It’s honestly astounding. Take just about anything that was at the top of the ideological list for Republicans 5–10 years ago, and it is now trampled on by the Republican … [Read full article]
By George Harvey Zachary Shahans’s CleanTechnica articles, “How Russian Attacks On Democracy & The USA Relate To Cleantech,” and “Where Does US Democracy Go From Here?” moved me to examine … [Read full article]
6 states are considering laws that would make it a felony to even think about protesting against a proposed pipeline. That’s no coincidence.
By Nuno Cordeiro Over the past years the world economy has enjoyed one of the largest expansions in its history. I think, unfortunately, that is coming to an end. If … [Read full article]
The European Union has this week formally adopted Member States’ annual greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for 2021 to 2030 which, though they differ by country, will deliver a 30% reduction in EU emissions on 2005 levels across a wide variety of industries.
Originally published by NexusMedia. by Marlene Cimons It was predictable that one day Adisa Azapagic, who studies the carbon footprint of various foods, would get around to chocolate. Little was known … [Read full article]
The status quo is widepread environmental destruction. We have the solutions, but some people prefer the status quo. For now, they are getting their way.
Carbon dioxide emissions stemming from fossil fuel use in the European Union rose by around 1.8% in 2017 as compared to 2016, according to the most recent estimates from Eurostat. … [Read full article]
The island of Kauai got 50 inches of rain in 24 hours recently, Scientists say get ready for more “rain bombs” because of anthropogenic climate change.
Climate action non-profit The Climate Group this week unveiled its new Under2 Policy Action Map, an interactive tool which illustrates the numerous successful climate-related policies being implemented by subnational governments around the world which are part of the Under2 Coalition.
Seven Member States from the European Union have called on the EU and other Member States to align their long-term climate ambition with the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement.
The processes by which fertile topsoil is created are slow ones, to put it in mild terms. Generally speaking, the timespans necessary to turn glacial rock dust into something that … [Read full article]
More than 100 companies around the world have had their emissions reductions targets approved by the Science-Based Targets initiative, which helps companies align their targets with what climate science confirms is necessary and required to prevent dangerous global warming.
A new journal article has shown that the 1.5°C target set out in the Paris Climate Agreement can be achieved with less negative emissions efforts than is often assumed, relying instead on increased renewable energy capacity, a reduction in methane emissions, and a greater focus on widespread lifestyle changes (read: less meat).
Why Do Fox Viewers & Trump Supporters Deny Reality So, So, So Much? First of all, apologies to any Fox viewers or Trump supporters who somehow stumbled upon this piece. … [Read full article]
Donald Trump is not that normal, but he is human. He is a human who has lived essentially all of his life with a totally stacked hand, to bring in … [Read full article]
Is democracy the best societal avenue for humans to go down? That’s a question many of us in democratic countries don’t typically ask. The assumed answer is: “duh.” But democracy … [Read full article]
Over the last 12 months of activity, the Under2 Coalition has grown its members to encompass 205 governments from around the world, representing 1.3 billion people and almost 40% of the global economy, and all of them have committed to reducing greenhouse gasses by 2050.
CDP has awarded 58 companies the title of “Supplier Engagement” leader as an acknowledgement of their climate leadership and approach to tackling the reduction of emissions in the supply chain.
Schroders Climate Progress Dashboard has highlighted the fact that, despite headway made by the oil and gas industries, a drop in clean energy investment means we are still overshooting efforts to reduce global warming to 2°C.
Pointing to growing nuclear risks and rampant climate dangers, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved the Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight — the closest it has been since 1953 at the height of the Cold War.
A new analysis of agricultural emissions published this week by Climate Action Tracker has pointed out that reducing agricultural emissions through farming practices alone won’t be enough to limit global warming to 1.5°C, but that reducing food waste and changing societies diet could deliver the necessary changes.
