Carbon markets aren’t working. Time to stop burning fossil fuels

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This year sees the 20th anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol. That’s 20 years of wasted time in addressing climate change. Don’t believe me? The graph above shows the Keeling curve – the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere measured at Mauna Loa Observatory. On 22 May 2017, it stood at 410 parts per million. […]

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May 29, 2017 at 11:50PM

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from Chris Lang

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G7 communique acknowledges split with U.S. on climate

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By Noah Barkin and Crispian Balmer | May 29 2017 (Reuters) In an unusual admission, Group of Seven (G7) leaders said in their final communique on Saturday that they had failed […]

May 29, 2017 at 10:55PM

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from Raquel Silva

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Urban emissions could be cut by seventy per cent

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A researcher has developed a mathematical model that determines the optimal conditions for sustainable urban distribution. The model can reduce logistical pressure in cities and make goods transport more sustainable. In some cases, it may be possible to reduce emissions in cities by seventy per cent.

May 29, 2017 at 10:54PM

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Jared Kushner Probably Isn’t Going To Save The Paris Climate Deal

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If you thought Jared Kushner and wife Ivanka Trump were the best hope for preserving United States’ participation in the Paris climate agreement, sorry.

There’s been lots of talk that President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law would emerge as primary advocates for maintaining the U.S. commitment to the global agreement on addressing climate change. But not much public evidence has surfaced supporting that case. And in Monday’s lengthy New York Times piece about Kushner’s role in the White House, there’s this:

Mr. Kushner appears to be modifying his centrist stances. Instead of urging the president to keep the United States in the Paris climate accord, as he sought to months ago, he has come to believe the standards in the agreement need to be changed, a person close to him said.

Trump has delayed a decision on the Paris agreement. On Saturday he tweeted that he would make a final determination next week ― after he butted heads with European leaders over climate change last week at the G7 meeting of major industrialized democracies.

 

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May 29, 2017 at 09:30PM

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from Kate Sheppard

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