Reuters - President Barack Obama, trying to save a stalled bill to fight climate change, said on Wednesday clean energy investment could power jobs growth and made no mention of creating a market in planet-warming emissions.
Reuters - President Barack Obama appeared to back away from creating a market in planet-warming emissions on Wednesday in a bid to save the stalled climate change bill, while reaching out to Republicans by promoting nuclear energy and offshore drilling.
The president who once said his time in office would be remembered as the time when the "planet began to heal" is not going to be on hand for the announcement of his administration's most significant step toward accomplishing that goal.
DOHA — Cheap, short-cut ideas to cool the planet such as shading sunlight are failing to win support from U.N. delegates looking to improve on the slow progress made by existing technologies.
Many scientists say the proposed solutions, known as geo-engineering, are little understood and might have side effects more damaging than global warming, which is projected to cause more floods, heatwaves, droughts and rising sea levels.
By Alister Doyle, Environment CorrespondentOSLO (Reuters) - Hot weather extremes have increased around the world in the past 15 years despite a slowdown in the overall pace of global warming, a study showed on Wednesday.
The development of low-carbon energy is progressing too slowly to limit global warming, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.
With power generation still dominated by coal and governments failing to increase investment in clean energy, top climate scientists have said that the target of keeping the global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius this century is slipping out of reach.
CALGARY — Alberta, home of the oil sands, agrees that it has further to go to reduce greenhouse gases and is looking at opportunities to improve its climate change strategy, International Relations Minister Cal Dallas said Thursday.
The minister said he watched U.S. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday evening and he applauds the president’s resolve to accelerate the fight against climate change.
U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson said Wednesday the message was meant as much for Canada as it was for the United States.