Global Weirding in my Backyard Spring is definitely sprung, but for many of us, that statement barely elicits a yawn this April. Here in North Carolina – and the Southeast region is certainly not alone – we’ve experienced spring-like temperatures for months. On a personal level, it has been strange to bring out the flip […]
The controversy over the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) aviation rule continued to escalate last week. The rule came into effect on January 1, 2012, and requires all airlines to account for greenhouse gas emissions flying to and from the EU regardless of point of origin. In the US, Congress took action against the E.U. policy in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) bill, which passed the House and Senate in early February not on the same day.
Peter Bahouth, Executive Director April 18, 2011 Rising Up I think we can all agree that a good Earth Day is one where the pervasive power and presence of the fossil fuel industry begins to crack, and this year we are seeing real signs of fissure in the Goliath. On April 9, after weeks of […]
TIANJIN, China — On Monday, two days after the UNFCCC climate conference ended after six days of grudging negotiation, the sky above this busy city turned blue, the sun appeared for the first time in a week, and Tianjin’s angled skyline, not visible previously in the thick smog, appeared like a gleaming glass and steel […]
Beneath the Bickering, Real Progress on Clean Energy, And Global Work Party Success, Climate Action Hotline 10.12.10
October 12, 2010 Beneath the Bickering, Real Progress on Clean Energy, And Global Work Party Success TIANJIN, China — On Monday, two days after the UNFCCC climate conference ended after six days of grudging negotiation, the sky above this busy city turned blue, the sun appeared for the first time in a week, and Tianjin’s […]
Last week the Richmond, California City Council passed a resolution that recognizes 350 ppm CO2 as the sensible limit to prevent catastrophic climate change. Richmond is home to a large Chevron refinery, which is the largest contributor of emissions in the state. The Richmond resolution commits the city to a series of educational presentations, beginning […]