Important new paper challenges IPCC’s claims about climate sensitivity

Official IPCC estimates of future global warming may be overestimated London, September 20 – A new paper reduces the estimate of climate sensitivity – the amount of warming expected for a doubling of carbon dioxide concentrations – by one third. The results therefore suggest that future global warming will be much less than expected. The […]

Energy justice – The Global Warming Policy Foundation

For some, energy is a matter of life or death. The developed world demands expensive and unreliable renewable energy on the poorest people, who simply cannot afford it. In the future, these actions will seem extremely immoral. GWPF has published a series of papers highlighting the dire impact that climate policy in the developed world […]

New Brand of Activist Takes Aim at Ukraine War and Climate Crisis, Together

BRUSSELS – Emmanuel Macron, President of France, has just finished a speech at a major conference on Europe. As he lingered on stage, enjoying admiration and taking photos with fans, he knew little that two young women in the back of the room were watching him closely. “There are no metal barriers,” Dominika Lasota whispered. […]

Hundreds of homeless die in extreme heat

PHOENIX (AP) – Hundreds of blue, green and gray tents are pitched under the sun’s burning rays in downtown Phoenix, a jumble of thin canvas and plastic along dusty sidewalks. Here, in the hottest big city in America, thousands of homeless people swell as summer’s triple digit temperatures dawn. The stuffy tent city ballooned amid […]

God and Horses at the Pre-Apocalypse

Perhaps the thing that has changed for me is a newfound and intense interest in the Local. I do not know about glacier refuge, but I do know of armed Fulani herdsmen who infiltrated my uncle’s house in Jos, Nigeria. I do not know about marine isotope stages, but I do know what my firefighter […]

Republican Drive to Tilt Courts Against Climate Action Reaches a Crucial Moment

WASHINGTON — Within days, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision that could severely limit the federal government’s authority to reduce carbon dioxide from power plants — pollution that is dangerously heating the planet. But it’s only a start. The case, West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, is […]

Opinion | Spring Now Comes With a Secret Dread

EAST CHATHAM, NY – It’s always a relief when the swallows return. One day they are suddenly here, flickering around the eaves of the house, and whatever has been waiting for them to start – like spring – can now begin. Same with the top left, returning a little later. One day in early May, […]

Restoring native predators can control invasive species – if they pass these tests

Joshua P Twining, Author provided As humans have spread out across the planet we have killed larger predators and other species we fear and compete with, confining them to history or to tiny remnants of their vast ranges. This process was particularly successful across Britain and Ireland, where the wolves and lynx people once lived […]

Petrol prices are rising, but fuel duty cuts aren’t the answer

MagicBones / shutterstock Rising fuel prices are adding pressure on households already struggling to cover basic costs of energy, housing and food. In the face of this there are calls to (further) cut fuel duty, the tax on each litre of diesel and petrol bought in the UK. Current rates are just under £0.53 per […]