The death of ‘alternative energy’

August 16, 2017 by  
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Remembering the days when that term referred to clean coal and fracking.

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Can business leaders be culture healers?

August 1, 2017 by  
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Vien Truong, director of Green For All, is bringing equity, social justice and climate justice together to help build a prosperous and fair society. This means healing the deepening divide between the “haves” and “have-nots” in the U.S. — and business leaders are in a position of responsibility to move the needle on these issues. The effective voice of businesses was evident when they joined forces to sign the “We’re still in” pledge after the U.S. withdrew from the Paris Agreement on climate. 

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European Union walks a tightrope to climate leadership

July 13, 2017 by  
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Will the rest of the West step up to fill the void left by the U.S. exit from the Paris Agreement?

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This is how hot it will be in your neck of the woods if we don’t slow climate change

July 11, 2017 by  
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Most of us know that the world is getting hotter – but it’s hard to put that into real perspective, especially when you are arguing with your climate-denying aunt (or, you know, your president). This map makes it easier by showing you how hot your city will be by 2100 if we don’t get emissions under control in comparison to another city. Los Angeles will feel like Belize City, and Chicago will feel like Juarez. And if that doesn’t scare you, consider the fact that many cities in the Middle East – like Baghdad – will be hotter than any current city on Earth. The map isn’t all bad news – it can also show you what will happen if we manage to meet the goals laid out in the Paris agreement instead of letting temperatures climb unchecked. Climate Central worked with the World Meteorological Organization to determine what cities would look like if temps climb 14.4 degrees F across the world by 2100 (or 7 degrees F if we begin to control emissions). Related: This map reveals which countries will survive climate change (and which countries are in big trouble) Climate Central also used to have a US-based map, but the organization said that they decided to create a world map because the conversation has moved away from the US now that Trump has pulled us out of the climate accord. They also decided to focus on urban areas because that is where the greatest number of people live, and cities experience the urban heat island effect, which can make them feel even hotter than more rural areas. + Climate Central via Fast Company image via Depositphotos

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5 ways Trump’s Paris withdrawal reignited climate action

July 11, 2017 by  
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From international partnerships to state action, the fight for climate has reached celebrity status.

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Stephen Hawking says Trump’s Paris decision could induce irreversible climate change

July 4, 2017 by  
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Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking could very well be the world’s most famous scientist. He’s also one of the more outspoken ones, and recently talked with the BBC on his views about President Donald Trump and his potentially disastrous decision to yank America out of the 2015 Paris Agreement . Not one to mince words, Hawking warned of the consequences of such a choice: irreversible climate change . Hawking described climate change as one of the greatest dangers humanity faces today. But he said we still have time to prevent it if we take action. Trump’s utter lack of climate action is worrying for the entire planet and future generations, according to the scientist. Related: Stephen Hawking: Humans must leave Earth within 100 years to survive Hawking told the BBC, “We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump’s action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus , with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees, and raining sulphuric acid.” Climate change could one day transform Earth into a hothouse planet. Hawking said Trump’s denial of the phenomenon “will cause avoidable environmental damage to our beautiful planet.” The BBC said the renowned scientist was pessimistic about our ability to solve our environmental dilemmas, and our future might only be safeguarded by leaving the planet. He said, “I fear evolution has inbuilt greed and aggression to the human genome. There is no sign of conflict lessening, and the development of militarized technology and weapons of mass destruction could make that disastrous. The best hope for the survival of the human race might be independent colonies in space .” Hawking recently said in the BBC documentary Expedition New Earth we have to colonize Mars within the next 100 years if we want to survive. Via the BBC Images via Lwp Kommunikáció on Flickr ( 1 , 2 )

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Why advanced energy is winning, despite federal odds (and oddities)

July 3, 2017 by  
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In a twist on the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, might observers have cared more about losing it than they did about signing it?

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Energy wonks have a meltdown over U.S. going 100% renewable — why?

July 3, 2017 by  
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Even if you agree that the U.S. should move to renewable power, how quickly can it be done and what will it take?

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How to turn global issues into local concerns

July 3, 2017 by  
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Tips for persuading an audience to truly care about an issue that’s not part of their daily experience.

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An ‘oli’ from Hawaii, where the Aloha spirit greets clean energy

June 30, 2017 by  
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From tourism to transportation, businesses in the 50th state are rallying behind its commitment to addressing the impacts of climate change. But cultural considerations will dictate the pace of progress.

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