UN Warns 2.7 Degrees of Warming If Nations Don’t Increase Climate Commitments

UN Warns 2.7 Degrees of Warming If Nations Don’t Increase Climate Commitments

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Just a month and a half after the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported a “code red” for the world to combat climate, the UN announced on Friday that recent climate action plans submitted by 191 countries won’t come close to limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees […]

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The Science On Climate Change is Blinking Red

The Science On Climate Change is Blinking Red

Reprinted with permission by the Boston Globe. by John Kerry   You don’t have to be a scientist to feel the urgency of climate change. Just open your window. In Massachusetts we experienced our wettest July in a century. Torrential thunderstorms raised alarms across towns particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels and coastal flooding. We were relatively […]

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The Bumpy Road to Glasgow

The Bumpy Road to Glasgow

This past week, China and India missed a U.N. deadline to submit fresh plans for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions in time for the global body to include their pledges in a report for governments at this year’s global climate summit. With a mere three months to go until the UN COP26 in Galsgow, hope […]

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Solve for C: Why carbon dioxide removal is an essential part of the climate change equation

Solve for C: Why carbon dioxide removal is an essential part of the climate change equation

By Steve Capanna and Katie Lebling Climate change is a complex equation. To avert its worst impacts, we must find a way to limit global average temperature rise to well below 2° C, consistent with the Paris Agreement. This will require us to combine deep emissions reductions and robust carbon dioxide removal (CDR). The National Academies, Intergovernmental […]

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Exclusive Earth Week Interview With John Podesta, Center for American Progress

Exclusive Earth Week Interview With John Podesta, Center for American Progress

John is an original Friend of the Planet, and the Founder of the Center for American Progress, a member of its Board of Directors, and a law professor at Georgetown University’s Law School.  Not to mention a hero of ours! ODP:  Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  What will it take to recreate […]

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IPCC Report Points to Vast Changes in Both Oceans and Ice

IPCC Report Points to Vast Changes in Both Oceans and Ice

Just as the IPCC Report warned that warming will lead to loss of glaciers and permafrost, Italian officials had to close a road and put locals on emergency notice because a 250,000-cubic-meter mass of ice is about to break off the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc, due to unusually high temperatures during August […]

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