UN Climate Change Report Says Worst Is Yet To Come

By: Monday March 31, 2014 6:48 am

After decades of near total inaction by the major world economies a new report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims the worst effects of greenhouse emissions have yet to be felt. Already the effects of climate change are being seen with coastal flooding, severe weather, and rapid extinctions of wildlife, but that is just the beginning.

Obama Administration Adapts to Climate Change Amid Warning Signs

By: Monday March 24, 2014 6:30 pm

The White House announced a new initiative, presented by two science advisers, to provide resources on the impact of climate change with climate.data.gov.

By presenting such information, citizens and companies would be able to plan what to do in response to climate change threats. Data would be provided through federal agencies, such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Americans See Global Warming as Real but Not a Serious Threat

By: Friday March 14, 2014 9:20 am

Often in politics what is important is not the overall level of support but the intensity of opinions and this is one of those cases.

Top 1% Getting 99% Taxpayers To Insure Their Beach Houses From Climate Change Losses

By: Monday February 24, 2014 1:34 pm

When kings make risky bets it is the serfs who pay. According to NBC News the plutocrats have successfully gotten the federal government to make taxpayers liable for the consequences of increasingly likely floods on expensive waterfront homes. The 99% can now not only look in wonder at the ornate plush homes on the beaches, they can underwrite them.

Valentine VIDEO: ALEC Is Duke Energy’s Corporate “Dating Service”

By: Friday February 14, 2014 7:15 pm

Over the last four years, Greenpeace has made a Valentine’s Day tradition of spoofing the influence peddling of corporate lobbyists and captured politicians. This year’s installment embodies the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which reporters have characterized as a “dating service” for its role in pushing copycat, corporate-crafted laws through state legislatures.

Stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline Is a National Security Issue

By: Saturday February 1, 2014 9:00 am

The illogic emerging from the State Department yesterday on the Keystone XL pipeline would be mindboggling, if my mind hadn’t already been boggled so often in the past when it comes to this funnel of death. “Approval or denial of any one crude oil transport project, including the proposed project, is unlikely to significantly impact the rate of extraction in the oil sands,” they said. By this logic, TSA should be shut down. After all, “Inspection of passengers on any one airplane trip, including those going in and out of DC’s National Airport, is unlikely to significantly impact the rate of terrorism.”

But if they won’t listen to scientists, and they won’t listen to to lefty tree-hugger environmentalists, maybe they’ll listen to the military . . .

Koch Brothers Upset Article Portrayed Them As Resentful Of Other Oil Companies

By: Wednesday December 11, 2013 1:24 pm

America’s richest brothers, Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries, are upset with the New York Times. Representatives for the family claim that the Times characterized their position on government policies related to climate change.

Proposed Fracking Regs in Colorado, Industry Admits Dangerous Air Pollution

By: Tuesday November 19, 2013 6:22 pm

With approval from major drilling and fracking companies, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has proposed a set of regulations to reduce pollution from methane and other dangerous gases leaked by the oil and gas industry. The rules are focused on fracking wells, a mostly unregulated drilling technology that has allowed an unprecedented increase in fossil fuel extraction in Colorado and across the nation.

International Coal Summit’s Glorious Pipe Dream of Carbon Capture and Storage

By: Monday November 18, 2013 8:55 am

A new study released today at the UN climate conference underway in Warsaw, Poland finds that new coal plants cannot be built if we are to keep global warming below the 2° Celsius threshold. That is, unless the coal industry can deploy commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS).

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