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Peter Forbes: We are heading for a New Cretaceous, not for a new normal

A lazy buzz phrase – ‘Is this the new normal?’ – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · 4 Comments

Jake Johnson: With Planet in ‘Crisis Mode,’ Bernie Sanders Rips Trump White House for ‘Dangerous’ Dismissal of Climate Science

“You have an administration that virtually does not even recognize the reality of climate change and their policies, working with the fossil fuel industry, are making a bad situation worse.” … Continue reading

October 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tim Radford: Scientists predict a probable worldwide die-off of vegetation as a result of climate change

Humans are triggering a huge vegetation change which will disrupt their own environment. It has happened before, but this time it is happening fast. LONDON, 7 September 2018 – The … Continue reading

September 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tim Radford: Rising Sea Levels Come At Steeper Cost

Rising sea levels bring the prospect of more violence and expense. Four new studies confirm the menace of the waves. LONDON, 2 March, 2018 – Delay in slowing rising sea … Continue reading

March 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bhikkhu Bodhi: A Decision Cruel and Callous

Much has been written over the last several days about the political and economic repercussions of Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out from the Paris Climate Agreement. It’s been … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ken Ward: In Praise of Trump Pulling Out of the Paris Climate Pact

To the dismay of our allies, the White House announced the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. But as a patriot and climate activist, I’m not dismayed. I actually … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · 4 Comments

Tim Radford: Urban heat islands leave cities sweltering

Many city dwellers face a hotter future than their suburban and rural peers.  LONDON, 1 June, 2017 – Many of the world’s great cities are about to feel the heat. A … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

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