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Hope For an Energy Rich, Sustainable Future

September 16, 2014 by Jim Baird
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Energy Future and Sustainability

If the rate of ocean heat uptake is the most fundamental single measure of the state of Earth’s climate, then ocean thermal energy conversion using a heat pipe is the single hope for an energy rich sustainable future, given, as I believe is the case, 97 percent of climate scientists are right.[read more]

The Climate Protection-Urban Expansion Nexus

July 23, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Climate Change and Urbanization

Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities and this urban growth trend continues uninhibited at a fast clip. By 2050 it is projected that 67 per cent of the world’s population will consist of urban dwellers. They will have to deal with Climate Change.[read more]

Sea Level Rise and Global Warming [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 18, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Sea Level Rise and Risk

The coastlines are changing, what does that mean for coastal development, ecosystems and the global economy? What about real estate values, insurance costs, or that nice little seaside village where you plan to buy a house and retire? It’s all changing.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: On Climate Change Mitigation vs. Adaptation and the Tragedy of the Commons

July 12, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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Climate Change Futures

“Greenhouse gases mix in the atmosphere and that means it doesn’t matter where they come from. They are going to have the same damage. What that means is that any individual jurisdiction; county, state, city; taking action will incur the costs of its actions but the benefits will be distributed globally."[read more]

Cool It: 8 Tips to Handle the Dog Days of Summer in a Warming Climate

July 7, 2014 by Peter Lehner

Warming Adaptation

There are some things about this season I don’t enjoy: the excessive heat, the smog, the bugs—and sometimes when you head to the beach to cool off, there’s a swim advisory. These are the real dog days of summer. As our climate warms, we can expect to see more of the season’s unpleasant side.[read more]

Rising Seas: Adapting to Changing Coastlines [VIDEO]

June 24, 2014 by Tom Schueneman
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Sea Level Risk and Adaptation

Oceanographer John Englander is a leading expert and educator on sea level rise. In this video, Englander explains how human civilization takes for granted global coastlines, given that for all of recorded human history, it hasn’t really moved in any significant way. But that is changing.[read more]

Climate Change: "Europe Must Rediscover Its Ambition" Urges UNEP Executive Director [VIDEO]

June 20, 2014 by Kasper Peters
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Europe's Energy Ambition

Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), meets with viEUws.eu leading environment journalist Sonja van Renssen to talk about climate change goals and Europe’s role in the global climate negotiations.[read more]

Three 'Next Steps' for California Climate Action

April 7, 2014 by Daniel Kammen
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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]