U.S. and China ratify Paris climate agreement (3D Edition)

Breakthrough as US and China agree to ratify Paris climate deal Campaigners hail key moment in battle against global warming as presidents Obama and Xi announce deal on eve of G20 summit in Hangzhou Watch a new Climate State video series made entirely in 3D. Read news https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/03/breakthrough-us-china-agree-ratify-paris-climate-change-deal http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-climatechange-idUSKCN11901W

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…

James Hansen Talks Climate (In)Justice and Governmental (Dis)Honesty #COP21

James Hansen talks at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris, December 1, 2015. Filmed by Paul Beckwith, visit Paul’s website @ http://paulbeckwith.net/ for more climate coverage. Release http://paulbeckwith.net/2015/12/02/james-hansen-talks-climate-change-at-cop21/ Related study papers by Hansen Isolation of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Part I http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2015/20150921_IceMeltPredictions.pdf Predictions Implicit in “Ice Melt” Paper and Global Implications http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2015/20151127_Isolation.pdf Ice Melt,…

Kevin Anderson – Delivering on 2°C: evolution or revolution?

With fourteen of the fifteen warmest years on record having occurred since the year 2000; with oceans both warming and acidifying; and with unequivocal scientific evidence that burning fossil fuels is the principal cause – what can we do to rapidly reduce emissions? This lecture will revisit the mitigation agenda in light of the IPCC’s…

Obama: A united effort with a common purpose, should guide a united world #COP21

Leaders Event – Statements by Heads of State and Government, at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21. In light of the 14 warmest years on record since 2000, Obama urges bold actions. Highlighting coastal erosion, lose of farm land, flooding, or ice lose he points out that we are the first generation which…