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Polar Ice Melt Will Mean Uneven Sea-Level Rise

Research shows some parts of the world are likely to get higher sea levels than others this century, particularly along the Pacific Ocean.

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Europe’s Carbon Market Limps On

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee is supporting a plan to prop the price of a tonne of carbon by withdrawing an oversupply of credits from the market.

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A Global Warming Resource Rush

The disappearance of ice from the planet’s North Pole currently in progress means unprecedented access to minerals and energy that have been trapped beneath the surface for ages.

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Climate Activists Hold Major Rally, Demand Obama Reject Keystone Pipeline

Organizers of Sunday’s “Forward on Climate” rally and march claim the estimated 35,000 activists who descended on Washington, D.C., to demand the Obama administration take action on the critical issue of global warming constitute the largest turnout ever for a climate rally.

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Arctic Ice Loses Volume Fast

Researchers say the Arctic sheet is not only shrinking in area, but also losing much of its volume by thinning.

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Fossil Fuels ‘May Prove Worthless’

As concern grows about how much fossil fuel the world can afford to burn, a British university launches a program to research what to do about “stranded assets” such as coal and oil that may have to be left unexploited.

Posted on Feb 15, 2013 READ MORE



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Prepare for 5°C Warmer World, Former Leader of Climate Change Panel Says

There is now no chance of keeping the rise in global temperature caused by climate change beneath the widely accepted target level of 2°C, says a former head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 READ MORE



Historic Tar-Sands Action at Obama’s Door

For the first time in its 120-year history, the Sierra Club engaged in civil disobedience, the day after President Barack Obama gave his 2013 State of the Union address.

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Thawing Tundra Threat to Frozen Carbon

The melting of Arctic ice frozen for many thousands or even millions of years is speeding up a potential route for carbon frozen deep below ground level to seep into the atmosphere.

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A Presidential Decision That Could Change the World

In the near future, President Obama is expected to give construction on the Keystone XL pipeline a definitive thumbs up or thumbs down. The decision he makes could determine the fate of the Canadian tar-sands industry and, with it, the future well-being of the planet. If that sounds overly dramatic, let me explain.

Posted on Feb 12, 2013 READ MORE


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Spring Season Soon to Sprout Earlier

Analysis of observations of budburst—that promising moment near the end of winter when green shoots begin to appear on the first trees—show that spring could arrive dramatically earlier by the end of this century.

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U.S. Farmers Face Fraught Future

American farmers could lose millions of dollars to rising temperatures, faster-growing weeds, smaller yields and new pests, says a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Rubio Not Convinced on Climate Change, Fox News Goes After Hillary, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the death of the Virginia GOP’s gerrymandering scheme and a Republican lawmaker in Idaho who wants to make Ayn Rand required reading in high school.

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 READ MORE



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Alaskan Climate Team Hasn’t Met in Years

A rapid-response task force set up by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with the stated intent to protect the state from the worst effects of climate change hasn’t convened since March 2011, newly released documents show.

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Only ‘Corrupt’ Scientists Believe in Climate Change, Fox News Host Claims

Studies have shown nearly all climatologists support the science of global warming. But don’t try telling that to Brian Kilmeade, who has never let facts get in the way of his opinions and beliefs.

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Europe’s Climate Forecast: Unsettling

The European countries currently struggling most economically—Greece, Spain and Portugal—will fare worst under climate change as they lose both harvests and tourists to rising heat and low summer rainfall, the European Environment Agency says.

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 READ MORE



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Economist Stern: ‘I Got It Wrong on Climate Change—It’s Far, Far Worse’

Lord Nicholas Stern, the widely respected author of a landmark 2006 government-commissioned report on global warming’s effect on the world economy, says he underestimated the risks and should have been more “blunt” about the dangers posed by rising temperatures.

Posted on Jan 27, 2013 READ MORE



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Europe’s Carbon Scheme Goes Up in Smoke

A combination of successful lobbying, political interference and lack of economic growth has wrecked the carbon market designed to combat climate change. It is now cheaper to pollute the atmosphere than to invest in becoming energy efficient.

Posted on Jan 27, 2013 READ MORE


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Obama Second Term Agenda

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Fossil Fuels ‘Too Valuable to Burn’

Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas is a disastrous waste of finite natural resources that prevents their use for the manufacture of fertilizer, medicines, clothing and other vital goods.

Posted on Jan 26, 2013 READ MORE



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Billionaires Covertly Funding Attacks on Climate Science

Secretive groups known as Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund are funneling millions of dollars into the effort to cast doubt on climate science “without revealing the identities of [their] wealthy backers or that they have links to the fossil fuel industry.” An audit trail links them to a likely source.

