Archive for the ‘Causes’ Category

An “All-in” Bet for the Planet

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

This is the consequence of failure at Copenhagen: A marked shift in scientific effort from solving global warming to adapting to its consequences, a hodge-podge of uncoordinated local efforts to trim emissions – none of which deliver the necessary cuts – and an altered climate. Read More

The New Dust Bowl

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Waterwise, 20th century California was an anomaly, a relatively wet period in the midst of a historical cycle of severe drought. The changing climate will only magnify the problem: Central California could experience temperatures rivaling Death Valley’s Read More

We Need Clean Energy, Not ‘Clean Coal’

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Follow this link to send President-elect Obama a message: We want clean, green energy.

Tell Obama No Clean Coal

During the presidential campaign, both Senators Obama and McCain touted their support for “clean coal”.  But they were both missing the point:  Conventional coal-burning power plants are the leading cause of global warming pollution in the United States. “Clean Coal” is a myth–a contradiction in terms.  Coal companies claim they can develop coal plants at some point in the distant future that will capture and sequester carbon pollution.  But carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is unproven and exorbitantly expensive.