Saul Griffith, a scientist and MacArthur fellow, has spent the last few years figuring out the exact steps we need to take to get off fossil fuels. His answer? Electrifying everything.
Wherever the spotted lanternflies go, trees die.
New evidence shows that oil and gas companies that produce plastic have been telling anything but the truth about recycling.
Every minute of every day, millions of plants, fungi, and microbes are thriving, breaking down waste, and not only maintaining the cycle of life, but also improving it.
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As a high school student, my passion for all aspects of water and water quality manifested in the desire to conduct research furthering my knowledge.
Mississippi is a frontline community for climate change, but it has never been treated as such.
Air conditioners recycle air, potentially spreading viruses. This new technology allows people to stay cool while breathing fresh air.
Quarantine leads one family to a climate solution right at home.
Eco anxiety or “the chronic fear of environmental doom” is most prevalent in today’s teenagers.
How the concept of wilderness reinforces colonialist narratives and prevents us from fixing our broken relationship with nature.
BIPOC deserve to be at the forefront of these movements because they are the ones living at the frontline and in sacrifice zones, whether in the Global South or in the US.
The spiny lobster faces climate change and overfishing around the Caribbean, but it’s thriving in Maria Elena bay thanks to this collective.
A team of students is building a new platform to connect climate advocacy and AI.
How we can diversify our narrative of the natural world – and how it could help solve the climate crisis.
Personal protective equipment is life-saving gear that’s become critical for fighting the spread of COVID-19. Yet disposable surgical masks come with their own set of problems.
A student passionate about sustainability encounters environmental injustice close to home.
“The problem is not the fire, it’s people with no proper relationship with the land,” says David Claudie, a traditional owner and custodian of the northern Kaanju homelands, Northern Wenlock and Pascoe Rivers.
Natural disasters don’t discriminate, but the government sure does.
Algal blooms are killing wildlife and making people sick. Here’s how we aided their reign of terror.
A student activist shares how she and a friend took on polystyrene at their school.
Oil’s long-term outlook is bleak, and if you are under 30, you are almost certainly part of the reason why.
Almost every national park was once home to Indigenous communities who modified the land for millennia.
The Juliana v. United States plaintiffs turn to an ancient legal doctrine.
There is a world of decomposition churning under our feet, and it might help save us.
There’s a lot of hype around hemp, but chances are you haven’t even heard of half the things it can do for you and for the planet.
Global crises like the coronavirus pandemic or climate change can only be prevented if we stop ignoring women on the frontlines.
Latinos consistently vote in smaller numbers than other groups. The climate crisis could change that.
A new report shows that plummeting costs for wind, solar and batteries mean a rapid shift to clean energy could come at no extra cost.
An open letter to our supporters.
However the pros of essential oils do not always necessarily outweigh the con of their environmental impact.
Looking at the environmental impacts of palo santo and white sage.
The environmental practices used to mine crystals are not the only problem.
Many countries are at risk to the catastrophic effects of climate change, but Bangladesh has been facing the worst effects for years.
Over the past five years, rare and extreme flooding events have occurred on all five of the Great Lakes, and on rivers flowing in and out of them.
Recycling is one way to lower our impact on the environment, but sometimes enthusiasm for this solution gets in the way of its actual benefits.
If you’re seeking a way to soothe yourself, or for a place to find some kind of solace, consider finding a way to connect with nature.
Why JPMorgan Chase should vote the former Exxon CEO off its board.
Local leaders weigh in on a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from weakening regulations on power plants.
The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of humanity’s carbon emissions, and by 2050, it is estimated to take up a quarter of the world’s carbon budget.
“Some areas here are still incredible, but it’s kind of just the edges of what this place used to be.”
Global rates of deforestation spiked upwards in the past three years, and this trend is being played out dramatically in the rainforests of the Amazon.
Yet more reasons why awarding Rush Limbaugh the Medal of Freedom made no sense.
Extreme heat not only threatens the environment, but our very lives.
The privilege of traveling the world is something I am fully aware of when considering how I have to stop flying.
Democrats are more trusted on climate change than either party on any other issue. Republicans are taking notice.
That could be a problem. If people start to believe the end is nigh, they might give up on tackling the carbon crisis.
He provides one new prospective after another, and they map out exactly how our climate nightmare can be fixed.
Earth Day calls attention to the damage that we have done to our home and demands politicians and big corporations make the changes necessary to keep the planet habitable.
Audio recordings could help revive reefs besieged by storms and heat waves.
We seem to be living in a time of constant protest. Will it help solve the climate crisis?
“It was like banging pots and pans in the street, and everyone still had their windows shut.”
New research suggests coastal homeowners worried about rising seas are selling their houses at bargain rates.
“We’re recording the most severe destruction of the natural world in human history. It’s really important that we are able to work with those feelings.”
Poverty isn’t the only factor driving migration from Latin-American countries.
Scientist Maria Rodriguez studied several sites ravaged by illegal gold mining that had left a legacy of destruction and mercury poisoning. One area resembled a lunar landscape, rather than a rainforest.
Researchers are repurposing an ancient technology for the modern age.
As global temperatures rise, the wellbeing of man’s best friend may suffer.
Medications for high blood pressure, asthma, allergies and depression can spur fainting, stroke or worse during a heat wave. By Marlene Cimons One day during the summer of 2018, Nita Sweeney, a 58-year-old retired lawyer-turned-author from Upper Arlington, Ohio, set off for a 7-mile run — a normal distance for an avid runner. It was warm … Continue reading “Prescription Drugs and Extreme Heat — A Deadly Combination”
Climate 2020 is a new podcast hosted by our founder David Gelber and Jeff Nesbit, the executive director of Climate Nexus.
Here are some little changes college students can make to lead more sustainable and eco-friendly lives.
Former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy on inequality, corruption, and the young Americans who have had enough.
The platform’s algorithm regularly surfaces videos promoting climate denial in response to queries about climate change.
Across the globe on September 20, people of all ages will be joining the strikes that started as a student walk-out.
