On the Climate Change Front, a Good News/Bad News Day

So the latest hubbub on the Climate Change front is that global emissions spiked last year to a record high increase, while obviously we should be making those numbers go down (and they did, briefly, from the effects of the Great Recession), and here’s a link in the NY Times that explains the data: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/05/science/earth/record-jump-in-emissions-in-2010-study-finds.html?_r=1&ref=science
But there’s also some good news from the Climate Progress website, which tracks various scientific developments re: Climate Change and analyzes media responses to these, such as their point that Fox News viewers are the most misinformed about Climate Change, although that’s hardly a shocker. The good news is that renewable energies are increasing. Here’s a quote:
“Renewable energy is surpassing fossil fuels for the first time in new power-plant investments, shaking off setbacks from the financial crisis…. Electricity from the wind, sun, waves and biomass drew $187 billion last year compared with $157 billion for natural gas, oil and coal, according to calculations by Bloomberg New Energy Finance using the latest data. Accelerating installations of solar- and wind-power plants led to lower equipment prices, making clean energy more competitive with coal.”
Here’s the url to that article in Climate Progress:

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