Dean Scott, the senior climate change reporter for Bloomberg, moderated a panel discussion this weekend at the 2016 conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists. The topic at hand was the upcoming U.S. elections and what it means for climate change policy, particularly if Donald Trump wins the presidency. You might think that his position on climate change is “typical”
Corporations are keen to tout their ¨green¨ credentials and highlight their efforts to contribute to reducing GHG emissions as Climate Week 2016 kicks off this week. While The Climate Group’s roster of corporations pledging to transition to 100% renewable energy swelled to 81, a report from Asset Owners Disclosure Group reveals how when push comes to shove they continue to fail to live up to their climate change and responsible investment commitments.
A lie remains a lie long after it is told. The subterfuge of industry to serve it’s bottom line at the public’s expense is a crime that warrants public outrage. We have recently seen evidence of this type of reprehensible behavior from big tobacco, big oil and automakers. In 1994, we discovered that big tobacco was lying about the health
It’s no secret that the Earth is in dire need of clean energy alternatives to fossil fuels. The source of that clean energy, however, doesn’t necessarily have to be on Earth. The Space Solar Power Initiative (SSPI) is a team of scientists from Caltech that includes researchers from NASA’s jet propulsion laboratory. These scientists propose building the largest-ever space structure
Reviewing more than 100 current climate studies, two University of California, Berkeley researchers concluded that global waming is already taking a heavy toll on people and economic activity the world over.
Burning Indonesia’s Rainforest An investigative report reveals that Korindo, a corporation heavily involved in natural resource extraction in Southeast Asia, is targeting the largest intact Rainforest in Papua the Indonesian provinces of Papua and North Maluku for destruction to make way for oil palm plantations. Despite the devastating haze crisis of 2015, the common tool for their systematic operation of deforestation
East Asia typhoons have been increasing in intensity, a trend that is expected to continue and take a heavier toll throughout the western Pacific rim and posing greater challenges to regional and world leaders.