July 28, 2016

Denver Post: Climate change is as dangerous as ISIS, and part of the problem is your air conditioning

Climate change is as dangerous as ISIS, says Kerry, and part of the problem is your air conditioning When Secretary of State John F. Kerry was in Austria’s capital Vienna recently to join discussions on climate change, chances were low that he encountered too many air conditioned rooms. To Americans used to cooler rooms in […]

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July 18, 2016

Scientific American: Trump’s VP Doubts Climate Change

It was a winter of record snowfall two years ago when Donald Trump’s reported running mate made a daring comment about climate change. “We haven’t seen a lot of warming lately,” Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) said during a February interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC. It turns out that same year, 2014, would go […]

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July 18, 2016

Grist: Most Republicans who care about climate change are skipping the convention

Most congressional Republicans with even a hint of moderation on climate change are distancing themselves from Donald Trump and won’t be present for his nomination in Cleveland this week. Four of the five Republican senators with a record of supporting climate action are skipping this year’s Republican National Convention, which begins on Monday. They are […]

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June 23, 2016

Time: How Climate Change Is Fueling a Rise in Shark Attacks

Shark attacks are on the rise in the U.S.—but it’s not because sharks are getting fiercer. The increase in attacks—59 last year, up from 31 in 2011—is connected to climate change, experts say. According to a study by Progress in Oceanography, climate change is pushing sharks and other marine species northward. At the same time, […]

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June 23, 2016

Moyers: Climate Change, Fossil Fuels Are Hurting Our Kids

Children suffer the most from fossil-fuel burning. Fossil-fuel combustion and associated air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) is the root cause of much of children’s ill health today, as well as their uncertain future. There are strong scientific arguments, as well persuasive economic ones, for reducing the world’s dependence on energy generated by the burning […]

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