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Jun 25 2014 - 23:00
Author: 
Robert S. Eshelman
Gregory Page, Executive Chairman and former CEO of Cargill. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)

The US economy could suffer damages running into the hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century due to climate change, according to a study released yesterday. The report, titled "Risky Business," is the first comprehensive assessment of the economic risks of climate change to the United States.

Jun 24 2014 - 12:30
Author: 
Eduardo Porter

Climate change is not an event in your children’s future. It is bearing down upon you now. And there is nothing you — or anyone else — can do to prevent the hit.

Jun 25 2014 - 11:30
Author: 
Wendy J. Palen, et. al
A Comment published today in the journal Nature calls for a moratorium on new oil sands projects in Alberta, Canada due to flaws in how oil sands decisions are made. The authors are a multidisciplinary group of economists, policy researchers, ecologists, and decision scientists.
 
Jun 16 2014 - 09:00
Author: 
Dahr Jamail

Despite the widespread governmental denial of anthropogenic climate disruption, many signs indicate we are already past the point of no return, headed toward a "dead planet."

"I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches."

Jun 15 2014 - 23:00
Author: 
David Spratt

"A game changer" is how climate scientist Dr Malte Meinshausen describes newly published research that West Antarctic glaciers have passed a tipping point much earlier than expected and their disintegration is now "unstoppable" at just the current level of global warming. The research findings have shocked the scientific community.

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Jun 11 2014 - 22:00

Climate scientists carry the biggest burden of all: they know our planet is going to turn into a reheated chicken nugget, says First Dog on the Moon

 

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Jun 11 2014 - 10:00
Author: 
Luiza Ch. Savage

Shipping coal to China could wipe out the benefits of Obama’s climate-change policy

Jun 9 2014 - 11:30
Author: 
Kevin Anderson and Dr Maria Sharmina

The maths accompanying obligations to “avoid dangerous climate change” demand fundamental change rather than rousing rhetoric and incremental action. The announcement from the Obama administration that the United State’s power sector would deliver a 30% reduction in emissions by 2030 was hailed by many as a breakthrough in meaningful action.

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Jun 5 2014 - 08:30
Author: 
Joe Romm

An explosive new report from the U.S. Department of Energy makes clear that Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is likely a climate-destroying misallocation of resources. That is, if one uses estimates for methane leakage based on actual observations. This is the same conclusion I reached back in 2012, based on

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