Climate Change

It's been overshadowed by other extreme weather events recently, but the extreme drought that plagued the U.S. this summer continues. In fact, according to the Drought Monitor, conditions have worsened slightly across the country. The extreme drought is likely to extend through February and could...
12/03/2012
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As deficit talks continue to make little progress, we should revisit how a carbon tax would not only help raise badly needed revenue but could also be essential to fighting the climate crisis. A recent Congressional Research Service report found that a tax of $20 per metric ton of carbon dioxide...
11/29/2012
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Only a few days into the Doha climate negotiations and the prospects for meaningful action seem dim. Russia, Japan, New Zealand, and Canada have already expressed their resistance to extending the Kyoto Protocol, the only legally binding agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Without an...
11/28/2012
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Today is the start of the latest UN Climate Conference in Doha. The Doha conference is the 18th meeting of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and comes at a time when greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and the Kyoto Protocol, the only binding treaty to limit...
11/26/2012
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Hurricane Sandy is the most recent storm to have shed light on the dangers of development in waterfront areas along the Eastern seaboard, but communities from Colorado to Missouri to South Dakota have also grappled for years with the growing risk of environmental damage from everything from rising...
11/15/2012
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A new Media Matters study shows that not only was climate change absent from the Presidential debates, it was virtually absent from media coverage. Total media coverage of climate change was just over three and a half hours since August 1st. However, the vast majority of this -- two and a half...
11/14/2012
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During the Presidential campaign, conservatives continued to falsely claim that oil and gas drilling had been restricted during the Obama Administration. In fact, as we pointed out, oil and gas production is at the highest level it’s been in decades. Domestic oil and gas production is so high...
11/12/2012
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When we talk about leveling the playing field for energy solutions, we often talk about how fossil fuels receive the lion’s share of federal subsidies even though they continually post record profits. The renewable energy sector, in contrast, continually faces uncertainty over future funding...
11/12/2012
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After an election season of climate silence that endured despite record-breaking temperatures and prolonged drought, not to mention Superstorm Sandy, President Obama stated in his victory speech that, we want our children to live in an America, “that isn’t threatened by the destructive...
11/08/2012
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The surprise Obama endorsement from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s is a good time to revisit one of Bloomberg’s ideas to combat climate change: the carbon tax. Bloomberg supported the idea before a group of Wall Street CEOs in 2010 and an editorial in the Bloomberg financial...
11/02/2012
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