The wonderful world of energy

Energy: the life force. Without it, we’d be inanimate nothings. We wouldn’t have cells that generate new tissue or minds that fire signals from neuron to neuron. We wouldn’t have sunlight to warm us or to feed our plants. We

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Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective

This  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society special report presents assessments of how climate change may have affected the strength and likelihood of individual extreme events. Attribution of extreme events is a challenging science and one that is currently undergoing considerable

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Fueling a new order? The new geopolitical and security consequences of energy

The paper examines impacts of the major transformation in international energy markets that has begun. The changes have profound geopolitical consequences, including in terms of security relations among the world’s top powers. Two things are clear: that these changes are

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Energy Security and Conflict: A Country-Level Review of the Issues

Organized around three major sources of energy (oil and gas, traditional biomass, and hydropower), the analysis examines problems of actual or potential conflict related to energy provision, access, distribution, and reliability through illustrations from eight countries with very different national

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Carbon Bubble Report

This report is a new research from Carbon Tracker and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE calls for regulators, governments and investors to re-evaluate energy business models against carbon budgets, to prevent $6trillion carbon bubble in

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Subsidy cuts show that renewable energy is coming of age

A number of governments in Europe are introducing measures limiting financial support for renewable energy. These moves should not be viewed as a backlash against renewables, argues Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). On

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A guide to the energy of the earth

Energy is neither created nor destroyed — and yet the global demand for it continues to increase. But where does energy come from, and where does it go? Joshua M. Sneideman examines the many ways in which energy cycles through

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The impact of climate change on child health

Climate change has altered our environment, and with it the pattern of diseases. Unfortunately no one is more susceptible to these changes than young children. In recent years, they have had to battle an increasing number of respiratory illnesses, allergies,

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