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Climate change denier Jim Inhofe for Senate’s top environmental job?

With the mid-term elections swing to the Republican Party, the US senate is threatened by the ultra-conservative views of the Tea Party and the influence of the Koch Brothers. One of the major threats to US leadership in addressing climate change will likely be the ascendancy of Jim Inhofe -…
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Drugs flushed into the environment could be cause of wildlife decline

We tend to ignore or are ignorant of the consequences  of more nuanced human activity upon the environment. In this article by Damian Carrington for the The Guardian, scientists are gathering more hard evidence that human pharmaceutical use has contaminated the environment and threatens the well being and survival of…
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The ten worst environment decisions in Abbott’s first year

The short-sighted misinformed policies of the current government in Australia on climate change and the environment, pushes Australia towards  environmental self-destruction. And, in so doing the Abbott government is not contributing to the growing and strengthening global action against climate change, and may, in fact, be counteracting positive action by…
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Climatic tipping points

This article in the Guardian newspaper in October 2013 highlighted the landmark 6-part TV series on climatic tipping points. Shortly after, in December of the same year, the National Research Council released a report which says that even gradual climate changes that have unfolded over centuries will reach so-called tipping…
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Air of revolution: how activists and social media scrutinise city pollution

This article in the Guardian shows how activists can use social media to leverage their campaigns to force governments and local authorities to take action to address air pollution in their cities. The WHO estimates that dirty air prematurely kills more than 6 million people a year! In China, and in…
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Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions

An article in the journal Climatic Change argues that the evidence shows that the climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies. These 90 entities, between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial age. Without…
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