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Polling shows that the US public is becoming more concerned about climate change and more inclined to support measures that prevent it.    A recent study by Duke university shows that support for action has increased to the highest level since 2006. Obama is responding to that change in public mood as he delivered a call for Congress to bring a cap-and-trade bill in his state of the union address.  But is federal… Read More

Pacific Rim Countries Can Diffuse Carbon Bomb In a troubling report this week commissioned by Greenpeace, Ecofys has identified 14 fossil fuel projects that could add 20% to the world’s carbon emissions by 2020. They have described the effect of these projects as the ticking ‘carbon bomb’ which if it is allowed to go off will send the world towards 6 degrees centigrade of warming. Unsurprisingly, emissions from Chinese projects provide the… Read More

With royal pageantry and Olympic triumph it was difficult to find a dry eye in the UK in 2012.  More difficult still was locating a dry seat.   2012 was the second wettest on record in the UK, another statistic to add to the mounting piles of data pointing to changes in our climatic patterns. Nowhere have those changes been more apparent than in the United States.  The latest report from the National… Read More