Just 10 nations are sitting on the sidelines of the United Nations effort to rein in climate change, which drew unprecedented support from world leaders.
United Nations climate talks set to begin in Paris next week promise to produce a landmark deal that has eluded diplomats for more than two decades.
Two drivers — a country’s population and its affluence — are most important in determining greenhouse gas emissions
President Obama addressed the U.N. climate summit, saying that climate change would ultimately “define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other” issue.
Greenhouse gas concentrations have been on the rise since they were first studied and recorded in 1958. So it comes as no surprise that the most recent measurements from the World Meteorological Organization show another record high for carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere. According to the Greenhouse Gas Bulletin released by the World Meteorological Organization […]
By Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times If you want to slow climate change, white meat may be the right meat, according to two studies that tally the environmental effect of the beef industry. Raising cattle in the United States requires 28 times as much land and 11 times as much irrigation water, and pumps at […]
Washington (AFP) – U.S. President Barack Obama mocked Republicans who reject global warming as a “liberal plot,” as he pumped up a crowd of environmental activists in Washington. “Folks will tell you climate change is a hoax or a fad or a plot,” Obama said at a League of Conservation Voters dinner. “It’s a liberal […]
Geneva (AFP) – Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the UN’s weather agency said Monday, highlighting the urgency of curbing manmade, climate-altering greenhouse gases. In April, for the first time, the mean monthly CO2 concentration in the atmosphere topped 400 parts per million (ppm) throughout the northern hemisphere, which pollutes more than […]
By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — New draft rules limiting greenhouse gases from existing power plants will give states the tools to curtail emissions that drive climate change without shuttering lots of facilities and threatening electric reliability, said Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, at a panel discussion Monday in […]