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Climate Change

July 15, 2016:


Countries' Pledges to Cut Emissions Won't Stay Within 2 Degrees Limit Set by UN Paris Agreement
Dr. Joeri Rogelj, research scholar at the energy program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, says we need significant transitions in energy production, transportation, and agricultural systems

  July 15, 2016

A Green Transition Can Preserve the Livelihood of Workers
PERI's Robert Pollin tells Paul Jay that a just transition for those who work in the fossil fuel sector is not only necessary, it's possible

  July 14, 2016

US Scientific Societies Urge Congress to Act on Climate Change
Dr. Rush Holt of the AAAS explains how the inaction on emissions reduction and support of climate adaptation is due to prevailing ideologies and lack of the dispersal of information, not to a lack of research

  July 8, 2016

Extreme Heatwaves, More Wildfires, and Dying Trees
Michael Mann, author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, discusses the link to climate change, and why he is still optimistic

  June 26, 2016

Why Big Oil and Gas Get Exclusive Access to Public Lands as Low as $1.50 an Acre
DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn discusses how Tim DeChristopher's 2008 act of civil disobedience triggered a response by the oil and gas industries to move to online restrictive bidding

  June 19, 2016

Will Cap and Trade Limit the Success of Ontario's Climate Action Plan?
Patrick DeRochie and Mark Winfield discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the plan, including the cap-and-trade regime, in reducing the Canadian province's greenhouse gas emissions

  June 15, 2016

The Real Weather Report: Paris Deluged
Paris and Bavaria are both experiencing extreme weather conditions as scientist predicted for Europe says Dimitri Lascaris

  June 4, 2016

Debate: Green Economic Growth Vs. Slow Growth (2/2)
Economists Robert Pollin and Peter Victor continue their discussion over whether economies can grow while simultaneously reducing their greenhouse gas emissions

  June 3, 2016

Debate: Green Economic Growth Vs. Slow Growth (1/2)
Economists Robert Pollin and Peter Victor discuss whether ecological sustainability and economic growth can be achieved simultaneously

  June 2, 2016

By Ignoring Fossil Fuel Extraction, the Paris Agreement is Doomed to Failure
In part two, environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey says a just solution to climate change requires keeping fossil fuels in the ground and reparations from wealthy nations to developing ones

  May 23, 2016

Climate Change-Fueled Droughts Pushing Africa to the Brink
Environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey says Africa remains on the front lines of climate change impacts, while wealthy nations fail to act with urgency

  May 23, 2016

Washington, D.C. Echoes a Growing Call to #KeepItInTheGround
1,300 people marched in the nation's capital this past weekend as part of a global push to divest from fossil fuels

  May 18, 2016

Will the Paris Agreement Save the Earth?
Chris Williams says that most countries have no objection to signing the agreement because the bar is set so low and there are no legal ramifications for not implementing it

  April 22, 2016

Oil Drilling Underway Inside the Yasuni National Park of Amazonian Ecuador
Antonia Juhasz says that the Ecuadorian government is planning another 300 wells inside the ITT area and are partnering with several Chinese companies to drill in the region to pay off debt to the Chinese government

  April 22, 2016

Why BP's $20 Billion Settlement is Business as Usual in the Gulf of Mexico
Antonia Juhasz analyses the lasting devastation from the spill in the Gulf and the renewed commitments to offshore drilling

  April 20, 2016

How the EPA Allowed Oil and Gas Companies to Contaminate Our Drinking Water
Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog says the EPA doesn't even know the chemicals used for fracking due to exemptions from the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and Clean Air Act provided by the IOGCC

  April 15, 2016

Can GDP Growth and Carbon Emissions be Delinked?
Nate Aden of the World Resource Institute identifies 21 countries that succeeded in maintaining economic growth while also decreasing carbon emissions - can this feat be replicated elsewhere?

  April 11, 2016

Greenpeace Activist Who Confronted Clinton Speaks
Eva Resnick-Day rejects Clinton's denial of fossil fuel funding's influence on her campaign

  April 2, 2016

"We Need to Electrify As Much Transportation As We Can"
Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, says a truly green transportation system would stop relying on cars and discusses the Tesla Model 3 as a mass-market electric vehicle

  April 1, 2016

Why Red States Aren't Denying Climate Change Anymore
Some Texas towns have aggressively pursued renewable energy but face deep opposition from Big Oil

  March 25, 2016

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