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.

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. The auction to sell off tracts of land for oil exploration fell short. The big players are no longer interested.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Lease Auction Falls Short

Despite the unconscionable and horrifying behavior of Donald Trump and his supporters in Washington. D.C. this past week, another important event transpired deserving our attention. In one of Trump’s last gasp efforts to thwart environmental protections in the Arctic, the Bureau of Land Management executed his bidding and a decades-long GOP wet dream of opening up the vast coastal plain…

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The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty is an effort to engage nations to act on climate change

The Move to Keep Fossil Fuels In the Ground

To keep fossil fuels in the ground requires treaties like the  Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty and the will of nations to act.

A melting glacier portends the future of a climate changed world

Melting Glaciers are Climate Change’s Canary In the Coal Mine

Glacier melt is the canary in the coal mine of climate change. A New Zealand study found that it is “very likely” that climate change caused the melting of 10 glaciers in New Zealand’s South Island. The researchers discovered that glacier loss was at least six times more likely to occur due to climate change since 2011 and 10 times…

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Pesticide Use Affects People of Color the Most

Pesticides disproportionately affect low-income communities and communities of color. Over 700,000 farmworkers in California, mainly people of color, live and work in areas barraged by toxic chemicals. They experience more acute pesticide poisoning cases than any other part of California’s population. Take glyphosate as an example. Commonly called Roundup, glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the U.S. The…

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23 Attorneys General Respond to Trump Administration’s Changes to NEPA

 On Aug. 28, 23 attorneys general sued the White House to block changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that would make it easier to launch major projects with less environmental review. NEPA, originally enacted in 1970, is a cornerstone of modern environmental law. The act forces government agencies to review the potential impact of major industrial and construction…

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The Link Between Factory Farms and Racism

Factory farms produce meat from large numbers of animals housed in close quarters in confined spaces. Not only is it harmful to animals and human health, but also tied to racism. A Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) is a large scale animal agriculture operation with over 1,000 animal units, which equates to 1,000 beef cattle, 700 dairy cows, 2,500 pigs…

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Why Fixing the Nation’s Water Crisis and Combating a Pandemic are Linked

Water is necessary for life. Up to 60 percent of the adult human body is water. Water regulates our body temperature and metabolizes and transports carbohydrates and protein in the bloodstream. Water is also necessary to wash our hands, particularly during a pandemic. Some people in the U.S. lack either access to water or access to clean water. More than two million…

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