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Fakegate: Who’s the Fake?

In recent weeks, the climate community has been in a bit of an uproar over leaked documents from the Heartland Institute (H.I.). One of which was a memo outlining specific strategies that H.I. claims is “a forgery apparently intended to defame and discredit The Heartland Institute,” not written by “anyone associated with The Heartland Institute, “ nor does it “express…

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Scientists predict increased global warming can lead to more earthquakes and other "

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes, Oh My!

Geologists predict that with further global warming, we will see even more earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes, and in seemingly unexpected places like the Arctic and Newfoundland.

The nuclear crisis in Japan is the call, once again, of Cassandra

No Nukes is Good Nukes: Cassandra Cries Again

Last week was the 22nd anniversary of Exxon Valdez and the 32nd anniversary of Three Mile Island. This month will mark the 25th anniversary of Chernoybl and the one-year anniversary of the explosion of Deepwater Horizon. Add to the list of horrific unnatural disasters, the current meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan. Haven’t we learned anything?

Are we at a political tipping point with global warming?

The Climate Change Divide: Have We Reached a Political Tipping Point?

The latest poll from the Pew Research Center found that the number of Americans who believe in climate change, particularly Republicans, has decreased dramatically since 2006.

Oil burning in the Gulf near the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster

The BP Deepwater Horizon Report: Blame Petroleum

Earlier this month, after a four-month long internal investigation, BP released its findings as to the cause of the worst oil spill in US history, with the conclusion that: The team did not identify any single action or inaction that caused this accident. Rather, a complex and interlinked series of mechanical failures, human judgments, engineering design, operational implementation and team…

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If our leaders can't stand up to the vested interests of Big Oil and Big Coal, then we must do it ourselves. It is time for a change.

The Power and Energy of the Fossil Fuel Industry

Amidst the devastation that is, or perhaps was, the Gulf Coast, an immense spill in China, thousands of abandoned offshore wells continuously leaking, and the effects of GHG-driven climate change becoming increasingly apparent, one could have thought that now is the time for climate legislation. But alas, no – as evident in the wake, (and I mean wake) of the…

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Playing it “Safe” With Big Oil: Deepwater Offshore Drilling Moratorium Upheld

Once again, the money and power yielded by Big Oil has trumped any concern for the environment, our nation’s natural resources and precious eco systems, countless numbers of plants and animals, as well as the safety and even lives of our fellow human beings. For just last night, the 5th District Court of Appeals has terminated any hope of the…

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