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- Fixing Climate Change May Add No Costs, Report Says
Sep 17, 2013 - Justin Gillis- nytimes.com
In decades of public debate about global warming, one assumption has
been accepted by virtually all factions: that tackling it would necessarily
be costly. But a new report casts doubt on that idea, declaring that
the necessary fixes could wind up being effectively free.
Draft Report Lists Unchecked Emissions’ Risks
Sep 26, 2013 - Justin Gillis- nytimes.com
Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all
political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of “severe,
pervasive and irreversible impacts” over the coming decades,
according to a draft of a major new United Nations report.
- Climate models on the mark, Australian-led research finds
Jul 21, 2014 - Peter Hannam - The Sydney Morning Herald
A common refrain by climate sceptics that surface temperatures have not warmed over the past 17 years, implying climate models predicting otherwise are unreliable, has been refuted by new research led by James Risbey, a senior CSIRO researcher.
- Bold pathways point to a low-carbon future
Jul 11, 2014 - Alex Kirby - climatenewsnetwork.net
LONDON, 11 July 2014 - Scientists often hesitate to give a cut-and-dried,
yes-or-no answer when asked how serious climate change is going to be,
and whether the world can still escape significant damage.
- You May Be Denying Climate Change, But The US Military Isn't
Jul 8, 2014 - Paul Szoldra - businessinsider.com
Climate change is still a contentious issue, as some people and organizations deny it is even happening, or concede the world is getting warmer, but it's not because of humans.
- Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet
June 2014 - climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus
- World not moving fast enough on renewable energy, says IEA
Jun 3, 2014 - Fiona Harvey - theguardian.com
Energy supply investement at $1.6trn annually but needs to rise to $2trn to stop dangerous global warming, energy thinktank finds
- US$53 trillion energy investment needed to head off climate change: IEA
Jun 3, 2014 - Ben Willis - pv-tech.org
Investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency will fall well below what is required to head off dangerous global warming without a breakthrough in the Paris climate change talks next year, the International Energy Agency has warned.
- Bloomberg: Cities Hold The Key To Confronting Climate Change
May 28, 2014 - Edith M. Lederer - huffingtonpost.com
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in his new U.N. job, said Tuesday that cities hold the key to confronting climate change because they account for 75 percent of the heat-trapping gases and their mayors have executive powers to reduce emissions.
- Climate Change, Asia and Renewable Energy Infrastructure Investment
May 14, 2014 - Steward Taggart, Grenatec - renewableenergyworld.com
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns the world must triple its use of renewable energy AND develop nuclear power to avoid the worst ravages of climate change. OK. But what’s the optimal percentage of each to develop?
- IPCC report: 6 things you must know about reducing emissions
Apr 14, 2014 - Kelly Levin, C. Forbes Tompkins - greenbiz.com
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s newest installment, Working Group III: Mitigation and Climate Change, highlights an important message: It’s still possible to limit average global temperature rise to 2°C — but only if the world rapidly reduces emissions and changes its current energy mix.
- Official prophecy of doom: Global warming will cause widespread conflict, displace millions of people and devastate the global economy
Mar 18, 2014 - Tom Bawden - independent.co.uk
Climate change will displace hundreds of millions of people by the end of this century, increasing the risk of violent conflict and wiping trillions of dollars off the global economy, a forthcoming UN report will warn.
- Achim Steiner: shale gas rush 'a liability' in efforts slow climate change
Feb 26, 2014 - Suzanne Goldenberg - theguardian.com
UN's top environmental official says switch from coal to natural gas is delaying critical energy transition to renewables
- UN climate chief calls for tripling of clean energy investment
Jan 14, 2014 - Suzanne Goldenberg - theguardian.com
Christiana Figueres says $1 trillion a year is required for the transformation needed to stay within 2C of warming
- UN's 2C target will fail to avoid a climate disaster, scientists warn
Dec 3, 2013 - Suzanne Goldenberg - theguardian.com
Global warming limit agreed is too late and dangerous as a 1C rise in temperature will trigger catastrophic events, study says
- Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions
Nov 20, 2013 - Suzanne Goldenberg - theguardian.com
Chevron, Exxon and BP among companies most responsible for climate change since dawn of industrial age, figures show
- Concentrations of warming gases break record
Nov 6, 2013 - Matt McGrath - BBC News
The levels of gases in the atmosphere that drive global warming increased to a record high in 2012.
- Carbon emissions must be cut ‘significantly’ by 2020, says UN report
Nov 5, 2013 - Oliver Milman - theguardian.com
Failure will mean greater costs and risks and pathway to limiting temperature rise to under 2C will close fast
- Ban Ki-moon Calls for More Funding to Combat Climate Change
Oct 14, 2013 - James A. Foley - natureworldnews.com
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called upon the international community to quickly boost its financial investment in the fight against climate change, calling for an increase in funding for climate-change-combating technologies, practices and policies.
- Shift to a new climate likely by mid-century - study
Oct 09, 2013 - Author Reuters - trust.org
Billions of people could be living in regions where temperatures are hotter than their historical ranges by mid-century, creating a "new normal" that could force profound changes on nature and society, scientists said on Wednesday.
- IPCC climate report: human impact is 'unequivocal'
Sep 27, 2013 - Fiona Harvey - theguardian.com
FUN secretary-general urges global response to clear message from scientists that climate change is human-induced
- New colour purple depicts worsening climate risks in U.N. draft report
Sep 13, 2013 - By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle - reuters.com
(Reuters) - Some parts of nature and human society are more vulnerable than expected to climate change, according to a draft of a U.N. report that adds a new purple colour to a key diagram to show worsening risks beyond the red used so far.
- Obama’s Ambitious Global Warming Action Plan
Jun 25, 2013 - Andrew C. Revkin - dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com
- President Obama's Plan to Fight Climate Change
Jun 25, 2013 - whitehouse.gov
- Clean energy progress too slow to limit global warming: report
Apr 17, 2013 - Nina Chestney - reuters.com
The development of low-carbon energy is progressing too slowly to limit global warming, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.
- Real market forces now drive action on climate change
Mar 21, 2012 - Graciela Chichilnisky - theguardian.com
After years of frustration, circumstances are shifting from a global climate treaty serving as the sole impetus
- Nearly too late to cap warming
Dec 3, 2012 - renewablebiz.com
It may be too late to cap global warming at 3.6
degrees, scientists allied with an Australian research
group say, as heat-trapping emissions hit a record
"An immediate, large and sustained global
mitigation effort" will need to begin if the
world has any hope of achieving a 2009 agreement
by nearly 200 nations to limit future temperature
increases to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, or 2 degrees
Celsius, biologist and Global Carbon Project Executive
Director Josep Canadell said in a statement.
- Megastorms Could Drown Massive Portions of California
Nov 30, 2012 - scientificamerican.com
The intense rainstorms sweeping in from the Pacific
Ocean began to pound central California on Christmas
Eve in 1861 and continued virtually unabated for
43 days. The deluges quickly transformed rivers
running down from the Sierra Nevada mountains along the state’s
eastern border into raging torrents that swept away
entire communities and mining settlements. The rivers
and rains poured into the state’s vast Central
Valley, turning it into an inland sea 300 miles
long and 20 miles wide.
- U.S. Heads for Warmest Year Recorded in Lower 48 States
Nov 28, 2012 -Alex Morales - bloomberg.com
The U.S. is about to register the
warmest year on record in the lower 48 states, and
the world its ninth-hottest, a United Nations agency
said in a report, adding new urgency to the quest
to control global warming.
- With 'Facts' Website, California Looks to Thwart Opposition to Climate Change
Aug 15, 2012 - Jim Malewitz - pewstates.org
Perhaps more than any other state, California has acted on the scientific
consensus that global climate change is real and man-made. By 2020, California
utilities will have to obtain a third of their energy from renewable
sources. And in November, the state plans to roll out a “cap-and-trade”system
to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Its development plans account for
rising sea levels, eroding coastlines and dwindling fresh-water resources.
- Warm extremes in Earth's climate becoming more common
Aug 7, 2012 - Scott K. Johnson - arstechnica.com
When you see a lot of sixes coming up on a friend’s Monopoly dice, you might begin to harbor a suspicion that the dice are loaded. But if you see sevens appear, you know something is definitely amiss.
- NASA: Hotter Summers Since 1980 Caused by Global Warming
Aug 6, 2012 - Tiffany Kaiser - dailytech.com
Hotter summers have become the norm from 1980 to present compared to 1951 to 1980 (the base period)
- Cooling a Warming Planet:
A Global Air Conditioning Surge
Aug 6, 2012 - youtube.com
An analysis has found that Earth's land areas have become much more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave than they were in the middle of the 20th century.
- Cooling a Warming Planet:
A Global Air Conditioning Surge
Jul 10, 2012 - Stan Cox - yale.edu
The U.S. has long used more energy for air conditioning than all other nations combined. But as demand increases in the world's warmer regions, global energy consumption for air conditioning is expected to continue to rise dramatically and could have a major impact on climate change.
- Global Warming Makes Heat Waves More Likely, Study Finds
Jul 12, 2012 - Justin Gillis - nytimes.com
Some of the weather extremes bedeviling people around the world have become far more likely because of human-induced global warming, researchers reported on Tuesday. Yet they ruled it out as a cause of last year’s devastating floods in Thailand, one of the most striking weather events of recent years.
