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John Kerry Gives Impassioned Speech at COP22

“I’m not a Cassandra, but I am a realist. Time is not on our side.”  – John Kerry at COP22 Secretary of State John Kerry pulled no punches in a speech at the COP22 climate talks, now in their second week in Marrakesh, Morocco. A stalwart champion of climate change action throughout his career, Kerry made clear the outgoing Obama administration…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Kerry and the Tar Sands Pipeline; Total Value of Solar; Climate Denial as a Political Liability, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: John Kerry is now the US Secretary of State. Kerry will play a big role in giving either the green or red light to the Alberta Tar Sands XL Keystone Pipeline. If you care about this issue send him a letter/email telling…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Is the American Power Act Doomed?

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), though down one man, finally released their stab at climate legislation this week. One of the most crucial sections in the bill covers off-shore oil drilling, an issue that was supposed to help solve the tricky math of reaching 60 votes. But since…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: The Clock is Ticking on Climate Change Legislation

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Seven months out from the midterms, electoral anxieties are hampering potential climate change legislation. Election years are a time to pass easy, politically popular policies, and climate change legislation does not fit that bill. For the Senate’s climate change legislation to have a chance, Congress has to sweep through the financial…

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A Breakthrough in the Senate Could Lead to Passage of Climate Bill

The Kerry-Boxer climate bill has received a boost over the weekend when Republican senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina joined bill co-sponsor John Kerry (D-Mass.) in defining a broad bipartisan agreement that they believe can pass the Senate. Graham does not support the legislation as it stands now, but has indicated a willingness to sign-off on the compromise tentatively worked…

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