Climate Change

Public Relations Nightmare: Why Are Scientists Failing to Wake People Up to Climate Change?

Public Relations Nightmare: Why Are Scientists Failing to Wake People Up to Climate Change?
While it's patently ridiculous to argue the reality of climate change, there is an argument to be said about the way scientists are selling the idea to the American people (and the world at large). Can they do a better job of explaining the facts — before it's too late?
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'No Turning Back' From Mexico's Looming Fracking and Offshore Oil and Gas Bonanza

'No Turning Back' From Mexico's Looming Fracking and Offshore Oil and Gas Bonanza
After generations of state control, Mexico’s vast oil and gas reserves will soon open for business to the international market. In December 2013, Mexico’s Congress voted to break up the longstanding monopoly held by the state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos — commonly called Pemex — and to open the nation’s oil and gas reserves to foreign companies.
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Video: MA Gov Deval Patrick Calls for 'Future Free of Fossil Fuels'

Video: MA Gov Deval Patrick Calls for 'Future Free of Fossil Fuels'
In a speech Friday at the UMass Amherst Commencement Address, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick called for a "future free of fossil fuels." The history books and future generations will rightfully judge today's "leaders" harshly if they fail to act. Leaders like Gov. Deval Patrick, on the contrary, should and likely will be hailed as heroes and visionaries.
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Study: CA Drought Linked to Climate Change

Study: CA Drought Linked to Climate Change
California, widely considered the U.S. state that most promoted the American Dream, may turn into a nightmare this summer as a result of the worst drought in at least 15 years.
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Pat Robertson Says Fighting Climate Change Will 'Destroy America'

Pat Robertson Says Fighting Climate Change Will 'Destroy America'
Pat Robertson responded to a new study on climate change’s damaging impact on the U.S. by warning that efforts to combat climate change will “destroy America.”
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Has the Detroit News Reversed Its 'Stance' on Climate Change?

Has the Detroit News Reversed Its 'Stance' on Climate Change?
For years, if you didn't believe in climate change, the Detroit News was probably your paper of choice. Through countless editorials and political cartoons, the newspaper routinely ripped climate science and the economic impact at moving towards energy less reliant on fossil fuels. However, with yesterday's editorial, that stance may be changing. Finally.
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Alleged $9.6B Cost of Cleaning Up Coal Emissions Dwarfed by $14B in Direct Subsidies (and 11,000 Lives It Saves)

Alleged $9.6B Cost of Cleaning Up Coal Emissions Dwarfed by $14B in Direct Subsidies (and 11,000 Lives It Saves)
The EPA scored a huge court victory recently, with the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that the agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) is within the its realm of enforcement. Estimates show that almost 60 percent of the coal-fired power plants in the country are either using mercury capture and cleaning technology, or their emissions are so low that they do not qualify. And contrary to industry claims, the cost of the new equipment has almost no effect on consumer electricity prices and the companies’ bottom line.
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Abusive Hate Campaign Targets Climate Change Philosopher

Abusive Hate Campaign Targets Climate Change Philosopher
Philosopher Lawrence Torcello wrote an article arguing there was “good reason to consider” that “the funding of climate denial” was morally and criminally negligent. He was prepared for blow-back, but not the malevolence that ensued.
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NASA Study: 1%'s Greedy Resource Grab Could Trigger End of Civilization Within 15 Years

NASA Study: 1%'s Greedy Resource Grab Could Trigger End of Civilization Within 15 Years
A new study backed by NASA warns that, much like the Romans and Mayans before us, our elite power brokers may be driving us towards a cliff as the 1% vacuums up wealth and natural resources. Although the study is largely theoretical, the new report is just one of many warning that the convergence of food, water and energy crises could create a "perfect storm" within 15 years.
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Leading Climate Science Expert Explains Why He Opposes Keystone XL

Leading Climate Science Expert Explains Why He Opposes Keystone XL
Dr. James Hansen, climate science expert and former head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, testified yesterday at a U.S. Senate hearing, explaining why he opposes the Keystone XL pipeline: "The world is going to realize pretty soon that we've got to limit the amount of carbon we put in the atmosphere."
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