Nobel Prize laureate Joseph Stiglitz has called on Europe and China to join forces against the United States at the WTO, saying America has become a “free-rider” on climate change under the Trump administration, in violation of global free trade rules. “There can’t be a free-rider which takes advantage of others” when it comes to the fight against global warming, Stiglitz told EURACTIV in an interview. “That’s why I think Europe and China have to have some enforcement mechanisms” to make sure the Paris Agreement is implemented consistently by all major economies, he said during a visit to Brussels last week. “There are mechanisms consistent with the WTO for enforcement,” he said. The 2001 Nobel laureate in economics was in Brussels to promote his new book, “Rewriting the rules of the European economy,” published in partnership with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS). China and the European Union … [Read more...] about Stiglitz urges joint EU-China trade sanctions against the US on climate change
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IN AMERICA, THE world’s largest economy and its second biggest polluter, climate change is becoming hard to ignore. Extreme weather has grown more frequent. In November wildfires scorched California; last week Chicago was colder than parts of Mars. Scientists are sounding the alarm more urgently and people have noticed—73% of Americans polled by Yale University late last year said that climate change is real. The left of the Democratic Party wants to put a “Green New Deal” at the heart of the election in 2020. As expectations shift, the private sector is showing signs of adapting. Last year around 20 coal mines shut. Fund managers are prodding firms to become greener. Warren Buffett, no sucker for fads, is staking $30bn on clean energy and Elon Musk plans to fill America’s highways with electric cars. Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. Yet amid the clamour is a single, jarring truth. Demand for … [Read more...] about The truth about big oil and climate change
Elizabeth Weise and Ledyard King USA TODAY Published 8:31 AM EST Feb 7, 2019 The Earth is facing a climate change deadline, with a looming tipping point into a dramatically changed, less hospitable planet – and Democratic lawmakers are beginning what's likely to be a long discussion over how best to deal with it. These first attempts have coalesced under the umbrella phrase "Green New Deal," championed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. A "Dear Colleague" letter from her office circulating in Congress this week includes calls for the United States within 10 years to shift to energy systems that are "net-zero" when it comes to greenhouses gases. It also insists the transition be "fair and just to all communities and workers." Ocasio-Cortez first outlined her environmental plan in December and now she and Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., who led House efforts on climate change a decade ago, are working … [Read more...] about Green New Deal: What is it, what does it mean for climate change?
Science & Environment By Helen Briggs BBC News 31 May 2017 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35073297 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel What was agreed as part of the Paris climate deal?OverviewThe deal unites all the … [Read more...] about What is in the Paris climate agreement?
MILLENNIAL politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has claimed the "world will end in 12 years" because of climate change. The influential Democrat - who has 4.5million followers on Twitter and Instagram - said the issue was her generation's "World War Two". Ms Ocasio-Cortez, dubbed AOC, has made waves in Washington since being elected the youngest ever member of Congress at 29. Yesterday she spoke out on global warming and "immoral" billionaires at an event celebrating advocacy on Martin Luther King day. She said: “Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we’re like, ‘The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?'." It is believed she was making reference to a UN-backed climate report last year, which said climate change would run dangerously out of control unless emissions were halved by 2030. She slammed colleagues in … [Read more...] about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims world will END in 12 years if climate change is ignored… and says millions of millennials agree with her