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“Zero emissions is an ambitious but achievable goal.” —UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonZero has become the most important number for humanity. Why?Any chance of stabilizing the climate
hinges on transitioning to zero greenhouse ...
President Obama is channeling his inner Al Gore
in his new climate
push with a public relations strategy that breaks with his first term.
Obama, in short, is now talking loudly and directly about the peril of climate
change as he ...
Like any major city near a coast, Seattle likely won't be immune from rising sea levels and other effects of global warming. Mayor Mike McGinn discusses the city's plan
s for addressing climate
change, including his push to divest Seattle's ...
change is a worthy issue which most of us feel we should be deeply concerned about - but not just yet.
In the cosy Western World, there is a distinct lack of urgency about the problem. We wrongly feel the impact of climate
Los Angeles will become the biggest U.S. city to abandon coal-fueled electricity after the taxpayer- owned utility said it will support renewable sources, boost energy efficiency and build a new natural-gas fired plan
The city’s ...
Among all the tests President Obama faced in his first term, his biggest failure was climate
change. After promising in 2008 that his presidency would be "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our plan
et began to heal," ...
A year ago, as the curtain was closing on 2011, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood in front of an audience at the United Nations and declared that it would be cities, not national governments, that would lead the fight against climate
Environmental groups will step up the pressure on Barack Obama to act on climate
change in his second term, with a rally Sunday at the White House against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Activists are pressing Obama to deliver early ...
President Obama embraced his environmental record Thursday and fought back at his GOP rival's recent mockery by telling the Democratic National Convention that "climate change is not a hoax."
In accepting the Democratic presidential ...
takes some shots at President Obama in a new Rolling Stone essay, grumbling that he has “thus far failed to use the bully pulpit to make the case for bold
action on climate
change.” Wait: Isn’t that Al Gore
’s job? The president’s job is ...
has a lengthy piece in the forthcoming issue of Rolling Stone on--what else?--climate change. He starts out with some harsh (and deserved) words about the media's overall coverage of the issue. But his toughest criticism is reserved for ...
Following the rocky path of climate
legislation in the U.S. Congress these past years brought me back to the 1980s, and my time as a crime reporter in New York City. After a shooting in those days, a homicide detective named Marty Davin would go ...
This was supposed to be the transformative moment on global warming, the tipping point when America proved to the world that capitalism has a conscience, that we take the fate of the plan
et seriously. According to the script, Congress would pass ...
The House passed legislation on Friday intended to address global warming and transform the way the nation produces and uses energy.
The vote was the first time either house of Congress had approved a bill meant to curb the heat-trapping ...
Some say there's a whiff of fresh air in Washington. But others say it's the same hot air as always . . . only there's more of it than ever.
As President Obama continues to push for a market-based cap on greenhouse gas emissions, an ...
It might, in other circumstances, seem a quaint and harmless relic from another era: a coal plan
t built 99 years ago to assure Congress an independent source of power.
But the Capitol Hill Power Plan
t, a compact red brick building now ...
"I can’t understand," Al Gore
said a while ago, "why there aren’t rings of young people blocking bulldozers and preventing them from constructing coal-fired power plan
Just wait, Al. The Capitol Climate
Action, a coalition of ...
Iron fertilization of oceans less effective in sequestering carbon than previously estimated
In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, former Vice President Al Gore
urged lawmakers to move swiftly on a ...
Former US vice president Al Gore
called Wednesday for new US global leadership on climate
change, "reversing years of inaction," calling environmental action an untapped fuel of economic growth.
Gore urged lawmakers to speedily pass US ...
Former Vice President Al Gore
told U.S. lawmakers that “bold action now” to combat global warming is needed to solve the nation’s climate
, economic and national security challenges, and called for passage of President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan
Former US vice president Al Gore
pressed lawmakers Wednesday to back President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan
and quickly restrict US output of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.
"In order to repower our economy, restore ...
Former Vice President Al Gore
today warned U.S. lawmakers that humanity faces "a plan
etary emergency" from climate
change and repeated his call for binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions. "We have arrived at a moment of decision," said Gore
crusader Al Gore
said the first step toward restoring U.S. "economic and moral leadership" is to pass President Barack Obama's stimulus package -- and the second step is putting a price on carbon.
"For years our efforts to ...
New scientific studies - including one released this week - add urgency to the need to reduce carbon emissions, but the United States can do it in a way that strengthens American economic prosperity and national security, former Vice President Al ...
It's safe to say that 2008 was an unsettling year, perhaps best described with one word: volatility.
It leapt out of the gates like a purebred racehorse being chased by a bear. The oil sands were booming. Commodities like potash and ...