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Here's How To Get Investors To Save The Planet

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business

World leaders should tax carbon emissions if they want institutional investors to commit their assets toward clean energy projects, according to a to...

Could Tax Cuts Help Cure Climate Change? A Surprising Left/Right Conversation

Living Room Conversations | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

by Joan Blades Professor Philip Tetlock has studied why experts are so often wrong in their predictions. He discovered that experts who have a nar...

Legendary Climate Scientist Is Not Impressed With The Paris Talks

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.12.2015 | World

Global leaders may have approved a historic climate change agreement in Paris, but James Hansen, a former NASA scientist and pioneer of climate ...

Paris: Take a Deep Breath

Bill Manson | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Bill Manson

I'm writing this as we await the final draft of the Paris agreement on global warming. I'll leave till next time how an Oxygen Tax can rationalize whatever arrangements they come up with. Right now, honestly, I'm too tense, too struck at the consequence of this moment.

Single Market Global Carbon Pricing: The Best Idea Not Gaining Sufficient Traction in Paris Agreement

Todd Eisenstadt | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Todd Eisenstadt

PARIS - If you ask a carbon trader when there will be a single, efficient, international price on carbon dioxide emissions, s/he may reply, "How patie...

Prior, Top Down Climate Negotiations Took a Lot of Heat: Will Process Gather Momentum via Paris 2015 "Bottom Up" Approach?

Todd Eisenstadt | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Todd Eisenstadt

PARIS - As the "high level" final negotiations escalate this week at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris, pled...

Why Is the New York Times Misleading the Public About a Carbon Tax?

Charles Komanoff | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Charles Komanoff

As the UN climate summit in Paris hits the halfway point, support is building for basing climate policy on carbon taxes.

G20 Can Do What Paris Climate Summit Can't -- Tax Carbon

Brigitte Knopf | Posted 12.14.2015 | Science
Brigitte Knopf

In contrast with the many climate change conferences of recent years, the conference in Paris promises a new vision. Almost all countries put their planned climate protection efforts on the table.

This CEO's Plan To Cut Carbon Emissions Would Cost You Nothing

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business

SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive wants to put a tax on carbon -- but he says it shouldn’t cost the taxpayer an extra cent. He said any strong deal out...

Bernie Sanders Unveils Forceful Climate Change Plan, And He's Going After Big Oil

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled a forceful climate change plan Monday that sets its sights ...

Saving Coral Reefs Requires Halting Climate Change

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Local conservation efforts are important to restoring and protecting coral reefs. However, if we don't halt climate change those efforts will not be enough to save them. That's why marine biologists and ocean lovers have their eyes on the COP 21 climate negotiations in Paris this week.

Bill Nye Is Holding Out Hope For A 'Carbon Fee' In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.01.2015 | Science

Efforts in the U.S. to impose a tax on the production of carbon that warms the planet have so far proven fruitless, but climate chan...

'Green News Report' -- November 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A carbon tax is coming for Alberta's dirty tar sands; Obama says U.N. c...

In Major Shift, Keystone XL Province Reveals Aggressive Climate Plan

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.23.2015 | Green

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'Green News Report' - October 15, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Green News Report Special Coverage: Finally -- Climate change takes t...

What Would Reagan Do About CO2?

William S. Becker | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

Shultz is correct. The mistake is being made by the field of Republican presidential candidates pandering to those in their base who deny that climate change even exists and that even if it did, the United States cannot do anything about it.

Paris Carbonomics

Don Kraus | Posted 09.03.2015 | Green
Don Kraus

A global climate change agreement without a clear economic solution to this looming problem could be too little, too late -- but there's still time to craft an efficient, effective and equitable correction to the most pressing problem of our times.

Interview With UN Climate Change Report Author: "Avarice Has Overcome Fear"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

"In September, a few decades from now, our rich, colorful planet will display to a traveler in space only one white polar ice cap instead of two. Ther...

Civic Disobedience and Climate Change

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 08.05.2015 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

Is the practice of civil disobedience justified, in regard to climate change? Unlike war and racism, the effects of global warming are neither clear nor immediate -- though in fact the danger is quickly becoming clearer, as California dries up and wild fires run through the West.

Hillary Clinton Is Right on Climate Change and the New York Times Is Wrong

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.03.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

If we are to solve the climate problem we need to focus our attention on policies and programs that are practical and politically feasible. Even if a second President Clinton had a Democratic Congress she would have trouble getting a carbon tax enacted.

A Low-Carbon Revolution Can Mean Good Economic Growth

Mattias Wallander | Posted 07.10.2015 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Policymakers are often addressing conflicting goals when tackling climate change. While they see an urgent need for action, they also fear slow economic growth. But, as British Columbia has shown us, climate change action can be synonymous with economic prosperity.

Why Should We Support the Idea of Universal Basic Income?

Scott Santens | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Scott Santens

So what exactly would you do, if you were guaranteed $1,000 per month for the rest of your life? And yes, that's around what the amount would most likely be here in the United States, at least at first.

The Climate Post: Pope Calls for Sweeping Changes to Address Climate Change

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

Democrats greeted it as a vindication of the science of climate change and of their party's policy proposals to address it (subscription). Some prominent Republicans -- such as GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush -- argued that a religious leader has no place in crafting policy.

Kate Sheppard

2 Democratic Senators Pitch Conservatives On Supporting A Carbon Tax | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Democratic senators on Wednesday delivered the opening pitch for their new plan for addressing climate-warming emissions in what may...

A Carbon Tax Is Not Feasible or Practical

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

In a prominent editorial this past Sunday, the New York Times once again advocated the adoption of a carbon tax. While the theory of a carbon tax makes perfect sense, its lack of practicality makes it the unicorn of energy politics.