How Skyscrapers Can Save the City – Magazine – The Atlantic

How Skyscrapers Can Save the City – Magazine – The Atlantic. March 2011 Print | Close How Skyscrapers Can Save the City BESIDES MAKING CITIES MORE AFFORDABLE AND ARCHITECTURALLY INTERESTING, TALL BUILDINGS ARE GREENER THAN SPRAWL, AND THEY FOSTER SOCIAL CAPITAL AND CREATIVITY. YET SOME URBAN PLANNERS AND PRESERVATIONISTS SEEM TO HAVE A MISPLACED FEAR OF HEIGHTS THAT YIELDS DAMAGING RESTRICTIONS ON HOW TALL A BUILDING CAN BE. FROM NEW YORK TO PARIS TO MUMBAI, THERE’S … more

Are Scientists Confusing the Public About Global Warming? : Blog : Climate Central

Are Scientists Confusing the Public About Global Warming? : Blog : Climate Central. Are Scientists Confusing the Public About Global Warming? Published: January 18th, 2011 in Responses, Climate, Policy, Energy, Society, United States, US National Share Print Permalink RSS ShareClose Print Twitter Facebook Digg Direct link to this post: SEND AS AN EMAIL: Your email address: arange@climatecentral.org Recipient’s email address: Message: By Nicole Heller Credit: istock “Do you believe in global warming?” I assure you no one in the earth science community is … more

Climate Science? There’s an App For That : Blog : Climate Central

Climate Science? There’s an App For That : Blog : Climate Central. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 15.0px 0.0px; font: 26.0px Helvetica; color: #333233} Climate Science? There’s an App For That Published: January 11th, 2011 in Policy, Weather, Extreme Weather, Society, United States Share Print Permalink RSS ShareClose Print Twitter Facebook Digg Direct link to this post: SEND AS AN EMAIL: Your email address: Recipient’s email address: Message: By Alana Range The Skeptical Science app allows you to engage in the … more

Correcting 10 Common Misconceptions about California’s Cap-and-Trade Program | Kristin Eberhard’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Correcting 10 Common Misconceptions about California’s Cap-and-Trade Program | Kristin Eberhard’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC. Posted January 10, 2011 in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming Tags: ab32, california, climatechange, globalwarming Share| | In the aftermath of the California Air Resources Board’s historic vote to adopt the nation’s first-of-its kind program to cap global warming pollution across California’s economy, understandably there are questions about what the program will accomplish and how it will get us there.  Below, I will attempt to … more

The Catastrophist

The Catastrophist. The New Yorker June 29, 2009 The Catastrophist NASA’s climate expert delivers the news no one wants to hear. By Elizabeth Colbert A few months ago, James Hansen, the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, in Manhattan, took a day off from work to join a protest in Washington, D.C. The immediate target of the protest was the Capitol Power Plant, which supplies steam and chilled water to congressional offices, but … more

NASA – How Hard Are We Pushing The Land?

NASA – How Hard Are We Pushing The Land?. Feature Text Size Grow Text SizeShrink Text Size How Hard Are We Pushing The Land? 12.14.10 We may be becoming an ever more technologically advanced society, but we remain as dependent as ever — if not more and more so — on the natural world that surrounds us. That is one takeaway from new NASA research that has found humans are using an increasing amount of … more

A Scientist, His Work and a Climate Reckoning – NYTimes.com

A Scientist, His Work and a Climate Reckoning – NYTimes.com. TEMPERATURE RISING A Scientist, His Work and a Climate Reckoning Jonathan Kingston/Aurora Select, for The New York Times KEEPING WATCH The Mauna Loa Observatory, at an altitude of 11,135 feet above sea level in Hawaii, has been continuously monitoring and collecting data related to climate change since the 1950s. More Photos » By JUSTIN GILLIS Published: December 21, 2010 RECOMMEND TWITTER COMMENTS(256) E-MAIL SEND TO PHONE PRINT … more

Michael Oppenheimer delivers American Geophysical Union’s first Stephen Schneider Lecture « Climate Progress

Michael Oppenheimer delivers American Geophysical Union’s first Stephen Schneider Lecture « Climate Progress. Michael Oppenheimer delivers American Geophysical Union’s first Stephen Schneider Lecture Scientists, Expert Judgment, and Public Policy: What is Our Proper Role? December 20, 2010 The truth is bad enough Integrity should never be compromised Don’t be afraid to use metaphors Distinguish when speaking about your values (as a member of the human race) and when speaking as scientist Don’t let fear (of … more

Where would be the best place to live in 2035? 2060? « Climate Progress

Where would be the best place to live in 2035? 2060? « Climate Progress. Where would be the best place to live in 2035? 2060? December 18, 2010 I often get asked the question where should people live, so that’s the question of this week’s open thread. Trying to understand that question is one of the reasons why I ultimately decided to read Matthew Kahn’s Climatopolis:  How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future, even … more

Air Resources Board Adopts Cap-and-Trade Program

Last night the California Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted a cap-and-trade regulation. The ARB staff presentation outlines the program. The regulation establishes California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission cap-and-trade program. Cap-and-trade is a regulatory approach that controls GHGs from major emission sources by setting a declining limit (the “cap”) on GHG emissions while employing market mechanisms (the “trade”) to cost-effectively achieve the emission reduction targets. The cap-and-trade program is one element of California’s plan to address climate … more