Rachel Cleetus

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...

Last Thursday night news broke of the impending announcement of a national cap-and-trade program for carbon in China, as part of a U.S.-China joint climate announcement . This market-based approach,...

As we come up on the 10 th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the terrible devastation wrought by the hurricane is in the headlines again. For those who experienced the storm first-hand, the ongoing...

Earlier this week we watched history being made as President Obama and EPA Administrator McCarthy announced the release of the final Clean Power Plan , setting the first-ever limits on carbon...

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