- Top 20 Cities with Billions at Risk from Climate Change
Jul 5, 2012 - Eric Roston- bloomberg.com
By 2050, more than 6 billion humans are expected to live in cities, according to the United Nations. Ports, which constitute more than half the world's largest cities, will face unique challenges as their populations swell.
- Oil & Gas Industry Can Reduce Methane Waste by 80 Percent, Cutting U.S. Methane Pollution by One-Third While Saving Industry $2 Billion Annually
March 28, 2012 - Kate Slusark - nrdc.org
Oil and gas companies can reduce industry’s harmful methane emissions by 80 percent and generate $2 billion annually by implementing affordable and available technologies to fix leaks and other waste throughout the production chain, according to a report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council. These cost-effective actions would cut total U.S. methane emissions by approximately one third, which is equivalent to the global warming pollution from more than 50 coal-fired power plants.
- Climate 'tech fixes' urged for Arctic methane
Mar 22, 2012 - Richard Black - bbc.co.uk
An eminent UK engineer is suggesting building cloud-whitening towers in the Faroe Islands as a "technical fix" for warming across the Arctic.
- Insurers See Growing Risks and Costs from Climate Change
Mar 21, 2012 - digg.com
Coming off a year of record-setting $1 billion-plus natural disasters, representatives of leading insurance companies said today that costs to taxpayers and businesses from extreme weather will continue to soar because of climate change.
- Emissions set to surge 50 pct by 2050-OECD
Mar 15, 2012
- Nina Chestney - reuters.com
LONDON, March 15 (Reuters) - Global greenhouse gas emissions could rise 50 percent by 2050 without more ambitious climate policies, as fossil fuels continue to dominate the energy mix, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Thursday.
- GDP inadequate as climate cost gauge - Stern
Mar 2, 2012 - Nina Chestney - www.trust.org
LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - The cost of global warming can no longer be quantified solely in terms of gross domestic product as the changes the world will experience and the resulting loss of life will be so immense, climate economist Nicholas Stern said on Wednesday.
- ENVIRONMENT: Taking a human rights approach to climate change
Mar 1, 2012 - www.irinnews.org
GENEVA, 24 February 2012 (IRIN) - Many of the countries that have contributed the least to greenhouse gas emissions will be the worst affected by global warming, a “climate injustice” that highlights the link to human rights, experts told a gathering in Geneva.
- Switch From Coal To Natural Gas No Boon To Climate
Oct 6, 2011 - Deborah Zabarenko - planetark.org
Relying more on natural gas than on coal would not significantly slow down the effects of climate change, even though direct carbon dioxide emissions would be less, a new study has found.
- Delayed action on climate to result in irreversible change and high costs
Sep 8, 2011 - climateworks.org
The physics of Earth's natural systems show that a delay—of even a decade—in reducing CO2 emissions will lock in large-scale, irreversible changes. If carbon dioxide emissions do not begin to trend down this decade, it will be nearly impossible to stabilize the climate at any acceptable level.
- Carbon War Room releases Livestock Report
Aug 19, 2011 - Guy Pinjuv, Ph.D., Lead Analyst and Matthew Cullinen, Editor - carbonwarroom.com
Over the next decade and beyond, Brazil will rely heavily on the clearing of tropical forests to make way for the expansion of livestock rangeland.
- Merkel: binding, verifiable climate targets needed
Aug 11, 2011 - cbsnews.com
(AP) BERLIN (AP) — All nations must commit to binding and verifiable goals to reduce their carbon emissions to reach a new international climate agreement as the Kyoto Protocol expires next year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday.
- From King Coal to Carbon Tax: A Historical Perspective on the Energy and Climate-Change Debate
Aug 9, 2011 - Paul Sabin - thesolutionsjournal.com
Current climate and energy policy debates in the United States rarely involve historians. If you search the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 2007 synthesis report, you will not find the words history or historical. Even so, history pervades climate and energy policy discussions. History guides policy choices, inspires proposals for action, and structures institutional development.
- Cutting Black Carbon and Methane Promises Immediate Climate Change Impacts
Feb 05, 2011 - Lauren Morello - ClimateWire - scientificamerican.com
Reducing emissions of black carbon and methane can be done today with existing technologies, and could significantly slow climate change
- U.S. Can Cut Transportation Emissions 65% by 2050
Feb 09, 2011 - SustainableBusiness.com
The U.S. could reduce transportation emission 65% from current levels
by 2050, according to a new report.
Hits Top of Temperature Chart
Jan 25, 2011 - Alexandra Giese - Earth Policy Institute
Topping off the warmest decade in history, 2010 experienced a global
average temperature of 14.63 degrees Celsius (58.3 degrees Fahrenheit),
tying 2005 as the hottest year in 131 years of recordkeeping.
Change Growing Risk for Insurers Industry
Jan 21, 2011 - David Fogarty - Reuters
Insurers are struggling to assess the risks from climate change, industry
officials say, with the floods in Australia and Brazil highlighting the
potential losses from greater extremes of weather.
- Roadmap 2050 by Rem Koolhaas's OMA
Oct 20, 2010 - Rowan Moore - The Observer - Guardian.co.uk
I well remember my interview for a place at architecture school. As a kindly
tutor leafed through my cobbled-together portfolio, on the wall I noticed
a photo of a trapezoidal cabin with a whirly helical thing on top.
- Slower population growth may help reduce global emissions: study
Oct 18, 2010 - Xinhua
Slower population growth could contribute to significantly reducing greenhouse
gas emissions, a new study suggests.
- EIA: U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Increase 3.4% in 2010
Aug 20, 2010 - EERE Network News
Carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are projected to increase by 3.4% in 2010 over the previous year, according to a new report by DOE's Energy Information Administration (EIA).
- Green dream: Meet reality
Jul 30, 2010 - Kerry Lynch - McClatchy/Tribune
The vision of a "green" economy fueled by wind, sun, and renewable fuels is powerfully appealing. But there's a huge disconnect between this vision and the reality of America's energy needs.
- Climate Change Gen-Climate Change
Jul 26, 2010 - Shaun Tandom - yahoo.com
Major economies looked Monday at how to cooperate in shifting to cleaner sources of energy, with a top policy board warning the world's current path was unsustainable.
- San Diego Base Acts as Global Force For Green
Jul 26, 2010 - Defennse Departnent Document
With recent environmental initiatives designed to meet and exceed Navy sustainability goals, Naval Base San Diego is proving to be a "Global Force for Green."
- OAA: June, April to June, and Year-to-Date Global Temperatures are Warmest on Record
Jul 19, 2010 - noaanews.noaa.gov
Last month’s combined global land and ocean surface temperature made it the warmest June on record and the warmest on record averaged for any April-June and January-June periods, according to NOAA.
- China, India nullify CO2 emission cuts by developed nations
Jul 12, 2010 - Asia Pulse Data Source - Energy Cenral
Continued rise in carbon emissions in China and India have "completely nullified" the reductions achieved by industrialised nations, with the result that emissions have remained constant in 2009, a report said Thursday.
- Homes waste watts of power, study finds: TVs, computers, others leach energy and money
Jun 21, 2010 - Thomas Content Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - McClatchy-Tribune
In one of the first studies of its kind, energy researchers in Madison have uncovered a simple way that most consumers can save on their electric bills: pull the plug.
- Obama: End dependence on fossil fuels
Jun 18, 2010 - Julie Pace - Associated Press
Seizing on a disastrous oil spill to advance a cause, President Barack Obama on Wednesday called on Congress to roll back billions of dollars in tax breaks for oil and pass a clean-energy bill that he says would help the nation end its dependence on fossil fuels.
- States get savvy about climate change
Jun 18, 2010 - McClatchy-Tribune - Energy Central
Soon every village in Himachal Pradesh will know how to calculate its carbon footprint as Indian states get savvier about climate change.
- China gets tougher about protecting environment, cutting emission
Jun 18, 2010 - Xinhua
Provincial governments and key enterprises which fail to realize the year's missions in environmental protection and emission cut will be punished as the Chinese central government is taking a tougher stance towards improving the country's environment.
- Ocean heat content increases update
June 1, 2010 - realclimate.org
There is a new paper in Nature this week on recent trends in ocean heat content from a large group of oceanographers led by John Lyman at PMEL.
Local Governments Lead Efforts to Combat Climate Change
May 25, 2010 - Douglas Fischer - The Daily Climate - scientificamerican.com
Local governments serve as idea labs for federal lawmakers as they consider changes to national climate and energy reform
says green economy depends on metal recycling
May 20, 2010 - usatoday.com
A green global economy will require much high recycling rates of specialty metals
like lithium, neodymium and gallium, says a new United Nations report.
- Denver company creates windows that can think
May 17, 2010 - The Associated Press
A Denver-based technology company has developed
a "smart" window that can transform itself
to maximize energy efficiency.
Clean Energy Being Produced in Ontario
May 12, 2010 - energycentral.com
Two facilities that turn waste into emissions-free
electricity became the first larger-scale projects
under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff program to supply
power to Ontario's electricity system today.
