You are about to hear one of the most important and most lucid deconstructions of the false promise of American energy independence.
Tony Abbott says it’s the carbon tax that’s hitting Qantas. This article tells it differently.
This post will show how ignoring early peak oil warnings by Irish oil geologist Colin Campbell led to mis-investments in the Australian car industry.
Any sense of "we’re all in this together" appears to evaporate when it comes to those industries that use the most amount of energy. If a recent lead editorial in The Times is anything to go by, there’s a sense that they are somehow above all that.
•Voters think Republican climate dissenters ‘crazy’, bipartisan poll finds •A Republican Secretary of State Urges Action on Climate Change• US investors show climate clout •Can you be sceptical about GM but believe in climate change? •You’re Getting Warmer: Another Wall Street Journal Global Warming Article Misses the Target •Outbreak of global warming optimism is naive •Flood, Rebuild, Repeat: Are We Ready for a Superstorm Sandy Every Other Year? •urope Floods to China Quake Fuel $85 Billion in Economic Losses •France adopts soft energy proposals after business flexes muscles
By focusing on developing the economy for decades, politicians and business leaders have done little to account for the environmental costs of growing industry. Now, economies worldwide are struggling to cover the increasing expenses of pollution and health care – But who is going to pay?
In the last 10 years the world’s annual car production went up from 41 million to 63 million cars in 2012, or 52%… in the same period, global liquid supplies went up only 16%, an obvious mismatch.
•China agrees to impose carbon targets by 2016 •Warming to hit half of plants, a third of animals •Geoengineering: Can We Save the Planet by Messing with Nature? •Climate Denial’s Death Knell: 97 Percent of Peer-Reviewed Science Confirms Manmade Global Warming, Consensus Overwhelming •Climate disasters displace millions of people worldwide •For Insurers, No Doubts on Climate Change
We’ve arrived at a dangerous milestone. For the first time in human history, as Amy Goodman reported this week, "the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has topped 400 parts per million."
We’ve all seen the big headlines over the few past few years proclaiming various new oil fields. These stories often go on to claim how the Age of Oilquarius is now upon us and we will swim and bath in seas of energy until the sun explodes and the universe ends.
•U.S. proposal to move fracking wastewater by barge stirs debate •More Financial Worries Coming to Light in Domestic Shale Drilling Industry •Oil Addiction, Not Fracking, Caused the 2011 Oklahoma Earthquakes •GAS LEAK! •Shale-rich Spanish region vote to ban fracking
There are signs the climate movement could be on the verge of a remarkable and surprising victory. If we read the current context correctly, and if the movement can adjust its strategy to capture the opportunity presented, it could usher in the fastest and most dramatic economic transformation in history. This would include the removal of the oil, coal and gas industries from the economy in just a few decades and their replacement with new industries and, for the most part, entirely new companies. It would be the greatest transfer of wealth and power between industries and countries the world has ever seen.