Are we at a political tipping point with global warming?

The Climate Change Divide: Have We Reached a Political Tipping Point?

The latest poll from the Pew Research Center found that the number of Americans who believe in climate change, particularly Republicans, has decreased dramatically since 2006.

Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium – How to Fight Climate Change: Ignore a Do-Nothing Congress

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Congress comes back into session next week, but environmentalists and climate change activists have given up on the legislature. Instead, activists are planning to spur popular concern about these issues, until calls for change are so loud that Congress must listen. Today, climate change reformer Bill McKibben will ask President Obama…

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Indonesia Takes Concrete Steps to Address Deforestation as a Part of Agreement with Norway

Indonesia and Norway inked a deal last week to take concrete actions to reduce Indonesia’s deforestation emissions.  Indonesia is the world’s 3rd largest emitter of global warming pollution (when deforestation emissions are included) so this is a very important effort.  The deal between Indonesia and Norway was reached in the lead-in to the Oslo forest conference where over 50 countries…

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Now is the Time to Shift World Bank Resources to Clean Energy

The World Bank has just announced its intent to seek $86 billion for a general capital increase (the GCI) from its donor countries (see World Bank press release).  It is time for the World Bank to become a full part of the solution to global warming, not part of the problem and part of the solution at the same time….

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UN Climate Change Conference Opens; GWIR Reports from Copenhagen

The UN climate change conference opened in Copenhagen today as delegates and world leaders gather this week to try to hammer out a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. GWIR published Tom Schueneman is in Copenhagen to report.

Four Ways the U.S. and China Can Start Cooperating Now to Reduce Emissions and Tackle Climate Change Together

Barbara Finamore, The Natural Resource Defense Council’s China program director, outlines four proposals to help the U.S. and China work together to fight global warming.

Carbon in Thawing Northern Permafrost Double Previous Estimates

The amount of carbon frozen, stored and now thawing in northern permafrost is double previous estimates and double that contained in the atmosphere, heightening concerns that these regions will become major sources of carbon dioxide and methane emissions.