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Leading Experts Make the Case for Climate Action in the United States

A new, cross-disciplinary white paper authored by three prominent international climate experts for the US-based Universal Ecological Fund refutes the notion that taking proactive actions to mitigate and adapt to rapid climate warming runs contrary to U.S. domestic economic interests. It was precisely that contention that President Donald J. Trump used to justify his intention to back the US out…

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The Ying and Yang of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Position on Climate Change

Less than a week after releasing its response to the April 2007 Supreme Court ruling that the EPA should take action to assess the risk of greenhouse gas emissions and regulate those emissions unless there is a good scientific reason for not doing so, the EPA issued a report entitled Analyses of the Effects of Global Change on Human Health and Welfare and Human…

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Melting Ice – An Indicator For Carbon Markets

Carbon trading is annoying. Company X might happily announce that they’ve purchased carbon credits on an exchange to wipe out their carbon footprint, but the people trading the credits perform their duties only through information that has little or nothing to do with the factors directly impacting carbon emissions. There’s an unacceptable dichotomy between regular financial markets and the reality of carbon markets.  Financial markets…

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Where Would Jesus Drill? (Not in ANWR)

Nothing brings out a religious fervor in America than rising gas prices. It seems the sudden surge in the cost of a barrel of oil and the attendant rise in gas prices has Americans, as blogger Charlotte Weybright says, squealing like “stuck pigs”.    Or perhaps bleating like sheep. Sure high fuel prices bite at people just trying to get along. But…

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The Wall Street Journal: Projecting its Own Neurosis and Blaming it on Global Warming

In one breathtaking stroke of close-minded prejudicial rhetoric and disinformation, Bret Stephens, writing in the Wall Street Journal, was able to lump any and all concerned about climate change as anti-capitalist, hysterical, and sick. A pretty impressive feat, but made easier when your grasp of science is weak and you employ, as David Sassoon points out in SolveClimate.com, the psychological illusion…

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$8.5 Billion in Losses – Do People in Iowa Care What Caused the Flooding? But What About the Next Flood, and the Next?

Not many people have heard of the Climate Extremes Index, but it was first introduced back in 1996 with the goal of …summarizing and presenting a complex set of multivariate and multi-dimensional climate changes in the United States so that the results could be easily understood and used in policy decisions made by nonspecialists in the field.” My guess is…

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Window Shopping for Carbon Offsets

The following is a guest post by Jen Boynton: So, you’ve decided to take some responsibility for your carbon footprint and buy some carbon offsets to account for all your unavoidable driving and flying emissions. Congratulations on taking some responsibility for the massive situation we call “the climate crisis” Now you are wondering, which retailers are the most reliable? And…

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