Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), a champion of action on climate change, was approved by the Senate to be Secretary of State. At his Senate confirmation hearing on Jan. 24, Kerry pulled no punches and took a strong position on climate change and the role of renewable energy in revitalizing the US economy.
The Japanese government has announced that it will be reviewing its international pledge to reduce Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 from 1990 levels, with plans to establish a new target.
During the week of January 21 -25, many of those present for the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Switzerland, acknowledged that climate change has very significant economic ramifications.
President Obama’s decision to make climate change and energy a centerpiece of his Inaugural Address has taken political analysts and partisans on both sides of the issue by surprise.
The public Presidential inauguration ceremony took place on Monday, January 21, and event organizers paid unprecedented attention to environmental sustainability.
A new study finds that Pacala and Socolow’s climate predictions may have been too optimistic, and that inaction over the past 9 years since the report was published have created a more dire situation for avoiding climate change.
On Sunday January 13 delegates from more than 130 nations began a final round of negotiations with the intent of creating the world’s first legally binding treaty to reduce mercury emissions.
President Obama may nominate outgoing Democratic Washington governor Chris Gregoire as the chief of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Gregoire was first elected to the position of Governor of Washington in 2004 and won re-election by a slim margin in 2008.
Bill McKibben and Alex Epstein square off on fossil fuels. Do they make the planet a worse place to live or a better place to live?