One Person Stopped California’s Divestment From Fossil Fuels — Again

Assemblymember Tina McKinnor refused to take up the bill in a committee, for the second year in a row, as divestment movement grows. Environmental groups, faculty associations and others seeking to slow climate change are pushing California to cut its investments in fossil fuels. Divestment supporters point to the state’s massive economy — the largest in […]

Just How Fast Will Clean Energy Grow in the U.S.?

The Inflation Reduction Act set the stage for explosive solar and wind energy growth. To slash U.S. emissions of climate-warming carbon pollution, many experts have settled on a plan that can be largely described in two steps: Clean up the power grid and electrify everything.  If electric vehicles, heat pumps, induction stoves, and some industrial processes can be powered by clean […]

Expert Panel Warns Journalists of Coordinated Climate Disinformation Campaigns

As reporters confront sophisticated tactics aimed at obscuring the reality of climate change, knowledge is their ultimate weapon against deception, say media experts, who exposed the greenwashing influence of PR teams and emphasized the benefits of local reporting at a recent online briefing about fighting disinformation. There is an “absolutely critical difference” between climate misinformation […]

In the Shift Off Fossil Fuels, Money Talks

“Money talks.” Environment and Climate Minister Steven Guilbeault spoke those words in Brussels Wednesday, during a meeting aimed at mobilizing private financing for international climate action. But the observation extends so much farther. Financial self-interest drives every aspect of the institutional response to the climate emergency, its influence so central and decisive that officials rarely […]

Sea Ice Is Going, but When Will It Be Gone?

A pair of studies demonstrate the uncertainty over when the Arctic will become seasonally sea ice free. Every September since 1979, the U.S. government has measured the extent of sea ice in the Arctic. And the picture is not a pretty one—more than 2 million square kilometers have been lost in that time, leaving about 4.67 million […]