Two new books highlight how pollution is corrupting the bodies — and minds — of people of color.
What Optimism Bias can teach us about inaction in the face of climate change.
Every so often a conservative pundit will bring up the idea of selling off all of America’s public lands to the highest bidder.
New research shows elephants and tamarins nurture trees that soak up huge sums of planet-warming carbon pollution.
How the cosmetics industry is negatively impacting the planet.
Do we really need a video telling us how to recycle?
“I thought I was taking a job. I didn’t realize that I would be fighting for the soul of America.”
Because couldn’t we all use some therapy when it comes to climate change?
How a Trump-supported effort to revive dying industries is moving to the states.
Their environmental promises helped get them elected, but have they followed through?
What does this mean for Britain’s climate change policies?
Climate change is driving the spread of a fatal, drug-resistant fungus.
It is estimated that the glaciers in the region have lost a foot and a half of ice every year since the year 2000, a faster rate than the previous 25 years.
The current nationwide heatwave likely represents the future normal on summer days, and the heat waves in the near future will be unbearable.
It took me just under 24 hours to decide that the climate movement was the single most important thing happening in the world.
The Trump administration continues to tout its commitment to coal, but it has failed to protect miners from the industry’s inexorable collapse.
“Microbes make the world go around. Climate change is having a profound impact on them.’’
What is the evidence linking climate change to war?
“Chickens are one of the most abused animals on the planet.”
A new report says the industrial giant misread the tea leaves on clean energy — and should serve as a warning to businesses worldwide.
Experts call for recycling EV batteries to meet the growing demand for lithium and cobalt.
The new legislation calls for an 85 percent reduction in emissions from 1990 levels, a target which the governor called “the most aggressive in the country.”
One scientist’s plan to make burgers and bratwursts from lab-grown bug cells.
Climate models counterintuitively predict that global warming can cause harsher winters in the United States.
Two scientists have developed a device that captures the electrical charge from falling snow.
“The number one priority for us is protecting our natural resources, our beach coastline.”
“We want to have 100,000 Catherine Pucketts worldwide. Women could be the architects of the blue economy.”
The group in charge of investing NYU’s endowment has a conflict of interest when it comes to climate change.
The Puerto Rican diaspora went to incredible lengths to help the island after Hurricane Maria. They don’t know why Trump won’t do the same.
New research shows pollution from cars is responsible for 4 million new cases of childhood asthma each year.
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“My house could be underwater in 50 years, and I would like to avoid that.”
Borrowing from the conservative playbook, a pair of veteran environmental lawyers has a bold plan to overhaul climate laws.
The impacts of the spill left an entire generation reeling from the impacts of oil pollution.
Scientists are studying tree rings to better understand how forests have responded to climate change and carbon dynamics.
Women have long held important positions in Ghana’s fishing industry. But as the country’s fisheries face crisis, their voices are not being heard.
Taxpayers are spending billions subsidizing polluting industries.
Trump wants to put Dr. William Happer, who has no formal training in climate science, in charge of a panel that will decide if climate change is a threat to the U.S.
Carbon pollution could be turning the lakes more acidic. A lack of data has left scientists with more questions than answers.
New research suggests extreme weather can worsen depression in mothers, leaving children more anxious and distressed.
Climate scientist Warren Washington will be awarded the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.
“The effects of climate change go way beyond pure meteorological changes and have consequences for social and political processes worldwide.”
New research shows that fixing roads is a great way to tackle climate change.
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Siberia’s Lake Baikal, a UNESCO world heritage site, is imperiled by rising temperatures and pollution.
Scientists say the answer is in the ice.
The Trump administration is looking for legal loopholes that will allow it to weaken limits on carbon pollution.
Scientists say a wood-eating crustacean could help produce biofuels at lower cost and with less energy.
A man on track to set a world record to raise awareness of ocean health is forced out of the water.
And with the loss of Seagrass, a vital tool for cleaning up heat-trapping carbon pollution.
Ocean waters are growing more acidic, eating away at the discarded skeletons that make up the seafloor.
These pilgrims are walking 1500 kilometers to make a statement at the United Nations summit in Katowice.
The historically black prep school aims to install 400 solar panels that will power its sprawling 2,000-acre campus.
Storms cause flooding. Green infrastructure helps homeowners stay afloat.
Trees, as a species, move over time. They migrate in response to environmental challenges, especially climate change.
Here’s what that means for the rest of the climate movement.
All-electric race cars are getting faster and lasting longer.
Students cultivate job skills — and a new appreciation — for the forest they call home.
Scientists find that increasing temperatures, along with higher population densities and overprescribing antibiotics, play a role in drug-defiant bacteria.
“There is no walking out from the energy transition.”
Some of the most profound impacts of climate change are happening in the world’s oceans.
Introductory textbooks scarcely mention climate change or energy.
Young people around the world are working every day to fight climate change. Here are six youth leaders making an impact in their communities.
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People need trees, but they keep destroying them.
Scant snowfall is fueling drought, floods, wildfires and mudslides.
Instead of driving global warming, wine waste can be used to make safer food, medicine and cosmetics.
The American Petroleum Institute (API), the oil industry’s most powerful trade group, first became aware of climate change as early as 1959, nearly 60 years ago. What the group did next was astonishing. After studying the problem of climate change for another decade, API then decided to embark on a science disinformation campaign that continues … Continue reading “Big Oil Knew”
How a handful of community organizers got the biggest city in America to take on the one of the most powerful industries on Earth.
For a generation, Camp of Champions was Canada’s premier summer training ground for freestyle skiers and snowboarders — then it melted away.
We’re changing the name of our organization from YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY to The YEARS Project, like the hashtag our fans have been using all along.
If you are 18-30 and have something to say about climate change, send us a video.
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The ecological paradox of modern life on planet Earth.
“We are the perfect industry to lead the way.”
Scientists are making ice sculptures to understand the effects of climate change on forests.
While Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen work to convince consumers of their green credentials, they refuse to disavow the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.
A former Paris Agreement negotiator Lays out the ways the U.S. can meet the promises made in Paris without the federal government.
Nature always finds a way to restore itself and, if given the chance, so will Puerto Rico’s infrastructure.
Since President Trump took office, his climate change policies have hovered somewhere between negligent and actively detrimental.
Nicaragua’s President says he plans to join the international climate deal, leaving Syria and the U.S. as the only nations without a seat at the table.
Last night that issue was climate change, and the points she made are very much worth addressing.
It would seem President Trump only thinks humans can impact the climate when he’s talking about himself.
In some corners of the internet, a troubling trend is beginning to take shape in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Her concern for the victims is admirable, but her sense of outrage is not.
Climate Change Censorship Goes Federal
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A decidedly good environmental decision by the Trump Administration.
One of the most powerful ways you can help solve climate change is to vote. Take the pledge.
Senator Al Franken presents the first ever episode of Boiling The Frog, with a story about an overweight smoker.
The perils – and necessity – of community-based protection of the Maya Biosphere Reserve.
Yes, we need big, glamorous, global cooperation to stem the tide of climate change – the type of change for which the Paris Agreement has laid a foundation. But for international agreements to work, we also need change at the local level.
We’re dedicated to telling the stories of the millions of people who may be displaced by the environmental disasters brought on by climate change.
Tom Erb and Camila Thorndike offer some examples of how to talk about carbon pricing with your friends, your college president and your elected representatives.
Speaking out against climate change denial was a major motivation for many protesters at the March for Science.
With Donald J. Trump’s full-on assault on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency now underway, we travelled to Harvard Kennedy School recently to interview former Administrator Gina McCarthy.
This week, we see good solar news from one state and ban solar news from another. Outside the U.S., climate disaster strikes on Colombia.
This week, more executive orders from Trump continue to threaten climate progress. However, there’s renewed interest in renewables from Madison, WI to Southern Australia.
We’re in a race against time to solve climate change. Can the good news catch up to the bad? This week, we got reports of serious climate impacts coming in from all around the world, from Peru to the Arctic. But new research shows positive progress on beef and the impact of clean energy on … Continue reading “The Good News…The Bad News…Week of March 24, 2017”
The struggle over vehicle emissions was in the news a lot this week, on both the good and bad sides of the climate beat. Meanwhile, methane and a worse-than-expected official budget are cause for worry.
More bad news at the federal level this week. On the brighter side, solar storage and food waste prevention promise both emissions reductions and cost savings.
This week, the EPA took some hits, but the Military seems determined to march onward with clean energy initiatives.
#NoDAPL protesters faced a heartbreaking eviction and much of the U.S. is worryingly warm, but there’s good news on the clean tech front.
Here are a few things to keep in mind going forward.
In the U.S., Trump’s pro-fossil fuel agenda pushes ahead in D.C., but cities in the West look turn towards renewables.
The Bard Center for Environmental Policy will host a national webinar on carbon pricing on Wednesday, April 5th at 7:00 PM EST.
Can the goods news catch up to the bad? This week, there’s both good news and bad news for wind power and pipelines.
Congress goes backwards on climate change as wildfires turn deadly in Chile, but states step up.
Each Friday, we recap the top climate change news of the week.
Climate change activists responded quickly to the executive move, organizing protests around the country, including in D.C., Los Angeles and New York.
Stay informed with the weekly Good News/Bad News recap from the team at Years of Living Dangerously. Rounding up the news as the Trump’s inaugural proceedings begin, the scales tip towards bad news for the climate this week.
– Chrysler the Latest Emissions Cheater?
– DOI to Trump: Overhauling Coal Program Makes Sense
– Clean Energy Investment Down, But Renewables Looking Up
– New York Wants In on the Wind
– Tillerson Keeps it Vague
– As Tillerson Waffles, Exxon Must Show Its Cards
– Fossil Fuels Make Guest Appearance at Sessions Hearing
– New DOE Policy to Strengthen Scientists
– A Carbon Sink the Size of New York
– Confirmation hearings for Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson begin today
– Corporate Leaders: Fighting Climate Change is Good Business
– A species of bumblebee once common throughout the eastern US is at risk of extinction
– Can West Virginia’s new governor save coal country?
– The Heat Was On in 2016
– Obama: Clean Energy Revolution “Irreversible”
– Exxon Will Do Business With Anyone, US Policy Be Damned
– FWS: Save Sea Ice, Save the Polar Bear
– Methane Has Zombie Effect on Rising Sea Levels, Study Shows
– Big Storms Wallop California
– Atlantic Coast Saved from Seismic Testing
– Antarctica Going Through a Breakup
– As Donald Trump Denies Climate Change, These Kids Die of It
We’re in a race against time to prevent widespread climate disasters. Can the good news outpace the bad? Welcome to our weekly recap.
– The SEC, Climate Change, & Clayton’s New Pals
– Take That Scuba Trip Now Before It Gets Worse
– Army Corps Passes on Changing Pipeline Approval Permit
– Sensing gains ahead under Trump, the Kochs court minorities
– NOAA Vindicated, Deniers Look Dumb
– Obama Coal & Methane Rules In GOP Crosshairs
– China’s Renewables Bonanza
– The Climate Movement’s Diversity Problem
– House Quietly Shifts Federal Lands Policy
– 2016 Weather Makes a Pricey Year For Insurers
– Break Out The Umbrellas, Californians
– Dakota pipeline protesters, nearby residents brace for 2017
– Cabinet Confirmations Put Fossil Fuels in Spotlight
– Liberal States Gear Up for 2017 Climate Surprises
– Weak federal powers could limit Trump’s climate-policy rollback
– Scientists just ran the numbers on how much Trump could damage the planet
– Michael Mann’s Case Moves Forward
– Rudolph Lends a Hand
– A Sunny Drive in France
– The coming battle between the Trump team and economists over the true cost of climate change
– Arctic Temperatures Skyrocket
– Trump Really, Really, Really Hates Windpower
– Arizona Axes Net Metering
– Trudeau sees carbon price as investment edge in age of Trump
– State Dept Under Transition Team Scrutiny?
