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Rejection of national climate report would do more damage than exiting the Paris Agreement

By Gary W. Yohe, Wesleyan University A scientific report done every four years has been thrust into the spotlight because its findings directly contradict statements from the president and various Cabinet officials. If the Trump administration chooses to reject the pending national Climate Science Special Report, it would be more damaging than pulling the United States Read more about Rejection of national climate report would do more damage than exiting the Paris Agreement[…]

Climate gloom and doom? Bring it on. But we need stories about taking action, too

By Jon Christensen, University of California, Los Angeles There’s been no shortage of pessimistic news on climate change lately. A group of climate scientists and policy experts recently declared that we have just three years left to dramatically turn around carbon emissions, or else. Meanwhile a widely circulated New York magazine article detailed some of the Read more about Climate gloom and doom? Bring it on. But we need stories about taking action, too[…]

Is a healthy environment a human right? Testing the idea in Appalachia

Nicholas F. Stump, West Virginia University Do we have a fundamental right to breathe clean air, drink clean water and eat safe food? The idea of environmental human rights is receiving growing attention worldwide, driven by our global ecological crisis. But the United States has lagged behind in codifying these rights into laws and in Read more about Is a healthy environment a human right? Testing the idea in Appalachia[…]

California Projected to Get Wetter Through This Century

July 6, 2017 By Sean Nealon RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Under business-as-usual greenhouse gas emissions, climate models predict California will get warmer during the rest of the century and most also predict the state will get drier. But, new research, published today in the journal Nature Communications, predicts that California will actually get wetter. The scientists Read more about California Projected to Get Wetter Through This Century[…]

Together We Can Prevent Recycling from Further Collapse in the U.S.

By Mitch Hedlund, Founder and Executive Director of Recycle Across America You probably know this already, but it’s worth repeating. Recycling is truly the #1 action society can do to simultaneously improve the environment and the economy, create jobs, improve manufacturing, conserve fresh water, reduce CO2 levels, reduce energy use, mitigate climate change, protect finite resources as the human population continues to Read more about Together We Can Prevent Recycling from Further Collapse in the U.S.[…]

Current emissions could already warm world to dangerous levels: study

September 30, 2016 Author Andrew Glikson Earth and paleo-climate scientist, Australian National University Current greenhouse gas concentrations could warm the world 3-7? (and on average 5?) over coming millennia. That’s the finding of a paper published in Nature today. The research, by Carolyn Snyder, reconstructed temperatures over the past 2 million years. By investigating the link Read more about Current emissions could already warm world to dangerous levels: study[…]

Will blazing a low-carbon path pay off for California?

March 3, 2017 Matthew Kahn Professor of Economics, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences President Trump has made it clear he intends to dismantle the Obama administration’s policies for reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. But California Governor Jerry Brown has declared that his state – which would be the sixth-largest economy in Read more about Will blazing a low-carbon path pay off for California?[…]