- Obama Backs Significantly Higher Spill Damage Cap
May 10, 2010 - Julianna Goldman and Lisa Lerer - Bloomberg
The Obama administration is backing significantly
higher limits for damages BP Plc might face for
the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and won’t
rule out scaling back plans to expand offshore
- An introduction to global warming impact: Hell and High Water
May 6, 2010 - Joe - climateprogress.org
In this post, I will summarize what the recent scientific literature says are the key impacts we face in the second half of the century if we stay anywhere near our current emissions path.
State must remain clean energy leader
May 6, 2010 - Steve Westly - signonsandiego.com
While federal climate legislation bogs down in Washington, China is investing $12.6 million every hour in clean energy technology. Why? Because its government recognizes an opportunity when it sees it.
- New Study Examines Transportation’s Role in Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions
May 5, 2010 - DOT.gov
A number of strategies can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, such as using low-carbon fuels, increasing vehicle fuel economy, improving system efficiency and reducing travel that involves high levels of carbon emissions, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
- Engineers of the New Millennium: The Energy Revolution
Mai 3, 2010 - spectrum.ieee.org
Energy is at once the greatest motive force in the world economy and the principal environmental challenge for policymakers. The engineers who work on getting energy, storing it, moving it about, consuming it, and conserving it are the focus of this report.
- World needs clean energy revolution: UN chief
Mai 3, 2010 - AFP
UNITED NATIONS — Rich and poor nations need a "clean energy revolution" in order to cut greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said here Wednesday.
- Bad News: U.S. Business Emissions Growing, Not Slowing
Apr 28, 2010 - Joanna Lee - greenbiz.com
When President Barack Obama announced last November his commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020, it was a crucial step in bringing the U.S. into the global climate change negotiations and signaling to the business community and the consumer that the U.S. was ready to take on the challenge of stopping climate change.
- EU roadmap to 2050 renesable energy
Apr 26, 2010 - renewableenergyfocus.com
‘Roadmap 2050: a practical guide to a prosperous, low-carbon Europe’ outlining various scenarios for renewable energy in Europe, has been published by the European Climate Foundation (ECF).
U.S. unveils climate report in runup to Senate bill
Apr 20, 2010 - Jackie Frank - Reuters
The United States released a new draft report on climate change on Monday, one week before the expected unveiling of a compromise U.S. Senate bill that aims to curb heat-trapping greenhouse emissions.
- Secretary Chu Announces New Partnerships under the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas
Apr 17, 2010 - Energy Department Documents and Publications
The U.S. Department of Energy today announced a series of partnerships and other initiatives to address clean energy and energy security in the Western Hemisphere as part of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA).
- Australia should invest A$60bn in renewable energy
Apr 13, 2010 - renewableenergyfocus.com
Australia must invest billions in renewable energy over the next decade to achieve its 2020 target of lower GHG emissions, according to Siemens.
- Has Europe seen the light on renewable energy?
Apr 9, 2010 - Geoffrey Lean - telegraph.co.uk
Geoffrey Lean looks at how likely a Europe powered entirely by renewable energy could be.
New report provides tribal energy outlook
Apr 7, 2010 - Rob Capriccioso - Indian Country Today
A new report finds that tribes disproportionately bear negative costs resulting from U.S. energy policy and its aftereffects, yet there is substantial potential on tribal lands to generate clean energy from renewable resources.
- Firms urge Obama to offer consumer energy info
Apr 7, 2010 - Deborah Zabarenko - Reuters
Almost 50 U.S. firms and organizations, including Google, General Electric and AT&T, urged President Barack Obama on Tuesday to let consumers know how much energy they use so they can decide where to cut back.
- Calgary outranks big cities for greenhouse gas emissions
Apr 6, 2010 - Calgary Sun - AP
New international standards for determining the level of global warming-linked greenhouse gases produced in an urban setting show Calgary easily surpasses Mexico City, Tokyo and New York in per capita emissions and ranks among the highest in the world.
- Tokyo gov't cap-and-trade can be precursor to state scheme
Apr 1. 2010 - Recating Lead - Kyodo News International
The Asia's first mandatory greenhouse gas emissions cut scheme launched Thursday by the metropolitan government of Tokyo, home to some 13 million people, provides a model for the central government, which is struggling to design a nationwide emissions trading system in a year.
- EPA Issues Controversial Greenhouse Gas Interpretive Ruling
Mar 30, 2010 - Stoel Rives LLP
On March 29th EPA signed a long-awaited interpretive ruling regarding when and how facilities that emit greenhouse gases will be subject to permitting under Title V and Major New Source Review.
- Developing Nations Eye Renewable Energy
Mar 30, 2010 - Lauren Poole - renewableenergyworld.com
Post-copenhagen targets for renewable energy show developing countries looking to strengthen their renewable energy portfolios.
- Does Activism Work in Combating Climate Change?
Mar 28, 2010 - Ted Nace - CSRwire Talkback
Over the past three years, despite a massive effort by the coal lobby to sell the public on the idea of “clean coal,” grassroots activists have successfully challenged and defeated over 100 coal-fired power plants in at least 33 states.
Climate Change Imperils the State of the Planet--Will the World Act?
Mar 26, 2010 - David Biello - scientificamerican.com
NEW YORK CITY—More than 100 countries have signed on to the Copenhagen Accord—the nonbinding agreement to combat climate change hastily agreed to this past December at a summit of world leaders.
- Group Presents Energy Vision of the Future
Mar 25, 2010 - Jennifer Runyon - renewableenergyworld.com
University of Texas, Austin Energy, Environmental Defense Fund, major technology companies and business leaders collaborate to present a unified vision on transforming energy systems.
- Energy and climate to dominate European Council agenda
Mar 24, 2010 - EWEA
Tomorrow, energy will top the agenda when EU Heads of State meet in Brussels to discuss a new European strategy for jobs and growth, and to follow-up on the failed Copenhagen conference on climate change.
- Report: Tribes key in renewable energy development
Mar 23, 2010 - The Associated Press
A new report focuses on American Indian tribes as part of a solution to combat climate change, and create jobs and revenue through renewable energy development.
Bloomberg predicts renewable energy boom
Mar 19, 2010 - Cath Everett - BusinessGreen
But warns investment levels must rise faster still if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change
NREL Launches Strategic Energy Analysis Institute
Mar 18, 2010 - National Renewable Energy Labboratory
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced today that it has established a new global institute dedicated to analyzing, speeding and smoothing the transition to sustainable energy worldwide.
- Renewable energy scores high in global poll
Mar 18, 2010 - renewableenergyfocus.com
The solution to energy and climate change challenges lies in developing low-carbon sources of renewable energy, rather than reducing energy use, according to a survey across 22 countries.
- Spain establishes int'l center for renewable energy
Mar 16, 2010 -- Xinhua
Spanish Vice President Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega on Tuesday approved the opening of an International Center for Renewable Energy (CICER) in Valencia.
- Israel utility IEC considers low-carbon power alternatives
Mar 11, 2010 - Power Engineering International
Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) is considering building a 1200 MW nuclear power plant and a 1000 MW solar array, instead of building a coal fired integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant,
- How to achieve carbon-neutral power in Europe by 2050
Mar 11, 2010 - Boothby, Chris - Power Engineering International
Climate change and its impacts have emerged as the most serious environmental challenge of our time
Nobel Prize-Winning Scientists and Economists Call on Senate to Address Climate Change Now
Mar 11, 2010 - ucsusa.org
More Than 2,000 Say Delay Will Worsen Consequences and Drive Up Costs
- The secret motto of the World Climate Conference
Mar 11, 2010 - Dr. Hermann Scheer - Le Monde Diplomatique
The main reason why the public around the world were so shocked by the shameful outcome of the World Climate Conference in Copenhagen was that they were basically unprepared for failure.
Three Alternative Energy Resources Spurred by Government Support
Mar 10, 2010 - MARKETWIRE
As controversial as they are viable, three alternative energy resources are gaining government support as practical solutions in the global clean-energy revolution: carbon emissions trading, clean coal, and nuclear power.
- On Rooftops Worldwide, a Solar Water Heating Revolution
Mar 9, 2010 - Lester R. Brown - Earth Policy Institute
The harnessing of solar energy is expanding on every front as concerns about climate change and energy security escalate, as government incentives for harnessing solar energy expand, and as these costs decline while those of fossil fuels rise.
- Analysis: Move to low-carbon economy emerges as key reform
Mar 9, 2010 - Xinhua
A low-carbon economy is becoming the favorite option for the future economic growth pattern in China because it is in line with the major world trend and reflects the country's fundamental situation.
Global Climate Battle Plays Out In World Bank
Mar 8, 2010 - Lesley Wroughton - Reuters
The United States and Britain are threatening to withhold support for a $3.75 billion World Bank loan for a coal-fired plant in South Africa, expanding the battleground in the global debate over who should pay for clean energy.
- 'Renewable Energy Achievable in Ten Years'
Mar 1, 2010 - All Africa Global Media - Vanguard
The Managing Director of Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM Bank), Mr. Roberts Orya, has stressed the need for Nigeria to focus on the green economy and renewable energy in its bid to join global forces to save a world that is threatened by climate change and global warming.
