Posts Tagged ‘climate change‘

Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF

The IMF calls the revelation “shocking” and says the figure is an “extremely robust” estimate of the true cost of fossil fuels. The $5.3tn subsidy estimated for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments. The vast sum is largely

The Seven Dimensions of Climate Change: Join the New Conversation

Einstein said everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler. So what’s the right kind of simple for the world’s most complex challenge? I really appreciate one of the reasons listed for this type of distinguishing conversation: to “encourage necessary conversations between individuals

Top 12 threats to humanity

Earlier this month researchers at the Global Challenges Foundation released a thorough and unsettling look at what threatens human civilization. To give you an idea of the types of items that truly threaten us: number 1 on the list is A.I. and number 12 is Bad

Pope Francis will call for the religious vote to act on climate change

In 2015, the pope will issue a lengthy message on the subject to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, give an address to the UN general assembly and call a summit of the world’s main religions…“Our academics supported the pope’s initiative to influence next year’s crucial

Chart: Which countries are decarbonizing the fastest?

Carbon intensity has to fall 6.2% each year to halt global warming. It’s falling 0.9%…Note that Australia has made the biggest decarbonization gains in recent years, with its carbon intensity declining 4.6 percent since 2008, thanks in part to a big drop in electricity use and a

Attempts to stop catastrophic climate change are futile, says UN report

Anti-emissions policies adopted by world governments are decreasing the amount of harmful gas emitted in some countries, but the report warns it’s not enough when developing nations produce more gases than limited political controls can remove. Emissions in most Western countries are falling as economies

Tech Can’t Save Us From Global Warming Catastrophe

discoverynews: Tech Can’t Save Us From Global Warming Catastrophe Big ideas like space mirrors and creating more clouds won’t help with global warming, but cutting emissions will, argues a new study. Read more