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COP20: Rounding the Turn on the Road to Paris

Carl Pope | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

A new and genuine, if inadequate, global climate architecture has been teed up for next year in Paris. But whether Paris serves as the foundation for steadily more ambitious climate progress or is the marker of the reality that that world will not break the back of fossil-fuel dominance is going to be determined by how the world community reacts to five new realities.

Work for Climate Justice: United Nations 20th Conference of Parties in Lima, Peru

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 12.03.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

For the sake of creation, for the sake of our sister and brothers, for the sake of the planet, and for own sake, is is important to work for justice and continue to fight to reverse climate change.

The Air We Breathe

Peter Neill | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Certainly air, like water, must be free and available to everyone to breathe and drink freely, breath by breath, swallow by swallow, day by day, in the name of individual and world health and security. But that is not the case.

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Republican Mayor Jim Brainard Believes in the Science of Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Brainard was tapped to be on President Obama's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. He won first place honors from the 2008 Mayor's Climate Protection Awards Program. The most exciting news in his bio... he is a Republican!

Can There Be a Positive Prognosis for Climate Negotiations?

Robert Stavins | Posted 05.30.2014 | Green
Robert Stavins

International negotiations continued under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The two most important countries in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions -- China and the U.S. -- engaged in a war of words.

Your iPhone Causes China's Pollution

Frank Ackerman | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Frank Ackerman

The apparent progress on emission reductions in rich countries has occurred at a time of widespread outsourcing of manufacturing to China and other developing countries. In the process, we have effectively outsourced our carbon emissions as well. If consumers are responsible for the emissions from making the consumer goods they buy, then we have not solved the problem.

Kate Sheppard

Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied On Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency monitored the communications of other governments ahead of and during the 2009 United Nations climate negot...

UN General Assembly President John Ashe on Climate Change: The Need to Act Fast and Collectively

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Lia Petridis Maiello

The sitting president of the 68th United Nations General Assembly John Ashe, a trained bioengineer from the Caribbean islands Antigua and Barbuda, has for a long time dedicated his energy and expertise to the causes of climate change and sustainability.

Kate Sheppard

House Republicans Pick Climate Skeptic To Head Environment Subcommittee

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans selected Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), who is on the record questioning whether humans are causing climate change, ...

The Warsaw Climate Negotiations, and Reason for Cautious Optimism

Robert Stavins | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Robert Stavins

The Warsaw meetings must be judged to be at least a modest success -- the baton was not dropped, rather it was passed successfully in this long relay race of negotiations.

The Industrial Age Must End

Billy Mason | Posted 03.05.2014 | Hawaii
Billy Mason

Proclaiming that the industrial age must end is a surefire way to invoke a relentless pounding of rhetoric from pro-growth conservatives like the unforgiving waves of a tsunami. What I am proposing is not to end industrial and commercial development, but rather a transition to an age of sustainability by redefining humanity's definition of success.

On Climate Treaty, Obama's Problem Is Not Legal

Kyle Ash | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Kyle Ash

I'm not asking Obama to be as brave as the Arctic 30. But if Obama had truly internalized what he says in his climate speeches, I believe he would be activist about his legal abilities to do something about it.

Australia Won't Be Missed

The Verb | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
The Verb

NGOs across the country have been vocal about their disappointment in the Australian government. Yet, given Australia's reluctance to be ambitious at previous negotiations, the real question is - will we even be missed?

United States Urges Flexibility In New Global Climate Deal

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2013 | Green

By Nina Chestney and Valerie Volcovici LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The United States called on Tuesday for a more flexible approach to ...

The Most Important Climate Pacts You've Never Heard Of

Posted 09.14.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: With global efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions stalled, cutting short-lived climate pollutants has ...

A Carbon-Neutral City?

The Boulder Daily Camera | Erica Meltzer | Posted 09.27.2013 | Denver

Boulder is setting its sights on carbon neutrality -- or, barring that, 80 percent greenhouse gas reductions -- by 2050, even though the city hasn't b...

The Climate Post: Arctic Experiencing More Than Just Melt

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

Increasing carbon dioxide emissions and freshwater runoff challenge the ocean's ability to neutralize acidification -- an imbalance caused by absorption of the greenhouse gas from the air.

Goodbye Kyoto, We Hardly Knew You

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Kenneth P. Green

2013 could well see the year that the UN's lock on international climate policy is broken, potentially allowing for other unilateral or multilateral arrangements to take their place.

The Climate Post: Weaker Kyoto Protocol Extended at International Climate Negotiations

Tim Profeta | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

The outcome of the conference in Doha was widely criticized, but some offered glimpses of hope.

The Cliffs We Aren't Falling From (and One From Which We Are)

William Bradley | Posted 02.14.2013 | World
William Bradley

As the Obama Administration works to "re-balance" the nation's strategic focus, there are several crises which seemed to approach metaphorical cliffs all their own.

COP18 Failed to Turn Down the Heat

Bianca Jagger | Posted 02.10.2013 | Green
Bianca Jagger

COP18 demonstrated that we can no longer put our faith in politicians to make the tough decisions we need to avert catastrophic climate change. They have ignored the greatest challenge we face in the world today.

The Climate Post: Scientific Papers Share Lessons Learned From the BP Oil Spill

Tim Profeta | Posted 12.10.2012 | Green
Tim Profeta

A collection of papers out in PNAS looks at the response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, examining whether it was successful and how it could be improved. The release of the reports comes just days after the EPA suspended BP from obtaining new U.S. contracts.

Why Making It in America Is Climate Smart

Carl Pope | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

If we decide that the steel we use in our cars and bridges and buildings is going to be American steel, we will care a lot about how much pollution it generates. If we import it from Korea, we are going to focus more on the price.

Kyoto Protocol Extended, Only Covers Fraction Of Emissions

AP | By KARL RITTER and MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 02.07.2013 | Green

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Seeking to control global warming, nearly 200 countries agreed Saturday to extend the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty that limits the gr...