COP24 to World: No Climate Progress Without Diversification!

The Problem of Implementation: In the face of immediate climate impacts and a closing window of opportunity to avoid irreversible catastrophic damage (see IPCC Special Report on 1.5 Degrees Celsius), the global policy toolbox to combat climate change appears limited. At COP24, delegations readily acknowledged these conditions, calling for a drastic ramp up of efforts …

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UNwelcome: The Gap between Science and the Negotiations

During my time in Katowice, Poland, I set out to get a better handle on how science and policy intertwine at the COP. After all, science is supposed to be the foundation for the work of the UNFCCC and the COP. But functionally, to what extent is climate science really the basis upon which the …

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Natural Gas vs Solid Evidence: The Liquid Lies About DTE’s Proposed Plant and Why it Matters

[This blog post is brought to you by Climate Blue investigative reporter, Emily Chang.] [UPDATE: The Michigan Public Service Commission just released an initial brief  that indicates that they intend to approve the plans for the plant early next week. ] The news seems to be flying low on everybody’s radar: DTE Energy is planning to spend …

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