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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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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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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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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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National Climate Assessment Delivers Dire Warning On Climate Threat

Published on January 17, 2013 by in Home

  FARRON COUSINS DeSmogBlog.com     A draft version of the 2013 National Climate Assessment is making headlines this week, and not because it is so uplifting.  According to the report, the effects of climate change are becoming alarmingly visible throughout America and the rest of the world. The 1146-page report reads less like a government assessment

 
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The face of climate change in America

01/16/2013 // 10:37 PM //  AVERY PALMER, WRITER AND EDITOR The Climate Reality Project blog How is climate change affecting the United States right now? What about the part of the country where you live? These questions are now a lot easier to answer with the release of a major new draft report: The National Climate Assessment.

 
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‘Like Wildfire’: Images of Climate Catastrophe in Australia Go Global

Published on January 13, 2013 by in Home

  Photographs of bushfires offer a glimpse of our future on a hotter, drier planet   Lauren McCauley, staff writer CommonDreams.org     As fires continue to rage across Australia with soaring temperatures fueling the flames, images of the catastrophe spreading around the web capture the heartbreak, harrow and heat. An image of a family huddled beneath a dock,

 
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Rogue geoengineering could ‘hijack’ world’s climate

Published on January 8, 2013 by in Home

  Techniques aimed at averting global warming could lead to an unpredictable international crisis, a report has warned   John Vidal The Guardian   The world’s climate could be hijacked by a rogue country or wealthy individual firing small particles into the stratosphere, claims a warning that comes not from a new Hollywood movie trailer

 
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The best solution for climate change is a carbon tax

By Ralph Nader   JANUARY 4, 2013 Named by The Atlantic as one of the hundred most influential figures in American history, and by Time and Life magazines as one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century, Ralph Nader has helped us drive safer cars, eat healthier food, breathe better air, drink cleaner water,

 
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Report finds Antarctic thaw is twice as bad as anyone thought

Published on December 26, 2012 by in Home

  New research reveals that original climate estimates were based on faulty data   OLIVER DUGGAN The Independent   Temperatures in the western part of Antarctica are rising almost twice as fast as previously believed, adding to fears that continued thaws are causing sea levels to rise, according to comprehensive research published this week. In

 
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Cartoon of the Week: “Blind Faith of Climate Change Deniers Endangers Us All”

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner David Horsey had a cartoon and column in the L. A. Times this week, “Blind faith of climate change deniers endangers us all.” Here’s an excerpt: Great harm is what comes from denying scientific facts about 21st century issues. That is the concern of the second Newsweek article. Written by Mark Hertsgaard, author of “Hot:

 
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‘I’d Rather Fight Like Hell’: Naomi Klein’s Fierce New Resolve to Fight for Climate Justice

‘Climate change is the human-rights struggle of our time’ by Wen Stephenson Naomi Klein, black-clad and sharp-tongued mistress of the global anti-corporate left, friend to Occupiers and scourge of oil barons, stood outside a dressing room backstage at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre one night last month, a clear-eyed baby boy on her hip. Author and activist

 
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Mother Nature Is Just Getting Warmed Up: Record-Smashing Early December Assures 2012 Will Be Hottest In U.S. History

By Joe Romm on Dec 13, 2012 at 8:12 pm We’ve had spring weather in early December — and that guarantees 2012 will be the hottest year on record for the United States. I had reported on Monday that 2012 was virtually certain to be the hottest on record thanks to the warm November and blistering early December. Now

 
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Doubling Down on Climate Change Denial

By Phil Plait Posted Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at 8:00 AM ET   Oh, those wacky professional climate change deniers! Once again, they’ve banded together a passel of people, 90 percent of whom aren’t even climatologists, and had them sign a nearly fact-free opinion piece in the Financial Post, claiming global warming isn’t real. It’s an astonishing example of nonsense

 
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2012 expected to be ninth warmest year on record

Published on December 2, 2012 by in Home

  World Meteorological Organisation data shows average global temperature to date is 14.45C, higher than long-term average   Fiona Harvey, environment correspondent Guardian.co.uk     This year is likely to be the ninth warmest on record, with global temperatures in 2012 cooler than the average for the past decade owing to the effects of La

 
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