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Could India's Coal Plans Derail the Global Climate?

March 26, 2015 by Tobias Engelmeier

India Energy Needs and Coal

If India grew its electricity system based on coal (as China has done), would it derail the global climate? Under a “coal-heavy” scenario, India would need to increase is coal-fired power generation capacity from the 156 GW in early 2015 to 677 GW in 2035. What would be the CO2 implications of such a strategy?[read more]

As Climate Impacts Accelerate, Speed of Mitigation Becomes Key

December 23, 2014 by Durwood Zaelke
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The U.S. risks moving from climate denial to climate despair; that citizens can do little to stop impacts, that government doesn't have the political courage needed to adequately address the problem, and that industry genius will falter and not develop the technologies to solve climate change in time.[read more]

Climate Change Damages Happening Now, More Severe Impacts Coming if We Don't Act: Key Findings from IPCC Report

April 1, 2014 by Jake Schmidt

IPCC Report Conclusions

The climate science community released its second report documenting the impacts of climate change around the world. This report follows on the heels of the earlier report that found that humans are causing global warming and this changing climate is already impacting us.[read more]

Final Environmental Review for Keystone Pipeline Acknowledges Significant Climate Impact

February 7, 2014 by Danielle Droitsch
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The State Department has released its final environmental review acknowledging for the first time Keystone XL could accelerate climate change. There is already compelling evidence that approval of Keystone XL would expand the tar sands industry and cause unacceptable climate impacts.[read more]