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April 23, 2015:


President Obama Makes Earth Day Proclamation in the Everglades
Janet Redman of the Institute for Policy Studies and Steve Horn of DeSmogblog.org unpack the contradictions in climate change policies laid out by the Obama administration

  April 23, 2015

UN Target of 2 Degree Limit for Temperature Rise 'Utterly Inadequate'
Petra Tschakert, Coordinating Lead Author of IPCC Climate Change Report, says the 2 degree limit will not prevent climate catastrophe

  April 22, 2015

Mounting Evidence Has Republican Climate Change Deniers on Thin Ice for 2016
Subhankar Banerjee and Michael E. Mann reveal a mounting body of evidence that disruptions in the Arctic sea ice are impacting not only the Northern Hemisphere but are also connected to what is happening to the water supply in California

  April 5, 2015

Why Obama's Climate Change Proposal Falls Short
Janet Redman, Director of the Climate Policy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies, says emission targets proposed by the Obama administration are insufficient to avoid the worst consequences of climate change

  April 1, 2015

Are the CO2 Emissions Reduction Targets Enough to Stop Climate Catastrophe?
Michael E. Mann and Subhankar Banerjee discuss the emissions reduction commitments made by countries leading up to the UN Paris meeting on climate change

  March 31, 2015

What is Causing the Rapid Decline of the US Coal Industry?
Luke Sussams, Senior Researcher, Carbon Tracker Initiative discusses the forces that are driving the shift from coal to shale gas

  March 25, 2015

Breaking up with Fossil Fuels on Valentines
Jenny Marienau of 350.org says the launch of a Global Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign is to end the strangle hold that the fossil fuel industry has over global politics and economy

  February 14, 2015

President's Plan to Protect Arctic Ocean Won't Halt Oil Drilling (2/2)
Leah Donahey and Subhankar Banerjee on the US Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and how they might advise President Obama

  February 9, 2015

President's Plan to Protect Arctic Ocean Won't Halt Oil Drilling
Leah Donahey and Subhankar Banerjee say Obama has taken an important step by announcing new protections for the Arctic Ocean, but it does not block Shell from drilling there

  February 5, 2015

Will Fracking in Maryland Bring Harm or Prosperity?
TRNN's Jaisal Noor hosts a debate between industry spokesperson Katie Brown and Food and Water Watch's Emily Wurth

  February 1, 2015

The Story Behind Keystone XL Pipeline Amendments
Food & Water Watch's Sam Schabacker and journalist Steve Horn discuss the interests behind the amendments and how another Enbridge pipeline is being planned under the radar

  January 30, 2015

A Dirty Link Between the Senate and the Keystone Vote
Daphne Wysham says that the Senators who voted in favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline accepted seven times more campaign funding from fossil fuel energy groups

  January 30, 2015

As Obama Expands Offshore Drilling, a Look at the Health of the Oceans Today
Marine ecologist Douglas McCauley argues that President Obama's move to expand offshore drilling is a part of a worrisome trend threatening the health of the oceans and raising the specter of mass extinction

  January 29, 2015

How Obama Can Reduce Carbon Emissions Without Congress
Prof. Robert Pollin of Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and Prof. Chris Williams of Pace University say that Obama can avoid a fight with the Republicans and still save taxpayers money and legally advance energy efficiency

  January 23, 2015

Climate Change Crisis Buried in the State of the Union
Prof. Robert Pollin of Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and Prof. Chris Williams of Pace University says there is a lot that President Obama could do to reduce carbon emissions in spite of the Republican-controlled congress

  January 22, 2015

Propane Gas Pipeline Threatening Portland's 'Climate Champion' Status
Daphne Wysham, Climate Policy Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Economy, says that a new propane facility in Portland, Oregon is threatening to undermine a plan by the city to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% of 1990 levels

  January 15, 2015

Keystone XL Pipeline Runs the Risk of Becoming a "Stranded Asset"
Professor Paul Ekins, lead author of new study on climate change and carbon emission says majority of fossil fuel needs to stay in the ground to hold steady on 2 degrees Celsius target and that the European Union is taking climate change more seriously than the US Congress

  January 14, 2015

Larry Summers is Proposing a Carbon Emission Tax
Robin Hahnel author of Green Economics: Confronting the Ecological Crisis, says it deserves support

  January 12, 2015

Elk River Chemical Spill One Year Later
Cathy Kunkel, fellow with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, says regulations have been tightened, but will they be followed?

  January 9, 2015

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