SOAS, University of London launches an exciting new MSc programme in Environment, Politics and Development. Taught by leading political ecologists, the MSc offers a critical analysis of key contemporary issues including water, forestry, climate, fisheries, agricultural production, biodiversity, conflicts and energy supply. The programme explores challenging questions, including: • How does the environment intersect...
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. weather agency blames human impact on the global climate for much of last year's extreme weather that wreaked havoc in Asia and the Pacific region and in Europe. The World Meteorological Organization's annual assessment says 2013 was the sixth-warmest year on record. Thirteen of the 14 warmest years have occurred in the 21st century....
When Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott won the election last year his priority agenda included the repeal of the carbon tax laws put in place by the previous government. Following his oath-taking, he wasted no time abolishing the Australian Climate Council. Climate-related projects introduced by the Labor Government were scheduled to be scrapped shortly after. On Monday, his Government’s...
It is official: Australia’s new government denies global warming. The Coalition Government will not send its environment minister to the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which will kick off in Warsaw, Poland from 11-22 November 2013. Environment Minister Greg Hunt will stay at home...
Climate deniers are rejoicing over the abolition of Australia’s Climate Commission, along with the sacking of its commissioner, Professor Tim Flannery. New Prime Minister Tony Abbott wasted no time in disbanding the nation’s climate watchdog on Thursday in order to deliver his election promise right after he was sworn into office. Plans to scrap other climate-related...
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