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Climate Change This Week: Arctic Carbon Bomb, California Cleaning, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.14.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

NASA: The Arctic Methane Bomb Fuse Is Burning, reports Alan Buis at NASA (Natl Atmospheric & Space Admin). Field data show permafrost, vast frozen pol...

Global Climate Negotiations Break Down in Bonn

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

Virtually no one should be surprised to learn that climate talks currently underway in Bonn, Germany -- the latest venue for the decades-old and largely fruitless pursuit of international agreement on global warming action -- are descending into chaos.

The Climate Is Changing In East Asia

Renat Heuberger | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Renat Heuberger

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions means, first and foremost, reducing the consumption of coal, oil and gas. But what does this mean for fast-growing economies in East Asia, hungry for inexpensive energy?

NYC's Climate Plan Shows Need to Curb Carbon

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Peter Lehner

The political clock is ticking. Six months have passed since President Obama won re-election and promised to do something about power plants. It will take all the time he has left to develop and implement a plan. He needs to start now.

Climate Change This Week: Mothers Out Front, Baby Birds Imperiled, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Global Price of Climate Change Going Up was the message delivered to an international global disaster conference recently, reports Paul Cox at Aljazee...

We Don't Need to Sugarcoat the Cure for Climate Change

Kelly Rigg | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Here's a question I bet no one has ever asked before: What do Mary Poppins and the International Energy Agency have in common? Answer: Both like to dish out their medicine with a spoonful of sugar.

A Rare Step Forward on Climate Change

William S. Becker | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

Since negotiations on global climate change began, it has been the case that the two countries most responsible for greenhouse gas emissions could lead the world on the issue if they could agree with one another. They haven't gotten there yet, but they took a meaningful step on Saturday.

The Keystone XL Shuffle

Tom Weis | Posted 08.03.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Given that we just passed 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, it is time for every big national environmental group to demand that President Obama extinguish this 485-mile carbon bomb fuse, before it's too late.

Climate Change This Week: Partisans Agree, Minnesota Mandates Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.03.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Most GOPs and Dems Agree: Push Clean Energy And Tax Carbon says a new poll, reports Ryan Koronowski at Climate Progress. From 60 to 66 percent of GOPs...

The Climate Post: NOAA, Others Predict Active Atlantic Hurricane Season

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

In the Atlantic, NOAA forecasts an active season with 13 to 20 named storms. Seven to 11 of those storms, NOAA said, could actually develop into Category 1 or higher hurricanes.

Winning the Climate Change Challenge

Terry Tamminen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

So if the U.S. is lagging behind countries like Australia and Germany, why should anyone be optimistic about solving the climate crisis with tools that make economic sense?

Climate Change This Week: Tornado Tutorial, Chinese Carbon Caps, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.26.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Water Shortages Drying Up Economic Growth in China, reports Leslie Hook at the Financial Times. Both growing urbanization and climate change are worse...

How Green Should Economic Growth Be?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 07.23.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Well before one gets to extreme dilemmas, there is a lot that can be done -- based on common sense -- to make growth greener without making it slower. There are win-wins.

Climate Change This Week: SheerWind, Damation, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

We're At 400 PPM - Last Time THAT Happened, the Arctic was 14oF Warmer, says a new study, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress, indicating the planet ...

New Energy Policies in the Middle East Must Go Hand in Hand With Subsidy Reform

Badr Jafar | Posted 07.19.2013 | World
Badr Jafar

The Middle East has amongst the highest average per capita energy consumption of any region in the world, at twice the global average. There are major consequences of the Middle East's high energy intensity and reliance on oil.

The Climate Post: Carbon Dioxide Milestone Revised by NOAA

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last week that carbon dioxide concentrations at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii surpassed the milestone 400 parts per million for a sustained period.

Tar Sands and Soda? Launching the Future Fleet Campaign

Michael Marx | Posted 07.16.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

The Sierra Club is joining and expanding this successful effort to convince even more companies to get on board and go even further to reduce their oil consumption altogether. To date, the climate movement has largely given large corporate oil consumers a free pass. Those days are over.

Latinos Agree: Time for President Obama to Cut Carbon Pollution From Power Plants

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 07.14.2013 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

Climate change -- and the hotter temperatures that come with it -- only make smog worse. For children, the elderly, outdoor workers, and those without health insurance in the Hispanic community, these conditions can be deadly.

The Day the Earth Stood Stupid

Marty Kaplan | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Marty Kaplan

Sure, disaster porn is always good for ratings, but though a Superstorm Sandy may momentarily raise the specter of climate change, daily bulletins on the parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere apparently aren't Nielsen enough.

Climate Change This Week: Acid Arctic, Hot Mama Nature, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

By 2050, California & Southwest Could Have 100% Dry Years NASA Says, reports Climate Progress, according to a NASA analysis, which basically lays out ...

Norway, Canada, the United States and the Tar Sands

Dr. James Hansen | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green
Dr. James Hansen

If infrastructure, such as the Keystone XL pipeline, is built to transport tar sands, ways will be developed to extract more and more. When full accounting is done of emissions from tar sands oil, its use is equivalent to burning coal to power your automobile.

America Must Lead Global Fight Against Aviation Carbon Pollution

Bill Hemmings | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green
Bill Hemmings

International aviation is on course for a rough landing in our warming world. Air travel is growing rapidly -- and so are aviation emissions, which are already responsible for 5 percent of the warming effect of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Change This Week: Whiplash Weather, Clean Energy Tax Breaks, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.05.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

US Gets Weather Whiplash With Climate Change notes Andrew Freedman at Climate Central. Warming air and oceans mean more moisture in the air, and the ...

What Kind of Climate Change Piggy Are You?

Russ Blinch | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green
Russ Blinch

Let's say that by some miracle the pause button has been hit on global warming and we have a new window to save the planet. Under such a scenario, what kind of climate piggy would you be?

The Climate Post: U.S. Oil Reserves Higher Than Previously Thought

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

Carbon dioxide levels in excess of 400 parts per million have already been recorded at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, but they tend to fluctuate hourly. The milestone is significant because it illustrates how dramatically humans have altered the atmosphere in a few generations, says Mother Nature Network.