Opinion: Everybody is warming faster than average. Is all this just fake news? No, it’s all true. How is that possible? Because of the word ‘average’. Legal expert Andrew Roman goes behind the hot and getting hotter headlines.
Cutting CO2 emissions and economic growth are incompatible. The Chinese know it, whatever they said and signed in Paris. This article for the South African Independent Newspapers group highlights the recent Probe International study “The Truth about China” by Patricia Adams.
China’s leaders, we are told, are leading us to planetary carbon salvation. For a reality check, consult a new report by Patricia Adams, the executive director of Probe International. Tom Switzer for the Sydney Morning Herald.
China won’t commit to curbing its fossil fuel use; instead, it will squeeze the West for billions in climate subsidies. That’s the conclusion of a study released today by economist Patricia Adams of Toronto-based Probe International for U.K.-based Global Warming Policy Foundation.
Research shows that contrary to the current greenwashing trend surrounding hydropower, hydroelectric dams are not the sustainable solution to the world’s energy needs that proponents make them out to be. They could even significantly worsen global emissions and global warming.
(March 27, 2012) Fears over climate change and the potential for profit are behind a dam-building boom in China that, without public oversight, is running roughshod over the country’s environmental legacy and the livelihood of its people. Property rights must be respected, says the author of a new report.
(June 15, 2011) Global warming may not be causing the worst droughts on record from Texas to China, experts say. Many believe that the phenomenon may the result of the La Niña weather patterns.
(March 8, 2011) In an apparent contradiction of national policy, General Secretary of Yunnan’s provincial Communist Party claims that the Nu River will not be dammed without further research. Is a schism emerging between the provincial and Central Party officials over the controversial dams?
(March 4, 2011) Peter Bosshard of International Rivers writes in the Guardian that China’s dam building frenzy threatens to destroy the country’s biodiversity. Ironically, trying to aggressively reduce CO2 emissions by building megadams will do more harm than good for the environment.
(February 25, 2011) French journalist Claude Arpi writes that the Chinese dam lobby is using global warming to ram through catastrophic dam projects.
(February 10, 2011) Global Times recounts the dangers of dam building that ecologists have been warning about for years.
(February 8, 2011) Chuck Spinney at the Atlantic has written an interesting article comparing carbon credits to the complex mortgage dervativs that led to the financial meltdown.
Carbon Credit Watch: Austria refuses to publish serial numbers of stolen credits, vow they will not re-enter the market
(February 8, 2011) Austrian officials claim to have tracked down many stolen carbon credits, but have refused to disclose their serial numbers. They claim that they will not re-enter the system. Not everyone is satisfied with this assurance.
(February 4, 2011) Carbon credit traders are pushing for a fraud compensation system in the wake of large scale carbon credit theft. Read about this and other stories in our carbon market media roundup.
Carbon Credit Watch: Carbon market freeze continues as European Commission attempts to stamp out fraud
(February 3, 2011) Ongoing concerns about fraud and corruption in carbon trading has lead the European Commission to indefinitely extend the freeze on trading in carbon allowances. Read about this and other stories in our carbon market media roundup.