Climate Change

Climate change is an important issue that must be addressed by all nations multi-laterally. It is certainly one of this century's greatest destabilizing forces which undermines our global economy, threatens our health and increasingly leads to military conflict. Climate change topics include sustainable agriculture, energy security, climate-related conflict and climate negotiations and agreements.

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The UN is inviting Heads of State along with business leaders to a Climate Summit this fall in New York. Our world requires a global effort to mobilize action on climate change!

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The rise in global carbon emissions between 1850-2009. (Data from Boden et al. 2012)
September 17, 2014 - 12:00pm EDT
 In our world, there has never been a greater threat to humanity since the emergence of climate change. Last week, the UN Meteorological Organization released a report that CO2 levels on our planet are rising at an uncontrollable rate. If that’s not concerning enough, most of the major greenhouse gases emitted into our atmosphere reached an all-time high level in the year 2013. Eventually, these gases will become more [...] Read More
August 13, 2014 - 4:00pm EDT
In the age of world hunger, endangered species, and a crippled environment, we are constantly looking for new sources of food to take the pressure off our currently over-tapped resources. Insects have been increasingly pointed to as a more sustainable source of protein, as they have "a far smaller carbon footprint than most livestock." The UN’s own Food and Agriculture Organization has even promoted this practice as a [...] Read More
July 30, 2014 - 1:00pm EDT
Carlos Pascual, the Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs for the State Department, spoke last week on the new geopolitics of energy and what challenges and opportunities this presents for the future. Most notably, he emphasized the need to consider the developing world moving forward, creating policies that are based on an understanding of finance and that foster transparency. Today, 1.2. [...] Read More