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Scientists and organization from around the world warn that the door is quickly closely for the chance to avert a climate catastrophe

COP 18: Bridging the Gulf between Science and Reality

In theory the slew of recent climate studies should inspire the delegates that have assembled for the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18). In practice the 194 nations that are meeting in Doha, Qatar, are getting bogged down by the same old arguments. The consensus once again this year appears to be that nothing will be accomplished. The United Nations…

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A carbon tax is a more viable solution than cap-and-trade

A Carbon Tax is More Viable than Cap and Trade

Pricing carbon is the cornerstone of a blueprint to contain climate change as it would provide both incentives and disincentives to reduce emissions. It would also drive investment and research dollars into renewable energy and efficiency. The best thing that governments can do to reduce emissions is to implement a cap and trade scheme or failing that, a carbon tax. Cap…

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Enviro News Wrap: Controversy in Wind; Watching the Arctic Melt; Newt’s Retreat on Climate Change, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is now a big supporter of wind power. This is crucial in an area where a lot of oil is used to heat homes and a lot of coal is used to make electricity. Wind energy is controversial for many reasons, now add…

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Environmental News Wrap: Cancun Ends on a High Note; the Clean Air Act Turns 40, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The COP16 UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico has concluded with an agreement that improves on past agreements. Although, the agreement still does not save us from Climate Catastrophe. Commentary from the British Economist. Commentary from the NYTimes. The Guardian used the platform of…

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