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At least twice in a normal year, the Biscayne Bay rises to swamp the streets of this fashionable resort town in an event known as the “king tide.” Water spills over seawalls and gurgles up through storm drains in what scientists say is a preview ...
change is a “threat multiplier” and worse than many of the challenges the U.S. military is already grappling with, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The New York Times indicated that the report marks a ...
The Defense Department sees global warming as a challenge that "poses immediate risks" to national security, rather than one that will rear its head only in the future.
This shift in thinking comes as the sprawling department puts in ...
The Pentagon is integrating climate
change threats into all of its "plans, operations, and training" across the entire Defense Department, signaling a comprehensive attempt to tackle the impacts of global warming.
In a 20-page Climate
Leading economists at the “Mecca” of free-market economics, the University of Chicago, evoked their most prominent predecessor, Milton Friedman, last week in advocating a price on carbon to address climate
At a forum called “What ...
Tom Steyer wants to save the planet, but first he wants to know about the U.S. Senate race in Iowa.
Seated in a hotel coffee shop, with a packet of data in his lap, he bursts with questions for the political strategists arrayed around ...
This week COIN hosted Naomi Klein – one of the most influential leftwing voices of our time – in Oxford as she launched her new book, ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate
’. Having read the book, and listened to her speak, I offer ...
In a world wrestling with climate
change and the need to phase out fossil fuels, nothing is more critical than making sure there are reliable and cost-effective clean energy technologies ready to fill the void.
Keeping track of the ...
The United Nations Climate
Summit at the end of September saw a host of governments, agencies and organizations rally around an international agreement aimed at stopping deforestation called the New York Declaration on Forests. In it, three ...
What last month's march did, better than any other event in history, was demonstrate the unity of activists demanding genuine emissions cuts and government funding of an alternative way of arranging society. They offered a transformative view of ...
The most attention-grabbing event during the week of the U.N. Climate
Summit was the People`s Climate
March, of course. But the second most attention-grabbing event was perhaps the Divest-Invest coalition’s announcement that at least 656 ...
Historian of science Naomi Oreskes, now at Harvard, first came to my attention 20 years ago, when she and two co-authors argued in Science that "verification and validation of numerical models of natural systems is impossible." In The End of ...
Americans lack confidence in the government’s ability to protect their personal safety and economic security, a sign that their widespread unease about the state of the nation extends far beyond politics
, according to the latest Associated ...
Kevin Croswhite once appeared to have a promising future in Wisconsin Republican politics
At 22, his résumé included work on several political campaigns and as a party field director during the 2012 presidential election.
We`re all familiar with climate
deniers - the politicians who proudly declare that 97 percent of climate
scientists are wrong, and human carbon emissions aren`t driving up global temperatures to a potentially catastrophic degree. Opposing them ...
In a nondescript conference centre five years ago, as temperatures fell to freezing outside in the streets of Copenhagen and protesters gathered, world leaders did something remarkable: they put a limit on how high temperatures should be allowed ...
The United Nations Climate
Summit in New York last week passed with many promises, but no firm pledges. Most notably, China’s vice-premier Zhang Gaoli promised his country would peak its carbon dioxide emissions “as soon as possible,” and ...
Will America ever take bold action on climate
change? Should it?The answer probably is not found in science, but in politics
.Hundreds of thousands of Americans marched in New York City on Sunday, asking the country`s leaders to ...
Over 310,000 people marched last Sunday to call for action on climate
change. The People's Climate
March aimed to press policymakers that would meet two days later at the UN Climate
Summit, a preparation for the next Conference of the Parties ...
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has given $29,000 over the past six years to politicians who could be lumped in with the "liars" on climate
change that he denounced this week.
Schmidt's donations to eight Republican legislators ...
This past week was a big one for climate
change. In other ways, of course, it was like every other week for climate
change. It began when hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets, in New York and in 160 countries around the world, to ...
North Carolina scientists on a panel tasked with predicting future sea levels expect the Atlantic Ocean to rise between 4 inches and 11 inches on the state's coast over the next three decades.But the effect of rising sea levels will be ...
Environmental icon Marina Silva may struggle to advance her environment agenda if elected president.
Marina Silva rose from poverty deep in the Amazon jungle to become a prominent politician and the advocate who kick-started Brazil’s ...
It’s not that international diplomacy won’t matter, but individual countries are already taking action to reduce carbon emissions for various reasons beyond worries about climate
World leaders gathered at a United Nations summit ...
change is not about politics
but about survival, said Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio in a speech to world and business leaders at the UN climate
summit in New York on Tuesday.
DiCaprio was confirmed as a UN climate