The world is currently on track to heat up the climate by six degrees, which would cause huge losses to the global economy. In order to avoid this, significant investments in low-carbon technologies are needed. But where should the cash come from?
Dirty money in politics has enabled the fossil fuel industries to dirty our air and endanger our planet. With clean elections, we will, finally, drive forward the clean energy revolution.
In America right now there's a battle that needs to be fought and won in our political arena. It's a battle over what kind of country, and what kind of planet, our children and grandchildren will live in.
by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Our rights to free speech and religious freedom are among the many fundamental ri...
No one, least of all campaigners for divestment, thinks dumping some stocks solves the problem. Yale doesn't have the scale, power or influence to move markets. It does, however, have the scale, power and influence to be a catalytic force in the call for action on pricing carbon.
Historians will look back at the period between 2000 and 2015 and wonder, with all that was happening, why didn't more people realize that clean energy and technology would become as much of a driving force for the global economy as dirty energy had been a century before?
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Sep 8, 2014 How unusua...
I think of connected car tech as the group of exciting new technologies used to connect you to the road by more than just your hands to the steering wheel.
By embracing a radical worldview, today's conservatives have abandoned the moral heritage of the West.
As the UN Climate Summit approaches and countries begin to reveal their reduction commitments for the 21st United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris in 2015, all eyes are on the United States and President Obama.
As well as mitigating global issues such as climate change, nature reduces the impact an extreme event would otherwise have, and can support local sustainable livelihoods for the poor; which is key to coping with disaster.
We learned that people will pay for a cleaner environment; just as people will spend more for a safer car with airbags, seat belts and a crash-resistant body, they will also pay for cleaner, greener air, water, lands and buildings.
After kicking off the fall campaign with his latest Labor Day weekend tour, Governor Jerry Brown ... wait. That didn't happen. I don't know what Jerry Brown did on Labor Day weekend, but it wasn't that.
That Rupert Murdoch governs over a criminal media empire has been made clear enough in the UK courts in recent years. That the Wall Street Journal op-ed pages, the latest victim of Murdoch's lawless greed, are little more than naked propaganda is perhaps less appreciated.
Since the industrial age began some 250 years ago, roughly 580 billion tons of fossil-fuel and land-fixed carbon -- more than two trillion tons of carbon dioxide -- have been released into the atmosphere, leading to a shift in the global heat balance and a likely 1°C increase in surface temperature. At the current rate, a trillion tons of carbon, or some 2°C of warming, could be reached as early as 2040.
The military isn't going green for fun or for positive public relations -- they're doing it because it saves lives and money. The fact is, oil markets are global, no matter the origin of the product. This means, for every $10 rise in the price of a barrel of oil, it costs the Department of Defense an additional $1.3 billion -- more than the entire procurement budget of the Marines.