Fearful of President Donald Trump wiping public scientific data from federal agency websites, US scientists and researchers are saving data to private servers. And the international community is helping.
To head off the worst impacts of climate change, scientists warn that we need to cut global carbon emissions by perhaps 70 percent by mid-century. There are two basic ways to get there: replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources, or use a lot less energy. One way to focus on that solution is to make buildings smarter.
China says it'll invest an additional $361 billion in renewable energy projects by 2020, and in the process create 13 million new jobs. The move's in sharp contrast to Donald Trump's promise to reinvigorate the coal industry in the US. Mary Kay Magistad of The World's "Whose Century Is It?" podcast says China seems to have a clearer vision of the future.
Barack Obama's article in the top academic journal, Science, argues that the clean-energy revolution is irreversible and highlights the economic benefits of cutting carbon emissions and investing in renewable energy.
Morocco is enlisting Islam in its effort to get off fossil fuels, starting with installing solar panels on state-owned mosques. It's part of a broader global effort to bring more Muslims into the fight against climate change.