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Obama and Romney agree that global warming is real

Obama and Romney Agree that Global Warming is Real

Providing written statements to the independent website ScienceDebate, both president Obama and his GOP challenger Mitt Romney acknowledged that human-caused global warming is happening. Partially sponsored by the National Academies and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, ScienceDebate has long held that questions about science be included in televised presidential debates. Realizing there is little chance of that in the next debate on…

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We face imminent tipping points if we fail to address climate change, leaving an unknown world for those that follow in our footsteps

Building Support for Action on Climate Change Before We Reach Tipping Points

We need to take aim at those who are environmentally indifferent and hit them with an effective call to action. If climate advocacy is to succeed, we must do more than regurgitate the same tired rhetoric, we must work on a targeted message that encourages action. While a growing number of people accept the facts about our environment, inaction threatens…

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American belief in global warming is now on the rise

Survey Shows More Americans Believe Climate Change is Happening

The number of Americans who believe global warming is happening is on the rise, according to a Brookings Institution report on the latest National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change (NSAPOCC) survey conducted in December of 2011. The report shows much of that new-found belief comes from direct experience with independent studies showing that four out of five Americans have been directly impacted by climate…

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Obama pushes an agenda of clean energy at his State of the Union Address

President Obama Reaffirms his Commitment to Clean Energy in his State of the Union Address

President Obama showed courageous leadership by supporting clean energy in his state of the union address.  Prior to the President’s state of the union address, a Think Progress Green article encouraged the President to stir “this country to action on the existential threat of climate change.”  Mr. Obama may have only mentioned climate change once, but his unqualified support for clean energy was consistent with the kind of mobilization required…

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The Tar Sands of Alberta represents one of the most environmentally devastating forms of oil extraction ever devised.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Blocked – For Now

Responding to a mandate laid down by conservatives in Congress last month for a decision within 60 days, the Obama administration denied the permit for  construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The proposed route for the 1700-mile pipeline would stretch from Canada to Texas, crossing through sensitive areas including Nebraska’s ecologically sensitive Sandhills region and the vast Ogallala Aquifer…

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Enviro News Wrap: Rushing the Tar Sands Pipeline; Raining Mercury; Spilling Oil; Melting Ice, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: In the spending bill that just passed the US Congress, the Republicans forced in a rider that sets a deadline of 60 days for Obama to make a decision about the Tar Sands XL pipeline. If Obama approves the pipeline it will be without a full environmental review…

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A majority of Americans don't agree with GOP attacks on the EPA

Republican’s Launch a Covert Assault on the Environment

Editor’s note: This post originally published in Richard’s blog “The Green Market” and is republished here with his permission Under the cover of America’s preoccupation with the debt ceiling the Republicans are launching an all out offensive against the Environment. This is the latest attempt by Republicans to slash funding to the EPA and undermine environmental regulations. Cutting funding on…

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