Leading climate scientists have revealed that there is a “very strong likelihood” that one of the next five years will be the warmest on record and that the chance of at least one of the next five year’s exceeding 1.5°C is rapidly increasing.
G20 Coal Subsidies: Tracking Government Support to a Fading Industry
G20 governments continue to provide billions of dollars for the production and consumption of fossil fuels. This report finds that they provide at least USD $63.9 billion per year in government support to the production and consumption of coal alone, with almost three-quarters of the support identified being directed to coal-fired power production.
US Action on Climate Dismissed as “Measly”
66 days to go and the heat is being turned up on America and other industrialised nations in the pre-Copenhagen talks. Less than 24 hours after Democrats announced their plans for a climate bill in the Senate, the initiative was dismissed by the Indians.
T. Boone to the Rescue…
After a meeting today of the G8 and leading developing countries, the two groups finally said they shared a “joint vision” for action on climate change. But the statement made no mention of any specific target for cutting emissions, and gave no baseline date from when the cuts might begin. Yesterday the G8 called for … Read More
India to Invest up to $10 Billion in Tar Sands
As oil creeps towards an unprecedented $150 a barrel the Indian Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora has denied that India and China were responsible for the recent oil rise. Deori said that the growth in consumption in India was less than in many nations: “I take this opportunity to set the record straight. … Read More
Indian Government Tries to Woo Oil Majors
India is planning to attract investment commitments of $7-8 billion in the oil and gas sector in its seventh round of the New Exploration and Licensing Policy (Nelp) auctions. This time, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is planning to attract the oil majors, like Exxon which have kept away from the earlier six … Read More
Celebs Target India in Climate Change Drive
As part of Global Cool’s campaign to raise awareness of climate change in India, Hollywood celebrity actress Sienna Miller has joined forces with Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan to urge Indians to do more to curb global warming. The Hollywood actress, and star of “Casanova,” “Layer Cake” and “Alfie” met Bachchan in Mumbai at the start … Read More
Indian PM Asks for Alternative Energy
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called for his country’s scientists and engineers to develop alternative energy sources. Addressing the Indian Science Congress he said “India must find alternative sources of energy supply. We will need bio-fuel, solar energy, photo voltaic, nuclear and almost all sources, which do not burden the conventional sources of energy … Read More
India Expands Wind Market
India’s growing economy – and with it its increasing emissions of carbon dioxide – are often cited as one of the reasons why countries such as America refused to sign the Kyoto Protocol. The argument went like this: Why should America hurt its economy by reducing emissions, when China and India were free to grow … Read More