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Climate Action: Together, We Will

Pierre-André de Chalendar | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Pierre-André de Chalendar

It's now increasingly clear that business must be pivotal in bridging what the world's leading climate scientists tell us is necessary to limit global warming to +2°C and what action national governments are pledging to take.

Ceres Calls on Corporate America to Fight Climate Change

John J. Berger | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

In a world of rampant climate destabilization and skyrocketing global carbon emissions, Ceres actively encourages its members to reap the economic benefits of reducing their greenhouse gas emissions through greater energy efficiency and renewables.

Climate Change This Week: CO2 Passes 400 ppm, President Can Act, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 ...

Climate Change This Week: Cloudy Problems, Solar Charity and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Are We All (Elon Musk Excepted) Confused?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Last week was startling -- but confusing -- on the energy/water nexus innovation front.

The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax: Q&A With Jerry Taylor

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

In my view, Jerry Taylor is one of the smartest thinkers on U.S. climate and energy policy. I encourage you to read his recent report, published by the Niskanen Center, making the conservative case for a carbon tax.

Climate Change This Week: Earth Shaking News, Groundwater Disappearing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming in 60 Seconds - a good summary of the main facts, done in 1950s...

President Obama Must Confront His Own Climate Denial

Kassie Siegel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Kassie Siegel

Even as President Obama rightly deplores global warming's threats to human well-being and our planet's web of life, his administration is opening up more public lands for dirty fossil fuel production and weakening international efforts to cut planet-warming pollution.

Capturing Carbon: An Industrial Future?

David Saddington | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
David Saddington

Teesside Collective is a landmark project which is on track to revolutionise UK industry through carbon capture and storage (CCS) of emissions. But what actually is industrial CCS and how close are we to seeing low emissions from energy intensive industries?

Naomi Klein's Own Form of Climate Change Denial: Blame Capitalism

Till Bruckner | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

Having thus alienated mainstream readers -- exactly the people the climate change movement most urgently needs to reach out to and bring on board -- Naomi Klein's book then goes on to block meaningful debate among the already converted.

Climate Change This Week: Forget Flaring, Solar Light Bulbs, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Imagine This Looking Like Arizona: a new study suggests climate change could drama...

Stepping Up the Ante Pre-Paris 2015

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Modeled on the same campaign used to blacklist supporters of apartheid South Africa, the fossil fuel divestment movement has gained serious global traction over the past 12 months.

China's National Coal Cap Policy Could Save Nearly 50,000 Lives and $6.2 Billion Every Year by 2020

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

The health, economic and job benefits of capping coal consumption by greatly expanding renewable energy and energy efficiency are clear, and China is currently making strong efforts to speed up its clean energy transition.

How the Circular Economy Tackles Climate Change

Roland Jonkhoff | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Roland Jonkhoff

More and more, the question is how to develop circular systems that enable existing materials to be used over and over again delivering high value goods and services. That is the real challenge of circular implementation.

Plan for the Future: Use the Social Cost of Carbon

Rep. Scott Peters | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Rep. Scott Peters

Recently, the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee reviewed legislation that contained a provision that took me aback: Bar government agencies from considering the social cost of increasing levels of carbon in their analyses and rules. That approach is dangerous to our environment, economy, and security.

The Economic Argument Against Keystone XL

Sanjay Kapoor | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Sanjay Kapoor

If we are to stay below the 2°C temperature rise, we have to reverse this sense of inevitability, whether it is in the guise of pragmatism or complacency. To aggressively pursue a low-carbon economy, the Keystone XL pipeline is not just as good a place to start as any, but better. It is an infrastructure project -- yesterday's infrastructure.

Top Ten Reasons We Don't Talk About Climate Change

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Marilyn Sewell

Why all the silence about climate change? Why isn't this topic filling our conversations, the way a tsunami would, or a major earthquake? I ask again, why are not more people crying out? Let me suggest some of the reasons.

Climate Change This Week: Methane Blob, Renewables And Global Heat Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Funny or Die: Climate Change Denial Disorder - absolutely hilarious. Enjoy, a...

The Unfortunate Side-Effect Of Buying From The Internet

Maresa Marangoni | Posted 04.17.2015 | Green
Maresa Marangoni

Climate change is such a massive issue that thinking about strategies for combating its effects -- or even trying to prevent them -- can be frustrating as well as daunting. Luckily, there is an ever increasing number of people that are hard at work finding solutions for problems that are small-scale and often geographically localized. Think of transport, for example. Now narrow the focus down to a single activity, parcel transport for online purchases.

Let's Not Take Our Foot Off the Pedal Now

Margo T. Oge | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Margo T. Oge

Earlier last week, the Obama administration unveiled a blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by up to 28 percent over the next decade and submitted the formal statement to the to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Climate Action Is Our Business Too

Feike Sijbesma | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Feike Sijbesma

In order for scientists to continue to develop these non-fossil based alternatives and for business to scale these solutions, we need the right economic incentives. Now, with relatively low oil prices, is an excellent time to introduce a carbon price system.

First 100 Days of Congress Reveal McConnell's Big-Polluter Agenda

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Wednesday marks the 100th day of the current Congress. This milestone is traditionally used to assess the new leadership, and by all measures of public health and the environment, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is failing miserably. He has used the first 100 days to attack clean-air laws, undermine water protections and block climate action.

Economic Collapse Will Limit Climate Change, Predicts Climate Scientist

Till Bruckner | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Till Bruckner

We face an avalanche of global disasters during our lifetime, and unless we slam the brakes on carbon pollution fast, the global economy will collapse to boot.

Climate Change This Week: The Hot Race of Clean Energy vs Worsening Weather, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO Why Solar And Wind Energy Will Take Over Our Power Grid Much Sooner Than You ...

Bridging the Clean Energy Divide

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 04.08.2015 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Clean energy benefits all Americans, but it helps low-income families in particular. While the average U.S. household spends 2.9 percent of their income on electricity bills, low-income households spend 8.3 percent on electricity -- and more when energy prices spike.