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Targeting Climate Change: The Solutions to CO2 Emissions are Out There

XPRIZE | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
XPRIZE

By Paul Bunje We at XPRIZE take aim at the world's Grand Challenges and inspire people to solve them. Among these challenges, climate change stands...

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.

2016: The Year to Take Action

David Saddington | Posted 01.05.2016 | Green
David Saddington

By November it is expected that most countries will have signed up to ratify the Paris agreement and will be well underway implementing their national mitigation and adaptation plans.

Paris Climate Accord: Policy Is Catching Up With The Science

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Protecting our large intact forests also provides habitat for a vast array of species, many of which will need to adjust ranges and find new resources to help them adapt to the impacts of climate change.

For A Positive Climate Legacy, Obama Must Ditch Big Green

Dr. James Hansen | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Dr. James Hansen

The scientific community agrees on a crucial fact: we must leave most remaining fossil fuels in the ground, or our children and future generations are screwed. Yet Obama is not proposing the action required for the essential change in energy policy direction.

What Goes Up Is Going Down: More on China's Coal Consumption

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 11.23.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

New analyses by the International Energy Agency, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and other experts confirm what I explained in my last blog: that China's revised historical coal consumption figures for 2000-2012, while significant in absolute terms, will not affect long term trends or impact the upcoming climate negotiations.

7 Things You Should Know About China's Coal Consumption

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 11.09.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Now is the time to step up U.S. cooperation on climate change with China, to ensure that the two largest GHG emitters in the world can also be the two countries doing the most to tackle climate change.

U.S. Electric Sector Expected To Hit Lowest Emissions In 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business

The U.S. electric sector is expected to hit its lowest carbon emissions since 1995 this year, partly due to the widespread closure of coal-power...

Pollutants And High CO2 Linked To Poor Cognition, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.27.2015 | Science

Running into mental blocks at your desk job? A new Harvard study says you may be able to blame it on the air quality in your office.  In a paper...

Excuse Me While I Vacuum The Sky

XPRIZE | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

It's an appealing fantasy: Why not just suck all the pollution out of our planet's air? Plenty of people have air purifiers in their homes. Can't we just build bigger ones? There must be a way, right?

Congress-Backed Interstate Oil Commission Called 911 When I Came to Ask About Climate

Steve Horn | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Congress decided to stop reauthorizing IOGCC every three years and instead introduced an amendment giving it de facto permanent reauthorization. For an entity of its clout, the public knows very little about IOGCC's inner-workings. And that's not without reason.

It Takes a Real Genius to Fake Photosynthesis

XPRIZE | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

The ambitious goal is to develop a real-world system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they vent into the atmosphere and then use solar energy to convert the CO2 into chemical products including biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs, and even liquid fuels.

China Commits to Significant New Climate Actions in US-China Joint Presidential Statement On Climate Change

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama announced new and strengthened actions by both countries domestically and working together as part of a joint presidential statement on climate change. These commitments provide substantial new financing for developing countries to build low-carbon and climate resilient economies.

Three Things You Need to Know About Carbon

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.03.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

Part II of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, managing principal of The Stone House Group You may recall learning ab...

How Does China's Climate Pledge Stack Up?

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 07.22.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Li Junfeng of China's National Development and Reform Commission has provided a helpful comparison of China's climate pledge and that of leading developed countries. He concludes that China is making significant contributions comparable to that of developed countries, based on a number of indicators we'll discuss below.

A New Era for Trade Diplomacy -- With a Climate Protection Twist

Carl Pope | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

That is one of the most important political events of the past several years. Investor oriented globalization faces by far its most serious challenge -- now its up to those of us who have been left out of trade diplomacy to come forward with better ideas.

Top 3 Reasons Why 400 ppm CO2 Is/Is Not the End of the World, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Air Conditioning. Part 1: The Numbers

Steven Newton | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Steven Newton

Ton after ton of coal shoveled year after year into row upon row of smoking furnaces and hissing boilers, stretching to the crimson horizon, has spawned a sulfurous monster, a sooty golem who now awakens to stalk the earth.

How Capping Coal Can Help China Peak Its CO2 Emissions by 2025 and Contribute to the Fight Against Climate Change

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Nearly 80 percent of China's energy-related CO2 emissions come from coal. That's why putting a lid on coal is the single most important step China can take to protect itself -- and the rest of the world -- from the devastating impacts of climate change.

Global CO2 Levels Top Unprecedented Milestone

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green

Average global levels of carbon dioxide stayed above 400 parts per million, or ppm, through all of March 2015 -- the first time that has happened for ...

The Unfortunate Side-Effect Of Buying From The Internet

Maresa Marangoni | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Maresa Marangoni

Climate change is such a massive issue that thinking about strategies for combating its effects -- or even trying to prevent them -- can be frustrating as well as daunting. Luckily, there is an ever increasing number of people that are hard at work finding solutions for problems that are small-scale and often geographically localized. Think of transport, for example. Now narrow the focus down to a single activity, parcel transport for online purchases.

'Clean Coal' Pumps Up 'Green Oil'

Kyle Ash | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Kyle Ash

It is not possible to support the use of fossil fuels and the climate simultaneously. True climate leaders have no option but to tackle head-on the damaging economic entrenchment of the coal, oil and gas industry.

Economic Collapse Will Limit Climate Change, Predicts Climate Scientist

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Till Bruckner

We face an avalanche of global disasters during our lifetime, and unless we slam the brakes on carbon pollution fast, the global economy will collapse to boot.

Is This a Blip or a Tip in Humanity's Onslaught on the Climate?

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

For the first time in 40 years, global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector did not increase. During 2014, the global economy grew by 3 percent but emissions remained at 2013 levels.

Carbon Emissions Stabilized In 2014

Climate Central | Bobby Magill | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Solar, wind and other renewables are making such a big difference in greenhouse gas emissions wo...

Feeling the Love All Year Long

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 04.18.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Valentine's Day may have passed, but my kids' haul of chocolate is still lingering. As I attempt to avoid eating just one more piece, I can't help but think about all the love for climate action we felt over the weekend.