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Chris Hayes Totally Compares Climate Change to Slavery

On Tuesday night’s All In with Chris Hayes, host and passionate climate change activist Chris Hayes compared the burning of fossil fuel with the institution of slavery, and  in mid-comparison, insisted to his audience that “I am not comparing slavery to the burning of fossil fuel.” The denial seemed to be a preemptive strike against […]

April 23, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Florida ‘Ground Zero’ For Threatening Sea Level Rises Caused By Climate Change

Miami Beach end environs is being increasingly threatened -0 by sea level rises caused by climate change. During a special Senate hearing held in Miami Beach, Senator Bill Nelson described south Florida as “Ground Zero” for climate change and its threats to coastal communities. The perils for Miami are particularly concerning because it has the most […]

April 22, 2014 / More... ( comments)

The Military Case For Fighting Climate Change

Believing in climate change, it’s not just for environmentalists anymore.  In an interview, retired Rear Admiral David Titley talks about how the military is thinking about global warming: Let me give you a few examples of how that might play out. You could imagine a scenario in which both Russia and China have prolonged droughts. […]

April 22, 2014 / More... ( comments)

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)

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