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It may be up in the northern latitudes that will be most livable in a climate-changed world

EarthTalk: The Best Places to Live in a Climate-Changed World

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Where will be the best places to live if global warming gets the best of us? ­- Cynthia McIntosh, Jasper, WY If temperatures around the globe continue to rise in the face of human-induced climate change as climatologists expect, some…

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Climate Denial and the Erosion of U.S. Democracy

U.S. democracy and a free, open society is under siege as Republicans run roughshod over the U.S. Constitution as they seek to stifle scientific climate research and citizen science.

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Punishments Proposed for Climate Change Deniers

One of the central environmental debates in recent years among the nation’s politicians – if not the scientists – is whether human activity is actually causing climate change. Or, in some cases, whether climate change is real at all. The topic is especially hot among pundits and think tanks on the conservative side of the political aisle. For example, the…

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The message of Earth Day. Balancing despair with hope, vision and action toward a sustainable, just future.

Earth Day 2015: A Balancing Act Between Hope and Despair

For most chroniclers of recent history, April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day, marks the beginning of the modern environmental movement. It was a different time in so many ways. Instead of SUVs and hybrids, muscle cars and big sedans dominated the roads, guzzling leaded gas at an average cost of 35 cents per gallon. The exhaust spewed out their tailpipes mixed with…

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The world can run on 100 percent renewable energy, sooner and cheaper than most think

100 Percent Renewable Energy is Within Reach

There are no technological or economic reasons why we cannot completely replace fossil fuels with renewable sources of energy. In addition to curbing climate change causing greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy also improves human health. Minimizing climate impacts and reducing health costs would generate trillions of dollars of cumulative savings. The idea that the world can be powered entirely by…

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January to March 2015 was the warmest start for any year on record

January – March Warmest Start of Any Year on Record: Rate of Climate Change Accelerates

It’s becoming something of a broken record isn’t it? All bad puns aside, NASA reported this week that the period from January through March 2015 was the warmest three-month start of any year on record. Data released from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) shows last month as the the warmest March on record in the Northern Hemisphere. With much of Asia…

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Sustainable Cities Coalition to Take Transformative Actions to Address Climate Change

Meeting in Seoul for the ICLEI World Congress 2015, the mayors of 36 major cities signed ICLEI’s new Compact of Mayors pledged to take greater action to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The new compact, and the launch of ICLEI’s Transformative Actions Program, takes on added significance as governments around the world prepare for the UNFCCC’s 2015 Climate Conference in Paris.