3 results for tag: US China climate agreement

It Ain’t All Bad: Monthly Good News on Climate

In the midst of this month's heatwave, when most of Oregon is in a state of drought, some of us may have found ourselves wondering if this is the new normal -- and then feeling incredibly depressed at that thought. For those of us tuned in to climate news, we know that many parts of world have endured hellish temperatures this month - in Western Europe where extreme heat is normally not very prevalent, or places like Pakistan, where over 1,000 people have lost their lives due to the heatwave. Sometimes it's all too much to think about. And I don't know about you, but when I feel that way I'm tempted to tune out the problems of the world and ...

Maintaining Hope: A Monthly Sampling of Good News on Climate

If you’re tuned in to the climate conversation, news coverage of this dialogue may cause you to experience symptoms like "acute exacerbation of chronic nonsense brought on by climate change deniers"

When The Biggest Polluters Lead on Climate, Others Will Follow

"What about China?" is a common refrain when Oregonians talk about tackling climate change. "If not them, why us?" It's time for the question to change. The United States and China–the world’s top two emitters of climate pollution–are taking the reigns on a unique opportunity to lead on climate. Last November, the US and China made a joint announcement on climate change targets. This set the stage for President Obama to submit US targets in international climate negotiations. The President outlined how the US plans to cut climate pollution to 26-28% below its 2005 levels by 2025 by freezing construction of new coal-fired power plants, ...