If you are a politician, changing your convictions could cost you

June 22, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
CYNICS may regard the phrase “political morality” as an oxymoron. Nevertheless, many politicians insist that their stated beliefs have a moral basis rather than a merely pragmatic one. And personal convictions aside, moralising has many benefits: past research suggests that leaders who make moral arguments are seen as having better characters, and that they are better at persuading waverers to their cause.But all power comes at a price. As Ta
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A new antibiotic for drug-resistant tuberculosis

June 22, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
TUBERCULOSIS has plagued humanity for thousands of years. The discovery in the 19th century of its cause, a bacterium (pictured above) called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and the consequent development of better hygiene, helped bring that plague under control. Then, in the mid-20th century, what many hoped would be the final nail in its coffin appeared: antibiotic drugs.Unfortunately, TB is back. After a few decades in which antibiotics did indeed
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Meteorology Group Schools Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Climate Change

June 22, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
In response to Perry's declaration Monday that carbon dioxide was not the driving force behind global warming, Keith L. Seitter, executive director of ... ...read more
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Capitalism Can Thrive Without Cooking the Planet

June 22, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
During the past few decades, rich countries in Europe, East Asia and North America have had substantial economic growth. But carbon emissions ... ...read more
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Even without the Paris Accord the US is already lowering carbon emissions

June 22, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
Without official federal government policies encouraging lower #Carbon Emissions, climate change caused by human action would proceed apace ... ...read more
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Energy CEOs tell Pruitt they want carbon regulation

June 22, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
Any replacement that focused just on coal plants probably wouldn't cut carbon emissions much. But companies told Pruitt on Monday that having a ... ...read more
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US on track to reduce CO2 emissions even without Paris accord

June 22, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
The fact is, that the US has been reducing its carbon emissions for more than a decade without government mandates. The free market has driven ... ...read more
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Opinion: Carbon tax won't reduce competitiveness; other policies might

June 22, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
When a stringent carbon price is in place, governments should ensure other policies designed to reduce carbon emissions are not ineffective or ... ...read more
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Oil and gas leaders back carbon tax

June 22, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
Oil and gas leaders back carbon tax ... for a gradually rising and revenue-neutral carbon tax in order to significantly reduce carbon emissions. ...read more
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Kesko Commits To 18% Reduction In Carbon Emissions By 2025

June 22, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
Finnish retailer Kesko has announced that it is committed to reducing its scope one and two emissions by 18% by 2025, using 2015 as its base year. ...read more
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