China’s soaring coal consumption poses climate challenge. ClimateWire

Climate change blamed for Australia’s extreme weather. New Scientist

Obama’s covert plans for climate. Politico

Billionaires secretly fund attacks on climate science. Independent

Risks of Hurricane Sandy-like surge events rising. Climate Central

Obama’s climate volley sets oil industry’s focus on EPA. EnergyWire

2012 is 10th warmest for world since 1880. CNN

Emissions limits could cut climate damage by two-thirds: study. Reuters

Global food crisis will worsen as heat waves damage crops, research finds. Guardian

Ontario phases out coal-fired power. ClimateWire

Record heat fuels widespread fires in Australia. New York Times

Arctic drilling to be reviewed in light of accidents. New York Times

Temperatures off the charts as Australia turns deep purple. Sydney Morning Herals

Hagel wins support from climate activists for DOD post. ClimateWire

Brazil’s hot, dry summer may lead to energy rationing. Reuters

In fields and markets, Guatemalans feel squeeze of biofuel demand. New York Times

U.S. hit with 90% of the world’s disaster costs in 2012. ClimateWire

2012: the year Britain’s weather turned dangerous. Guardian

2012’s surreal record warmth in the US. Washington Post