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The EPA Gives Us 25 Ways to Limit Climate Change

April 19, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia

The earth is getting warmer. There’s no doubt about that. The average temperature of our planet rose 1.4°F over the last 100 years, and is expected to continue on that path over the next 100 years. Some are even predicting an increase by as much as 11.5°F.[read more]

Revisiting Kaya

April 15, 2014 by David Hone

Emissions Mitigation

Today we see a huge focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency as solutions for reducing CO2 emissions and therefore addressing the climate issue. Yet such a strategy may not deliver the outcome people expect and might even add to the problem, particularly in the case of efficiency.[read more]

Climate Panel Stunner: Avoiding Climate Catastrophe Is Super Cheap, But Only If We Act Now

April 14, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Climate Change Mitigation

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just issued its third of four planned reports. This most recent one is on “mitigation” — “human intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases.”[read more]

Yes, Climate Change Is Here: Yes, We Can Solve It

April 10, 2014 by Peter Lehner

Climate Change Risk and Solutions

The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sounds a piercing alarm about the dangers every nation faces from runaway climate change. Climate change, the IPCC scientists tell us, is already jeopardizing food supplies, water resources, even the stability of nations.[read more]

Powering to Climate Mitigation

April 3, 2014 by Jim Baird

Climate Mitigation

Without swift and decisive action to limit greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and other sources, the world will almost surely face centuries of climbing temperatures, rising seas, species loss and dwindling agricultural yields. The smart approach to these threats is power our way past them.[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]

Can There Be a Positive Prognosis for Climate Negotiations?

March 18, 2014 by Robert Stavins

I am writing this brief essay while traveling on board my flight to the United States from Europe, where I participated in a workshop at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany. It was a very interesting event.[read more]

Climate Boomerang: Small Volcanoes Restraining A Much Faster Warming Planet

March 1, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Volcanos and Global Warming

How much faster would surface temperatures be warming if not for various (mostly) natural cooling factors? That’s a question raised by the umpteenth study revealing climate models have been under-representing key factors — in this case small volcanic eruptions since 2000.[read more]

Energy Development and Poor Nations

February 28, 2014 by Roger Pielke, Jr.

Poor Nations and Energy Development

Having failed to stem carbon emissions in rich countries or in rapidly industrializing ones, policy makers have now decided to focus their attention on what is the only remaining target: poor and developing countries that do not emit much carbon to begin with.[read more]


Do Methane Leaks Negate Climate Benefits of Natural Gas? Four Takeaways From a New Science Study

February 14, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins

Natural Gas and Methane

A new analysis recently published in Science concludes that more methane is leaking from natural gas wells and pipelines than the federal government has actually estimated, eroding some of the climate benefits of the cleaner-burning fuel.[read more]

Mega-Cities Acting on Climate Change Improve their Economic Competitiveness, and Introduce More Equality

February 11, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Cities and Climate Change

If large cities want to continue attracting cosmopolitan skilled professionals as well as the companies that employ them, they are going to have to offer an environment that doesn’t actually threaten the health of workers and their children.[read more]

The Burning Question: Who is Up to the Climate Challenge?

February 11, 2014 by Jim Baird

Burning Questions on Climate Change

The United Nations IPCC has issued its Fifth Assessment Report, which concludes the warming of the climate system is unequivocal, human influence on the climate system is clear, and limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.[read more]

How the Smart Grid Helps Address Climate Change in California

January 29, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

Last week’s article on the California Energy Commission’s 2013 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) identified how climate changes impact energy needs and create new challenges for the state of California’s electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuel sectors.[read more]

The Missing Urgency Over Climate Change

January 22, 2014 by Lou Grinzo

One of, if not the, bedrock issue(s) we face regarding climate change is urgency. Put simply, how bad is it, really? Any reasonable person would conclude that the situation is quite urgent. In particular, consider the knock-on effects of sea level rise on coastal population centers and farmland around the world.[read more]

Climate Change Impacts on the Alaskan Ecosystem [VIDEO]

December 26, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

Climate Change and Alaska

The northern latitudes are experiencing some of the most dynamic impacts from climate change. This video, done by a student as a final project for a Climate Dynamics Class, explores some of the effects and consequences climate change will have in Alaska.[read more]