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Could a Moore's Law for carbon emissions halt climate change?

By halving global carbon emissions each decade, humanity could attain nearly net-zero emissions by 2050, according to new research<p>March 24, 2017 …

Climate

Emma Thompson says wants people to 'shout loudly' about climate change

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - From “Sense and Sensibility” to “Love Actually” and “Nanny McPhee”, British actress Emma Thompson is known for her memorable roles in costumes dramas, comedies and fantasy films.<p>But like fellow Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio, the 57-year-old is also an avid environmental …

North Pole

5 ways to think about the remarkable slowdown in global CO2 emissions

For much of the past century, the rate at which humans pumped carbon dioxide into the atmosphere increased inexorably year after year, and it seemed like we’d nevermake <i>any</i> progress on this big honking climate change problem.<p>But over the past three years, something genuinely shocking has happened. …

Fossil Fuels

Why I think there's still hope for the climate in 2017 | Adam Levy

Despite Trump halting reduction of the US’s vast CO2 emissions, climate change is being taken seriously around the world from China to Sweden<p>Optimism has always been in short supply in conversations about global warming. Only for the briefest window – after the Paris climate agreement was reached …

Trump Wants to Spend Literally $0 on Fighting Climate Change

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the US calls for aggressive cuts to a diverse array of programs ranging from foreign aid to food stamps …

Climate

How to Write a 2000-Word Article in 2 Hours

Just imagine being able to write a 2000-word perfect blog in 2 hours.<p>You could create more content, drive high-quality traffic with search engine …

Here’s what optimistic liberals get wrong about Trump and climate change

Right after Donald Trump won the election, a number of observers worried that having a climate denier in the White House would be a crushing setback for efforts to tackle global warming. Here’s a sample hyperventilating headline from, uh, me: “There’s no way around it: Donald Trump looks like a …

Climate

Next frontier in recycling: food

As Americans generate unprecedented volumes of garbage, much of it food and yard scraps, large-scale composting is slowly gaining traction.<p>UPPER …

Sustainability

Six data visualizations that explain the plastic problem | Global Ideas | DW | 30.12.2016

Tiny particles, bags, bottles: When plastic lands in the ocean, it harms wildlife and the environment. But how much plastic does end up there, and …

Pollution

Why we’re all everyday climate change deniers | Alice Bell

Global warming is scary and abstract. No wonder we struggle to face up to it – and let politicians and industry off the hook<p>After Donald Trump won last month’s US presidential election, hot takes speedily declared it game over for the planet. But as Al Gore said at the weekend, “despair is just …

Al Gore

Dakota Access Pipeline Halted by Army Corps of Engineers

According to MSNBC, the Secretary of the Army Corps of Engineers has told Standing Rock Sioux tribal leader David Archambault II that it will deny …

Climate scientists condemn article claiming global temperatures are falling

A Republican-led panel promoted a misleading tabloid story alleging earth may not be warming, relying on data that leaves out important points of context<p>Climate scientists have denounced the House committee on science, space and technology after the Republican-held panel promoted a misleading story …

Fake News

Ivanka Trump, climate czar?

The first daughter aims to use the first lady’s lectern to champion liberal causes.<p>In September, as Donald Trump railed against the media and sold himself as the candidate of the forgotten man, Ivanka Trump ventured into the lair of the liberal media and power elite that was laughing at her …

2,300 Leading Scientists Send Trump A Clear Warning: We're Watching You

An open letter signed by America's top minds hopes to counter the influence of climate change deniers and oil execs.<p>More than 2,300 scientists, including 22 Nobel Prize recipients, have a warning for Donald Trump: Respect science or prepare for a fight.<p>In an open letter Wednesday to the …

Keep the hope: What environmental leaders are saying on hope and progress in Donald Trump’s America | Salon.com

So now what? That’s the question those of us who care about the planet, its people — and, you know, basic human decency — have been asking since Election Day. Donald Trump, a climate denier who has promised to gut the Paris accord, scrap the Clean Power Plan, bring back coal, and roll back …

The City That Drowns In Climate Change Denial

In Chapter 6 of our Trump City series, experts concur that ignoring global warming is bad city planning, and bad business.<p><i>This article is part of our seven-part series on the future of cities under President-elect Trump, for which we asked experts in urban planning, city surveillance, and social</i> …

Dear Ivanka Trump: Save The Planet From Your Dad

The stakes of climate change are huge–as your dad himself once argued. So what gives?<p>Dear Ivanka,<p>We’ve never met, but you seem like a reasonable person, and you have your father’s ear, so I hope that you might be able to answer some questions about his stance on a topic that’s important to me, and …

Trump’s climate change denial will lead to thousands—maybe millions—of deaths

US president-elect Donald Trump has been unclear so far on how many of his campaign pledges he actually intends to see through. Hopeful Democrats and moderates have clung to this uncertainty as reason to hope that a Trump presidency wouldn’t be as bad as they feared.<p>And on climate change, Trump has …

Climate

Finland Set to Become First Country in the World to Ban Coal

The Finnish government has announced plans to stop using coal, one of the the dirtiest fuels on the planet, by 2030.<p>"Finland is well positioned to be …

Concerned About Climate? Here's One Incredibly Simple Thing You Can Do About It

What's one of the most important things we can do about climate change? <b>Talk about it.</b><p>Seventy-two percent of people in the US are cautious, concerned, or alarmed about climate change, according to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication's Six Americas survey. Yet so few of us talk to our …

Trump seems ready to fight the world on climate change. But he's likely to meet resistance

Donald Trumpis branded with all manner of unflattering labels, but one that hasn’t seemed to much bother him is “climate pariah.”<p>The president-elect is unabashed in his disdain for America’s global warming policy. He has placed a staunch climate-change doubter and antagonist of mainstream science …

With Trump in the White House, states could step up on climate change

There are still many unknowns about President-elect Donald Trump’s likely course when it comes to climate change policy, but his campaign trail rhetoric has signaled that his administration may drop the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, more aggressively develop fossil fuels and …

Washington state youth sue government over climate change

SEATTLE (AP) — Eight children asked a judge to find Washington in contempt for failing to adequately protect them and future generations from the …

The new climate change story must be one of rapid transition

With a reality TV demagogue in power, it’s crucial that we find a story in which people can discern a better future<p>Climate change is like the type of film director who, having already thrown the audience into seemingly inescapable peril, keeps piling on the jeopardy. The carbon budget to stay below …

Reality TV

'Shockingly Stupid': Trump to Eliminate NASA Climate Research

By Nika Knight<p>President-elect Donald Trump plans to entirely eliminate all climate research at NASA, a move that climate scientists warn will send us …

Is This the Climate Change Stat That Will Wake People Up?

The news this week is bleak.<p>One of the more overlooked consequences of a Donald Trump presidency is that he may play a starring role in the literal destruction of our planet. This is not to say it would be all his fault—we bear responsibility as a species for upending the conditions that support …

UN Climate Summit Ends With Plea to Trump: 'Save Us'

The shadow of Donald Trump's win hung over the 12-day climate conference.<p>The leader of Fiji, whose nation is being resculpted by rising seas, pleaded …

Obama Administration Rolls Out Series Of New Clean Energy Initiatives - North American Windpower

President Barack Obama’s leadership has catalyzed a global transition toward a clean energy economy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has …

Renewable Energy

World Leaders Call on Trump to 'Drop His Campaign Pledge to Cancel the Paris Agreement'

By Lauren McCauley<p>Underscoring the "climate pariah" that the U.S. is expected to become under a President-elect Donald Trump, world leaders concluded …