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Fighting Climate Change = Fighting Poverty

Fighting Climate Change = Fighting Poverty

Opponents of drastic action on climate change often cite the cost of most measures to combat global warming and the fact that much of that cost will fall upon the poor.  While the costs are indeed high, World Bank President Jim Kim notes that inaction is much worse for the world’s poor “We must also […]

April 14, 2014 / More... ( comments)

No Snow In California Mountains — Dry Summer Coming

We’re going to get a preview of what conditions in California will be like as the climate warms this summer.  There has been record low snowfall in the California mountains and the consequences are scary: For cities and farms across California, the latest numbers show this is shaping up to be a summer like none […]

April 11, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Scientist: Too Late To Save The World From Climate Change

Dr. James Lovelock says it’s too late to save the world from the effects of climate change, and that we should retreat to climate controlled cities. Lovelock, who has just published his latest book A Rough Ride To The Future, claims we should be ‘strengthening our defences and making a sustainable retreat.’ “We’re reaching an […]

April 8, 2014 / More... ( comments)

UN: There Is Little Time Left To Rein In Climate Change

Unless the world acts quickly, the next century will be hotter, drier and hungrier, concludes the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change. Cutting emissions now “increases the time available for adaptation to a particular level of climate change,” the report states. But it adds, “Delaying mitigation actions may reduce options for climate-resilient pathways in the […]

March 30, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Where Climate Change Will Be Worst

One of the reasons given for not taking action in the U.S. on climate change boils down to “It’s not fair unless China does it too!”  But what about the other side of the coin: Such a rise will be uneven because of gravitational effects and human intervention, so predicting its outcome in any one […]

March 30, 2014 / More... ( comments)

UN Panel: Climate Change Is Growing Threat

Representatives of 100 countries will meet this week as part of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report to be issues shows the growing threat of climate change that must be addressed. The key message from leaked drafts and interviews with the authors and other scientists: The big risks and overall effects of […]

March 24, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Happy Vernal Equinox

Happy Vernal Equinox

Spring has begun (as of 12:57PM ET) but you wouldn’t know it by the weather. According to AccuWeather.com Long Range Weather Expert Mark Paquette, “It is almost unthinkable, but it appears that a flow of air straight from the Arctic will develop again.” Temperatures may struggle to reach 32 F on one or more days […]

March 20, 2014 / More... ( comments)

UN Says Climate Change Will Cause Violent Conflict, Displace Millions

A leaked UN report shows dire results of global warming. The second of three publications by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, due to be made public at the end of this month, is the most comprehensive investigation into the impact of climate change ever undertaken. A draft of the final version seen by […]

March 17, 2014 / More... ( comments)

California Had Warmest Winter On Record

Global warming is known to increase extreme weather, and that includes extremes of hot and cold. This winter has been a tale of two Americas: The Midwest is just beginning to thaw out from a battery of epic cold snaps, while Californians might feel that they pretty much skipped winter altogether. In fact, new NOAA […]

March 15, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Why Growing Public Transit Use Is Growing And Why That’s Good

If we are going to wean ourselves from driving and all of the negative environmental impacts it has, public transit has to be part of the answers.  That’s why this news is so encouraging. More Americans used buses, trains and subways in 2013 than in any year since 1956 as service improved, local economies grew […]

March 12, 2014 / More... ( comments)

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