This week, they’re meeting in Geneva, Switzerland for the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3). The administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Jane Lubchenko, heads the U.S. delegation. At the conference, she and the other delegates will be learning more about how best to share climate information with those who need it to make decisions.
Kentucky’s jobless rate is still at a troubling high, although the mining industry says it retained jobs over the past two months. But the picture may be more complex for the industry.
Kentucky leaders are watching the Waxman-Markey climate change and energy bill make its way through Congress.
The U.S. House of Representatives is shining its legislative spotlight on the environment this week. House Democrats have been hashing out the details of the American Clean Energy and Security Act, a bill sponsored by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Subcommittee Chairman Edward Markey (D-Mass.). The bill is the first climate change legislation to get environmentalists pretty excited.
Should Kentucky follow Sweden’s lead and lift the ban on new nuclear power plants?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released a study showing that even if carbon dioxide emissions were completely halted right now, the world will still feel the effects of global warming for a millenium. And there’s no going back.
There’s been quite a bit of talk about how President Barack Obama’s administration will renew the country’s commitment to science, as well as to the environment, which many feel took a back seat to politics during the Bush administration. And, from the President’s address today, it sounds as though that will be more than just talk.
Mr. Obama has been quoted as saying he wants to restore America to a leadership position on climate change, which many countries have been hoping for, for a long time.
Investors are turning up the pressure on publicly traded companies to disclose any financial risks climate change poses to their business.
Would you be willing to eat less meat if it could make a difference in global warming?