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Learning From a Winter of Extremes

Celine Herweijer | Posted 01.04.2016 | 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.

Climate Change This Week: Groundwater Feeds Sea Rise, Community Solar Rises, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.28.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

The Biggest Moments in Youth Activism at the UN Climate Negotiations

Aly Johnson-Kurts | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Aly Johnson-Kurts

The biggest moments in youth activism at the United Nations climate negotiations (COP21) were focused on limiting global temperature rise, supporting the efforts of the most vulnerable populations, and bringing domestic issues to the international arena.

Climate Change This Week: Humanity Is Drying Out, China Goes Cleaner, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon When Forests Go, So Do These: An Af...

The Heart of the Paris Climate Conference (U2 Inspired)

Amanda Hanley | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Amanda Hanley

I've been impatiently waiting for the world to come together and combat climate change since the '90s. Knowing the Paris talks would be different this...

An American in Paris

KC Golden | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
KC Golden

"[Climate science deniers are] so out of touch with science that they believe rising sea levels don't matter, because in their view, the extra water w...

Obama: The GOP Is The Only Major Party In The World Denying Global Warming

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama criticized Republicans for being "the only major party" in the world to deny climate change, calling the GOP an "outlier" on th...

A Letter to My Three-Year-Old Daughter About the Paris Climate Agreement

Natalia Caruso | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Natalia Caruso

When I got back home from Paris, I was exhausted, but I couldn't wait to see you. I had been away for weeks, meeting with activist partners from all over the world, women who are leaders in communities on the frontlines of climate change. I was tired, but when I walked through our front door, and you ran to me, I was filled with a new energy: a determination to fight for the future you deserve.

The Day After Paris: Politicians Hand the Baton to Green Industries

The Conversation US | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green
The Conversation US

What is key in the Paris Agreement is that the interconnected parts provide a model of governance. Whereas prior efforts relied on only one or two of these parts, the Paris Agreement's success will ultimately hinge on the interconnections between an entire constellation of moving parts.

Budget Deal: Republicans in Service to Oil Companies, Never the Public

Dave Johnson | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The "omnibus" budget for the next year is out. Here are some of the winners and losers.

San Diego Adopts Ambitious Plan To Battle Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

San Diego's city council unanimously voted Tuesday to adopt a plan to power the city entirely with renewable energy by 2035, joining cities like San F...

Post-Paris: We Need Better Emissions Data for Better Decisions

Eric Webster | Posted 12.15.2015 | Green
Eric Webster

The technology is ready to support this transparency framework. Now the decision to redirect resources to these more efficient and accurate collection capabilities must be made to maximize the benefit later.

Addressing Climate Change and Deforestation: A Solution From Guatemala

Anika Rahman | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Anika Rahman

The Paris talks related to climate change have ended and now we all face the challenge of limiting global warming and meeting the aspirational goal to cap temperature rises to 1.5 C.

In Midst of 'ExxonKnew' Scandal, Company Hiring Climate Change Researcher

Steve Horn | Posted 12.15.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Caught in the crosshairs of an ongoing New York Attorney General investigation exploring its role in studying the damage climate change could cause since the 1970's and then proceeding to fund climate science denial campaigns, ExxonMobil has announced an interesting job opening.

Baby, It's Warm Outside

John A. Tures | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
John A. Tures

Unless you're a Southerner, you probably wouldn't think those temperatures were unusual. But the average high for Atlanta this time of year is 50, with a low of 37. The low today here was 63.

Paris Climate Agreement Explained: Next Steps For China On Paris Climate Agreement

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Putting a lid on coal is the single most important step China can take to protect the climate, since coal is responsible for 80% of China's CO2 emissions. A national cap on coal consumption would not only cut carbon, but also clean up China's choking air pollution.

What's Up With The East Coast's Absurdly Warm Weather?

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.14.2015 | Science

The weather's been positively toasty across much of the east coast over the past several days, especially for a December. In New York, Sunday temperat...

Climate Deal Text 'Agreed' In Paris

BBC | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.11.2015 | World

Organisers of the climate talks in Paris say a final text has been agreed after nearly two weeks of intensive negotiations....

LGBTQ/GNC Climate Activists in Paris

Laurie Kaufman | Posted 12.13.2015 | Impact
Laurie Kaufman

Although attending NGOs represent women, indigenous groups, youth, labor, faith, and human rights, if you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or gender nonconforming (LGBTQ/GNC) you will be hard-pressed to find formal green alliances.

Global CO2 Levels Exceed Safe Zone For The First Time In Human History

Upworthy | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green

According to measurements from the Scripps Mauna Lua Observatory in Hawaii, the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has risen above 400...

7 Artists: On the Arctic

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Follow us to one of the most fascinating yet endangered places on Earth. While politicians discuss climate change, we have asked seven artists about their relation to and work within the Arctic.

Overestimating Citizens' Wish for Climate Action

Bjørn Lomborg | Posted 12.09.2015 | World
Bjørn Lomborg

Climate change is a real problem and most people find climate action reasonably important. But there are many other global problems that the world finds even more important.

Division Over Riders Forcing Congress To Edge Of Government-Funding Deadline

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There is no end in sight for Congress. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have resigned themselves to the fact that they will need to pass a sho...

The Most Powerful Climate Solution You've Never Heard Of

P.J. Marshall | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
P.J. Marshall

What if there was a powerful but overlooked tool that could reduce global warming by 0.5°C by the end of the century? Imagine if reversing the decline of ecosystems was good for economies. What if making our world more beautiful, also made it stronger and more resilient?

Climate Change This Week: Electric Microbes, Hot Pledges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

It takes a few minutes to burn a carbon-storing tree, but up to a century or more to replace it -- a century we don't have to avert catastrophic climate change.