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Markets Are About to Deal With Climate -- Get Ready for Ugly

Carl Pope | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Advocates of "market-based" climate solutions paint pastel pictures reflecting smoothly adjusting macro-economic models. But commodity markets for oil and gas don't work that way. Schumpeter's destructive engine of capitalism is about to show its ugly side.

American Businesses -- Small to Huge -- Act on Climate

Bob Keefe | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Bob Keefe

Big businesses know climate change is threatening their companies -- and all of us. On Monday, 13 major companies, from General Motors to Microsoft to Coca-Cola, announced they were doing something about it.

Disastrous Sea Level Rise Is an Issue for Today's Public -- Not Next Millennium's

Dr. James Hansen | Posted 07.27.2015 | Green
Dr. James Hansen

At some point, a scientist must say it is time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong. In my opinion, we have reached that point on the sea level issue. We have a global crisis, an emergency that calls for global cooperation to reduce emissions as rapidly as practical.

Family Planning and Climate Resilience: What is the Link?

Astrid Caldas | Posted 07.24.2015 | Green
Astrid Caldas

One might be tempted to say none. Among the many variables usually mentioned when discussing climate resilience, family planning is not a commonly heard one. However, in the context of development, there is a connection, and an interesting one.

Climate Change This Week: Solar For Everyone, Mothers Mass, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...

Small Islands, Big Impact: Marshall Islands Set Bold Carbon Targets

David Saddington | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
David Saddington

"If one of the world's smallest, poorest and most geographically isolated countries can do it, so can you..." As the Republic of the Marshall Isl...

EU-China Relations: Invoking A Low-Carbon Future From Past Cooperation

Wang Tao | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Wang Tao

The EU and China together account for nearly 40 percent of global carbon emissions, and their cooperation can make an enormous difference to an effective, global response.

When a Brazilian Got Terrified in Greenland

Elaine Smith | Posted 07.17.2015 | Green
Elaine Smith

To go to Greenland was mind blowing, heartbreaking, painfully beautiful and terrifying, all at the same time.

Climate Change This Week: The Seafood Connection, Super Solar Chip, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Tired of facts? Do you think all the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hooey? Then this newscast is for you.

Carbon Emission Regulations Could Jeopardize Multibillion LNG Projects

James Stafford | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
James Stafford

If policymakers around the world fail to take action to reduce global emissions, the market for LNG could be much larger than CTI predicts. In fact, that could be the scenario which the industry is betting on.

Things White People Like - As Told By a Hadza Tribesman

Forest Trends | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

When the Hadza hunter-gatherer people of northern Tanzania decided to slow deforestation in the Yaeda Valley, they turned to carbon markets. First, they had to do something they'd never done before: secure rights to the land they had been inhabiting for for 40,000 years.

Don't Write Off Japan Yet -- Shortcomings Can Spur Its Next Burst of Innovation

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 07.08.2015 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

The recent green light in Congress for fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership marks an opportunity to put a forgotten economic heavyweight back in focus.

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source...

How Does China's Climate Pledge Stack Up?

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 07.22.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Li Junfeng of China's National Development and Reform Commission has provided a helpful comparison of China's climate pledge and that of leading developed countries. He concludes that China is making significant contributions comparable to that of developed countries, based on a number of indicators we'll discuss below.

America's Zero Emissions Imperative

Tom Weis | Posted 07.02.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

To be clear, we are not suggesting ending the use of fossil fuels tomorrow. Decarbonizing our industries, homes, transportation, power generation and food production will take time. But we must make this transition as quickly as humanly possible.

Countdown for Climate Action: Are 10 Days Enough?

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

There are five months remaining until COP21; however, there are less than 10 days of negotiations left until the Paris meeting -- only two more meetings of negotiators, one in August and one in October. This is not very much time at all to finalize the conditions of the framework and have all parties agree to implementation.

Climate Change This Week: $1 Rooftop Solar for Nonprofits, the Ocean Carbon Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Amazonian Wildlife: a treasure trove of biodiversity. Source mostly ajorbahman.blog...

U.S. Must Take the Lead on Pope Francis' Call on Climate Change

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 06.25.2015 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

The United States has the technological imperative to lead on clean energy. We have the economic imperative to engage in job creation that is good for all of creation. We have the moral responsibility to protect our planet for future generations. And with the pope's encyclical, science and technology truly can be the answer to our prayers.

The Arctic Is Speaking Truths About Climate Change. Is Anyone Listening?

Robin Bronen | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Robin Bronen

The Arctic is screaming. Can you hear her in the floods of Houston, the drought in California and the epic snowfall in Boston this past winter? Our collective failure to limit greenhouse gas emissions has pushed atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide to levels not seen for millions of years.

Victory For Environmentalists In Landmark Dutch Climate Change Case

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 06.25.2015 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- In a sweeping victory for Dutch environmental activists that could have global repercussions, a court ordered the gover...

Climate Change This Week: The Climate Pope, Hot Babes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

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

Carbon Diary of a Reluctant Traveler

Daniel Rutherford | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Daniel Rutherford

Last year I flew 77,000 miles on 30 flights over 9 work trips, releasing an additional 11 tons of CO2. This means that flying for work quadrupled my emissions last year.

Climate Change This Week: The Melting Ice Connection, Sharing Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. "Yoda" Bat Is Threatened from climate change and climate changing activities like ...

Why the United States Should Lead in Reducing Aviation Emissions

Daniel Rutherford | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Daniel Rutherford

It's good to see the U.S. finally starting to take this issue seriously. With luck, EPA's actions will also translate into the US taking a proactive, positive role in international negotiations to develop a global deal to control aviation emissions by late 2016.

How the Transition to Renewable Energy Could Come

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

While I do not believe that a carbon tax is practical or feasible and do not believe it is the "solution" to the problem of global warming, I do believe the transition to renewable energy is practical, feasible and necessary.