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Is Political Action on Climate Change Starting to Brew in the U.S.?

Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement is probably one of the stupidest, most short-sighted and self-defeating moves for the long-term wellbeing of the United States that a U.S. President has ever made. The amount of damage that climate change will bring to our environment, our economy and our health […]

China is Becoming a World Leader on Climate Change

Great news from the Associated Press (and ThinkProgress): for the third year in a row, China’s overall CO2 emissions have fallen due to their declining use of coal and increasing use of renewable energy (and natural gas)! That’s 16 years ahead of schedule compared to their Paris climate agreement commitment (which is to hit peak emissions by […]

Secondary (Regrowing) Forests Could Mitigate the Equivalent of all Latin America’s Carbon Emissions for the Next 16 Years

Hot on the heels of a Nature study showing that secondary (i.e. already logged but regrowing) forests in the Latin America are highly resilient, a Science Advances study has found that secondary forests in Latin America and the Caribbean could potentially absorb 31.09 petagrams (Pg) of CO2 over the next forty years – or the equivalent of the entire carbon emissions […]

3 of the Top 15 Environmental News Stories of 2015 – Indonesian Haze, the 6th Mass Extinction and Slowing Climate Change By Halving Deforestation

At the end of 2015 mongabay.com published an interesting article of the top 15 environmental news stories of 2015. The list has some obvious but important choices (the world signed on to Paris Climate Agreement during the hottest year in recorded history, President Obama vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline, and Shell aborted its attempt to […]

The Paris Climate Agreement And Renewable Energy

Last November there was an interesting article on Grist.org about countries’ Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC’s)- or their plans to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions created leading up to the Paris climate agreement, and these plans’ effects on renewable energy. In four charts, the article shows the expected effects of all countries’ INDCs not just on climate […]

“10 Things to Know About the U.N. Climate Talks in Paris” – NPR

Above: “Paris, sunset panorama from top of Notre Dame cathedral.” Photograph courtesy of Moyan Brenn via Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license. NPR posted an interesting and informative article by Nell Greenfieldboyce on “10 Things to Know About the U.N. Climate Talks in Paris” which you can find here. Some interesting things to note from the article are: […]