– Obama (And Trudeau) Takes Drilling Off the Table
– Clean Energy All Over the Midwest
– Today’s Forecast May Make You Believe In Climate Change
– Obama May Block Offshore Drilling
– DOI Adopts Coal Mining Rule For Now
– Zika Fueled by El Niño
– The Energy Department helped start a revolution – and doesn’t know who to hand it off to
– Trump’s War on Science Sparks Pushback
– Cities Drive Climate Action
– Antarctica Melting From Below
– How To Talk To Uncle Bill About Climate Change
America Ferrera had the opportunity to meet these incredible leaders this past year, but this team has been hard at work for years.
– A Trump Guide To Unraveling Climate Action
– Last Year’s Weird Weather Fueled By Climate Change
– Michigan’s Successful Energy Compromise
– California’s Computers to Conserve Energy
– Trump to Climate Scientists: Sorry, But You’re Still Wrong
– US Solar Shines Through 2016
– Reading the Tillerson Climate Tea Leaves
– G20 Panel Urges Climate Transparency for Businesses
– Perry Waltzes Into DOE Job As Agency Resists Transition Interrogation
– Scientists, You’re Our Only Hope
– Big Sky Rep Will Take Over Interior
– Arctic Gets New Dismal Report Card
– Voters say U.S. should stay in the Paris accord — survey
– Exxon Will Control State Dept
– #ExxonKnew But Went Ahead With Tar Sands
– Transition Carousel Includes Perry for DOE, Zinke for DOI
– Divestment Is a Trillion Dollar Effort
– US Finally Gets Windy
– Fears of a Climate Purge in the Trump Administration
– An “Open Mind” on Climate Change that Appears to Ignore Science
– World’s Top Oil Boss May Become America’s Top Diplomat
– Surprise — Oil Interests May Run DOE & DOI Too
– With Pruitt Nomination, Dems Dig In, Deniers Rejoice
– Canada’s Carbon Price
– Boston Sounds the Alarm
– WSJ: Corporate America Unfazed By Trump
– It’s already happening: Hundreds of animals, plants locally extinct due to climate change
– Pruitt, Who Hates EPA, Will Lead It
– Greenland Ice May Melt Quicker Than We Thought
– Kasich Cold on Renewables Freeze?
– How Trump can influence climate change
– Red states in the hot seat
– Oil & Gas In Trump Tower & DC
– Weather Channel Unleashes Tsunami of Truth
– Googling Now Powered By Renewables
– Paulson, Bloomberg, Steyer: Clean Energy Economy Worth the Investment
– Arctic Sea Ice Hits “Crazy” New Low
Cars that can drive themselves are already on the road, with pilot projects of autonomous cars happening around the world. If you live in the U.S., you might have even driven past one without knowing it, because regulations still require someone to sit in the driver’s seat, as Ty Burrell learned in the Years of Living Dangerously … Continue reading “Picturing the Driverless Future”
– Trump, Digging in on DAPL, May Privatize Tribal Lands
– Two Trumps and a Gore
– Climate Change Intensifies Thunderstorms
– Exxon Won’t Attend AGU Party
The “$” indicates a news site that may have a paywall. #NoDAPL Succeeds: On Sunday afternoon, the Army Corps of Engineers announced they will deny a permit for the final easement of the Dakota Access pipeline on sacred Standing Rock Sioux burial sites, and will instead explore alternate routes. The announcement comes four months after the protests … Continue reading “Hot News: December 5, 2016”
– Fossil Fuel Influence & Climate Conspiracies in Transition Team
– Energy Secretary Musical Chairs
– Cities Must Lead on 1.5 Goal
– Death Toll Rises in Tennessee Wildfire
– Trump Supporters Love Renewables
– Possible Climate Rationalism at DOD, OMB
– California Explores Tightening Water Use
– EPA Seeks to Lock In Fuel Efficiency Rules
– Wind Sets New Record In Lone Star State
– Big Day for Tar Sands
– Trump Transition Updates
– Less Coal = Safer Tuna
– Renewable advocates urge tax-credit extension in lame duck
– Climate Red Flags Fly in Trumpland
– Largest Die-Off on Record
– Pope Says Keep the Climate Pact
– A wrenching choice for Alaska towns in the path of climate change
– Cities Call For Climate Action
– As Feds Call for Standing Rock Site Closure, Trump’s Involvement Raises Eyebrows
– Arctic Melt Near Tipping Point
– Trump UN Ambassador Pick, Space Policies Signal Trouble
– Perils of climate change could swamp coastal real estate
– Trump, Climate, and the Gray Lady
– RGGI States Plan for Progress Under Trump
– Violence at DAPL Protest Site Continues
– How cities plan to fight climate change in the Trump years
– Washington state youth sue government over climate change
– Trump: Encourage Shale & Clean Coal, Fight British Wind Farms
– Trump’s Fossil-Fueled Transition Picks
– More On Trump’s Cabinet-in-Waiting
– Record Hot Days To Outpace Cold Days
– Canada Swears Off Coal
From the ability of sharks to sniff out food, to how well clownfish see and hear, to whether snails can escape being eaten by sea stars, acidification poses grave risks to ocean life beyond shellfish and coral.
