Category Archives: Policy

Transparency ‘Makes Democracy Work’; Low-Carbon Investments Expert Backs Index

Americans since 1896 have tracked the economy’s health with the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Now, a climate policy expert working for an investment firm thinks it is time for a climate change average. It would be based on a wide [...]

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Beyond the Catch-All Rhetoric: Making Sense of Clean/Dirty ‘Clean Coal’

The effort to decarbonize the atmosphere in coming decades basically comes down to two grim challenges: drastically reduce carbon emissions, or drastically reduce energy consumption. Given that the world’s population is expected to increase by a few billion more people [...]

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Confronting the Terawatts Challenge

Energy Conservation, Gas Prices Fueling Public Interests … But Challenges Persist

The public has cooled in its concern over climate change, recent surveys and polls show. But a strong interest in alternative energy continues, and Americans are keen on improving energy efficiency and saving on gasoline. As with other issues, the [...]

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China’s Climate ‘Free Media’ In the International Spotlight

Along with the U.S. … China makes up the climate change ‘G2′ It’s a virtual truism that two countries matter above all others when it comes to avoiding the most severe impacts of anthropogenic climate change: the U.S. and China. [...]

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A Photo Essay

A Look-Back at the Climate Talks; COP-15 in Copenhagen

View Braasch’s Copenhagen Photos COPENHAGEN, Sunday 20 December 2009 (7 am local time) — The 11th-hour “Copenhagen Accord” agreed to by the U.S., China, and three other major greenhouse gas emitting countries capped 14 days of frustrating negotiation, contention, oration, [...]

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Dateline Copenhagen

‘The little mermaid’ in Copenhagen Harbour. Six freelance journalists – an eclectic mix of writers, climate bloggers, photojournalists, youth advocates, and educators – are submitting copy to The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media between December 7 and [...]

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‘U-Dub’ Professor Stephen Gardiner Sees Climate Change as ‘Perfect Moral Storm’

Gardiner sees a climate change ‘perfect moral storm.’ SEATTLE, WA. — First it was a scientific debate. Then it became also an economic and policy challenge. Now climate change is becoming a moral storm. Or maybe it always has been. [...]

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