Monthly Archives: November 2012

Talking with Al Jazeera about the Doha climate conference

We discussed the UN climate change conference in Doha on Al Jazeera English TV November 26, with questions about the U.S. role in the treaty negotiations and fairness in the relationship between the U.S. and developing countries in meeting climate … Continue reading

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Open letter to climate treaty negotiators: Leave 80% of coal, oil, and gas reserves in the ground

"If we want a 50-50 chance of staying below two degrees, we have to leave 2/3 of the known reserves of coal and oil and gas underground; if we want an 80% chance, we have to leave 80% of those … Continue reading

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Message to whistleblowers of appreciation and long overdue credit

President Obama signed S. 743, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, into law today. The legislation provides millions of federal workers with the rights they need to report government corruption and wrongdoing safely. “After a 13-year campaign, federal whistleblowers will now … Continue reading

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Global investor network calls for low-carbon policy action dialogue with governments

A global network of institutional investor organizations responsible for roughly $22.5 trillion in assets has released a letter calling for a new dialogue between investors and “the governments of the world’s largest economies on climate policy and the development of … Continue reading

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We haven't forgotten about the Keystone XL pipeline

This afternoon we were at a packed Warner Theater in Washington, DC, along with 1,800 others, as the 350.org Do the Math coast-to-coast tour hit the nation's capital. This is the launching of a new campaign to call on colleges, churches, … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy, climate change, and what is to be done – Q&A with Judith Regan on SiriusXM

“Why is it that the politicians have such an insufficient response to this?  Do they wait until there is loss of life and billion and billions of dollars worth of damage before they do something?  Do we always have to … Continue reading

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New whistleblower law will significantly strengthen federal employee protections

On November 13 the Senate passed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, sending the bill to the White House for the President’s signature. The legislation provides millions of federal workers with the rights they need to safely report government corruption and … Continue reading

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Obama says he will elevate national climate change 'conversation'

A New York Times reporter asked President Obama at his White House news conference today: "What specifically do you plan to do in a second term to tackle the issue of climate change?" The President's reply included this: "What I'm … Continue reading

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Wind back in the sails for wind energy tax credit

The Governors' Wind Energy Coalition, a bipartisan group of 23 state governors dedicated to enhancing the development of wind energy in the U.S., has called on Congress to adopt the Wind Energy Production Tax Credit, scheduled to expire at the … Continue reading

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Aviation and climate change: flying blind

A recent federal court hearing on regulation of greenhouse gases from aviation went unnoticed by the media. In a small federal courtroom in Washington, DC, on November 1, a legal battle was being waged between Earthjustice, representing a coalition of … Continue reading

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