Diesel Fuel From Air: Neat Idea, Very Inefficient Use Of Energy

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It sounds like an intriguing idea: Make diesel fuel from air rather than fossil-fuel petroleum. climate change carbon dioxide alternative fuel vehicles diesel fuel renewable diesel fuelBetter yet, make it from carbon dioxide--the greenhouse gas whose concentration in the atmosphere has risen precipitously since the dawn of the Industrial Age. Diesel fuel, after all, is a hydrocarbon chain. Take hydrogen and carbon dioxide, add some.

MIT report finds China’s actions on climate change crucial; argues for global economy-wide greenhouse gas tax

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A new report from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change shows the importance of all major nations taking part in global efforts to reduce emissions—and in particular, finds China’s role to be crucial. The report—titled “The Role of China in Mitigating Climate Change” and published in the journal Energy Economics , compares the impact of a stringent emissions reduction policy with and without China’s participation.

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More than two-thirds of Americans accept climate science, regardless of Trump

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administration has made it clear that it does not accept the scientific consensus on climate change. From President Donald Trump down through his nominees for key roles—Scott Pruitt for EPA adminstrator, Rick Perry for Department of Energy head, and others—key elected and appointed officials have rejected the idea of human. Politics EPA global warming Carbon greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide Donald TrumpThe new U.S.

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MIT researchers conclude fundamental changes in the US energy-innovation system are needed to meet challenges of climate change and energy supply

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A three-year study by a team of researchers based at MIT has concluded that fundamental changes are needed in the US energy-innovation system. Without systematic, transformative changes, the US is unlikely to succeed either in averting the worst economic and environmental consequences of climate change or in achieving a secure, affordable and reliable energy supply. Climate Change Market Background Policy

New modeling study finds thawing permafrost could release vast amounts of carbon and accelerate climate change by the end of this century

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Billions of tons of carbon trapped in high-latitude permafrost may be released into the atmosphere by the end of this century as the Earth’s climate changes, further accelerating global warming, a new computer modeling study indicates.

Has the Green Idea City Invited YOU Yet?

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This isn’t the kind of transparency or sunshine I expect from local elected officials and this level of secrecy isn’t worthy of a “Green Idea City&# label.

Perspective: The Role of Offsets in Climate Change Legislation

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This article shows that including offsets in climate change legislation would likely make an emissions program more cost-effective by: (a) providing an incentive for non-regulated sources to generate emission reductions; and (b) expanding emission compliance opportunities for regulated entities. From a global climate change perspective, it does not matter where or from what source the reduction occurs: the effect on the atmospheric concentration of GHGs would be the same.

Ted Lieu To The Rescue! Heroic Climate Champion Saves Community Choice Aggregation.

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They tell me to stop wishing he was somebody else and that I’m dreaming if I think he’s ever going to change into the dynamo that I fantasize about. . You go to climate battle with the Ted Lieu you have, not the Ted Lieu you wished you had.

Thankful To Be Home — And ALIVE!

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I’m not going to – ” Someone wearing a goofy Thanksgiving turkey mask leaned forward and loudly whispered “Don’t be a f **g climate chicken. “I still have no idea what you’re talking about.” It all started with the video.

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California ARB and NOAA Collaborating in $20M Research on Interaction of Air Pollution and Climate Change; One Atmosphere Approach

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Schematic diagram of the trade-offs between the implications for regional air quality and global climate change of new policies for management of the atmosphere. What physical and chemical changes occur as a parcel of air moves from off-shore, through the shore zone, and inland?

Al’s Bright Idea for Hermosa, Ted’s Tough Stance Against Oil & Why I’m Worried About It Mattering

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And what we especially dig about Al’s proposal is that the loan repayments Hermosa Beach would make would be deposited into the State Coastal Conservancy Trust Fund to be used for its Climate Ready Program.

3 More Reasons I’m Happy I Dumped the Democrats

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When I quit the Democratic party last summer the last straw for me was their total FAIL to take a stand and do anything about climate change.

CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

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Here’s some brainstorming ideas from the Greenius and Greenpeace to get you thinking: -Build an ominous and scary cardboard coal plant with smoke stacks that you tow behind your bike. How’d you like to enjoy 7-and-a-half miles of L.A.

