Liste: Wie Deutsche Regierung Klima zerstört

Liste von Verfehlungen der Deutschen Regierung (primär CDU/CSU und SPD). Juni 2019: Trotz steigender CO2-Emissionen fördert die Bundesregierung vor allem den Straßenverkehr. Sie gefährdet damit die eigenen Klimaziele. Die Bundesregierung verweigert seit Jahren eine klimafreundlichere Verkehrspolitik. Das geht aus aktuellen Zahlen des Bundesverkehrsministeriums hervor. So stiegen etwa die Kosten für Zugfahrten seit 2009 deutlich stärker an als…

Jared Diamond Warns of Interconnected Issues, not addressed could spell Global Collapse

Intelligencer’s David Wallace-Wells discussed the new book Upheaval, by author Jared Diamond known for his works The Third Chimpanzee (1991); Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997, awarded a Pulitzer Prize); Collapse (2005); and The World Until Yesterday (2012). Jared Diamond said, “Today, the risk that we’re facing is not of societies collapsing one by one, but because of globalization, the risk we are facing…

German’s Leading Party Blocks CO2 Tax

The CDU is Germany’s leading party, even though losing big stakes in recent elections to the far-right and the Green party. The current debate in light of Germany’s lack of climate change actions, let alone leadership, centers around taxation of carbon dioxide emitting fossil fuels. A carbon tax is a tax levied on the carbon content of fuels.[1] It is a form…

Oil Wars, Fossil Fuel Subsidies and the Global Climate Crisis

An oil war is a conflict about petroleum resources, or their transportation, consumption, or regulation. The term may also refer generally to any conflict in a region that contains oil reserves or is geographically positioned in a location where an entity has or may wish to develop production or transportation infrastructure for petroleum products. Historically,…

Climate Leaders talk at Davos World Economic Forum

Panel discussion on climate leadership at the World Economic Forum, January 24, 2019. Speakers Andy Serwer (Editor in Chief Yahoo Finance) Mark Rutte (Prime Minister of the Netherlands) Christian Mumenthaler (CEO Swiss Re) Feike Sybesma (CEO Royal DSM) Rachel Kyte (UN Sustainable Energy) Ma Jun (Chairman China Green Finance) According to the UN Intergovernmental Panel…

The 2018 Special IPCC Report on Climate Risks

Part of the panel discussion at COP24 in Katowice (Poland) December 4, 2018, on climate risks, as part of the IPCC Special Event: Unpacking the new scientific knowledge and key findings in the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 C. Watch the full panel here https://unfccc-cop24.streamworld.de/webcast/sbsta-ipcc-special-event-unpacking-the-new-scienti Read the summary report here https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/

Extreme Weather + Lack of Climate Action top Davos Global Risks Report 2019

The world is facing the increased risk of political confrontations between major powers, which is hindering solutions to challenges like climate change, according to the The WEF report, called the Global Risks Report 2019. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/16/davos-founders-warn-of-rising-tension-between-the-worlds-superpowers.html Read the report https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-risks-report-2019 Extreme Weather Lack of Climate Action top Davos Global Risk The world is facing the increased…