- Report: Copenhagen Accord Pledges Fall Short of Climate Goals
Feb 25, 2010 - EERE Network News
Pledges by 60 countries to cut their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the next 10 years will not be sufficient to hold global temperature rises to 2°C above pre-industrial levels, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
- Report: Contamination from coal ash waste is worse than EPA says
Feb 24, 2010 - Mark Clayton - The Christian Science Monitor
Coal ash waste contamination nationwide is far worse than indicated by a new Environmental Protection Agency tally, with dozens more ash-waste ponds and landfills also leaching toxins into streams and drinking water, a new study finds.
- UN urges for more ambitious action to cut greenhouse gas emission
Feb 23, 2010 - Xinhua
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) said Tuesday that countries will have to be far more ambitious in cutting greenhouse gas emission if the world is to effectively curb a rise in global temperature at 2 degrees Celsius or less.
- Copenhagen Accord By-the-Numbers
Feb 22, 2010 - Institute for 21st Century Energy
In our previous paper, Copenhagen Accord and Discord: COP-15 and the Many Roads to Mexico, we laid out some of the policy and process issues surrounding the Copenhagen Accord. In this paper, we take a look at what impact the Accord could have on global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs).
- State may shut down five coal-fired power plants
Feb 20, 2010 - Dee J. Hall - The Wisconsin State Journal
The state will install more pollution controls, eliminate coal use or possibly shut down five coal-fired heating plants, the Wisconsin Department of Administration announced Friday.
- Electric car lets drivers sell back unused watts
Feb 22, 2010 - Dick Ahlstrom - Yellowbrix
AAAS annual conference: Researchers have come up with the ultimate vehicle - an environmentally friendly electric car that plugs into the wall to sell power back to the electricity company.
- AWEA Statement on New NREL U.S. Wind Resource Assessment
Feb. 18, 2010 - AWEA
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement from AWEA CEO Denise Bode on a new assessment from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory showing that U.S. wind resources are larger than previously estimated:
- Canada's permafrost retreats amid warming trend
Feb 17, 2010 - Deborah Zabarenko - Reuters
WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The permanently frozen ground known as permafrost is retreating northward in the area around Canada's James Bay, a sign of a decades-long regional warming trend, a climate scientist said on Wednesday.
Bill Gates: We need global 'energy miracles'
Feb 12, 2010 - John D. Sutter - CNN
Long Beach, California (CNN) -- Microsoft Corp. founder and philanthropist Bill Gates on Friday called on the world's tech community to find a way to turn spent nuclear fuel into cheap, clean energy.
- Pew Environment Report Says Melting Arctic Could Cost $2.4 Trillion by 2050
Feb 5, 2010 - Ruth Teichroeb - The PEW Charitable Trusts
The Pew Environment Group today released a report that for the first time quantifies the global cost of the Arctic’s declining ability to cool the climate, indicating that the rapid melting of the region could carry a minimum price tag of $2.4 trillion U.S. by 2050.
support strong climate, energy policies
Feb 4, 2010 - Tara Laskowski - George Mason University
Despite a sharp drop in public concern over global
warming, Americans—regardless of political affiliation—support
the passage of federal climate and energy policies,
according to the results of a national survey released
today by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities.
Navy to halve fossil fuels by 2020
Feb 2, 2010 - Carbon Positive
The US Navy is to halve its use of fossil fuels
by 2020 among a number of clean energy measures
across the armed forces flagged in a major defence
review paper released this week. On the way to the
2020 target, the Navy plans to deploy a “green”
strike group by 2016 which will operate entirely
without fossil fuels. It has already commissioned
an electric-drive aircraft carrier, the USS Makin
Island, and last year tested an F/A-18 fighter aircraft
on a camelina-based biofuel blend.
the Top: Data Shows "Green" Roofs Could Cool Urban
Heat Islands and Boost Water Conservation
Feb 2, 2010 - Katie Moisse - Scientific American
Through the rain-pocked window of his Prius heading
east on the Queensboro Bridge, Stuart Gaffin sees
a black, watery sea of missed opportunities.
FOR WORLD'S GREENEST CITY: SEOUL, KOREA
Feb 1, 2010 - Negawattcinsult.com
Cities account for only 2% of the world's land mass
but 80% of the global greenhouse gas emissions.
Planning for climate change and new environmental
initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is
key to the goal of Seoul, capital city of the Republic
of Korea, to become the world's greenest city.
Government To Cut CO2 Emissions 28% By 2020
Jan 29, 2010 - Ian Talley - Siobhan Hughes - Dow
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday ordered the
federal government to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions
by 28% by 2020, marking a new push toward energy
efficiency and a greater reliance on low-carbon
Commits to Greenhouse Gas Cuts under Copenhagen
Jan 29, 2010 - David Biello - Scientific American
The U.S. officially committed in writing yesterday
to the greenhouse
gas emission cuts proposed by President Obama in
Copenhagen—4 percent below 1990 levels
by 2020. The letter to the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commits the
nation to combat climate change, but with a caveat:
any such commitment must be backed by legislation,
which has not passed the U.S. Senate.
of Potent Greenhouse Gas Increase Despite Reduction
Jan 27, 2010 - NOAA
Despite a decade of efforts worldwide to curb its
release into the atmosphere, NOAA and university
scientists have measured increased emissions of
a greenhouse gas that is thousands of times more
efficient at trapping heat than carbon dioxide and
persists in the atmosphere for nearly 300 years.
Decade Warmest on Record, NASA Data Shows
Jan 21, 2010 - John M. Broder - The New York Times
The decade ending in 2009 was the warmest on record,
new surface temperature figures released Thursday
by the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration show.
must unite to produce renewable energy
Jan 21, 2010 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News -
T. Ramavarman Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab
All countries, including oil-producing nations,
must unite to develop renewable energies and reduce
carbon emissions, said the head of IRENA, on Tuesday.
decline of Central Appalachian Coal and the Need
for Economic Diversification
Jan 19, 2010 - Rory Mcllmoil Evan Hansen
Coal mining has played an important role in local
economic development in Central Appalachia, primarily
due to the jobs and taxes that the industry has
provided. In 2008, for instance, the coal industry
employed 37,000 workers directly and indirectly
across the region, accounting for 1% to 40% of the
labor force in individual counties. Additionally,
the coal severance tax generates hundreds of millions
of dollars in state revenues across the region every
year, with tens of millions of dollars being distributed
to counties and municipalities. Despite these economic
benefits, coal-producing counties in Central Appalachia
continue to have some of the highest poverty and
unemployment rates in the region, and due to the
dependence on coal for economic development, any
changes in coal production will have significant
impacts on local economies.
Company's 'Green' Cement Captures CO2
Jan 12, 2010 - Voice of America News
Cement is a major component of concrete, the world's
most widely used man-made material, an integral
part of roads, bridges and buildings.
says Mich. climate plan would boost economy
Jan 4, 2010 - John Flesher - Associated Press
Michigan could gain a significant economic boost
and thousands of new jobs by reducing emissions
of gases that cause climate change, according to
an analysis released Monday.
climate change by observing the Earth
Dec 30, 2009 - David Biello - ScientificAmerican.com
As part of the U.S. charm offensive at the recent
Copenhagen summit on climate change, a roughly one
meter-diameter orb helped display a decade's worth
of climate data collected by NASA satellites. "This
is the golden age," NASA's Jack Kaye told me. As
associate research director for the agency's Earth
Science Division, he's "reaping the benefits of
Leaders Defend Climate Accord
Dec 21, 2009 -- Voice of America
World leaders are defending the outcome of the U.N.
climate change summit in Copenhagen, despite the
absence of any clear deals on emissions targets.
change summit results 'failure'
Dec 21, 2009 - Energy Central
The climate change summit in Denmark, expected to
produce a historic document, fell way short of the
mark, officials and organizations said.
USDA push farmers to use coal waste on fields
Dec 21, 2009 - Rick Callahan,
The federal government is encouraging farmers to
spread a chalky waste from coal-fired power plants
on their fields to loosen and fertilize soil even
as it considers regulating coal wastes for the first
New Coal Plants Started in 2009 Year End State of
Dec 21, 2009 - Virginia Cramer - Sierra Club
No new coal plants broke ground in 2009, a result
of a combination of widespread public opposition,
rising costs, increasing financial risks and concerns
over future carbon regulations.
reality: Voluntary efforts not enough
Dec 19, 2009 - Associated Press
Around the world, countries and capitalism are already
working to curb global warming on their own, with
or without a global treaty.
Deal Announced, but Falls Short of Expectations
Dec 18, 2009 - Helene Cooper and John M. Broder
- The New York Times
Leaders here concluded a climate
change deal on Friday that the Obama administration
called 'meaningful' but that falls short of even
the modest expectations for the summit meeting here.
Google offer more precise emissions tracking
Dec 17, 2009 - Seth Borenstein and Michael Casey
- The Associated Press
The question is a potential deal-killer: If nations
ever agree to slash greenhouse gas emissions, how
will the world know if they live up to their pledges?
per capita emission 70 pc below world average: Report
Dec 17, 2009 - Asia Pulse Data Source
Despite being the fourth largest economy, India's
per capita emission levels are 70 per cent below
world average and 93 per cent lower than those in
the US, says a latest report on climate change.
nations hold the key to Copenhagen climate agreement
Dec 16, 2009 - Jim Tankersley - Los Angeles Times
Rich nations still hold some bargaining chips, but
many negotiators and observers say key decisions
by poor and emerging nations will make or break
Heavily Reliant on Emissions Heavy Coal
Dec 16, 2009 - Voice of America News
China is pushing ahead with plans to develop renewable
energy sources. At the same time, though, the world's
largest emitter of greenhouse gases is still largely
reliant on one major source of carbon emissions
Climate Pledges on New UNEP Site
Dec 14, 2009 - Stephen Meddenger, Porto Alegre -
The United Nations
Environment Program (UNEP) unveiled a new Web
site that allows users to track the promises of
countries to reduce the emission
of greenhouse gases. The Web site is currently
following the pledges made by 27 members of the
European Union and more than 25 other nations--and
is updated as more proposals are made at COP15.
