Climate Change

New Orleans, LA, Sept. 14, 2005One of the first climate scientists to detail the dangers of climate change, NASA scientist James Hansen, released a new paper providing more evidence that irregular weather patterns and extreme summers are linked to global warming. In the paper, Dr. Hansen addresses...
04/09/2012
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Former President Mohamed Nasheed, The Island PresidentThe campaign to combat climate change often feels like a David vs. Goliath struggle, with activists attempting to counter the influence of entrenched and moneyed interests and prod recalcitrant governments to action. But this abstraction is...
04/03/2012
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Today is World Water Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the role that fresh water resources play and underscoring the importance of sustainably managing these resources. Every person on the planet drinks between 2-4 litres (roughly 0.5-1 gallon) of water per day, most of which is embedded...
03/22/2012
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Sounding the alarm about climate change has long been an uphill battle because its effects can seem remote or too far in the future. Even if the planet is warming, skeptics say, how do we know that human activity is the cause and why should we care? Every year, though, comes more concrete evidence...
03/20/2012
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One of the GOP’s recent favorite tactics is to take an issue that is fundamentally non-controversial and non-partisan and make it into a partisan issue. They did it with raising the debt ceiling, which has been raised under every president except for Truman. The latest target was public...
03/12/2012
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A few weeks ago, Desmogblog.com released a series of internal documents from the Heartland Institute, one of the leaders of the climate denial movement, which shows the Institute’s strategy for pushing their climate denying message. Among their ideas was a corporate-funded plan to teach...
02/28/2012
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Last week, the Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed from 16 climate change denying scientists called, “No Need to Panic about Global Warming.” In it, the scientists, very few of whom are actual climate scientists, claim that the climate crisis is a way for government bureaucracy to grow...
02/01/2012
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Last week, the Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed from 16 climate change denying scientists called, “No Need to Panic about Global Warming.” In it, the scientists, very few of whom are actual climate scientists, claim that the climate crisis is a way for government bureaucracy to grow...
02/01/2012
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Demos' Heather McGhee goes on NOW with Alex Wagner to explain how Keystone pipeline advocates are placing corporate profits over the safety and well-being of the American people.
01/18/2012
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Demos' Heather McGhee discusses the need for greater action to combat climate change and support the Green Climate Fund.
12/08/2011
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