IPCC Report: Climate Change Brings Huge Risks and Opportunities for Adaptation

IPCC Report: Climate Change Brings Huge Risks and Opportunities for Adaptation

“Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change.” Rajendra K Pachauri, chairman of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), sounded this warning shortly after the release of its latest report, focused on climate “Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.” With 2000 scientists representing 154 countries, the panel is… Read more »

EcoHouse Tour: Climate Action and Adaptation – FULL

EcoHouse Tour: Climate Action and Adaptation - FULL

After a little winter rest, we’re kicking off 2014 with a climate tour of the EcoHouse on Sunday, January 19th. EcoHouse events are being planned throughout the rest of the year, and there’s an easy way to be in the know for our upcoming classes and tours there. Click “Subscribe” on any page on our… Read more »

Obama Weighs in on Fate of Keystone XL

Obama Weighs in on Fate of Keystone XL

President Obama has stated the decision to approve the Keystone XL pipeline hinges on whether the project would significantly contribute to carbon in the atmosphere. In an interview this past week, Obama also pointed out that claims that the project would be a jobs-creator were not realistic. The 2,000 temporary jobs during construction of the… Read more »

Berkeley Has Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 8% since 2000

Berkeley Has Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 8% since 2000

Community-wide greenhouse gas emission measures from 2011 show that Berkeley’s emissions are down 8% since 2000, but to meet our city’s Climate Action Plan goal, we need to be 33% below 2000 levels by 2020 and 80% below by 2050. Staff from the City of Berkeley have been tracking greenhouse gas emissions from these areas:… Read more »