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Jerry Brown issues a more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target | The Sacramento Bee

May 13th, 2015

‘…The target, contained in an executive order and expected to be folded into pending legislation, seeks to reduce emissions in California 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.’

via Jerry Brown issues a more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target | The Sacramento Bee.

Senate GOP launches attack on EPA climate rules | TheHill

May 13th, 2015

‘Senate Republicans introduced a bill Wednesday that would overturn the Obama administration’s landmark climate regulations for power plants and make it nearly impossible to rewrite them.’

via Senate GOP launches attack on EPA climate rules | TheHill.

Will 2016′s Presidential Hopefuls Talk Climate Change? | The New Republic

May 13th, 2015

‘Republican New Jersey governor and presidential hopeful Chris Christie briefly made news last week when he said that global warming is real and that “human activity contributes to it.”

Yet as a whole, climate change has yet to emerge as a major issue in U.S. presidential elections, which is consistent with the recent history.’

via Will 2016′s Presidential Hopefuls Talk Climate Change? | The New Republic.

If We Dig Out All Our Fossil Fuels, Here’s How Hot We Can Expect It to Get – NYTimes.com

May 13th, 2015

‘World leaders are once again racing to avert disastrous levels of global warming through limits on greenhouse gas emissions. An agreement may be in reach, but because of the vast supplies of inexpensive fossil fuels, protecting the world from climate change requires the even more difficult task of disrupting today’s energy markets.’

via If We Dig Out All Our Fossil Fuels, Here’s How Hot We Can Expect It to Get – NYTimes.com.

Climate change: 7 questions on 2 degrees (Opinion) – CNN.com

April 25th, 2015

‘Humans never have lived on a planet that’s 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) warmer than it was before we started burning fossil fuels, in the late 1800s, and climate experts say we risk fundamentally changing life on this planet if we do cross that 2-degree mark.’

via Climate change: 7 questions on 2 degrees (Opinion) – CNN.com.

Why Pope Francis’ Climate Change Encyclical Is So Important – US News

April 18th, 2015

‘This summer, Pope Francis will deliver the first major encyclical of his papacy. It will be on climate change and the environment. Encyclicals are a big deal, just one level below a papal bull.’

via Why Pope Francis’ Climate Change Encyclical Is So Important – US News.

▶ Real Time with Bill Maher: Zombie Lies – Environmental Edition (HBO) – YouTube

April 18th, 2015

Real Time with Bill Maher: Zombie Lies – Environmental Edition (HBO)

via ▶ Real Time with Bill Maher: Zombie Lies – Environmental Edition (HBO) – YouTube.

Ocean acidification triggered mass extinctions 252 million years ago

April 18th, 2015

‘The mass extinction at the boundary of the Permian and Triassic eras 252 million years ago was caused by the acidification of the world’s oceans, as a consequence of an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide.’

via Ocean acidification triggered mass extinctions 252 million years ago.

Prime Minister Modi says India must lead on climate change – The Washington Post

April 16th, 2015

‘NEW DELHI — During speeches in recent weeks, India’s prime minister has derided developed countries that “destroyed nature,” has touted his own solar projects and has even said yoga might help fight climate change.’

via Prime Minister Modi says India must lead on climate change – The Washington Post.

UN chief to open Vatican conference on Pope Francis’ upcoming climate change encyclical | Fox News

April 16th, 2015

‘NEW YORK – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis’ highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.’

via UN chief to open Vatican conference on Pope Francis’ upcoming climate change encyclical | Fox News.