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Water Is Life; We Can’t Afford To Waste It

This is a guest post by David Suzuki.  How long can you go without water? You could probably survive a few weeks without water for cooking. If you stopped washing, the threat to your life might only come from people who can’t stand the smell. Show More Summary

Is This British University Becoming a 'Propaganda Machine' for the Fossil Fuel Industry?

Concerns over academic integrity have been raised following the appointment of John Constable, a well-known anti-wind farm campaigner, as the head of a new energy institute at the University of Buckingham. Britain’s leading private university...Show More Summary

This is How the Energy Industry Reacted to the Kyoto Protocol

This DeSmog UK epic history post describes how an economic think tank became a beacon of light around which the industries most affected by the new Kyoto Protocol met to discuss strategies to deal with the international agreement. The first time is tragedy – the second time is farce. Show More Summary

Pipeline Industry Promises to Review Disclosure Rules After Kinder Morgan Secrecy Scandal

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association ( CEPA ) is working hard to undo damage caused by pipeline company Kinder Morgan’s refusal to release oil spill response plans in British Columbia. The company's lack of disclosure angered the...Show More Summary

Tim Yeo Just Called Out ‘Old, White, Male’ Tories For Not Accepting Climate Change

The UK Conservative party has a climate sceptic problem warns Tory MP Tim Yeo, current chair of the Commons’ Energy and Climate Change ( ECC ) committee. There is a strong minority of open climate sceptics in the Conservative party, Yeo told Leo Hickman, editor of Carbon Brief. Show More Summary

Fred Singer Recalls Silly Attack On Consensus And Naomi Oreskes By Klaus-Martin Schulte, Lord Monckton's Endocrinologist Front Man

Attachment Size schulte.letter.start_.PNG 29.46 KB Schulte.end_.letter.PNG 27.86 KB Slightly-updated version of the 2008 Report 1.51 MB Schulte Letter to Oreskes (word original) 61 KB Schulte Letter to Oreskes (PDF) 646.82 KB Plagiarism,...Show More Summary

You’ll Never Guess How This UKIP Candidate Came to Believe Climate Change Is A Hoax...

Scientists have spent years in Antarctica drilling ice cores to measure the levels of carbon dioxide in the air over millennia.  They have travelled to northern Siberia to count tree rings as a proxy measure of historic temperatures.  They...Show More Summary

Naomi Klein Calls for System Change to Address Climate and Inequality

A radically new economic and social system is urgently needed to tackle climate change and address intersecting social justice issues, the internationally bestselling author Naomi Klein told activists meeting in London today. “ It’sShow More Summary

What Are The Top 5 American Cities Best Poised To Reap The Benefits Of The Solar Boom?

Representatives from 30 European cities got together in Paris last week to formally commit themselves to reducing greenhouse gas emissions no less than 40% by 2030 — the same target set by the European Union’s climate change roadmapShow More Summary

The Moment When Global Leaders Signed The Kyoto Protocol, And How Industry Responded

Our DeSmog UK epic history series recalls the moment when leaders from around the globe agreed to limit emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. Exxon boss, Lee Raymond's attempt to warn the developing world against signing the Kyoto Protocol...Show More Summary

Texas-sized Dose of Hypocrisy Served Up To Local Governments Statewide in an Effort to Overturn Denton's Fracking Ban

On March 24, the Texas House of Representatives’ Energy Resources Committee passed a bill that would rescind the fracking ban in Denton and other efforts by local Texas municipalities to protect themselves from the oil and gas industry. Once...Show More Summary

Industry-Stacked Energy Department Committee: Shale Running Dry, Let's Exploit the Arctic

A report assembled by an industry-centric US Department of Energy committee recommends the nation   start exploiting the Arctic  due to oil and gas shale basins running dry.   In the just-submitted report, first obtained by the Associated...Show More Summary

Industry-Funded Taskforce for Shale Gas Just Published Its First Report. This Is How People Reacted

The industry-backed Taskforce for Shale Gas has just published its first report. But as Ben Lucas, MA Investigative Journalist student at City University, finds, the reaction from local communities and industry shows it may have missed...Show More Summary

Dramatic UK Emission Drop Just a ‘Taste of What Could Be Achieved’

UK greenhouse gas emissions fell by 8.4 percent between 2013 and 2014, according to official figures released today by the Department for Energy and Climate Change ( DECC ). Carbon emissions fell by 9.7 percent.  A 23 percent reduction in coal use and record warm temperatures were the main contributors to the decline in emissions. Show More Summary

'Greater Public Scrutiny' Needed of Secret US-EU Trade Negotiations, MPs Warn

The debate over the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ( TTIP ) continues to suffer from a lack of transparency, warns a report by the UK Business, Innovation and Skills ( BIS ) Committee. The secretive nature...Show More Summary

DeSmogCAST 13: Merchants of Doubt, the Race for the Arctic and Bomb Trains

In this episode of the DesmogCAST, host Farron Cousins speaks with me, Kyla Mandel and Justin Mikulka to talk about the breakout documentary Merchants of Doubt and how climate science deniers are still manufacturing a fake debate about the clear consensus among bonafide climate experts. Tags: DeSmogCAST Merchants of Doubt Kyla Mandel Justin Mikulka Farron Cousins

Calls For Immediate Shutdown Of Illegal California Injection Wells As Regulators Host 'Aquifer Exemption Workshop'

While California legislators are calling for immediate closure of the thousands of injection wells illegally dumping oil industry wastewater and enhanced oil recovery fluids into protected groundwater aquifers, regulators with the state’s...Show More Summary

Canada’s Charitable Law Urgently Needs Reforming: New UVic Report

Attachment Size Modernizing-Canadian-Charitable-Law.pdf 1.84 MB A report released today by the University of Victoria’s Environmental Law Centre calls for sweeping reform of Canadian charitable law in line with other jurisdictions such...Show More Summary

DeSmogCAST 12: Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill, Who it Targets and How it Helps Kinder Morgan

This weekend thousands of Canadians marched against the Conservative government's proposed anti-terrorism bill C-51. In this episode of DeSmogCAST we take a close look at the proposed legislation and discuss how it relates to the recently-leaked...Show More Summary

This Is The Man Exxon Chose To Lead Its Effort Against Climate Science

This DeSmog UK epic history post portrays Lee Raymond, the Texan captain who steered the Exxon ship against the rising tide of climate science. In 1997, BP ’s British boss, John Brown, stunned the world by endorsing the science of climate change and calling for government regulation to reduce carbon emissions. Show More Summary

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