We need to take stock of where we are if we are to have any chance of getting to where we need to go. After years of slow but steady climate action, the U.S. now has a climate and environment destroying president and legislature. Although Hilary Clinton won the majority of votes, under the collegiate […]Read More
“I’m not a Cassandra, but I am a realist. Time is not on our side.” – John Kerry at COP22 Secretary of State John Kerry pulled no punches in a speech at the COP22 climate talks, now in their second week in Marrakesh, Morocco. A stalwart champion of climate change action throughout his career, Kerry made […]Read More
Environmental, climate change and renewable energy industry participants and proponents are gearing up for four long, lean years in the wake of Donald Trump's surprise U.S. election victory. They're not abandoning all hope, however; and Trump could pull an even greater surprise if he does an about-face and embraces Obama's legacy of helping build U.S. renewable energy and clean tech industries that are bringing back middle-class U.S. jobs and spurring investment, innovation and entrepreneurship in ways that benefit US and global society in multiple ways.Read More
It is official as of today, November 4, 2016: The Paris Agreement, adopted last December by 195 nations, comes into force. The process displays a political will rarely seen within the global community. Throughout the decades-long effort leading up to the Paris Agreement, fractious disunity, distrust, and disappointment has been the general order. What happened leading […]Read More
The mood in Paris last December was unmistakable, the optimism palpable. After decades of gridlock and disappointment, the negotiation at the COP21 climate conference held to its promise of progress. As Andrew Deutz, Director of International Government Relations for the Nature Conservancy told me, what was different about COP21 from past negotiations was this time […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Rio Olympic Games Special Feature : Brazil, the good, the bad, and ugly Brazil is a complex amalgam of sustainability successes alongside epic social and environmental fails. The interplay of heroes and villains in Brazilian society sometimes makes it hard to differentiate one from the other. Brazil is a study in contrasts as illustrated by […]Read More
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The plastic ocean
On the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, scientists find a surprise: Coastal life https://nbcnews.to/3IgDD3G
@earth_warming My sister always points out the human rights aspect of mining. Cobalt mining, for example, is tied to child labor in the DRC.
Saying you want to transition away from fossil fuels is one thing, doing it is another.
Biden Gulf Oil Sale Means More Drilling Within Legacy Chemical Dump Site https://bit.ly/3o6BK1m