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G7 Nations Agree to Phase Out Fossil Fuels by 2100

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

The heads of the G-7 leading industrial nations agreed to “decarbonize the global economy in the course of this century” at their meeting this wee...

Mandatory Questions for the 2016 Election

William S. Becker | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

None of the candidates in the last presidential election said much about climate change or the clean energy imperative, not even Barack Obama. We cannot allow that to happen again. The media, the Commission on Presidential Debates, young people and voters at large need to nail down every candidate this time on what he or she would do about these two urgent issues.

The State of the Union's Environment

William S. Becker | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

As President Obama puts the final touches on his State of the Union address, there is one topic he should add to his checklist, or more accurately perhaps, his bucket list. No State of the Union report can be complete these days without addressing the state of the union's environment, and especially our vulnerability to climate change.

It's Time to Put a Price on Carbon

Kofi Annan | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Kofi Annan

Nelson Mandela, who founded The Elders in 2007, believed transformative leaders needed the generosity and courage to see beyond narrow self-interest. No challenge requires these qualities as much, or as urgently, as climate change.

Kate Sheppard

Obama To Commit $3 Billion For Climate Aid | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama will pledge $3 billion this weekend to an international fund that helps developing countries address climate c...

Saudi Arabia's Surprising About-Face on Climate Change

Kelly Rigg | Posted 04.14.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

When even the world's leading oil supplier says it's time to deal with climate change, it's a strong sign that the decade-long climate denial campaign has failed. It's all over but the shouting.

Risky Business

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

The global community remains unprepared for changes to the Earth's climate. What's needed is an international risk management effort, a process that's more familiar in military and national security circles than in environmental circles.

US: No Climate Aid To Developing Countries Opposing Copenhagen Accord

The Guardian | Suzanne Goldenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The US State Department is denying climate change assistance to countries opposing the Copenhagen accord, it emerged today. The new policy, first rep...

From Bolivia to Bonn: Climate Negotiations at a Crossroads

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

While this year's 40th anniversary of Earth Day in the U.S. was fraught with equal parts horror at the escalating oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexic...

Job Opening for UN Climate Boss: Must Like Equity Framework

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

The key to success for a new climate boss will be in finding common ground for both low-emitting and high-emitting countries, and the key to that is an equity framework such as Cap & Share or Cap & Dividend.

Climate Plan B Ditches Cap And Trade, Makes Concessions To Industry

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With the Senate cap-and-trade bill on ice for the foreseeable future, a key bloc of Democrats is agitating for a Climate Plan B: an existing energy po...