Tag Archives: US Emissions

Climate Kids Are Suing America

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The United States has known that burning fossil fuels destabilizes our climate for over fifty years, but taken few steps to prevent this. Even now, 18 months after President Obama declared “No challenge  poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change,” the nation does not appear to be ready to switch away from a fossil fuel based energy system. According to Our Children’s Trust, this is discriminating against the rights of the very generations who will experience the worst effects of Climate change. So 21 Climate Kids are suing America.

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Europe Led the World in Carbon Reductions in 2014

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1According to a new report from PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC), the  world’s carbon intensity fell 2.7% last year. This was the steepest decline in the seven years PwC has been keeping track. Four of the G20’s top emissions reducers were European nations and, with one exception, all in growing economies. Europe Led the World in Carbon Reductions in 2014.
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It Is Time Canada Cleaned Up Its’ Emissions

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMTom Mulcair just announced his plan “to restore Canada’s environmental credibility at home and around the world by putting a price on carbon, making polluters pay and taking meaningful steps to reduce carbon emissions.” Mulcair is right, it is time Canada cleaned up its’ emissions.

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Time to get the Record about Germany’s Emissions Straight

World GHG Emissions are 61% over 1990 levels; Germany’s are 23% below

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Maybe you remember the headlines about 2013. Merkel’s Green shift backfires as German pollution jumps“; “Germany now EU’s worst polluter as CO2 emissions rise.” It was the third year in a row CO2 levels rose. The critics howled that Energiewende was failing, but is that true? It’s time to get the record about Germany’s emissions straight

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