US will push for climate change at G20: "The president believes we can do this (address climate change) without damaging or hurting the economy," he said. The Obama administration has pledged to cut its emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, and will be pushing each country to adopt their own "aggressive" targets to do their fair share.
Trade Minister Andrew Robb conceded while climate change was off the agenda, Australia wouldn't stop any country from discussing whatever matter they wished. "So we quite welcome climate change if it was raised by the US or by any other country," he told reporters in China. Labor's climate change spokesman Mark Butler said the government was out of step with the rest of the world on climate change but couldn't ignore the issue for much longer.
Obama skirts Congress to fight climate change, makes agreements with their bosses
Obama skirts Congress to fight climate change, makes agreements with big companies: including big names like Walmart, Yahoo, Google, Apple, Ikea, and Home depot -- to expand their use of renewable energies.
This is going to make a difference,President Obama said.
It's the right thing to do for the planet. But it's also the right thing to do for the economy. Because when you save that money, you can pass it to consumers in the form of lower prices.
Or you can create more jobs. Obama has taken this approach because his administration has been unable to move any significant legislation on the matter through Congress in the face of GOP opposition.Unfortunately, inside Washington we still have some climate deniers who shout loud, he said, referring to Republicans who have ignored or rejected reports on global warming.
Something has to be done and now though I believe it is too late already and we just have to try and adapt.
Congressman Denies Manmade Climate Change, Calls It ‘An Agenda-Driven Science’: Yoho’s rejection of mainstream climate science, similar to the climate denial of many of his Republican House colleagues, had not been previously reported. His obstinance on the issue could have disastrous consequences for Florida. In fact, A University of Florida study found that the rise in extreme weather caused by climate change could cost the state up to $345 billion by the end of the 21st century.
Read about the catastrophic methane gas release alone due to man's interference with the gas wells. In that instance alone methane is 1,000 times worse than we thought. What the hell is wrong with these people?
CNN Ignores Major Climate Report, But Fox News Does Something Even Worse
-science-vs-climate-politics-graphic/ If you follow the news on climate change, you hear it over and over again: 97 percent of climate scientists agree that global warming is real and caused by human activity.On Tuesday, geochemist James Lawrence Powell took that rhetoric even further, releasing a study finding that out of all 10,855 climate studies published in peer-review journals during 2013, only two of them explicitly rejected anthropogenic global warming.
Put another way, that’s roughly .02 percent of published research that denies outright the existence of man-made climate change.If those numbers sound staggering, it’s probably because of how little they affect the intense, non-scientific debate that often surrounds climate change in the political realm. Politicians tasked with making crucial decisions on national energy policy and air pollution have a propensity for ignoring the science.