Tag Archives: 2015 Paris Climate Conference
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From Polar Bears to People: How the Climate Movement Changed in 2015

A few weeks ago, as world leaders were gathered in Paris for the climate conference, I was traveling around India with my husband. We spent the last night of our trip in the holy city of Varanasi, where we took an evening boat ride on the Ganges River. In accordance with custom, I lit a […]

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Moving Forward: What The Paris Climate Agreement Means For Our Future

The Paris climate talks (COP 21) are being hailed as a historic turning point for our world; after two weeks of negotiations, 195 countries have agreed on the necessity of addressing our climate challenge. As detailed in this New York Times piece, these countries have pledged to curb carbon emissions, invest in clean energy and […]

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What Does the Rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline Mean for the Climate Movement?

Last Friday, after a seven-year battle between fossil fuel interests and climate activists, President Obama formally denied permission for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would have brought oil from Canada’s tar sands to the U.S. The move was largely symbolic, as the pipeline would not have created many permanent jobs or contributed greatly […]

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Climate Action Has Already Saved the U.S. $200 Billion

A strong global climate agreement at the Paris conference will be a huge boon for the U.S. economy, according to a new report by the New York University School of Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity. Action by other nations (as well as our own) to cut carbon emissions offers direct cost benefits to the U.S. […]

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