Climate Change

Months after super storm Sandy, families are still waiting for permanent housing. Only a quarter of the families registered with NYC’s hotel sheltering program will find permanent housing with the next three months. Between New York and New Jersey, damage from the storm is estimated to cost...
03/19/2013
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One of the arguments used by climate deniers is that the earth is actually in the middle of a cooling period, despite recent record temperatures. In fact, there was a period of cooling but as a new study shows, we are in the middle of a dramatic U-turn and are now experiencing a heat spike. Looking...
03/08/2013
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One way to undermine movement on climate change is to create a false dichotomy that pits advocates against each other. Unfortunately, this is exactly what is happening now in the fracking battle. Using the term “fractivists,” some environmentalists are blasting celebrities that advocate...
03/06/2013
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China's environmental tax policy is moving in an interesting direction. It was announced yesterday that a new set of tax polices focused on preservation, rather than use, will be introduced, including a tax on carbon dioxide emissions. While the specifics have not been released, the government...
02/20/2013
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We’ve highlighted how the U.S. media leads the world in the amount of time given to climate deniers, even though nearly 80 percent of Americans believe in climate change. Now the Guardian reports that conservative billionaires funneled nearly $120 million to more than 100 groups to promote...
02/14/2013
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After a campaign season marked by climate silence, the President’s inaugural call for action on climate change left hope that the administration was serious about making climate a priority. And, there were parts in last night’s State of the Union that were promising, beyond the simple...
02/13/2013
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Here’s another reason why income inequality is so destructive—it’s ruining our planet and increasing the severity of climate change. A new paper from the Center on Economic and Policy Research looks at a novel way to slow climate change: reduce the hours that we work. For reasons...
02/08/2013
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President Obama’s call for Americans to stay engaged has rightly been taken to refer to issues high on the public’s agenda, such as gun control and immigration reform. Essentially, the President is saying that reform reflective of the country’s most broadly held values can...
01/22/2013
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President Obama’s inauguration speech highlighted the need to address climate change in a way that has been largely absent in both the campaign and the months following the election. The President spent more time on climate change than any other single topic and sounded a welcome call for...
01/22/2013
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At a panel discussion this morning, labor leaders stressed the importance of climate change to their members work and health. Organized by the Murphy Institute at CUNY and the Worker Institute at Cornell University, the heads of the Canadian Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, 32 BJ SEIU...
01/17/2013
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