Q: Bill McKibben and 350.org are trying to use protesting the Keystone XL pipeline as a way to jumpstart climate change activism. Is there, in your view, an environmental movement today?
A: No. We've lost. Corporations are so strong. They're stronger than any government. They're running the government. And oil is tough because we're addicts to oil. Who's going to go to an oil company and say: "I'm not going to buy your gas because you're irresponsible"? Because you’re addicted. You're not going to go to your pusher and say: "I'm not going to buy your dope any more."
Victoria is likely to argue that a national target to cut greenhouse emissions by 5 per cent linked to the federal carbon tax, as well as a range of other federal environmental policies, have made a range of state environment programs redundant.
species loss is likely to rank among the top five drivers of global change.
In new research she describes a Northern Europe that, as a result of a changing climate, will be attractive enough to entice skilled migrants to choose locations such as France, Germany, England, and Northern Italy over the heat sinks and increased flooding that is predicted to occur in Asia. These migrants include refugees moving out of environmentally challenged areas, as well as skilled workers leaving developing countries--such as those in an increasingly warm and flooding Asia--who are looking for a profitable place to set up a new home. And that increase in skilled workers could be enough to save the flagging economies of Northern Europe.
The government is putting promised legislation on hold to make room for House of Lords reform, MPs say.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's effort to create jobs in renewable energy is faltering as subsidy cuts and competition from Chinese manufacturers forces the industry to stop hiring for the first time in eight years. 'The German government is running the German solar industry into destruction.'