– Trump’s Climate Denying Staff Picks
– COP22 Ends With Promise of Continued Action
– New Ban on Arctic Oil & Gas Drilling
– Zika is no longer a global emergency, W.H.O. says
– Global Show of Strength on Climate
– O’Reilly to Trump: “Accept the Paris Treaty”
– SolarCity, Tesla Merger Approved
– Exceptional Warming in the Arctic
– Obama Adm. Unveils Final Climate Vision, Big Businesses Agree
– China, Posed to Lead on Climate, Rebukes Trump “Hoax” Claims
– Protecting the World Economy
– Rick Perry considered for Energy Secretary
– Bush-Era EPA Contenders
– Obama Admin Issues Fresh Methane Rules
– Nationwide Protests Against DAPL
– Cities tout progress, vow to stay on track
– John Kerry’s Antarctica visit highlights a continent, and climate policies, under threat
– Trump Eyeing Fossil-Fueled Future
– “Wait and See” on Trump and Paris Agreement
– Microsoft Inks Biggest Wind Power Deal
– D.C. Circuit may be bulwark against enviro rule changes
– Obama administration announces $125m in international clean-energy funds
– Feds call for further discussion before Dakota pipeline can move forward
– Trump Looking to Quit Climate Deal
– Energy Might Get A Breather
– Meet Myron Ebell
– Uncertainty and Optimism at COP22
– World Emissions Flat in 2016
No country exemplifies more acutely the knot of challenges our planet faces.
– States Will Drive Climate Progress
– “Climate Kids” Case Moves Forward
– Govt. Finalizes Rule for Renewables on Public Land
– Ratchet Up Climate Ambition
– Al Gore offers to work with Trump on climate change
– Ready to Protect the Climate
– Speculations on Trump’s Cabinet
– Keystone XL’s Likely Revival
– Reasons for Hope
– White House says committed to implementing Iran deal, climate change agreement
– Trump Declared President
– Solar Wins in FL
– Human Footprint “Increasingly Visible”
– Toasty October keeps U.S. on track for 2nd-hottest year
– Environmentalists score a win in Nevada
– Get Out and Vote
– Climate on the Ballot
– Study Warns of Fastest Sea Level Rise in Human History
– What the world can learn from Burlington and Bernie Sanders
– COP22 day one: A news digest, in quotes
Clarissa Olivares, a senior at the University of Washington studying international development, tells us why she’s saying #YesOn732
Years of Living Dangerously Events and Screenings PAST EVENTS June 9, 2017 “Collapse of the Oceans” – Episode Screening Friday at 9:45 PM Piazza Maggiore, Bologna Italy Part of the #All4TheGreen week of environmental events, the screening will be held at Piazza Maggiore, Bologna’s central square, on a solar-powered open air cinema. More details here. January 31 … Continue reading “Event Schedule”
– Marrakech: The “COP of Action” Begins As US Election Looms Large
– EPA Submits Final CPP Model Trading Rule
– House science chairman gets heat in Texas race for being a global warming skeptic
– Vast Moroccan solar power plant is hard act for Africa to follow
– EV Road Trips To Become Easier
– The Road Through Paris
– Shrinking September Arctic Ice
– Preview: The UN’s COP22 climate talks in Marrakech
– Don’t ignore impact of climate change, utility regulators urged
– Trump Promises $100B Savings by Climate Inaction
– Govt. Exploring DAPL Reroute
– Energy Giant Says Oil Peak Imminent
– EPA reports say automakers hit emissions targets for 2015 vehicles, mpg rises
– Indigenous rights are key to preserving forests, climate change study finds
– Support Falls for Florida’s Amendment 1
– China Leads Global Carbon Intensity Decline
– Offshore Wind Costs Plunge Worldwide
– Trump voters really like renewable energy. Someone should tell Trump.
– US election result to dominate COP22 UN climate summit
– Oil majors join forces in climate push with renewable energy fund
– Roadmap to Resilience
– Air Pollution Hurts Millions of Kids
– Fossil Fuels Replacing Retired Nuclear, For Now
– Study blames low 2015 western snowpack on high temperatures
– North Dakota oil pipeline battle: Who’s fighting and why
– Climate change is already forcing Americans to move
– Musk Debuts Solar Roof
– Exxon To Write Down Reserves
– TV Show Talks Solar Politics
– Shipping Industry to Deliver Emissions Plan by 2023
– The ambitious Clinton climate plan nobody is talking about
– 1 in 7 children globally lives with ‘toxic’ air, study finds
Can It Adapt to Rising Seas?
– Warmer Arctic, Colder America
– Wind Sector Soars
– Mediterranean’s Decertifying Future
– Climate change discussion sparse in US presidential race
– Maritime nations agree to cut pollution from ships in 2020
– World’s largest marine park created in Antarctic Ocean
– White House Grants for Coal States
– Raising Exxon’s Red Flags
– Climate Signals in Australia
– Tesla turns profit, Musk says no new capital needed for Model 3
– Florida scientists request meeting with Trump on climate change
What is a price on carbon?
– Clinton, Trump Advisers Debate Energy
– Judge Approves Dieselgate Settlement
– Coal Not a Poverty Solution
– West Antarctica’s Rapid Melt
– 800,000 Haitians in “dire need” of food after Hurricane Matthew, UN warns
– Climate Projections Legally Threaten Species
– Renewables Ruled in 2015
– CO2 Levels Passed Key Threshold in 2015
– Shipping Industry Targets Climate Reform
– Original subpoena finally surfaces in Exxon case
– More coal plants will deepen – not cut – poverty, researchers warn
Young people today are growing up with the knowledge that climate change makes our future uncertain.
– Trump Would Attack Climate Programs in First 100 Days
– Climate Change Brings Dermatology Woes
– China’s Climate Refugees
– SunEdison creditors launch lawsuit against lenders in bankruptcy battle
– Food industry goes beyond looks to fight waste
– Big companies fail to meet carbon goals
– Matthew’s 1-in-1000 Year Rainfall
– Solar Capacity Leaps in the US
– In Vino Veritas: Global wine production for 2016 is projected to fall five percent from last year due to “climatic events”
– The other war on coal: Thousands of retired miners could lose their health care and pensions
– Clinton aides mulled carbon fee in climate policy memo
– France to abandon carbon floor price –media
– Climate Change Goes 0-for-3 in Debates
– Solar “Political Jiu-Jitsu”
– Typhoon Haima Displaces Tens of Thousands in Philippines
– Wrangling the climate impact of California dairy
– Saudi Arabia says oil industry must meet climate goals
– China increases limits on construction of coal-fired power plants
– Global Temps Continue to Soar
– SolarCity, Airbnb Team Up for the Planet
– Philippines Braces for ‘Monster’ Typhoon
– Big Oil Should Wise Up to EVs
– Nevada voters weigh deregulation of electricity market
– Canadian carbon price worries farmers, fertilizer makers
– Exxon Files to Throw Out NY Subpoena
– Riot Charge Against Amy Goodman Dismissed
– September Continues Record Heat Streak
– US ignored rising-sea warnings at radar site
– Wind could supply fifth of world electricity by 2030
I am frequently told in my university classes that anthropogenic climate change is the most important issue of our time, and that we must address it now to mitigate its countless negative effects.
