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As Al Gore pointed out on Twitter, both the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China unveiled huge efforts to curb greenhouse gases emissions on the same week, or rather on two consecutive days. About the US, Climate Progress has this to say : ” On Monday, the Environmental […]

China and USA unveil drastic actions on climate


This week I was featured for the first time in the ” Top 500 influencers active on Twitter in Climate Science & Forecast, the Carbon Economy, Emissions, Clean, Green & Renewable Energy, Generation and Efficiency, from Policy to Practice.” This is a great honor as among the people ranked are Al […]

It’s official, I became a top influencer on climate


The stance of the current Australian Prime Minister – Conservative Tony Abbott, pictured left –  is isolating the country on the global stage as climate change becomes each day more serious. As Climate Progress recently reported, Abbott has been aiming sharp criticism at the G20, the IMF and the United States, […]

Australia is getting isolated on climate



According to Courrier International, the rate of people living under extreme poverty  – less than $1.25 a day – has been halved in the past two decades. This spectacular progress can be partly explained by the impressive economic growth in Asia. As an example, Bangladesh – which for many years […]

Extreme poverty is decreasing


For the past weeks I have collected quite an impressive amount of articles on Australia, as its recent elections have brought to power a Conservative Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. A climate denier backed by fossil fuels interests, Mr Abbott is willing to axe the country’s carbon tax. As the Guardian […]

Could Australia axe its carbon tax ?


According to new data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA, how confusing…), the national energy-related carbon dioxide emissions declined by 3.8 percent last year, thus reaching their levels of 1994 while the economy grew. Many factors contributed to this drop in emissions. Among them are a warmer winter, a […]

United States emissions decreased by 3.8 percent in 2012



You must have heard or read about it : Friday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has published the first part of its latest report. The results are even more frightening than in 2007 and stress how urgent action is needed. Now the IPCC is between 95 percent sure that […]

The IPCC latest report is out


With shale oil and other extreme oil sources, many think peak oil is dead, or at least is not threatening our economies. But this couldn’t be more wrong. The historic average  oil prices are of $25. Current prices are above $110 a barrel. Five years ago, they were less than […]

Is Peak Oil real ? Yes, and it is here


We have seen time and again that the People’s Republic is doing a lot to fight against climate change. Energy efficiency, renewables, nuclear, even a carbon tax, no option is left unused and this is good news. Meanwhile, we have seen that the country is more than plagued by pollutions […]

China’s world changing project



Green victory sign

US advisor on sustainability and author Paul Gilding recently published on his blog a compelling, fantastic and stunning piece on how victory is at hand for the climate movement. You might believe this is some hyper optimistic hype. However, Gilding keeps piling arguments in his article ; arguments that I […]

The climate movement can succeed. In time ?


Yes, you read that right. According to a new report from the International Monetary Fund, governments around the world are giving in direct and indirect aids up to 1,900 billion USD ( 1,500 billion euros ) to fossil fuels subsidies each year. This total to 2.5 percent of global GDP. […]

Global fossil fuels subsidies total $1.9 Trillion


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The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative was started a few years ago to cut greenhouse gases emissions in nine Northeastern States in the USA. As I noted previously, it has been so far a great success. But it is ready for more. As the New York Times reports : ” The […]

RGGI to cut emissions by 45 percent