Australia is getting isolated 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, among others, as they are… Continue reading Australia is getting isolated on climate

Distressing news from the oceans

A few weeks ago I had collected some quite distressing news from the state of our oceans. The four articles I have gathered are quite depressing and just show how urgent action is if we want to keep our planet habitable. First and foremost, The New Scientist presented a new study that on top of… Continue reading Distressing news from the oceans

Worth an article : My February 2014 tweets

Here we go again : my selection of article-worthy tweets is here. Albeit I slightly increased my amount of articles published per week, I still haven’t enough time to write about all noteworthy news. Lucky for you all, Twitter is here. In today’s article you will find – just as every month – a selection… Continue reading Worth an article : My February 2014 tweets

2013 was one of the warmest years since 1880

Both NASA and NOAA – US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – have issued a joint presentation on how climate change made 2013 one of the warmest year ever recorded. It is worth showing to any climate change deniers you may know. According to NASA : ” NASA scientists say 2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 for the seventh warmest… Continue reading 2013 was one of the warmest years since 1880

Global wind capacity grew by 12.5 % in 2013

To Enerdata ” global wind capacity increased by 12.5% in 2013, reaching 318,137 MW. During the year, 35,467 MW were installed worldwide, which is almost 10 GW below capacity additions in 2012. “ ” US installations were badly impacted by a policy gap created by the US Congress in 2012; in Europe, installations grew by… Continue reading Global wind capacity grew by 12.5 % in 2013

Worth an article : My January 2014 tweets

Here we go again : my selection of article-worthy tweets is here. Albeit I slightly increased my amount of articles published per week, I still haven’t enough time to write about all noteworthy news. Lucky for you all, Twitter is here. In today’s article you will find – just as every month – a selection… Continue reading Worth an article : My January 2014 tweets

Worth an article : My November and December 2013 tweets

For my last 2013 article I would like to present you with my selection of tweets for both November and December 2013. Each of them could have been the subject of an article on its own. It is quite safe to write reading this that next year will present us with new climate change tipping points… Continue reading Worth an article : My November and December 2013 tweets

Could Australia axe its carbon tax ?

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 reported, this would cost the… Continue reading Could Australia axe its carbon tax ?

Worth an article : My October 2013 tweets

It is that time of the month again : here is my selection of the most interesting and note-worthy news of September in the climate, energy and sustainability spheres. Each of them could have been the subject of an article. Given this selection I believe it is safe to say we are reaching tipping points… Continue reading Worth an article : My October 2013 tweets

Late June – early July selection of news

During my two weeks away in Southern France I didn’t read much news except the ones I had on the Facebook pages of I love climate scientists and 350.org. This allowed me to find some quite interesting stuff. Each article below could have been the topic of a full post here, but given the fact… Continue reading Late June – early July selection of news

Renewables are surging much faster than thought

A close observer of renewable energy markets I am amazed at how fast they are growing around the world. Many countries are banking on them to get out of the current triple crisis. Even if the efforts being done are lacking the necessary scale, results are very encouraging. Portugal is getting 70 percent of its… Continue reading Renewables are surging much faster than thought

Renewables cheaper than coal in Australia

Last week I was reporting that in New Mexico, solar is now cheaper than coal, something that analysts forecast would occur only in three or five years. I was wondering if this was an isolated event or the harbinger of a closer paradigm shift. Well, it seems that it is NOT an isolated event as… Continue reading Renewables cheaper than coal in Australia