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The Climax of Obama's Climate Legacy

William S. Becker | Posted 11.29.2015 | Green
William S. Becker

As President Obama flies to Paris for the latest international negotiation on climate change, diplomats on both sides of the Atlantic appear confused about what his position will be. Will he champion legally binding commitments by all nations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions? Or will he agree only to deal with no legal force?

'Green News Report': October 6, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Biblical rain and record flooding in South Carolina -- is this the new...

The Most Important Elections in 2016

William S. Becker | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

History's chroniclers will conclude that nation that held itself up as humanity's greatest hope turned out to be humanity's greatest disappointment. The United States Congress succumbed to greed -- the greed of politicians for power and the greed of energy barons to profit as much and as long as possible before the era of fossil fuels came to its inevitable end.

Even These Big Fossil Fuel Companies Support An International Climate Agreement

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

A large number of the world's biggest energy companies endorse a global climate agreement that would commit to limiting temperature rise to 2 degrees ...

'Green News Report' - July 2, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.02.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Alaska and the Pacific Northwest are on fire; Warming oceans linked to ...

'Green News Report' - March 31, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.31.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: All-time record high temp in Antarctica; Record low snowpack spells tro...

U.S. To Commit To 28 Percent Emissions Cut By 2025

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a maj...

Principles for a Climate Deal

William S. Becker | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
William S. Becker

If the U.S. team negotiating an international climate treaty is looking for guidance, it needn't look far. Over the years, scores of organizations ranging from oil companies to green groups and think tanks have offered their ideas on the principles that should guide an international climate agreement.

The Ideal Climate Deal

William S. Becker | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
William S. Becker

Ideally, the world's collective response to global warming would be as rapid and muscular as the threat of growing climate disruption requires. With each year that passes without such a response, we are learning the hard way that what we once considered an ideal international response is now merely pragmatic.

'Green News Report' - November 13, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Historic climate deal between U.S. and China: it's the deal Republican...

Kate Sheppard

State Dept. Denies Seeking Alternative To Climate Treaty, But Has Been Doing So Since 2009 | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The New York Times reported Wednesday that the Obama administration is planning to make an end run around the Senate in order to get an ...

The Coming Climate Election

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

On November 2, America's attention will focus on the mid-term elections for Congress. But those of us who believe government must act against global c...

Yvo de Boer: Climate Change Treaty Unlikely This Year

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BALI, Indonesia — Industrialized and developing countries are not likely to reach a treaty this year on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, which ...

Climate Change: Too Much At Stake

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

To the extent that we speak from our hearts about the world we want to create, we will attract energy, resources and support--and inspire others to act.

A Call to Serve and Preserve Creation

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Wallis

Let's ensure that history does not remember us just as "consumers" of the earth and its resources, but as people who take seriously the God-given mandate to "serve and preserve" the earth.

UN Climate Chief: Climate Treaty Draft Represents "Significant" Progress

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BONN, Germany — Negotiators from 181 countries began work on the first draft of a new global warming treaty Monday, calling it a good beginning ...