Decarbonizing the Defense Department

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A curated collection of blog posts from across the web relating to climate change, with new ones added to as important, original articles become available. Contributors include CCR co-founder Mike Shatzkin and experts such as Gordian Raacke, John Englander, Steve Cohen, Richard Heede, Mary Foster Morgan, and Joel Stronberg, as well as friends of CCR such as authors Cyril Christo, Linda Sunshine, Abby Luby, Paige Peterson, and Biddle Duke.

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Decarbonizing the Defense Department

Decarbonizing the Defense Department
By 12/28/20
Even without legislation and new funding, on January 20, 2021, the Biden administration can utilize the federal government’s huge purchasing power to begin transitioning away from fossil fuels. Federal buildings can be made more energy efficient and can switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The government should convert its…
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“Global Warming Could Stop Quickly” – NOT ! (Part One)

“Global Warming Could Stop Quickly” – NOT ! (Part One)
By 12/22/20
This week there is no doubt about a suitable subject.  This article from January 3rd has stirred up a lot of optimism… and confusion. It has raised hopes that the effects of global warming (aka climate change) could stop soon. I’ve had dozens of requests to explain it for obvious reasons.…
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Our New Paper Raises the Sea Level “bar”

Our New Paper Raises the Sea Level “bar”
By 12/22/20
HOW HIGH COULD SEA LEVEL RISE IN THE COMING DECADES? In coastal cities worldwide, that question is being asked quite seriously, due to peak water levels at high tide that keep breaking records. About three feet or approximately one meter is the most commonly cited height for global average sea…
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Paris Climate Accord: Good, Bad, or Ugly? (Part Two)

Paris Climate Accord: Good, Bad, or Ugly? (Part Two)
By 12/22/20
My blog post last week pointed out a grossly misleading headline, “Global Warming Could Stop Quickly After Emissions Go To Zero.” As I explained, we do not even have a plan for how to get close to zero emissions. The vague plans being discussed aim for zero emissions by the year 2050…
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We can’t sacrifice Africa’s Okavango Delta for oil

We can’t sacrifice Africa’s Okavango Delta for oil
By 12/16/20
“The day we die a soft breeze will wipe out our footprints in the sand. When the wind dies down, who will tell the timelessness that once we walked this way in the dawn of time.” —Bushman Song from “Why Ostriches Don’t Fly” “And there is an extraordinarily angry and…
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Climate Policy in the Biden Era: A House Divided

Climate Policy in the Biden Era: A House Divided
By 12/16/20
After an election in which the country opted for a reset, not a revolution, moderate Democrats hold the power in the party. Sullivan and Bade The momentum of the 2018 Congressional midterm elections in which the Democrats gained 42 seats and regained their majority status in the House of Representatives…
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