Fossil fuel subsidies are dwarfed by health cost

31 July, 2017 – The fossil fuel subsidies paid to the industry that exploits them is a fraction of their cost to people’s health in the rich world.

More investors will spurn fossil fuels

30 July, 2017 – Oil and gas shares offer diminishing returns, and more investors will spurn fossil fuels, though finding a new home for their money is not easy.

Small cost can keep African forests safe

26 July, 2017 – Forests are more valuable standing than cleared. US economists have found how to subsidise protecting African forests at the village level.

Ireland’s climate plan offers vague intentions

25 July, 2017 – There’s no shortage of good intentions in Ireland’s climate plan, but they are too vague to cut emissions significantly.

Asian temperatures could rise disastrously

21 July, 2017 – Profligate fossil fuel use could cause Asian temperatures to rise by 6°C, bringing floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions.

World’s young face $535 trillion bill for climate

19 July, 2017 – The next generation will have to pay a $535 trillion bill to tackle climate change, relying on unproven and speculative technology.

Too hot to fly: rising heat may ground planes

14 July, 2017 – As temperatures rise it may become too hot to fly, with aircraft likelier to be grounded, and more passengers more likely to lose their seats.

Best ways to cut climate change are overlooked

13 July, 2017 – Governments and schools are failing to help people to recognise the best ways to cut climate change, researchers say.

Extinction gathers pace as species vanish

12 July, 2017 – Planet Earth is undergoing a “great extinction,” researchers say – and we need to worry much more about the annihilation of biology.

Climate change will worsen US poverty

4 July, 2017 – Yet another study has exposed the cruel cost of climate change as it increases US poverty. It could be worse than the Great Recession.

Hydrogen fuel reaches lift-off

1 July, 2017 – Using surplus electricity from renewables to make hydrogen fuel is starting a new era for all forms of heavy transport.