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.
Don Blankenship, the former chief executive of Massey Energy, was indicted on Thursday afternoon for charges relating to the April 2010 Upper Big Branch mine explosion that killed 29 miners. The worst mining disaster in decades, the methane-fueled blast killed miners over a mile away.
Much of the reaction thus far has come from politicians and advocates, but it is also important to note the reactions of the people who actually measure climate change and predict how it will impact humans in the future. What do they think about the deal?