Month: July 2013

Climate Change and Civil Society Energy Policy Environmental Resources Global Warming Resources Green Economy Sustainability

Infographic: Green Cities

Finally, the world appears to be waking up to the realization that Mother Nature needs some TLC. But while it’s going to take the collective effort of the entire world to make a real difference, highly populated metropolitan areas are naturally the best place to concentrate the most forward-thinking and technically savvy green initiatives. This […]Read More

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Study of Pliocene Arctic Yields Insights into Climate Change Today,

The mean monthly average concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as measured at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory at Mauna Loa, Hawaii exceeded 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in modern history back in May. The last time atmospheric CO2 reached this level was during the Pliocene Epoch some 3 million […]Read More

China Climate Change and Politics Climate Change Deniers Energy Energy Policy Environmental News Fossil Fuels Global Warming News Renewable Energy

Enviro News Wrap: Young Americans Reject Denial; the Politics of

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Young people in America believe in science: when polled 73 percent say that global warming deniers are “crazy, out of touch and ignorant” Solar energy is vulnerable to political attacks. Each state and local area has its own rules […]Read More

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Video Friday: NRDC Press Conference on Climate Impacts of Proposed

A video of a June 23, 2013 press conference hosted by the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) at the National Press Club in Washington, DC outlining new economic and environmental analysis by NRDC on the consequences of approving the Keystone XL Tar Sands pipeline. Speakers include Bill McKibben, Brigadier General (Ret.) Steven Anderson, Anthony Swift, and […]Read More

Climate Change and Civil Society Energy Energy Policy Op-Ed Renewable Energy

Renewables can Power the World

We already see strong evidence to support the contention that renewable energy can supply the world’s power needs. As explained in Worldwatch Institute, State of the World 2013, we need to move beyond fossil fuels before its too late. “Renewable technologies broke all growth records in recent years,” said Alexander Ochs, Director of Worldwatch’s Climate […]Read More