Odd – Dept. of Homeland Security testing programs for climate change as 'national threat'

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Protecting the infrastructure of American cities from the effects of climate change is rising on the agenda of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a top agency official. “Increasingly, we’ve moved not only from a security focus to a resiliency focus,” said Caitlin Durkovich, assistant secretary for…

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Protect the poor – from climate change policies

Cornwall Alliance works to ensure reliable, affordable energy for poor families worldwide | Guest essay by Paul Driessen | In a more rational, moral, compassionate, scientifically literate world, this Cornwall declaration would not be needed. It assesses the “far-reaching, costly policies” that the world’s governments are adopting, supposedly to prevent global warming and climate change.…

The Air Comes Out of the Climate Change Talks

Rupert Darwall writes in “Real Clear Politics” Tuesday’s climate summit at the U.N. may well mark a turning point in the long-running talks as the reality sinks in that they are heading nowhere. For sure, the rhetoric is unchanged. Recently appointed U.N. peace messenger Leonardo DiCaprio is the show’s newest star, telling the meeting that…

Aussie Government Holds Firm against Climate Bullying

Eric Worrall writes: The Australian Abbott government has, in the last few days, endured significant pressure from President Obama, and other committed greens, to join their efforts to chase the carbon dragon. I’m happy to report that, so far, Abbott seems to be sticking to his commitment to avoid enacting costly climate policies, such as…