Blog Posts tagged Global Warming

With transportation policy at every level increasingly out of step with 21st century conditions and priorities and ripe for fundamental reform, now is the time to articulate a sustainable policy vision to guide the transition.

Swapping out fossil fuel-powered internal combustion engine vehicles for electric ones running on renewable energy might do the “climate work,” but the amount of climate work to be done will be far greater if we continue to design and run our cities on an auto-dependent operating system.

Relying on me – an ordinary consumer with little detailed understanding of food production and virtually no information – to use my decision-making power to move the food system toward greater sustainability is absurd. 

Promising a lifestyle that is impossible to deliver – and that in many ways was never all it was cracked up to be – is how you burn public trust.

Fossil fuel and allied interests should not be permitted to turn America into a living museum of obsolete, pollution-spewing technologies.

Optimism and hope are not the same thing, and there are some reasons to be hopeful that progress on climate will continue, even during a Trump administration.

There is a direct line from the policy decisions the United States has made over the last century – decisions that have almost universally moved the country toward deepening dependence on fossil fuel-powered personal cars – to the climate-altering reality of today.

While researching and writing Natural Gas and Global Warming: A Review of the Evidence Finds that Methane Leaks Undercut the Climate Benefits of Gas, I read stacks of research papers on the climate impacts of natural gas. Parsing these academic studies is an acquired skill and I thought I’d share some of what I learned about how to read methane research for anybody who is just diving into this topic.

Trying to answer the question "If you are so worried about global warming, why are you opposed to fracking to increase natural gas production?" led us to research our recent report Natural Gas and Global Warming.

In anticipation of the release of A New Way Forward: Envisioning a Carbon-Free Transportation System, we've compiled some of our recent blogs on transportation and climate change.

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