By Gwynne Taraska, Pete Ogden, Nancy Alexander, and Howard Marano
This column previews a forthcoming report from the Center for American Progress and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung North America.
To date, 17 countries of the G-20—which account for 67 percent of global greenhouse gas pollution—have officially joined the Paris Agreement, bringing it into effect far sooner than anyone expected. If these countries follow through with their commitments to reduce emissions, it will represent unprecedented progress in the global effort to curb climate change.
Friday marked the end of the week-long October international climate meeting (11th part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action) in Bonn, a runup to the first global climate change agreement in 18 years this December. As at previous meetings, a struggle between goals of the rich and poor countries dominated the discussion. Continue reading Rich Countries vs Poor at Bonn Climate Talks→
People have been trying to alter grapes since last decade, all over the world. Locally, here’s what Wiki says is the cause: “Pierce’s disease was discovered in 1892 by Newton B. Pierce (1856–1916; California’s first professional plant pathologist) on grapes in California near Anaheim. It became a real threat to California’s wine industry … native to the southeast United States, and was discovered in the Temecula Valley in California in 1996. It triggered a unique effort from growers, administrators, policy makers and researchers to work together in finding a solution for this immense threat”. Continue reading Time To Whine About GMO Wine (And Pot While We’re At It!)→