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China Announces Reduction Targets

12/3/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

China has announced plans to curb carbon pollution and improve energy efficiency as part of the lead-up to next month's United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.   China's State Council pledged that the world's greatest carbon emitter will cut carbon emissions "per unit […] Read more >

Officials: Global Warming Unhealthy

12/3/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

Officials from the U.S. and Britain say the issue of global warming's effects on human health deserves major billing at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.   "Relying on fossil fuels leads to unhealthy lifestyles, increases our chances of […] Read more >

Dalai Lama Urges Climate Action

12/3/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

The Dalai Lama is asking leaders to take decisive action to curb carbon pollution and act in the "global interest" to reduce climate change.   "Taking care of the environment … (is now) part of my life. Taking care of […] Read more >

Highlight of the Week: U.S. to Set Emissions Targets Before Copenhagen

12/2/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

President Obama will announce specific near-term carbon emissions targets in the coming days with an eye on U.S. Senate approval in the months ahead, setting the stage for The United Nations climate change summit in Copenhagen.   The move could do much to assuage […] Read more >

Economic Message of the Week: On Emissions, Companies Get Responsible

12/2/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

More major companies are moving to curb their carbon pollution, and it appears to be good for their bottom line.   A survey of 90 major American companies by Climate Counts found that most were addressing the issue of carbon pollution by cutting energy […] Read more >

Editorial of the Week: Unfinished Business By Larry Schweiger, NWF President, in the National Journal

12/2/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

Hope springs eternal, but the idea of waiting to "spring" for Senate action doesn't fill me with hope. In 2010, the Senate will convene in January, not March. The Senate's unfinished business on clean energy and climate should be on […] Read more >

China, U.S. Strike Carbon Data Deal

12/2/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

The U.S. and China have agreed to cooperate on tracking China's carbon emissions, answering critics who claim the commitments made by the world's leading carbon polluter lack transparency, and setting the stage for a broader international dialogue.   The memorandum of cooperation […] Read more >

Religious Community Pushing Climate Action

12/2/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

As global warming takes center stage in the U.S. Senate and at next month's United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen, faith leaders are emphasizing that addressing carbon pollution is not just a logistical necessity – it's a moral imperative. […] Read more >

House Natural Resources Committee Approves Ocean, Coastal, and Watershed Education Act

12/2/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources recently approved legislation expanding key watershed and environmental education programs at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23) introduced the bipartisan legislation in September to improve ocean, coastal, and […] Read more >

Oceans Waning As Effective Carbon Sink

12/2/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

A new study finds that the world's oceans are becoming less efficient at absorbing carbon, likely due to emissionsbuildup over the last 30 years. "The more carbon dioxide the ocean absorbs, the more acidic it becomes and the less carbon dioxide it can […] Read more >