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Impoverished Nations To Suffer More As Climate Change Worsens

For most Western societies, climate change has largely been an “out of sight, out of mind” issue. Even the disasters that we have seen in America – more extreme droughts, floods, hurricanes, etc. – have not been enough to spark meaningful action from the government. Show More Summary

Fiery Saskatchewan Train Derailment Raises Fresh Questions About Oil-By-Rail Safety

A fiery CN train derailment in rural Saskatchewan has many people asking what could have happened if the accident occurred in a more populated area. The 100-car freight train derailed Tuesday about 190 kilometres east of Saskatoon. Twenty-six cars left the track, including six carrying dangerous goods. Show More Summary

GWPF Funder Lord Leach - Relying on Unreliable Global Warming Information

DeSmog UK has found that libertarian banker Lord Leach is a funder of the anti-climate political advocacy group the Global Warming Policy Foundation ( GWPF ). Lord Leach gave a long speech in Parliament detailing his beliefs about global warming, writes Dana Nuccitelli (pictured).  The speech was full of inaccuracies, myths, and misinformation. Show More Summary

Experts Are "Stunned" By How Quickly Oceans Are Warming

Southern Hemisphere ocean temperatures have been rising much more quickly than previously thought, so much so that global ocean warming may have been underestimated by as much as 24 - 55%, according to a new study. Published by the journal...Show More Summary

James Hansen: How Climate Change Became Political

Climate science exploded into the political hemisphere on 23rd June 1988 and seemed to require huge government intervention in the markets. So how would the free market politicians react? In the next three posts we see how Margaret Thatcher...Show More Summary

Let’s Slow Down, For The Sake Of Ourselves And Our Planet

This is a guest post by David Suzuki. The Amazon rainforest is magnificent. Watching programs about it, we’re amazed by brilliant parrots and toucans, tapirs, anacondas and jaguars. But if you ever go there expecting to be overwhelmed by a dazzling blur of activity, you’ll be disappointed. Show More Summary

Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater

After California state regulators shut down 11 fracking wastewater injection wells last July over concerns that the wastewater might have contaminated aquifers used for drinking water and farm irrigation, the EPA ordered a report within...Show More Summary

‘Wild West’ Approach to Regulation in Bakken Shale Means Bomb Trains Continue to Roll

Prepare yourself for a rare moment of honesty from the oil industry. It happened on Sept. 23 at a hearing of the North Dakota Industrial Commission during a discussion on ways to make Bakken crude oil less flammable for transportation. “ The flammable characteristics of our product are actually a big piece of why this product is so valuable. Show More Summary

Klein: Delay in Climate Action Means Ever More Radical Response

The failure of the political establishment to deal with climate change has meant “there are no non-radical options left on the table,” Naomi Klein told an audience of 2,000 people in London last night. The author of  This Changes Everything...Show More Summary

Postmedia Could Soon Own Almost Every English Newspaper in Canada: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Postmedia has struck a $316 million deal to buy 175 of Quebecor’s English-language newspapers, specialty publications and digital properties, including the Sun chain of papers, according to a report in the Globe and Mail this morning. If...Show More Summary

Lib Dem Peer Asked to Investigate Own Climate Denial Charity

Baroness Emma Nicholson, the Liberal Democrat peer, must urgently spearhead an internal investigation at the Global Warming Policy Foundation ( GWPF ) to establish if it meets the standards of a national charity, it was claimed today.  Nicholson...Show More Summary

Site C Dam Proposal Puts Treaty Commitments to the Test

This is a guest post by David Suzuki. B.C. First Nations chiefs recently travelled to Ottawa to urge the federal government to pull the plug on the costliest infrastructure project in the country. At an estimated $7.9 billion and growing, the proposed Site C Dam on the beautiful Peace River in northeastern B.C. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Oil and Tobacco Explain Funding of Neoliberalism

The Institute of Economic Affairs ( IEA ) helped Thatcher's rise to power and when she became prime minister she followed their programme. This success allowed the IEA to fundraise from industry giants — including oil and tobacco. Friedrich...Show More Summary

Oil and Rail Industries Still Fighting Oil Train Safety Measures 23 Years and Counting

On the final day of the public comment period for the new proposed oil-by-rail regulations, the oil industry came out swinging. At a press conference held by American Petroleum Institute ( API ) president Jack Gerard, Gerard said: “Overreacting...Show More Summary

Science Is Clear: Reducing Carbon Emissions Will Save Lives

While governments all over the globe continue to squabble about how to address greenhouse gas pollution – or, in some instances, whether or not to even address the issue – a new report delivers some much needed good news: Reducing greenhouse...Show More Summary

Disrupt Denial: After Leaving ALEC, Google Still Funding Evil

Last week, one tech giant after the next cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council ( ALEC ), creating a mass exodus from the anti-government front group that routinely drafts legislation to bolster the fossil fuel industry...Show More Summary

Time to Teach Lord Leach About Climate Science!

DeSmoggers asked to teach Lord Leach the errors of climate denial scientists S Fred Singer and Richard Lindzen and help stem the funding to the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Libertarian banker Lord Leach is a stalwart ‘spiritual’...Show More Summary

How Lawson Sold BP - And How An Arab State Almost Got Control

Lord Lawson is a patriot. He believes himself to be a very wise man indeed. But his sale of BP to the private sector nearly handed the oil company to an Arab state and this means that today, governments cannot control carbon emissions. The...Show More Summary

Tide Turning Against Global Coal Industry: New Report

Coal, the fossil fuel that largely sparked the industrial revolution, may be facing the beginning of the end — at least in terms of generating electricity. There are increasing signs of the demise of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel,...Show More Summary

Solar Could Be Our Biggest Source Of Energy By 2050, If Politicians Make it Happen

The sun could be our biggest single source of energy and prevent 6 bilion tonnes of climate-warming CO 2 pollution by 2050, according to two new reports. Issued by the International Energy Agency, the two “Technology Roadmap” reports...Show More Summary

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