Time to Wake the Odd Man of Asia

Guest essay by Viv Forbes Japan has 45 new high-energy, low-emission (HELE) coal-fired power plants on the drawing boards. These will probably burn high quality Australian coal. And despite the…

UN Secretary General: Climate Change an "Existential Threat" to Humanity

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Just in case you missed this month’s failed Bonn climate summit (don’t forget the extended session in Bangkok), or the Melbourne Climate Adaption Conference earlier…

Claim: U.N. data reflects greening of the Earth, not carbon dioxide

NASA says the greening of the planet is due to increased CO2, these guys are arguing against that, saying increased forest growth “correlates strongly to the UN Development Programme’s Human…

The Conversation: Talking Up Carbon Taxes will Win Conservatives

Guest essay by Eric Worrall University of Queensland Literature PhD student Jamie Freestone thinks the way to convince Conservatives to support climate action is to make climate action sound Conservative.…

The Conversation: UN Security Council Should Crackdown to Enforce the Paris Climate Agreement

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Keele University PHD researcher Ashley Murphy is disappointed that the United Nations is not using its authoritarian might to coerce nations into addressing climate change…

Bad news for wind power: globally, winds are slowing

Of course, global warming, the universal boogey man, gets the blame Near-surface wind speeds over landmasses across the planet have dropped by as much as 25% since the 1970s, and…

Study: variations in global warming trend are caused by oceans

More vindication for Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. who has said that global ocean heat content is the best metric for tracking global warming. From the University of Southampton: New study…

California’s Boneheaded Solar Remedy for Climate Change

Good intentions can make for awful policies. by Steve Chapman In the world of government policy, two chief dangers always loom. The first is people with bad intentions using every…

Study: Globalization could undermine efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

From the UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA and the thwarted schemes department. New research reveals the growth of carbon production from Chinese exports has slowed or reversed, reflecting a “new phase…

Study: 'insurance industry dangerously unprepared for extreme weather'

From the UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO and the “maybe the insurance companies know something you don’t” department As historic flooding caused by climate change devastates communities in New Brunswick and British Columbia,…