Tag: greenhouse gas emissions

Governors’ Global Climate Summit: Day 2

Written by | October 2nd, 2009

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After yesterday’s star-studded kickoff, today’s discussions at the Governor’s Global Climate Summit in California started on a more sobering note. The topic: adaptation to the inevitable impacts of climate change. Let’s face it. Climate change hurts:  Coastal flooding will continue to displace more and more people from their homes.  Increasing droughts are going to make it even […]

Climate Week: Who Controls the Earth?

Written by | September 23rd, 2009

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Climate Week is here — a series of meetings at the United Nations headquarters in New York among world leaders to discuss at the highest levels of government how to make progress toward a global climate change solution. But what does Climate Week — and all the negotiations through Copenhagen and beyond — really mean? […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 22

Written by | September 22nd, 2009

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International Climate Week kicked off yesterday, and in honor of the special event, today’s issue of Cool Green Morning is all about… you guessed it: climate change, emissions, energy and global policy leaders. Catch up on all the latest, right here, right now. The Washington Post warns that domestic politics could thwart the goal of a global treaty by […]

The Lessons I’ve Learned From ‘Energy Sprawl’

Written by | September 17th, 2009

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Scientists want their research to inspire serious discussion of critical issues. So I’ve been encouraged by all the discussion in the press about the recent PLoS One paper I wrote with colleagues entitled “Energy Sprawl or Energy Efficiency: Climate Policy Impacts on Natural Habitat for the United States of America.” Still, it’s unsettling sometimes to […]

Climate Change Set to Get Personal

Written by | August 27th, 2009

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What does climate change mean to you?  Maybe you think about polar bears stranded on a melting ice block. But climate change is going to be a lot more personal to U.S. residents than that, according to a new analysis released today by The Nature Conservancy. Longer, drier droughts could wither crops and push family […]

Connecting the Dots of Climate Change

Written by | July 21st, 2009

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Here in Washington, where I work on environmental policy for The Nature Conservancy, politics often passes for actual information about the outside world. Blogs, e-newsletters, and print dailies present a continuing stream of commentary on political alignment and conflict over issues. The energy and climate change legislation now being taken up by the U.S. Senate […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 13

Written by | July 13th, 2009

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Sea-level rise due to climate change — will it be much worse than once thought? Cool Green Morning has your answer, along with the rest of the day’s most interesting green links. Hurry up and read it while you’re still above water… Has the science on sea-level rise due to climate change been too optimistic? […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 3

Written by | June 3rd, 2009

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Cool Green Morning fearlessly wades into the cat vs. songbird controversy…not to mention penguin poop, wind power vs. solar power, and the evils of idling cars. Go explore in the links below — if you dare… Will trapping and neutering feral cats reduce cat predation on songbirds? The Humane Society of the United States is […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 18

Written by | May 18th, 2009

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We’re tired from the weekend…but not too tired to get you your five hottest green links, fresh from Al Gore’s favorite invention: Bentley’s new luxury car, the Continental, is 85 percent recyclable, reports Environmental Leader. But since 70 percent of all Bentleys ever made are still on the road or garaged, who cares? How to […]

Energy Conservation Can’t Reduce Energy Sprawl Completely

Written by | April 24th, 2009

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Chrissy Schwinn’s recent post called me to task for not talking enough in my first post about the role of personal energy conservation in reducing the amount of land impacted by new energy development. There is a tradeoff: Renewable energy generation, so crucial to meeting the goal of preventing catastrophic climate changes, takes more space […]

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