These Two Words Can Solve the Climate Crisis

If you want to see a solution to the climate crisis in your lifetime, they might be the two most important words you hear this year: carbon pricing. Sure, the crisis is a complex challenge with no one solution. But while carbon pricing may not be a silver bullet, it’s …

5 Ways China Is Becoming the Global Leader on Climate Change

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt called the Paris agreement a “bad deal.” He claimed China has made no significant efforts to curb carbon pollution, while the U.S. has sacrificed jobs to meet the terms of the pact. The facts don’t support Pruitt’s claim. While …

Trump has Launched a Blitzkrieg in the Wars on Science and Earth’s Climate

  Yesterday, Donald Trump signed an executive order taking aim at America’s climate policies. On the heels of a report finding that the world needs to halve its carbon pollution every decade to avoid dangerous climate change, Trump’s order would instead increase America’s carbon pollution, to the exclusive benefit of …

EPA Chief Denies CO2 as Primary Driver of Climate Change

  Scott Pruitt, the new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), does not think that carbon dioxide is a “primary contributor” to climate change—even though the actual science says it is. “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do …

Queensland’s Largest Solar Farm Plugs Into the Grid a Month Early

Queensland’s largest operating solar farm has plugged into the national electricity grid and is set to generate enough power for almost 10,000 households by the end of 2016. The Barcaldine remote community solar farm, in the state’s central west outback, connected to the national electricity market on Wednesday, more than …

Canada Sets its First National Carbon Price at C$10 a Tonne

The Canadian government has agreed a deal with eight of the country’s 10 provinces to introduce its first national carbon price, Justin Trudeau has told reporters. The prime minister said the move would help Canada meet its international climate change obligations. The agreement was struck on Friday only after heated …

Australia Ranked Among Worst Developed Countries for Climate Change Action

Australia has been singled out again as a climate laggard, being ranked fifth-worst for emissions and policies among developed countries and among the six worst countries in the G20 when it comes to climate action. In the climate change performance index, released overnight at the UN climate talks in Marrakech, …