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    Bright spots in US climate stance

    News, Published on 19/06/2017

    » These are worrisome times as we contemplate the disconnect between the urgency of dealing with climate change and the Trump administration's attempts to roll back Obama-era efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This came to a head with the recently announced decision to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Understandably, people across the world are asking whether these reversals will sink the Paris accord as a result of the United States essentially reversing course on addressing climate change.

  • OPINION

    Climate progress faces dire threat

    News, Editorial, Published on 20/11/2016

    » Those not paying attention to the international climate-change talks happening in Morocco last week should have been. First, some sobering scientific facts. The Earth is on track for its third successive year of highest-ever average surface temperatures since records began in 1880. The first 10 months of the year have been the hottest in modern times. The average temperature for the year was set to reach 1.2C over pre-Industrial Revolution levels -- meaning that 16 of the 17 hottest years on record were this century.

  • OPINION

    Climate threat issues highlight gender inequality

    News, Rapeepat Ingkasit, Published on 25/06/2016

    » The impact of global warming and climate change is real. Increases in sea level, ocean acidification and more frequent natural disasters are having significant effects on our communities and livelihoods. Urgent action on climate change should be prioritised and put into practice.

  • OPINION

    Keeping the climate-finance pledge

    News, Nicholas Stern, Published on 26/11/2015

    » In 2009, the world's rich countries pledged to mobilise US$100 billion (approximately 3.6 trillion baht) a year by 2020 to help poor countries tackle climate change. Since then, that promise has come to be regarded as a key test of the developed world's resolve to do its part in the fight against global warming.

  • OPINION

    Climate denial

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/11/2015

    » Re: “Govt must act fast to stem scourge of climate change”, (Opinion, Nov 20).

  • OPINION

    Seeing opportunity in climate threats

    News, Published on 02/04/2014

    » We live in an era of human-induced climate change. Though not all of the future consequences are known, the range of realistic outcomes is serious — and a scenario in which there is no impact from climate change is so unlikely that it can safely be ignored. The risks — to commerce, societies and the environment — are pervasive.

  • OPINION

    Climate report shows security threat

    News, Published on 21/10/2013

    » On Sept 27, the 195 member countries of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), supported by the work of thousands of scientists from around the world, released the Fifth Assessment Report. Even for a military man like me, the latest scientific evidence on global warming makes for a chilling read.

  • OPINION

    Action, not talk, needed in climate battle

    News, Published on 16/11/2013

    » The ongoing 19th UN annual climate change conference is an important step along the path toward securing, by the end of 2015, a comprehensive global treaty to set the world on a path toward a lower carbon future.

  • OPINION

    Meeting our climate goals

    News, Editorial, Published on 16/12/2015

    » The climate change conference that just ended in France was a success. Nearly 200 countries have agreed on procedures that aim to keep a mean temperature within 1.5 degrees Celsius of that which existed before the industrial era. This is an ambitious goal that will require inventive means and, probably, sacrifices. A celebration took place at the start of the week, but the Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris was not an end in itself.

  • OPINION

    Waiting on sidelines is losing the climate battle

    News, Published on 30/06/2013

    » In some respects, the current investors' dilemma on the free-fall in gold prices can be compared to the global impasse on climate change. After record highs just a few short months ago, we are now seeing headlines like the one in yesterday's Bangkok Post, "No end in sight for gold skid". The global price is at US$1,1850 (368,535 baht) an ounce, and locally the gold bullion price sank to as little as 17,700 baht per baht-weight on Friday.

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