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- Can a spreadsheet help crack the climate challenge? These Harvard students hope so. | Public Radio International November 22, 2017
- UN climate talks wrap with ‘modest’ progress and a subdued American presence | Public Radio International November 22, 2017
- Time to Wake Up: Read Your Own Climate Report: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (November 2017) November 21, 2017
- Overview Of Abrupt Anthropogenic Climate Change November 21, 2017
- Schellnhuber: Unavoidable, Many have to Migrate (~1.4 Billion affected by rising Sea 2060) November 21, 2017
- FCC plans to kill net neutrality November 21, 2017
- FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Restoring Internet Freedom November 21, 2017
- FCC Proposes End of Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules November 21, 2017
- RIP net neutrality: FCC chair releases plan to deregulate ISPs November 21, 2017
- The FCC plans to repeal net neutrality | Engadget Today November 21, 2017
- Ajit Pai To Sign Death Knell For The Internet November 21, 2017
- Natural Gas (Methane) likely makes Climate much worse November 21, 2017
- Living in India’s Toxic Air November 21, 2017
- What is Net Neutrality? November 21, 2017
- Is the US trying to turn protesting into a crime? November 21, 2017
- Hydrological Implications during Abrupt Climate Change November 21, 2017
- Live: Why is the US Media and Foreign Policy Establishment Targeting Russia? November 21, 2017
- Anand Gopal: As US Continues Strikes in Afghanistan & Syria, Where is Coverage of Civilian Deaths? November 21, 2017
- Amtrak: eTicket and Receipt for Your 12/14/2017 Trip – TIMOTHY WEISKEL November 21, 2017
- Sea level rise estimates doubled – SLR November 21, 2017
- Severn Cullis-Suzuki – The Speech that Silenced the World for 5 Minutes November 20, 2017
- Wrigley Lecture – Kate Brandt November 20, 2017
- 2,400-year-old horse, chariot pit excavated in China November 20, 2017
- Drought hits Portugal’s honeybees November 20, 2017
- Momentum for Change at COP23: How ICT Solutions Accelerate Climate Action November 20, 2017
- World’s biggest radio telescope to be online in March 2018 November 20, 2017
- Urban oil drilling takes over Los Angeles November 20, 2017
- Kisan Mukti Sansad: Families of the Farmers who Committed Suicide Speak Out November 20, 2017
- Modi Has Proven Himself to be an Enemy of the Farmers: Hannan Mollah November 20, 2017
- George Marshall at Astana Expo 2017 November 20, 2017
- Searching for Truth in the Internet Age – Part 3 – The Assault on Public Information about Climate + November 20, 2017
- BBC Empire – Episode 4 Making a Fortune – Jeremy Paxman November 19, 2017
- Empire’s Opium Trade – Empire – Episode 4 – BBC One – Excerpt-Britain-and-China November 19, 2017
- America’s Surveillance State – 6 part series (The Surveillance Machine) November 19, 2017
- James Hansen and Daniel Galpern: Making the Carbon Majors Pay for Climate Action November 19, 2017
- Climate Catastrophy or Societal Transition – What is Needed of Politicians and Individuals? November 19, 2017
- Kevin Anderson & Hugh Hunt – Quit the loose talk on climate change and let’s get serious! November 19, 2017
- Climate & Extreme Weather News #80 (November 7th-15th 2017) November 19, 2017
- Evidence backs fossil fuel companies’ climate liability, study says November 19, 2017
- Harvard disaster experts band together for hurricane relief November 18, 2017
- The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power November 18, 2017
- How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment | Michael Shellenberger November 18, 2017
- Dow Plastic Solutions: Working Toward Something More November 18, 2017
- James Hansen & Michael Shellenberger: Nuclear Power? Are Renewables Enough? November 18, 2017
- Guy McPherson, Full Presentation, York, UK November 18, 2017
- The grand challenge for humanity November 18, 2017
- Rockström: The Earth System in 2050 – Carbon Law November 18, 2017
- Cascading Climate Consequences: US Report November 18, 2017
- Trees and Climate the Good the Bad and the Ugly November 18, 2017
- Migration Advocate Calls on Delegates at COP23 to Address Climate Change Displacement November 18, 2017
Daily Archives: November 14, 2017
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at the Cascadia Innovation Conference in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
The governor of Washington state said Tuesday that President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord has only encouraged other countries to redouble their efforts to combat climate change.
Democrat Jay Inslee, in an interview on the NPR show On Point from the United Nations’ climate conference in Bonn, Germany, told host Tom Ashbrook that he was concerned by Trump’s decision at first: Would pulling out of the international climate change agreement encourage other countries to follow suit or slack off?
It’s done the opposite, Inslee said.
“They became more committed and more inspired when they saw the willful ignorance of the president on this issue,” Inslee said. “They actually have doubled down and there has not been one single country that has removed their name from Paris.”
Indeed, Inslee noted, Syria recently became the last country in the world to join the Paris climate agreement, a nonbinding pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Inslee is part of the so-called United States Climate Alliance, a group of 15 states and two territories that Inslee said represented 40 percent of the U.S. economy – the world’s third largest, if it was its own country.
The group was there as a sort of shadow delegation to the climate conference.
It would be better, he said, if the Trump administration was on board, or if all 50 states, instead of 15, were part of the group. But technological innovations in things like solar will help light the future, Inslee said – signing off with the admonition to “have faith.”
“We’re developing technologies at a spectacular rate to drive down the costs of clean energy that could remove the necessity of depending on dead dinosaurs to run our economy,” Inslee said.
By MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG and JERRY BROWN
November 14, 2017
World leaders have been meeting in Bonn, Germany, since last week to discuss carrying out the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Sadly, though not unexpectedly, the White House and federal agencies have largely been absent from the negotiating table. But American leaders from state capitols, city halls and businesses across the country have shown up in force, and we have delivered a unified message to the world: American society remains committed to our pledge under the agreement.
Over the past two months, Americans have experienced or witnessed raging wildfires and devastating storms, from Santa Rosa, Calif., to San Juan, P.R. Warming seas, along with hotter and drier days, make these storms and fires more intense and destructive. Climate change is not a future threat; it is happening now, and we are paying for it in lost lives and billions of dollars in damage.
The United States has always led the way in confronting global challenges, especially ones that profoundly affect our own country. President Trump’s vow to withdraw from the Paris agreement by 2020 was a troubling abdication of that leadership, and it threatened to send a dangerously wrong message: that we are abandoning the pledge we made in Paris to reduce emissions at least 26 percent by 2025.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Most Americans strongly support the Paris agreement, and thousands of mayors, governors, chief executives and others stepped forward to reaffirm their commitment to it after the president walked away from the accord. Together, these states, cities and businesses constitute more than half of the United States economy and, if they were a separate country, would make up the third-largest economy in the world.