Climate Change and Politics

Enviro News Wrap: Ryan’s Environmental Record; Chevron Sends Plums of Toxic Smoke into Bay Area Skies; Military’s Gung-Ho Stance for Clean Energy, more…

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Paul Ryan Mitt Romney’s recently announced running mate, has a poor environmental record. Not Surprisingly, Ryan has received a lot of money from the anti-Environment Koch Brothers. Chevron has a large, century-old oil refinery in Richmond, CA just north of Berkeley and across the bay from of San Francisco. …

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Enviro News Wrap: A Break for Wind; Sustainable Farming and Ranching; Muller’s About Face, and more…

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: A vital tax credit for the US Wind industry set to expire may soon be extended. This is great news for the growing industry. Mitt Romney tried to thwart the effort by making negative comments carried in the media, but wind is winning this battle. To have a …

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A Carbon Tax is More Viable than Cap and Trade

A carbon tax is a more viable solution than cap-and-trade

Pricing carbon is the cornerstone of a blueprint to contain climate change as it would provide both incentives and disincentives to reduce emissions. It would also drive investment and research dollars into renewable energy and efficiency. The best thing that governments can do to reduce emissions is to implement a cap and trade scheme or failing that, a carbon tax. Cap and Trade Creating carbon …

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Enviro News Wrap: Climate Denial Begins to Melt; Energy and Human Health; Global Flooding, and more…

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The business of climate change denial is getting more frail with time. With the summer heat and storms Americans are starting to believe in global warming. It is statistically proven that the more extreme the weather the more Americans are inclined to believe in climate change. …

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Building Support for Action on Climate Change Before We Reach Tipping Points

We face imminent tipping points if we fail to address climate change, leaving an unknown world for those that follow in our footsteps

We need to take aim at those who are environmentally indifferent and hit them with an effective call to action. If climate advocacy is to succeed, we must do more than regurgitate the same tired rhetoric, we must work on a targeted message that encourages action. While a growing number of people accept the facts about our environment, inaction threatens the survival of our …

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Enviro News Wrap: Summer Heatwave; The U.S. of Koch; Renewable Rollor Coaster, and more…

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The severe weather across the nation causes more Americans believe in climate change. The problem is that when you feel the heat, its too late to completely avoid the consequences. With climate change not on the priority list for American politics things are going to have to get really bad before it …

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Interior Moves Wyoming Wind Power, Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Forward

Marking historic milestones in US renewable energy development, Interior Secretary Salazar announced the completion of environmental assessments for what could be the largest wind farm in the US, as well as promising Wind Energy Areas off the Atlantic coast.

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