What does global warming look like across the United States? Check out these eye-opening photos in the LA Times; Dramatic visual evidence that climate change isn’t just on its way in the future, it’s happening now.
How best to achieve a balanced budget is a topic of fierce debate, of course. But people on both sides of the political aisle seem to generally agree that a balanced budget is a good thing — that spending more than you’re bringing in isn’t sustainable, and comes with consequences, like debt. The same logic should be applied to our carbon budget.
Preserving the Clean Development Mechanism, a global climate necessity
The world faces an unprecedented triple threat in the fight to solve the climate crisis. The Earth’s climate is on a precipice, and it appears now that we could tumble out of control into catastrophic changes that we can never reverse. International efforts to negotiate a solution are falling far short of what is required to avoid this climate disaster. And on top of this, global carbon markets, a vital policy instrument to fight climate change, are collapsing.
When Al Gore challenged the nation in his famous 2008 speech to achieve 100% renewable electricity within 10 years, Gordian Raacke listened. He picked up on Mr. Gore’s challenge and wondered whether Long Island could meet the electricity needs of its 3 million people with renewable energy technologies available today.
After Hurricane Isaac, flooding victims are too hot
The weather in Louisiana isn’t cooperating with residents trying to deal with storm damage from Hurricane Isaac. It’s so hot and sticky that Louisiana’s Secretary of Health and Hospitals issued a stark warning about the heat: “This is a serious condition that can kill you.”
As Hurricane Isaac exited the Gulf of Mexico and passed over Louisiana, more than 600,000 customers in the state lost power and tens of thousands of people were told to evacuate. This is a big storm, and many people are dealing with severe flooding and wind damage. But there’s another group with eyes glued to Isaac’s path: the fossil fuel industry.