– Cranking Up Climate Action
– Navy Makes Big Solar Energy Buy
– The Great Barrier Reef Isn’t Dead
– SEC sidesteps Lamar Smith’s document request, declines to confirm Exxon probe
– Magnate’s twin goals: Fighting climate change and electing Donald Trump
– Oil bets big to hold GOP Congress, sits out Trump-Clinton brawl
– China’s coal capital is spending millions to go green
We are writing to you as the generation who will inherit that future. We are the young people you’ve inspired.
– Unrelenting Floods in North Carolina, Cholera in Haiti
– Louisiana Plans Better For Climate Change
– Negative on Negative Emissions
– Rep. Loretta Sanchez challenges state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris to Senate debate on climate change
– Obama worries partisan climate ‘not good for science’
– Nations seek deal to reduce HFCs; could dent global warming
– With 120-mph winds, Nicole ties the strongest hurricane on record to strike Bermuda
– Energy Emissions Lowest Since 1991
– HFC Deal Looks Close to Completion
– EPA Dings FERC on Climate Assessment
– Flooding from hurricane hits lower-income North Carolina residents hard
– ‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Nicole to pummel Bermuda
– Electric cars set to pass 2m landmark globally by end of 2016
– Gore Stumps for Climate, Clinton
– North Carolina Grapples with Flooding Chaos
– Energy Efficiency Gains Across the Globe
– Why climate change divides us
– UK loses top 10 spot in global energy ranking for the first time
– Moroccan minister: COP22 won’t exclude parties that haven’t joined Paris deal
– Hurricane Matthew Causes Record Flooding
– Coal Worker Sparks Energy Debate
– Climate Change Linked to Western Wildfires
– Hillary and Al’s change of climate
– Top green group to spend at least $40 million this election, shattering past records
– World Bank says Paris climate goals at risk from new coal schemes
Sometimes in the battle for climate justice, we lose sight of what we are actually fighting for.
Many climate experts say the solution to climate change is putting a strong price on carbon. That’s because making something expensive is a good motivation to get people to do it less. Right now, it’s free to pump carbon and other forms of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. But if we put a price … Continue reading “A Handy Guide to Carbon Pricing Resources”
– Hurricane Matthew Hovers Near Florida
– Global Aviation Emissions Deal Takes Off
– Spring Springs Earlier at National Parks
– This is how political the decline of coal has become
– Poor countries urge fast action on Paris deal to stop catastrophic warming
– Most Powerful Storm in A Decade Threatens US
– No Going Back – Paris Agreement Takes Effect
– 99.99% Drought Risk for American Southwest
– Methane Emissions Blow Past Current Estimates
– Clinton drives climate wedge between Trump and swing voters
– Brown, Schwarzenegger say landmark climate change bill boosted state’s economy
– After ratification, cities can deliver the Paris climate deal
– Hurricane Matthew Leaves 11 Dead
– VP Debate Brushes Past Climate Issues
– Climate Change Divides, Renewables Unite
– Industrial Emissions Fall
– The Paris climate agreement is entering into force. Now comes the hard part.
– Al Gore to campaign for Clinton, hoping to galvanize young voters on climate change
– Qatar set to opt into UN aviation climate pact
– Obama: We’re In a Race Against Time
– Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti
– Trudeau Targets Carbon Pricing by 2018
– Say Cheers to Planet-Saving Beer
– Where the veep candidates stand on climate and energy
– Paris climate pact set to enter force after EU greenlight
By Lola Jusidman, #PutAPriceOnIt Fellow Climate change has lived permanently in my mind since I learned of it at age 12. No amount of science fiction books and epic space films could prepare me to learn of such a pervasive, unjust, and difficult existential threat. I felt betrayed by older generations and the government for exposing … Continue reading “Lola Jusidman: Why I Support a Price on Carbon”
– Hurricane Matthew Threatens the Caribbean
– Parched California Enters New Water Year
– India Ratifies Paris Agreement, Nearing Entry Into Force
– How the next U.S. president will control the fight against climate change
– Gubernatorial hopeful’s coal mines settle with feds
– Poor countries call for help in getting green stuff into climate projects
– Clean(ish) air is increasingly a preserve for wealthy nations
A complete guide to the stories and correspondents featured in Years of Living Dangerously’s second season, airing on Nation Geographic Channel.
– Exxon Under Fire on Climate (Again)
– America’s Super Polluters, Mapped
– Nations Need to Up the Ante on Climate
– Exxon’s big bet on oil sands a heavy weight to carry
– Trump’s energy and environment team leans heavily on industry lobbyists
– EU leaders seek to agree shortcut to launching Paris climate deal
– Oil Driving Amazon Destruction
– Latinos Disproportionately Exposed to Air Pollution
– Scientists Worry about Elevated CO2 Levels
– Could climate change help Clinton win millennials?
– ‘Trump’s promises are empty’: energy experts lay waste to proposals
– UN says EU may ratify Paris agreement soon
– Oil prices soar on tentative OPEC deal to cut production
– Judges Hear Clean Power Plan Arguments
– Trump Campaign Wobbles on Climate
– App Compares EVs and Hybrids on Fuel and Cost Efficiency
– Modeling shows efficiency, carbon trading could play major role in Michigan’s Clean Power Plan compliance
– Aviation emissions talks face turbulent last stretch
– The world passes 400 ppm threshold. Permanently.
