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How To Convince Someone To Care About Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 05.06.2016 | Green

How do you persuade someone to take action on climate change? Conventional wisdom says to convince people that it's their duty to recycle more, drive...

Think Globally, Act Locally

Park Won-soon | Posted 05.02.2016 | World
Park Won-soon

Cities and their citizens have to unite to save the only earth that we share.

How to Blend It? Mixing Public and Private Finance to Implement the Paris Agreement

Renat Heuberger | Posted 03.16.2016 | Green
Renat Heuberger

We saw the year 2015 close with a cheer as nearly 200 countries adopted the landmark Paris Agreement during the COP21 climate negotiations. Now in the New Year, we find ourselves back in the real economy and wonder how we can mobilize the trillions of investments needed to implement it.

How Anxiety Around Climate Change Blocks Us From Taking Action

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.04.2015 | Science

While most scientists agree that we haven't yet reached the point of no return on climate change, we're getting alarmingly close. The warnings have ...

U.S. Could Gain Trillions From Global Climate Change Action, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business

The U.S. stands to gain up to $10 trillion by 2050 if other countries take action against climate change, a new report finds. The economic analysis, ...

A Development-Savvy Climate Strategy for India

Durwood Zaelke | Posted 11.29.2014 | Green
Durwood Zaelke

During his first official visit to the United States this week, India's popular Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will meet with President Obama, as well as with CEOs of top U.S corporations, to encourage investment to support India's development goals.

Climate Conversion in New York

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Jim Wallis

Leaders from many faiths, religions, and wisdom traditions made it clear that climate change presents a spiritual crisis, not just an economic and political debate. Our conversations included dialogue with UN leaders on how to reverse the dangerous direction the world is still taking.

Choose Wisely...

Michael Brune | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

The Climate Action Plan that President Obama announced last year is full of good ideas, and his administration has already done more to address carbon pollution than any other has. Unfortunately, a hard look at the numbers shows that all this progress could be undermined by one bad choice -- expanding fossil fuel production.

UN: World Running Out Of Time To Stop Global Warming

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, April 6 (Reuters) - World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-...

Progress in Climate Legislation Provides Hope for a Global Agreement

Peter Bjerregaard | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Peter Bjerregaard

We stand before an extraordinary challenge that requires extraordinary solutions. The current initiatives are still short of what is needed. However, compared to where we were 10 or 20 years ago, we have not taken baby steps. We have taken significant steps in the right direction.

Kate Sheppard

Phil Radford Reflects On His Time Leading Greenpeace USA

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON –- When Phil Radford took the helm of Greenpeace USA in April 2009, he promised to bring a renewed focus on the grassroots to the environ...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Launch Fight To Break Through 'Special Interest Lies' On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- A group of Senate Democrats is planning a new offensive on climate change, one that members hope will galvanize congressional colleagu...

Sports Leagues Embrace Progress on Climate Change

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

The single most important thing we can do to address the urgent ecological challenges we face is change cultural expectations and attitudes about how we relate to the planet. The motivation for sports to engage in greening is simple.

American Leadership on Climate Change

Fred Krupp | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Fred Krupp

We hire presidents to do more than one thing at a time. With record heat, ever-stronger storms, and massive increases in insurance and infrastructure costs on the way, climate change is one big problem that we ignore at our own peril.

Senator On Climate Change: 'The Eyes Of The World Are On Us'

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green

(US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is a Reuters columnist but his opinions are his own.) By Senator Sheldon Whitehouse June...

Report: In Short Run, Obama Can Bypass Congress On Climate

Posted 02.06.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: The Obama administration needs to act, with or without congressional legislation, in order to meet its shor...

Climate Change Challenges New England Fishermen

Sea to Table | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Sea to Table

For years scientists have been blaming fishermen for depleted cod stocks in the Gulf of Maine, but now evidence points to another culprit -- climate c...

Further Delay Could Make Climate Change Goals Impossible, Study Finds

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer: Delaying global action on climate change by 20 more years will put the goal of keeping the world re...

Smarter Choices for Climate Solutions

Michael Brune | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Currently, our transportation system is heavily dependent on oil, which is our largest source of climate pollution -- roughly one-third of all U.S. carbon emissions. If we want to cut carbon pollution fast, moving beyond oil for transportation is an obvious strategy.

'Every Year Counts' To Address Climate Change

Posted 11.29.2012 | Green

By Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor: The longer it takes nations to cumulatively lower greenhouse gas emissions, the more difficult it will be ...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Climate Reports Forecast Dire Future, Even If Action Is Taken

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green

In the absence of aggressive government policies aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, a number of leading organizations, including the United Na...

Global Investors Call For Action On Climate Change

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green

By David Fogarty SINGAPORE, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A coalition of the world's largest investors called on governments on Tuesday to ramp u...

Too Hot Not to Notice?

Bill McKibben | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

The fossil-fuel industry has funded endless efforts to confuse people, to leave an impression that nothing much is going on. But -- as with the tobacco industry before them -- the evidence has simply gotten too strong.

#OccupyRooftops

Lisa Curtis | Posted 01.02.2012 | San Francisco
Lisa Curtis

Whether November produces "occupied" college campuses, massive bank transfers or community solar projects remains to be seen. Undoubtedly, it is poised to be a month to remember.

Time to Move the Planet

Morgan Fitzgibbons | Posted 11.21.2011 | San Francisco
Morgan Fitzgibbons

It's one thing to be graced with the flattering title of America's Greenest City; it's another to show up and stand with the rest of the world on our generation's most important issue.