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Tipping Points in Australia’s Climate Change debates. Where to Now?

... off-world emptiness. As one commentator suggested, the bushfires were like some relentless, hellish creature stalking Australians from all directions. REUTERS Meantime, the season of horror and catastrophe has brought renewed momentum to the country’s climate change debates. These are strongly politicised debates. With at least a thirty-year history, they have ranged from the baneful nonsense of the Far Right’s outright climate change denial; to a hesitant, ill-informed scepticism about the limits ...


Challenges to International Stability in 2020–2025

Crisis of the state system, Economic and financial disorder, the rise of non-state actors, climate change, migrations, decline of international institutions 1. Crisis of the state system. In coming years, we are likely to see a continuous crisis of the traditional state system, particularly in such places as the MENA region, sub-Saharan ...


The Fires of 2019–2020

The fires of climate change are upon us. Our beautiful bush will never be the same again. Don’t say we were not warned Suddenly, sickeningly, the consequences of climate change have hit gentle, populated South-Eastern Australia. All up and down the usually well-watered ...


The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities

... two generations. At the same time, however, against the background of a generally unfavorable picture in the MENA region, there are some real success stories that deserve special attention. 1. Scarce Natural Resources: Water, Food and the Effects of Climate Change By 2025, environmental degradation in the region, coupled with demographic growth (to well above 500 million people in the region) will lead to a serious deterioration in the quality of life, which, in turn, will have major political, ...


Nuclear Waste Storage and Climate Change: What should we expect?

Nuclear power is an energy source that could help to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the scale of climate change by replacing carbon intensive coal and gas-fired power stations. However, with the production of nuclear energy comes the production of nuclear waste. The waste is produced by a wide variety of processes and can be stored in many different ...


Carbon trading: saving the environment by monetising it?

... conditions, and hitherto unheard-of high temperatures in that part of the earth's surface.'' The story ran in the Monthly Weather Review... in November 1922. Since those days we learnt a lot about the environment, started using the term anthropogenic climate change, and increased the total measured yearly CO2 emission s tenfold – from 3100 Mt to 32,000 Mt. Carbon dioxide and global warming The scientific community has walked its own climate change road: from disbelief and scepticism to heated ...


Should Russia do more about climate change?

... future, diplomats were sharpening their pencils before two weeks of intense negotiations, lobbyists were making last minute calls. However, the atmosphere in Russia was different: though President Putin in his short speech stressed the economic cost of climate change and applauded Russia's progress, one could not shake off the impression that his population simply did not know or care enough about the issue. Russia and climate change: nothing to do with me approach Russia is the fifth largest ...


Climate agenda 2030

COP 21 Results. Countries' Commitments Overview COP 21 Results. Countries' Commitments Overview Project page:


Green Revolution needed

Stage lights have been switched off, the treaty has been signed and the last delegation has just left Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris. The agreement has been called historical. And now it’s time to wonder: what’s next? Whether governments will be willing to commit on this treaty or not, it will be clear in a few years. And now what? According to the Financial Times, for instance, the British government doesn’t seem too concerned about the climate deal. Since this agreement has...


COP21, we got a Deal!

... to assist developing country Parties with respect to both mitigation and adaptation.” This means that on one side, developed countries have some sort of obligations toward “those that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change and have significant capacity constraints, such as the least developed countries and small island developing States.” However, that word shall also implies that richer countries don’t really have to contribute to these projects ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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