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Why a Melting Arctic Could Sink the Global Economy

Inuit fisherman near Greenland Ice Sheet article icon Issue Brief The United States needs to take the lead on reining in climate change in the Arctic and globally and addressing the environmental, economic, and national security implications of warming in the High North.

By Cathleen Kelly | Wednesday, March 19, 2014

5 More Items for President Obama’s Climate Change To-Do List

These five clean energy and public health priorities for the president's second term are vital to slowing climate change and building on the clean energy successes of the past year.

By Daniel J. Weiss, Jessica Goad, and Shiva Polefka | Friday, January 24, 2014

5 Growing Threats to America’s Cities

article icon Issue Brief Extreme weather events are on the rise and threaten American cities. Without investing in resilience programs, cities will be left with economic hardship.

By Matt Kasper and Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Green Industrial Revolution and the United States

book_alt2 icon Report The United States has been a leader in technical innovation and market transformation since the industrial revolution. But when it comes to the clean energy revolution, we risk falling behind.

By Kate Gordon, Robert Borosage, and Derek Pugh | Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Warsaw Climate Talks End with Foundation for a Global Agreement

article icon Issue Brief Domestic measures and international coordination in other forums are essential for progress on climate change.

By Rebecca Lefton, Gwynne Taraska, and Jenny Cooper, with Ben Bovarnick | Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Addressing ‘Loss and Damage’ in Warsaw

Yeb Sano delivers Philippines petition to UNCCCThe issue of loss and damage is getting a lot of attention at the climate talks in Warsaw, but there is more convergence and progress on this issue than it appears. Negotiators are working to set up a mechanism to address loss and damage and to agree to its primary functions.

By Gwynne Taraska | Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Disaster in the Making

Disaster resilience book_alt2 icon Report Superstorm Sandy is just the latest in a long line of natural disasters that have tested the resilience of low-income communities and exposed the underlying socioeconomic problems these communities face year round.

By Tracey Ross | Monday, August 19, 2013

The Interior Department Is Halfway to Its New Renewables Goal, But Hurdles Remain

President Barack ObamaThe Obama administration is seeking to double production of clean energy from public lands, a vital front in the war on climate change.

By Tom Kenworthy | Friday, August 9, 2013

U.S. Natural-Gas Use Must Peak by 2030

Natural gas worker book_alt2 icon Report Natural gas has an important role to play in achieving the emissions reductions that are necessary for climate stabilization. Beyond the near term, however, there needs to be a swift transition from natural gas to zero-carbon energy.

By Darryl Banks and Gwynne Taraska | Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Clean Energy Manufacturing Fights Climate Change, Increases U.S. Competitiveness, and Creates Jobs

Sustainable Agriculture Celebration at Harborview Farms article icon Issue Brief Fostering clean energy manufacturing in the United States would help boost the manufacturing sector, create jobs, and increase competitiveness, all while fighting global warming.

By Adam James and Kate Gordon | Friday, June 28, 2013

What President Obama’s Climate Plan Means for the Ocean

President Obama at GeorgetownThe president’s major speech on climate change set the stage for policies that will improve the health of our planet, including the 71 percent of it that is covered by oceans.

By Michael Conathan and Shiva Polefka | Wednesday, June 26, 2013

10 Essential Pollution Reduction and Public Health Measures in President Obama’s Climate Plan

President Barack Obama climate change speechThe president’s comprehensive plan outlines steps to reduce U.S. pollution, better coordinate international efforts to solve the problem of climate change, and provide additional protection from the effects of climate change.

By Richard W. Caperton, Daniel J. Weiss, and Andrew Light | Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Moving Forward on Reducing Carbon Pollution

President Barack Obama climate changeThe Obama administration has made great strides in addressing climate change, but much more must and can be done.

By Richard W. Caperton and Daniel J. Weiss | Monday, June 24, 2013

Pound Foolish

article icon Issue Brief Increased federal resilience spending is necessary to help our communities prepare for extreme weather.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Super Pollutants 101

W.A. Parish Electric Generating Station article icon Issue Brief Reducing super pollutants is necessary to avoid disastrous impacts of global warming and to safeguard public health.

By Rebecca Lefton | Thursday, June 13, 2013