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Three 'Next Steps' for California Climate Action

April 7, 2014 by Daniel Kammen

California Climate Action

Eight years ago California enacted its Global Warming Solutions Act, known as AB32. Since then, an entire network of interacting, mutually-reinforcing legislation has evolved in the state, historic in how the different measures support one another.[read more]

Moon Dust, Space Mirrors, and Global Warming [INFOGRAPHIC]

March 28, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Global Warming Adaptations

You can’t open a newspaper (or news website) these days without seeing an article about the consequences of global warming. The discussion is generally shifting from whether or not climate change is occurring, to mitigation and adaptation strategies.[read more]

Cities Around the World Sharing Climate Solutions via C40

March 17, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Climate Change and Cities

On January 31st, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon named former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. This appointment reflects the growing recognition of the global impact of cities.[read more]

New Jersey Must Consider Climate Change Risks in Recovery Programs

March 9, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

New Jersey and Climate Change

Extreme weather events in recent years have made states throughout the country rethink how investments in communities can make them more resilient to future storms and other types of natural disasters. There is no clearer example of this than in New York and New Jersey.[read more]

Tackling Climate Change Means Curbing Emissions From Smokestacks, but Also Expanding our Forests

February 7, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

In his State of the Union address, President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to tackling climate change to the American people. Days earlier, with the release of the United States Climate Action Report 2014, the Obama Administration reported on these efforts to the international community.[read more]

What This Green Super Bowl Signifies

February 1, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

This year’s Super Bowl poignantly demonstrates the gap between partisan climate deniers and our business culture at large. The Super Bowl is a global exhibition of the types of ecological actions we all should emulate to address climate change.[read more]

Doing Well by Doing Good by the Planet

January 27, 2014 by Jim Baird

Good for the Planet

The climate problem is real. The objective needs to be to make more and more salaries and more and more livelihoods dependent upon an accelerate progression up the global warming learning curve. This could be the best way to address the problem.[read more]

Can Geoengineering Save the Planet?

January 24, 2014 by Breakthrough Institute

Geoengineering and the Planet

Geoengineering. It’s not the sexiest sounding topic, but a small group of scientists say it just might be able to save the world. The basic idea behind it is that humans can artificially moderate the Earth's climate allowing us to control temperature, thereby avoiding the negative impacts of climate change.[read more]

Energy and Environmental Relief for Emerging Nations

December 3, 2013 by Jim Baird

Energy Poverty and Countries at Risk

It will be far more productive in the long run for the developed countries to provide emerging nations with energy that mitigates the climate change problem than to pay them reparations that will, in the end, have a very limited remedial impact.[read more]

Another Voice Says Most States Are Not Preparing for Climate Change

November 23, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Climate Change and State Adaptation

As a Columbia alum and someone who has written extensively about climate preparedness, I was pleasantly surprised when my alma mater’s Center for Climate Change Law recently released a report rating all 50 states’ planning for climate change impacts.[read more]

Facing Scary Facts: How Will We Pay for Climate Preparedness?

November 14, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Paying for Preparation

A changing climate poses challenges for towns, cities and communities around the world. If, like me, you live on the coast you can look forward to slowly rising sea levels and bursts of more intense flooding and storm activity. Unfortunately, planning for a starkly different future isn’t the norm.[read more]

Syria Today Is A Preview Of Veterans Day, 2030

November 14, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Climate Change and Resources

The worst direct impacts to humans from our unsustainable use of energy over the next few decades will, I think, be dust-bowlification and extreme weather and food insecurity: Hell and High Water. But all of the impacts occurring at once will have an even more devastating synergy.[read more]

Could Hybrid Nuclear Plants Help Stem Global Warming?

November 11, 2013 by Joshua Hill

MIT’s Charles Forsberg has come up with an idea that might work to combine nuclear energy generation with renewable energies in an effort to halt the need for fossil fuels. The idea proposes combining a nuclear power plant with another renewable energy system.[read more]

Latin America is Already Preparing for Climate Change Adaptation

November 11, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Latin American countries are already thinking seriously about adaptation because climate change is a reality for people there now. The tropical glaciers in the Andes of Peru, Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador are melting, threatening communities’ water supplies, electricity and food.[read more]

Inequity: Energy Risk and the Future

November 8, 2013 by Jim Baird

If you were to awaken tomorrow morning to find a shattered and empty piggy bank on your preschooler’s bedroom floor, there would probably be hell to pay. Why then the dead silence when it comes to their environmental and economic futures?[read more]