Author Archive

Exxon Knew Everything Was to Know About Climate Change Mid-1980s & Denied It

Nation: A few weeks before the last great international climate conference-2009, in Copenhagen-the e-mail accounts of a few climate scientists were hacked and reviewed for incriminating evidence suggesting that global warming was a charade. Eight separate investigations later concluded that there was literally nothing to "Climategate," save a few sentences taken completely out of context-but by that time, endless, breathless media accounts about the "scandal" had damaged the prospects for any progress at...

Nigeria: ‘70m affected by desertification, drought’

Nation: Over 70 million people living in the North have experienced the negative impact of drought and desertification directly or indirectly, the Federal Government has said. The government has embarked on tree planting in 11 states to curb desertification. The Director-General, National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW), Mr. Goni Ahmed, who spoke during a visit to Sokoto State by members of the agency, said six-kilometre of shelterbelt, two hectares of orchards and one hectare of community...

Pakistan: Of forests and highways

Nation: Environmental degradation costs Pakistan over Rs 356 billion annually and it must be kept in mind that is money that can be saved. If only environmental policy was a part of the national debate. Referring to the "Environmental Protection' pledge made in his party's election manifesto in 2013, the minister for Climate Change Mushahid Ullah Khan said that PML--N strongly believed in ecologically sound socio-economic development policies to preserve and develop the country's natural and forest resources....

Thailand: Even worse flood crisis this year unless government is decisive

Nation: Water experts yesterday urged the government to be decisive about flood-prevention measures in order to prevent a repeat of last year's severe flooding, as the La Nina phenomenon is expected to bring early rains and more storms this year. They expressed concern that a lack of clear decisions from the government would leave the flood-prevention efforts in disarray. Seree Supharatid, director of Rangsit University's Centre on Climate Change and Disaster, warned that due to the La Nina climatic...