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    Fear of being blunt clouds climate issue

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 13/10/2018

    » They still haven't dropped the other shoe. The 'Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 Celsius contains terrifying forecasts about what will happen when we reach an average global temperature one-and-a-half degrees Celsius higher than the pre-industrial average. (We are now at +1C.) But it still shies away from talking about the feedbacks, the refugees, and mass death.

  • OPINION

    Save us from climate deniers

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 30/07/2018

    » Are natural disasters happening more frequently or are we just hearing more about them because we live in a communication-saturated world?

  • OPINION

    Climate change ripples in 2018

    News, Published on 01/01/2018

    » A clutch of high-profile legal cases over responsibility for the effects of climate change will be fought out in courtrooms next year as claims stack up against both governments and some of the world's biggest oil and energy companies.

  • OPINION

    Want to stop climate change? Take them to court

    News, Mark Buchanan, Published on 21/03/2018

    » Climate change is profoundly unfair: By failing to address it, today's leaders are imposing what could prove to be an unbearable burden on future generations. But how can they be made to recognise the danger and act? Using the US legal system, a group of children has found a novel way to do so.

  • OPINION

    Savvy trade pacts key to tackling climate change

    News, Published on 02/11/2017

    » Climate change may be the most difficult and urgent challenge facing mankind today. The current global plan for action, the 2015 Paris Agreement, calls for an economic and social transformation on the scale of the industrial revolution but squeezed into a much more disruptive, and tighter, timeframe.

  • OPINION

    Climate change creeps up on us all

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 01/09/2017

    » At least a decade ago, a retired general at the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies said to me that the rich countries will never take climate change seriously until some very big and apparently climate-related disaster happens in a first-world country. Hurricane Harvey was not that disaster.

  • OPINION

    Old politics no answer to climate change

    News, Sanitsuda Ekachai, Published on 09/07/2019

    » Despite all-out support from the machinery of the state and the old powers, it took three months for the Prayut regime to form a government because of political infighting, raising the question of how long it will last.

  • OPINION

    Climate change no 'hoax', Mr Trump

    News, Peter Singer, Published on 10/04/2017

    » The catastrophic outcome of last November's United States presidential election is now clear. President Donald Trump's indifference to the risk of climate change, and the actions he is taking because of that indifference, are likely to have consequences that dwarf the significance of his executive order on immigration, his nomination of an arch-conservative to the Supreme Court, and, should he manage to achieve it, his repeal of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare").

  • OPINION

    Making Southeast Asia resilient to climate change

    News, Published on 26/01/2017

    » In the south of Thailand and on the border with Malaysia, heavy downpours on what historically have been drier months is flooding towns. Heavy rainfall is also inundating a northern city on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. If governments in these localities and elsewhere in vulnerable Southeast Asia do not start acting now, many vulnerable populations in the region will continue to endure significant impacts to people's lives and livelihoods. These climate change-induced impacts are not limited to heavy downpours. Heat waves, prolonged drought, and coastal flooding due to rising sea levels are other climate impacts that are fast becoming the new normal.

  • OPINION

    With Trump, the climate change fight just got harder

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 17/11/2016

    » Even before Donald Trump hijacked the Republican Party, he was loudly declaring that the science of climate change, like Barack Obama, had not been born in the United States. It was, he insisted in 2012, a Chinese hoax "created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive".

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