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Could a technological fix save the planet from climate change? – FRANCE 24 English

Pessimism is growing about humanity’s ability to save the planet as world leaders prepare to convene for climate change talks at the COP26 summit in Glasgow on October 31. Faced with increasingly apocalyptic projections, some scientists are calling for plans…

‘Wake Up! Grow Up! Shut Up!’: Sky News Host Takes On Greta Thunberg

Have you got two minutes to spare watching a teenage climate scold get her comeuppance? A commentator on Sky News Australia ripped the hypocrisy behind the children’s crusade demanding extreme measures to solve a problem that for thirty years or…

Updated NDCs set world on track for 2.7 degrees of warming by 2100 – Landscape News

For the latest climate change science, join the Global Landscapes Forum at COP 26 for GLF Climate (5-7 November, 2021). As the world gets ready for the most important climate conference of the year, COP26, governments’ climate targets remain far from sufficient….

Offshore wind Bill debated in Canberra to unlock offshore wind energy resource

Greater Gabbard Windfarm Courtesy SSE “For a government that talks up ‘technology not taxes’ it is so disappointing that we’ve had to wait so long for this legislation” says Labor MP Kate Thwaites, who says the ALP supports the #OffshoreWindBill…

Australia at COP26 diary

Design for a Billboard at COP26 Glasgow crowdfunded by Dan Ilic UN climate conference, the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) is ocurring in Glasgow from Monday November 1 to Friday November 12, 2021 (but may also go overtime into…

Democracies that fail to act on climate change face ‘existential’ threat – Reuters

LONDON, Oct 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Climate change poses “an existential challenge” for democratic governments and could lead to more authoritarian rule if efforts to curb global warming founder, fuelling a surge in catastrophic impacts from hunger to heatwaves,…

Australia Pledges ‘Net Zero’ Emissions by 2050. Its Plan Makes That Hard to Believe.

SYDNEY, Australia — After months of debate and delay, the Australian government on Tuesday promised to reach “net zero” emissions by 2050, unveiling a plan built on hope and investment in low-emissions technologies. Promising jobs and no new taxes or…

Morrison Net Zero 2050 Plan a fraud, with plans to double coal exports, new gas expansion

Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor with ‘Net zero Plan’ slide Prime Minister Scott Morrison accompanied by Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor announced Australia’s commitment to Net Zero by 2050. But there will be no change to…

COP26 will decide the direction of the fight against global warming: Here’s what needs to go right – Firstpost

The ConversationOct 25, 2021 17:14:17 IST A week from today, a crucial round of United Nations climate change negotiations will begin in Glasgow and the stakes could not be higher. By the end, we’ll know how far nations are willing…

Australia’s 2030 climate targets for COP26

Source: Climate Council: from Paris to Glasgow report, 21 October, 2021 The Nationals have now given in principle support for Net zero by 2050. But 2050 is so far in the distance it is effectively irrelevant to what commitment and…

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