While the western world is lingering in a limping economy and a chaotic political scene, China has used that advantage to invest in clean technologies around the world. Today it … [Read full article]
Five of the world’s largest oil companies are now in the process of being sued by New York City for their “contributions to global warming,” Comptroller Scott Stringer has revealed. … [Read full article]
An ocean dead zone is an area where there is not enough oxygen dissolved in the water to allow aquatic creatures to breath. To put it in perspective, imagine a … [Read full article]
The lawsuit that was filed by environmental groups in response to Norway’s announcement of plans to continue oil exploration in the Arctic has been dismissed by a court in Oslo. … [Read full article]
How much longer does southern Florida have until real-estate values in the region collapse on the back of flagging demand? At some point the reality that the region is not … [Read full article]
Much of the Middle East is now slated to essentially turn to desert over the coming decades and centuries owing to climate change, and exacerbated by poor human judgment and … [Read full article]
The growing use of heavy oils, tar sands, bitumen, petroleum coke, etc., by industry since 2000 or so has resulted in rapidly surging levels of vanadium emissions, according to a … [Read full article]
The Arctic is warming faster than any other place on earth. As a consequence, it has less sea ice now than at any time in the past 1500 years and the loss of ice is accelerating.
Carbon capture will be essential to meeting the goals of the Paris climate accords, says Glen Peters of the Cicero Center for Climate Research in Oslo. But he is pessimistic that politicians will ever support such technology.
America’s nuclear testing program is about to unleash a deadly cocktail of radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean, thanks to rising sea levels caused by global warming.
With the legislative and executive branches of government firmly committed to pretending climate change doesn’t exist, will the courts act to protect the environment and the citizens of America? Don’t bet on it. Here’s why.
Norway, which is still a monarchy, has two sovereign wealth funds. The Government Pension Fund Global, also known as the Oil Fund, was established in 1990 to invest the profits from … [Read full article]
The Alliance of World Scientists has issued what it calls a “Second Warming” about the danger to the survival of the human species if climate change is not addressed soon. Here are the thirteen steps the more than 15,000 signatories to that warning recommend.
As 15.364 scientists from 184 countries just signed a dire warning to humanity for failing to act accordingly to the threats of climate change, I think it is time to … [Read full article]
The United States is now the only country in the world not committed to the carbon reduction goals announced in Paris at the COP21 climate change summit in 2015. But … [Read full article]
Union Point, located on land that used to be the Waymouth Naval Air Station on Boston’s South Shore is a laboratory for how to build sustainable cities of the future, including using 100% renewable energy
Researchers told those attending the COP 23 climate summit in Bonn this week that all the world’s electrical needs could be met by renewables by 2050. Activist Bill McKibben says the world must do more — much more.
New algorithms make it possible for scientists to predict the effect of injecting sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere to cool the planet. Is that a good thing?
A new report released by a groups of over 50 US government scientists asserts that the rapid pace at which modern climate change is occurring is almost definitely driven by … [Read full article]
There’s been more than $3.3 billion in insured losses caused by the wildfires in California so far this year, with the figure expected to rise, the California Department of Insurance … [Read full article]
The US Environmental Protection Agency will begin barring select scientists from serving on independent advisory boards — a move possibly intended to clear the path towards the installation of industry-friendly … [Read full article]
Australia’s largest cities could begin experiencing extreme heatwaves with +50° Celsius temperatures within the relatively near term (within the next ~20 years), even if international climate change and greenhouse gas … [Read full article]
Two major drought indices in Europe are deviating from each other in a way that’s consistent with many climate change simulations — further gaining ground in the march towards the … [Read full article]
Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels grew at a record pace in 2016, to 403.3 parts per million (ppm), up from 400.0 in 2015, the UN World Meteorological Organization just revealed as … [Read full article]
Hello, my name is Zach Shahan, and I have a problem. I’m a political nut. More seriously, I’ll admit that I’m strongly drawn to politics, follow policy & politics closely … [Read full article]
This summer I had the great fortune of being invited to the grand opening of this exceptional construction called Climate Planet at the harbor of Aarhus, Denmark. Aarhus is the European Capital … [Read full article]