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Global warming is the most pressing environmental challenge of the 21st century. Because of our reliance on fossil fuels for energy, greenhouse gas (GHG) levels are increasing in the atmosphere and warming the Earth. Without corrective action, a dramatic temperature rise could harm both the Earth’s environment and humans.
To reduce the threat of climate change, the world economy must adopt more efficient technologies and more sustainable sources of energy.
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Dec 08, 2010 - Private investments in G-20 clean power projects could total $2.3 trillion by 2020, according to a report released by the Pew Environment Group. By adopting strong clean energy policies, every G-20 member can compete more effectively for business in this emerging global industry. The United States is one of three countries with the most to gain.
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Mar 24, 2010 - A new report from the Pew Environment Group documents the dawning of a new worldwide industry—clean energy—which has experienced investment growth of 230 percent since 2005.
Dec 16, 2009 - The fifteenth United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) takes place Copenhagen, Denmark, from December 7th to 18th, 2009.
Jun 10, 2009 - The number of jobs in America’s emerging clean energy economy grew nearly two and a half times faster than overall jobs between 1998 and 2007. In a new report, Pew provides the first-ever hard count across the 50 states of the actual jobs, companies and venture capital investments that supply the growing market demand for environmentally friendly jobs, products and services.
Dec 01, 2008 - Representatives of 188 nations will meet in Poznan, Poland this December as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This meeting will mark the midpoint of their negotiations on a new treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol.
Dec 19, 2007 - Congressional Testimony of Philip Clapp, Deputy Managing Director of the Pew Environment Group
Dec 06, 2007 - This report aims to provide perspective on who bears first responsibility for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It also examines commitments made by developed and developing nations, and individual U.S. states, to reduce emissions.
Sep 06, 2007 - Some like it hot. Even so, there’s widening interest in addressing the problem of global warming.
May 01, 2006 - Whether humans are implicated in the observed warming of the planet, says an expert, "is an argument that is over." Now what?
Apr 03, 2006 - Carbon Dioxide and Our Ocean Legacy explains how our seawater pH is falling because of pollution from fossil fuel use.
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