That might sound crazy. These days, with the Trump gang on a smashing spree through America's science and environmental laws, it's easy to feel pessimistic. It's easy to think that with progress
Think back to early 2004. Oil cost around $40 per barrel1-on the high side compared to the previous few decades but not much out of the ordinary. Gasoline still cost under $2.00 a gallon for most of the country. The evening news was more concerned with wardrobe gaffes by Janet Jackson (too little, at the Super Bowl) and President Bush (too much, on the USS Abraham Lincoln) than with energy prices.
Gore and partner David Blood call on companies to "do their fiduciary duty" and identify carbon risks in their portfolios.
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The IPCC fifth climate change report lays out a carbon budget that we must follow if we're to keep the world under a temperature rise of 2C over pre-industrial levels - the widely accepted level above
2013/09/29: The fossil fuel industry hurts the climate – and the economy. In Norway, environmentalists and labour union activists have formed a new alliance, and published a book on how to wean the country off oil.
Alexander White: Australia must stop investing in carbon-intensive industries, global climate campaigners announce as they take on the fossil fuel industry
Climate advocates need to focus as much on oil as we have on coal, breaking its monopoly and driving its price -- and investment value -- down.
If we could see the world with a particularly illuminating set of spectacles, one of its most prominent features at the moment would be a giant carbon bubble, whose bursting someday will make the housing bubble of 2007 look like a lark. As yet -- as we shall see -- it's unfortunately largely invisible to us.
Anytime coal's cost to America is discussed, the coal industry reflexively talks about what an economic lifeline it is for the states in which it operates. Headwaters Economics, a Bozeman-bas