Saving the Arctic: The Urgent Need to Cut Black Carbon Emissions and Slow Climate Change

  August 7, 2014      Saving the Arctic     The Urgent Need to Cut Black Carbon Emissions and Slow Climate Change By Rebecca Lefton and Cathleen Kelly Combating climate change requires immediate and long-term cuts in heat-trapping carbon pollution, or CO2, around the globe. But reducing carbon pollution …

The Clean Energy Scam Continues

The Clean Energy Scam Continues By Jeff Siegel | Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 Sometimes sales people are too good for their industry. Electric utility company Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), for example, managed to convince the state of Mississippi that it was going to revolutionize coal-fired power generation. The company promised …

Youths sue U.S. government over climate inaction

Youths sue U.S. government over climate inaction An unprecedented massive legal campaign led by young Americans is playing out in courtrooms across the nation http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/5/4/youth-sue-governmentforclimateinaction.html May 4, 2014 2:16PM ET Updated May 5, 2014 2:14PM ET by Amel Ahmed @amelscript Young people across the country are suing several government agencies …

Youths sue U.S. government over climate inaction

Youths sue U.S. government over climate inaction An unprecedented massive legal campaign led by young Americans is playing out in courtrooms across the nation http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/5/4/youth-sue-governmentforclimateinaction.html May 4, 2014 2:16PM ET Updated May 5, 2014 2:14PM ET by Amel Ahmed @amelscript Young people across the country are suing several government agencies …

What a win-win on unburnable carbon looks like

The recent IPCC report is clear: We need a dramatic change in the design of the global economy to avoid climate catastrophe and we need it now. The International Energy Agency estimates that to stay within 2 degrees Celsius of atmospheric warming, the global economy will have to avert emitting the carbon …

ExxonMobil’s climate change risk | SAP aims for 100% renewable energy

    26 March 2014 Share                   In the news           Exxon Mobil responds to investor concerns Company bows to pressure to report on preparations for climate regulation, but could this just be the start?       …

Announcing Science in Society #61 – Spring 2014 Reclaiming Science for the Public Good

When scientists produced a report warning that the current level of climate change, the Bush administration did not simply ignore their findings. Instead, they changed the report to make it appear that the scientists’ carbon emissions ([1] Scientific Integrity in Washington, SiS 49, [2]). That was not just a bit of political spin; …

Guardian ‘names and shames’ the 90 evildoing orgs creating 63% of climate change

Click on the Interactive Graphic for names, percents and amounts of contribution Paul Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions Chevron, Exxon and bp among companies most responsible for climate change since dawn of industrial age, figures show • Interactive – which fossil fuel companies are most responsible? …

U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Down 11 Percent Since 2007

Emily E. Adams www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2013/highlights41 Earth Policy Release Data Highlight October 2, 2013 Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels in the United States peaked at more than 1.6 billion tons of carbon in 2007. Since then they have fallen 11 percent, dropping to over 1.4 billion tons in 2013, according …

What aren’t RBS telling us about their carbon emissions?

  What aren’t RBS telling us about their carbon emissions? Today we published some new research that shows that theRoyal Bank of Scotland’s carbon emissions are much higher than they say they are – if you count the emissions from the loans they make to coal, oil and gas companies around the world. …