– Climate Change in the Spotlight at the Debate
– Study: US Needs Clean Power Plan, More Initiatives to Meet Goals
– Scientists Say Doomsday Warming Study Deeply Flawed
– The mind-boggling New Orleans heat record that no one is talking about
– A push to raise the wind tax in Wyoming blows up
By Grace Galletti, #PutAPriceOnIt Fellow I truly experienced climate change for the first time my junior year of high school. I had lived in Paris my whole life, and that year high schools all over the city cancelled gym classes outside because of high pollution levels. Before then, my dad had briefly brought up the subject … Continue reading “Grace Galletti: Why I Support a Price on Carbon”
– Calls for Climate Question in Debate
– Planning for COP22
– Climate Change Spurs Tern Migration to Alaska
– Obama climate plan, now in court, may hinge on error in 1990 law
– Coal industry mounts unusual court-focused ad campaign
– Global Push to Phase Out HFCs
– Trump Promises Fossil Fuel Free-for-All
– Obama-appointed Judge to Participate in CPP Arguments
– California’s Soberanes fire is the most expensive in America — ever
– Environmental justice bill fails to pass in California
– Climate change threatens world’s coffee supply, report says
– Climate Pact Nears a Tipping Point
– Pres. Obama Declares Climate Change a Security Risk
– Ocean-Raising Ice Sheet Melting Faster
– Gary Johnson wants to ignore climate change because the sun will destroy the earth one day
– US tests reveal major TV manufacturers may be manipulating energy ratings
– Existing coal, oil and gas fields will blow carbon budget – study
– SEC Investigating Exxon on Climate Risk
– Pres. Obama Calls for Urgency in Enforcing Paris Accord
– Summer’s Ugly Preview of the Future
– Clinton pulled climate from speeches after Sanders endorsement
– EU could ratify Paris before finalizing climate policies
– Red tape’ locking small island states out of billions in climate funds
– Trump Cozies Up to the Fossil Fuel Industry
– Apple, BofA, Amalgamated Bank Commit to 100 Pct Renewables
– CA to Curb Super Pollutants
– US predicts climate law within decade
– Climate programs will be cut in Clinton Foundation restructuring
– US and China release fossil fuel subsidy peer reviews
I know what it feels like to lose everything.
– A Race Against Time
– Momentum Builds Ahead of Climate Week
– Report: Most States Suing Over CPP On Track to Meet Goals
– MA Gov. Orders Carbon Caps
– Relief for Existing NV Home Solar
– Long-term coal contracts pose hurdle for cooperatives trying to boost renewables
Initiative 732 is a grassroots, bipartisan effort to put a science-based price on carbon emissions. And there’s a reason many Millennials support it.
– Obama Safeguards Atlantic Waters
– GM Bets Big on Renewables
– Washington Caps Carbon
– Arctic Ice Shrinks to Summer Low
– Exxon’s accounting practices are investigated
– U.N. climate diplomat: EU needs say in talks despite slow ratification
– A Thin Slice of the California Desert
– Smith Subpoenas an Overreach
– Renewables: So Hot Right Now
– Americans appear willing to pay for a carbon tax policy
– Louisiana Republicans: This isn’t like Sandy
– Climate Change Threatens US Military
– Super Typhoon Storms Taiwan
– Methane Emissions Rising from Fracking
– NV Energy, SolarCity reach deal to grandfather rooftop solar customers
– Poll: Americans favor slightly higher bills to fight warming
– The quest for home utility bills of…zero
– Companies might have to disclose their carbon-related risks
“I’m Jeremy Clark, a seventh-grader and a climate activist.”
– August Another Record Month
– Scholars Condemn Lamar Smith Subpoenas
– Brazil Ratifies Paris Agreement
– India Retaliates on Solar Dispute
– Top takeaways from presidential candidates’ views on science
– Above the Arctic Circle, climate change closes in on the remote town of Barrow
– Wind power is going to get a lot cheaper as wind turbines get enormous
– Offshore Wind Spins Up
– Feds Pause Dakota Pipeline Construction
– Major Storms on the Rise
– Obama eyes big finish on climate (The Hill)
– U.S. utility solar enjoys building boom in second quarter but residential slows (Reuters, Bloomberg)
– The curious case of a climate denier and a utilities conference (InsideClimate News)
– UK must move now on carbon capture to save consumers billions, says report (Guardian, Reuters, Bloomberg)
– It’s too late to save the glaciers, but scientists are saving some pieces in an Antarctic vault (Wired)
– Wet Hot American Summer
– California Extends Climate Bill
– Human Cost of Climate Change
– Chelsea Clinton cites climate change as reason to vote for her mother (CNN)
– U.S. coal miners hit Congress to rally for pension protection (Reuters)
– GOP plan to kill Obama’s coal leasing pause clears committee (Politico Pro $)
– Brazil to ratify Paris climate deal amid forest fire surge (Climate Home)
– EU a potential stumbling block for Paris climate change deal (Financial Times $)
– PM Modi pledges India will join Paris climate change deal this year (AFP, PTI)
– NOAA Finds Climate Signals in Louisiana Flooding
– Obama: Climate Change is Terrifying
– NYC is a “Gradual Atlantis”
– No Vacation for Birds in Hawaii
– Clinton backs bill to protect benefits for ex-coal miners (AP, The Hill)
– Trump adviser floats commission to debate climate science (Politico Pro $)
– Donald Trump’s oil man urges Russia and Opec to cut output (Financial Times $)
– Shipping industry prepares for looming climate tax (Climate Home)
– Large-scale solar to triple after what could be Arena’s final renewable energy grants (Guardian)
– Flooding: UK government plans for more extreme rainfall (Guardian)
– Party Shift in Oil and Gas Donations
– Global Coal Development Shrinks
– Shipping Routes to Open Across the Arctic
– Clinton slams Trump on climate change in Florida (Politico Pro $)
– Battered coal companies courted state AGs to fight climate rules (Bloomberg)
– These stunning new maps of Alaska could transform Arctic science (Washington Post $)
– US, China Formally Join Paris Agreement
– Flooding On The Rise
– Climate Change Turns Up the Heat on Storms
