A United Nations report raised the threat of climate change to a whole new level on Monday, warning of sweeping consequences to life and livelihood.
A new study sponsored by Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.
This is not how it was supposed to happen. The standard climate change predictions said that people in the tropics and the sub-tropics would be badly hurt by global warming long before the people living in the temperate zones, farther away from the equator, were feeling much pain at all.
Jim Rogers’ seven-year run atop Duke Energy ends this month. He was a chief executive in the energy industry for 25 years. Harder to measure is Rogers’ extraordinary influence over the air we breathe and the temperature of the planet he’ll leave to his 11 grandchildren.
An ongoing US Department of Energy-backed research project led by a US Navy scientist predicts that the Arctic could lose its summer sea ice cover as early as 2016 – 84 years ahead of conventional model projections.
In the coming decades, carbon dioxide emissions from China, India and other rapidly developing countries are expected to grow quickly … some people are asking why the U.S. should bear the expense involved in slashing its own emissions.
Jim Warren…is by vocation a scrapper who for years has taken on one of the biggest powers in North Carolina – its electric utilities.
Read our October 2013 fact sheet on fracking.
The new U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report should serve as a “wake-up call” to governments and society about the role of humans in global warming, scientists say.
Op-Ed by Anthony Ingraffea. Many concerned about climate change, including President Obama, have embraced hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. In his recent climate speech, the president went so far as to lump gas with renewables as “clean energy.” As a longtime oil and gas engineer who helped develop shale fracking techniques for the Energy Department, I can assure you that this gas is not “clean.” Because of leaks of methane, the main component of natural gas, the gas extracted from shale deposits is not a “bridge” to a renewable energy future — it’s a gangplank to more warming and away from clean energy investments.
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