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July 27, 2015 Disastrous Sea Level Rise Is an Issue for Today's Public -- Not Next Millennium's

The Huffington Post - In 2005, I argued that ice sheets may be more vulnerable than the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) estimated, mainly because of effects of a warming ocean in speeding ice melt....

July 24, 2015 US Missed An Opportunity To Cut Carbon At Lower Cost

Source: Forbes

“As far as I’m concerned the renewables industry is built on the proposition that we should always do the most expensive thing first,” Rowe said at the Energy Thought Summit at Chicago’s Symphony Center. “Whereas a carbon tax or...

July 24, 2015 Did climate change kill the woolly mammoth?

Source: CBS News

It was long thought that hunting by humans was the driving force behind the demise of mammoths, giant sloths and other massive mammals that roamed the Earth tens of thousand of years ago.

July 23, 2015 The godfather of global warming's frightening prediction is getting the cold shoulder

Source: Mashable

This week, a prominent climate scientist, James Hansen, entered the fray with a study aimed at getting policymakers' attention by saying that the 2 degree Celsius target is dangerously reckless, and that we should be aiming for...

July 22, 2015 Are countries legally required to protect their citizens from climate change?

Source: Reuters

On June 24, 2015, a court in The Hague ordered the Dutch government to act faster in its duty to protect its citizens against the effects of climate change. This marks the first time the issue has been legally declared a state...

July 21, 2015 We need a business renaissance to address climate change

Source: GreenBiz

The quickening reality of climate change is re-writing the rules of prosperity. And with new rules come new challenges. Climate change is, at once, both the greatest challenge and the greatest opportunity of our time. For those...

July 21, 2015 The science and morality of climate change

Source: The Hill

"The absence of certainty is not an excuse to do nothing," Christine Todd Whitman, President George W. Bush's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, once cautioned.

July 20, 2015 World Scientists: Climate Change as Serious a Risk as Nuclear War

Source: EcoWatch

Scientists from the UK, U.S., India and China say in a report commissioned by the UK that deciding what to do about climate change depends on the value we put on human life, both now and in years to come.

July 16, 2015 Gloom and Doom Not a Good Strategy for Climate Change Advocates

Source: Huff Post

The idea of branding climate change could seem like another exercise in navel-gazing unless you consider the effectiveness of the opposition. They've got branding down, relentlessly repeating the mantra, "science is inconclusive...

July 15, 2015 Treat climate change as seriously as national security: report

Source: rEUTERS

Governments should treat climate change as seriously as threats to national security or public health, partly by focusing more on the worst scenarios of rising temperatures, an international report said on Monday.

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