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World could warm by 10deg if all fossil fuels are burned

Tuesday - The planet would warm by searing 10degC if all fossil fuels are burned, according to a new study, leaving some regions uninhabitable and wreaking profound damage on human health, food supplies and the global economy.

Early oil company records show patents for e-cars

Monday - The forerunners of ExxonMobil patented technologies for electric cars and low emissions vehicles as early as 1963 – even as the oil industry lobby tried to squash government funding for such research, according to a trove of newly discovered records.

Norway's gas emissions rise despite promised cuts

Monday - Norway's greenhouse gas emissions rose by 1.5 per cent last year, lifted by the oil and gas sector and industry, making it harder for Oslo to keep promises of deep cuts to limit global warming.

What does Trump really think about climate change?

Donald Trump

Monday - So far, Donald J. Trump has said very little about climate change and energy policy beyond his Twitter posts on the issues. But more clues about Trump’s views on environmental issues have emerged from a four-page briefing on energy policy prepared him by Republican Kevin Cramer, of North Dakota.

We might never again see CO2 levels drop below 400ppm

Friday - Just three years ago this month, the carbon dioxide monitoring station atop Hawaii's Mauna Loa reached a significant milestone: the first measurement of CO2 concentrations that exceeded the benchmark of 400 parts per million. Now, they may never again dip below it.

It looks like this year will be the hottest ever recorded

Friday - Odds are increasing that 2016 will be the hottest year on the books, as April continued a remarkable streak of record-warm months.

Carney backs insurance drive for Paris climate deal

Friday - Bank of England governor Mark Carney has added his name to a high-level list of leading insurers who have committed to help developing countries to cope with climate impacts.


Queen's Speech: Govt will do something, just don't ask what

Friday - The near complete absence of climate change from the UK's annual parliamentary set piece only underscores the sense of drift within government on a host of environmental and energy issues.

Go-ahead Ontario adopts carbon trading scheme

Trendy Toronto

Thursday - The Canadian province of Ontario is going carbon trading.

France sets kickstart carbon price floor at almost $50

18 May 16 - France will set a carbon price floor of about €30 ($NZ49.88) a tonne in its 2017 finance bill as the government seeks to kickstart broader European action to cut emissions and drive forward last...

Climate adaptation gap grows wider

18 May 16 - The cost of coping with climate change in the developing world has just gone up. According to a report from the United Nations Environment Programme, it may have increased five-fold.

UN urges speed as records show wild warming

18 May 16 - Record global temperatures, raging forest fires and multiple droughts should spur countries to start ramping up greenhouse gas cuts, the UN’s climate chief warned in Bonn yesterday.

Ontario to spend $7bn on sweeping climate plan

Ontario museum

17 May 16 - The Ontario government will spend more than $7 billion over four years on a sweeping climate change plan that will affect every aspect of life – from what people drive to how they heat their homes...

CHINA: Carbon trading in a non-market economy

17 May 16 - The world's leading emitter of greenhouse gases has spent 15 years scouting the globe to learn from the mistakes of other nations and find the best ways to build a trading system of its own, which...

Trump's new energy adviser is a climate sceptic

17 May 16 - Donald Trump's new energy adviser calls himself a climate sceptic, but he may urge the billionaire celebrity to address climbing temperatures through a hands-off government approach.

Naomi Klein criticises Australia's lack of climate action

Naomi Klein

16 May 16 - Canadian author and social activist Naomi Klein has criticised Australia’s climate change policies after winning the Sydney Peace prize for her work exposing the structural causes of the climate...

Troubled Brazil prepares to roll back green laws

16 May 16 - Amidst the turmoil of the presidential impeachment process, members of Brazil’s Congress are set to dismantle environmental protection laws.

World’s poorest urge early climate change action

16 May 16 - A coalition of the world’s poorest countries will ask the developed world to boost their planned greenhouse gas cuts when they meet for UN climate talks in Bonn this week.

Unbearable heat will force populations to flee

13 May 16 - Temperatures in the Middle East and North Africa could reach unbearably high levels that would make some regions uninhabitable and increase the pressures of climate refugees.


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