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News and analysis of the impact of climate change on governments and businesses.

Last Minute Save: Durban Platform Sets Path to 2020 Emissions Reduction Treaty

It went into overtime and ended in three days of intense, non-stop negotiations, but UNFCCC delegates to the Durban climate conference agreed on…

Sustainability – Overused and Undervalued

Effective sustainability conversations need to be heard everywhere. Select students, communities, grassroots movements, businesses, and government agencies by themselves will not be able…

Agreement on Emissions Reduction Appears Near as COP 17 Draws to a Close

A sense of optimism pervaded the atmosphere in Durban on the penultimate day and final morning of the UNFCCC's 17th annual climate change…

News from Durban: Humans Primarily Responsible for Global Warming; Good News on Forest Conservation

As the Durban climate talks heat up, new research shows with near certainty that the global rise in temperatures over the last 60…

Industry Group, NGOs Propose Carbon Tax on Int’l Shipping as UN Climate Talks Open

Unseasonal torrential rain buffeted Durban, SA on the eve of UN climate change talks beginning. The International Chamber of Shipping, Oxfam and the…
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UN Report Says Developing Countries Will See Reverse Economic Growth by 2050

The United Nations recently released a Human Development Report that brings to light the global challenges of sustainability and equity. The report points out…

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Good News and the Bad News

There was some pretty grim news on the carbon emissions front last week. According to the US Dept. of Energy, emissions for the…

How to Talk with Global Warming Deniers

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of moderating a panel at the Los Angeles Green Festival entitled, “My brother-in-law is a global…
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Apple Skin Skies: The Fragile Reality of Global Warming Perception

Apple Skin Skies examines the idea that our atmosphere is thin relative to the size of the planet and the number of humans…
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South Africa Enacts CO2 Emissions Cap as UN Climate Negotiators to Converge on Durban

The South African government will enact an emissions cap and new energy industry regulations in an effort to spur development of alternative, clean…
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Sustainability Movement is in Dire Need of Minority Outreach

The environmental movement is, and has been, well aware of the fact that it needs to work on increasing ethnic, age, and income…

Australia Poised to Enact Historic National Carbon Tax

Australia is poised to pass a historic national carbon tax. Narrowly passed in the Australian government's lower house, the carbon tax bill is…
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Global Warming Will Make Chocolate a Luxury Item

The latest victim of climate change could well be something we all take for granted. It is delicious, ubiquitous, and most people cannot…
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350 Pacific Highlights the Need for an Increased Understanding of Climate Change

Moving Planet is an annual event that is celebrated worldwide, in an effort to advise, educate, and increase awareness about climate change.
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Making Renewables Happen in the U.S.

There are several obstacles to overcome in order to have the much-needed switch to renewables...