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Businesses, Markets and Innovation Can Beat Climate Change

Neil Leary | Posted 12.23.2016 | Green
Neil Leary

Businesses, markets and innovation can reduce emissions of gases that warm the planet. And they can do this while generating profits, creating jobs an...

Dear Mr. Trump: Climate Policy Puts Lives In Your Hands

Travis N. Rieder | Posted 11.29.2016 | Green
Travis N. Rieder

President-elect Donald Trump has been unclear so far on how many of his campaign pledges he actually intends to see through.

Will China Lead On Climate Change As Green Technology Booms?

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.21.2016 | Green
The Conversation Global

A strategically wise China will accept the offer. While doing so, the leadership is likely to make comments about the fickle nature of democracies in general and the unreliability of the world's second-largest emitter, the United States, in solving long-run structural problems.

Will Trump Scrap America's Biggest Jobs Opportunity?

William S. Becker | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
William S. Becker

Now that he is our president-elect, will Donald Trump, the master of incendiary rhetoric and scorched earth campaigning, transform into a thoughtful l...

Climate Policy Outside The Comfort Zone

Dennis Tänzler | Posted 11.09.2016 | Impact
Dennis Tänzler

The international climate community faces an even greater challenge: enacting the agreed upon measures to live up to the agreement's aims and to achieve complete global decarbonization over the coming decades.

Energy Secretary Urges Congress To Pass Sweeping Climate Policy

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.20.2016 | Green

NEW YORK ― United States Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on Monday slammed Congress for failing to pass the kind of sweeping climate legislation ne...

Here's What California's Climate Policies Have Done To The Economy

Bob Keefe | Posted 08.12.2016 | Green
Bob Keefe

What have California’s climate policies done for the state’s economy? Injected about $48 billion into communities across the state in the past dec...

What Brexit Means for Climate

Emilie Mazzacurati | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Emilie Mazzacurati

BOTTOM LINE In the short run, Brexit means, at the very least, delays and complications in the process towards the ratification of the Paris Accord. ...

TRIFECTA: A Carbon Tax Done Right

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 04.19.2017 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

The free world seems to agree -- if a day late and many dollars short -- that climate change is at least in part caused by mankind and thus it is imperative we change our ways soon, or else.

The Best Way to Avert Massive Climate Risks

Scott Burns | Posted 03.31.2017 | Politics
Scott Burns

The costs of a changing climate won't just be paid in a distant future - they are starting to come due now. Luckily, we know the best way to mitigate emissions-driven climate risks.

Learning From a Winter of Extremes

Celine Herweijer | Posted 01.03.2017 | Green
Celine Herweijer

Forecasters expect 2016 to be the warmest year ever recorded. Models suggest this is primarily because of the long term warming trend caused by man-made climate change. But around 25 percent of the warming expected for 2016 is explained by the strong El Niño, which exacerbates the warming impact of climate change.

Think of the Paris Climate Agreement as a Global Potluck

Katharine Hayhoe | Posted 12.22.2016 | Green
Katharine Hayhoe

One way to think of it is like a potluck dinner, in reverse. At a potluck dinner, each guest brings food to share. No one person brings a complete meal; but once all the food is assembled, there is supposed to be enough for everyone.

Carbon Falling, Economies Rising: Expectations for the Paris Climate Summit

Lynn Scarlett | Posted 12.07.2016 | Green
Lynn Scarlett

In 1995, our world was a very different place. The global population was a little more than 5.6 billion people, retailer Amazon had just opened its virtual doors on the Internet, the DVD was introduced and the first UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP1) took place in Berlin, Germany, garnering the attention of a small set of scientists and policymakers.

To Tackle Climate Change, Abandon "Climate Policy"

Pavel Kabat | Posted 12.03.2016 | Green
Pavel Kabat

We cannot think about the future without thinking about climate change. On the other hand, we cannot deal with climate change without considering the future social and economic context.

COP21: Calling on Leaders to Make Plants Part of the Solution

Dr. Gregory M. Mueller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2016 | Green
Dr. Gregory M. Mueller, Ph.D.

The goal of this agreement is to hold nations accountable for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and to establish a long-term protection plan for our environment. I have studied plants for nearly 40 years, and I am advocating that plants be an essential component of that long-term plan.

Looking Ahead to Paris, Leading Climate Activists Gather in California to Share Strategies and Inspiration

John J. Berger | Posted 10.20.2016 | Green
John J. Berger

Encouraged by legislative and administrative victories in rolling back greenhouse gas emissions in California and by a sense that the climate protection movement is gaining momentum, activists are upbeat in advance of the forthcoming Paris climate talks this December.

A Call for Conservation: Why and How We All Must Take Action to Secure a Sustainable Future

Kayri Havens | Posted 09.23.2016 | Green
Kayri Havens

The ideas and commitments that emerge throughout Climate Week will shape the global dialogue taking place in Paris later this fall, during which there is hope to reach an international agreement on how to more positively inhabit our planet.

Countdown for Climate Action: Are 10 Days Enough?

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

There are five months remaining until COP21; however, there are less than 10 days of negotiations left until the Paris meeting -- only two more meetings of negotiators, one in August and one in October. This is not very much time at all to finalize the conditions of the framework and have all parties agree to implementation.

The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax: Q&A With Jerry Taylor

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

In my view, Jerry Taylor is one of the smartest thinkers on U.S. climate and energy policy. I encourage you to read his recent report, published by the Niskanen Center, making the conservative case for a carbon tax.

Earth Day 2015: Inspiring Evidence of a Paradigm Shift

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

Instead of resorting to a cynical stance towards Earth Day this year, look around to see the movement that is sneaking up on us and transitioning not only our attitudes, but also our global economy, towards a more holistic system.

A Carbon Neutral Future Starts With Smart Energy Policy Today

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 02.18.2015 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Too many people -- and way too many members of Congress -- can't seem to come to terms with this simple fact: no energy source or technology can succeed without a helping hand from Uncle Sam.

Alaska Must Lead in Addressing Ocean Acidification, and Fast

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Our planet is a place of ongoing evolution, with ecosystems under constant shift as we adapt in relationship to one another and to the global climate that sustains us.

Leveling The Playing Field

Tom Steyer | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Tom Steyer

Participating in these midterm elections has taught me an immense amount about our tremendous democratic system as millions of people across our nation have raised their voices and cast their votes to turn 2014 into an unprecedented year for climate action.

5 Reasons Why Climate Change Is A Social Issue, Not Just An Environmental One

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 12.06.2014 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

Many communities will be forced to move as they are exposed to rising sea levels, extreme drought that puts strain on resources, or even extreme rainfall that becomes the norm.

Natural Gas Not The Solution To Reducing Emissions, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 09.25.2014 | Green

Natural gas may not be a "bridge fuel" to a clean energy future, according to a new study by researchers at UC Irvine, Stanford University and the ene...