In this podcast, Sir Mark Walport, chief scientific advisor to the UK government, and Nazia Mintz-Habib, from the Centre of Development Studies, Cambridge University, talk about climate change in relation to the challenges and possible solutions for the United Kingdom and the global South.
Majority of Canadians support more action on climate change
As Earth Month approaches during the year of Canada’s 150th birthday, Canadians are looking to the future with support for more action on climate change and increased renewable energy generation. These results come from a recent poll conducted by Environics Research Group and commissioned by Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider. According to the Canada 150 Climate Change Survey, the majority (57%) of Canadians think the country should be doing more to address climate change. Millennia...
Cities taking action, learning from each other to adapt to climate change
Despite budgetary challenges, cities and towns across Europe are taking action to put in place measures that will help them adapt to the impacts of climate change. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) report released today highlights the opportunities open to municipalities to share best practices and how they can support projects like green roofs or expanding city parks to help alleviate the negative effects of climate change. The EEA report“Financing urban adaptation to climate change,”takes a...
AEF reacts to Government launch of major consultations on Heathrow expansion and airport change
“These proposals tinker at the edges in terms of how noise is measured, communicated and spread out, and the Government still maintains that we will somehow have London’s air quality crisis resolved before a new runway makes it worse again.But the fundamental question about whether this endless growth in the number of aircraft flying in and out of the UK can in reality be delivered without compromising climate change targets (which are being quietly ignored) or sacrificing public health and wellbeing...
NOAA Climate Change Claims Reinforced
Temperature and salinity data measured from Argo floats are playing a critical role in disproving misinformation being promoted by climate change skeptics, who had previously claimed that the ocean warming trend had slowed down between 1998 and 2012 (popularized as the "Global Warming Hiatus"). NOAA received some much needed backup from scientists at UC Berkley on January 4th, when they published another independent study backing up NOAA`s estimate that the oceans have continued to warm at a rate of 0.12 degrees...
World Bank introducing new fossil fuel subsidies, undermining its own climate change commitments and forest protection efforts
New analysis of Bank’s $5-billion-dollar policy loans shows lender supporting investment incentives for coal and other fossil fuel projects in Southeast Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East, threatening climate change efforts, indigenous groups and natural resources. World Bank policy loans are creating subsidies for coal, gas and oil projects and undercutting initiatives to build wind, solar and geothermal power infrastructure and protect vulnerable rainforests, including the Amazon, a new...