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Pope’s U.S. Visit To Stoke Climate Fight

Pope Francis will have a wonderful platform when he visits the United States to push for changes in climate change policies. Now read this:Santorum Complains About Pope, Then Blames Media For Dividing Catholics (Jan 23, 2015) Santorum: ‘It’s Sometimes Very Difficult To Listen To The Pope’ (Jan 21, 2015) Pope: Catholics Don’t Have To Breed […]

Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, who’s contemplating another White House run, said climate change was real, that humans helped it along and that it was the responsibility of the world to turn back the environmental tide. “I’m one of those Republicans who thinks we are getting warmer and that we contribute to that,” he said […]

As the Senate prepares to vote on the Keystone pipeline, yesterday they voted on several amendments to the bill.  First they voted 98-1 to acknowledge that climate change was real (Roger Wicker R-MS in case you were wondering).  Then came the vote on whether it was caused by human action: The final climate amendment, introduced […]

Hottest Year On Record

It’s official, 2014  is the hottest year on record. Last year was the hottest on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, scientists reported on Friday, underscoring warnings about the risks of runaway greenhouse-gas emissions and undermining claims by climate-change contrarians that global warming had somehow stopped. And if the temperature record isn’t enough for you, […]

The country is in the midst of a cold snap. The frozen, icy hellscape that rang in 2014 across the eastern United States returned for an encore in the west during the year’s waning hours. Temperatures fell as low as -48°F in Wyoming this morning as a brutal cold snap brings strong winds, heavy snow, […]

You may not feel it now, but 2014 is going to be the warmest year in history. Records dating back to the 17th century show that Britain has been a tenth of a degree hotter this year than in any other for more than 400 hundred years… The same can be seen in other parts […]

Representatives of nearly 200 nations reached an accord on curbing carbon emissions this past weekend in Lima Peru.  Robert Stavins gives the bottom line. Although it is true that the Lima decision text was watered down in the last 30 hours (as a result of very effective opposition by developing countries), the fact remains that […]

Pope Francis believes climate change is a moral and ethical issue. “The time to find global solutions is running out. We can find adequate solutions only if we act together and unanimously,” he said in a written message to Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru’s minister of the environment and host president of the 20th UN Climate Change […]

Cass Sunstein describes a new study by Troy Campbell and Aaron Kay that shows that belief in climate change for Republicans is affected by worries about how much fixing it will cost: In the most important of several experiments, they presented a large number of participants, both Republicans and Democrats, with this description of the […]

GENEVA — The United Nations’ top meteorologist warned Wednesday that 2014 is on track to be the hottest year on record and placed the blame on the continued increase in greenhouse gases. “There is no pause, there is no hiatus in global warming,” said Michel Jarraud, secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization. A French scientist, […]

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