Climate Scientists Propose Radical Solutions, Including Nuclear Energy

December 2, 2013 by Rod Adams

Climate Scientists and Nuclear Solutions

The best chance for humans to avert the worst risks of both accessible fossil fuel depletion and global climate change is for people who generally agree on those risks to begin working together to improve our ability to use nuclear energy.[read more]

Epic Fail: Australia's Climate Change Performance Report Card 'Poor to Very Poor'

November 24, 2013 by Nigel Morris

Australia Climate Change Performance

Each year organizations produce a detailed index on the worlds nations and how they are progressing towards reducing emissions. Australia has just got a rotten report card, and it highlights the impact that the whole continent is having.[read more]

'Show Me the Money,' or CO2 Mitigation at COP 19?

November 20, 2013 by David Hone

Mitigation at COP 19

After the first week of the Warsaw COP, an observer could be excused for wondering what exactly the thousands of delegates meeting here were actually discussing. The closest the negotiators came to talking about CO2 mitigation was when Japan announced its new 2020 target.[read more]

Correcting the Math of the '50 to 1 Project'

November 5, 2013 by Gernot Wagner

A nine-minute video, released earlier this fall, argues that climate mitigation is 50 times more expensive than adaptation. We analyzed the accompanying “sources and math” document. In short, the author shows a disconcerting lack of understanding of climate science and economics.[read more]

Could IT Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 16% by 2020?

December 19, 2012 by Clifton Yin

The Global e-Sustainability Initiative, an information and communication technology (ICT) industry partnership, just released a new report that details how expanded use of ICT could cut global greenhouse gas emissions by 16.5% by 2020 and offset $1.9 trillion in gross energy and fuel costs. Unsurprisingly, the power and transportation sectors are found to have the highest potential for GHG emission reduction via greater ICT adoption.[read more]

All of The Above

August 8, 2011 by Gernot Wagner

When most talk climate policy, they talk mitigation: decrease our ever increasing flow of carbon into the atmospheric sewer. Another piece of the puzzle is adaptation. We are way past the point where mitigation alone will do. We know we’ll feel the consequences of global warming for years, decades, and centuries to come. That’s why we...[read more]

A Aventura Calculada

March 4, 2008 by Eddy De Clercq

As you might know, I’m member of the environmental advisory body in my town. This is a rather active advisory board with 9 regular and 3 special meetings (board meetings excluded) in 2007. It shouldn’t be the intention of an advisory board to put an extra burden on something we want to protect by meeting. Therefore, I suggested that we...[read more]