Global Warming Resources

Developing Country Action on Global Warming: Speech of South African Minister

I just wrapped up an event that NRDC co-hosted with Climate Change Capital on Emerging Strategies for International Climate & Investment Policy on Capital Hill.  The event was aimed at beginning a serious discussion about how to structure international incentives to encourage greater emissions reductions in developing countries in the post-2012 agreement in Copenhagen (Dec. 2009). We had the pleasure of having Minister Marthinus …

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NASA Climate Scientist James Hansen Makes Personal Appeal to Barack Obama: Says Current Climate Policies Are “Failing”

Professor James Hansen, the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and a leading advocate of action on global warming since his first congressional hearing on the subject in the 1980’s, has sent a personal plea to president-elect Barack Obama of the urgent need to come to grips with climate change, warning that prevailing strategies to address global warming simply are not up …

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Earthtalk: Rising Seas and Buying a New Car Vs. Keeping a Well-Maintained Used Car

Earthtalk is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: With all the talk of rising seas, what could happen to the rivers that flow into the oceans? Will they reverse flow? Will rising seas back up into fresh water lakes? And what happens to our groundwater should saltwater flow backwards into it? – …

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Canadians Set Up First Solar Powered Community In North America

A new Canadian neighborhood is North America’s first solar-powered community.  The community, named the Drake Landing Solar Community (DLSC) is located in the town of Okotoks, Alberta, and consists of 52 houses all powered by solar (what else?) energy. The system that links the community together is ingenious. It stores the summer months’ excess energy underground for it to be put to use in …

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Carbon Emissions “Not a Factor” When Approving Coal Plants, EPA Administrator Says

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Stephen Johnson released a 19-page memo last Thursday claiming that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant subject to regulation when permitting coal-fired power plants. Johnson’s reasoning goes against a ruling made by his own agency, when the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board rejected a permit from a regional EPA office in Denver for a 110 megawatt plant on the Uintah and …

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