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
Chinese miners dug up 3.87 billion tonnes of coal last year, leaving the country grappling with major environmental problems from crippling air pollution to dried-up riverbeds
If we're going to limit global warming to less than 2C, Australia will need to keep more than 90% of its coal reserves in the ground.
The Climate Mobilization launched seven months ago, when we began spreading the Pledge to Mobilize at the People's Climate March in New York City. Our mission is to initiate a WWII-scale mobilization that protects civilization and the natural world from climate catastrophe. Climate truth is central to this mission. - By Margaret Klein Salamon
Technocrats have failed to fix climate change. Now activists are trying moral appeals.
Carbon Tracker Initiative's Anthony Hobley argues that far from being a disaster for clean tech, low oil prices could aid decarbonisation efforts
Late in 2014, we saw iron ore and coal prices fall. Now we are seeing oil prices tumble, dipping to less than US$50 a barrel, half the price of a year ago. In all cases, these price collapses reflect the
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A growing minority of investors and regulators are probing the possibility that untapped deposits of oil, gas and coal -- valued at trillions of dollars globally -- could become stranded assets as governments adopt stricter climate change policies.
The concept gaining traction from Wall Street to the City of London is simple. Limits on emissions of carbon dioxide will be necessary to hold temperature increases to 2 degrees Celsius, the maximum climate scientists say is advisable. Without technologies to capture the waste gases from combusting fossil fuels, a majority of known oil, gas and coal deposits would have to stay underground. Once that point is reached, they become stranded.
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.
Chevron, Exxon and BP among companies most responsible for climate change since dawn of industrial age, figures show
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
Environmental groups have sent Aurizon an open letter urging them to dump plans to buy GVK Hancock's rail and port project, adding they will use any peaceful means necessary to stop the projects being built.
Alexander White: Australia must stop investing in carbon-intensive industries, global climate campaigners announce as they take on the fossil fuel industry