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Ten Years After: Looking Back on California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32)

, director, California & Western States

California’s experience clearly demonstrates that it is possible to have a healthy economy while systematically and significantly lowering emissions from dirty fossil fuels. Read more >

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Book Review: Cowed’s Message is Less but Better Beef

, scientific adviser, Climate and Energy

There’s a lot to be learned from Cowed, by Denis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes. It’s about cows, but the eclectic topics range from the scandalous coverup of mad cow disease, to the origin of modern cattle from the legendary aurochs (i.e. the “Ur-ox”), to the gender politics of the cowboy, to the federal government’s subsidy of beef over-grazing on our public lands, to a visit to a dairy farm run by robots. Yet there’s a serious underlying theme as well—that the U.S. needs a fundamental transformation of its relationship to the cattle industry. Read more >

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Beyond Heat Waves: What Does 14 Months in a Row of Record Heat Say About Global Warming? Five Key Points to Keep in Mind

, climate scientist

Every single month in 2016 so far had record warm temperatures for that month. It is no surprise then – again – that it is sure looking like 2016 will be the warmest year ever. Read more >

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The world's largest fossil fuel companies have worked to deceive hte public about the realities and risks of climate change for decades. Photo: Steve Garvie

Big Oil and Big Tobacco: A Deadly Partnership Rooted in Deception

Sharon Eubanks, , UCS

A new trove of documents sheds light on the long and deep connections between the oil and tobacco industries and on the massive doubt apparatus of research institutes, researchers, and PR firms funded and mobilized by both groups. Read more >

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NOAA #dataviz shows high temperatures setting in as a heat dome begins to bake the U.S., July 18 2016. http://go.usa.gov/xaaPB

What Does “Clean Energy Access for All” Mean in the Context of a Dangerous Heat Wave?

, lead economist and climate policy manager

The Obama administration has set some exciting goals to help ensure that the benefits of transitioning to clean energy accrue to all. Read more >

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