Naomi Klein has a new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate.” She argues that because we ignored scientists' warnings for 25 years, humanity faces a stark choice: The end of civilization as we know it or the end of capitalism as we know it. It shouldn't be a tough choice, right?
The International Energy Agency reports that the total benefits from energy efficiency upgrades equals -- and often exceeds -- the energy savings. The IEA finds that cost-effective efficiency investments have "the potential to boost cumulative economic output through 2035 by USD 18 trillion.”
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Matt Ridley, arguably the most debunked and anti-scientific Wall Street Journal columnist in recent memory, is back from his hiatus. Ridley’s self-proclaimed pause as a Journal columnist turns out to be about as real as the supposed “pause” in global warming he touts.
If you thought you’d noticed deluges becoming more intense, you were right. Thanks to climate change, when it rains, it pours, literally. Some 70 percent more precipitation falls in the heaviest rain events now than it did in 1958. Here's why.
By failing to slash carbon pollution and put the world on a path to 2°C warming (or less), humanity is voluntarily choosing to sharply boost the chances of prolonged droughts -- including the kind of multi-decade mega-droughts that in the past have overturned entire civilizations.
It's immoral what energy company Dominion Resources is doing through its support of the pro-pollution corporate bill mill and slush fund known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). It's time for them to stop.
The message from climate scientists about our ongoing failure to cut carbon pollution: The catastrophic changes in climate that we are voluntarily imposing on future generations cannot plausibly be undone for hundreds of years or more.