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King Tides and the “Supermoon”—Time and Tide Wait for No Man

, senior analyst, Climate & Energy Program

The laws of physics are unchanged by the US presidential election: the planet is still warming, sea levels are still rising, and the moon is still circling the earth. Read more >

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How to Cut US Power Sector Emissions: New Analysis and Insights from Marrakech

, lead economist and climate policy manager

I am in Marrakech, Morocco, where the second week of the annual international climate talks (or COP22) is just getting underway. Nations hope to continue the momentum created by the Paris Agreement despite concerns about the implications of the US election outcome. One big topic of conversation: how will nations increase their commitments to cut emissions, in line with the ambitious long term temperature and decarbonization goals that were agreed to last year? Read more >

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Standing Strong for Science and Democracy

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This election raised the specter of backsliding on the critical progress we’ve made on climate change and other vital issues—but in no sense did the voters grant the new president a mandate to turn back the clock. Read more >

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RGGI Review: An Opportunity to Include Environmental Justice in Emissions Market Design

, Kendall Science Fellow

Confronting climate change, reducing emissions that warm the planet, and protecting the health of the most vulnerable are increasingly recognized as environmental justice issues.  As the blatant disregard for both drinking water and the welfare of people of Flint, Michigan, recently showed us, communities on the frontlines of environmental pollution are actively demanding redress of environmental inequities. In Massachusetts and elsewhere in the Northeast, discussions around leading multi-state efforts to combat climate change are an opportunity to bring these issues front and center. Read more >

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ExxonMobil and Its Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

, climate accountability campaign manager

Last week brought stunning news about ExxonMobil’s financial position. First came a warning that the company may be in an “irreversible decline.” Read more >

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