Climate Change

02/10/18
Author: 
Johanna Bozuwa
Decent Jobs on a Living Planet

Opportunities for Publicly-run Energy Utilities to Revolutionize Generation and the Grid

01/10/18
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
No one should be more skeptical of superlatives about renewable energy than the sperm whale. Photo by Shane Gross, Shutterstock.

The history of North American whale killing reveals the lie that clean power will save us.

26 Sep 2018

An oilman, a green techie and a sperm whale walked into a bar.

30/09/18
Author: 
Oliver Milman
 Avoiding a temperature increase of more than 1.5C will be ‘extraordinarily challenging’, says the report’s author. Photograph: Matt Brown/AP

Exclusive: Author of key UN climate report says limiting temperature rise would require enormous, immediate transformation in human activity

The world’s governments are “nowhere near on track” to meet their commitment to avoid global warming of more than 1.5C above the pre-industrial period, according to an author of a key UN report that will outline the dangers of breaching this limit.

25/09/18
Author: 
Vaughn Palmer

One year after assuming the helm at B.C. Hydro, president and chief operating officer Chris O’Riley went before the Vancouver Board of Trade earlier this month for a progress report on Site C. “I want to start by acknowledging that Site C has been extremely challenging,” he began.

24/09/18
Author: 
Waatea News Staff
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24 Sep 2018

Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman says his discharge without conviction for a protest against the oil exploration ship Amazon Warrior sets an important precedent.

In April last year the former Green MP and fellow climate activist Sara Howell, who was also discharged last Friday by the Napier District Court, swam in front of the ship 60 nautical miles off Napier, forcing it to stop its search for the day.

The charges were laid by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, & Employment.

23/09/18
Author: 
Simon Pirani

September 22, 2018  •  

President Andrzej Duda’s authoritarian government can expect a rough political ride in December, when politicians, diplomats and campaigners stream into Katowice, Poland, for the next UN summit on climate change (COP24).

23/09/18
Author: 
Patrice Taddonio

 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 
 

For centuries, the enormous ice sheet covering the Arctic island of Greenland has been relatively stable.

22/09/18
Author: 
Rex Weyler

In July of this year, during record-smashing heat waves and forest fires, a group of scientists published “Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene,” exploring the risk that climate feedbacks could lead to runaway heating and a “Hothouse Earth.” Will Steffen, Johan Rockström, and Katherine Richardson — from the Universities of Stockholm, Australia, and Copenhagen, with colleagues from Stanford, Cambridge, Potsdam, The Netherlands, and elsewhere — published the paper in the US 

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