Tag: greenhouse gas emissions

Climate Change: Time to Respond with Conservation

Written by | June 7th, 2010

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The evidence for climate change is strong — and REDD and ecosystem-based adaptation should be part of the response, argues the Conservancy’s Evan Girvetz.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 8

Written by | December 8th, 2009

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Copenhagen, EPA, Copenhagen, EPA… sound like a broken record? Don’t worry, we’ve got more news than just those two biggies for you today: palm oil and orangutans, the green movement and a few photos from COP 15 thrown in for good measure. Enjoy your daily dose of Cool Green Morning! Yesterday’s ruling by the EPA […]

From Cold War to Hot Peace: The Stakes at Copenhagen

Written by | December 5th, 2009

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For much of the latter half of the 20th century, the world was locked in a cold war. Two superpowers amassed nuclear arsenals capable of destroying the world many times over.The world took sides and watched as the superpowers stared one another down, fingers poised over red buttons that could only lead to mutually assured […]

White House on Target Heading into Copenhagen

Written by | December 4th, 2009

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I recently published a blog post at the National Journal’s Energy and Environment Expert Blog concerning the Obama administration’s recently announced targets for short-term greenhouse gas emissions targets in the run-up to the UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen. Below is an excerpt from that post. You can read my entire response at the National […]

Searching for Climate Change Cures

Written by | December 2nd, 2009

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Even if an international agreement in Copenhagen succeeds in putting the world on a pathway toward significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions, people and nature are going to be dealing with the impacts of rising seas, melting permafrost and changing climate patterns for years to come. What are the cures? How can we help people and […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 20

Written by | November 20th, 2009

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This really should have been last week’s (Friday the 13th’s) Cool Green Morning — filled with The Worst Nightmares of whales, wasteful companies, and people who like to paint their cars a lot. (Are they going to take car painting away from us, too?) Prepare yourself — real scary stuff in today’s best green news […]

Worry About Air Pollution, Not Just Climate Change

Written by | October 29th, 2009

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Yes, global warming is a big deal and a big challenge. But sometimes I get so frustrated by conservation and environmental NGO’s for not being able to chew gum and walk at the same time — in other words, for failing to appreciate the real lesson of greenhouse gas emissions. The real lesson is there […]

Cool Green Morning; Thursday, October 22

Written by | October 22nd, 2009

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You won’t see it in any headlines today, but let’s just give a quick shout-out to The Nature Conservancy for turning 58 today! Yep, that’s right, today is the day we were incorporated back in 1951. Times certainly have changed – greenhouse gas emissions, iPhone apps and wind farms are the topics du jour – but conservation is still as […]

The Noel Kempff Climate Action Project: The Conservancy Responds to a Greenpeace Report

Written by | October 15th, 2009

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Thirteen years ago, The Nature Conservancy teamed up with Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza, American Electric Power Company, BP America and Pacificorp to buy out four logging concessions adjacent to Bolivia’s Noel Kempff Mercado National Park. In addition to protecting almost 832,000 hectares of forest habitat and doubling the size of the national park, this […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 6

Written by | October 6th, 2009

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Controversy abounds today: Ecuador institutes a new policy to limit the presence of certain people (poor locals) on the Galapagos, Apple leaves the Chamber of Commerce and concerns are raised about REDD becoming a vehicle for organized crime. Catch up on all the latest news here at Cool Green Morning. They look like shooting stars, but […]

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