Most U.S. residents could both save money and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by switching to electric vehicles (EVs). However, the savings still wouldn’t reach the people who most need them without policy changes.
The U.S. is set to unveil a plan at COP27 for private companies to fund the renewable energy transition in exchange for carbon credits. U.S. president Joe Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry has reportedly been speaking with private companies and national governments to build support for the idea. It is slated to be announced at […]
COP stands for Conference to the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which aims to stabilize atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations to prevent dangerous global warming. A total of 198 nations have ratified the UNFCCC. The U.S. was the fourth overall nation and the first industrialized nation to ratify the UNFCCC. The […]
The latest round of UN climate change negotiations began in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt with an urgent warning about the necessity of acting rapidly to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis. The conference, otherwise known as COP27, kicked off Sunday, November 6, with a procedural opening followed by the World Leaders Summit that launched […]
The European Union has come to an agreement deal to ban sales of new combustion engine cars and vans that run on gasoline and diesel fuels by 2035. The deal is part of the EU’s “Fit for 55” package that is meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 55% by 2030. With the Fit for 55 […]
There is 262 percent more methane in the atmosphere now than there was before the start of the industrial revolution, but where is all that methane coming from? NASA’s Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT) has enabled the agency to map more than 50 methane “super-emitters” from space. “Some of the plumes EMIT detected […]
The G20 countries are not doing enough to address the climate crisis. That’s the resounding conclusion of the Climate Transparency Report 2022, which is the eighth yearly report keeping tabs on the G20’s climate progress, as The Independent explained. The report found that, not only had emissions rebounded in these countries following the coronavirus pandemic, […]
In their bid to reach net-zero by a certain date, many companies are buying carbon offsets to compensate for their greenhouse gas emissions by funding activities that are supposed to remove an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.