Tag: "climate"

China-U.S. “Climate” Accord

A big deal is being made over the United States’ and China’s “landmark agreement” to curb carbon emissions. The climate aspects of the agreement are important for the global community — particularly in light of United Nations General Assembly President Sam Kahamba Kutesa’s announcement that he would convene a high-level event on combating climate change […]

EPA’s Climate Change Adaption Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency has released their plans to reduce human greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the effects of climate change. The EPA Sustainability Plan and Climate Change Adaptation Plan coincides with President Obama’s 2009 Executive Order on Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance, which set aggressive energy, climate and environmental targets for agencies, and […]

Bluefin Tuna in the Artic Linked to Scary Climate Change

Apparently, climate change is warming the waters of the Arctic Ocean and this is encouraging the bluefin tuna to chase their mackerel prey into these waters — and this is a bad thing? According to a writer on such issues at TakePart, this change is bad, however there is no mention of how or why […]

The New Climate Economy

A new report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate claims that the appropriate action to reduce the risks of global climate change will have many positive effects on nation’s economies. Without (undefined) urgent action: Global warming could exceed 4 degrees Celsius. Delay in action could cut global consumption growth by 0.3 percent […]

Google Quits ALEC Before Climate Summit

The executive chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, says that their support of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was a mistake. This announcement comes just before the United Nations Climate Summit. Google has not altered in their support of ALEC in recent years. This sudden change comes as major U.S. companies are being pressured to […]

Rockefellers Buckle to Climate Change Summit

Just before the United Nation Summit on Climate Change that happened yesterday, the long-time Rockefeller Standard Oil family made a major announcement: On Monday, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund announced their divestment from the fossil fuel industry “in a move to pressure companies that are adding to climate change.” The amount of divested funds have reached […]

Thousands March in Global Climate Change Rally

With newly appointed U.N. Messenger for Peace (climate change), Leonardo DiCaprio, and former Vice President Al Gore, tens of thousands marched in New York City and other cities around the world right before the United Nation’s Climate Summit. Chris Rock and Mark Ruffalo also joined the march that included a familiar message of the concern […]

Fighting Global Warming Will Cost $4 Trillion +

A new report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate reports that fighting global warming will cost $4 trillion over 15 years. However, the report also says: Countries will spend an extra $90 trillion on infrastructure. Countries will enact policies to reduce their carbon footprints. Expanding each participating country’s infrastructure, halt deforestation, regulate […]

Rate of Global Warming is Slowing and Nobody Knows Why

Despite hype to the contrary, the world has seen a slowdown in the rate of warming over the past few years. The change is causing many scientific organizations to adjust their climate change projections. Late last year the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reduced its projected warming from a range of 0.4 to 1.0 degrees […]

Calming Fears of Climate Change in Asia

Many climate studies have focused on South and Southeast Asia, as the region is considered uniquely vulnerable to the projected effects of climate change such as a reduction in crop yields, rising sea levels, flooding, a loss of biodiversity and drought. Many of these Asian countries are islands or are on peninsulas, with highly populated […]