New Senate Bill Addresses Climate Change

“Unless we take bold action to reverse climate, our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are going to look back on this period in history and ask a very simple question: Where were they? Why didn’t the United States of America, the most powerful nation on earth, lead the international community in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and…

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Many people believe that Hurricane Sandy made the consequences of climate change painfully clear, so it might be tempting to think that stricter emissions standards and renewable-energy investments could lead to a less stormy future. However, while these high-level policy initiatives are very important, changes on the home front matter, too. “Residential housing accounts for…

US Carbon Emissions Lowest since 1994

America’s carbon dioxide emissions last year fell to their lowest levels since 1994, according to a new report. Carbon dioxide emissions fell by 13% in the past five years, because of new energy-saving technologies and a doubling in the take-up of renewable energy. The reduction in climate pollution brings America more than halfway towards Barack…

COP18 Wraps Up in Qatar

International climate talks between some 200 nations, ended last week after closing with a marathon 36 hour session.  Nations from around the world met to discuss carbon emissions and global warming.  What came out of the talks?  First of all, the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which places limits on some greenhouse gas emissions of developed countries,…

Romney: Fossilized Ideas in a Climate of Change

Mass appeal wins votes, not the truth. Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney, professed a surprisingly different set of core values compared with those of the Romney who would be President. As governor, Romney aggressively supported the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and championed renewable energy. He also worked to close aging coal-fire power plants, and readily…

Earth Hour 2012

Tomorrow is Earth Hour which started in 2007 in Australia and has blown up worldwide in the past several years.  Where it doesn’t seem to have as large an impact is in the U.S.  If it is just a matter of promotion then please talk to your employees, friends, neighbors, and social media contacts.  Let…