Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Top Climate stories via the Pew Centre for Global Climate Change

Top Climate stories via the Pew Centre for Global Climate Change newsletter.

TOP STORIES FROM 2006
 
Momentum toward action on climate change in the U.S. grew to an all-time high
during 2006 and we anticipate continued progress in 2007. Below we highlight
some of the major events of the past year.


PROGRESS TOWARD U.S. FEDERAL POLICY

---Elections
The 2006 elections have significantly improved the prospects of reasonable
climate policy
in the United States. Read the Pew Center's analysis of how the
elections will impact U.S. climate policy.
 
---Congressional Proposals
During the 109th Congress (2005-2006), 103 bills, resolutions, and amendments
specifically addressing global climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
were introduced.
 
STATES TAKE ACTION

---California Passes Landmark Legislation
California, the world's twelfth largest emitter of greenhouse gases, passes
landmark legislation (AB 32) to cap all greenhouse gas emissions from major
industries at 1990 levels by 2020.
 
INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE APPROACHES PIVOTAL TIME

---COP 12
Climate negotiators from around the world gathered in November for the United
Nations Climate Change Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Read about Pew's activities
and its summary of COP 12:
 
SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE OF HUMAN ROLE IN CLIMATE CHANGE GROWS

---Read a concise summary of the latest strong evidence that greenhouse gases
released by human activities are the main cause of contemporary global warming. 

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