In a Week of Moving All Kinds of Interesting Discoveries and Announcements Occurred

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October 2, 2015 - This last week has proven to be tougher than both my wife and I thought. Moving at our age leads to lots of aches and pains. There is only so much that these old bones and muscles can endure before they protest seeking acetaminophen or something stronger to stop the ache.

Companies Factor Carbon Pricing Into Financial Plans

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September 23, 2015 - In 2015 437 companies so far have factored carbon emissions in their financial planning.

The Atmosphere is Common Property - Carbon Polluters Owe Us All

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September 22, 2015 - There are no geopolitical boundaries when it comes to the atmosphere. The molecules of air I exhale right now at some point may find their way to China and back again.

Mangroves, Global Warming and Rising Sea Levels

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August 10, 2015 - Developers of new beach resorts in tropical locations are very familiar with mangroves and they hate them because they take up valuable beachfront real estate. But hating mangroves makes little sense in a world facing many environmental challenges because these trees perform an amazing series of functions.

The Coal Era to End in New Zealand - Listen up America

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August 9, 2015 - Kiwi country announced this week that their remaining two coal-fired power plants will be shut down as of 2018. Now one cannot compare the carbon emissions of New Zealand with those of the United States, China, or even Australia, New Zealand's nearest neighbour, but decommissioning coal-generated energy sources even in two plants cannot hurt.


What Exactly is the Clean Power Plan That President Obama Announced?

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August 4, 2015 - Yesterday the President of the United States released the revised Clean Power Plan with a focus on fossil-fuel burning power plants. Why that focus? Because these power plants are the largest carbon dioxide (CO2) emitters in the U.S. contributing 31% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Climate Summit of the Americas Produces Pan-American Action on Climate Change

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July 10, 2015 - In conjunction with the Pan-American and Parapan Games being held in Toronto starting today, leaders from the participating countries including sub-national jurisdictions have come together in a climate summit this week.

More Nations Announce Carbon Emission Cuts

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July 2, 2015 - The United Nations has received commitments from 44 countries and the European Union (28 countries) so far in advance of the Paris climate change conference planned for December 2015. China, Brazil, South Korea, Iceland and Serbia are the latest to announce plans to decarbonize their economies over time.

Carbon Pledge at G7 Meeting Not Worth Anything

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June 10, 2015 - The headlines in Canadian newspapers stated that Canada was now on board with the rest of the G7 countries pledging a low-carbon future. But that is precisely what Canada's leader, Prime Minister Steven Harper, did not do. The low-carbon future pledge has a shelf-life of 85 years. So our best before date for dealing with carbon emissions is the year 2100 AD.

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