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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.

Climate Policy and Sustainability Management

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

The idea that the nations of the world would cede sovereignty over their economies to permit a global greenhouse gas cap-and-trade policy was misguided fantasy that is hopefully now laid to rest. So how do we move forward?

Copenhagen Explained: A Game Of Double Jeopardy

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This Is A Special From Mother Jones, Written By David Corn. At the Copenhagen summit, there isn't a negotiating process to reach a climate pact. Ther...

End the Politics -- Let Scientists and Engineers Lead

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Sachs

Here we are, 17 years after the signing of the UN framework convention on climate change, a year after Obama's election, and days away from Copenhagen, still without a global strategy to avoid a climate catastrophe.

Did the Kyoto Protocol Miss the Target?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

So far from being a failure, the Kyoto Protocol looks like it will meet its very limited goals.

The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference: What You Can Do

Ken Cloke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ken Cloke

A discussion of conflict prevention and resolution mechanisms is missing from the Conference of Parties taking place in December, where a replacement for the Kyoto Protocol may be signed.

New Climate Strategy: Track The World's Wealthiest

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To fairly divide the climate change fight between rich and poor, a new study suggests basing targets for emission cuts on the number of wealthy people...

From Nashville to Copenhagen

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lance Simmens

It is all too easy to fall into the trap of reciting dire and dour statistics to illuminate just how serious this crisis is. It is far more difficult to illustrate the interconnectivity of issues and events.

A Bad Economy Makes For A Bad Environment

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

We need a strong economy to make the right investments in renewable energy technologies to make them affordable, scalable and publicly acceptable.

The Waxman-Markey Green Jobs Bill Isn't Perfect, But it Is Absolutely Necessary

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Representatives Henry Waxman and Ed Markey Tuesday at long last made public a discussion draft of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES). ...

The USA: A Good World Citizen?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Takahashi

Popularity is tertiary to being right and humane, and now you should have a better inkling as to why we have not been really popular around the world.

Brazil and the US Should Lead on Climate Change

Marcos Sawaya Jank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marcos Sawaya Jank

Meaningful reductions of greenhouse gases require more than just political goodwill. It requires leadership.

Outsourcing Emissions: Assigning Responsibility & COP15

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

That an agreement to reduce CO2 concentration levels must be reached is critical to the survival of human civilization as we know it.

World Environment Ministers Mix Science And Politics In Antarctica

AP | CHARLES J. HANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TROLL RESEARCH STATION, Antarctica — Policymakers met polar explorers on the boundless ice of Antarctica Monday as a U.S.-Norwegian scientific e...

Note to Secretary Clinton: China is Measuring its Way to Progress on Climate Change

Deborah Seligsohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Seligsohn

If the world is to agree on a global climate treaty by December in Copenhagen, it is essential that China and the U.S. both be at the forefront of the negotiations.

Can Hillary Forge a Climate Treaty With China?

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

As Clinton heads to China with the beginning of a climate agenda in tow, many are wondering how the world's biggest environmental stalemate can become its biggest opportunity.

Clinton: "I Will Press The Case For Clean Energy"

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

She set a conciliatory tone after eight years of president George W. Bush's administration, who minimized the threat from global warming and rejected ...

Gore Praises "Magnitude Of Change In U.S. Leadership" At Davos

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DAVOS, Switzerland — Don't put off action on global warming just because times are lean _ that's the message Al Gore, world environmental leader...

Yes, We Can Regulate CO2!

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Environmentalists are heralding Obama's decision to review the request by California and 13 other states to establish strict limits on greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks.

One-Third of China's CO2 Emissions Made by the West

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alex Pasternack

In recent years, consumers in the US huffed over the dangers of Chinese-made goods to kids in the US. Now they and their governments might start thinking harder about what those goods are doing to kids in China.

Obama: The Environmental President?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Will Obama be able to advance an environmental agenda? If so, he will have distinguished himself from Democratic administrations that promised a lot but delivered little on the environment.

Obama's Team Has Fought Each Other On Environment Since 1997

New York Times | JOHN M. BRODER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mr. Summers, then the deputy Treasury secretary, said at the time that there was a compelling scientific case for action on global warming but that a ...

Bush/Cheney: Dinosaurs of the Old Economy

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

The legacy of Bush and Cheney are inextricably tied to the survival of the old fossil fuel economy. Their assignment was clear: defend and protect at ...

Talking About Talking

Matthew Owen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Owen

While the countries talk the talk, the deteriorating earth and environment get neglected.

How to Make a Climate Deal

Michael Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Levi

We called on the President to leverage ambitious action at home to advance a broad foreign policy agenda, including a five-point strategy for UN climate negotiations.