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Department of Defense Launches Attack on Climate Change

February 23, 2013 Tina Casey   The U.S. Department of Defense has been among the most aggressive leaders on climate change action under the Obama Administration, and they have just stepped it up to the next level. Last week, DoD released the new Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, its blueprint for addressing the effects of climate change in a national security context.

 
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The ATM for Climate Denial: Secretive Donors Trust Funds Vast Network of Global Warming Skeptics

Democracy Now A DAILY INDEPENDENT GLOBAL NEWS HOUR With Amy Goodman & Juan González Watch Video: http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/19/the_atm_for_climate_denial_secretive While the secretive Donors Trust has given millions to a variety of right-wing causes, denying climate change appears to be its top priority. An analysis by the environmentalist group Greenpeace reveals Donors Trust has funneled more than one-third of

 
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Exxon Cease-And-Desist Order Gets Climate Change Ad Pulled From State Of The Union Coverage

Hunter@huffingtonpost.com    Posted: 02/15/2013 4:13 pm EST  |  Updated: 02/15/2013 6:51 pm EST A still from the ‘Exxon Hates Your Children’ ad, which was ordered off the air just hours before it was supposed to be broadcast on Fox News during the State of the Union. (photo credit: The Other 98%) Exxon Mobil gave a cease-and-desist order to Comcast, forcing

 
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NATURAL GAS: Beyond the boom, unanswered questions about the life of new wells

Peter Behr, E&E reporter EnergyWire: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Second in a series. See the first part here. As energy companies began to sink horizontal wells into the Barnett Shale of north-central Texas a decade ago, a distinctive production curve appeared that has become a strong visual symbol in the debate about the future of the vast

 
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Democracy, Hacked

February 8, 2013 Democracy, Hacked By MICHAEL LIND THE FUTURE Six Drivers of Global Change By Al Gore 558 pp. Random House. $30. In a little more than a decade, since he won the popular vote but lost the presidential election to George W. Bush in 2000, the former vice president and Tennessee senator Al Gore

 
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On Climate Change, Baird and Kerry Are Like Oil and Water

  Posted: 02/08/2013 12:13 pm   Huff Post Newly appointed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerrywill meet on Friday with his Canadian counterpart,Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. In any such bilateral meeting, it is paramount that each participant trust the words of his counterpart. After all, when it comes to the world of diplomacy, where wars

 
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Power, privilege and climate change: A tale of two presidents

With less than five percent of the world’s population, the US consumes about a quarter of the world’s fossil fuels. Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 11:45 Joseph Nevins  Joseph Nevins teaches geography at Vasser College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Uruguayan President Jose Mujica laments that so many societies consider economic growth a priority, calling it “a

 
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IMF Chief: ‘Unless We Take Action On Climate Change, Future Generations Will Be Roasted, Toasted, Fried And Grilled’

By Joe Romm on Feb 5, 2013 at 6:25 pm Think Progress   Climate Progress Another day, another icon of the global financial system becomes a climate hawk. You may recall World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said of the climate crisis: “If there is no action soon, the future will become bleak.” Turns out IMF managing director Christine Lagarde is also a

 
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The cost of not using renewable energy

  David Roberts Energy, politics, and more   in Grist: A Beacon in the Smog   A clever new study [PDF] from the World Future Council attempts to do something I haven’t seen before: quantify the cost of not using renewables. The idea is pretty simple. When we use finite fossil fuels to generate energy, rather than the inexhaustible, renewable

 
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Manmade Carbon Pollution Has Already Put Us On Track For 69 Feet Of Sea Level Rise

Published on February 4, 2013 by in Home

  By Joe Romm ThinkProgress.org   The bad news is that we’re all but certain to end up with a coastline at least this flooded (20 meters or 69 feet): The “good” news is that this might take 1000 to 2000 years (or longer), and the choices we make now can affect the rate of rise and whether

 
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Queensland is a state of extreme weather, and there will be more on the horizon

Published on February 2, 2013 by in Home

    Brian Williams The Courier-Mail   BARELY a week ago all the talk was of fires, cattle dying in the thousands and Queensland slipping into the deadly grip of drought. Wouldn’t you know it, days later large slabs of the nation’s east coast were in flood, some record-breaking. Since the Millennium Drought that took

 
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Chu Resigns, Writes Of Growing Evidence We’re Making Weather More Extreme And ‘Moral Responsibility’ For Action

By Joe Romm on Feb 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm Think Progress  Climate Progress Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced his resignation today. He sent out a remarkable letter to Energy Department employees. Given that he has not spoken out strongly on the climate crisis since the start of his term, his words on the subject are striking. Here

 
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Yale Poll Finds Climate Change Action Is A Political Winner

By Joe Romm on Jan 29, 2013 at 11:58 am Think Progress   Climate Progress   Climate change is a political winner, recent polls make clear (see links below). It is a wedge issue that divides Tea Party extremists from Democrats, independents, and even moderate/liberal Rebuplicans. As one of the leading experts on public opinion analysis in this area,

 
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How Much Will Tar Sands Oil Add to Global Warming?

To constrain climate change, such unconventional oil use needs to be stopped, according to scientists By David Biello for Scientific American   TAR SANDS: At least 170 billion barrels of oil could be extracted from Alberta’s oil sands deposits with today’s technology.Image: © David Biello James Hansen has been publicly speaking about climate change since 1988. The NASA climatologist

 
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NASA Retirees Who Have No Climate Expertise Try To Debunk NASA Scientists Who Do

By Climate Guest Blogger on Jan 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm Think Progress Climate Progress by Dana Nuccitelli, via Skeptical Science In April of 2012, 49 former NASA employeessent a letter to the current NASA administrator requesting that he effectively muzzle the climate scientists at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). None of those former NASA

 
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