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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The "support a carbon tax" letter writing campaign begins today!

Environmental Economics

Since, of course, your senator cares what you think: A Senate panel will begin consideration of a carbon tax bill as part of a broader hearing on climate change in mid-July. climate bill will surface during that hearing. While liberal Democrats have revived previously moribund climate change discourse in recent months, Republicans and centrist Democrats have their heels dug in against measures that would hike the cost of fossil fuel energy.

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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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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. The only way to meet these goals however, will be to pursue fast and big cuts in both CO2 emissions, which are causing half of the warming, and non-CO2 emissions which are causing the other half.

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The environmental record of Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry

Green Blog

But what does Romney, Bachmann and Perry say about environmental and climate issues? Below is a quick summary on the three front-runners and just where they stand politically when it comes to the climate and our environment. As a quick note before I start I must say that it’s sad to see that the American climate debate has taken a completely wrong direction since the last elections. She is also a climate change denier.

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The Top 10 of 2010

Sightline Daily

Bikes, buses, bills. Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill: The Details: This year was a high-speed roller-coaster ride for national climate policy. One of the more promising bills was sponsored by Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman. It would have enacted a nationwide cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions. Eric de Place took a look at the bill and weighed its merits. Skip to content.

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