climate change inaction

World's Scientists Have 'High Confidence' In The 'Irreversible Impacts' Of Climate Inaction

November 8, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Climate Change and Inaction

Top scientists and governments have issued their bluntest plea yet to the world: Slash carbon pollution now or risk “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems.” Scientists have “high confidence” these devastating impacts occur “even with adaptation” — if we keep doing little or nothing.[read more]

The Social Cost of Stagnation: A Call for FERC Action

October 13, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

FERC and the Cost of Inaction

FERC is charged by law with ensuring wholesale rates and other critical aspects of the electricity industry, such as transmission practices, are “just and reasonable.” Yet FERC’s official policy is to exclude environmental considerations from its regulation of the industry. Why?[read more]

Climate Interest, But No Action in the 113th Congress

August 25, 2014 by Jason Ye

Congress and Climate

The 113th Congress is on track to be one of the least productive and most divided in history. No legislation explicitly mentioning climate change has been enacted into law, but more bills and resolutions related to climate change have been introduced in this Congress than in the previous one.[read more]

The High Cost of Climate Change Inaction: Two New Studies

July 2, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Two important studies recently released on the economic costs of climate change show us the very high costs of continuing on our current carbon pollution trajectory. In this post I provide some calculations and information illustrating these results, based on reported findings in each analysis.[read more]