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Enact a Carbon Tax, Not a Cap-and-Trade System | Henry Auer

The worldwide need to abate emissions of greenhouse gases is becoming more important with every passing year. Nevertheless, the U. S. has never enacted federal legislation that would limit its emissions. This post describes a proposal for a cap-and-trade market … Continue reading

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Industrial Fossil Fuel Use Drives Climate Chaos | EcoWatch

Increasing global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), a heat-trapping gas, are pushing the world into dangerous territory, closing the window of time to avert the worst consequences of higher temperatures, such as melting ice and rising seas. Since the dawn … Continue reading

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Canada condemned at home and abroad for pulling out of Kyoto treaty | The Guardian

Canada has been condemned at home and abroad as “irresponsible” and “reckless” for pulling out of the Kyoto climate treaty, just a day after committing to a future legally binding deal at a major UN climate summit. “I regret Canada’s … Continue reading

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Important Progress at Global Warming Negotiations in Durban; Major Work Ahead | Jake Schmidt, NRDC

As Nelson Mandela famously said: “It always seems impossible, until we are done.” That is exactly how it seemed at the United Nations COP-17 climate negotations over the past two weeks – extremely difficult (and even impossible at times). The … Continue reading

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UN Urges Green Companies to Help Break ‘Vicious’ Climate Cycle | Bloomberg

United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres called for more engagement from businesses that promote low-carbon strategies to help governments worldwide speed up the shift to a green economy. Almost 200 nations will meet in Durban, South Africa, from Nov. 28 … Continue reading

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Train, Plane or Who Cares?: Carbon Footprints and Climate Cynicism | Counterpunch

Over the course of the past year I have flown from the Oakland to Seattle numerous times. On those trips I have always considered AmTrak’s Coast Starlight service as an option. The trip via tracks connecting Oakland to Seattle goes … Continue reading

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Climate talks: China calls on developing countries to ‘step up’ | The Guardian

Developing countries must step up with concrete plans to cut carbon emissions to break the deadlock in beleaguered UN climate talks, China’s top climate change official has told the Guardian. With four weeks to go until the next round of … Continue reading

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