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Can liberal democracy survive climate change? – Open Future – The Economist

DESPITE RAGING forest fires and images of receding glaciers, the consequences of climate change seem vague and abstract, buried under a mountain of stats and UN reports. Many know the effects will be terrible but policymakers and journalists struggle to…

Air quality to remain a problem in India despite pollution control policies

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) According to an independent study released today by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW), more than 674 million Indian citizens are likely to breathe air with high concentrations of PM2.5 in 2030, even if India were to comply with its existing pollution control policies and regulations.

Green New Deal Fantasy A Democrat Nightmare

It turns out that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal (GND) isn’t so popular after all. In a Senate resolution vote this week, not one senator– not even the Senate bill’s chief sponsor Ed Markey, D-Mass. — voted in favor of it. Aside from a couple…

GWPF Report: For All Its Green Talk, China Is Sticking To Fossil Fuels

While leaders of western countries fret about their greenhouse gas emissions in Katowice, China is forging ahead with new projects and investments in coal and gas. According to a new paper from the Global Warming Foundation (GWPF), the Communist Party’s survival depends…

Climate Alarmists Are Keeping Poor People In The Dark — Literally

I recently returned from a Petroleum and Energy Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), which put into stark relief the moral imperative of developing fossil fuels, especially for the poorest people in developing countries. By implication, it reinforced…

Climate Change ‘Feedback Loop:’ How Extreme Weather Ups CO2 Emissions – Fortune

A record-smashing heat wave isn’t just a symptom of climate change—in a way, it’s also contributing to it. Efforts to moderate extreme weather—blasting air conditioning or cranking up the heat—in 2018 were one of the major factors behind surging global…

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As investors demand action on sustainability, Europe leads the way

Even during the current volatility, investor expectations around environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have continued to rise.Whether driven by EU legislation or EU sovereign fund investment policies, or electing to prioritize ESG principles on their own, eurozone companies are distinctly ahead of the rest of the world in adopting sustainability metrics.

Merkel To Kill Ambitious EU Climate Plan

The theatrics of the Brexit crisis are making this week’s European Council summit in Brussels look like 27 against one. But in other business, the European Union is often a story of 15 versus 13. That is the Western countries…

Why The Right Should Adore AOC With Every Fiber Of Their Beings

My dearest Alexandria, I love you. I love you platonically, unconditionally, and without reservations. My adoration for you knows no bounds. Alexandria, you are the best thing that’s happened to us since California politicians four times your age discovered Botox….

Great Lakes already hit by climate change – Duluth News Tribune

That was the summary finding of a new report, released Thursday, compiled by 18 scientists from across the region, both U.S. and Canadian. The scientists gathered data from a broad range of previous studies that looked at ecosystems, economics, climate,…