This post is by Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund.
A few weeks ago, I returned from a voyage called the Arctic Expedition for Climate Action. Sponsored by the Aspen Institute, the National Geographic Society, and Lindblad Expeditions, our group [PDF] included over 100 business leaders, scientists, environmentalists, journalists, politicians, religious leaders, and community activists.
In a word, it was sensational. We set out by ship from Svalbard – almost the closest land to the North Pole, and a three hour plane flight from Oslo, Norway. This is by far the closest to the North Pole I've ever been. My prior trips to the north shore of Alaska at Prudhoe Bay and the north coast of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge were much further south.
This post is by Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund.
Earth: The Sequel tells the story of an exciting race that is just beginning - the race to develop low-carbon energy in time to turn our greatest environmental crisis into our greatest economic opportunity.
Many people have expressed surprise that I'd write a book like this about a problem so serious. And global warming is serious. With each passing year, scientists get more and more alarmed at the increase and extent of disturbing impacts. But this book is not about the doom and gloom of global warming. In fact, it's just the opposite.
This post is by Fred Krupp, President of Environmental Defense.
A federal judge in California today rebuked the auto industry's attempt to block California and 16 other states from setting tough new limits on global warming pollution from automobiles, calling these efforts "the very definition of folly."