California ARB soliciting research suggestions for FY 2012-2013 plan; sustainable communities, behavior, pollutant exposure, air pollution science, GHG targets

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Sustainable Communities : The Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 (SB 375) directs California’s metropolitan planning organizations to develop sustainable communities strategies that meet regional greenhouse gas reduction targets through integrated land use, housing and transportation planning. Behavior Climate Change Emissions Health Latin America Policy Sustainability

3 More Reasons I’m Happy I Dumped the Democrats

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When I quit the Democratic party last summer the last straw for me was their total FAIL to take a stand and do anything about climate change. It’s the “civilization and life as we know it deficit” that comes from a climate catastrophe, the kind that’s being waved in for a safe landing by the entire Republican party. ” Yeah, that’s a much better idea than reining in pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Pew Center on Global Climate Change and GPI facilitating new Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative

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The EOR Initiative is facilitated by the Great Plains Institute (GPI) and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. The fiscal struggles facing federal and state governments combined with a challenging political climate demand new ideas for US energy policy. —Eileen Claussen, President of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.

Getting To Work In Hermosa Beach – The Carbon Neutral ClueTrain Leaves the Station

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And speaking of work, it was a great week for the South Bay 350 Climate Action Group and for 350.org too as we jump started the new 2010 plan “Get To Work.&#.

CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

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Here’s some brainstorming ideas from the Greenius and Greenpeace to get you thinking: -Build an ominous and scary cardboard coal plant with smoke stacks that you tow behind your bike. Bicycles carbon producers citizen volunteer climate change environment fossil fuels Sustainability Beyond Coal CicLaVia Greenpeace Jenny Binstock Roll Against Coal Sierra ClubHow’d you like to enjoy 7-and-a-half miles of L.A.

Greenius on Patch.com: Lessons Learned on Carbon Neutral City Committee

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After eight months of working directly with Mayor Michael DiVirgilio to introduce and launch the Carbon Neutral City initiative , I stepped aside two weeks ago to focus more on the surrounding South Bay communities and to play a different role in Hermosa.

New UNEP report says bridging emissions gap to meet 2-degree target doable, outlines pathways to 2020

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GtCO 2 e per year by reducing deforestation and making changes in forest management that increases above and below ground carbon stocks. GtCO 2 e per year through changes in cropland and livestock management practices that reduce non-CO2 emissions and enhance soil carbon.

Testing solar radiation management as a geoengineering technique

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Solar radiation management (SRM) is one of the geoengineering techniques proposed as a potential means of offsetting some of the anthropogenic radiative forcing of climate as a means to reduce climate change. Contrary to some claims, they note, this could provide meaningful tests of the climate’s response to SRM within a decade. Some fields, like precipitation over land, have as large a response to short period forcing as to slowly-varying changes.

Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Oceans, already expanding from warmth and melting glaciers, would rise, increasing coastal flooding; a chain reaction of climate changes is projected to lead to harsher, more widespread droughts and more powerful storms. US intelligence and defense agencies say such environmental changes can lead to energy insecurity, water and food shortages, and social instability. It’s about time we changed course. COP15 , United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009.

Hot Tub Time Machine WayBack Wednesday – Reposted Word-for-Word from June 25 of 2008

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Otherwise it will become impractical to constrain atmospheric carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas produced in burning fossil fuels, to a level that prevents the climate system from passing tipping points that lead to disastrous climate changes that spiral dynamically out of humanity’s contro l.”.

A closer look at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit. The Green Piece

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We are breaking our own rule for this week only as we bring you our weekly Green Piece article a day early to coincide with the kick off of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit… Today marks the start of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit, which will last for two weeks and is the latest in a series that trace their origins back to the 1992 Earth summit in Rio. Tags: The Green Piece Copenhagen Copenhagen Climate Change meeting

BREAKING NEWS: Hermosa Beach To Become Carbon Neutral City! Acting Locally, Thinking Globally

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Ever since the Copenhagen climate treaty talks ended in impotence two months ago there hasn’t been a single ounce of positive news on the international scene about our chances of cutting the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and getting CO2 levels back down to the safe 350 ppm zone. As the Creative Greenius and organizer of the South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group that’s just unacceptable to me. We can efficiently and economically create change.

