carbon emissions

Protesters Disrupt Governor's Task Force on Climate and Forests

Protesters Disrupt Governor’s Task Force on Climate and Forests

September 13, 2018

The task force was created to use carbon credits to fight climate change and deforestation, but protesters say the program harms Indigenous people and doesn’t curb emissions

New Climate Study Warns of Dangerous ‘Hothouse Earth’ Scenario

September 2, 2018

Climate scientist Will Steffen explains that continued warming of the atmosphere could trigger a cascade of tipping points

Trump’s Dirty Energy Appointees Dismantle Clean Energy Controls

August 22, 2018

Trump’s EPA announced a plan to end Obama’s Clean Power Plan, using coal companies’ proposals, which lowers federal regulations on emissions and allows states to set their own emissions reduction goals. We discuss the proposal with Mustafa Ali

Members of Trudeau’s Youth Council Outraged by Kinder-Morgan Bailout

July 20, 2018

Youth played a significant role in Trudeau’s 2015 election, now many are denouncing his decision to save the Kinder-Morgan oil pipeline and his lack of commitment to reduce carbon emissions

Is Waiting for Coal Jobs a Mistake?

November 12, 2017

President Trump has repeatedly promised to bring back coal jobs, and as a result, some miners are holding off on retraining programs. But is there a future for coal? We speak to economist Bob Pollin of PERI

German Green Party Abandons Key Demands to Join Conservative Coalition

November 10, 2017

Initial coalition negotiations in Germany between the Christian Democrats, the economic liberals (FDP), and the Green Party indicate that the Green Party has decided to abandon specific target dates for the phasing out of combustion engines and coal mining

Methane Emissions From Livestock Are Much Higher Than Estimated

October 27, 2017

A new NASA-sponsored study shows that animal agriculture’s global methane emissions are 11% higher than previous estimates – co-author Dr. Ghassem Asrar explains the numbers

Why is the Airline Industry Exempt from the Paris Climate Agreement?

October 12, 2016

The airline industry’s emissions are as large as Germany’s and threaten the globe from meeting targets set at COP21, says Vera Paradee of the Climate Law Institute

‘Managed Decline’ of Fossil Fuel Projects Needed to Meet Goals of Paris Climate Agreement

September 29, 2016

A new report by Oil Change International calls for an end to both the expansion of fossil fuel industry and new fossil fuel infrastructure

TRNN on Trump

July 22, 2016
Janet Redman of the Institute for Policy Studies says Trump’s VP willingness to fight regulation of emissions and accept millions in campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry puts him squarely at odds with the interests of the American public