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December 16, 2015 We've Hit 'Peak Carbon'Source: Bloomberg
It seems like every day we read a new story with dire news about climate change. Experts now warn that it will be impossible to hold global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, even with the carbon-emissions limits required by the...
December 14, 2015 The Guardian view on COP 21 climate talks: saving the planet in a fracturing worldSource: Guardian
In the late 20th century, those who stood against globalisation were charged with swimming against an unstoppable tide, caricatured as “Stop the world, I wanna get off!” But in the 21st century, history is running with the...
December 14, 2015 How the world learned its lesson and got a climate dealSource: Reuters
Six years earlier, countries had bitterly walked away from global climate talks in Copenhagen without a deal. The decision to reassemble in Paris to try again at getting almost 200 countries to sign a pact on cutting carbon...
December 14, 2015 Hope From ParisSource: NY Times
Did the Paris climate accord save civilization? Maybe. That may not sound like a ringing endorsement, but it’s actually the best climate news we’ve had in a very long time. This agreement could still follow the path of the 1997...
December 11, 2015 Why it's been smooth sailing (so far) at Paris climate summit
The Christian Science Monitor - director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists. "People just feel they are in good hands." Everyone here wants an agreement No one here wants Paris to end in failure. They...
December 10, 2015 Explained in 90 Seconds: Here's Why You Should Be Hopeful About the Paris Climate Deal
Mother Jones - On Wednesday afternoon at the massive global climate summit in Paris, diplomats unveiled a new draft (PDF) of the document they hope will save the world from global warming.
December 2, 2015 Some Express Skepticism of Fed Limits on Next BailoutSource: Fox Business
It’s doubtful new rules approved by the Federal Reserve to limit the central bank’s ability to bail out floundering banks during the next financial crisis will be effective because every financial crisis is different.
November 30, 2015 Looking for leadership on waterSource: Globe & Mail
Canada’s water is in crisis. This is partly because of federal neglect of water and water-related climate issues. We face increasingly damaging industrial, mining and agricultural water contamination; increases in flooding...
November 30, 2015 Aging U.S. Nuclear Plants Pushing Limits of Life Expectancy
Insurance Journal - "The reality of life is the risks go up as plants age," said Dave Lochbaum, director of the nuclear safety project at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a Cambridge, Massachusetts- based advocacy group. "If...
November 24, 2015 Yellen defends Fed policy, calls for gradual hikesSource: CNBC
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday argued for gradual rate normalization, and called an interest rate hike "appropriate" if central bank officials see progress toward labor and inflation goals.
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