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Delay in Climate Action Means 'No Non-Radical Options Left on the Table'

Delay in Climate Action Means 'No Non-Radical Options Left on the Table'
“We have procrastinated for so long and allowed carbon emissions to rise year after year so there are no non-radical options left on the table. We cannot do this without radical changes to our political and economic system. This was not always so.”
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BS by the Pound: UK Prime Minister's Top Donors Also Financing Climate Denial

BS by the Pound: UK Prime Minister's Top Donors Also Financing Climate Denial
UK Prime Minister David Cameron faces a major party rebellion over climate change, with Conservative funders giving money to climate denialists and calling for a party rethink on its policy of cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
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Carbon Dioxide Poisoning Oceans, Harming Lucrative Fisheries in Alaska

Carbon Dioxide Poisoning Oceans, Harming Lucrative Fisheries in Alaska
The release of carbon dioxide into the air from factory smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says. Ocean water becomes more acidic when it absorbs carbon dioxide released by human sources, such as the burning of fossil fuels. Increased ocean acidification could harm important Alaska commercial and subsistence fisheries and communities that rely heavily on them, according to the new research aimed at spurring discussion on how to address the changes.
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Becky Bohrer
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NASA Will Soon Find Out Exactly How Man-Made All that Global Warming Actually Is

NASA Will Soon Find Out Exactly How Man-Made All that Global Warming Actually Is
Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy — this time on a different rocket. The $468 million mission is designed to study the main driver of climate change emitted from smokestacks and tailpipes. Some of the carbon dioxide is sucked up by trees and oceans, and the rest is lofted into the atmosphere, trapping the sun's heat and warming the planet.
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Alicia Chang
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Does Obama Ever Want to 'Go Off' on Climate Deniers? 'Absolutely,' says Commander in Chief

Does Obama Ever Want to 'Go Off' on Climate Deniers? 'Absolutely,' says Commander in Chief
You’re not the only one who gets frustrated when John Boehner, Marco Rubio and others in Congress turn a blind eye to devastating, scientific evidence regarding climate change. In an interview with Thomas L. Friedman scheduled to air as part of the final episode of "Years of Living Dangerously," President Barack Obama revealed that he’s really no different than many of us when it comes to climate deniers.
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Despite Huge Spike in Utility Costs SC's Economy Soaring, Claims Gov Who Surely Opposes New EPA Regulations

Despite Huge Spike in Utility Costs SC's Economy Soaring, Claims Gov Who Surely Opposes New EPA Regulations
While the U.S. Chamber, utilities, elected officials and other business organizations argue that these new rules will drive up the cost of energy thus hurting consumers and the economy, South Carolina is the perfect case study to dispel these fears. Despite a dramatic spike in the cost to consumers in order to build a pair of nuclear power plants, the state's economy is booming — at least according to Gov Nikki Haley's re-election campaign.
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Not The Onion, but a Real Study: Americans More Worried About Global Warming Than Climate Change

Not The Onion, but a Real Study: Americans More Worried About Global Warming Than Climate Change
Scientists, politicians, environmentalists and journalists have long been stymied by the difficult task of engaging people so that they will agree to begin curbing toxic greenhouse gas emissions. A new Yale study, however, shows there is a huge difference in how Americans regard the terms “global warming” and “climate change.”
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Hottest November Ever: Earth Records 345th Straight Month of Above-Average Temperatures

Hottest November Ever: Earth Records 345th Straight Month of Above-Average Temperatures
Government scientists reported Tuesday that last month set a heat record. They say it was the warmest November on record, across Earth, since record-keeping began in 1880. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says average global temperature, for water and land surfaces combined, was 56.6 degrees (13.7 Celsius). That's 1.4 degrees (0.78 degrees Celsius) above the 20th century average.
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Marcia Dunn
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Financed Emissions: A Big Problem for Banks, and a Bigger Problem for the Climate

What is the total greenhouse gas footprint of Citigroup, Bank of America, or UBS? Right now, we don’t know, and that’s a major problem for both banks and the climate.
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