This week in "What We're Reading", a special treat--NCSE's very own original, peer-reviewed article in Science magazine. Also, depression, anxiety, dinosaur sex, and the latest on "what did fossil fuel companies know, and when did they know it?" Enjoy!
In spite of the historic Paris climate meeting in November and agreement to limit the increase in the global average temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius...
The recent Supreme Court decision to temporarily pause implementation of the U.S. Clean Power Plan doesn't mean the end of U.S. climate action, the end of the Paris climate agreement, or the demise of national-level climate action in key countries around the world.
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Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay temporarily blocking the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan. The plan is intended to be the main regulatory tool to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in the U.S. In many ways, it's the underpinning of U.S. commitments under the recent Paris climate agreement.
The court, in a 5-4 decision split along party lines, put a stay on enforcement of the Clean Power Plan, which is designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.
Because the global climate accord reached in Paris this past December is fragile, the Supreme Court ruling is akin to placing the planet's climate on death row. To be sure, the court did not block the EPA's strategy permanently. However, it stopped it dead in its tracks.
A deeply-divided Supreme Court just handed corporate polluters and their cronies a small but symbolic victory: It has temporarily halted implementat...
I submit we need to go back to basics and unify around a proven, tested message that works. Then repeat it every time we open our mouths for the next few years. Put it in our every communication. Till we are sick to death of it, and then some. Hey, it works for Donald and Bernie.
When we think of where the effects of climate change would be most felt, remote locations like the Arctic Circle or the Amazon rainforest often spring to mind. Indeed turning on news channels it's hard not to see its devastating effects.
A reasonable person might assume that the world's investment chain, the oil in the engine of capitalist growth, would be focused on addressing these challenges. But is it?
Last week, the head of Australia's national scientific agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation or CSIRO, dropped a bo...
In a surprise procedural decision yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court put the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan on pause while a lower court reviews it. The Court did not weigh in on the merits of the Environmental Protection Agency's plan, and didn't explain its reasoning.
With grassroots power and market forces on our side, the US will remain on track to meet our Paris commitments in the electric sector.