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What the world can do to avoid irreversible human and environmental harm

The scientific climate change marathon continues next week with the release of the third Working Group report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This follows the release of the reports of the first (the Physical Science Basis) and second working group (Impacts Adaptation and Vulnerability) respectively. The first two reports laid solid ground […]

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Climate Change: Apocalypse Now and the Trillion Dollar Challenge

You may have seen apocalyptic headlines in the press recently. Headlines warning that climate change will be felt ‘on all continents and across the oceans’, and that the world faces a ‘violent, sicker, poorer future’. Well stay with me, and I’ll explain why we might not be facing ‘apocalypse now’. The headlines came from the […]

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UN climate impact report: science facts, humans must act

The science is clearer now than ever before. And the science is telling us that at even relatively low levels of warming, there will be serious impacts to people and the fragile ecosystems that sustain us. Indeed, we are already seeing this happening. Even more warming will lead to even more serious consequences. These are […]

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The Climate Prediction: hot and getting hotter, rain with floods

Climate change impacts everything, everywhere. It threatens to undo everything that conservation organizations like WWF have achieved over the last half-century. Both people and the natural world are feeling the effects, which are consequential and growing. Extreme weather impacts fragile ecosystems that people depend on for food and their livelihoods. And the age of extreme […]

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3 years later: post-Fukushima Japanese energy vision and the world

Today marks the third anniversary of East Japan great earthquake and Fukushima nuclear accident. Even after three years, there are still people suffering from the direct damage caused by the tragic event of earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear power plant accident in Fukushima. Our hearts are with those who suffered and are still suffering. When […]

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World’s Largest Fund to Review Climate Change Impact

Norway has just made a stride forward on coal, oil and gas investments and climate change. Global institutional investors must do the same, and Norway must now lead on clean, renewable energy investments. For the past two months a proposal has been on the table in Norway to make a historic move to divest from […]

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Norway Missing Easy Win on Coal

By Zoe Caron On Friday, the Government of Norway announced it would be launching an expert committee to do a year-long review on the carbon exposure of their sovereign wealth fund. Carbon exposure is about looking at the climate change impact of investments in things like coal, oil and gas. This proposal comes as a […]

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World Wildlife Day

Kellie Caught, National Manager Climate Change, WWF-Australia, talks to Climasphere about why tackling climate change is imperative to protecting our wildlife. Imagine your favourite wild animal or place, like the majestic polar bear bounding across the northern ice tundras, a graceful turtle gliding through the Great Barrier Reef, a soulful orang-utan swinging through the magnificent […]

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Global coalition on renewables established

Global coalition on renewables established 36 founding members kickstart the initiative By Dr Stephan Singer Many sectors of society have global bodies representing them. For example, we have the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Trade Union Confederation, the United Nations and their respective global thematic bodies and many more international players alike. But we […]

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Critical materials for the transition to a 100% sustainable energy future

Renewable energy resource constraints must be addresssed

By Dr Stephan Singer Like a drumroll that grows louder and stronger, so the call by some world leaders, activists, governments and citizens for increased renewable energy investment and supply is growing louder and stronger. It’s obvious why. Global politics permitting, we know it is possible for renewable energy to fuel the world reliably while […]

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