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Enact a Carbon Tax, Not a Cap-and-Trade System | Henry Auer

The worldwide need to abate emissions of greenhouse gases is becoming more important with every passing year. Nevertheless, the U. S. has never enacted federal legislation that would limit its emissions. This post describes a proposal for a cap-and-trade market … Continue reading

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As the planet warms, the sea rises. Coastlines flood … How will we face the danger of rising seas?

As the planet warms, the sea rises. Coastlines flood. What will we protect? What will we abandon? How will we face the danger of rising seas? By Tim Folger Photographs by George Steinmetz By the time Hurricane Sandy veered toward … Continue reading

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UN climate change draft report finds it is 95 per cent likely that global warming is caused by humans | ABC Radio Australia

A leaked draft of a major United Nations climate change report has revealed scientists are 95 per cent certain human activity is causing global warming. A leaked draft of a major United Nations climate change report has revealed scientists are … Continue reading

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Carbon-Free, Nuclear-Free Energy Economy Is Inevitable

While a clean energy future is inevitable, questions remain about how quickly we will get there. The impossible has become inevitable. A carbon-free, nuclear-free energy economy is our future. Despite the energy industry’s hard work to keep energy dirty and … Continue reading

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Protecting the Electric Grid From Increasingly Severe Weather Due to Climate Change | The White House

This week marks the tenth anniversary of one of the worst power outages in the United States, during which tens of millions of Americans were affected across parts of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey. … Continue reading

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Confessions of a climate change denier

Defeating climate change doesn’t have to mean dropping everything to become climate activists or ignoring the whole thing altogether. The truth is exactly the opposite: We have to re-learn the climate crisis as one that ties our struggles together and … Continue reading

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US bank sued over pollution from coal exports

Environmental activists sued the federal government Wednesday over the exports of Appalachian coal to Europe and Asia, arguing it approved a $90 million loan guarantee to one company without considering the implications for air and water pollution along the transportation … Continue reading

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Voters think Republican climate dissenters ‘crazy’, bipartisan poll finds | guardian.co.uk

Results show risks that deniers in Congress pose to GOP as majority of younger constituents back Obama’s carbon plans Republicans in Congress who reject the science behind climate change could soon be reduced to political fossils, with new polling on … Continue reading

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Industrial Fossil Fuel Use Drives Climate Chaos | EcoWatch

Increasing global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), a heat-trapping gas, are pushing the world into dangerous territory, closing the window of time to avert the worst consequences of higher temperatures, such as melting ice and rising seas. Since the dawn … Continue reading

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Climate Change Is Happening Too Quickly for Species to Adapt

A study has shown that the speed of evolutionary change is far outstripped by the rate of global warming, meaning many creatures will face extinction Among the many strange mantras repeated by climate change deniers is the claim that even … Continue reading

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