The executive director of UNEP, Achim Steiner, said
that from now on anyone can follow, from the comfort
of their own home, plans and policies of governments
in the area of combating global
mayors tackle climate change on their own
Dec 14, 2009 - Charles J. Hanley and Jan M. Olsen
- The Associated Press
It isn't easy getting Italy's city dwellers out
of their Fiats, off their Vespa scooters and onto
bicycles to ride to work, "like here in Copenhagen,"
says an Italian environmental official.
Secretary Outlines How to Use North American Continent to Combat Climate Change
Dec 11, 2009 - David Biello - Scientific American
U.S. forests and soils
store some 90 billion metric tons of carbon, or 50 years worth of present U.S.
emissions from fossil
fuels, according to a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey. As negotiators
here at the United Nations' climate summit continue to struggle to draft a global
agreement to cut greenhouse
gas emissions -- including efforts to reduce deforestation and protect natural
sinks—the U.S. Department of Interior is transforming the business of public
lands and waters to help combat climate
could reduce gas emissions by up to 29% by 2020, report says
2009 - The Associated Press
U.S. greenhouse gas emissions could be cut
up to 29 percent by 2020 from 2005 levels if all gas-cutting measures contained
in bills currently under deliberation at Congress are implemented, a private-sector
think tank report says.
percent emissions cut in Europe feasible: study
Dec 8, 2009 - Xinhau
Despite the European Union's commitment of a 20-percent cut in emissions
by 2020, Europe in fact can achieve at least a 40-percent reduction, according
to a new study.
melting so fast, a generation will be too late
Dec 8, 2009 - James
Balog - CNN
Professional photographer and naturalist James Balog is director
of the Extreme Ice Survey
and the first recipient of the International League of Conservation Photographers
Award. He is the author of "Extreme Ice Now: Vanishing Glaciers and Changing Climate:
A Progress Report," some of which is excerpted for this commentary.
and the '00s set heat records, U.S. study finds
Dec 8, 2009 - grist
The world saw one of the hottest years on record in 2009 and has notched
up the hottest decade since records began, a report by a U.S. climate agency said
Sets Carbon Crackdown
Dec 7, 2009 - John M. Broder - Green Inc.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday will complete its determination
that greenhouse gases pose a danger to human health and the environment, paving
the way for regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles, power plants,
factories refineries and other major sources.
greenhouse gas emissions declined in 2008, EIA says
Dec 7, 2009 -
Public Power Weekly
Total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2008 were
2.2% below the 2007 total, led by a 2.9% decline in energy-related emissions,
the Energy Information Administration said in a Dec. 3 report, Emissions of Greenhouse
Gases in the United States 2008.
energy is critical to climate change mitigation, says IEA
Dec 7, 2009
- Renewable Enegy Focus.Com
The International Energy Agency (IEA) will
present “key findings” on renewable energy during the climate conference
Gas Carbon Dioxide Ramps Up Aspen Growth
Dec 4, 2009 - Science Daily
The rising level of atmospheric carbon dioxide may be fueling more than
climate change. It could also be making some trees grow like crazy.
sea level rise likely as Antarctic ice melts
Dec 1, 2009 - Richard
Black - BBC News
Sea levels are likely to rise by about 1.4m (4ft 6in)
globally by 2100 as polar ice melts, according to a major review of climate change
Output Exceeds Level to Contain Warming, PwC Says (Update1)
2009 - Alex Morales and Todd White - Bloomberg.com
Dec. 1 (Bloomberg)
-- The worlds factories, vehicles and utilities are spewing too much carbon dioxide
to keep the planet from excessive warming by 2050, PricewaterhouseCoopers said.
vows to dramatically slow emissions growth
Nov 27, 2009 - CARA ANNA
- Associated Press Writer
China promised to slow its carbon emissions,
saying it would nearly halve the ratio of pollution to GDP over the next decade
- a major move by the world's largest emitter, whose cooperation is crucial to
any deal as a global climate summit approaches.
Diagnosis' offers a grim update to the IPCC's climate science
25, 2009 - Guardian Enviroment Network
The Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change received a kick in the pants today from members who say the climate
situation is much worse than the IPCC has so far reported. From Grist,
part of the Guardian Environment
Warming Solutions News
Nov 24, 2009 - Environment America
The nation’s power plants emitted 2.56 billion tons of global warming pollution
in 2007, which is equivalent to the pollution from nearly 450 million of today’s
cars – nearly three times the number of cars registered in the United States
in 2007, according to a new analysis of government data released today by Environment
America. More than 70 percent of this pollution came from plants –
primarily coal plants – built before 1980.
are the largest sources of global warming emissions in California?
Nov 23, 2009 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Paul Rogers San Jose Mercury
When it comes to global warming, California has begun keeping
change speeds up since 1997 Kyoto accord
Nov 23, 2009 - Seth Borenstein
- The Seattle Times
As the world has talked for a dozen years about
what to do next, new ship passages opened through the Arctic's once-frozen summer
sea ice. In Greenland and Antarctica, ice sheets have lost trillions of tons.
Mountain glaciers in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa are shrinking faster
Fuel Carbon Dioxide Emissions Up by 29 Percent Since 2000
2009 - Science Daily
The strongest evidence yet that the rise in atmospheric
CO2 emissions continues to outstrip the ability of the world's natural 'sinks'
to absorb carbon is published November 17 in the journal Nature Geoscience.
CO2 pollution soars in Ariz.
Nov 13, 2009 - PHOENIX - (The Associated Press)
A new study
say carbon-dioxide pollution has increased dramatically in Arizona over the past
Would Failure at Copenhagen Mean for Climate Change?
Nov 10, 2009
- Douglas Fischer - Scientific American
This is the consequence of failure
at Copenhagen: A marked shift in scientific effort from solving global
warming to adapting to its consequences, a hodge-podge of uncoordinated local
efforts to trim emissions - none of which deliver the necessary cuts - and an
and Degradation Responsible for Approximately 15 Percent of Global Warming Emissions
Nov 06, 2009 - Union of Concerned Scientists
As Fossil Fuel Emissions
Rise, Deforestation Makes up Smaller Percent, Still Significant Problem
Museum unveils climate change map showing impact of 4C rise
2009 - David Adam and Allegra Strtton - Guardian.co.UK
The British government
today raised the political stakes on climate
change when it published a new
map of the world that details the likely effects of a failure to cut greenhouse
world nears pivotal climate talks, UN reports warming emissions grew for 7th year
Oct 21, 2009 - The Associated Press
The industrialized world again in
2007 boosted, rather than reduced, its emissions of global-warming gases, the
U.N. reported Wednesday, as international negotiators looked ahead to crucial
climate talks in December.
Emissions: Still Grossly Underestimated?
Oct 20, 2009 - Worldwatch
The environmental impact of the lifecycle and supply chain
of animals raised for food has been vastly underestimated, and in fact accounts
for at least half of all human-caused greenhouse gases (GHGs), according to Robert
Goodland and Jeff Anhang, co-authors of "Livestock and Climate Change" in the
latest issue of World
Headed for massive decline in carbon emissions
14, 2009 - Lester R. Brown - Warth Policy Institute
years now, many members of Congress have insisted that cutting carbon emissions
was difficult, if not impossible. It is not. During the two years since 2007,
carbon emissions have dropped 9 percent. While part of this drop is from the recession,
part of it is also from efficiency gains and from replacing coal with natural
gas, wind, solar, and geothermal energy.
Oct 13, 2009 - Mark Hertsgaard - The Nation
say that everyone who finally gets it about climate change has an "Oh, shit" moment--an
instant when the full scientific implications become clear and they suddenly realize
what a horrifically dangerous situation humanity has created for itself. Listening
to the speeches, groundbreaking in their way, that President Obama and Chinese
President Hu Jintao delivered September 22 at the UN Summit on Climate Change,
I was reminded of my most recent "Oh, shit" moment.
CO2 highest in 15 million years, new research finds
Oct 9, 2009 -
The last time our planet’s atmospheric carbon dioxide
levels were as high as they are today? Try 15 million years ago.
and USA energy and climate change comparison
Oct 7, 2009 - Renewable
China has long since been criticised by the West as
being intransigent on its response to climate change issues. But a new analysis
by NGO Greenpeace compares various aspects of China's policy and energy landscape
with that of the USA, and it reveals some interesting findings.
business: insuring countries against climate catastrophe
2009 - Reenita Malhotra - CNN.Com
The last 50 years have borne witness
to a spate of climate-related disasters across the world causing over 800,000
fatalities and $1 trillion in economic losses.
calls for phasing out fossil fuel subsidies to fight global warming
Sep 26, 2009 - The Associated Press
The Group of 20 major developed and
emerging economies called Friday for phasing out "inefficient fossil fuel subsidies"
as a way of combating global warming following their two-day summit in Pittsburgh.
