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Climate Jobs? No Problem

William S. Becker | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

Contrary to popular wisdom, our carbon glide path is not due mainly to less economic activity during the recession, or the slow recovery, or the rapidly increasing use of natural gas.

After Sandy, Global Warming Should Be the Top Priority in Obama's Second Term

Philip Radford | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

Americans went into the voting booth yesterday with horrific images of the fallout from Superstorm Sandy fresh in their minds. The true cost of ignoring science's warnings about global warming are now all too vivid.

De-Carbonize Our Taxes

William S. Becker | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

Tax policies that encourage carbon emissions range from subsidies for oil companies to mortgage interest deductions for energy-wasting McMansions, but neither Romney nor Obama has addressed it head-on.

Polar Bear Encounters in a Warming Arctic

Kassie Siegel | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green
Kassie Siegel

As the ice disappears, polar bears are drowning and starving. Indeed, scientists have documented a wide range of impacts from the polar meltdown, from smaller body sizes to decreasing cub survival rates.

American Determination and Climate Change

Robert Redford | Posted 01.02.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

It will take resourcefulness and grit to reduce the carbon pollution that's fueling these storms, but Hurricane Sandy proves once again we have it. The question is: Will we use it?

Would Romney and His Friends From Exxon Throw Us Over the Climate Cliff?

Charlie Cray | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Charlie Cray

It's interesting to note that like Romney, even Exxon shifts its position slightly when it becomes too costly to remain in total denial.

Wake the Blank Up!

Terry Tamminen | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Perhaps no major issue facing the entire world is more pressing than climate change, yet so far neither of our candidates for president have demonstrated that they are "awake" to either the impacts or the solutions.

Paul Ryan's Idea: Drill For Oil In The Arctic To Help Get Us Off Fossil Fuel Dependence

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

With the storm of a century barreling toward New York City, the debate over climate change is likely to get a jolt. The extreme nature of the storm fi...

Climate Change: Will Presidential Candidates Pass the 'Invisible Brick Wall' Test?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Though Governor Romney has used climate change as joke material, it is no laughing matter in Florida, a place that has been called "ground zero when it comes to sea level rise."

A Fresh Start on Global Warming

David Victor | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
David Victor

Serious efforts to cut emissions are like drinking castor oil -- painful at first but beneficial, perhaps, if sustained over a long period of time. Few governments are good at that.

California and the U.S. Military: A Powerful Partnership for Clean Energy

Nicole Lederer | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Nicole Lederer

The Energy Security Coordination Act is a business-friendly response to one of the military's most pressing strategic initiatives, and it should be a model for other states.

Could Visualizing Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Help Combat Climate Change?

Laura DiMugno | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green
Laura DiMugno

One of the first steps in tackling climate change is to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. The trouble is, both the public and policymakers have been slow to act on a problem they cannot physically see.

Global Climate Change -- In the News Again!

Jason Haraldsen | Posted 12.15.2012 | Science
Jason Haraldsen

One does not have to look at a chart to notice that glaciers are melting and the ocean is rising. The areas that are actually debated by scientists are: the human factor and the earth's reaction mechanism.

Climate Law Is Good Business for California

Kate Gordon | Posted 12.13.2012 | Green
Kate Gordon

AB32 should be a no-brainer for California businesses, so long as it's done right. Implementing the law is a challenge we all face moving forward, but it's one that smart state businesses should be engaged in, not fighting against.

Growth Alone Is Not the Answer

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Why do you think Calgary-based Nexen Inc. is so eager to sell to China National Offshore Oil Corp.? While state-owned CNOOC thinks it is buying a strategic reserve, what it is really buying are huge cost overruns and production delays.

Big Carbon Fights Back

Carl Pope | Posted 12.05.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

We won't know how much damage Big Carbon's media blitz has done until Election Day -- clearly it hasn't changed underlying public demand that the U.S. move forward, not backward, into the 21st, not the 20th century, and embrace energy innovation.

The Climate Post: Presidential Candidates Give Little Focus to Energy Policy in First Debate

Tim Profeta | Posted 12.05.2012 | Green
Tim Profeta

The Washington Post breaks down what to expect now that the law governing many of our nation's farm policies has expired -- among the potential consequences: higher milk prices and the lapse of some conservation programs.

Denver Debate Shouldn't Skip Tough Climate Questions

Kassie Siegel | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Kassie Siegel

These men want the most important job in America. That requires facing tough questions. And it means giving us straight answers on climate change.

The Top 3 Security Threats the UN General Assembly Must Address

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

What we say, do, and eat has global implications, and on these three major security frontiers we must do better: religious, food and climate security. Each of us has a role to play, and each of us is capable of making a difference.

The Climate Post: Continuing Carbon Emissions Could Have Devastating Impacts on Poor Countries

Tim Profeta | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Tim Profeta

Climate change could cost the world more than $1.2 trillion annually and contribute to the deaths of more than 100 million people if action against climate change isn't taken.

50 Years After Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

While powerful, the polluter playbook is no match for the truth and those brave enough to shout it from the rooftops. That is the lesson of Rachel Carson. Her courage inspired citizens to demand change, even as polluters tried to silence the author of Silent Spring.

The Climate Post: What Is the True Social Cost of Carbon?

Tim Profeta | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Tim Profeta

A new study in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences contends that the U.S. government significantly underestimated the social cost of carbon in 2010 in its effort to establish a unified cost of carbon for various agencies to use when formulating policy.

Christina Wilkie

Meet The Biggest Fat Cat At The DNC | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Convention is a pivotal event for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, his single biggest opportunity...

3 Ways Arctic Meltdown Threatens the Whole World

Kassie Siegel | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Kassie Siegel

We have to act fast. If we don't, we'll have even more to mourn than the death of the Arctic.

We Must Win the Real World Hunger Games

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

Everyone who engages in the business of growing, storing, packaging and selling food is being called on to creatively adapt to the tremendous food security challenges that are staring us in the face. That means we must all hunker down, collaborate and innovate to win the real world hunger games.