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Will the moral imperative of climate finally emerge as a political issue?

Dems Poised to Benefit as Climate Change Emerges as an Election Issue

There are clear indications that climate change is finally emerging as a critical election issue. As reiterated by those who participated in the first Democratic Presidential debate, most of the candidates have plans to manage the climate crisis. It is not hyperbole to suggest that this may be the most important election in American history. We are rapidly running out…

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The upcoming UN Climate Summit in New York will bring together world leaders and citizens determines to catalyze real action to combat climate change

The UN Climate Summit and the People’s Climate March

Two major events are coalescing to give us hope that we may be able to muster the political will to finally tackle the climate crisis. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders from government, finance, business, and civil society to a climate summit that will take place at UN headquarters on September 23, 2014. The goal of this meeting…

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A healthy environment leads to human well-being. Can we leverage the climate crisis for planetary health?

The Pearl in the Oyster – Leveraging the Climate Crisis for Human and Planetary Health

We may be able to leverage the threats posed by environmental degradation in a way the could contribute to human health and galvanize action on climate change. The deteriorating state of our environment has prompted research that shows how the preservation of the natural world augments our physical and mental wellbeing. Adverse health impacts from climate change combined with the…

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Progress, however halting, in climate finance and other important issues is reason to not give up on the COP process

Climate Finance and Why We Cant Give Up on the UN COP Process

Despite the expectation that we will see progress on climate finance, there are a number of people who are cynical about the outcome of COP 19. Every year around this time, as we settle in for UN climate talks, an army of pundits come out and tell us why we will not see anything of great consequence from the negotiations….

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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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Over 35,000 strong on the National Mall for the Forward on Climate Rally

Forward on Climate: More Than 35,000 Rally in DC

The Forward on Climate Rally is happening right now in Washington and across the US. Following is a press release from the Sierra Club: Washington, D.C., February 17, 2013 – Today, during President’s Day weekend, more than 35,000 people are marching to the President’s doorstep to support immediate action to contain climate change. People from more than 30 states across the…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: COP18 Underway; Is Sandy the New Normal; the Economics Of NatGas, and more

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: UN Climate Talks in Qatar start on November 26 and the initial terms of the Kyoto Protocol is expiring this year. Will Storm Sandy have any impact on the US position and role, and will the world ever agree on a plan to solve the climate crisis? Natural gas…

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