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    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

    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".

  • OPINION

    Fear of social change a step back

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 09/08/2014

    » Those who live permanently in the past can't see the inevitability of the present. Those who worship the stegosaurus would do something so comical, so anachronistic as banning a computer game that most people have never heard of, prompting nearly everyone to hear about it and wanting to play it — just for kicks, just for a slap to the face, just to prove that techno-terrorism will leave the dinosaurs behind. In the world of bandwidth, in a time when information always slips through the iron fist like water or like pus, in short, in the downloadable, Wiki-leakable 21st century — banning data is the practice of ants trapped in prehistoric amber.

  • OPINION

    Grim signs of climate change crisis

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 21/04/2016

    » If you spend a lot of time talking to scientists about climate change, there's one word you'll hear time and time again, and yet it's hardly ever mentioned in the public discussion of climate change. The word is "non-linear".

  • OPINION

    Time ripe to fight climate change

    News, Martin Hart-Hansen, Published on 30/11/2015

    » As the Paris Climate Summit opens this week, the world is poised to usher in a new global deal to tackle climate change. Mobilising climate finance is one of the central issues of the deal, and how this finance can be turned into meaningful actions on the ground in each country.

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