Obama Pursuing Climate Deal Outside Congress, IPCC Warns Climate Change Could Be Irreversible

By: Wednesday August 27, 2014 5:21 am

The Obama Administration is pursuing a climate change agreement that does not require ratification by the Senate by combining new voluntary standards with a 1992 agreement. Because the plan would update a previous treaty it would not, in theory, require Senate approval and would be a mix of required domestic policies and voluntary pledges. The [...]

Study: Keystone XL Pipeline To Produce Four Times More Pollution Than State Dept Claims

By: Wednesday August 13, 2014 10:38 am

A new study published in Nature Climate Change by the Stockholm Environment Institute claims that the Keystone XL Pipeline is set to produce four times more climate change pollution than the US State Department predicted. The State Department has already been under increased scrutiny for playing politics with the science of climate change. Transcanda, a [...]

CNBC Caught Soliciting Op-Ed Calling Climate Change A ‘Hoax’

By: Monday June 30, 2014 6:52 am

Many have often wondered why in the US, as compared to other developed countries, there is so much skepticism regarding the science of climate change and whether human activity is contributing to it. One of the answers could be that we have a corporate media – interlocked with energy companies and their advertising money – [...]

Leading Climate Change Skeptic Bjorn Lomborg Taking Koch Money

By: Thursday June 26, 2014 8:22 am

Bjorn Lomborg has made a name for himself going around the world denying the severity of climate change. Unlike more extreme denialists such as Senator Inhofe, Lomborg does not claim climate change is an outright hoax. Instead, Lomborg does his best to present himself as a reasonable, learned skeptic claiming the effects of climate change [...]

Battle Lines Drawn On New Coal Industry Rules

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 10:33 am

On June 2nd the Environmental Protection Agency is set to propose “legally sound” guidelines for limiting carbon dioxide under the Clean Air Act for existing power plants. The rules are anticipated to be enforced by executive action from President Obama, a move that is likely to infuriate Republican members of Congress. Implementing proposed EPA rules [...]

Liberal Billionaire Backing Major Climate Change Campaign

By: Friday May 23, 2014 9:46 am

Liberal Billionaire Tom Steyer is putting his money where his mouth is to the tune of millions of dollars. Steyer is backing an effort with the group NextGen Climate to take the fight to climate change deniers at the polls. Steyer has said he believes the academic debate on climate change is over and that [...]

Glaciers Melting In Antarctica ‘Passed The Point Of No Return’

By: Tuesday May 13, 2014 7:19 am

In yet another sign that climate change is unstoppable key glaciers in Antarctica are reportedly beyond the point of no return. Their destruction means scientists will have to once again revise their projections upward for how high sea levels are likely to rise. The glaciers, known as the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, would cause a [...]

Can Climate Change Be Stopped Politically?

By: Wednesday April 23, 2014 9:51 am

Due to yesterday being Earth Day there were lots of articles discussing climate change. Most resembled the typical call to action on a variety of issues such as stopping the Keystone XL pipeline and the continued dire predictions by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) But one article seemed to capture not just the [...]

Koch Brothers Target Solar Industry

By: Tuesday April 22, 2014 8:30 am

It was kind of inevitable wasn’t it? After annihilating the movement to regulate carbon emissions the fossil fuel industry, most prominently Koch Industries, is going after the solar industry. The Koch Brothers have partnered with large utilities to rollback programs to incentivize the use of renewable energy. Of chief concern are programs that help the [...]

ExxonMobil Says Climate Change Is Real, Governments ‘Highly Unlikely’ To Do Much About It

By: Wednesday April 2, 2014 5:43 am

Yes, human civilization is facing one of the greatest threats it has ever faced and no, we aren’t going to do anything about it. Or so says ExxonMobil in their latest report issued coincidentally on the same day as the latest IPCC report on the dangers of climate change. The report marks a rhetorical turning [...]

UN Climate Change Report Says Worst Is Yet To Come

By: Monday March 31, 2014 5:55 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, [...]

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