The Chinese government announced Wednesday it would cap coal use by 2020. This staggering reversal of decades of Chinese energy policy was the inevitable result of China's recent pledge to peak CO2 use in 2030 or earlier, especially when combined with goals to slash air pollution. Here's why.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named retiring 8-term Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), a physicist, as their next CEO. It's a good match. Both Holt and the AAAS are equally alarmed about our inaction on human-caused climate change.
According to the International Energy Agency, at current emission rates, by 2040 the world will release all the carbon dioxide it can afford to if it wants to keep global warming to manageable levels.