Inside Climate News - Today's Climate

  • 10.11.19

    World Needs a Massive Carbon Tax to Limit Climate Change, IMF Says

    Washington Post

    A global agreement to make fossil fuel burning more expensive is urgent and the most efficient way of fighting climate change, an International Monetary Fund study found. The group found that a global tax of $75 per ton by 2030 could limit the planet's warming to 2 degrees Celsius.

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  • 10.11.19

    Youth Climate Activists Ramp Up the Pressure

    InsideClimate News

    From school strikes to the harder edge of Extinction Rebellion, young climate activists are making their voices heard—and they're increasingly politically engaged.

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  • 10.11.19

    Google Made Large Contributions to Climate Change Deniers

    The Guardian

    Tech giant Google has made "substantial" contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington despite its insistence that it supports political action on the climate crisis, The Guardian reports.

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NY Times - Global Warming and Climate Change

  • 10.14.19

    The Case Against Doing Nothing

    Taking a fatalist approach to climate change — or anything else — merely plays into conservative hands.
  • 10.14.19

    A Warming Climate Is Changing Sukkot

    In our town, fall weather has always meant the harvest holiday was near. Now, I fear that connection will be lost.
  • 10.14.19

    Turning Off the Lights in California

    The state faces enormous challenges to prevent the catastrophic wildfires of recent years.

The Guardian - Keep it in the Ground

  • 10.14.19

    Protecting the planet for future generations | Letters

    John Bird outlines his new bill to tackle the climate crisis, academics call for protection of tropical habitats and Ahmad O Al-Khowaiter defends Saudi Aramco’s record. Plus letters from Wiebina Heesterman, Paul Donovan, Sarah Williamson and Siobhan Benita

    The protests led by Extinction Rebellion remind us that there are more pressing problems than Britain’s withdrawal from the EU (Of course these protests are inconvenient. They are designed to disrupt us, Editorial, 11 October).

    Exploitative capitalism has sacrificed our wellbeing – and much of the planet’s resources – on the altar of unlimited growth, binding the hands of those yet to be born.

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  • 10.14.19

    Cuadrilla says it is not planning to abandon fracking in Lancashire

    Green campaigners cheered removal of drilling equipment at weekend but firm to press on

    Cuadrilla is not abandoning its fracking ambitions in Lancashire and still plans to apply for an extension to its shale gas campaign, the company has said.

    The company hopes to apply to Lancashire county council to extend drilling at the Preston New Road site beyond a 30 November cut-off point. Work had been suspended in August after the location recorded its largest ever tremor and Cuadrilla hopes to lodge its appeal once a review of the quake is completed.

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  • 10.14.19

    How do we rein in the fossil fuel industry? Here are eight ideas

    Individual action alone won’t solve the climate crisis. So what political changes might help?

    Individual actions, such as flying less or buying electric cars, are helpful, but they will be futile without collective political action to slash emissions on a corporate, national and global scale. Politicians need to feel this is a priority for the electorate. That means keeping the subject high on the agenda for MPs with questions, protests, emails, social media posts, lobbying by NGOs and most of all through voting choices. Politicians need to know the public is behind them if they are to take on the petrochemical industry.

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