A new climate bill on Capitol Hill aims to reduce carbon emissions by creating a hotly-debated carbon cap-and-trade system. Senators on both sides of the debate weigh the pros and cons of instituting such a system and how it could impact energy and environmental policy. Continue reading
Both the United States and China — the world’s biggest polluters — have rejected the idea of including specific emissions limits in the final document that will come out of the talks at the United Nations climate change conference in Bali.
President Bush, in a counter-offer to European leaders, said Thursday that 15 nations with the world’s largest economies should set common targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2008. Continue reading
Danish author and statistician Bjorn Lomborg discusses his proposal to redirect resources from a general fight against carbon emissions to specific efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change in vulnerable areas. Continue reading
An international panel of scientists issued a report last week on the potential impacts of global warming. In the first part of a series on climate change, an advocate for an emissions cap-and-trade system used in Europe explains how it could work in the United States. Continue reading
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report Friday saying temperatures and sea levels will continue to rise for centuries even if greenhouse gas emissions stabilize. An expert and a report co-author discuss the findings. Continue reading