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 READ MORE


‘The Daily Show’: Jon Stewart Mocks Climate Deniers

“Global warming is a total hoax. And I’ll tell you how I know. Because it’s cold, today, where I live. That’s jus’ science,” Stewart satirically said on his program Wednesday night.

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 READ MORE


Out of the Closet

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Global Warming Is a Domestic Crisis

It is vital for the president and his allies in Congress to remember that those Americans most defenseless against extreme weather and natural disasters form the backbone of the Democratic Party.

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Plan to Salt the Oceans Gets Thumbs Down

One proposed method of counteracting greenhouse gas emissions—fertilizing the oceans with algae-nurturing iron—would be hugely expensive, requiring a new industry to match the size of the global coal-mining sector, a study says.

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 READ MORE



Obama’s Historic Inaugural Speech, Powell Slams GOP Idiocy, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including President Obama’s promise on climate change and Paul Ryan gets a less than favorable response on Inauguration Day.

Posted on Jan 21, 2013 READ MORE


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The Myth of Human Progress

The mounting distortions of climate change and the rapid depletion of natural resources have done little to blunt the self-destructive notion of ceaseless expansion. The road we are on points toward human extinction.

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 READ MORE


Record Heat

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There Will Be Heat in America, Landmark Study Says

According to a report released by the National Climate Assessment on Friday, the steps taken by President Obama so far to reduce emissions are “not close to sufficient” to prevent the most severe consequences of climate change.

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Where Has All the Warming Gone?

Global temperatures may not warm as much over the next few years as scientists had expected. But what happens to the atmosphere this decade is a poor guide to the Earth’s longer-term future.

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 READ MORE


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How to Reach the Last 20 Percent

There’s a big reason climate change differs from so many public policy challenges: Unlike other crises, addressing the planet’s major environmental crisis truly requires mass consensus.

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Is It Hot Enough for You?

All right, now can we talk about climate change? After a year when the lower 48 states suffered the warmest temperatures, and the second-craziest weather, since record-keeping began?

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 READ MORE



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Mass Extinction Forecast With 6C Temperature Rise

Hobbit-sized humans, able to exist on less nourishing food, will have the best chance of survival in a warmer world, scientists say.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 READ MORE


Climate Change

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Is Barack Obama Getting Serious About Global Warming?

Americans demoralized by President Obama’s lack of initiative on the climate problem are being told he is “seriously considering” hosting a summit at the White House, intended not to outline his plan to tackle the crisis, but to “apprise” members of the public “about how they can act.”

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 READ MORE


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Ending the Silence on Climate Change

“What should really be scaring the daylights out of us—the crisis which could make all the others irrelevant—is global warming,” Bill Moyers says on the latest edition of “Moyers & Company.” “Get this one wrong and it’s over—not just for the USA, but for planet Earth.”

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 READ MORE


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A Long, Hard, Forgiving Look at Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel has apologized for the anti-gay comments he made in 1998 but liberals continue to disapprove of him for secretary of defense; with so much emphasis on the infamous fiscal cliff, someone should pay attention to the looming “climate cliff”; meanwhile, India’s Supreme Court will rule on a case that may mean the end of affordable generic drugs all over the world. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 READ MORE


Pollution Time Bomb

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The Sky’s the Limit

The gifts you’ve already been given in 2012 include a struggle over the fate of the earth. This is probably not what you asked for, and I wish it were otherwise—but to do good work, to be necessary, to have something to give: These are the true gifts.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 READ MORE



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Koch’s Next Target: Hurricane Sandy Victims

David Koch’s conservative political organization Americans for Prosperity is threatening to unleash a torrent of political attack ads against congressional members in the next election if they vote for the $60.4 billion federal storm aid package.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 READ MORE


Occupy Ark

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Grab a Fork, Mealworm Time Is Approaching

Bad news, meat lovers and occasional carnivores. Insects could become the sustainable meat of the future if world leaders do nothing and global warming remakes the climate.

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 READ MORE



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Insurance Industry Is Taking Climate Change Seriously

Now that it’s paying an average of $50 billion a year in weather- and climate-related losses, the insurance industry has become a believer in global warming.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 READ MORE



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Dream of a Global Climate Deal Is Over, Experts Say

The results of negotiations over the last decade have given observers virtually no reason to believe in a process that is counted by governing leaders as successful for simply surviving.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 READ MORE


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