Category Archives: Climate Change

Droughts muddy clean energy picture in California

Renewable electricity generation is booming in California. Renewables periodically provide over 70 percent of the electricity on the state’s grid. Yet in February and March carbon emissions associated with generating…

Gina McCarthy says don’t get down, get out there

Obama EPA head Gina McCarthy says she’s mad about what Scott Pruitt and Donald Trump are doing to the agency she once ran, but she’s not letting it get her…

Renewable energy can still lead the way

Three recent developments show that it’s not too late for renewable energy to be our main route to keeping global warming below 2° C. A paper in Nature Climate Change…

The temperature of climate change inequality, part two

We got another lesson in warming-equals-volatility this week. A climate model reported in a paper in Science Advances shows that southern hemisphere countries, particularly those in Amazonia and Southern Africa,…

Health arguments bolster climate litigation

Litigation is a key component of movements for social and political change. Climate change activists have begun to ramp up their use of the courts, most notably Juliana v. U.S.,…

The temperature of climate change inequality

It’s clear that poorer people in the developing world are going to bear the brunt of climate change. A report presented at the European Geosciences Union meeting this month adds…