– Support for Global Aviation Emissions Deal
– U.S. companies tout climate policies, fund climate skeptics (Reuters)
– Future climate change field test doesn’t make Earth greener (AP, Phys.org)
– Trickiest energy bill fights may come over water provisions (Politico Pro $)
By Samuel Blackwood, Student at Fordham University The current economic system is inefficient. Carbon-fueled capitalism is not sustainable due to one simple fact: there is a limited supply of fossil fuels in the ground. While we are currently using fossil fuels to power our cars, houses, factories, etc, we are also destroying the environment around … Continue reading “Samuel Blackwood: Why I Support a Price on Carbon”
– First Hurricane in 11 Years Hits Florida
– CPP Won’t Cost Power Suppliers Much
– Climate Funds for Pacific Islands
– Cooling Fabric for A Warming World
– Boulder commits to going 100 percent renewable (Think Progress)
– Greens urge Clinton to blacklist Colorado governor (Politico)
– California lawmakers deliver for liberals on climate, wages (AP)
– U.S. and China to lead push on climate change at G20 summit (Thomson Reuters Foundation, Bloomberg)
– G20 talks climate while Australia cuts renewables funding (Climate Home)
– Carbon prices too low to drive global green shift -report (Carbon Pulse $)
– Tropical Storm Madeline sent CO2 below 400 ppm (Climate Central)
– Obama Touts Climate Action Before G20
– Americans Just Don’t Agree on Climate Change
– Renewables Can Power a Third of the Eastern Grid
– Unprecedented Tropical Trouble for US
– Florida Says Yes to Solar Tax Breaks
– Northeast Farmers Cope With Drought
– Defense of Obama climate rule will fall to the next president (The Hill, Politico Pro $)
– Offshore wind sails forward, but a different story on land (AP)
– Conservative think tank sues Schneiderman over Exxon probe records (Politico Pro $)
– China, US set to release review of each other’s fossil fuel subsidies at G20 summit (South China Morning Post)
– Costa Rica powered by renewable energy for over 100 days (Independent)
– How quickly climate change is accelerating, in 167 maps (Wired)
– Age of Anthropocene
– Anti-Fracking Measures Fail to Reach CO Ballot
– Biodiversity Helps in Adaptation
– Obama to join Paris climate pact ‘as soon as possible’ (The Hill)
– Mass. wants its neighbors to move faster to cut emissions (Boston Globe $)
– Like tens of millions of matchsticks, California’s dead trees stand ready to burn (New York Times $)
My name is Cassidy, and this is why I fight for Climate Justice.
– #PutAPriceOnIt: Years of Living Dangerously has teamed up with Jack Black and other celebrities for a new campaign on carbon pricing
– Nation’s Largest Wind Project Gets Approval
– Trouble Brewing for Coffee Crops
– Big Trouble for Little Krill
– Coal country is wary of Hillary Clinton’s pledge to help (New York Times $)
– Gov. Brown signs bill to block state funding of coal terminals (Los Angeles Times $)
– Renewables Blowing Away Monthly Records
– Obama to Create World’s Largest Marine Reserve
– Gesundheit! Climate Change Aggravates Allergies
– Our national parks boast some of the country’s most amazing weather (Washington Post $)
– Climate change highlighted in Maine woods designation (ClimateWire $)
Coal Communities, National Parks and More
This is a story about an orange.
This is a story about my mother and a story about fairness. When I was growing up, she always embraced my successes, but also reminded me that someone, somewhere didn’t have access to the same opportunities as I did.
By Charlotte Umanoff, #PutAPriceOnIt Fellow This is a story about fish, and about not knowing what you have until it’s gone, or getting there. Growing up, my dad always told me that if I ate my omega-3s, I’d live to be one hundred. I think he mostly told me this to convince himself that he’d live … Continue reading “Charlotte Umanoff: Why I Support a Price on Carbon”
Growing up in Texas as an environmentalist was difficult at times.
Two years ago, a group of students, professors and concerned citizens launched a grassroots campaign with an urgent goal.
Growing up in the Texas panhandle was a lot like growing up on an island.
By Alex Cahill, #PutAPriceOnIt Fellow I had no idea that it takes around 1 gallon of water to grow a single almond. Sitting at the breakfast table with my yogurt and almond granola, I didn’t want to think of the gallons of water it took to produce my food or the thousands of miles … Continue reading “Alex Cahill: Why I Support a Price on Carbon”
As a college student, I am frustrated by higher education’s general lack of support for environmental measures.
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17 Climate Change Solutions You Can Do Yourself
As college students across the country return to campus, we’re partnering with a team of young, passionate climate activists to launch the #PutAPriceOnIt campaign.
The “$” indicates a news site that may have a paywall. Zika Risk Growing in Gulf States: Zika could extend its reach from Miami to Gulf States such as Texas and Louisiana, National Institute of Health official Anthony Fauci said in aninterview Monday. This warning comes just days after the CDC expanded on its first everdomestic travel … Continue reading “Hot News: August 23”
– FEMA Proposes Flood-Proofed Aid Projects
– Parks Need Climate Action
– Solar Power Price Hits New Low
Mary Anne Hitt and Anna Jane Joyner are real-life climate heroes who are making the impossible possible, moving their communities beyond coal and proving that regular people working together can turn the corner on climate change.
The impacts of climate disruption in the United States and around the world are clear, costly and widespread. Human action can reduce the toll of climate change, but every year of delay means higher costs and impacts.
Climate change is real. It is human-caused. We’re seeing the effects now. And unless we start cutting carbon pollution soon, the impacts threaten to destroy the stable climate that made modern civilization possible. Let’s take these well-established points in turn.