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Climate Treaty Viability and Privatizing the Fight Against Global Warming

The lack of progress on a comprehensive international climate change treaty has led some to question the viability of an agreement and look to the private sector for global warming solutions. This December, the world will convene in Cancun, Mexico for COP16 to continue international climate change negotiations. This summer’s climate talks in Bonn highlighted several points of contention, including ongoing […]Read More

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Republican Resistance to Green Jobs

With the celebration of Labor Day earlier this week, and widespread concerns about unemployment, it is fitting that we take a look at green jobs. Polls indicate that unemployment could severely hurt Democrats in the midterm elections and if Republican subterfuge succeeds in November, it will make an already difficult road impassable. On Labor Day Monday, President Obama traveled to […]Read More

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Sustainable Education Transforms the Students of Today into the Leaders

Sustainable educational programs impart invaluable skills that can enhance an individual’s marketability and help to forge a greener world. Educating people about sustainability is important because studies show that although most would like to do something about climate change, many do not know how. A sustainable education can help to bring people’s actions into line with their values. The […]Read More

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Lowering Expectations for UN Climate Negotiations

Conflicting positions are undermining efforts to find agreement on greenhouse gas reductions. Delegates at the recent climate talks in Bonn made no progress on binding targets to reduce carbon emissions, nor were they able to agree on a deal to replace the soon to expire Kyoto Protocol. The climate change talks began with a document called “A Shared Vision for Long-Term Cooperative […]Read More

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Climate Change Legislation Thwarted, Oil Spill Legislation Still Alive

Republicans have undermined climate and energy legislation, but more modest provisions focused on accountability and a proactive approach to oil spills still have a good chance of being passed into law this summer. On July 23 2010, Senate majority leader Harry Reid acknowledged that due to Republican opposition, Democrats would not be able to secure the required number of votes to pass the […]Read More

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Irresponsible Media Continues to Fuel Climategate Controversy

Climategate is a media ruse based on sensationalism, not investigative journalism. When the climategate story broke, a number of people welcomed the news and eagerly offered their emotional support. Now that the scientists involved were vindicated by three investigations, one would expect to see retractions or at least addendums to the coverage. Unfortunately this is not […]Read More