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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.

Follow the money: Transparency in politics

California State Bill Would Bring Transparency To Political Campaigns

Follow the money California elections mean candidates spent big money trying to get elected. Governor Gray Davis and his opponents spent over $130 million in the 2002 governor’s election. Davis spent almost $78 million, the most money spent by a politician in a non-presidential race. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger raised $23.6 million during his first year in office, double what Davis…

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Chronic inundation and real estate value

Chronically Inundated US Coastal Communities Could Jump from 90-plus to Nearly 170 In Less Than 20 Years

Government authorities and residents in a fast rising number of US coastal communities across the nation will face some very difficult choices in coming years as a result of chronic inundation, including the possibility of having to abandon entire towns and perhaps even cities, according to a new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Health risk from degrading air quality

Nearly 127 Million Americans’ Health Risks Rise as Air Quality Worsens

In addition to producing mapping air quality nationwide, NRDC is calling on government leaders at all levels to do what needs to be done to mitigate the rising health risks posed by rising greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, temperatures and unhealthy air days.

World Religious, Indigenous Leaders Join in Launch of Global Initiative to End Deforestation

Religious and indigenous leaders from around the world gathered in Oslo, Norway June 19-21 to draw international attention to the growing threats and costs posed by ongoing tropical rainforest deforestation and take initial steps to stem the tide. Buddhist, Christian, Daoist, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim leaders were joined by His Majesty King Harald V of Norway in launching the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative, which was deemed an “unprecedented initiative” to end deforestation and protect our world’s tropical rain forests.

Environmental and consumer groups, along with 11 states, sue Trump administration and DOE

Environmental and Consumer Groups and 11 States Sue Trump Administration

Energy efficiency is the low-hanging fruit of greenhouse gas reductions. The Department of Energy published five new energy efficiency standards at the end of December, slated to take effect on March 20. The problem is that by the time they were slated to take effect, Donald Trump was in office and Rick Perry was sworn in as the head of…

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Pioneering Off-Grid Mobile PAYG Solar Provider Celebrates 10th Anniversary

A pioneering developer of mobile pay-go home solar energy products and services, d.light celebrated its 10th anniversary with the launch of a new flagship “aspirational” clean energy product bundle.

Surge in Utility Non-Wires Alternatives Should Help Stem Climate Change Tide

Growing use and falling costs of local distributed energy resources (DERs) and interactive, two-way cloud services is paving the way for utilities to modernize power grids and adapt to a rapidly changing environment by making use of “non-wires alternatives,” a trend that should boost efforts to address climate change, as well as aging US grid infrastructure.

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