Climate Change

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Renewable energy is an unstoppable wave, says Financial Times

With more then 2.2 million readers a day, the Financial Times is the newspaper of record for economists, business leaders, and government policy makers worldwide. On May 18, its lead story was entitled: The Big Green Bang: How Renewable Energy Became Unstoppable. by Steve Hanley   The Financial Times tells the story of Torotrak, a British […]

May 26th

West Coast salmon fishery in state of disaster

California Governor Jerry Brown and Oregon Governor Kate Brown have sent a letter  to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross requesting declaration of a catastrophic regional fishery disaster and commercial fishery failure for salmon in their states. By Dan Bacher The declaration begins the process for requesting federal aid to assist commercial salmon trollers and […]

May 26th

India cancels 14 GW of new coal plants. Nobody wants coal but Trump.

The transformation of India’s electricity market continues to deliver, as shown this month by the cancellation of 13.7 gigawatts of proposed coal-fired power plants, an admission that 8.6 gigawatts of operating coal is already non-viable, and the parallel move of ever-decreasing solar costs helped along by the country’s record low solar tariffs. By Joshua S […]

May 25th

Trump admin censors the truth about sea level rise

Sea levels are rising faster than anyone had imagined… nearly three times as fast. But you’d never know it from the way the Trump administration cut the guts out of its press release on the subject. By Steve Hanley A new study by an international team of researchers has determined that the pace of sea […]

China Shows Why Renewable Energy Is The Future, Not Coal

The problem with change is it takes so damned long to get here. China built its incredible industrial might by using thousands of cheap laborers to build cheaply-fueled coal-powered generating plants. Then it reaped the whirlwind – of air that was unsafe to breathe. Now it is focused on renewable energy. By Steve Hanley  Carbon […]

May 23rd

With Obama’s Clean Power Plan on hold, VA Gov steps in to limit power plant emissions

Virginia’s governor, Terry McAuliffe, has signed an executive order that directs the state’s environmental regulators to create a cap and trade plan for carbon power plant emissions. “The threat of climate change is real, and we have a shared responsibility to confront it,” McAuliffe said. “Once approved, this regulation will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from […]

May 22nd

Climate change driving rapid shifts in Antarctica

There are now rapid biological and microbial changes occurring all throughout the Antarctic Peninsula in accompaniment of rapidly rising temperatures, according to new research published in the journal Current Biology. By James Ayre  This work, which confirms that “unprecedented ecological change” has been occurring over the whole of the peninsula over the last 50 years, […]