Author Archives: Michael Barnard

Trump Won’t Stop Global Climate Action, Might Accidentally Help

November 12th, 2016 | by Michael Barnard

One of the key differences between Clinton and Trump was their stances on climate change. Clinton had a strong plan to continue the USA's leadership position, and Trump disputes its existence. However, a Trump presidency isn't a disaster for climate action globally or in the US. In fact, he might actually reduce US emissions, however unintentionally


Capturing Carbon Would Cost Twice The Global Annual GDP

November 3rd, 2016 | by Michael Barnard

Carbon capture and sequestration continues to get attention from fossil fuel companies and jurisdictions trying to maintain their profits and tax revenues. But it's worth looking at what it would cost. The scale of the problem is enormous and the cost of capturing CO2 from the air and storing it somewhere is very high -- about two times the global


Can Clean Tech Save The Maldives?

November 3rd, 2016 | by Michael Barnard

The Maldives is one of the nations most threatened by sea level rise, but while it has committed to clean technology, they know it won't save them


Teslas Are Greener, But Are Still Cars

May 29th, 2016 | by Michael Barnard

Teslas are much more benign environmentally than gasoline or diesel cars, but they are still typically single-occupant automobiles. Given the continued [&hellip



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