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World can meet growing food demands and limit warming to 1.5C, study says

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Rice is dried before being sold at a women’s group processing center in Sourou Province, Burkina Faso. Credit: Jake Lyell/Alamy Stock Photo.

Carbon emissions from agriculture can be significantly cut while still meeting the food demands of the world’s growing population, a new study says

October 2, 2017 — Agriculture and food production is responsible for around 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Slashing the sector’s emissions is considered to be key to limiting global warming Continue reading World can meet growing food demands and limit warming to 1.5C, study says

Sky-high carbon tax needed to avoid climate catastrophe, say experts

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The aim of a steep tax on carbon would be essential to meet the targets set by the Cop21 Paris Agreement in 2015, the experts said. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Economists, including Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern, say taxes of $100 per metric tonne could be needed by 2030

May 29, 2017 — A group of leading economists warned on Monday that the world risks catastrophic global warming in just 13 years unless countries ramp up taxes on carbon emissions to as much as $100 (£77) per metric tonne. Continue reading Sky-high carbon tax needed to avoid climate catastrophe, say experts

Australia must put a price on carbon, say institutional investors

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The Investor Group on Climate Change has urged the government to take concreted steps to unlock new investment. Photograph: Hamish Blair/Getty Images

Move needed to drive orderly transition to low-emissions power sources, Investor Group on Climate Change says

March 7, 2017 — The Turnbull government needs to put a price on carbon to unlock new investment in the electricity sector and drive an orderly transition to low-emissions power sources, according to the Investor Group on Climate Change. Continue reading Australia must put a price on carbon, say institutional investors

Analysis: UK carbon emissions fell 6% in 2016 after record drop in coal use

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‘disused welsh coal mining tower, wheels at top drive lift for deep underground mining trucks and mining’ Credit: redmal/iStock/Getty Images

Carbon Brief analysis shows the UK’s CO2 emissions fell by 5.8% in 2016, after a record 52% drop in coal use

March 6, 2017 — The reduction would leave UK CO2 emissions some 36% below 1990 levels. The huge fall in CO2 from coal use in 2016 was partially offset by increased emissions from oil (up 1.6%) and gas (up 12.5%). Continue reading Analysis: UK carbon emissions fell 6% in 2016 after record drop in coal use

Americans are confused on climate, but support cutting carbon pollution

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Americans love clean energy and climate policies. Photograph: Alamy

There’s broad support for climate policies in every state and county, but Americans view global warming as a distant problem

March 6, 2017 — The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication published the findings of its 2016 survey on American public opinion about climate change. The results are Continue reading Americans are confused on climate, but support cutting carbon pollution

Figuring out the Keys to Convincing People about Global Warming

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A commuter bus running on diesel fuel emits thick trail of pollutants in Jakarta. New research shows that when people understand that humans are causing global warming, they’re more likely to be concerned about the problem. Photograph: Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images

Understanding the greenhouse effect, the expert consensus, and that humans are causing global warming are gateways to support for climate policies

May 5, 2016 — The latest survey data from Yale and George Mason universities underscores the partisan divide on climate science denial – 73% of Americans realize that global warming is happening, including 71% of liberal/moderate Republicans, but the average is Continue reading Figuring out the Keys to Convincing People about Global Warming

Essential poll shows Labor maintains a 52-48, two-party preferred lead

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Labor’s four-point lead in the polls is the same as last week. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The poll shows 57% support for Labor’s carbon emissions policy and 43% of voters in favor of negative gearing

May 3, 2016 — Labor has maintained a 52-48, two-party preferred lead in the latest Essential poll, and also received majority support for its carbon policy. Continue reading Essential poll shows Labor maintains a 52-48, two-party preferred lead

A global coalition mapping and motivating decarbonization

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Diplomats, business leaders, World Bank staff, and strategic partners gather just before the inaugural High-Level Assembly of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. Photograph: Joseph Robertson

A coalition of governments, oil companies, and other key parties works for climate action and carbon pricing

April 25, 2016 — Would it surprise you to learn that governments, oil companies, NGOs and major investors are coming together to map—and to motivate—the decarbonization of the global economy?

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How PH firms can surf the climate change wave

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The global shift to more sustainable practices creates a huge demand for data services and technology opportunities

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 7, 2016) — Climate change is considered one of the most pressing issues confronting nations across the globe today. The urgency was underscored late last year when 195 governments came together at the COP21 summit in Paris, where they reached a landmark agreement.

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Middle East Summers Could Become Unlivable By End of Century

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The “father of global warming” has a dire warning for people living in hot, tropical locales

March 2, 2016 — James Hansen has a dire warning for the Middle East and tropical areas: Summer is coming.

Continue reading Middle East Summers Could Become Unlivable By End of Century