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Rethinking Emissions Reduction

David Hone | Posted 09.05.2014 | Green
David Hone

Since the industrial age began some 250 years ago, roughly 580 billion tons of fossil-fuel and land-fixed carbon -- more than two trillion tons of carbon dioxide -- have been released into the atmosphere, leading to a shift in the global heat balance and a likely 1°C increase in surface temperature. At the current rate, a trillion tons of carbon, or some 2°C of warming, could be reached as early as 2040.

Outcomes from the Doha UN Climate Meeting: What You Need to Know for 2013

Thomas Kerr | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green
Thomas Kerr

December 8 saw the completion of this year's meeting of over 190 nations that are signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Don't Look Now, But... Can Jerry Brown Actually Pull Off a Prop 30 Win?

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

I've predicted that Prop 30 -- the California initiative to temporarily raise taxes on the rich, along with a quarter-cent sales tax hike, to stave off big education cuts and stabilize the state budget -- will lose. Sometimes I like being wrong. This would definitely be one of those times.

Green Business at Davos

Dominic Waughray | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business
Dominic Waughray

At Davos this year, we want to launch a transformation to bring the energy and ingenuity of industry to bear on addressing the urgent problem of climate change.

Green Growth: Buzz Word or a New Sustainable Economy?

Erik Rasmussen | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Erik Rasmussen

A new study on green growth by researchers at UC Berkeley concludes that that green growth is possible. In fact, evidence show that green strategies can drive growth.

I Told You So: Clean Energy and Economic Growth

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The time has come to revisit my earlier pleas to promote clean energy as an engine of sustainable growth. The United States should rightfully lead this charge to secure out national interests.

Smart Growth: Three Simple Steps to Help the Economy and the Planet

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Shireman

Taxes aren't just too high, they're too dumb. Whenever we put a tax on something, we get less of it. Yet, incomprehensibly, we continue to tax the things we want more of.

Ban Ki-moon: We Need A Green New Deal

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Together, we face two crises: climate change and the global economy. But these crises present us with a great opportunity - an opportunity to address ...