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08 Oct 2014

The Case for a Climate Goal Other Than Two Degrees Celsius

by DIANE TOOMEY
Scientists and climate negotiators have largely agreed that limiting global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius is an important goal. But political scientist David Victor disagrees, arguing that the benchmark is too simplistic and should be abandoned in favor of other indicators. READ MORE

29 Sep 2014

Beyond Treaties: A New Way of Framing Global Climate Action

by FRED PEARCE
As negotiators look to next year’s UN climate conference in Paris, there is increasing discussion of a new way forward that does not depend on sweeping international agreements. Some analysts are pointing to Plan B — recasting the climate issue as one of national self-interest rather than global treaties. READ MORE

23 Sep 2014

Oil Companies Quietly Prepare For a Future of Carbon Pricing

by MARK SCHAPIRO AND JASON SCORSE
The major oil companies in the U.S. have not had to pay a price for the contribution their products make to climate change. But internal accounting by the companies, along with a host of other signs, suggest that may soon change — though the implications of a price on carbon are far from clear. READ MORE

17 Sep 2014

Peak to Peak: An Intimate Look at The Bighorn Sheep of the Rockies

The third-place winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest focuses on a herd of bighorn sheep in Montana and features remarkable scenes of lambs as they gambol along the slopes of the northern Rockies. Produced by Jeremy Roberts, the video follows a field biologist as he monitors the sheep and talks about the possible impact of climate change on the animals’ future. READ MORE

08 Sep 2014

Can Carbon Capture Technology Be Part of the Climate Solution?

by DAVID BIELLO
Some scientists and analysts are touting carbon capture and storage as a necessary tool for avoiding catastrophic climate change. But critics of the technology regard it as simply another way of perpetuating a reliance on fossil fuels. READ MORE

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e360 digest

20 Oct 2014: Electricity Access Has Small Effect on Emissions in India, Study Says

16 Oct 2014: Global Boom in Natural Gas Unlikely to Help the Climate, Study Suggests

15 Oct 2014: U.S. Climate Envoy Says All Nations, Rich and Poor, Must Curb Emissions

14 Oct 2014: Researchers Explain Puzzling Stability of Some Himalayan Glaciers

13 Oct 2014: E360 Video Winner: Early Warnings From an Impenetrable African Forest

13 Oct 2014: Climate Change To Make Many Fish Species Extinct in Tropics, Study Says

10 Oct 2014: Natural Gas Production Causing Large Methane Hotspot Over U.S. Southwest

08 Oct 2014: Floods Will Be Chronic Problem For East Coast Cities by 2030, Study Says

08 Oct 2014: Interview: A Call for Climate Goals
Other Than Two Degrees Celsius

07 Oct 2014: Deep Oceans Not Warming
As Previously Thought, Study Finds


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