Stock markets around the world had some of their worst performance in decades this past week, well surpassing that of the global financial crisis in 2008. Restrictions in the free movement of people is disrupting economic activity across the world as measures to control the coronavirus roll out. David Sasaki/Flickr By Glen Peters, Center for […]
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New Mexico has become the 19th US state to chart its own course toward a lower carbon emissions future, thanks to an executive order signed this week by governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. According to a report by the Albuquerque Journal, the governor described her order as a “game changer” that is part of a far-reaching plan […]
Washington, D.C., Virginia, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont are working together to formulate a policy proposal to reduce transportation carbon emissions. The point of the collective effort is to reduce air pollution, improve transportation to underserved people and develop economic opportunities. By Jake Richardson Cleantechnica The collaborators have a goal […]
The Intertubes are practically jumping out of their pants with the latest news about US carbon emissions, and the news is not good. According to a newly released estimate from the Rhodium Group, the nation’s carbon profile spiked up sharply in 2018 instead of continuing a three-year downward trend. By Tina Casey Cleantechnica I know, […]
The world’s major publicly-listed mining companies are generating up to $16 billion in emissions costs by passing the climate risk down their value chain, and are exposed to up to 30 times more emissions by passing down the buck. By Joshua S Hill These are the key findings from a new report published by CDP (formerly […]
A historic new report from CDP has revealed that 71% of all greenhouse gas emissions since 1988 can be traced back to only 100 fossil fuel producers, a group which together are responsible for 635 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. By Joshua S Hill The new research from CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, which […]
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 […]
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.