Tag: Climate Change Mitigation

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The Clean Power Plan is on life support, but forget it, let’s create one for transportation

Last week, the EPA held a lengthy, contentious public hearing on its proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP) in Charleston, West Virginia. President Obama’s signature policy proposal to… Read more »

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Actually, fuel economy standards are a great way to tackle carbon emissions

I feel somewhat obligated to address an op-ed I read in the Los Angeles Times on Monday from Salim Furth, a research fellow at the conservative think tank The Heritage… Read more »

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Condoms are key for promoting responsible consumption

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At first blush, the idea that one action to reduce conspicuous consumption could bring about a sustainable future seems far-fetched. Sustainability is all-encompassing. There is no silver bullet; we need… Read more »

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How focusing on climate could make us miss the forest for the trees

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If you haven’t read my last post on why we need to integrate climate change into disaster risk reduction, read that first. I’ll wait. And, while you’re at it, read… Read more »

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Geoengineering makes climate change less polarizing! It’s still a bad idea.

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About 20 minutes after I posted my piece yesterday arguing that we are nowhere near ready to begin researching geoengineering, the Washington Post‘s new Energy and Environment section ran its own… Read more »

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The NRC is wrong – we’re nowhere near ready to research geoengineering

Last week, the National Research Council released a lengthy, two-volume report on geoengineering. The central crux of the report and the surrounding debate seems to be that, sure, geoengineering is… Read more »

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Sorry, Roger Pielke, climate change is causing more disasters

Back in March, controversial political scientist Roger Pielke, Jr. published his first post for FiveThirtyEight. The piece centered on the argument that climate change is not contributing to an increase in… Read more »

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Climate culprits: 7 countries account for more than half of global warming

Probably the single largest hurdle to negotiating a new global climate change treaty to replace the defunct Kyoto Protocol is the question of culpability for global warming. Determining who caused… Read more »

Moving beyond the mitigation vs. adaptation debate

Last week, there was a blog post at AlertNet titled “Climate Conversations – Is acceptance of climate change adaptation an admission that mitigation has failed?” The title caught my attention, and I read… Read more »