Oslo’s Radical “Climate Budget” Aims to Halve Carbon Emissions in Four Years

Oslo’s leftist city government issued its first “climate budget” on Wednesday aiming to halve greenhouse gas emission within four years in one of the world’s most radical experiments to slow global warming. The budget, setting out annual goals to choke off emissions from cars, homes and businesses in the Norwegian …

The World Passes 400ppm Carbon Dioxide Threshold. Permanently

We are now living in a 400ppm world with levels unlikely to drop below the symbolic milestone in our lifetimes, say scientists. Climate Central reports. In the centuries to come, history books will likely look back on September 2016 as a major milestone for the world’s climate. At a time …

Greenland’s Huge Annual Ice Loss Is Even Worse than Thought

The huge annual losses of ice from the Greenland cap are even worse than thought, according to new research which also shows that the melt is not a short-term blip but a long-term trend. The melting Greenland ice sheet is already a major contributor to rising sea level and if …

Land and sea warmest in 2015: ‘State of the Climate’ report

Last year was the warmest year on record for land and sea, partly because seasonal El Nino climate patterns prevailed year-round, and melting ice pushed sea levels to the highest ever, a study based on the work of more than 450 scientists worldwide confirmed on beginning of this month. The …

Climate Guru Tells Calif. Governor Not To Close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

On Thursday,a letter to Governor Jerry Brown of California, about how nuclear energy was essential to fighting global warming, was sent by Dr. James Hansen and the leading climate scientists in the world, plus a long list of environmentalists. The letter was prompted by a recent announcement by Pacific Gas …

New Coal Technologies Spell Disaster for Climate

“Fuelling the Fire”: The chequered history of Underground Coal Gasification and Coal Chemicals around the world” is a new report that sets out the dangers that Underground Coal Gasification and Coal Chemical poses in terms of climate change, local environmental impacts and public health. Against a backdrop of slow growth …

Arctic Could Become Ice-Free

Professor Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University predicts we could see ‘an area of less than one million square kilometres for September of this year’. The Arctic is on track to be free of sea ice this year or next for the first time in more than 100,000 years, a leading …