2 Fulbright Nexus Scholars Zero In on Climate Change

November, 2012
The Chronicle of Higher Education

As an economist trying to predict the costs of climate change for Colombia's government, Ana María Loboguerrero got a sense of what was at stake when torrential rains triggered floods throughout the country in 2010 and early 2011, killing hundreds of people and wiping out entire towns.

The disaster gave Ms. Loboguerrero a feeling of urgency when she was accepted last year to be part of the first group of Fulbright Nexus scholars. The Nexus program was started in 2010 by the U.S. State Department to facilitate academic exchange between the Americas and generate research on global problems.

Professor Kammen on uncertainties with Keystone XL pipeline

November, 2012
Leader Post

CALGARY — Newly-elected President Barack Obama will look to Canada for co-operation in implementing new policies to combat global warming, predicts a U.S. environmental expert.

The topic of climate change — absent from much of the recent American election campaign — appears to be back on Obama’s agenda after the president directly referenced global warming in Tuesday’s acceptance speech.

“We want our children to live in an America ... that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet,” he said.

A 'Green' Gold Rush? Calif. Firm Turns Trash To Gas

November, 2012
VPR News

California starts the ball rolling Wednesday on a controversial scheme to keep the planet from overheating. Businesses will have to get a permit if they emit greenhouse gases.

Some permits will be auctioned today; the rest are free. The big idea here is the state is putting a ceiling on emissions.

It's a gamble. And for this top-down climate plan to work, it has to usher in a greener, more efficient economy.

Read full article for Kammen's response.

California's first carbon auction launches pollution market

November, 2012
Marketplace - Sustainability

A big auction ended here in California. On offer, more than 60 million tons of carbon pollution. Sort of. The state auctioned millions of permits to emit carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gases. And with that it launched one of the biggest markets for pollution in the world.

Read full article for Kammen's response.

CBC Radio Interview with Dan Kammen - Power Security and Sustainability

November, 2012
CBC Radio | Spark

Nora speaks with Daniel Kammen, professor of energy at the University of California Berkeley and a member of the United Nation'sSustainable Energy For All task force. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we wanted to talk with him about about access to power.