Obama Administration commits more funding to the Green Climate Fund in order to fight climate change

Climate Change - Funding for Green Energy

Program will receive more funding to aid in the fight against climate change With its time coming to an end, the Obama Administration has taken steps to increase the federal government’s investments in the Green Climate Fund. The fund is meant to provide financial aid to developing countries in order to assist them in their fight against climate change. Initially, the federal government had committed $500 million to the Green Climate Fund. Now, however, the Obama Administration has announced that it has doubled this investment, bringing its level of financial…

Read More

Trump appoints new head of the EPA, a denier of climate change

Scott Pruitt tapped to lead the EPA for the Trump Administration Difficult days may be ahead for energy policy and environmental efforts in the United States. President-elect Donald Trump has been working to fill out his administration, appointing several people to positions of power that could dictate the course of existing programs in the future. Trump has selected Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to be the next head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The decision has sparked significant controversy, particularly among environmentalist groups, as Pruitt has been a longstanding…

Read More

China leads the way in planting biomass

Biomass is increasing throughout the world, offsetting carbon emissions A new study from the University of New South Wales’ Center of Excellence for Climate System Science shows that, globally, the amount of carbon stored in all living biomass above soil has increased by 4 billion tons since 2003. The study highlights China’s contribution to this, as the country is responsible for the largest increase in living biomass. The increase in biomass has had a significant impact on carbon emissions, which is helping improve the global environment. Increase in vegetation is…

Read More

Is Renewable Energy Worth It?

Clean energy has become a priority for many countries throughout the world. These countries are working to reduce their negative impact on the environment by cutting down on the emissions that they produce and distancing themselves from fossil-fuels, such as oil and coal. Some are doing so for environmental purposes, hoping to mitigate the effects of climate change, while others are focusing on the economic prospects of clean energy. New forms of power are not inexpensive, however, and the cost of renewable energy may be offsetting its viability. Clean technology…

Read More

Japan set to help Caribbean nations fight climate change

Japanese government launches new partnership with Caribbean countries for the sake of the environment The Japanese government is preparing to take further action on the climate change issue. The government has recently launched a new project that will expand the support it offers to Caribbean countries. These countries will be particularly affected by one of the consequences of climate change: Rising sea levels. Through the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership, the effects of rising sea levels and climatic phenomena could be mitigated to some degree. Eight Caribbean countries will receive $15…

Read More

World’s water supply is dwindling but renewable energy may be able to help

The world may soon be facing an “insurmountable” water crisis in the near future. A study from the CNA Corporation, which has drawn information from over one hundred years, suggests that the world’s water consumption is six times higher now than at any other point in history. A rising population and a growing need for electrical power are contributing to this problem. The study suggests that there will be a 40% gap between the supply and demand of water, which could be a challenge that has no solution. The majority…

Read More

New report sheds light on the cost of climate change

Actual costs of a changing climate may have been severely underestimated The cost of climate change may be severely underestimated, according to the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and Environment. For years, the costs of climate change have been the subject of interest throughout the world. Many countries have been taking efforts to mitigate the financial impact of the phenomenon by embracing renewable energy and bolstering their defenses against natural disasters. The actual costs of this phenomenon are only now beginning to be understood, however. Outdated economic models are…

Read More

The Impact of Climate Change

A changing climate is not a comfortable subject Climate change can be an uncomfortable subject for many people. This may be due to some of the “doomsday” scenarios that have garnered a great deal of attention in relation to the subject. Others simply believe that climate change and its impact on the world is nothing more than hyperbole. Many argue that climate change is nothing more than a natural cycle that humans cannot have any influence on. Whatever the case may be, the potential effects of climatic changes do not…

Read More

The politics of renewable energy

Politics is playing a major role in the future of clean energy For years, renewable energy has been considered an environmental issue. Embracing clean power, such as solar and wind energy, has become a priority for those that wish to fight climate change and other environmental issues. As clean power began to gain more traction in more parts of the world, politics began to play a bigger role in the matter. Now, politics and renewable energy go hand-in-hand, and politics may direct the course of clean energy progress for the…

Read More