Global fossil fuel subsidies outpace renewable support #ffsG20

G20 spends $444bn a year to subsidise fossil fuel production Research discovered that G20 country governments’ support to fossil fuel production marries bad economics with potentially disastrous consequences for climate change. In effect, governments are propping up the production of oil, gas and coal, much of which cannot be used if the world is to…

Emissions from new diesel cars are still far higher than official limit

Several manufacturers have launched models that produce more pollutants when driven in real-world conditions The Guardian: New diesel cars are still emitting many times the official limit for polluting nitrogen oxides when driven on the road, almost a year after the Volkswagen emissions scandal broke. Renault, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda and Hyundai have all launched diesel models…

Jerry Brown urges bold climate action @Democratic National Convention 2016

JULY 27, 2016 | CLIP OF DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, DAY 3 | Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) spoke about combating global climate change. He criticized Donald Trump for not addressing climate change in his acceptance speech, saying “Trump says global warming is a hoax. I say Trump is a fraud.”

Release via C-SPAN https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4615492/governor-jerry-brown

Rated: Environmental and Climate issues in the 2016 Elections

Bernie Sanders noted recently at the Democratic National Convention: This election is about climate change, the greatest environmental crisis facing our planet. Here we take a look at the climate & environmental programs of the candidates for the November 2016 U.S. presidential elections (access date 27th July 2016). Rating is based on comparison of the different party…

Time to Choose (2016 Documentary, selected clips)

Climate change is the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced – and it is also our greatest opportunity. We have the solutions we need, but we are in a race against the clock to implement them in time. Visit http://www.timetochoose.com/ for more Oscar-winning documentary director Charles Ferguson: I made TIME TO CHOOSE because climate change…

Tesla “Not A Dream”

A surreal land of oil & gas is visited by an unlikely yet welcomed stranger. Director, Story, VFX, Edit, Sound: Freise Brothers Cinematographer: Christian Evans, Freise Brothers Actors: Giles Ashford, S. Hong Music: Diana by ‘Sonic Architect’ Tony Anderson Nikola Tesla Narration: Jonathan David Dixon It is not a dream It is a simple feat…

A potential future world scenario, driven by rapid regional changes

As someone who follows the climate topic for several years, I’ve to conclude that we are still far away from taking climate change seriously. Around 10 years ago there were rather minor groups of concerned scientists and bloggers, while the media was giving “a balanced view” to the so called deniersphere. This went on for…

Anthony Giddens – The Politics of Climate Change


Repost from 2012: Anthony Giddens introduces a range of new concepts and proposals designed to address the most formidable challenge humanity faces this century.

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Elon Musk talks Climate Change and Carbon Tax

Elon Musk is at Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne to talk about the danger of climate change and his vision of what we can do to help the world transition to a sustainable future. Overview: 03:34. Carbon cycle & temperature rise 08.10. Fossil Fuels Era 10:44. Carbon Tax Q&A 16:18. Importance of climate change 17:35. Effectiveness of…

Nothing less than a ‘space race’ approach to saving the planet

By Christopher Grainger via TheConversation: In the late 1960s a good chunk of the world’s brightest minds and fanciest labs were devoted to one thing: space exploration. When NASA’s funding peaked in 1966 the organisation employed 400,000 people and consumed more than 4% of the US federal budget. Three years later, after less than a decade of serious…

How the benefits of climate action may outweigh the costs

For two economists, the probability of true catastrophe due to human-caused global warming prompted them to write “Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet,” which examines looming dangers and possible solutions. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at how we might weigh the costs and benefits of taking serious action to prevent…