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Reaction to President Obama’s Historic Georgetown University Speech

Despite what some detractors may say, the speech delivered by President Obama at Georgetown University will reverberate across America and around the world.  June 25th, 2013 will be remembered as the day America committed itself to act domestically and lead globally on climate change. It is not overstating the case to say the President’s speech signals an end to the…

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A national education program is needed to counter the forces of planned ignorance and confusion on climate change

Education Campaign to Combat Climate Change Denial

To help combat American confusion on climate change, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif), sent a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu urging him to launch a national climate change education campaign. Despite growing scientific evidence and extreme weather, many Americans appear to be very confused about the causes and dangers of climate change. Henry Waxman, the top Democrat on the House Energy and…

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Environmental News Wrap: Hopes for a National Climate Policy; Eco-Wiki Leaks; Offshore Wind, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Obama is doing what he can for a country that has no national climate change policy, Technology Review outlines what the US Government is doing for our climate future. Wind Farms are finding their way further out into the ocean. In the future we will…

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Alaska Gets First Regional Climate Center

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced last week that Alaska will be home to the nation’s first regional climate center, one of eight to be established throughout the country. The new center will be located at the University of Alaska in Anchorage, and should be formally underway within six to eight weeks. With rapidly melting Arctic-sea ice and permafrost, and threats…

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NOAA Announces Creation of New Climate Service – And Why Clarice Feldman Sounds Foolish

(What starts as a simple reporting of a news item turns into an editorial rant – the evolution of blog post.) The Obama Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced yesterday the agency’s plans to launch a National Climate Service aimed at helping business, government, and individuals plan for and better adapt to climate change. Modeled on the…

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The Changing Role of US Forest Management in Response to Climate Change

A new direction for the US Forest Service In a memo (pdf) sent on November 20, US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell told his regional offices and station directors that “responding to the challenges of climate change in providing water and water-related ecosystem services is one of the most urgent tasks facing us as an agency. History will judge us…

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