We have been promoting technologies which may be incompatible with clean air. It's not the first time we've made this mistake. Biofuels were promoted widely a decade ago. Now we see that corn ethanol is far from being carbon neutral if coal fuels its manufacturing processes.
Most of us have ideologies sometimes blocking us from looking at reality head on. But then, facts can be anxiety-provoking.
President Obama has taken extraordinary measures to lower U.S. CO2 emissions, especially considering the congressional hand he was dealt. But it's nowhere near enough, and I can't help wonder what more he might have done if he'd experienced a life-changing moment.
As a grandfather, I urge you to consider our common future, giving it more weight than shortsighted extension of your country's dependence on oil. Norway has know-how and technology to become a major economic player in the sustainable low-carbon world of the future.
The shocking truth people are finding out about Hillary Clinton is she has always been a real progressive. A progressive who understands how government works and that our founding fathers (to their shame there were no founding mothers) set up a government requiring compromise to move ideas forward.
The truth is the U.S. is demonstrating strong leadership by implementing the Clean Power Plan. This is a plan the vast majority of Americans support. And we have seen time and again that U.S. leadership is encouraging stronger actions by countries such as China and India.
A sustainable economy need not be defined by limits, but by opportunity. The nature of consumption will change, but will not be reduced. All wastes will need to be reused. All energy will need to be renewable. The way we live will change, but it may well be better.
Deborah Cox's most iconic song from the late 90s asks a simple question to a love that she never saw coming: "How did you get here?"
I'm sure the Wall Street Journal and their cohorts in the right-wing echo chamber are having fun twisting this whole concept around in service to their fossil-fuel friends, but let's take a step back.
As long as people are using oil -- and even with Brown's target of cutting use in half by 2030, we'll be using a lot of oil -- why not have California reap the economic rewards?
Congress decided to stop reauthorizing IOGCC every three years and instead introduced an amendment giving it de facto permanent reauthorization. For an entity of its clout, the public knows very little about IOGCC's inner-workings. And that's not without reason.
Public brouhaha aside, from a climate change policy perspective, what is most troubling about this scandal is not what the company did, but the vulnerabilities it exposed in environmental policy.
The pre-amble of the draft agreement recognizes the relationship among climate change, poverty eradication, and sustainable development and takes into account the vulnerabilities and needs of the least-developed countries.
The latest reports from the prestigious and sober Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) make increasingly hair-raising reading, suggesting that the planet is approaching possible moments of irreversible damage in a fashion and at a speed that had not been anticipated.
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Democrats do not seem up to the task of taking on this new breed of crazy. With the freak show called the GOP primary season in full swing, the time has come to offer up a political counterbalance to dangerous right wing extremism -- beyond what traditional Democrats can muster.