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To overcome the obstacles to climate change action we need to see past our tendency to selfishness and embrace our ability for altruism

How New Narratives can Help us to Overcome Obstacles to Climate Change Action

By incorporating some basic issues into a new climate narrative, we can begin to move forward. There are a plethora of reasons why our current narratives prevent us from acting on climate change, not the least of which is the fact that we spend far too much time debating the veracity of the science rather than tackling important  policy issues….

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Environmental News Wrap from GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander

Enviro News Wrap: Young U.S. Voters Want Climate Action; Fossil Energy Divestment Takes Hold; Utilities vs. Rooftop Solar…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Young people in America know that global warming is real; as long as we can get them to vote we will never have another President that opposes a healthy environment. And, when did having a healthy environment become just a Democrat thing? Nixon…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: The Will for Climate Action; Exxon Spills Big, Pays Little; Distributed Power to the People, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Climate Change is technically preventable. I’m not talking about historic climate change, not talking about natural fluctuations. I’m talking about the phenomenon of our environment changing due to human caused disruptions. We are pumping out waste, using up resources, transforming landscapes, increasing…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: US Military Adopts Renewable Energy Target; Looking for Obama’s Bold Climate Action; Say Goodbye to Frogs, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The US Military has set a target of using 25 percent renewable energy by 2025. This is great for the renewable energy industry, many everyday products are brought to the American public by way of large scale military use. Obama has yet…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Climate Change and National Security; Keeling Curve On the Brink of 400; Getting Beyond Politics Leads to Climate Action, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The US government is placing a focus on the threats of climate change to national security. If the rate and severity of natural disasters increases then a great strain will be placed on the military resources of the US. Americans don’t sit by…

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Will renewed public activism and presidential rhetoric lead to climate action?

Climate Action: Political Will and Popular Activism

A couple of factors are coming together to breathe new life into hopes for environmental action in the U.S. The combination of political will and renewed enviromental activism are lending support to the possibility that we may see unprecedented climate action in the U.S. over the next four years. At the start of his second term, President Obama’s bold inaugural…

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Cities are where the most progress can be made to adapt to climate change and create a sustainable future

Meeting the Climate Challenge: Cities Plan for Worst and Hope for the Best

At the national and international level climate action is stalled under the unyielding weight of factionalism and meeting the diverse agenda of a global community. At the personal level the issues of climate change and building a sustainable future for our children seems overwhelming; whatever efforts we can lend to the cause feels too small and inadequate. In many ways meeting the…

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