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The Unexpected Consequences of Climate Change

Scientists and organization from around the world warn that the door is quickly closely for the chance to avert a climate catastrophe

Climate Change Consequences – Often Unexpected (via Skeptical Science) Posted on 11 May 2012 by dana1981 An increasingly common fallback position once climate change “skeptics” accept that the planet is warming and humans are the dominant cause is the myth that climate change won’t be bad.  In fact, this particular myth comes in at #3 on our list of most used climate…

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European Elections and Sustainable Development in America

European voters rejected austerity in favor of growth. What will that mean for sustainable development in the US?

In Europe, voters have chosen growth over austerity and this has implications for the U.S. economy and sustainable development. The Greek and French electorate’s rejection of austerity will have a dramatic effect on European spending, including investments in sustainability. These changes can also be expected to reverberate across the Atlantic. In France, Francois Hollande’s presidential victory has derailed Nicholas Sarkozy’s austerity policies and in Greece, …

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Heartland Institute’s Unapologetic Stance to Enormous PR Blunder Exposes – again – Lobby Organization’s Intellectual Dishonesty

Do you want to be associated with this guy?

It is no surprise that the Heartland Institue would yet again engage in intellectual dishonesty and scare tactics in its ongoing attempt to confuse and manipulate populate opinion on climate change – they’ve been doing it for years. What has startled everyone this time, from supporters to critics like us, is the boneheaded blunder and pointless tastelessness of the short-lived Chicago-area billboard campaign from …

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75% of Americans Support Regulating CO2; 60% Support Carbon Tax

Two-thirds of Americans support regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, a majority support a carbon tax as a means of doing so.

The following post is republished from my colleague Zach Shahan, site director for CleanTechnica.com. Zach explores the disconnect between the GOP “party line” on taking action to curb greenhouse gas emissions, clean energy development and what people actually want. [repostus hash=4d51e9a5ab47fa36f3668d0767555af1 title=75%25+of+Americans+Support+Regulating+CO2%3B+60%25+Support+Carbon+Tax host=Clean+Technica short=1aiGp snip=%C2%A0+Something+I+often+think+and+try+to+often+convey+is+that+there+is+a+huge+disconnect+between+what+Republican+voters+actually+want+and+what+Republican+politicians+push+and+allow.+The+vast+majority+of+Americans+support+clean+energy%2C+support+reducing+pollution%2C+and+support+fighting+global+warming%2C+including%26hellip%3B thumb=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.1.rp-api.com%2Fthumb%2F1661161 jump=1]

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EarthTalk: The Deep Carbon Footprint of Water Managament

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I read somewhere that our various systems for collecting, distributing and treating water are very energy intensive and, as such, contribute significantly to global warming. How does that happen and what can we do to correct such problems?            — Marina Shaw, Monroe, CT It’s …

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Is Sustainable Development Viable?

Aspects of strategic and coordinated action for sustainable development:

Although it is clear that growth within the current economic paradigm is environmentally unsustainable, it is less clear whether the adoption of sustainable development can save our planet from environmental collapse. Countries are aggressively trying to stimulate their economies and create new jobs while at the same time, it is becoming increasingly obvious that we urgently need to address a range of far-reaching environmental problems. In 2011 the International …

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