Climate change demonstration in NYC

The Nation: Congress Has a Plan to Achieve 100 Percent Clean and Renewable Energy by 2050

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But instead of taking up the challenge of climate change, Republicans are threatening to shut down the government. By Raul Grijalva, Rep. Keith Ellison and Mark Ruffalo World leaders from over 190 countries are meeting right now in Paris to develop global plans to reduce carbon emissions and overcome the threat of climate change. With 2015… Read more »

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New York Times: A Path for Climate Change, Beyond Paris

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The pledges that countries have signaled they will make in Paris over the next two weeks to cut emissions will inevitably fall short of what is needed to solve the problem of climate change. But many political leaders gathering there — including governors, mayors, and provincial cabinet secretaries — are pushing for more aggressive cuts…. Read more »

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Bloomberg: Eight Ways to Save the Planet

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By Christopher Flavelle Another round of United Nations climate talks started this week in Paris, and they face a fundamental problem. Most scientists agree that potentially catastrophic climate change can’t be stopped except by keeping global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above their pre-industrial average. Yet even if each country cuts emissions as… Read more »

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Vox: Here’s what it would take for the US to run on 100% renewable energy

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By David Roberts; Original story here It is technically and economically feasible to run the US economy entirely on renewable energy, and to do so by 2050. That is the conclusion of a new study in the journal Energy & Environmental Science, authored by Stanford scholar Mark Z. Jacobson and nine colleagues. Jacobson is well-known… Read more »