The so-called American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) will go to any lengths, including manipulation and mischaracterization, to ensure that coal-fired power plants are allowed to continue dumping unlimited carbon pollution into our air. This week, ACCCE sent a...continued→
Dan Lashof, Program Director, Climate & Clean Air, Washington, D.C.
"Those who doubt the existence of global warming are ignoring the train that's coming to hit us. It's coming, and it's our fault."
I received the following email from Will Hadley, an eighth grader who wants to help spread the word on climate change. He believes that the slogan quoted in the title of this post is the kind of sticky message that...continued→
Research published yesterday in the scientific journal Nature is receiving a lot of attention, and for good reason. It puts a specific date – 2047 – on when we will be living in a new world due to unlimited dumping...continued→
The first Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was released outside London in 1990. It concluded that carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases would cause unprecedented climate change if nothing were done to reduce emissions. Some global warming had...continued→
If you ask Google how to get from New York to Washington it will tell you to get on I-95 South and drive for 225 miles. If that’s all you have seen of New Jersey you could be forgiven for...continued→
Today, Administrator Gina McCarthy is announcing EPA’s new proposal to limit carbon pollution from future power plants. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions. Q. What's this new EPA carbon standard all about? A. We have an...continued→
There has been a lot of cross-talk over the last couple of years about how much methane leaks from the natural gas production and distribution system. Most of what has been said and written was based on analyzing and reanalyzing...continued→
To hear the coal industry tell it, EPA’s plan to establish sensible limits on carbon pollution from future power plants—due out at the end of next week—is tantamount to a ban on the lifeblood of America. If you want a...continued→
New Analysis Confirms Opportunity for Big Carbon Cuts from Power Plants at Low Cost (wonkfest, with otters)
A new Discussion Paper out yesterday from Dallas Burtraw and Matt Woerman at Resources For the Future (RFF) confirms the main conclusion from NRDC’s December 2012 report on curbing carbon pollution from power plant: The Clean Air Act can be...continued→
This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post. Three years after the National Academy of Sciences, a grouping of our country’s top scientists, declared “Climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks,” it’s hard to...continued→
President Obama showed the world what climate leadership looks like in his speech on Tuesday. It was a great speech, which I had the privilege to witness in the dense Washington heat, and I have the sunburn to show for...continued→
Today President Obama laid out his second term climate plan in a major speech at Georgetown University. I was thrilled to be here for this historic event. The president confronts many threats that appear more urgent, but none are more...continued→
If infographics can save the planet then we should be in pretty good shape because James West over at the Climate Desk has produced a couple of great ones. I’m particularly fond of “How to fix the climate, in one...continued→
On Friday I had the honor of being the commencement speaker for Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group, where I obtained my Ph.D. 26 years ago. Here is a lightly edited version of my speech (some inside jokes removed). Thank you...continued→
Taxpayers Get Nearly $100 Billion Bill for 2012 Extreme Weather, Equivalent to One-Sixth of Non-Defense Discretionary Spending
With all the debate on the federal budget in Congress, climate change rarely gets mentioned as a deficit driver. Yet dealing with climate disruption was one of the largest non-defense discretionary budget items in 2012. Indeed, as NRDC shows in...continued→
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