climate legislation

A House committee has set a goal to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 -- a target some say fails future generations.
As someone deeply concerned about climate equity in California - that is, ensuring that those communities most at risk from climate change are directly included in our state's cutting-edge efforts to address global warming - I've been in a bit of suspense.
Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.
Unless you're a Southerner, you probably wouldn't think those temperatures were unusual. But the average high for Atlanta this time of year is 50, with a low of 37. The low today here was 63.
"Landmark legislation" is a term that gets thrown around pretty easily in political circles, but many of the bills passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this year live up to that lofty description.
Since 2008 British Columbia's economy has grown while carbon pollution dropped using a popular and business-friendly law championed by a centrist-conservative politician.
The arrival of the campaign in the UK was also marked with workshops, presentations and a fun run through the streets of
"Oil has won the skirmish. But they've lost the bigger battle," pledges Gov. Jerry Brown.
Participating in these midterm elections has taught me an immense amount about our tremendous democratic system as millions of people across our nation have raised their voices and cast their votes to turn 2014 into an unprecedented year for climate action.
As much as manufacturers oppose environmental legislation and regulation, they embrace what happens in the marketplace. They have to. Consumer dollars are their lifeblood. Corporate need for profit gives consumers power. Why don't we use it?
Looking back at the history of climate negotiations, it has been framed as a long suffering process, characterized by a lack of vision and ambition, and politicization of possibilities. All of this has lead to there currently being more carbon into the planet's atmosphere than ever before.
Reid has been growing ever more assertive on climate change. Last June, he said in a speech on the Senate floor that "we
The report comes from the Global Legislators Organization (GLOBE International), a group that brings together lawmakers from
The senator urged activists on the call to do more to push lawmakers to take a stand, one way or the other, on whether they
Waxman was seen as a formidable lawmaker and a fearsome investigator; his staff's report Thursday cited a news article from
In every battle and in every moment that mattered most, Rep. Waxman stood up for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the wild places we cherish.
Throughout the world California has a well-deserved reputation for leadership and innovation. Our efforts to combat climate change continue this tradition of leadership.
"If we'd simply be positive-minded and plan and strategize, we can get this problem solved," he said. "The political will