Analysis Brings Dire Forecast Of 6.3-Degree Temperature Increase
25, 2009 - Juliet Eilperin - The Washington Post
now predict the planet will warm by 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century
even if the world's leaders fulfill their most ambitious climate pledges, a much
faster and broader scale of change than forecast just two years ago, according
to a report released
Thursday by the United Nations Environment Program.
could cut CO2 sharply, help build green economy
Sep 17, 2009 - WWF
Industrial biotechnology has the potential to save the planet up to 2.5 billion
tons of CO2 emissions per year and support building a sustainable future, a WWF
House Unveils Plan to Curb Auto Emissions
Sept 16, 2009 - Stephen
Power and Josh Mitchell - Wall Street Jounal.com
The Obama administration
rolled out details of its strategy to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from cars,
with the head of the Environmental Protection Agency saying the proposal paves
the way for regulating emissions from sources such as power plants.
to Curb Global Warming Could Cost the Nation Hundreds of Billions by the End of
the Century, New Report Finds
Sept 10, 2009 - Union of Concerned
Unchecked climate change could saddle taxpayers, businesses,
and state and local governments across the country with hundreds of billions of
dollars in damages, according to a new report released today by the Union of Concerned
Scientists (UCS). The report, "Climate
Change in the United States: The Prohibitive Costs of Inaction," is an overview
of more than 60 studies analyzing the potential financial toll of global warming
if we fail to dramatically curb emissions. The costs are largely due to rising
sea levels, more intense hurricanes, flooding, declining public health, strained
energy and water resources, and impaired transportation infrastructure. UCS
has assembled separate summaries of findings for the East
Warming Could Forestall Ice Age
Sept 3, 2009 - Andrew C. Revkin -
The New York Times
The human-driven buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse
gases in the atmosphere appears to have ended a slide, many millenniums in the
making, toward cooler summer temperatures in the Arctic, the authors of a
new study report.
Poor nations need $600B for climate change
Sep 1 , 2009 - Eliane Engeler
- Associated Press
Developing countries need between $500 billion and
$600 billion a year from rich nations to adapt to climate change and make sure
their economies grow, a U.N. report concluded Tuesday.
to step up technologies to fight climate change
Aug 13, 2009 - The
India said Thursday it will step up use of technologies
to combat climate change.
figures show India's emissions a fourth of China's
Aug 11, 2009 -
Krittivas Mukherjee - Reuters
India contributes around five percent to
global carbon dioxide emissions, a new government report showed on Tuesday, but
is still only about a quarter of the emissions of China and the United States.
Portifolio" of technologies key to curbing CO2
Aug 4, 2009 -
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) released on
August 3 reports that show a full portfolio of electricity sector technologies
could simultaneously address the challenge of growing load demand while meeting
carbon constraints and limiting increases in the cost of electricity.
oil supplies are running out fast
Aug 3, 2009 - Steve Connor - The
The world is heading for a catastrophic energy crunch
that could cripple a global economic recovery because most of the major oil fields
in the world have passed their peak production, a leading energy economist has
closing coal plants in environmental move
Jul 30, 2009 - The Associated
China has taken advantage of a drop in electricity demand due to
the global financial crisis to speed up a campaign to close small coal-fired power
plants and improve its battered environment, an official said Thursday.
Report Finds Transportation Efficiencies Can Contribute to Significant GHG Reductions
and Consumer Savings
Jul 28, 2009 - Michael Oko - NRDC
first-ever comprehensive analysis of transportation efficiency and its relationship
to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction and consumer savings was released today by a
diverse group of stakeholders committed to addressing climate change. Sponsored
by transportation experts, industry, environmental organizations, federal agencies,
trade associations and leading foundations, Moving
Cooler: An Analysis of Transportation Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions,
provides an objective and scientific analysis of the effectiveness and cost of
almost 50 scalable transportation strategies, both alone and combined, to reduce
will warm faster than predicted in next five years, study warns
27, 2009 - Duncan Clark - Guardian
New estimate based on the forthcoming
upturn in solar activity and El Niño southern oscillation cycles is expected to
silence global warming sceptics
Carbon Dioxide Or Switching To Nuclear Power Not Enough To Solve Global Warming
Problem, Experts Say
Jul 13, 2009 - Science Daily
to tackle climate change by trapping carbon dioxide or switching to nuclear power
will not solve the problem of global warming, according to energy calculations
published in the July issue of the International Journal of Global Warming.
Coal Plants Prevented or Abandoned
Movement Sparks Shift to Cleaner Energy
and Over 400 Million Fewer Tons of CO2
Jul 9, 2009 - Virginia Cramer
- Sierra Club
Washington, DC: Americans can breathe easier today
as Intermountain Power’s coal plant in Utah became the 100th new coal plant
to be prevented or abandoned since the beginning of the coal rush in 2001. In
their place, a smart mix of clean energy solutions like energy efficiency, wind,
solar and geothermal has stepped up to meet America’s energy needs. Last
year 42 percent of all new power producing capacity came from wind, and for the
first time the wind industry created more jobs than mining coal. And it’s
not just wind, significant job creation is happening across
the clean energy spectrum.
efficiency, reduced deforestation can reverse emissions trend - report
Jul 6, 2009 - SustainableBusiness.com News
More than 70% of the emissions
reductions needed to reverse the growth of global greenhouse gases can be achieved
by investing in energy efficiency and reducing deforestation, according to a new
report by The Climate Group.
steps to clean up air pollution
Jun 24, 2009 - Janice Nolen - Scientific
Even as the U.S. explores the complex challenges of global
warming, air pollution remains widespread and dangerous. Millions of Americans
live in areas that have recognized air pollution problems. Grave health effects—including
death—are all too common. And the threat is not just to people: dirty air
sickens and kills plants and animals and creates ugly haze that obscures spectacular
coal-fired power plant plan withdrawn
Jun 23, 2009 - The Associated
NV Energy has formally withdrawn its application to build the Ely
Energy Center, a coal-fired power plant that was opposed by environmentalists
and by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
launches specialised library on climate change
Jun 19, 2009 - TERI
TERI launches specialised library on climate change (SLCC).
SLCC at http://www.teriin.org/slcc/
Million-year high measured for carbon dioxide in atmosphere
2009 - Jeremy van Loon - Bloomberg.com
Carbon dioxide in the earth’s
atmosphere has risen to its highest level in at least 2.1 million years, according
to a new investigation of the greenhouse gas’s role in ice ages over the
impact of global warmimg on human fatality rates
Jun 17, 2009 - Scientific
Researchers believe that global
warming is already responsible for some 150,000 deaths each year around the
world, and fear that the number may well double by 2030 even if we start getting
serious about emissions reductions today.
report provides authoritative assessment of national, regional impacts of global
Jun 16, 2009 - NOAA
Climate change is already
having visible impacts in the United States, and the choices we make now will
determine the severity of its impacts in the future, according to a new and authoritative
federal study assessing the current and anticipated domestic impacts of climate
set to become biggest climate change driver
Jun 16, 2009 - Teresa
Cerojano - The Associated Press
Asia's share of global greenhouse gas
emissions could rise to more than 40 percent by 2030, making it the world's main
driver of climate change, experts warned Tuesday.
change costs aren't just long-term
Jun 5, 2009 - Thomas Kostigen -
First Enercast Financial
While many cite climate change's long-term costs
and problems down the road, it will claim 300,000 lives and cost $125 billion
this year alone.
responsible for 29 percent of CO2 emissions over past 150 years, triple China's
Jun 1, 2009 - Joseph Romm - grist
Since the mid-1800s,
U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gas, accounted for 29%
of the global total. Those 328,000 million metric tons of cumulative emissions
are the most of any country and more than three times the amount emitted by China
over the same period (93,000 MtCO2), according to data from the World Resources
Gore warns on latest climate trends
May, 2009 - TED
presents latest climate trends and debunks 'clean coal.'
laureates compare climate crisis to threat from nuclear weapons
29, 2009 - John Vidal - guardian.co.uk
Prince Charles-hosted symposium
says zero carbon economy is ultimate necessity and calls for urgent cuts in emissions
emissions from energy use dropped in U.S. last year
May 21, 2009
- Katherine Harmon - Scientific American
Carbon dioxide emissions went
the way of the U.S. economy last year—which, in this case, is good news. The Energy
Information Administration (EIA) reports that U.S. emissions of the greenhouse
gas dropped the most last year since at least 1990, when it began keeping tabs.
The EIA says the overall 2.8 percent dip in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is
likely linked to a combo of the slumping economy and high fuel prices.
change will overload humanitarian system, warns Oxfam
Apr 21, 2009
- John Vidal - Guardian.co.uk
Number of people affected by extreme weather
has doubled in 30 years and is expected to reach 375 million a year by 2015
carbon dioxide emissions up 20 percent since 1990
Apr 15 - McClatchy-Tribune
Regional News - Matthew Preusch The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere in the United States increased
1.4 percent in 2007.
