Rachel Cleetus

The terrible wildfire around Fort McMurray in Alberta continues to rage , although there is increasing hope that changes in the weather may help bring things under control soon. As residents and...

Last month the US joined 175 countries in signing on to the Paris Agreement. A new analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists shows how much current power sector policies contribute to the US...

New data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) released today show that, for the second year in a row, global carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions have remained flat at 32.1 billion tonnes in 2015...

The World Economic Forum is underway in Davos, Switzerland, with issues like China’s economic slowdown, the refugee crisis, and terrorist threats likely to dominate the agenda. Last week the World...

Wow, the Paris Agreement ! By now, you’ve read the headlines and, perhaps, many of the analyses deconstructing the details of the Paris Agreement. This post is not about all that. I’m going to share...

As we enter the second week of COP21 , the international climate negotiations, the mood in Paris is cautiously optimistic. The Draft Paris Outcome , reached midday last Saturday, provides hope that...

Tomorrow I will be traveling to Paris for COP21 , the international climate negotiations. I am going with a sense of optimism and hope that world leaders will reach a fair, ambitious agreement. A...

From Dorchester, Maryland to Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, sea level rise and the growing risks of flooding and inundation are a clear and present threat. Today the Union of Concerned Scientists...

We have all been following the news of the terrible events in Paris and Beirut with deep sadness and concern. In the midst of dealing with the immediate crisis, France, the host nation of the...

Tomorrow the final Clean Power Plan will be published in the Federal Register , which is the official publication of the federal government notifying the public about new regulations and guidance or...

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