Climate Change

Progressives defend social insurance programs at every turn, and for good reasons: These programs, particularly Social Security and Medicare, are among the greatest achievements of government and have immeasurably improved the lives of Americans. Increasingly, though, the great crusade to provide...
05/01/2012
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Climate change is sharply amplifying the risks to Florida's economy and citizens and substantially increasing the likelihood of a natural disaster. The chance that Florida will suffer damages exceeding $200 billion due to hurricanes will increase from 1 in 25 in the year 2000 to 1 in 5 by the year...
04/19/2012
Data Byte
Climate change is sharply amplifying the risks to Virginia’s economy and citizens and substantially increasing the likelihood of a natural disaster. The chance that Virginia will suffer damages exceeding $5 billion due to hurricanes will increase from 1 in 40 in the year 2010 to 1 in 8 by the year...
04/19/2012
Data Byte
Despite the fact that climate change and global warming are sorely missing from mainstream political agendas, the vast majority of Americans believe that climate change is not only real but it is also responsible for the erratic weather patterns experienced last winter (December 2011-January 2012...
04/19/2012
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Authored by Robert Repetto PhD, a Senior Fellow in the United Nations Foundation's climate and energy program, these four policy briefs examine the health, economic and environmental challenges posed by the effects of climate change in four particularly susceptible states. The details of the report...
04/18/2012
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Virginia’s climatic changes have been thoroughly documented over recent decades. The overwhelming weight of scientific evidence predicts that climate change will continue and may accelerate unless strong action is taken to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change threatens serious...
04/18/2012
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Arizona’s citizens and its economy are among America’s most vulnerable to the growing adverse impacts of climate change. Climate change will have significant impacts on water resources and economic opportunities. Recent polling shows that the majority of voters in Arizona believe that state and...
04/18/2012
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Climate change will cause shifts in temperature and weather patterns that will significantly impact Nevada’s tourist industry and further stress its critical water supplies. To prevent even more extensive and rapid climate change, Nevada’s leaders and voters should support state, regional, national...
04/18/2012
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Climate change poses a tremendous threat to Florida. Sea level rise, more intense precipitation, and stronger hurricanes increase the risk of natural disaster and imperil the state’s economy and its citizens’ safety. Compounding these dangers, increasing coastal population and development will put...
04/18/2012
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Ahead of Earth Day 2012, here's a brief sampling of some of the best posts on Sustainability issues at PolicyShop: The Difficulty Of Climate Messaging  Climate messaging is difficult. On the one hand, focusing on the science and technical issues, such as how many degrees Celsius need to be...
04/17/2012
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