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Nearly Cooked: What 400 Parts Per Million Of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Really Means

Dr. Cara Augustenborg | Posted 10.18.2016 | Green
Dr. Cara Augustenborg

Like the grains of sand in an hour glass, 400 grains now sit at the bottom of the glass while just five grains remain at the top. The Earth's 400 ppm of atmospheric CO2 is a stark reminder of how little time we have left to act on climate and end our dependency on fossil fuels.

We Just Passed A Grim Carbon Dioxide Threshold, Possibly For Good

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.28.2016 | Green

The world has hit a global warming milestone it may never recover from. Scientists at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii announced in 2013 that atmos...

These Charts Show What the Paris Climate Agreement Is Up Against

Jan Christoph Minx | Posted 08.15.2016 | World
Jan Christoph Minx

BERLIN -- To keep the world from warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, we need to figure out how to achieve sustained and substantial greenhouse gas emissions reductions efficiently, and we need to do it soon.

Carbon to Cupcakes: 6 Amazing Things We Can Create From Carbon Dioxide

XPRIZE | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green

By Marcius Extavour Surely you've heard of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas and major contributor to climate change. It's a clear, colorless, o...

The Climate Post: Study Links Vanishing of Solomon Islands to Anthropogenic Climate

Tim Profeta | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

A study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters finds that five of the uninhabitated Solomon Islands have submerged underwater and six...

World's Co2 Concentration Reaches Point Of No Return

The Guardian | Paul Vale | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green

The world is hurtling towards an era when global concentrations of carbon dioxide never again dip below the 400 parts per million (ppm) milestone, as ...

Clear Skies From Wind Power

Tom Kiernan | Posted 03.30.2016 | Green
Tom Kiernan

Each wind turbine makes a big difference: a single turbine cuts 900 cars' worth of carbon dioxide emissions.

WATCH: How Carbon Farming Can Help Tackle Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 03.29.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

From edible utensils to packaging made out of mushrooms, environmentally friendly products seem to be all the rage these days. Now, a host of organiza...

Carbon Emissions Haven't Been This High Since The Dinosaurs

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.25.2016 | Science

The last time carbon emissions were this high, dinosaurs roamed the Earth. And if that isn't daunting enough, the human-driven release today is happen...

Fracking Supply Chain a Climate Disaster, Doing Little to Uplift Poor Communities: Studies

Steve Horn | Posted 03.07.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Two recent studies further call into question the oil and gas industry's claims of the climate benefits and community benefits of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking").

The Climate Post: Humans Implicated in String of Record-Warmth Years

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.28.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

To set an efficient market price on carbon emissions, it's helpful to know the social cost of those emissions--that is, the estimate of the economic damages (in dollars) associated with an increase in carbon dioxide emissions, usually one metric ton, in a given year.

Ocean Acidification Is Bad, and It's Getting Worse

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 01.12.2016 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

More than 97 percent of climate scientists tell us that adding greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere is changing our clim...

America's Family Forests: Our Climate Change Solution

Tom Martin | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Tom Martin

Already, President Obama's Climate Action Plan and the building blocks from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have taken steps to help private landowners, the largest ownership base of forests, to conserve, restore, and adaptively manage forests through the changes ahead. But we need to do more.

State lawmakers bypass Congress to support 50 percent clean energy by 2030 at Paris Climate Conference

Alex Cornell du Houx | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Alex Cornell du Houx

As a deal on climate change in Paris approaches, it is important to remember that this is only the first major step - we now need to successfully impl...

Climate Science in 1956 and 2015

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 12.13.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Despite the apparent inability of many of our current policy makers to accept the scientific reality of climate change, the science is not new.

Global CO2 Levels Exceed Safe Zone For The First Time In Human History

Upworthy | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green

According to measurements from the Scripps Mauna Lua Observatory in Hawaii, the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has risen above 400...

Airlines' High-Flying Climate Pollution Threatens World's Poorest People

Vera Pardee | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green
Vera Pardee

As the Paris climate summit enters its final days, the aviation industry is working overtime to get its skyrocketing carbon pollution exempted from the international agreement aimed at averting global warming's worst dangers. Shipping companies are pulling the same trick.

One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2015 | Green
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability Inc., we dream of a waste free world. In this world, all food scraps are transformed into nutrient rich compost yielding healthy crops, all aluminum cans are converted into new cans, building facades or bicycles, all plastic bottles are transformed into furniture, clothing, or home décor.

Family Forests: Not All Benefits Or Threats Are Equal

Tom Martin | Posted 11.23.2015 | Green
Tom Martin

To date, 2015 has been one of the worst fire seasons in history with 9.8 million total acres destroyed. Despite the fact that so many of our West's forests are part of federal lands, wildfire is not just a public lands issue.

Top 3 Reasons Why 400 ppm CO2 Is/Is Not the End of the World

Steven Newton | Posted 11.20.2015 | Green
Steven Newton

Sometime in the next year the last sub-400 measurement will occur. In fact, measurements made last week may be the very last below 400 ppm.

U.S. Electric Sector Expected To Hit Lowest Emissions In 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business

The U.S. electric sector is expected to hit its lowest carbon emissions since 1995 this year, partly due to the widespread closure of coal-powered pow...

Pollutants And High CO2 Linked To Poor Cognition, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.27.2015 | Science

Running into mental blocks at your desk job? A new Harvard study says you may be able to blame it on the air quality in your office. In a paper publi...

Congress-Backed Interstate Oil Commission Called 911 When I Came to Ask About Climate

Steve Horn | Posted 10.09.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Congress decided to stop reauthorizing IOGCC every three years and instead introduced an amendment giving it de facto permanent reauthorization. For an entity of its clout, the public knows very little about IOGCC's inner-workings. And that's not without reason.

The Efficient, Stupid Market for Nuclear Electricity

Llewellyn King | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green
Llewellyn King

When President Obama goes to Paris to plead with the world for action on climate change in December, the market will be undercutting him at home, as more and more electricity is being generated by natural gas for no better reason than it's cheap.

Three Things You Need to Know About Carbon

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.30.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

Part II of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, managing principal of The Stone House Group You may recall learning abou...