Senate Climate Bill: “Achieving Fast Mitigation” Through Non-CO2 Strategies

Green (Living) Review

Action on black carbon, methane, HFCs and biochar to avoid abrupt climate change Washington, DC, May 2010 – The Senate climate bill unveiled mid-May 2010 by Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) contains a section entitled “Achieving Fast Mitigation” to address non-CO2 climate forcers, including black carbon soot, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Another good reason for targeting non-CO2 climate forcers is that the technology is already available.

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Grim Greenhouse Gas Milestone Dims Hope for Less Climate Change

Green Prophet

Monitoring stations all over the arctic are reading greenhouse gas concentrations of 400 parts per million – a grim new milestone that dims hope of reversing runaway climate change. Millions of pounds of methane lay dormant in arctic ice , threatening to accelerate climate change when it melts, violent weather, drought, flooding and other disasters are on the rise, and yet the fossil fuel industry continues to function virtually unabated.

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As Climate Negotiations Slow, Forests Won't Wait

Green (Living) Review

New York - Experts warn that any international climate treaty or national climate legislation that fails to address forest and land use issues thoroughly and without delay will not be effective. To drive that point home, representatives of the nonprofit sustainability group the Rainforest Alliance will attend the Copenhagen climate treaty conference December 7-18. Progress on US climate legislation has also slowed.

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Myths and Facts about Capping Climate Change Pollution

Sightline Daily

I wrote this up to help inform a hearing on climate bills in Salem on April 14th. Oregonians are already paying for climate change , through damaged shellfish, lost snowpack, and increased wildfires. Climate models predict that, without urgent action, the Oregon drought could morph into something like the California mega-drought. Myth : “Taking action on climate change is just an excuse to grow government and raise taxes.”

The Other Climate Changers: Why Black Carbon and Ozone Also Matter

Green (Living) Review

August 2009 – According to an essay published in the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs, reducing emissions of black carbon soot and ground-level ozone would quickly make a considerable dent in the climate change problem and would also contribute to public health and protect crop yields. A provision on black carbon is also included in the Waxman-Markey climate bill. Washington , D.C.,

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G8 Recognizes Need to Act on Super Greenhouse Gases, Considers More Aggressive Stance on CO2

Green (Living) Review

July 2009 – As the Group of Eight began discussions on targets for reducing climate emissions, talk was circulating of a possible commitment to limit warming to 2?C. If the G8 comes to this conclusion, it will be a significant step forward for climate mitigation. and the rest of the G8 countries are voicing support for more ambitious climate targets,” said Amb. The Waxman-Markey climate bill that recently passed the House phases down HFCs under a separate title.

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The Story of Cap & Trade

The Green Changemakers

The Story of Cap & Trade is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution being discussed at Copenhagen and on Capitol Hill. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the "devils in the details" in current cap and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from what’s really required to tackle the climate crisis. What is The Story of Cap & Trade?

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