Tag Archives: Climate Change Mitigation

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Does sprawl make the urban heat island effect worse?

A few weeks ago, NASA officially announced that the record-breaking, “Godzilla” El Niño event that dominated much of our weather over the past year plus had finally come to an end…. Read more »

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

It feels like it’s been ages since I wrote a post taking down something that someone else has written. I get the impression that is what people enjoy on the World… Read more »

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SB 310 makes it far harder for Ohio to comply with the Clean Power Plan

Last Monday, President Obama stood at the podium in the East Room of the White House to announce “the single most important step America has ever taken in the fight… Read more »

Climate change will lead to more deadly traffic accidents

In recent years, there has been a considerable amount of attention paid to transportation issues in climate change circles. This makes sense, given that the transportation sector is the second… Read more »

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Condoms are key for promoting responsible consumption

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

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.

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 »