Not surprisingly given the current political climate, the respective Vice Presidential candidates, Republican Mike Pence & Democrat Tim Kaine, differ on most of the issues, including their policies on conservation, environment, energy & what we should do about climate change.
Convinced that climate change is a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese to hinder American business interests, President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord…
Al Gore is still busy saving the planet through his Climate Reality Project, but is also revolutionizing capitalism with Generation Investment Management.
Greens Cautiously Optimistic About Paris Climate Agreement Environmentalists have mixed reaction to Paris climate agreement but hope for the best
While many environmentalists wish the Paris agreement had more “teeth,” they are also glad to finally get something done and remain optimistic that participating nations will voluntarily ratchet up their commitments over time.
Are there any green PACs working to influence elections? Environmental PACs and SuperPACs to be major players in 2016 elections
Dear EarthTalk: Are there any green PACs working to influence elections? —Wilson McClave, Washington, DC As a matter of fact, green Political Action Committees (PACs) emerged as major funders last fall in the run-up to the 2014 Congressional elections, and look to play an even […]
If temperatures around the globe continue to rise in the face of human-induced climate change as climatologists expect, some of the world’s most populous areas could become uninhabitable. Rising sea levels will flood out coastal areas, while increasing drought will make survival in already arid areas difficult at best. While we may have at least a few decades of runway to prepare ourselves for the worst, advance planners might want to think carefully about where to put down roots now. Where will be your climate refuge?
Could Paris climate talks produce a real agreement? Greens worry "pledge & review" approach might not be enough
Dear EarthTalk: What are the prospects for reaching an international agreement to rein in carbon emissions significantly at the upcoming Paris climate talks at the end of the 2015? — Jason Cervantes, Los Angeles, CA All eyes will be on Paris this coming December when climate delegates from around the world gather there for the 21st annual session […]
How are activists using divestment to fight climate change? Holding Investors Accountable on Fossil Fuels
Dear EarthTalk: What is Global Divestment Day and how does it relate to protecting the environment? – Michel LaPlante, New Orleans, LA With crucial international climate negotiations coming up in Paris in the Fall of 2015, the first ever Global Divestment Day took place on February 13-14, with activists and everyday people across six continents and […]
Biochar is a naturally occurring, fine-grained, highly porous form of charcoal derived from the process of baking biomass—and it’s been associated with fertile soils for some two thousand years.
How is it that climate change is negatively affecting the health of rivers and, by extension, the quality and availability of fresh water?