Several states have decided to chart their own course in responding to the existential threat of climate change by forming the United States Climate Alliance. California, not surprisingly, is the leader of the pack. by Steve Hanley The Golden State’s governor, Jerry Brown, has been steadfast in his abuse of Donald Trump, suggesting he is a […]
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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 […]
Since so many prominent scientists agree that human use of fossil fuels is the primary reason for climate change, why are there so many climate change denier “scientists?”
With the majority of the GOP caucus in denial about climate change, there was talk during the campaign about abolishing the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. But it now looks like they’ll use it instead – as a platform to smear the EPA, the Obama admistration, and climate scientists. Representative Jim […]
BY Bill McKibben, Philip Radford, Rebecca Tarbotton (Cross-posted from Grist) Dear Friends, God, what a summer. Federal scientists have concluded that we’ve just come through the warmest six months, the warmest year, and the warmest decade in human history. Nineteen nations have set new all-time temperature records; the mercury in Pakistan reached 129 degrees, the […]
Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Deep Economy, has a new book out: Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. The founder of climate activist group 350.org, McKibben is one of the leading voices in the fight to change the way people do business in order to turn around the […]
Although the emission targets proposed by US, China are significant for climate negotiations it seems that they will have little or no impact on the carbon emissions in absolute terms.
For the first time, the United States has agreed to recognize the national mitigation measures proposed by the developing countries in the proposed climate treaty.
A Step Backward: Obama to push for scraping of Kyoto Principles as he meets Chinese Prez, Indian PM?
United States (and EU) have objected to the principles of Kyoto Protocol and demand that developing countries should also accept responsibility to reduce carbon emissions by accepting mandatory emission targets.
A bill mandating energy usage and new energy efficiency measures for more than 700 energy intensive industrial units will be tabled in the Indian Parliament in November.
India has announced numerous changes in its climate policy signaling a renewed effort to cement its credentials as a global environment leader.
The developed countries are struggling to build national consensus for ambitious mitigation measures while the developing countries have gained the higher ground in the negotiations for the next climate deal by announcing voluntary sectoral emission reduction targets.
With so much going on at the international front the Indian government has struggled to chalk out official negotiations plan for the Copenhagen Summit. It must now decide if it wants to be a deal breaker or a major initiator at the climate talks.
With an international deal in doubt, India and China look to increase cooperation in areas like renewable energy, climate change research.
US has once again made unreasonable demands that developing countries adopt similar emission reduction targets as the rich countries. Such demands are against the Bali (Climate Conference) Action Plan and threaten to derail the climate negotiations.