The Changing Climate

barrywone-blog:

Climate Central

Sue the Obama Administration to derail its plan to slash carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, but prepare for the cuts anyway.

That’s the philosophy some of the 12 states suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop the Clean Power Plan are…

amnhnyc:

Every September and October, a “hole” of varying size emerges in Earth’s ozone layer over Antarctica, an effect of a buildup of ozone-depleting human-made chemicals high in the atmosphere. Now that levels of these chemicals are declining as a result of international agreements put in place decades ago, scientists predict that the annual ozone hole is poised to begin a shrinking trend.

Learn more about this Science Bulletin.

think-progress:

The dangerous hole in the ozone layer is healing, and it’s because of a global agreement.

think-progress:

The dangerous hole in the ozone layer is healing, and it’s because of a global agreement.

Mr Abbott will go down as one of the most short-sighted, selfish and small people ever to occupy the office of prime minister.
Labor Senator Penny Wong, commenting on the repeal of Australia’s carbon pricing. (via laughingatshakespeare)
saveplanetearth:

Renewable energy capacity grows at fastest ever pace: Green technologies now produce 22% of world’s electricity @ International Energy Agency via Guardian 

Unbelievable, can’t be tru!

saveplanetearth:

Renewable energy capacity grows at fastest ever pace: Green technologies now produce 22% of world’s electricity @ International Energy Agency via Guardian

Unbelievable, can’t be tru!

thisbigcity:

Bogota’s new bike hire scheme is expanding, and it’s just one of many measure working on creating a more cycle-friendly city, including new bike lanes and car-free plazas. 

We take a look in more detail in our latest post

Biking can be so much fun.

amodernmanifesto:

Fracking Success Shut Down US Climate Change Policy - Christopher Williams on RAI (3/5)

Mr. Williams tells Paul Jay that the fabulous profits made from fracking oil and gas took climate change off Obama agenda, and while coal emissions may be down in the US, coal exports have grown exponentially

think-progress:

“Fully combating climate change is going to require women’s full empowerment everywhere.”
544 young women want to tell the UN about the urgency of climate change.

think-progress:

“Fully combating climate change is going to require women’s full empowerment everywhere.”

544 young women want to tell the UN about the urgency of climate change.

think-progress:

Hawaii could generate 65 percent of its electricity from renewable energy and slash electric bills by 20 percent, all within the next 16 years.

think-progress:

Hawaii could generate 65 percent of its electricity from renewable energy and slash electric bills by 20 percent, all within the next 16 years.

poorrichardsnews:

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The left is comically predictable, and Jimmy Carter is chief among them. Carter, who calls global warming skeptics “nutcases,” says there’s only one solution for the supposedly inevitable calamity we face: raising your taxes!

from KDVR:

President Jimmy Carter called a tax on carbon…