Climate Change

Virginia Launches Plan to Join E Coast Carbon Market, Cut Emissions 30%

"Virginia has taken a first step toward joining the East Coast's regional carbon-trading market, a move that would drive down the state's greenhouse gas emissions and help reshape the power sector in the traditional coal state."

Source: InsideClimate News, 11/16/2017

"Protesters Jeer as Trump Team Promotes Coal at U.N. Climate Talks"

"The Trump administration made its debut at a United Nations conference on climate change on Monday by giving a full-throated defense of fossil fuels and nuclear energy as answers to driving down global greenhouse gas emissions."

Source: NY Times, 11/14/2017

"What’s at Stake in the Bonn Climate Talks?"

"The Paris climate agreement of 2015 was a key moment in the battle against climate change: 195 countries vowed to help limit the rise in global temperatures since the industrial revolution to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). But the Paris deal was just the start of a long, arduous process. The world’s nations are still struggling to translate their lofty promises into meaningful cuts in greenhouse gas emissions."

Source: NY Times, 11/10/2017

Scientists Urge Fixes To World’s Ailing Climate Monitoring Network

"In a paper released Thursday, 26 scientists, including four laboratory directors at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, unveiled a blueprint for the [climate] observing network of the future. It calls for a coordinated and expanded observing network that is focused on answering key scientific questions that respond to the needs of society and that leverages emerging technology."

Source: Washington Post, 11/10/2017

"La Niña Is Here. What Does That Mean For Our Winter?"

"La Niña, the cooler sibling of El Niño, is here. The La Niña climate pattern — a natural cycle marked by cooler-than-average ocean water in the central Pacific Ocean — is one of the main drivers of weather in the U.S. and around the world, especially during the late fall, winter and early spring."

Source: USA TODAY, 11/10/2017

Top Trump Environmental Pick Has ‘Many Questions’ About Climate Change

"Kathleen Hartnett White, President Trump’s pick to serve as his top White House environmental official, told the Senate Wednesday that she had doubts about the link between human activity and climate change."

Source: Washington Post, 11/09/2017

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