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Climate Reality Closely Tracking Scientific Predictions

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Here’s a closer look at how predictions from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) compare to observed environmental and climatic changes. Read More

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Rising Temperatures Threaten Fundamental Change for Ski Slopes

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

In light of the consistently warming temperatures, perhaps it should come as no surprise that the long-term outlook for the US ski industry is, well, slushy. Read More

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Book It: 2012, The Hottest US Year on Record

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

It won’t be official for weeks, but when all is said and done, 2012 will go down as the hottest U.S. year on record since accurate measurements began in 1895. Read More

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Despite Threat to Southern Forests, UK Develops Industrial-Scale Biomass

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

European countries committed themselves to dramatic reductions in carbon emissions, but at the same time, Great Britain and others have moved forward with industrial-scale biomass facilities which will encourage forest degradation here in the South. For example, a UK company announced that two “monster pellet plants” will be built in Mississippi and Louisiana. Read More Here and Here

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Showtime to Air Climate Change Series

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The cable network Showtime announced that it will air a multi-episode documentary next year about climate change entitled Years of Living Dangerously. A star-studded cast will narrate the television event which seeks to examine the societal implications of changing global weather patterns. Read More

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A Progressive Carbon Tax Will Fight Climate Change and Stimulate the Economy

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Center for American Progress is the latest organization to weigh in on how the United States might approach the problem of carbon pollution. Pricing carbon continues to be discussed as a free market solution, but a number of key questions remain as to how such a model would be implemented nationally. Read More

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Drought Impacting Trade on Mississippi

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The extreme drought which hit the Midwestern US this summer continues to impact the region and the country. The Mississippi River’s water levels are approaching record lows, and significant portions of the river may not be navigable in coming weeks, cutting off a vital trade route between the Gulf Coast and America’s heartland. Read More

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ALEC Seeks Repeal of Renewable Energy Mandates

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council, known widely by its acronym ALEC, has set its sights on repealing state renewable energy mandates across the country. Read More

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World Bank Urges Climate Action

Friday, November 30, 2012

When the World Bank, an institution dedicated to free market capitalism, warns of the impending catastrophic impacts from climate change, it deserves our full attention. In a recent report, the President of The World Bank Group writes, “it is my hope that this report shocks us into action.” Read More

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New Film Examines Disappearing Glaciers

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Now in theaters: Chasing Ice. Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at breathtaking rates. As the climate debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile…

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