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World’s carbon emissions grew in 2019 to their highest levels ever

12.04.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Civilization's carbon emissions — like Earth's temperature, sea level, and the rate of ice sheet melting in Greenland — are still going up. Researchers at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO) in Oslo, N... ...

How Carl Pope helped drive a $500 million pledge to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon” (Part 2)

Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg recently pledged to rapidly spend $500 million in a bid to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon,” aiming to end this country’s use of coal and natural gas power in a generation or less. In another recent piece, I featured an in-depth interview with Carl Pope, the veteran environmental leader ...

The climate is our biggest threat. Carl Pope is fighting to change our fate

Michael Bloomberg is an unrepentant capitalist who, as he says in his 2017 book A Climate of Hope, is “not exactly your stereotypical environmentalist.” Yet over the past decade, Bloomberg has become arguably the biggest environmental philanthropist in the world — especially given the $500 million investment Bloomberg announced last month that he would soon ...

Your future air conditioner might do way more than just cool your house

04.30.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

About 1.6 billion AC units hum on the planet today. By 2050, that number will likely swell to over 5 billion.  Roland Dittmeyer, an engineer at Germany's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, sees a lot of potential here. AC units, especially in bi... ...

We’re probably not going to hit the world’s most important climate goal

04.24.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

2 degrees Celsius.  It's one of the most widely-publicized numbers in the world. In 2015, world leaders convened in Paris and agreed to limit the planet's warming this century to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-Industrial Revolution temperatur... ...

Since the first Earth Day, the planet’s CO2 levels have gone off the rails

04.22.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

When Americans celebrated the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, the planet's atmosphere was markedly different than it is today. Nearly 50 years ago, scientists measured Earth's levels of carbon dioxide — the planet's most important greenhouse... ...

When will humanity ever hit the peak of its ever-growing carbon emissions?

12.07.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

We were duped.  Or, at least, we were given some false hope. In the three years between 2014 and 2016, global carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels had finally stopped increasing and leveled out. Emissions weren't yet going down &#82... ...

Another major U.S. climate report dropped. But you probably missed it.

11.30.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

You probably at least heard about the latest big U.S. climate report — even though the Trump Administration attempted to furtively release it on Black Friday. In the end the plan backfired, as many of the nation's top newspapers highlighted the... ...