Climate Change Damages are Happening Now & More Severe Impacts are Coming if We Don’t Act Aggressively: Key Findings from IPCC Report

The climate science community released its second new consensus report documenting the impacts of climate change in communities around the world, both now and in the future. This report follows on the heels of the earlier report that found that … Continue reading

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Facilitating International Climate Action through President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

In unveiling the U.S. National Climate Action Plan, President Obama signaled two important things that will help international efforts to address climate change – he signaled that the U.S will act at home to reduce its pollution and it will … Continue reading

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US-China Agreement on Super Climate Pollutant Could Make an Important Dent in Curbing Climate Change

Over the weekend President Obama and Chinese President Xi agreed to work together to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)—a “super greenhouse gas”. They agreed to work under the Montreal Protocol – the 25 year old treaty that successfully saved the ozone layer … Continue reading

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Black Carbon More Powerful Contributor to Climate Change than Previously Thought: New Study

Black carbon – that nasty air pollution that causes major health problems – also happens to be a very powerful contributor to climate change. In fact, a new multi-year international study has just found that it’s the second most powerful … Continue reading

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Countries Acting At Home to Address Global Warming: The Key Fight Ahead

Last year global emissions of carbon pollution rose to record levels, with declines in some key countries but with rising emissions elsewhere offsetting those declines. These are depressing statistics, especially in light of the significant signs of global warming that … Continue reading

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Setting the stage for Stronger International Action on Global Warming: Climate negotiations in Doha

  The climate negotiations in Doha, Qatar can begin the long-hard process of building a stronger international effort to address global warming.  It won’t finalize that agreement, but it will begin the effort (hopefully).  Here is how. This is a … Continue reading

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US signs into law bill calling for global solution to aviation’s carbon pollution

Today, President Obama signed into law a bill that would send a signal that it is way past time for aviation to reduce its global warming pollution.  At the same time the White House signalled its commitment to securing a … Continue reading

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Toyota seeks to undercut Mexico’s Action on Global Warming: Shame on them

The foundation of international action to address global warming is built with the actions that countries take at home to reduce their global warming pollution.  Despite the ups and downs of international global warming negotiations we have seen some promising … Continue reading

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More countries agree to phase-out inefficient light bulbs at Rio+20: reducing global warming pollution

When people around the world turn on their lights, most of them waste energy and their money as their light bulbs meet outdated requirements for how much energy they can use. In the process they emit global warming pollution as … Continue reading

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Phasing Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies Must Be One of the Major Outcomes of Rio+20

  What if I told you that governments around the world were spending almost $1 trillion dollars a year to subsidize activities that are driving global warming?  What if I told you that the leaders of the major countries had … Continue reading

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