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Quantifying the Impact of Multiple Avenues of Methane's Underestimation

January 23, 2014 by Sieren Ernst

Cornell professors Robert Howarth, Renee Santoro, and Anthony Ingraffea ignited a controversy in 2011 when they published a study claiming that, due to escaped methane, emissions from hydraulically fractured natural gas were worse than coal.[read more]

Better System Needed to Assess Behavior Changes by Energy Efficiency Programs

January 14, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Energy Efficiency and Behavior

How are the nation’s utility energy efficiency programs like my 4th-grade California public elementary school classroom?Well, let me tell you about Ms. Gulbransen’s strategy to help stretch our class’s resources in the face of budgetary constraints.[read more]

Addressing Misleading Claims of Arctic Sea Ice Rebound [VIDEO]

September 16, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

Measuring Arctic Sea Ice

There have been many claims brought to my attention this week alleging the “final nail in the coffin” of anthropogenic global warming – the same nail that’s been fumbled around by deniers and the unfortunately misled for decades now.[read more]

Mind The Carbon Gap

September 5, 2013 by Lindsay Wilson

Carbon Gaps

If you’ve ever been on the tube in London you have been reminded to ‘mind the gap‘. The gap in question is the one between the platform and the train. To board the train safely you need to mind the gap. Climate policy has some fast growing carbon gaps.[read more]