There’s Way Less Coal Than We Thought – Bloomberg

‘…The surge in global coal production has produced a much more refined understanding of coal deposits around the world. Armed with those refinements, researchers have slashed their estimates of the amount of economically and technologically recoverable coal by two-thirds from ’90s-era forecasts. When the UBC researchers analyzed the worst-case scenario for 21st century carbon dioxide emissions, using the revised coal estimates, they found that CO2 emissions fell dramatically.’

Source: Bloomberg

How U.S. forests could do more to curb climate change – CBS News

‘Forests have been removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing carbon for more than 300 million years. When we cut down or burn trees and disturb forest soils, we release that stored carbon to the atmosphere. Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, one-third of all carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere from human activities have come from deforestation.’

Source: How U.S. forests could do more to curb climate change – CBS News

Sens. Markey & Merkley Push Bill for 100% Clean and Renewable Energy by 2050

‘…SEN. JEFF MERKLEY: So, yesterday, in partnership with a whole bunch of environmental groups and social justice groups, I introduced 100 by 50. It’s a phrase I want everyone in the country to hear multitudinous times, 100 by 50—100 percent clean and renewable energy by the year 2050. It’s a goal that we’ve got to get completely off fossil fuels, no more burning in any sector of the energy economy. And it’s a timeline. And to get there, we have to move urgently, passionately, quickly. Time is not on our side.’

Source: Democracy Now – Sens. Markey & Merkley Push Bill for 100% Clean and Renewable Energy by 2050

Climate Rally at Lake Merritt

April 29, 2017  Oakland, California

Climate activists rallied at Lake Merritt in Oakland on Saturday, enjoying a diverse group of speakers, poets, and musicians on a beautiful spring day. The event was one of hundreds of demonstrations taking place across the country, including the large climate march in Washington D.C.

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