Browsing the "Paris Climate agreement" Tag

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America’s Pledge: Cities and states have a roadmap to meet Paris Climate Agreement despite Trump

Good news and real leadership are here, just when we need them most, as a massive trillion-ton iceberg breaks away from the Larsen ice sheet in Antarctica and an apocalyptic viral climate article in New York Magazine captivates (and terrifies) the internet. By Mary Ann Hitt Sierra Club Beyond Coal campaign Today, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and California […]

July 13th

While Rick Perry denies climate science, his Energy Department is booming on renewable energy

You wouldn’t know it from the hoots of laughter emanating from the Intertubes over Energy Secretary Perry’s latest ridiculous gaffe, but all last week the Energy Department has been cranking out good news about renewable energy at an especially furious pace. The occasion was the 40th anniversary of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. By Tina Casey  […]

July 11th

At G20, climate change makes it G19 vs Trump. Everyone else supports Paris

While Donald Frederickovich was making nice with Vladimir Vladimirovich and having daughter Ivanka keep his seat warm at the adults table during parts of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, the assembled leaders struggled to come up with climate language in their final communique that the world’s 20 richest nations could all agree to. Thanks to the stubborn climate […]

July 8th

Keep it in the ground: France is banning ALL new oil and gas exploration

As Donald Trump and his Koch-funded cohort plan to drill for oil and gas everywhere from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the Grand Canyon, France is saying “Keep it in the ground”.  By Steve Hanley  Emmanuel Macron, the new president of France,  is taking the first steps toward his stated goal of meeting his country’s commitment […]

June 30th

Climate mayors resist Trump with commitment to 100% renewables

Remember that decades-old phrase “think globally, act locally”? The message behind it made a big splash Monday. Activists are needed to turn the message into reality. By Meteor Blades  While the Trump regime works diligently to turn its lethal, climate science-denying lunacy into federal policy, 1,400 American mayors have added their numbers to the resistance against it. In a unanimous vote Monday, the typically staid […]

June 29th

Climate change warrior Al Gore: ‘Trump has made Paris Climate Agreement stronger’

Former Vice President Al Gore gave an upbeat speach in London last night, comparing today’s climate movement  to the great movements of the past—such as the abolition of slavery—which encountered fierce, long-lasting resistance along the way to ultimate triumph. He sees Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement as just one bump on the road. By Meteor Blades Gore […]

June 16th

California continues global climate alliance – now with Germany

Just days after California Governor Jerry Brown ended his week-long California-China Climate Mission, the Governor signed and issued a joint statement on climate cooperation between the state and Germany. By Joshua S Hill  Meeting in San Francisco, California Governor Jerry Brown met with German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, […]

June 14th

13 states declare climate independence from Trump, form United States Climate Alliance

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 […]

June 8th

California and China sign their own climate agreement. Sorry, Trump

California governor Jerry Brown is in China this week. He signed a climate agreement with Wan Gang, China’s minister of science and technology, committing both parties to work together to lower carbon emissions. He will be the keynote speaker at the Under2 Clean Energy Forum in Beijing on June 7, addressing  leaders from 170 countries, states, and cities […]

June 7th