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Doomsday Climate Predictions: Wrong Then, Wrong Now

How many doomsday predictions about the Earth’s climate must fail before they finally get broadly ignored and dismissed out of hand? Considering the track record of climate predictions that turned out to be false, we are well passed the moment…

Climate change: What can I do about it and other questions – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images “The moment of crisis has come” in efforts to tackle climate change, Sir David Attenborough has warned. He spoke as BBC News launched a year of special coverage on global warming. Here are our answers to…

Sub-national ‘climate clubs’ could offer key to combating climate change

(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) ‘Climate clubs’ offering membership for sub-national states, in addition to just countries, could speed up progress towards a globally harmonized climate change policy, which in turn offers a way to achieve stronger climate policies in all countries. This is the key finding of a new study by researchers from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), recently published in the open-access journal Environmental Research Letters.

New decade starts with climate change bills, regulatory rollbacks and investor pressure – Axios

We’ve had enough news in recent days to suggest we’re 13 months, not days, into this decade. Driving the news: President Trump pushes the biggest changes to environmental law in 50 years, the world’s biggest investor is going big on…

Australia fires live: NSW and Victoria bushfire clean up ahead of deteriorating conditions – latest updates

And for those who missed Shane Fitzsimmons on the issue of hazard reduction burns this morning: News Breakfast (@BreakfastNews) “We are not environmental bastards.”@NSWRFS Commissioner @RFSCommissioner on hazard reduction burning, which he stresses is not the panacea for stopping fires…

Climate change and the Victorian bushfire crisis

The science and warnings for this Bushfire crisis were well known and ignored. This was criminal negligence by our political leaders of the highest order. See my twitter thread on #bushfires to Darren Chester MP interview on BBC on 30/12…

As Fires Rage, Australia Sees Its Leader as Missing in Action – The New York Times

HASTINGS, Australia — The posters have popped up on streets around Australia, showing the prime minister looking very tropical: floral wreath on his head, ocean-blue shirt open at the collar. “MISSING,” they blared. “Your country is on fire.” The immediate…

How Billionaires Steyer and Bloomberg Corrupted Climate Science

This is a story of American democracy. In one sense, it’s a noble story. People with shared values have come together to petition the government and the public on their political aims, just as envisioned by James Madison in Federalist…