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An Unexpected Carbon Tax Proposal

An Unexpected Carbon Tax Proposal

Dyed-in-the-wool, rock-ribbed Republicans have proposed…

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Set New Record

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Set New Record

The average concentration of atmospheric…

The Environment / Global Warming

California’s Climate Goals: Realistic Or Just Wishful Thinking?

California’s Climate Goals: Realistic Or Just Wishful Thinking?

May 11, 2015 at 17:08 | Colin Chilcoat

 California is not participating in the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) – at least not independently – but that won’t stop the state from setting an example. On…

How Much Would Zero Emissions Cost?

How Much Would Zero Emissions Cost?

Apr 30, 2015 at 18:50 | Colin Chilcoat

In 2014 global carbon emissions totaled 32 gigatonnes (Gt). If you’re counting, that’s roughly 32 Gt too many. Yes, zero, near-zero, or net-zero is what…

The Fatal Flaw In The Climate Change Debate

The Fatal Flaw In The Climate Change Debate

Apr 14, 2015 at 14:27 | Kurt Cobb

Everyone loves a courtroom drama--especially one that pits a feisty, but a determined criminal defense attorney against the awesome power of a prosecutor who has the…

Is The Paris Climate Conference Doomed To Fail?

Is The Paris Climate Conference Doomed To Fail?

Apr 10, 2015 at 17:22 | Colin Chilcoat

The United Nations Climate Change Conference – or Paris 2015 – is just around the corner, seven months to be exact. The goal is ambitious: to develop a viable, and…

Who Will Control The World’s Water: Governments Or Corporations?

Who Will Control The World’s Water: Governments Or Corporations?

Apr 09, 2015 at 16:54 | Michael McDonald

Water is perhaps the world’s most important resource, and one of the most common resources. For decades water was regarded as a common good, and it…

California: A Microcosm For Impending Global Water Crisis

California: A Microcosm For Impending Global Water Crisis

Apr 06, 2015 at 16:17 | Darrell Delamaide

The move by California to require mandatory cuts in water use for the first time in its history has highlighted the world’s looming water crisis and…

The Uncomfortable Truth Behind Flat Carbon Emissions

The Uncomfortable Truth Behind Flat Carbon Emissions

Mar 31, 2015 at 16:17 | Kurt Cobb

Last week we learned that maybe, just maybe, global carbon emissions were flat in 2014 even though the global economy supposedly grew by 3 percent.…

Is China Exporting Its Pollution?

Is China Exporting Its Pollution?

Mar 13, 2015 at 18:16 | Nick Cunningham

China is in the midst of a historic transformation, and the surprising progress the country has made at energy efficiency has raised hopes that the world…

Climate Security Pits US Military Against Congress

Climate Security Pits US Military Against Congress

Mar 04, 2015 at 17:10 | Nick Cunningham

A new study concludes that climate change played a role in sparking the civil war in Syria, adding to the body of research showing a climate…

Can We Fix Climate Change With Technology?

Can We Fix Climate Change With Technology?

Feb 27, 2015 at 15:06 | Nick Cunningham

A report from the National Academy of Sciences concluded that experiments in blotting out the sun in order to reduce the amount of the sun’s…

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