Month: March 2012

Adaptation Climate Change and Civil Society Global Warming News Government International IPCC

Closing in on Climate Tipping Points: Irreversible Climate Change, Managing

In the past days and weeks several scientific reports indicate that, even while advocating a 1.5 to 2 C degree rise in average global temperatures over the next century, we may now be at or even passed critical tipping points and heading into a world of irreversible global warming. Earlier this month the Organization for Economic […]Read More

Climate Change and Business Climate Change and Civil Society Op-Ed Sustainable Economy

The Business Case for Sustainability

The bottom line benefits of sustainability are making the business case for sustainability impossible to ignore. The evidence supports the observation that adopting sustainability strategies give companies a sustainable competitive advantage. In his new revised version of the 2002 book, “The Sustainability Advantage,” Bob Willard makes an even more compelling business case for the adoption of sustainability strategies. […]Read More

Carbon Emissions Climate Change and Politics Coal Environmental Protection Agency Global Warming News

Breaking News: EPA Issues First Limits on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In a move that could effectively end construction of any new conventional coal-fired power generation in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today has proposed the first limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants. “Today we’re taking a common sense step to reduce pollution in our air, protect the planet for […]Read More

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New UK Research Center to Focus on Climate, Carbon Markets

A new center for climate change research has emerged in the UK. With support from government, academia and businesses large and small, the UK’s National Physical Laboratory yesterday officially launched the Centre for Carbon Measurement (CCM), a multidisciplinary climate change research institution with a focus on climate modeling, global carbon markets and green technology. CCM […]Read More

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Enviro News Wrap: Refining Climate Models; Tar Sands and Carbon

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Models of climate change for the next 40 years are becoming increasingly scary over time, suggesting a 3C rise in global temperatures by 2050 We all know that the Alberta tar sands produces super dirty oil, now […]Read More