We Are ALL Tongan

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When I first met Elizabeth I had no idea that there were so many Tongan Americans living in large communities in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Dallas and other cities across the USA. The idyllic island kingdom of Tonga.

Creative Greenius Loves Hermosa Beach Sharrows & You Should Too

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citizen volunteer climate change environment Hermosa Beach Sharrows South Bay Bicycle Coalition Members of the newly formed South Bay Bicycle Coalition are happy with the Hermosa Beach "sharrows," which allow bicyclists to use a lane of traffic on Hermosa Avenue.

Greenius Says, Time’s Up Folks. Your Global Warming Goose Has Now Been Cooked…

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The smartest scientists on the face of the planet, the ones studying climate change and global warming, are mad as hell and they’re not going to take it any more.

Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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The change from 4C3B to 4C2B. Honda’s associates in the plant have contributed numerous ideas and solutions toward this end. Climate Change Emissions Lifecycle analysis Manufacturing Sustainability Vehicle Manufacturers

The Cat Is Still On The Roof – And The Roof! The Roof! The Roof Is On Fire!

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In the 15 months that have passed since I wrote the following, ALL the climate change news has gone from bad, to worse, to much worse than that. For the past three months I’ve been working night and day as the Chairman of the South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group.

Greenius Says The Congresswoman Gets It. Harman Calls Lack of Bold or Binding Agreement to Cap GHG Emissions in Copenhagen, “Stunning.”

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When our South Bay 350 Climate Action Group asked for Congresswoman Jane Harman’s help with our October 24, International Day of Climate Action we got it. Nowhere is this truer than in California, which has long been at the vanguard in the nation on progressive climate policy.

Devil In The Details: Is Copenhagens 2 ºC Guardrail Obsolete?

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From the opening day of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate negotiations in Copenhagen, also known as Conference of Parties (COP) 15, the relevance of a key threshold metric—the 2 °C maximal warming limit, or “guardrail”—has repeatedly been called into question by delegates of COP member states which are particularly vulnerable to climate change. Reasons For Concern” About Climate Adaptation. by Jack Rosebro.

Exxon/Mobil To Fund Solar Financing Bond For Torrance Homeowners

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It’s time for some big changes if we’re going to meet our city’s commitment to the Cool Cities program and if we’re going to help California meet our ambitious AB32 renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions cutback goals.

The Most Powerful Greenius In America

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We haven’t really changed our lifestyle at all unless you count turning off a few powerstrips and all the computers before we go to bed. In fact that’s such a good idea the Public Utilities Commission of California already has that mandate in place.

The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

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In Manhattan Beach I’ve been watching the four committees of the ETF present their recommendations for the city council on water, waste, building and climate change. The Greenius in Yosemite.

Superstars of AB 811 Rock Palm Desert @ EcoMotion Conference

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You need more than just great ideas, policy and planning – you also have to have the motivational chops to not just talk about change, but to actually effect it. Ann Livingston is the Sustainability Coordinator of the county and the woman in charge of their Climate Smart program.

Torrance Enviro Commish - From Curious to CringeWorthy

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Nor did the Commissioners have any ideas for incentives or fast tracking possibilities to encourage more green building in Torrance. But we ARE in a serious climate crisis and we have made those commitments. The most recognizable symbol of Torrance Environmental Quality.

It’s Time To Go To The Mattresses

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Everyone thought that was a great idea, and I went along. We already gave the Killer Coal Family a chance to stop disrespecting us and make things right - but what did those climate-changing con artists do instead? This is the sine qua non for solving the climate problem.

Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

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As our climate change crisis worsens and spins out of control with each passing day there’s no time to spare for those of us whose job it is to educate and motivate our fellow citizens to actions that cut our greenhouse gas emissions. Most have no idea.

Survey Finds 47% of American Reject Idea That They Are Selfish for Putting Economy Ahead of Global Warming

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A new Rasmussen Reports poll found that 47% of Americans reject the idea that they are selfish putting economic concerns ahead of the fight against global warming. 52% of all Americans agree with President Obama that “ the danger posed by climate change cannot be denied, and our responsibility to meet it must not be deferred.