climate change




Lack of political will for renewables energy

Why Is There Still A Lack Of Political Will For Renewables?

Arek Sinanian | There appears to be a continuing struggle between economic rationalism and efforts to abate greenhouse gas emissions and, in particular, commitment to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. I have no doubt that such struggle and disjointedness in the introduction of renewables into the mix of the global energy supply is inevitable. After all, it’s another industrial revolution of sorts — one that is green in color instead of a black sooty one.


Obama in Greece

US Trade Policy Clouds Climate Prospects

Veena Trehan | Obama’s legacy will be scarred if he deviates from focusing on addressing climate change. In August 2015, US President Barack Obama made a memorable trip to the Arctic just months after approving Shell’s drilling off the coast of Alaska. At the time, he said: “Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now.”


Paris summit leaves us cold

The Paris climate change summit (COP21) felt like the last opportunity to curb the threat of climate change and what was at stake, and remains so, is the world economy. But fixing the global target for maximum warming at 1.5C, when a minimum of 2C was seen as necessary, and an optimal scenario of 4C had been considered, does not appear to meet expectations. Particularly if the agreement does nothing to pave the the way to achieving this.


what are our contingencies and backups for catastrophic climate change?

Climate Change: A Clear And Present Danger

Atul Singh | Climate change is heating the planet, endangering the lives of billions of human beings and threatening the survival of other species. Therefore, it is little surprise that the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) is taking place in Paris to belatedly address climate change. US President Barack Obama has given a rousing speech outlining “the urgency of the challenge” of climate change.