A time for hope: First international climate accord reached at COP21

Delegates at the 2015 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, or COP21, have spent the past two weeks negotiating an international agreement to slow the pace of climate change, which threatens the health of the global ocean – and our survival. Now nearly 200 nations have agreed to address the underlying cause:  carbon dioxide emitted by human activities. They have … Continue reading A time for hope: First international climate accord reached at COP21

COP21: A chance for a sea change

From Nov. 30-Dec. 11, leaders from more than 190 nations are gathering in Paris for the 2015 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, or COP21. The conference aims to achieve a binding international agreement to slow the pace of climate change. If we as a global community take bold and meaningful action in Paris, we can change course … Continue reading COP21: A chance for a sea change

COP21 promises “hope and solidarity” in Paris

As the world mourns the terrorist attacks of last week, French officials are resolutely moving forward with plans to host the 2015 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, or COP21, from November 30 to December 11. Today, French President François Hollande confirmed the COP21 conference will go on: “We must continue – continue working, going … Continue reading COP21 promises “hope and solidarity” in Paris

COP21 Conference in Paris: Changing course on climate change

From Nov. 30-Dec. 11, leaders from more than 190 nations will gather in Paris for the 2015 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, or COP21. The conference aims to achieve a binding international agreement to slow the pace of climate change. If we as a global community take bold and meaningful action in Paris, we can change … Continue reading COP21 Conference in Paris: Changing course on climate change

Julie Packard: It’s time for courageous climate action

It’s not easy to find good news  when talking about climate change. The latest scientific report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change spells out in no uncertain terms the magnitude of the challenges we face—and the urgency of action. It’s true that global scale climate trends continue to be daunting. But the pace of … Continue reading Julie Packard: It’s time for courageous climate action

Changing minds on climate change

The week of Septemer 10, people from around the world gathered in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. Convened by the State of California, the Summit brought together leaders—representing nations, states, cities, companies, investors and citizens—to celebrate climate action, and step up their ambitions to meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement. Monterey Bay … Continue reading Changing minds on climate change

Science: the foundation for climate solutions

The week of September 10, people from around the world are gathering in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. Convened by the State of California, the Summit brings together leaders—representing nations, states, cities, companies, investors and citizens—to celebrate climate action, and step up their ambitions to meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement. Monterey … Continue reading Science: the foundation for climate solutions

We Are Still In for the ocean

The week of September 10, people from around the world are gathering in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. Convened by the State of California, the Summit brings together leaders—representing nations, states, cities, companies, investors and citizens—to celebrate climate action, and step up their ambitions to meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement. As … Continue reading We Are Still In for the ocean

MBARI puts science and technology to work for ocean health

The week of September 10, people from around the world are gathering in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. Convened by the State of California, the Summit brings together leaders—representing nations, states, cities, companies, investors and citizens—to celebrate climate action, and step up their ambitions to meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement. Climate … Continue reading MBARI puts science and technology to work for ocean health

California steps up its climate leadership

The week of September 10, people from around the world are gathering in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. Convened by the State of California, the Summit brings together leaders—representing nations, states, cities, companies, investors and citizens—to celebrate climate action, and step up their ambitions to meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement. Ken … Continue reading California steps up its climate leadership