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Jerry Brown's Climate Road Show Meets Up With the Pope in Rome

William Bradley | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown, pressing the California agenda on renewable energy and climate change, followed up his successful appearance earlier this month at the Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto with what looks like an even more successful appearance at the Pope's summit.

Despite Water and Climate Controversies and Urgings for Tax Hikes and Tax Cuts, Jerry Brown Scores High in New Polling

William Bradley | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

The big drought has Californians worried. There are major controversies over Governor Jerry Brown's order to cut water consumption by 25 percent, not to mention some furious to-and-froing on climate change and demands for tax hikes and tax cuts.

No More Excuses

Swara Salih | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Swara Salih

Acting immediately on climate change is nothing but in our best interest, both in its practicality and its symbolic value worldwide. Besides already being an economic and technological leader worldwide, we could easily lead the charge against global warming.

So What Did We Learn in 2014?

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 03.02.2015 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

On the last day of 2014, let's hear it for the national and corporate leaders, the mayors and non-governmental organizations who built new coalitions for action -- not because they had to, but because they know that it's right to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

The Road to Paris

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Unless the destructive impacts of global warming are brought to a heel, a "frightening world" lies in wait. That's according to the head of World Bank Jim Yong Kim who unveiled the group's latest climate report over the weekend.

56 Countries Seek Carbon Capture Incentives In Next UN Climate Deal

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green

GENEVA, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Fiscal incentives for carbon capture should be part of the global climate change agreement that replaces the Kyoto Protoc...

Connecting the Dots...

Peter Adriance | Posted 12.03.2014 | Religion
Peter Adriance

As the clock ticks, the reasons for acting on climate change are becoming more urgent and obvious, and the religious community is increasingly stepping up to the challenge.

YNS Crosses Many Borders, Musical and Otherwise

Lew Whittington | Posted 11.30.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

He is further looking to 'erase' the long held conventions of certain works for classical orchestras of selected repertoire for subscription audiences, for instance, that leads to a staid play list.

Climate March Engages Base and New Recruits for Real Climate Actions

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Meeting organizers' goals, UN Climate Summit speakers acknowledged the March and the people power that it represented. As President Obama said, "Our citizens keep marching. We cannot pretend we do not hear them."

Youth Climate Action in the Face of Africa

Usman Muhammad | Posted 11.29.2014 | Green
Usman Muhammad

Climate change will lead to an increase in the loss of species and degradation of key ecosystems such as coral reefs, which play a critical role in the economy of most African countries.

Africa to Issue $1 Billion in Climate Bonds

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

While Africa is only responsible for a small percent of the world's carbon emissions, the continent is widely recognized to be among the most vulnerable to the planet's changing climate.

What Climate Change Means for Indigenous Peoples

Alina Saba | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Alina Saba

When I was born in an Indigenous Limbu village of Eastern Nepal, no one had heard of climate change. It was impossible, then, for anyone in the village to imagine that I might one day speak at the United Nations during a Climate Summit.

Can the UN Help Curb Climate Change and its Consequences?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

If setting an example could make states and their leaders do the right thing, then the United Nations might be on the right track.

Women and the Environment

Gisele Bundchen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Gisele Bundchen

Women must be heard. Their voices and ideas can greatly contribute to finding climate solutions that work locally and culturally.

Climate Change Jumpers

Terry Tamminen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Terry Tamminen

It was fitting that New York hosted the recent UN climate change summit for several reasons. Let's start with the old joke about the guy who jumps off the Empire State Building and, as he passes the 50th floor on this way down, is heard to say "so far so good."

Rockets Red Glare Distract Nation From UN Climate Summit and Import of Global Climate Protests

John J. Berger | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
John J. Berger

With the dramatic launch of the American-led air war in Syria, and the escalation of Middle Eastern hostilities against ISIL, the critically important UN Climate Summit in New York has had to compete on mainstream media with the far more dramatic war coverage.

"Put a Price on Carbon. Now."

Peter Bakker | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Peter Bakker

Business understands that the climate is changing, that humans are causing this, and most importantly what we can do to reverse the trend.

U.S. Must Do Its Part to Support Green Climate Fund

Peter Ogden | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Peter Ogden

Among the blizzard of announcements made as part of the UN Climate Summit over the past few days, one that should not be lost in the storm is the pledge made by French President Francois Hollande to contribute $1 billion to the new Green Climate Fund.

Acting on Climate Change From the Bottom Up

Jerry Brown | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Jerry Brown

UNITED NATIONS -- California very strongly supports the efforts of states and cities to do their part to combat climate change. In California, we have emphasized in recent years building standards and appliance standards and a renewable energy goal. But now instead of just asking how many solar installations we have or how many wind installations or geothermal, we are putting the emphasis on our climate footprint.

Climate Change: Not Just Any Action Will Do

Pablo Solon | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Pablo Solon

These false solutions are not designed to tackle climate change. Instead, they aim to guarantee continued profits for corporations.

What Universities Can Do About Climate Change

Drew Gilpin Faust | Posted 11.23.2014 | College
Drew Gilpin Faust

Those of us in the academy should be asking ourselves what more can we do to confront one of the most urgent and consequential challenges facing our civilization.

Protecting the Health of People and the Planet

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

The erosion of our personal and public health is exactly the kind of attack that will come from unchecked climate change. As pollution makes our planet sick, so will a sick planet erode the health of its people.

Young Poet Explains The Essence Of Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts

"When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations," John F. Kennedy proclaimed. "When power narrows the areas of man's co...

Kate Sheppard

Obama: Climate Change Will 'Define The Contours Of This Century' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

While referencing other major challenges facing the world -- including disease, economic inequality and the threat of terrorism -- President Barack Ob...

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.