Category Archives: Climate Change

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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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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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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‘Europe is asking for a catastrophe’

Extreme weather caused by climate change threatens to ravage Europe’s oldest cities. Cleo Paskal, an expert on geopolitical and environmental impact, says Europe is not facing the climate realities of the 21st century. Deutsche Welle: Speaking at the Energy Security … Continue reading

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Dominion converts 1st of 3 coal plants to biomass

Dominion Virginia Power’s Altavista power station is now running on renewable biomass as part of a previously announced plan to convert three of its coal-fired power plants in the state to burn mostly waste wood left from regional timbering operations … Continue reading

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UN chief calls for achieving sustainable energy for all as International Year kicks off

As the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All kicked off today, United Nations officials called on governments, the private sector and civil society to help expand energy access, improve efficiency and increase the use of renewables. Globally, one person … Continue reading

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Canada condemned at home and abroad for pulling out of Kyoto treaty | The Guardian

Canada has been condemned at home and abroad as “irresponsible” and “reckless” for pulling out of the Kyoto climate treaty, just a day after committing to a future legally binding deal at a major UN climate summit. “I regret Canada’s … Continue reading

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