Institutions Begin to Incorporate Climate Change in Development Strategies
Apr 14, 2009 - Robert Kropp - SocialFunds.com
Report from CGAP finds
that MFIs are well-positioned to contribute to energy efficiency in developing
countries, but recommends shift in priorities from loans to financial services
that include savings.
coalfield discovered in China's Xinjiang
Apr 14, 2009 - AsiaPulse
A huge coalfield with a reserve of three billion tons has been discovered
at Aiding Lake in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, according
to the Xinjiang Bureau of Coal Geology.
power plants capacity to grow by 35 per cent in next 10 years
, 2009 - Engineerlive.com
World coal-fired power plant capacity will
grow from 1,759,000 MW in 2010 to 2,384,000 MW in 2020. Some 80,000 MW will be
replaced. So there will be 705,000 MW of new coal-fired boilers built. The annual
new boiler sales will average 70,000 MW. The annual investment will be $140 billion.
to host major economies talks on climate change April 27-28
2009 - The Associated Press
President Barack Obama will host a meeting
on climate change and energy in Washington on April 27-28 to help facilitate a
global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the White House said Saturday.
warming to carry big costs for California
Mar 12, 2009 - Samantha
Young - The Associated Press
- From agricultural losses to devastation wrought by wildfires, California's
economy is expected to see significant costs resulting from global warming in
the decades ahead, according to a new report.
Warming Worse Than Predicted - US Scientist
Feb 16, 2009 - Julie
CHICAGO - The climate is heating up far faster than scientists
had predicted, spurred by sharp increases in greenhouse gas emissions from developing
countries like China and India, a top climate scientist said on Saturday.
warming gases rising faster than expected
14, 2009 - Randolph E. Schmid -The Associated Press
concern over global warming, humans are adding carbon to the atmosphere even faster
than in the 1990s, researchers warned Saturday.
Some climate damage already irreversible
Jan 26, 2009 - Randolph E. Schmid - Associated Press
— Many damaging effects of climate change are already basically irreversible,
a team of international researchers declared Monday, warning that even if carbon
emissions can somehow be halted temperatures around the globe will remain high
until at least the year 3000.
Korea urged to take lead against climate change
Dec 31, 2008 -- AsiaPulse
WASHINGTON- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday urged his
fellow South Koreans to take the lead in international efforts to reduce emissions
of greenhouse gases that cause global warming.
greenhouse gases at new record highs
Nov 25, 2008 - Eliane Engeler
- Associated Press
Greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere have reached
new record highs and show no sign of leveling off, the U.N. weather agency said
Coal cost $248B in hidden expenses in ‘07
Oct 29, 2008 - Greenpeace
Climatewire: China’s use of coal power in 2007 cost the country $248 billion
in health care costs, environmental damages and government subsidies, according
to a report released Monday by Greenpeace.
World's CO2 emissions increase
Sep 29, 2008 - UPI
say annual carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels and manufacturing
worldwide have grown 38 percent since 1992.
warming pollution increases 3 percent
Sep 25, 2008- Seth Borenstein
- The Associated Press
Worldwide man-made emissions of carbon dioxide
- the main gas that causes global warming - jumped 3 percent last year, international
scientists said Thursday.
call for curbing coal burning
Sep 16, 2008 - UPI
say they've determined curbing carbon dioxide emissions from coal might avert
governor says no to coal for power plants
Aug 1, 2008 - Scott Bauer
- The Associated Press
Gov. Jim Doyle's announcement Friday that Wisconsin
will stop using coal at its power plants in Madison was hailed as a pivotal victory
for the environment that makes the state a leader in seeking clean energy alternatives.
judge halts construction of coal-fired plant
Jun 30, 2008 - Greg Bluestein
- The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) -- The construction of a coal-fired
power plant in Georgia was halted Monday when a judge ruled that the plant's builders
must first obtain a permit from state regulators that limits the amount of carbon
on the Ice Shelf: Humanity's Melt Down
Jun 26, 2008 - Mike Davis -
Our world, our old world that we have inhabited for the last
12,000 years, has ended, even if no newspaper in North America or Europe has yet
printed its scientific obituary.
Energy Use Projected to Grow 50 Percent Between 2005 and 2030
25, 2008 - EIA Reports U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
World marketed energy
consumption is projected to grow by 50 percent between 2005 and 2030, driven by
robust economic growth and expanding populations in the world’s developing countries,
according to the reference case projection from the International Energy Outlook
2008 (IEO2008) released today by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
House issues climate report 4 years late
May, 2008 - Seth Borenstein
- The Associated Press
Under a court order and four years late, the
White House Thursday produced what it called a science-based "one-stop shop"
of specific threats to the United States from man-made global warming.
$45 Trillion Needed to Combat Warming
Jun 6, 2008 - Joseph
Coleman - Excite News
The world needs to invest $45 trillion in energy
in coming decades, build some 1,400 nuclear power plants and vastly expand wind
power in order to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to an energy
study released Friday.
Environment Ministers Endorse Greenhouse Gas Cuts By 2050, Fail To Agree On 2020
Target, May 26
use set to increase in the global energy mix
May 1, 2008 - Datamonitor
A combination of strong demand, record oil and gas prices, concerns over
energy security and a reluctance to recommit to nuclear energy, has seen a renaissance
of coal in the European energy mix. This is a trend closely mirrored in the US
and Asia. However, while coal might help to fill growing energy security gaps,
it raises some profound environmental questions.
Think Tank: Slow Global Response To Climate Change Has Security Risk,
Apr 23, 2008
to Be Home to $600 Million Global Warming Research Center
2008 - San Jose Mercury News
California will establish a high-profile,
$600 million research center to devise solutions for global warming, the Public
Utilities Commission decided in a 5-0 vote Thursday.
From US Power Plants Said To Show Biggest Jump In Decade
Mar 18, 2008
- Dow Jones & Co, Inc.
The amount of carbon dioxide, the leading
greenhouse gas, released by the nation's power plants grew by nearly 3% last year,
the largest annual increase in nearly a decade, an environmental group said Tuesday.
carbon emissions rising faster than expected - study
Mar 12, 2008
China's carbon emissions have been increasing at an average
rate of 11 pct per year since 2004, far higher than the 2-5 pct estimate set by
the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to a study by the
University of California, Berkeley and UC San Diego.
summers heading south (interactive)
Feb 19, 2008 - The Northeast Climate
Impacts Assessment and the Union of Concerned Scientists
temperature and precipitation projects to calculate future summer climates for
the Northesast. Highter temperatures and increased humidity will make most state's
climates more like those in today's Mid-Atlantic or Southern regions.
climate change may cost $20 trillion
Jan 31, 2008 - The Associated
Global warming could cost the world up to $20 trillion over two
decades for cleaner energy sources and do the most harm to people who can least
afford to adapt, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns in a new report.
Launch Assault to Halt Coal Plants
Jan 20 - Deseret News (Salt Lake
In federal and state courtrooms across the country, environmental
groups are putting coal-fueled power plants on trial in a bid to slow the industry's
biggest construction boom in decades.
PM to announce aid for poor nations to fight global warming
2008 - BBCMonitoring
Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda will announce a five-year
1 trillion yen package to help developing countries combat global warming when
he attends a World Economic Forum meeting in Switzerland later this month, government
sources said Thursday.
Climate Change: Human Solidarity In A Divided World, UNDP Report 2007/2008
cancels Wyo. coal projects
Dec 11, 2007 - The Associated Press
PacifiCorp has scrapped plans for two coal-based power projects in southwest
Wyoming, saying coal plant projects are no longer "viable" because of the uncertain
political climate regarding carbon dioxide emissions.
Global Energy Firms Covet China Coal Industry
Dec 11, 2007 - SinoCast
More international energy companies expect to build a presence in China's
fast-growing coal industry in line with the nation's related policies in the near
firm has plan for towers to suck up CO2
Nov 25, 2007 - McClatchy-
Tribune Regional News - Tom Beal - The Arizona Daily Star
A Tucson firm
thinks it may have the answer to global warming: millions of carbon-dioxide-sucking
towers that would allow us to merrily burn fossil fuel without killing the planet.
'supergrid' offers clean power to Europe
Nov 25, 2007 - The Independent
An audacious proposal to build a 5,000-mile electricity supergrid, stretching
from Siberia to Morocco and Egypt to Iceland, would slash Europe's CO2 emissions
by a quarter, scientists say.
experts say world must develop carbon capture to fight climate change
Nov 15, 2007 - The Associated Press - Ariel David
Since heavily polluting
coal and ever-pricier oil will provide most of the world's power for decades to
come, nations must make more efficient use of fossil fuels and learn to contain
the tons of carbon dioxide industries spew each day, experts said Thursday.
to overtake US with world's highest CO2 emissions this year- IEA
Nov 9, 2007 - XFN-Asia
China will this year surpass the US in terms of
carbon dioxide emissions and will become the world's biggest oil consumer by 2010,
the International Energy Agency (IEA) said.
signals rejection of greenhouse gas caps, saying emissions needed to fight poverty
Nov 9, 2007 - Joe McDonald - Associated Press
A Chinese official gave
the clearest sign yet that Beijing will reject binding caps on greenhouse gas
emissions at a global meeting next month, saying Friday developing countries must
be allowed to raise emissions to fight poverty.
