Where do we want to be in 2031? We want the United States to be a healthier, more equitable and sustainable country that engages effectively with global partners to prevent conflict. Our proposed reforms would head us in that direction.
The infrastructure built over the next five years could "lock in" enough emissions to push the world past its target for limiting warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to the International Energy Agency's latest annual update of energy trends, World Energy Outlook.
Rep. Pete Stark's bill goes right to the heart of the problem: The need to put a price on carbon that weans our nation off fossil fuels and reduces the greenhouse gases that are altering the Earth's climate.
A group of large investors urged governments to forge a binding treaty at upcoming climate negotiations in South Africa, and said global spending has not been nearly enough to keep warming below 2 degrees Celsius.
Fostering a nation of creative thinkers will serve the U.S. well in an increasingly global and technological economy. After all, one of the most successful and profitable companies in the world is Apple.
Australia, with the highest per-capita greenhouse emissions of any large, developed country, will soon take on one of the most ambitious schemes to tackle climate change, with a new carbon-trading system.