The Chinese public want action on climate change more than people in 14 other countries, according to YouGov. The respected polling company found that 60 percent of Chinese want their government to take a leadership rôle in the Paris climate negotiations, versus only 44 percent of Americans and 41 percent of British people. One interpretation of … [Read more...] about Poll: Chinese want action on climate more than Europeans or Americans
Regular readers will know that the Hyderus blog worries a lot about climate change: we think it is real and catastrophic . We’re encouraged that President Obama is acting and we hope that China and India will too. We wish that climate change communication had been more successful and we think that reporting often fails to reflect accurately the … [Read more...] about Are both sides in the climate change debate being “dirty, nasty and destructive”?
A leak this week says that the second of three reports from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change forecasts some very unpleasant changes for a world in which global warming is proceeding at the fastest end of official predictions. If there is a mean global temperature rise of 2.5 degrees C (over the pre-industrialised period) the panel … [Read more...] about The coming water wars and how bored the media are with climate change
As global leaders meet in Warsaw to discuss climate change, a new documentary alleges that Europe's existing system of trading permission to generate carbon dioxide (a major contributor to greenhouse gasses) has been taken over by criminals. Tom Heinemann, the award-winning director, explains that, "in order to cut down carbon emissions and … [Read more...] about The Carbon Crooks — how organised crime took over carbon trading #COP19 #climate change
It's November and that means it's time for seasonal talks on climate change. The ministers, UN functionaries and NGOS have all turned up on cue in Warsaw. However, unlike other November institutions, the talks are being ignored by most of the world's media which is quite extraordinary given that's the most powerful storm ever may just have killed … [Read more...] about What’s missing from #climatechange talks on #globalwarming? Media
Years of inconclusive negotiations on a global agreement to limit greenhouses gases probably made it inevitable that Europe's expensive policies to encourage renewables would come under increasing threat. This week gave some excellent examples. Germany's "massively expensive Energiewende" policies are not simply unaffordable, they are … [Read more...] about European governments increasingly wobbly on #climatechange and #greenenergy