Climate change is forcing one person from their home every two seconds, Oxfam

Dec. 10, 2019, Climate Solutions Solar energy innovations on land, on water, and…underground?  Floating solar panels may be the next big thing in renewable power In East Asia, floating solar arrays are already popular as a way to meet countries’ ambitious solar targets in places where land is limited. In the U.S., the National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates there are …

Cement’s CO2 Emissions Are Solved Technically, But Not Economically

November 26th, 2019 by Michael Barnard  Cement is the gray glue that binds our cities and industries together. It makes tall buildings possible and foundations strong. It helps us bridge rivers and valleys and keeps wind turbines upright. We don’t have a replacement for it. It’s not going anywhere. Image: Zach Shahan | CleanTechnica.com But it’s also one of the largest sources of …

Transport is the fastest growing source of global emissions

by Shiying Wang and Mengpin Ge – October 16, 2019 Print This post is part of our sector-by-sector breakdown using Climate Watch of where emissions come from. Also published so far: Agriculture. People and goods are on the move faster and farther than ever. All that movement comes at a cost — not just the sticker price of a new car, train ticket or shipping bill, but also …

Grasslands More Reliable Carbon Sink Than Trees

Tree initiative in Denver – further down. In Wildfire-Prone California, Grasslands a Less Vulnerable Carbon Offset Than Forests. Increased drought and wildfire risk make grasslands more reliable carbon sinks than trees Grasslands should be given opportunities in state’s cap-and-trade market as long-term investment By Kat Kerlin | Jul 9, 2018 Forests have long served as a critical carbon sink, consuming about a quarter of …

A 10-Step Plan for the World to Cut Food Loss and Waste in Half By 2030

by Katie Flanagan – August 28, 2019, WRI.org, Print The UN set a global goal to cut food loss and waste in half by 2030. Alarming figures show just how big of a challenge remains. Nearly a third of all food produced in the world goes uneaten each year — an amount that costs the global economy $940 billion and emits 8% of …

Internationalist trade union alternative based on a “public goods” approach

December 2018, Katowice COP 24 meeting It is time for us to collectively confront these stark realities and formulate a radical, independent, and internationalist trade union alternative based on a “public goods” approach. One way or another, rising emissions hurt everyone, and reducing emissions would benefit everyone. Considerations of private profit must be taken out of the equation. Emissions reductions …

Burlington’s Climate Emergency Declaration Calls for Shift to Naturalized Gardens instead of Mowed Lawns and GHG-emitting Tools

By Doreen Nicoll, Rabble.CA.August 18, 2019 | RESIST! On April 23, Burlington City Council unanimously passed Ward 3 Councillor Rory Nisan’s motion to declare a climate emergency. “By declaring a climate emergency, Burlington City Council is recognizing the magnitude of the challenge we face in combatting climate change,” Nisan said in a press release. “But it is only one step. Through the declaration, we …

IPCC visuals are largely on threats, framed as distant in time and space, with minimal attention to who was impacted or needed to take adaption actions or adopt responsibility, rather than rather than goals to be achieved

with minimal attention to who was impacted or needed to take adaption actions or adopt responsibility The visual framing of climate change impacts and adaptation in the IPCC assessment reports Climatic Change Figures and graphics in reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “(still) focus primarily on showing that climate change is real and a problem, with little …

Virtually all of Colorado’s climate progress has come from cleaner electricity generation, but Xcel at 73% fossil generation now, wants to add gas through 2023

The world’s top climate scientists warned last year that in order to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change, governments around the world must cut these carbon emissions in half by 2030 (on average – arguably the US much faster) and achieve net zero emissions not long after that. Led by Governor Jared Polis and Democrats in the state legislature, Colorado …