Posts Tagged with "globalwarming"

What’s Your Carbon “FOODprint”?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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Brighter Planet has just come out with a report that examines the climate impact of multiple factors along the entire supply chain of producing, transporting, packaging, preparing and discarding our food. The authors find that “In all, food represents 21% of the typical American’s total annual carbon footprint of 28.6 tons CO2e. Of course, that’s [...]

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Group Therapy For Banks Hooked on Tar Sands

Sunday, January 31, 2010

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After more than a year of denial, RBC may be admitting that it has a problem in the tar sands. Tomorrow, we’ve learned that RBC will host a group of more than a dozen international banks for what it calls a “day of learning”. The meeting comes just eight weeks after our letter to 68 [...]

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REDD Forest Agreement Still Missing Basic Elements for Sustainability

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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As negotiations wrapped up in Barcelona at the UN Climate Talks, the opportunity for a robust agreement to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation in developing countries (REDD) is dangling from a wire. The latest negotiating text, which parties will be working on at the opening of the Copenhagen UNFCCC COP15, contains no provisions to [...]

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Earth to Chamber of Commerce Members: Change or Leave

Friday, October 16, 2009

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The controversy surrounding the US Chamber of Commerce continues. The labor coalition Change to Win recently issued a report on how the Chamber has been hijacked by right wing ideologues, whose opposition to regulation of greenhouse gas pollution has included calling for the EPA to conduct a ‘Scopes Monkey Trial’ on climate change. In a [...]

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Corporations Breaking Ranks on Climate

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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The largest industry trade group in the world is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a coalition of some 3 million leading corporations. This behemoth includes some of the most environmentally awful players like Peabody Coal, ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Massey Energy, along with a number of companies working to lighten their climate footprint like FedEx, General [...]

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Agrofuels Are Not Low Carbon

Friday, October 2, 2009

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Evidence is mounting about the social and environmental consequences of industrialized biofuels, aka agrofuels. A new paper from RAN concludes that we cannot grow our way out of our oil addiction. Because of agrofuels’ impacts on climate change, direct and indirect land use impacts, fossil fuel inputs, and the investments they may draw away from [...]

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Big day for climate, Big new bill, and Big giveaways to coal, oil and loggers

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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With climate talks underway in Bangkok, Indigenous activists reviewing the text and engaged in the talks calling for no market-based REDD deal, Greenpeace activists blockading the tar sands in Alberta, and the EU investigating fraud in carbon trading schemes, today is a big day for the movement for climate justice. Too bad it’s such a [...]

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Seeing the Rainforests for the Trees in the Senate Climate Bill

Friday, September 25, 2009

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Senators Kerry and Boxer have said that they are on track to introduce the first step for Senate version of the ACES climate bill next Wednesday, September 30th. The draft will reportedly include an emissions reduction target of 20% from 2005 levels by 2020, an modest improvement over ACES’ 17% target, but nowhere near the [...]

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Chris Jordan takes on U.S. coal consumption

Thursday, August 6, 2009

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I’ve been a fan of Chris Jordan’s photographs for quite some time. No other work that I’ve seen captures the sheer magnitude of our culture’s dark side in a way that is extremely powerful, very personal and unmistakably quantifiable. Chris has taken on some provocative topics over the years, showing us how one hundred million [...]

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Let’s not block out sunshine using hi-tech upper atmosphere pollution, OK?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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In and AP interview (how much longer will we be able to reference those by the way?) President Obama’s top science adviser John Holdren suggested that we may have to launch extra pollution into the upper atmosphere in order to prevent the rays of the sun from reaching Earth. This, of course, isn’t anyone’s first [...]

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