Undergoing the RNC Convention I felt like I was witnessing an Orgy of the Reptilian Brain. Words that come to mind are the following: Venom; hatred; anger; denial (not a word spoken about the most important issue of our time, climate...Show More Summary
Former Vice President Al Gore (D) endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Monday. The climate change activist was one of few high-profile Democrats who had not backed the former secretary of state ? and...Show More Summary
Thousands of climate activists, public health advocates and others arrived in the streets before the first day of the Democratic National Convention, despite blazing heat that was just one degree shy of the hottest July 24 on record in Philadelphia. Show More Summary
Voters: Pay attention.
The former Veep won't be in Philadelphia, but he's definitely not voting for Trump.
The first half of 2016 saw devastating events that have left many -- including us -- feeling pessimistic about the future of the U.S. and the world. However, since December 2015's Paris Climate Agreement, there have been various environment-related...Show More Summary
The Atlantic, Washington Post, and Politico threw swanky parties for climate deniers.
As climate change garners more attention around the world, scientists have made critical advances in understanding the physical properties of an emerging class of solar cells that have the potential to dramatically lower the cost of solar energy.
TWO BERNIES IN ONE! Sanders camp pondered asking DNC for private plane. —Headline, The Hill, yesterday. Bernie Sanders to climate skeptic: ‘You’re wrong.’ —Headline, CNN, January 28th. Any word on how Bernie comes down on the whole air conditioning is as deadly as ISIS question? Related: And in case you missed it earlier, Sign Petition: […]
The airline industry opposes the administration’s plan to curb airplane emissions, saying it could endanger passengers and hurt American companies.
By Steve Wilson Steven R. Wilson manages projects related to climate change adaptation and resilience for the Multilateral Investment Fund. He recently co-created PROADAPT, a $12 million facility that helps build climate resilience in...Show More Summary
Finally, things are moving. Internationally, last year's Paris accord was a remarkable statement of government concern over climate change. Nationally and locally, individuals, organizations, and industries have been mobilizing to do...Show More Summary
In the never-ending non-contest between climate change deniers and climate scientists, there is plenty of gloating to go around. Tossing down the gauntlet once again, Peter Sinclair challenges Joe Bastardi, the King of Climate Change Deniers, to a six-year review of Bastardi’s 2010 prediction on Arctic sea ice behavior. Show More Summary
The scientific community has long reached a consensus that human activities are altering the Earth's climate system. According to IPCC, the average Earth surface temperature has increased by 0.7 ± 0.2°C since the late 19th century, and...Show More Summary
Old Fadama, the biggest slum in Ghana’s capital, represents what climate change might do to cities around the world.
One of the most successful environmental treaties of all time was the Montreal Protocol of 1987, which banned the use of chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, an ozone-depleting substance mainly used in refrigeration and air conditioning. The ban was made feasible by the development of new refrigerants that would not deplete the ozone layer. Show More Summary
As we see the consequences of climate change, heat stress becomes a growing issue for high producing cattle. Rumen specific live yeast and antioxidants can counteract the effects of this problem.
Michael Greenstone: We are on course to set another record for the hottest year, the third year in a row, and 2016 may well have the most billion dollar weather disasters. Adaptation to a changing climate looks both necessary and inevitable. Adaptation is most successful when we let markets identify...
Ben Adler at Grist writes—The Democratic Party has made a big shift toward climate action in the last four years: Can you imagine a Democratic nominee for president who boasts about increasing American oil and gas production and tries to take credit for it? It sounds like a picture from a distant past. Show More Summary
The topic of climate change combines many of my scientific and philosophical interests. In my draft book World After Capital I describe how knowledge is central to human affairs in that it allows us to solve problems. Many of the problems that we have had to solve over the years were of our own making. Show More Summary