Climate Change

As we pointed out a few weeks ago, man-made climate change will make extreme weather events much more likely going forward and we are facing a pretty serious one now. More than half of the continental U.S. is currently facing moderate to extreme drought and one-third of the country’s counties...
07/24/2012
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New Mexico’s current political leadership is undoing state and regional policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions even as the risks posed by global warming to the state’s economy and population become more evident.[1] Experts foresee even more difficult problems in the future unless steps are...
07/19/2012
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Following up on our last post on the link between climate change and extreme weather, a new scientific study was released that found that manmade climate change increases the probability of extreme weather patterns. The study was a joint effort between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
07/11/2012
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Even though it’s only the 9th of July, nearly 3,400 maximum and minimum temperature records have been tied or broken so far this month. Dozens of people have died and the lack of rainfall combined with the extreme heat is threatening the Midwest’s corn crop. In the Rocky Mountain region...
07/09/2012
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It’s hot outside. And, every year, it’s likely to get hotter unless we do start making some significant changes to the way we live. Breaking our addiction to fossil fuels by investing in alternative energies is a good first. A better first step, though, is to just stop consuming so...
07/05/2012
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(Flickr/Rennette Stowe) These days, good news is hard to come by for climate change advocates. Today, though, happens to be one of those rare days.  A federal appeals court upheld the EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases and upheld the EPA’s finding that greenhouse gases...
06/26/2012
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In a series of posts at The Atlantic, Jonathan Adler has looked at how to advance environmental protection and action on climate change while still adhering to conservative principles like limited government and market-based solutions. Adler’s posts are interesting and thoughtful. Some of his...
05/30/2012
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Data released last month by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center shows that the 12-month period between May 2011- April 2012 was the warmest year to date since recordkeeping began in 1895. The first quarter of 2012 alone saw temperatures that were more than 5 degrees F above average. In...
05/17/2012
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What do Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber), Charles Manson, and a large majority of Americans have in common? People who are not insane would say nothing. The Heartland Institute, a right-wing think tank, however, recently put up a billboard that equated the 62 percent of people that think the weather...
05/09/2012
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The South Korean parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of adopting a national carbon trading scheme. The bill received the support of 148 out of 151 lawmakers and establishes South Korea as the fourth nation in Asia to adopt carbon trading, joining China, Australia and New Zealand. South Korea...
05/02/2012
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