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The Guardian: It’s time to transition to 100% clean energy: the wind is now at our backs – Mark Ruffalo

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The climate agreement reached in Paris is provoking a flurry of caveats, criticisms and cautions. Many of those criticisms are warranted and there’s a lot of work ahead to make sure countries live up to their promises. But we should not miss a chance to celebrate a historic turning point. World leaders finally made commitments… Read more »

People take part in a protest about climate change around New York City Hall at lower Manhattan, New York, November 29, 2015, a day before the start of the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21).  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - RTX1WENY

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 »

From left, some of the major climate change challenges include protecting Antarctica, reducing automobile emissions, and dealing with water shortages in some places and water excesses in others. Credit From Left, John B. Weller/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; Frederic J. Brown, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; Ruth Fremson, via The New York Time

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 »

A car is submerged amidst water-logged houses in a rain-hit area of Chennai on November 17, 2015.   India has deployed the army and air force to rescue flood-hit residents in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, where at least 71 people have died in around a week of torrential rains.  AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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 »

A man walks next to solar panels (bottom L) at a soon-to-be completed solucar solar park at Sanlucar La Mayor, near Seville REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

World Economic Forum: Could energy be 100% green in 2030?

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The scientific community has made it clear: if we do not tackle climate change now by lowering greenhouse gas emissions, global warming will become irreversible and catastrophic. Many are hopeful that the Paris climate talks will produce an agreement between nations that will define an effective global strategy for the next century and beyond. But many believe that… Read more »

FastCo Exist: The World Could Run Entirely On Wind, Solar, And Hydro Power By 2050

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In a few decades, the world could be powered by nothing but wind, water, and sunlight. That’s the conclusion of a new study released just before world leaders head to Paris to strike a climate deal. “These are basically plans showing it’s technically and economically feasible to change the energy infrastructure of all of these… Read more »

El Mundo: La Esperanza de Hope

in 100%, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Jacobson, Mark Ruffalo, Sarah Shanley Hope, Solar Power

La mitad de la electricidad en California vendrá de energías renovables para el 2030 según una ley firmada por el gobernador esta semana. Es un paso más hacia la meta propuesta por The Solutions Project, la ONG abanderada por Leonardo DiCaprio y Mark Ruffalo, y dirigida por Sarah Shanley Hope. Que Sarah Shanley Hope se… Read more »

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CNN Money: Leonardo DiCaprio breaks up with Big Oil

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Original story here Leonardo DiCaprio has joined a growing consortium of investors that is breaking ranks with fossil fuels. The movie star tweeted that he joined the ranks of Divest Invest. And he’s not alone. The divestment movement, according to a report from Arabella Advisors, has grown to 2,040 individuals and 436 institutions from 43… Read more »