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Tapping the Power of an Explosive Lake

XPRIZE | November 30, 2015 | Green
It's strange that big and beautiful Lake Kivu, which sits on the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, is largely unknown outside of Africa -- because it's a very special lake indeed.
Kevin Rudd

How Faith Calls on Us to Fight Climate Change

Kevin Rudd | November 30, 2015 | World
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Unless there is at least one institution, such as the church, dedicated to posing the ethical dilemmas present in the public policy debate, there is a grave danger that these debates automatically become subsumed by the pragmatic considerations of politics.
Seyi Fabode

Youtility: The Era of Personal Power

Seyi Fabode | November 30, 2015 | Green
We are about to enter the era of the Youtility, the era of Personal Power where we have little to no reliance on the current utility for generation, transmission or supply of the energy we use to power our homes.
Pierce Nahigyan

What Is COP21 and Why Does it Matter?

Pierce Nahigyan | November 30, 2015 | Green
"COP21" is shorthand for "Conference of the Parties 21," which tells you absolutely nothing. You could call it the "2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference," but that gives you little more than a vague outline of what it is.
Gustavo Silva-Chávez

New Finance Commitments for Forests Build Momentum in Paris; Much More Action Needed

Gustavo Silva-Chávez | November 30, 2015 | Green
Forest Trends applauds today's announcement from the governments of Germany, Norway, and the United Kingdom, whose joint commitment of finance to keep tropical forests standing provides positive momentum at the beginning of the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris.
Marc Yaggi

Grassroots Advocates Demand Action in Paris

Marc Yaggi | November 30, 2015 | Green
We need to shift financing and subsidies from dirty fossil fuel projects to renewables. Paris needs to stimulate new policies worldwide to put a price on carbon and to facilitate investments for a rapid global transition to renewable energy, especially in developing countries.
Charles B. Strozier

The Curious Politics of Global Warming and Nuclear Power

Charles B. Strozier | November 30, 2015 | Green
Democratic and Republican presidential contenders have failed to clarify their own ideas about the future of nuclear power within our energy mix, and the time is ripe for a meaningful public conversation.
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

U.S. Enters Paris Climate Talks in Position of Strength and Leadership

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | November 30, 2015 | Green
In recent weeks, we saw that some Republican leaders in Congress continue to resist this global momentum to clean up dangerous pollution and protect future generations from destructive climate change. They tried again to undermine U.S. leadership before Thanksgiving, and once again they failed.
Bianca Jagger

A State of Emergency in France

Bianca Jagger | November 30, 2015 | Green
It is cause for concern that France, with its proud identity as a bastion of civil liberties, is now joining a dubious list of governments that use security as a justification to cut down on individual rights.
Prem Shankar Jha

Climate Change Is an Opportunity, Not a Threat

Prem Shankar Jha | November 30, 2015 | World
NEW DELHI -- At the Paris climate talks, the international community should resolve to phase out fossil fuel power plants and instead support biofuels and solar -- two technologies that have rapidly advanced to become competitive, efficient and sustainable.
Emilie Bahr

As Climate Talks Get Underway, Paris Shows the World How Fashionable the Bike Can Be

Emilie Bahr | November 30, 2015 | Green
The rise of urban biking in Paris is largely credited to the arrival in 2007 of Vélib', the city's bike share system that is now one of the largest in the world. In the saddles of the chunky, metallic-colored rent-a-bikes and on bikes of their own, Parisians have taken to the bike en masse.
Isabelle Autissier

We're In A Better Place To Fight Climate Change, But COP21 Is Just The Beginning

Isabelle Autissier | November 30, 2015 | Green
The next five years will be very important, and the longer we wait to put measures into effect, the harder it will become to minimize climate change.
Tim Ward

5 Questions on the Footprint of Food, Veganism and the Paris Climate Talks

Tim Ward | November 30, 2015 | Green
Change comes as people realize they can have delicious, satisfying food that does not contain meat, eggs, or dairy. It's the texture and seasonings people enjoy, not the animal ingredients. For those who crave meat and cheese, there are myriad plant-based meats and cheeses that are incredibly good. Seriously.
Dr. Judith Rodin

The Next Frontier of Climate Change Resilience

Dr. Judith Rodin | November 30, 2015 | Impact
In this increasingly interconnected world, only real and lasting resilience -- achieved by way of innovative, systems-deep approaches -- will allow us to solve for multiple problems at once, both now and on into the future. Here are seven potentially game-changing trends we believe will be the next frontier of climate resilience
Gene Karpinski

Congress' Next Polluter Giveaway: Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban

Gene Karpinski | November 30, 2015 | Green
Instead of promoting dirty energy that degrades our lands and harms our climate, America's energy and environmental policy should be focused on promoting clean energy, energy efficiency, and other solutions to climate change while investing in America's natural heritage.
Daniel Mittler

Here's What COP21 Can Do for the Climate in 3 Steps

Daniel Mittler | November 30, 2015 | Green
Governments must hear this call and make the climate negotiations demonstrate that human cooperation can solve our common problems. In order to do that, the Paris climate conference must be a starting point for faster and more decisive climate action. Here are three key criteria that governments must meet.
Charles Ferguson

It Really Is Time to Choose

Charles Ferguson | November 30, 2015 | Green
The battle to stop climate change is entirely winnable. Only a very small number of people stand in the way. But they are very wealthy, powerful, corrupt people, and the hour is growing late. Do we let them win? It's #TimeToChoose.
Emily Rochon

The Energy Revolution: Budgeting Carbon For the Climate

Emily Rochon | November 30, 2015 | Impact
Fortunately, the energy revolution is already underway. Renewable energy has already become widespread in many countries, with costs have fallen dramatically in recent years. In fact, renewable energy is already cheaper than fossil fuels in some parts of the world.
Giulio Boccaletti

COP21 Offers an Opportunity to Integrate Water, Climate and Human Development

Giulio Boccaletti | November 30, 2015 | Impact
In Paris, the world will seek -- once again -- an agreement on the future of climate. Yet for a billion of the poorest people in the world, the language of that agreement will not do nearly enough to address the impacts of climate change they are already feeling today.
Jim Yong Kim

The Ambition of Paris: A Path Toward Clean Economic Growth

Jim Yong Kim | November 30, 2015 | Impact
The Paris climate talks offer a once in a generation opportunity to send the clear signal: We can build prosperity and support economic growth without carbon polluting the earth, and we must act with urgency because of a volatile, warming planet.
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