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Roland Geyer, Assistant Professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UCSB, and faculty member of the IEE Economics & Policy Solutions Group discusses the importance of a life cycle approach to quantify the environmental impacts of different automotive materials.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: Slides, Video
As the Bangkok climate talks concluded with some progress, debate continues on whether a second commitment period to Kyoto is being negotiated or whether a new climate deal will replace Kyoto.
Date: 10/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
Pope Francis called for a radical transformation of politics, economics and individual lifestyles to confront environmental degradation and climate change, in his much-awaited papal encyclical.
Date: 06/18/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Why aren't more scientists emphatic about the risk of climate change? The answer can be found in a surprising place: the history of science in relation to religion.
Date: 01/05/2015
Type: Article
Tom Steyer
At May 6th's Energy Leadership Lecture, philanthropist and clean energy advocate Tom Steyer highlighted the actions needed to successfully confront climate change.
Date: 05/07/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
'No on Prop 23' buttons.
Martin Chavez, director of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, says that passage of California's Proposition 23 would hamper local governments' efforts to create green jobs and foster business development through clean and energy-efficient technology industries.
Date: 11/01/2010
Type: Blog
Hundreds of businesses including eBay and Nestle back federal rules to cut emissions and encourage a switch away from coal to renewable energy.
Date: 08/03/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
Over a dozen US companies are investing up to $140 billion in tackling climate change by using energy efficient technology.
Date: 07/28/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
For the first time on record in human history, the monthly global average concentration of carbon dioxide — the most important global warming pollutant that takes centuries to be removed from the atmosphere — surpassed 400 parts per million in March of this year, according to government data.
Date: 05/06/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Larry Smarr presents on how information technology can help reduce greenhouse gas levels and transform the world from a high-carbon to a low-carbon economy.
Date: 04/29/2010
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Climate Change

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