The moral assumptions embedded in economic models of climate change

CLIMATE CHANGE is many problems in one. Developing and deploying zero-carbon technologies is a formidable challenge. So is the politics of co-ordinating disparate groups to achieve the necessary collective action. In America, where the Republican Party persists in climate denialism, it is an epistemological pickle. Policymakers met in Katowice, Poland, this week to discuss implementing […]

Trump hijacks ‘Yellow vest’ protest to praise himself for ditching Paris climate deal

President Donald Trump has used clashes over fuel tax hikes gripping France to hail his move to quit the Paris climate accord, saying he was “glad” that French President Emmanuel Macron and the ‘yellow vests’ agreed it was doomed. The US president has yet again referred to the massive French protests over a planned rise […]

David Attenborough warns of the ‘collapse of our civilizations,’ if climate change continues to be ignored

Renowned English broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough delivered a stark warning about the future of our planet during the UN Climate Change Summit in Poland, Monday.  Attenborough warned that the world’s survival depends on swift action to prevent climate change. “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction […]

The Country Most Vulnerable to Climate Change Fights Back

This OZY original series takes you to the New Frontiers of Climate Change, where some of the most vulnerable nations are coming up with the most innovative solutions. Think of movies about climate change, and you likely imagine giant waves sweeping coastal metropolises from New York to Shanghai. But while island nations — such as […]

Trump administration organizes pushback against its own climate report

Enlarge / US President Donald Trump speaks during a post-election press conference on November 7, 2018. (credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) Late last week, as the country would be focusing on antacids and shopping, the Trump administration released a report on climate change prepared by its own scientific agencies. The hope was that the report, and […]

Climate scientists are roasting Trump over his response to his own administration’s climate-change report

Associated Press/Susan Walsh Climate scientists are responding to President Donald Trump’s comments on the fourth National Climate Assessment — a publicly reviewed, congressionally mandated climate assessment put together by 13 government agencies and a team of 300 experts. On Monday, Trump was asked by reporters about the assessment — specifically the economic impact — to which […]