Tag Archives: carbon emissions

Six promises you can make to help reduce carbon emissions | Climate crisis

RResearch shows that people in wealthier, high-consumption countries can help avoid climate breakdown by making six relatively simple lifestyle changes, creating a “less stuff, more joy” society. Experts say if passed, these ‘changes’ would amount to a quarter of the emissions cuts needed to keep global warming to 1.5C and increase pressure on government and […]

Climate change bills split to focus in House

As Maryland senators wrestle with a massive overarching bill to zero the state’s carbon footprint, members of the House of Delegates are tackling these climate change issues in four separate bills. One such bill, requiring the state to gradually convert to an all-electric fleet, has already passed the House. Two others, calling for new construction […]

CU Boulder officials push for teamwork to tackle climate change at annual Chancellor’s Summit

When it comes to tackling climate change, there is no time to lose. But the job can’t be done by one country, officials at Chancellor Phil DiStefano’s annual summit at the University of Colorado at Boulder noted. This requires a global effort to reduce carbon emissions and slow the planet’s temperature rise. “The only way […]

University of Birmingham becomes first university to integrate climate change into accounting courses

Led by Professor Ian Thomson, the module will be integrated into the BSC Accounting and Finance Diploma program The University of Birmingham has become the first higher education institution to introduce climate change into its accounting and finance degree course. Led by Professor Ian Thomson, Director of the Lloyds Banking […]

Antarctic climatologist talks to Metro Vancouver officials about ‘apocalyptic’ glacier

Breadcrumb Links News Local News David Holland says they have found that the water under an ice shelf is 3°C above freezing, which has frightening implications for the rate at which the glacier is melting. Canadian climatologist David Holland, who is also a professor of mathematics and atmospheric and ocean science at New York University, […]

How many climate change actions do you get for $1 billion?

OPINION: How many climate change actions do you get for $1 billion? It’s a matter that matters because public consultation is about to begin on the groundbreaking target rate proposed by Auckland Council, intended to accelerate the reduction of climate-damaging emissions. The Climate Action Targeted Rate (CATR) would raise $574 million from ratepayers over a […]

Why climate change talks need to focus on water, not just stay obsessed with carbon

Nothing beats clarity to get things done. And the world needs to reduce its carbon emissions to remain habitable for most of us in the not too distant future. Naturally, most climate conversations revolve around carbon, with political and business leaders jumping on the Net Zero bandwagon. So why cover our tracks, talking about, uh, […]

Policy makers must recognize the causes of climate change rather than limit the damage

College students have grown up in a time when climate change is at the forefront of public debate. Symptoms of climate change have been normalized, especially for those of us who live in the capricious conditions of South Florida. We adjust our plans when extreme weather systems cancel classes and force us inland for days. […]

Cut meat and dairy production by a third to save the climate, UK farmers say | Agriculture

UK farmers must cut meat and dairy production by a third over the next 10 years if scientific advice on limiting greenhouse gas emissions is to be adhered to, the charity WWF has said. Even bigger cuts could be needed for UK pig and poultry herds, due to the imported food they eat, and people […]

Boulder sued Big Oil for weather damage, then the Marshall fire happened

Marshall Fire from Broomfield, Colorado, 6:00 p.m. MST on 12/30/2021. Credit: NOAA/NWS Boulder By Elliott Negin Four years ago, Boulder, Colorado sued ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy — owner of the state’s only oil refinery — for climate change damages and adaptation expenses. Boulder and its co-plaintiffs, Boulder County and San Miguel County, where Telluride is […]

The climate threat demands more ambitious global action

In 1785, Robert Burns reflected on how mankind came to dominate our planet: “I am truly sorry that the domination of man has broken the social union of nature” he wrote. The words of the Scottish poet still ring true two centuries later. Human-caused climate change threatens our planet’s ecosystem and the lives and livelihoods […]

SoCalGas faces $10 million fine for fighting climate action

Shareholders of the nation’s largest natural gas utility could be forced to pay nearly $10 million after using customer money to fight public policies that could slow the climate crisis. California authorities are set to impose the fine on Southern California Gas Co., which sells natural gas to millions of homes and businesses for heating […]

Winter Olympians face climate change as snow takes center stage

A few months before the start of the 2022 Winter Games, more than 100 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls converged in the Swiss village of Saas-Fee, nestled in the Alps. For professional snowboarders and skiers, the glaciers here often serve as a winter retreat here in late summer or early fall – a key training opportunity, […]

Oil demand has yet to peak

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter straight to your inbox, along with the latest news, surveys and additional bulletins on key events Climate action is imperative regardless of oil prices, and market volatility is a strong case for investing in clean, stable energy. But prices affect the calculation of decisions made at all scales, […]

Thinking and acting globally to solve the climate crisis

Humans have demonstrated a seemingly limitless capacity for innovation. We have domesticated fire, mastered flight, mapped our own genome and invented the wheel, the telescope and the Internet. So why are we so listless, so incompetent to deal with the climate crisis, the greatest existential threat we have ever faced? It is not because we […]

No new oil and gas lease! Hearing on climate and offshore drilling

By Valerie Cleland At a House Natural Resources Committee hearing this week, committee members focused on the connection between offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. climate goals. It’s clear: continuing to lease offshore oil and gas “business as usual” simply doesn’t put us on track to meet our climate goals. Every decision […]

Will climate action happen now?

Politicians, journalists and activists all like to use the phrase “last, best chance” when talking about the climate. A sin: The Glasgow Climate Conference is the world’s last and best chance to avert terrible climate destruction. Or: The United States now faces its last and best chance to deal with the climate crisis. It’s a […]

“Don’t Look Up”: Hollywood’s Introduction on Climate Denial Illustrates 5 Myths That Fuel the Rejection of Science

Gale Sinatra, University of Southern California and Barbara K. Hofer, Middlebury Every disaster movie seems to open with an ignored scientist. “Don’t Look” is no exception – in fact, people flatly ignore or deny the scientific evidence. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence play astronomers who make a literally heartbreaking discovery, then attempt to persuade the […]

A group of public services seeks to give impetus to the climate package

The climate provisions of the Democrats’ stalled reconciliation bill received broad support yesterday when the country’s investor-owned utilities trade group urged lawmakers not to abandon work on the package just yet. The Edison Electric Institute yesterday released a statement saying its members back the more than $ 325 billion in tax credits proposed by Democrats […]

Protect ecosystems first for maximum carbon storage, study finds

When it comes to slowing down climate change, there is a natural solution that has recently taken hold of the world: large-scale tree planting and reforestation. But a new study warns that other natural climate solutions should be considered first. By comparing different natural climate solutions according to four criteria, the study proposes a hierarchy: […]

Alongside climate change, COP26 must respond to the crisis of ecosystems

Photo: Pixabay/Nordseher The upcoming COP26, which is due to take place from October 31 to November 12, will focus on global carbon emissions and the daunting challenges of keeping the global temperature rise to a manageable level. It’s already a lofty goal, but delegates gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, and their British hosts are also expected […]