Tag: Climate Change

UN climate chief: No doubt world will shift to low emissions

Climate negotiators started work Monday on implementing the Paris Agreement on global warming amid uncertainty over how the U.S. election will impact the landmark deal as temperatures and greenhouse gases soar to new heights. U.N. climate chief Patricia Espinosa told delegates in the rain-soaked Moroccan city of Marrakech that “no politician or citizen, no business […]

GOP senators warn negotiators: US climate goals might not last

A group of Republican senators on Thursday advised American negotiators to warn their international counterparts that President Obama’s climate goals might not survive the next administration. In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, the senators, led by Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman James Inhofe (R-Okla.), noted that American commitments to the international […]

Landmark Paris Climate Agreement Takes Formal Effect

The most significant international agreement to combat climate change took effect Thursday evening—midnight in Europe—just days before international climate negotiators were set to meet in Morocco to chart a path forward on the issue. The Paris Agreement’s entry into force comes a month after countries representing 55% of the world’s emissions committed to joining the […]

Trump could cancel global climate-change agreement

The Paris Agreement on climate change—the groundbreaking new global climate pact—comes into force on November 4. If Donald Trump is elected four days later, he has said he will “cancel” it. In an indication of just how exasperated the global environmental community feels about Trump’s anti-environment, pro-fossil fuel agenda—embodied by his stance on the Paris […]

Now RICO turned against climate-change activists

It was a year ago when a long list of scientists wrote to the Obama administration urging the federal government to use RICO, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, against global-warming skeptics.   They said in a letter addressed to President Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren […]

Climatologist: Despite the Hype, Paris Climate Accord ‘Doesn’t Really Do Anything’ to Reduce Global Warming

President Obama hailed the European Parliament’s ratification of the Paris Climate Accord on Wednesday as “a turning point for our planet”, but climatologist Patrick Michaels says despite the presidential hype, the international climate change agreement, which goes into effect on November 4th,  “doesn’t really do anything” to reduce global warming.   “The truth is that the Paris […]

Hillary Clinton’s positions on climate change and the environment

On November 8, Americans will have the chance to go to the polls and elect the next president of the United States.   Both major parties, Republican and Democrat, will make their cases to voters in the coming weeks.   The candidates’ positions on environmental issues are very different.   While Hillary Clinton lists “Protecting […]

Israel yet to ratify universal Paris climate accord

With the Paris climate accord set to take effect in just one month, Israel and 20 other OECD countries still have yet to ratify the agreement.   The universal climate agreement, which determined that the global temperature rise must be kept “well below 2°C,” was adopted by world leaders on December 12 at the United […]

EU ratifies Paris agreement on climate change

The European Parliament backed the Paris accord to fight climate change on Tuesday, the EU executive said, tipping it over the threshold needed for the global deal to enter into force.   The Paris Agreement, backed by nearly 200 nations nearly one year ago, will help guide a radical shift of the world economy away […]

Has Climate-change Alarmism Backfired?

“I believe climate change is real,” Hillary Clinton asserted in her acceptance speech at this year’s Democratic National Convention, while Republican nominee Donald Trump did not mention the issue during his own speech at the Republican National Convention, although he has dismissed human-caused climate change as largely “a hoax.”   Senator John McCain, the 2008 […]