Who has power?

Even at the eleventh hour –

There is no EU solution to climate change as long as TTIP exists

The European Union has been caught trying to undermine any meaningful outcome from the UN climate talks in Paris by instructing its representatives to block discussion of two key mechanisms that could help combat the effects of global warming: the introduction of measures to curb the negative environmental impacts of global trade, and the transfer of technology to help poorer countries in their fight against climate change.

Do little, hide the evidence: the official neglect that caused these deadly floods

During the last deluge, in the winter of 2013-2014, the government’s Environment Agency published a presentation called River Dredging and Flood Defence. It remarked that “Dredging of river channels does NOT prevent flooding during extreme river flows.” Dredging, it noted, makes rivers more dangerous, destabilises bridges, banks and weirs and requires endless expense to maintain. All copies of this presentation have now been deleted from the web …

Straight from the capitalist horse’s mouth

You could not have a better authority on capitalism.

On why the free market won’t develop new forms of energy fast enough:
Well, there’s no fortune to be made. Even if you have a new energy source that costs the same as today’s and emits no CO2, it will be uncertain compared with what’s tried-and-true and already operating at unbelievable scale and has gotten through all the regulatory problems, like “Okay, what do you do with coal ash?” and “How do you guarantee something is safe?” Without a substantial carbon tax, there’s no incentive for innovators or plant buyers to switch.

Since World War II, U.S.-government R&D has defined the state of the art in almost every area.

I’m optimistic about climate change because of innovation.

‘We Need an Energy Miracle’