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Climate Summit

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.

Fossil Fuel Divestment Makes UN Climate Summit a Success

Michael Shank | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Michael Shank

With 2013 breaking historical records regarding greenhouse gas emissions, we have little time to act. Investors get it. It's risky business to continue to invest in fossil fuels. Now it's time for policymakers, prime ministers and presidents to get it as well.

These Inspiring Faith Leaders Have A Message For The UN's Climate Summit

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion

Union Theological Seminary hosted the Religions for the Earth conference over the weekend -- and there was no shortage of inspiring faith leaders. ...

The Climate March Will Break Records But Will It Encourage More Environmental Media Coverage?

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Betsy Rosenberg

It's time to disrupt the media status quo on climate silence, connect the green weather dots and invite the rest of America to join the conversation.

Making the Great Climate March Last More Than Just One Day

Mark Reynolds | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Mark Reynolds

Organizers expect over 100,000 participants to turn out for the People's Climate March, elevating it to the level of events surrounding the civil rights and anti-war movements of an earlier era. But will the "arc of the moral universe" -- where climate change is concerned -- eventually bend toward justice?

A Message to World Leaders at the UN Climate Summit: Green Growth Isn't Just Possible -- It's Profitable

Bracken Hendricks | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Bracken Hendricks

Working from the administration-supported climate goal of 40 percent GHG emissions reduction from 2005 levels by 2035, we determined the fuel mix and level of public and private investment needed to reach that goal.

Two Silences and a Big Loud Noise at the People's Climate March

Bill McKibben | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Bill McKibben

For 25 years scientists have been explaining with careful precision the depth of our crisis. And for 25 years they've been drowned out by the sound of money, a sound that has blocked the ears of our presidents and prime ministers and politburos. It's time for us to make our own clamor.

Nuclear Plants Make New York a Global Model for Addressing Climate Change

Jerry Kremer | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Jerry Kremer

On September 23, NYC will host the United Nations Climate Summit, one of the foremost events to address reducing carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions that threaten the quality of life for billions of people. As New York offers a showcase for how to have a vibrant economy and low carbon emissions, it is especially fitting the conference is here.

A Climate Movement That Can't Be Ignored

Jamie Henn | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

The New York state elections just concluded, and the national midterms are still weeks away, but there is a campaign office in downtown Manhattan that has just gone into overdrive. Volunteers there are hard at work on another deadline: September 21.

Will The UN Climate Summit Be The 'Start Of A Momentum'?

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, Sept 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As climate-changing emissions surge globally, a summit of world le...

Your House Is On Fire!

Scott Z. Burns | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Scott Z. Burns

It is crucial that a binding and meaningful agreement is generated by this summit -- we can still avoid the worst of what climate change will mean if we face the facts -- and each other. There are solutions that need to be brought on line and scaled up now.

Bill McKibben Coming to Boston for Major Climate Change Event

Jamie Henn | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

World leaders won't actually "lead" if they don't feel any pressure. That's what the People's Climate March is all about.

Come Into the Madang: World Council of Churches and Climate Justice

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

We all need to call out to the God of life and ask God to lead us to justice and peace. We need to join together and work for social justice as the earth is crying out and pleading with us.

Climate Change Fail

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Dennis Trainor

In what should be another colossal embarrassment for the United States -- recently leaked internal documents show how little our government is prepared to take responsibility for the damage done by climate change.

Activists Walk Out Of UN Climate Talks

AP | By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA and KARL RITTER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of environmental activists walked out of U.N. climate talks on Thursday, saying they were deeply disappointed by the ...

UN Climate Talks Begin In Poland

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle WARSAW, Nov 11 (Reuters) - World governments meeting in Poland from Monday are likely to ma...

For the Next Earth Summit in Rio, We Want Action, Not More Grand Promises

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

National governments have already agreed to hundreds of commitments to protect the environment and achieve a more sustainable future, yet many have deliver real change on the ground. The degradation of our planet continues.

Celebrating Green Business Success in Cancun

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Driving change and convincing people that green is good for business requires logic, facts, examples ... but also passion, emotion, and yes, cheerleading. What's wrong with celebrating every now and then?

Evo Morales for the Nobel

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

As the Obama administration obstructs and delays, Bolivians suffer the worst ravages of climate change.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Bonn Summit: Climate Talks Renewed, But Suffer Early Setbacks

AFP | Richard Ingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BONN (AFP) -- Hopes of hoisting the UN process for tackling climate change out of the mire after December's flawed Copenhagen summit suffered early se...

Decade Of 2000s Was Warmest Ever, Scientists Say

AP | CHARLES J. HANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It dawned with the warmest winter on record in the United States. And when the sun sets this New Year's Eve, the decade of the 2000s will end as the w...

Copenhagen: 1,200 Limos, 140 Private Planes At Climate Summit

Telegraph.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On a normal day, Majken Friss Jorgensen, managing director of Copenhagen's biggest limousine company, says her firm has twelve vehicles on the road. D...