Small states are usually defined as countries with populations of 1.5 million or fewer and are spread across the Caribbean, African, Asia Pacific and European regions.
While regulation of methane is a necessity, these rules are much too weak to accomplish the administration's goals of meaningful greenhouse gas reduction.
Donald Trump keeps on saying stupid, hateful things. About Mexicans, women, John McCain, Megyn Kelly... And he keeps on leading the Republican presidential race. Gosh, could there be a correlation?
Parched. Scorched. Burnt. Words not typically used to describe the Arctic. Over 400 lightning-caused fires have burned more than 5 million acres in Alaska this summer -- an area larger than the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined.
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The tiny Pacific island nation of Kiribati became the first country to declare that global warming is rendering its lands uninhabitable, asking for help in evacuating its population. Such a rise would be enough to put large portions of the country literally underwater.
The activists openly announced well in advance of the action that they are no longer prepared to watch politicians' failure to act on climate change and are prepared to peacefully enter the mine to stop the world's largest diggers and demand an end of coal.
2015 is on track to be the hottest year in recorded history, and this December hundreds of world governments will meet in Paris to try to strike a global climate agreement. It will be the biggest gathering of its kind since 2009, and it's potentially a big deal for our global movement.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
Donald Trump, like no other candidate can, embodies the right wing's rapid descent into mindlessness and their embrace of know-nothingism. With Trump, there is nothing there besides the huge eponymous banner announcing "Trump" that appears on all his possessions, a bluster, and a golden combover seemingly forever frozen in place.
Earth is full of lots of different people with different concerns, but we all share the same planet. Now is the time to work together to protect it. Making progress on climate change is going to take all of us together, across the U.S. and around the world.
Indeed, whether you are trying to keep Spectra Energy out of Rhode Island, Kinder Morgan out of Massachusetts, Dominion out of Maryland, or Carso out of Texas, the lesson is the same: when people rise up and demand that their voice be heard, local representatives and agencies have no choice but to listen.
California in the Great Drought is once again Exhibit A, a living diorama of how the future is going to look for a lot of us.
The danger from climate change is not in some remote future: it's here, it's now, and our generation, not some vague "future generation" is in serious, serious trouble.
I wonder what our legacy will be. What will we leave for future generations --"another nice mess?" Will the last one out please turn off the lights?