Climate Science

04/12/17
Author: 
Bill McKibben

If we don't win very quickly on climate change, then we will never win. That's the core truth about global warming. It's what makes it different from every other problem our political systems have faced. I wrote the first book for a general audience about climate change in 1989 – back when one had to search for examples to help people understand what the "greenhouse effect" would feel like. We knew it was coming, but not how fast or how hard.

01/11/17
Author: 
Mia Rabson
Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna speaks to reporters on an Ottawa River boat on Aug. 21, 2017. File photo by Andrew Meade

The Canadian Press

Canada has no immediate plans to raise its targets for cutting emissions, despite pressure from the United Nations to step it up or risk the failure of the Paris climate change agreement.

31/10/17
Author: 
Matt McGrath
GETTY IMAGES Image caption Emissions from human activities have levelled off but concentrations in the atmosphere continue to grow

30 October 2017

Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Last year's increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years.

Researchers say a combination of human activities and the El Niño weather phenomenon drove CO2 to a level not seen in 800,000 years.

Scientists say this risks making global temperature targets largely unattainable.

18/10/17
Author: 
Ashifa Kassam

Alberta’s oil and gas industry – Canada’s largest producer of fossil fuel resources – could be emitting 25 to 50% more methane than previously believed, new research has suggested.

20/09/17
Author: 
Tim Radford

20 September, 2017 − Scientists in the UK have good news for the 195 nations that pledged to limit global warming to well below 2°C: it can be done.

18/09/17
Author: 
Gary Robbins

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There’s a very small but distinct possibility that rapid global warming could pose an “existential threat” to the survival of humans by 2050, UC San Diego said Thursday in one of the most dire forecasts yet about climate change.

01/09/17
Author: 
LOUIS PROYECT

Between 1872 and 1882, Frederick Engels worked on a book titled “The Dialectics of Nature” that sought to apply Marxist dialectics to the natural world.

24/08/17
Author: 
Jamie Morton

Kiwi scientists have helped unlock a 12,000-year-old frozen "time capsule" that could change the way nations tackle climate change.

15/08/17
Author: 
Michael Friedman
people in a sardine can

Growing concerns about climate change and other environmental trends have set off the next round of old Malthusian diagnoses and solutions.

As a case in point, ecological economist William E. Rees recently wrote in the Canadian alternative magazine The Tyee (“Staving Off the Coming Global Collapse” July 17, 2017):

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