05 Aug '11, 1pm

Financing climate meltdown | Lydia Prieg

Financing climate meltdown | Lydia Prieg

was made by an oil and gas analyst, in response to a recent report from the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI), called “Unburnable Carbon: Are the world’s financial markets carrying a carbon bubble?” This research offered a fresh perspective on investment and tackling climate change, by noting that more fossil fuel reserves are currently listed on stock exchanges than can be burnt if we are to avoid breaching the 2 °C global temperature rise (above pre-industrial levels), beyond which it is believed that climate change will be irreversible. For example, the CTI notes that:

Full article: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/2011/08/05/financing-cli...


Green: Consequences of a Meltdown: A Footnote

green.blogs.nytimes.com 01 Aug '11, 12pm

As I reported on Saturday, a reanalysis of the health consequences of a nuclear plant meltdown suggests that the toll of i...