One of the world's top emitters, the EU intends to reduce its emissions 40 percent (relative to 1990 levels) by 2030. This commitment is in addition to 2050 emissions reduction targets that a recent report published by the European Environment Agency claims may prove difficult to reach.
At the end of February the scenes in the South Pacific atoll island nation of Kiribati were dramatic and frightening. Waves crashed across the lagoon side of South Tarawa, the capital of Kiribati, swamping everything in their path.
Sec. John Kerry slams climate change deniers in government; More whistleblowers corroborate a Florida ban on 'climate change'; Solar energy is booming, in the good, non-explosive, jobs-creating kind of way
In order to create and maintain this harmony, we must reduce the rampant consumption that takes place in rich countries on one hand, and, on the other, lift a billion people out of poverty. Is it useful to have a rich and all-powerful nation populated by unhappy people?
From April 13 to 17, Harvard students, faculty, and alumni will assemble in Harvard Yard for Harvard Heat Week, a week of action for fossil fuel divestment. As climate change threatens to become the worst humanitarian crisis that humans have ever faced, we ask all students to join us in the movement for climate justice.
Welcome to the asylum! I'm talking, of course, about the world Big Oil spent big bucks creating. You know, the one in which the obvious -- climate change -- is doubted and denied, and in which the new Republican Congress is actively opposed to doing anything about it.
Chances are you've come across a public service announcement (PSA) from the Ad Council, such as their recent "Love Has No Labels" campaign that went viral with over 86 million views. I interviewed Laurie Keith, Director of National Media Accounts at the Ad Council, to shed some light on how technology is used to empower their campaigns.
How things have changed in a matter of mere months. With demand stagnant and excess production the story of the moment, the very strategy that had generated record-breaking profits has suddenly become hopelessly dysfunctional.
I find I have an uncommon reaction to media and social media treatment of climate deniers/skeptics. As fellow progressives rail against the latest outrageous behavior of a climate denying lawmaker or business leader, I recoil.
Instead of facing the reality of climate change, instead of taking practical steps such as the immediate construction of higher levees around Miami, Florida politicians hide their heads in sand -- at least for as long as there is beach sand left in Florida.
Yet despite the depressing forecast ahead of us, the greatest danger that we face today is not the future consequences of our actions but the denial of facts.
There have been successes--and failures-- as the gap between the super-rich and those who can barely meet essential needs grows ever wider.
I know that when you mention "California" and "clean energy" in the same breath, all sorts of stereotypes pop into people's heads: tech moguls driving Teslas and aging hippies in Marin with solar powered hot tubs. But that's not the real story.
Environmental innovations are much more than nice; they are also fiscally sound practices that add value and provide a tremendous boost to the bottom line. And eventually, they have a domino effect
Walker's attack on state universities may have been a naked attempt to curry favor with his party's right wing. And, when it backfired, he backpedaled -- saying that the altered mission statement was merely a "drafting error."
While heaving another sigh, old fashioned newspaper in hand, a tinge of inspiration surges through me like a lightning rod. Dare I say full-blown optimism even. Now is the time, a little voice cries out from the recesses of my mind. Now is the time to change the world, and make a positive impact.