Climate change (sometimes "global warming") refers to the long-term change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns on Earth over time, as well as the environmental policy that seeks to address it.
As head of the Clinton Global Initiative, Robert Harrison has merged his private sector experiences to help serve the public good.
January 29, 2013 6:24am |
Two months ago, Jim Yong Kim wanted to "shock" the world into action against man-made climate change. So some people might find what he said at Davos over the weekend to be rather shocking.
22 | January 28, 2013 5:07am |
Well, the coldest inhabited one, anyway. Welcome to the village of Oymyakon, in Russia.
1 | January 23, 2013 4:24pm |
Watch the ice melt. Extract the minerals - including vital rare earth metals. Uranium and thorium too.
15 | January 23, 2013 5:46am |
Two of the world's top oil and gas producers are transitioning to renewable energy. So why isn't the U.S.? Energy expert Chris Nelder reports from the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
30 | January 23, 2013 3:00am |
U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off his second term today, and between the pomp and circumstance, offered a spirited defense of how progressive ideals benefit commerce.
24 | January 21, 2013 8:32pm |
PARIS -- A notable boutique for invention celebrates its tenth anniversary and reaffirms its promise to help innovators get ideas off the ground.
January 18, 2013 1:20am |
Carbon dioxide still leads, but black carbon is warming the world twice as much as we thought. Cutting emissions would have fast cooling effects, while saving lives: a "no brainer," researcher says.
20 | January 15, 2013 10:38pm |
Has collapse jumped the shark? Is peak oil dead? Is the zombie apocalypse just a weird popular fantasy, or is there more to it? Energy analyst Chris Nelder goes in search of answers.
67 | January 9, 2013 3:00am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about the biofuel industry.
2 | January 8, 2013 12:58am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about the food production industry.
5 | January 4, 2013 12:41am |
Can't keep up with constant natural disasters and extreme weather events? One website captures all from the last year on a splendid interactive map with photos. Includes bubble clouds and spiders.
December 28, 2012 3:02am |
Scientific American named their biggest stories of the year. Which did they get wrong or forget?
5 | December 27, 2012 8:32pm |
In the past decade Africa trails only South Asia as the region with the largest mobile growth rate.
4 | December 27, 2012 2:38pm |
EPA Chief Lisa Jackson had ambitious plans to address climate change and other environmental issues but spent the last four years battling industry instead.
1 | December 27, 2012 9:10am |
Grim news for environmentalists, from Paris' International Energy Agency.
7 | December 19, 2012 4:52am |
The marquee message: Alternative, safer nuclear reactors are the key to a carbon-free energy future.
5 | December 18, 2012 5:18am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about the state of food production in 2012.
1 | December 17, 2012 12:20am |
As the UK resumes drilling, critics warn the public that gas prices won't plummet like they have in the U.S.
1 | December 13, 2012 11:03am |
Transporting energy long distances has one big problem: It loses energy. But a new invention could solve that -- and give renewable energy a boost.
12 | December 12, 2012 3:00am |