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Global Warming is Real : Get the Facts Now

Global warming is the challenge of our times. It is important not as an isolated, ambiguous theory or political wedge issue but how the reality of global warming impacts nearly every aspect of humanity and life on Earth. Whether it be the economy, sustainable development, politics or realizing our place in the web of life that sustains us, understanding global warming is central in meeting the challenge and opportunities of the 21st century.

Global Warming is Real (GWIR) is designed for you, the concerned citizen, as the go-to resource for news, commentary and education on all aspects of global warming. From first-hand reporting and thoughtful commentary to the latest in climate science and solutions, GWIR touches on a range of issues including climate change, managing population growth, alternative energy, battling the politics of denial, and more. Awareness is the first step in facing the challenge of global warming. Within that challenge is an opportunity to build a better world for ourselves and for the generations that follow.

A climate change cost benefit analysis clearly show the unacceptable cost of inaction and the overwhelming benefit of action on climate change

Acting to Combat Climate Change: A Cost Benefit Analysis

We are getting a much clearer picture of the costs associated with climate change and the benefits of action to combat it.  While adding up the costs of a warmer world is no easy feat, economists are increasingly quantifying the risks associated with climate change. The price tag associated with global warming includes the costs associated with extreme weather, declining global food stocks, degraded ecosystems, the loss of biodiversity,
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May 2014 - the warmest May on recored - so far

Warmest May on Record

Oceans fuel record warmth for May 2014 In its most recent State of the Climate Report released on Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that May 2014 was the hottest May on record. The combined average global ocean/land surface  temperature for the month was 59.93º Fahrenheit (15.51 Celsius) 1.33º Fahrenheit (0.74 C) above the 20th century average of 58.6º F (14.8
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First UN Environment Assembly Marks Environmental Coming of Age

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is taking on a higher profile in multilateral efforts to spur ecosystems-based approaches to governance and development. This includes broad-based, far reaching efforts to craft and implement climate change mitigation and adaptation plans.

Getting a second opinion on climate change. Get 100, 97 of 'em will tell you to treat the disease.

Doonesbury on Climate Change – Can I Get a Second Opinion?

With apologies to Garry Trudeau, but we couldn’t resist letting our readers miss this one…

Small businesses are driving economic growth in part through adoption of green energy

Small Businesses Drive Economic Growth through Renewable Energy

Economic growth is often a result of small businesses pushing the adoption of technological advancement coupled with the drive for efficient operations. Small businesses in America are the powerhouses that drive the economy. In fact, according to the Small Business Administration, they make up over 99 percent of all employer firms and account for 64 percent of all new private
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The changing shorelines from rising sea levels is unstoppable. We must learn to adapt to this new reality.

Rising Seas – Adapting to Changing Coastlines

Sea level rise and the changing shoreline Oceanographer and author of High Tide on Main Street, John Englander is a leading expert and educator on sea level rise. In this TED talk Englander explains how human civilization takes for granted global coastlines, given that for all of recorded human history, it hasn’t really moved in any significant way. But that is changing. The new reality,
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The growth of on-site solar energy is rapid

The Prodigious Growth of On-Site Solar Energy

Led by home solar energy, there is a revolution in on-site renewable electricity generation underway in the U.S.  The process of generating electricity from small energy sources is called by a number of names, including distributed generation, dispersed generation, embedded generation, decentralized generation, decentralized energy, distributed energy or district energy. These energy systems commonly employ small-scale power generation technologies, typically in the
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What to Do About Climate Change : Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Increase your understanding of climate change: the science, politics and economic factors that shape our future. With awareness of the interconnected issues of energy, climate and sustainability you can be an active part of the solution of global warming.

Learn how you can reduce your personal carbon footprint and save money the process. Learn about climate policy, renewable energy, the pros and cons of carbon capture technology, the benefits of reforestation, ocean acidification, melting ice and more. Get the facts on climate change, learn about the solutions.

You can make a difference.