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Global warming: the heat’s back on

September 14, 2012

It was an extraordinary triumph of old technology over new, of basic science over space-age wizardry and – 25 years ago tomorrow – it led to a planet-saving pact, one of the most successful treaties ever agreed. read more

 


Profits on Carbon Credits Drive Output of a Harmful Gas

August 8, 2012

When the United Nations wanted to help slow climate change, it established what seemed a sensible system. Greenhouse gases were rated based on their power to warm the atmosphere. The more dangerous the gas, the more that manufacturers in developing nations would be compensated as they reduced their emissions. read more

 


Earth Day: Saving our planet, saving ourselves

April 21, 2012

What can we do to return the planet to a safe and stable climate that civilizations have enjoyed for the last several thousand years? The record heat in March, which broke more than 15,000 records in the United States, gives this question a sense of urgency. read more

 

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