expected agreement to pursue efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C.   The […]

Leaders Roll Up Sleeves on Climate, but Experts Say Plans Don’t Pack a Wallop

An airport hangar outside Paris shook with cheers, toasts and foot-stomping in December as diplomats ushered a landmark climate agreement into existence. On Friday morning, world leaders will gather again at the United Nations for a grand ceremony to sign the document.   But can they deliver on their promises to fight global warming?   […]

NASA takes to Facebook to shut down climate change deniers in the most brutal way

Anyone used to commenting on Facebook posts knows there’s a lot of misrepresentation going on.   Well, when it comes to climate change , NASA’s not going to stand for it.   When an article written by American scientist Bill Nye was shared on the social network, it drew some considerable criticism from climate change […]

Professor Wants to Use RICO to Punish “Climate Change Deniers”

Michael E. Kraft, professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, suggested in an op-ed in the Providence Journal on April 11 that the Department of Justice should use RICO statutes to punish “climate change deniers.”   “Those who intentionally misled the public about climate change should be held accountable,” Kraft concluded his article.   […]

UN Boss Trusts Obama to Bypass Congress on “Climate” Agenda

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (shown) celebrated the Obama administration’s attempt to bypass Congress on imposing the controversial UN “climate” regime, an agreement to redistribute wealth and restrict energy inked by governments and dictators in Paris last year. But in the process, the UN chief inadvertently blew up Obama’s bizarre arguments for the illegal maneuver, […]

Michael E. Kraft: Climate-change deniers deserve punishment

Most of us recognize the value of science in dealing with complex problems that pose significant risks to public health and well-being. Thus we expect reputable science to be reported and used in helping us make difficult policy choices, such as what to do about climate change. Scientific findings and associated uncertainties should be scrutinized […]

‘The future is happening now,’ warns UN, calling for urgent measures to cut carbon emissions

21 March 2016 – The Earth is already one degree Celsius hotter than at the start of the 20th century, halfway to the critical two-degree threshold, and national climate change plans adopted so far may not be enough to avoid a three-degree temperature rise, the UN weather agency warned today upon the release of its […]

Republican candidates skirt surprise climate change question at debate

The subject of climate change was raised on Thursday at the Republican debate in Miami – a city with pressing concerns about its effects.   Marco Rubio, the Florida senator fighting strongly on home ground as he sought to revive his presidential campaign, was asked: “Will you acknowledge the reality of the scientific consensus of […]

EU set to emit 2bn tonnes more CO2 than Paris climate pledge

The EU is set to emit 2bn tonnes more CO2 than it promised at the Paris climate talks, threatening an agreement to cap global warming at 2C, a note from the European commission has revealed.   Carbon prices will rise too slowly to cut industrial emissions as much as needed, says a confidential note prepared […]

Leading Authority on Sea Levels Disputes Study Asserting Sea Level Rise Is Fastest in 27 Centuries

A newly released study led by Bob Kopp, a climate scientist at Rutgers University and nine colleagues from several U.S. and global universities claims: “The 20th century rise [in sea levels] was extremely likely faster than during any of the 27 previous centuries.”   However, the findings of the study were immediately challenged by Dr. […]