Would that President Obama meant what he said when, as he began his symbolic, climate-change-awareness trek to Alaska, he declared: "The time to plead ignorance is surely past."
This week, delegates met in Bonn, Germany, to take steps to create a workable draft for a deal. The hope is that the agreement will show just how much pollution will be cut and exactly how much money rich nations will offer poorer countries to deal with their own growing energy and climate adaptation needs.
If you want to know why Californians have been paying one dollar more per gallon than the rest of America for their gasoline for most of the Spring, it comes down to two words: low inventories.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative says TPP will promote job growth and boost economic opportunity, but that economic growth for a few, is likely to spell environmental and financial catastrophe for the many.
As a new generation of voters and politicians come to power, however, we may be moving towards more comprehensive ecological policy. Millennials care more about environmental issues than their older counterparts.
Martin O'Malley is trying to blaze a new trail by butting heads with the Democratic National Committee over the debate schedule as many candidates in the Democratic Party are growing more eager to debate the issues.
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.
How was Santorum able to take peer-reviewed scientific research and distort it beyond recognition? To understand how science can get distorted, you need to understand the techniques of science denial.
Personal changes and policy changes (like the recently finalized, historic Clean Power Plan to reduce climate pollution from the U.S. power sector) are what will get us to that better future, for everyone. So let's keep fighting for truth, justice, and a new, clean-energy-based American way.
Proximity to the sea and sea views have been advantages for trade, art and culture since the beginning of human settlements. But via climate change, we are nastily converting free pleasures into pending threats.
The Antarctic Treaty, signed in 1959, stipulates that Antarctica shall be used for peaceful purposes and that "no new claim, or enlargement of an existing claim to territorial sovereignty in Antarctica shall be asserted while the present Treaty is in force."
There is a striking similarity between the GOP of the 1920s and that of today. Indeed, today's GOP resembles no other as much as that of the 1920s. As a political movement dedicated to never changing, conservatism has succeeded admirably.
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) -- the national parks of the seas -- are being designated all over the globe. Which is fantastic news. Who doesn't want to give fish species verging on extinction a break?
We need to recognize that it's already too late to stop all of the impacts of hotter temperatures. Even if the world discovered a cheap, clean energy source next week, it would take time to kick our fossil fuel-powered habits and shift to a carbon-free future. That's why it's critical for the world to invest in efforts to help the poorest adapt.
Misinterpreting signals to make them consistent with a pre-determined outcome is, psychologists tell us, a common phenomenon in human nature. Unfortunately, it is also a frequent dynamic in modern financial markets, particularly when it comes to sustainability.
It's important for climate change to be in the K-12 science classroom. High school graduates who are ignorant about climate change are uninformed citizens and become part of the machinery of delay, contributing to the inertia as politicians argue about the reality of climate change even as they witness its consequences.