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By Andrew Rosenberg Over the weekend, the Trump administration decided not to renew the charter for the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. This decision only makes sense if President Donald Trump wants to limit the amount of information state and local au...
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Is denial what people need to get going? The Trump administration might be skeptical on the phenomenon of global warming but the President-elect's infrastructure policies could, in fact, have a positive impact on the environment, according to an asset manager. Since his Nov. 8 election win, Presid...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
In San Bernardino County, Calif., 82,000 people were ordered to leave their homes Wednesday as an explosive wildfire “hit with an intensity that we hadn’t seen before,” as one fire official said, and surged across 30,000 acres. It followed dramatic flooding in Louisiana that the...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
As a man on a "great social mission," former Vice President Al Gore says he feels like baseball trailblazer Jackie Robinson, the messenger of integration who was often ridiculed and worse when he hit the bases as the first black to play professional ball. "There is a time-honored tradition of peopl...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Here we go again. For the surface of planet Earth, 2015 was the hottest year on record by a stunning margin. But already, 2016 is on track to beat it. Last month was the hottest January in 137 years of record-keeping, according to data released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admi...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
President Obama tied climate change to soaring economic hope rather than damaging catastrophes in his final State of the Union address, delivered to a nation that remains gripped with partisan rancor over the basis for climbing temperatures. He only indirectly mentioned the global agreement reached...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A recent survey found that the majority of the American public supports government action on climate change — but environmental advocates say this action needs to happen before it is too late. Jasmine Ruddy, environmental policy chairwoman of UNC Student Government, said the survey's...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The vast majority of US senators have agreed that climate change is real, a result of a vote on Wednesday that saw 98 members of the Senate vote in favor of an amendment to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline bill that declares that climate change is "not a hoax."&nb...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in a stark report that most of the world's electricity can - and must - be produced from low-carbon ...
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We’re looking back at 10 of our recent fact-checks on climate change in light of the United Nations summit in New York this week. These fact-checks cover some of the key points of the climate change debate. 1. "Climate change is a hoax." - Pants on Fire. Earlier this year we looked at a ...
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This may confirm suspicions that many of us have already had. Besides leading the world in consumer debt and military spending, the U.S. can now add climate denial to that list. That is, according to aGlobal Trends survey by the U.K.-based market research firm Ipsos MORI. Th...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
This past weekend, Pope Francis did something that was quietly revolutionary. In a talk at the Italian university of Molise, Francis characterized concerns about the environment as “one of the greatest challenges of our time”—a challenge that is theological, as well as political, in nature...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Largely under the radar of national and even local media, California has begun a quiet revolution in climate policy that could change the whole national conversation about curbing global warming. Advocates of strong climate change policies have had an immense political challenge that goes far beyon...
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, California — A rocket carrying a N                     NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming. The Delta 2 ro...
PHOTO: In this image released by NASA, members of the media are unable to capture the launch of the Delta 2 rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite onboard due to heavy fog at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Wednesday morning, July 2, 2014.  The goal of the $468 million mission, designed to last at least two years, is to study the processes behind how the environment absorbs carbon dioxide.  (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls) MANDATORY CREDIT
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Posted by on in Climate Change
One year after President Barack Obama rolled out his climate change action plan, the administration is putting fresh emphasis on its environmental agenda.The White House plans to host two roundtable discussions this week on the economic threats that climate change poses and the "opportunities to ove...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The rapidly changing climate poses a threat of sparking greater global conflict, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told the graduating class of Boston College, urging the graduates to play a role in pushing for new energy policies. Citing recent reports from the United Nations and White ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Science is an exciting field to work in. There is a whole universe of problems out there waiting for someone to solve. But science doesn't exist in a vacuum. For me, the most interesting part of being an engineer is using my research to help individuals, and society in general, make better decision...
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As IPCC report warns of climate impact on food security, researchers are looking at whether talking about food could break political deadlock on global warming. Reframing climate change as a food issue as the world's leading scientists did this week could provide an opportunity to mobilise people, ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
No This is not an April fools joke but we wish it was. By Tim Radford While Washington is doing more to address climate change, individual American states are scaling back their policies - apparently to public approval. LONDON, 1 April - In the last five years – five years marked by heat waves th...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Climate change is real. The globe is warming. The data show it, the effects are already happening, and when you talk to scientists who study it, they all know it, too. Yet the public still seems to be confused over it, mostly due to the confusion sown by professional confusers. Polls asking the pub...
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