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After 20 years at the helm of one of the United Kingdom`s most influential newspapers, Alan Rusbridger is about to step down as editor of the Guardian. He`s not going quietly: In an op-ed a couple weeks ago, Rusbridger pledged to use his waning ...
A survey of American climate
activists by Grist inspired us to conduct our own survey on the priorities of German activists. Both surveys include a dozen or so leading figures of the climate
movement in each country. Before comparing the two, ...
For Naomi Oreskes, professor of scientific history at Harvard, there’s no more vivid illustration of the bitter war between science and politics
than Florida’s ban on state employees using terms such as “climate change” and “global warming”. No ...
In the months before the debut of the new documentary film "Merchants of Doubt," long-time climate
denialist Fred Singer contacted more than two dozen bloggers, public relations specialists and scientists asking for help in derailing the ...
Secretary of State John Kerry railed against climate
change skeptics on Thursday, saying that "future generations will not and should not forgive those who ignore this moment, no matter their reasoning,' though he offered no direct clues on ...
Federal Minister for Climate
Change Mushahid Ullah Khan on Sunday said that women, who constitute the majority of the world's poor, are among the most vulnerable to the detrimental impacts of climate
change, particularly in developing countries, ...
The alarm bells of the climate
crisis have been ringing in our ears for years and are getting louder all the time - yet humanity has failed to change course. What is wrong with us?
Many answers to that question have been offered, ranging ...
Federal Minister for Climate
Change Mushahid Ullah Khan said on Sunday that women who constitute the majority of the world’s poor are among the most vulnerable to the detrimental impacts of climate
change, particularly in developing countries ...
The preceding observation is from the federal government's first Intergenerational Report of 2002. It's a sensible and moderate comment. It was made 10 years after the UN convention in Rio de Janeiro on climate
change, from which flowed the Kyoto ...
When the former Maldives president conducted a cabinet meeting under water in 2009, it was the best government public relations move for a long time.
What a great way to get publicity and focus global attention on an issue that is so ...
The world's largest remaining contiguous stand of old-growth redwood forest resides in Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Northern California. On the park's northwestern flank, six people gathered last May to oppose a logging venture on adjacent ...
Does combating climate
change require burning the world’s forests and crops for fuel?It certainly looks that way, judging from the aggressive mandates governments across the globe have set to incorporate bioenergy into their ...
California Gov. Jerry Brown has done more to fight climate
change than perhaps any other elected official in the United States. So what accounts for the environmentalists heckling him during speeches and planning to confront him Saturday at an ...
change is happening, humans are the cause, and a shocking number of congressional Republicans - over 56 percent - deny or question the science. CAP Action conducted a fresh analysis of public statements from current Representatives and ...
I wrote a post last week that seems to have caused a bit of fuss. I got a bunch of angry emails and Joe Romm is yelling at me on his site, so let me say a few words by way of clarification. Much of the feedback I`ve gotten ascribes beliefs to me ...
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Hawk Separates Energy Thought Experiments from Road MapsBy Andrew C. Revkin January 27, 2015 5:24 pm January 27, 2015 5:24 pm Email Share Tweet ...
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than it has been in more than 30 years because of global warming and nuclear weaponry. But other experts say that`s much too gloomy.
The US advocacy ...
Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday declined again to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, telling an audience in Canada that she would not express her views because of an ongoing review by the State Department.
"We have ...
Through three-plus decades of reporting, I’ve been seeking ways to better mesh humanity’s infinite aspirations with life on a finite planet. (Do this Google search — “infinite aspirations” “finite planet” Revkin – to get the idea. Also read the ...
West Virginia joined 25 other states several years ago to help develop a set of standards for teaching science across the United States. Among other topics, the standards acknowledge the overwhelming scientific consensus that climate
change is ...
Many are familiar with Pope Francis' love for the poor and his commitment to a simple lifestyle, but did you know that he is also a devoted activist for climate
change awareness and a passionate environmentalist?
In fact, the leader of ...
Innovation in firefighting methods only go so far. To keep up with climate
change and more extreme fires, we need a larger, more professional fire service – and a change of attitude
Right now it’s the Adelaide Hills. In 2013 it was the ...
If commercial aviation were a country, it would rank seventh in global greenhouse gas emissions according to a recent report by the International
Council on Clean Transportation.
The aviation industry is growing so quickly that its ...
It is important that when we rebuild, we do not rush in and focus all our effort and resources on repairing and getting everything back to things as they were before the flood.
Instead, we need to rebuild with a new mindset, else we will ...
The cost of adaptation to climate
change is likely to go up by two to three times of the estimated $70 to $100 billion by 2050, a recent United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report says.
These estimates were based on the two ...