New analyses by the International Energy Agency, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and other experts confirm what I explained in my last blog: that China’s revised historical coal consumption figures for 2000-2012, while significant in absolute terms, will not affect long term trends or impact the upcoming climate[……]
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As the world turns its attention to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP) in Paris, the global community is hoping for fresh ideas to solve our increasing climate-related challenges. We know that climate accelerates and complicates almost every other problem — from[……]
President Obama made headlines Monday when he said during his remarks at COP21 that the climate change conference taking place in Paris is an “act of defiance” against terrorists who attacked the city earlier this month. Later on the same day, Bill Nye took that link a step further, explaining to HuffPost Live that[……]
Cleanup efforts are underway after tornadoes ripped through the central coast of Florida early Sunday and left one couple dead and five members of their family injured.
The National Weather Service confirmed at least two tornadoes touched down before dawn Sunday in Manatee County, where two people died, and nearby[……]
In a powerful, solemn voice, Anthony Gutierrez appealed directly to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for help.
“Even though Exide is closed, I am still sick,” said Gutierrez, who is 25 years old but could pass for 15, as he testified during a fall Board of Supervisors meeting. “I have had many oper[……]
Reversing climate change and addressing income inequality are the twin challenges of our time. Solving them both means a safer, more stable future for generations to come.
If we don’t stop and reverse climate change, our environment and our economy could collapse. If we don’t address the growing gap between rich an[……]
In September of 2015 CNN Money’s website ran a story on their American Opportunity section about Safiyyah Cotton, a Philadelphian working at McDonalds for $7.50 per hour and bringing home roughly $480 per month in wages. That was the amount she had to provide for her and her one-year old son. Safiyya’s rent was $22[……]
Building communities that thrive are based on the ability to meet the basic needs of its people. Grantees around the world are making it happen one step at a time through daily seed grants offered through The Pollination Project. From providing hygiene products, bathroom facilities, childcare and maternity care, he[……]
World-renowned photojournalist Gary Braasch died on March 7, 2016 while photographing coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Gary’s great passion was to visualize climate change and educate the public about the serious impacts humans are having on natural systems. His photographs told vivid stories ab[……]
Much has been made of the suggestion cities are at the vanguard of combatting climate change.
It is a suggestion too often dismissed by those sceptical of cities’ abilities to make any meaningful difference to the climate change threat; those cynical that city efforts could indeed reduce up to 3.7 gigatons of green[……]