Monthly Archives: November 2014

Studies Identify Cities As Low-Lying Fruit In Effort To Slow Climate Change

Population growth is hard to project, but demographically it’s clear that we’re growing more in cities than in the countryside, and Graham Floater of the London School of Economics says that cities will absorb roughly two-thirds of the world’s population growth over the next 20 years. “If this rapid urban growth is managed badly, we…

A Precautionary Take On GMOs

Opponents of genetic engineering in agriculture have been engaged in something of an uphill battle in the United States, with independent scientific groups largely finding that genetically modified crops seem safe to grow and eat, and such crops now accounting for a majority of the country’s corn and soybeans. However, a recent paper by a…

Beneath The Surface: The Ambitious Carbon-Capture Water Plan Embedded In The U.S.-China Climate Announcement

Earlier this week, the United States and China, the world’s leading polluters, announced plans to limit their greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen cooperation on issues related to climate change and clean energy. While the announcement centered on the nations’ pledges on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions targets (a reduction of 26-28% of 2005 levels by 2025…

Zombies, Aliens, And The IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change delivered another clear, concise, and science-based analysis of the climate challenge this weekend. Chock-full of dire warnings and hopeful solutions, it reminds us again that we can fix this mess, even as evidence mounts that we won’t. Here’s a quick look at the latest findings in a sad saga…