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2014 Year in Review: 3 Breakthroughs that Tip the Scales for Climate Action

December 6, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange
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Climate Action Breakthroughs

As the year draws to a close, I’m grateful for three climate breakthroughs that give me hope that we can turn the corner toward a stable climate. And I’m thankful to my colleagues who determined how we can actually see global greenhouse emissions peak, level off, and begin to decline.[read more]

People's Climate March: What’s the Impact?

October 11, 2014 by Johannes Urpelainen

While the energy and enthusiasm at the People's Climate March was great, the reason for the march was that we want to see more ambitious policies. The march itself does not reduce emissions, but it may draw more attention to climate change and send a signal to decision-makers that action is required.[read more]

Emerging Consensus on Next Round of International Action on Climate Change

June 17, 2014 by Jake Schmidt

Another round of preparatory negotiations for the Paris 2015 climate agreement have concluded in Bonn, Germany. Each session always brings its ups and down, disagreements over a procedural issue, and a bit of posturing (after all this is a negotiation).[read more]

Science is Science, but Indifference Trumps All

June 13, 2014 by Lou Grinzo
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Can you think of anything more revelatory, more condemning of a broad population, than their consistently putting their own short-term gratification ahead of the well being of the world’s children, including their own? Perhaps we need a term for such willful indifference.[read more]

Science, Extraordinary Conclusions, and Entering the Metricene

November 13, 2013 by Lou Grinzo
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Naomi Klein recently authored an article about how science is telling us all to revolt. It’s a perfect example of the kind of unsettling, yet incredibly hard to refute, piece that has been appearing more and more often from climate communicators.[read more]

The Science Is Clear: The IPCC Report and the Need for Climate Action

September 28, 2013 by Frances Beinecke
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Climate Change Science and the IPCC

The IPCC has released its latest assessment of what science is telling us about the state of our planet. Researchers are more certain than ever that humans are causing climate change and that some of its most dangerous impacts are accelerating faster than expected.[read more]