Would Set High Standard for Coal Plants Residents Voted Down the Coal Gasification
Plant in Wiscasset, but Developers Haven't Given Up Yet
Nov 8, 2007 -
Portland Press Herald
After winning their fight to block construction
of a coal gasification plant, opponents are continuing the battle in the Maine
'to be largest energy user'
Nov 7, 2007 - BBC Monitoring
China is set to become the world's largest consumer of energy by about 2010, according
to a study by the International Energy Agency (IEA).
needs 'to grow inexorably'
Nov 7, 2007 - BBC Monitoring
global demand for energy is set to grow inexorably through to 2030 if governments
do not change their policies, warns a top energy official.
India seen as key to energy, climate
Nov 7, 2007 - The Associated
Press What they do 'will also affect the rest of the world,' IEA says
LONDON - Rapid economic growth in China and India will have devastating consequences
for the world's energy supply if governments in those emerging countries do not
ramp up efforts to curb demand and greenhouse gas emissions, the International
Energy Agency said Wednesday.
global CO2 emissions expected to surge 56% over 2005 level
2007 - The Associated Press
London - Global carbon dioxide emissions
in 2030 will likely be 56 percent higher than in 2005 due chiefly to burgeoning
CO2 emissions from China and India, the International Energy Agency said in an
annual report Wednesday.
shuts down 10 mln kilowatts of small power generators ahead of schedule
Oct 26, 2007 - Xinhua
China has already shut down small coal-fired generating
units with an aggregate capacity of 10 million kilowatts so far this year, a target
set for the whole year, in a bid to save energy and reduce emissions.
commission completes two-year climate change report
Oct 26, 2007
- The Associated Press
A governor's commission charged with making recommendations
on how to curb greenhouse gas emissions recommended that the state expand energy
efficiency programs, support renewable energy and team up with its colleges and
universities to develop a "green economy" in Vermont.
NC emissions reductions could create 300K jobs
Oct 24, 2007 - The
Going green could bring some new jobs to North Carolina.
Future Fading To Black
Oct 10, 2007 - McClatchy- Tribune Information
Florida, a state that has fought hard to preserve the ban on
oil production off its shores, has effectively closed the door on another traditional
source of energy.
study tells how to reduce carbon dioxide
Oct 8, 2007 - McClatchy-
Tribune Information Services
A 2004 Science magazine article by two Princeton
University scientists is just now attracting widespread attention in the global
Cleanup a Challenge for Utilities
Oct 8, 2007 - McClatchy- Tribune
Coal-powered utilities, under intense pressure to
cut carbon emissions, say the country needs the electricity that coal generates
and they need time to enact controls on discharges. Groups like the Sierra Club,
however, want an immediate end to coal's use -- in the United States and around
the world -- to slow global warming.
Change: Scientists use algae to absorb carbon dioxide
Sep 29, 2007
The possibility that algae could be used to capture carbon
dioxide from the air is changing the negative reputation of these organisms, which
are often seen as a plague caused by excessive fertilizer runoff. Until very recently,
the proliferation of algae was interpreted as an undesirable consequence of the
overuse of agro-chemicals, which has caused skin irritation in humans and the
death of aquatic fauna from lack of oxygen.
Energy Revolution Needed For Climate, Says Condoleezza Rice
2007 - Reuters
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday
the world needs a revolution on energy that transcends oil, gas and coal to prevent
problems from climate change.
Energy Threatens Health of 2 Billion -Study
Sep 12, 2007 - Reuters
The health of about 2 billion of the world's poor is being damaged because
they lack access to clean energy, like electricity, and face exposure to smoke
from open fires, scientists said on Thursday.
Gas Breakthrough; Scientist's Special Tubes Could Cut Power Station Emissions
Aug 3, 2007 - Evening Chronicle
ENGINEERS in the North East may
have developed a way to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power stations to almost
nothing. The team of experts from Newcastle University has been researching the
effects of ceramic tubes to develop a new combustion process.
Dismay of Power Utilities, Coal Emissions Are Under Fire
2007 - Roanoke Times & World News
The emergence of global warming as
a mainstream concern has altered the political landscape for coal -- the abundant
domestic fuel that provides half the nation's electricity and is a major driver
of the economy of far Southwest Virginia.
Change Debate Hinges On Economics
Jul 15, 2007 - Washington Post
Here's the good news about climate change: Energy and climate experts say
the world already possesses the technological know-how for trimming greenhouse
gas emissions enough to slow the perilous rise in the Earth's temperatures.
Sudden Change of State Posted
July 3, 2007 - George Monbiot - The
A new paper suggests we have been greatly underestimating the
impacts of climate change – and the size of the necessary response.
becomes top CO2 emitter, overtaking U.S.
Jun 20, 2007 - The Associated
China has overtaken the United States as the world's biggest emitter
of carbon dioxide (CO2), a Dutch research institution announced Tuesday.
greenhouse gases would help economy
Jun 15, 2007 - Jim Erickson -
University of Michigan News Service
A yearlong study by students and
researchers at the University of Michigan said the state could reduce greenhouse
gases 12% while at the same time adding $380 million to the economy and creating
3,400 new jobs if it required more renewable energy.
scientists to lay out ways to head off worst of climate change, at least cost
Apr 23, 2007 - Michael Casey - The Associated Press
reports predicting a warmer Earth where life is fundamentally changed, a U.N.-sponsored
scientific panel next month will issue a third study describing how a united world
can avert the worst, by embracing technologies ranging from nuclear power to manure
Web Of Electricity Charged Up
Mar 9, 2007
The key to fighting
climate change is for the U.S. to take a leadership role in promoting a "new world
wide web of electricity," according to Michael Powers, board member and spokesman
for Global Energy Network Institute, a non-profit research and education group
based in San Diego.
over global warming to boost use of renewables
Feb 27, 2007 - Alister
Doyle OSLO, Reuters
Three decades after former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
experimented with solar panels on the White House roof, grim U.N. warnings about
climate change may kick-start wider global use of renewable energy.
alarms are rung on perils of global warming
Feb 26, 2007 - Associated
To head off the worst of climate change, the world\'s governments
must pour tens of billions of dollars more than they are into clean-energy research
and enforce sharp rollbacks in fossil-fuel emissions, a scientific panel reported
to the United Nations on Tuesday.
Global Warming Scientist Wants Halt on New Coal Power Plants, wants to bulldoze
Feb 26, 2007 - The Associated Press
the world's top scientists on global warming called for the United States to stop
building coal-fired power plants and eventually bulldoze older generators that
don't capture and bury greenhouse gases.
Global warming panel warns gas emissions must be reversed in 13 years
Feb 23, 2007 - Melissa Eddy The Associated Press
A U.N.-backed panel
of international scientists is to warn that dangerous gas emissions must decline
by 2020 if global warming is to be halted, German media reported Friday.
Change Pushes Global Agenda
Feb 20, 2007 - Timothy Wirth UNAUSA.org
Over the last 12 months, events in the natural world and rising scientific
consensus about the nature of the challenge of global climate change have pushed
this issue to the top of the international agenda. The so-called and long-overstated
"debate" about global warming is over, and a new discussion has begun over how
to face the challenge. It is now not only being carried out in field laboratories
and the halls of our great universities and scientific institutions, but in think
tanks, at high-level international conferences, from the podiums of presidential
candidates, and in legislatures around the world.
Moves Quickly To Block New Coal-Fired Power Plants, Jan 24, 2007
Temperature Highest in Millennia: Global Temperature Highest in Thousands
of Years, Researchers Tell Science Journal
Sep 26, 2006 - The Associated
WASHINGTON - The planet's temperature has climbed to levels not seen
in thousands of years, warming that has begun to affect plants and animals, researchers
report in Tuesday's issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Institute Researchers Present Their Work at the American Geophysical Union Fall
Dec 2, 2005 - Earth Institute News
of topics includes climate change, social consequences of natural disasters
(Keeling Curve presented)
Scientists from The Earth Institute will arrive
in San Francisco this week to attend the fall meeting of the American Geophysical
Union (AGU), an annual gathering of more than 11,000 researchers from around the
world who study the Earth and other planets. Representatives from the Lamont-Doherty
Earth Observatory (LDEO), the Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS), the International
Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and many other affiliates of
The Earth Institute will present a wide range of geologic, geochemical and interdisciplinary
research, including the following:
Big Meltdown: Something’s Happening at both Poles, March 31, 2005
- Report: Global
Warming at Critical Point, January 25, 2005
renewable energy is key: Expert says rising prices of natural gas, fuels isn't
Nov 30, 2000 - Jeff Smith - Denver Rocky Mountain News
Increased use of renewable energy is likely to depend more on prices coming
down rather than a crisis in natural gas costs and other conventional fuels, an
expert said Wednesday.
change conference was all about clean energy
Nov 27, 2000 - earthtimes.org
THE HAGUE--All 400,000 kilowatt hours of electricity that powered the Climate
Conference in The Hague were produced without emitting a single molecule of carbon
dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. How? With the windmills and solar panels of
Nuon International, the largest utility in the Netherlands.
Article refers to U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, The Hague, The
Netherlands, November 2000
report finds Earth is in a sorry state
Jan 12, 1997 - Vicki Allen
- Reuters - San Diego Union-Tribune
WASHINGTON Five years after
the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, treaties to protect the atmosphere and biodiversity
are foundering, the world's population is spiraling and more than 1 billion people
cannot feed themselves, the Worldwatch Institute said yesterday.
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