Scientists hate agreeing — which makes the consensus on climate change even more remarkable.
What’s your favorite image for the People’s Climate March?
Are you marching this Sunday in NYC?
"The greatest trick the oil companies ever pulled was convincing the world that climate change doesn’t exist."
"The New Climate Economy report refutes the idea that we must choose between fighting climate change or growing the world’s economy. That is a false dilemma."
Former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón on the important new report finding that economic growth and climate action go hand in hand.
But three huge business outlets ignored the report and its findings, showing that their priorities are at odds with businesses that want to prosper in a changing climate.
Electric Cars are Getting Even Cleaner, New Analysis Finds
Sixty percent of Americans now live in regions where electric vehicles (EVs) produce fewer heat-trapping global warming emissions per mile than the most efficient hybrids, according to an updated analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). In 2012, that number was just 45 percent.
“Electric vehicles are doing more and more to fulfill their technological promise,” said Don Anair, research director for UCS’s Clean Vehicles Program. “If we want to reduce transportation pollution and oil use, a big part of the answer is to be like Bob Dylan and go electric.”
The analysis finds that electric vehicle performance improved in nearly every region.
An updated map shows how much emissions performance can vary for EVs, depending on regional electricity mixes. In California, EVs achieve the equivalent of 95 mpg.
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10 Ways You Can Burn Less Coal Today
1. Turn off the lights.
2. Use energy-saving bulbs.
3. Get ENERGY STAR certified appliances.
4. Recycle old refrigerators.
5. Unplug computers and other electronics.
6. Plug into a power strip.
7. Use a programmable thermostat.
9. Weatherstrip windows and doors.
10. Wash and dry full loads.
Fox News Myth:
Meatless Mondays, a school lunch program that serves vegetarian meals on Mondays that will provide environmental benefits, is “brainwashing," "agenda-driven propaganda,” and not based on science.
Meat-driven diets use 3 times more water, 2.5 times more energy, and 13 times more fertilizer.
"From an environmental perspective, what a person chooses to eat makes a difference."