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How to Repair the World’s Broken Carbon Offset Markets

How to Repair the World’s Broken Carbon Offset Markets

In the wake of the Glasgow climate summit, governments must now return to the daunting challenge of making good on their emissions-reductions pledges, which at this point remain insufficient to hold warming below 2 or even 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels. Recognizing there are many political constraints that will make it difficult for countries to adopt policies that cut […]

Young Filipino Entrepreneur Looks to Build Southeast Asia’s Biggest Solar Plant

Young Filipino Entrepreneur Looks to Build Southeast Asia’s Biggest Solar Plant

Leandro Leviste, a 28-year-old Filipino entrepreneur, is planning to build what would be the largest solar installation in Southeast Asia, a 500-megawatt plant around 80 miles north of Manila, Bloomberg reported. “The Philippines is an exciting place for the renewable transition because of the high price of conventional generation sources,” Leviste told Bloomberg. “Solar can go mainstream here faster than […]

Armadillos Advance Northward As Temperatures Rise

Armadillos Advance Northward As Temperatures Rise

In the United States, armadillos were historically confined to Texas and the Deep South, but in recent years the hard-shelled mammals have been pushing north. Scientists believe that climate change has expanded their range by producing milder winters, allowing them to comfortably inhabit new areas, including parts of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Guardian reported. “We just don’t have those […]

Glasgow Disappointed, But It Inched the World Forward on Climate

Glasgow Disappointed, But It Inched the World Forward on Climate

The movie version of the final hours of the UN climate conference in Glasgow is surely already in storyboard. As India’s Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav prepares to use his veto power to force the removal of a call to accelerate the “phase out” of coal burning from the Glasgow Climate Pact, the scene cuts to what is going on in […]

UN Climate Agreement Is Reached, But Crucial Issues Remain Unresolved

UN Climate Agreement Is Reached, But Crucial Issues Remain Unresolved

The Glasgow climate conference reached a successful conclusion on Saturday, with almost 200 nations signing up unanimously to the Glasgow Climate Pact. The diplomatic success was palpable, but climatically the outcome was more ambiguous, with no new moves in the final hours to bridge the gap between the aspiration to limit warming to 1.5 degrees C and nations’ actual greenhouse […]

Major UN Climate Pact Is Reached, But Deal Does Not Put World on Target

Major UN Climate Pact Is Reached, But Deal Does Not Put World on Target

November 13, 2021 The Glasgow climate conference reached a successful conclusion on Saturday, with almost 200 nations signing up unanimously to the Glasgow Climate Pact. The diplomatic success was palpable, but climatically the outcome was more ambiguous, with no new moves in the final hours to bridge the gap between the aspiration to limit warming to 1.5 degrees C and […]