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Climate Change Is Real and We Must Act

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Climate Change In the studio of a Los Angeles radio station, host Tina Mastramico was kicking off another edition of her show Celebrity Chat. “We’re here with Don Cheadle,” she said, “to discuss the Environmental Defense Fund [EDF], his new movie.” Cheadle, the actor-director and climate activist, seemed taken aback. “Um, EDF isn’t a movie. It’s an organization that helps ... Read More »

Mount Everest Climbers May One Day Climb Ice-Free

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Mount Everest The Himalayan Mountains and Tibetan Plateau, dubbed the “Third Pole” for having the largest ice mass on Earth after the polar regions, are rapidly losing their glaciers. Eighteen percent of China’s glaciers have vanished in the past 50 years according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Air pollution and rising air temperatures are combining to increase glacial melt, ... Read More »

Climate Threshold, Earth Just Permanently Passed

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Climate Threshold Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere stayed above 400 parts per million (ppm) during September—a time when CO2 levels typically hit the yearly low—raising fears that the planet has reached a point of no return. “Concentrations will probably hover around 401 ppm over the next month as we sit near the annual low point. Brief excursions towards lower values ... Read More »

Climate Change, Scientists Say Humans Are Causing

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Climate Change A new study confirms the expert consensus that humans are causing climate change, with a meta-analysis of research showing a convergence on the 97 percent agreement figure among climate scientists. We know how much deniers love questioning the scientific consensus, so we can only imagine how they will react to a consensus on the consensus.Expert consensus levels from ... Read More »

Exxon Has Advertised Against Climate Change for Decades

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Exxon InsideClimate News has published some new revelations about one of the world’s biggest oil companies: that scientists working for Exxon knew about climate change as early as 1977. There is now no doubt that Exxon has known about the science and the risks of global warming for decades. Exxon’s own scientists conducted an extensive research program on climate change and ... Read More »

Climate Action, 5 Powerful Voices Talk

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Climate Action At its root, the formula for a great dinner party is pretty simple: find a bunch of people with unique and interesting perspectives, bring them together, ask a few questions and get them talking. You don’t know what exactly will happen—and that’s part of the fun. We took the same approach with a Twitter chat we held a ... Read More »

Climate Policy, 10 Largest Companies ‘Obstructing’

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Climate Policy New research reveals that nearly half (45 percent) of the world’s 100 largest companies are “obstructing climate change legislation.” And those that aren’t actively obstructing climate policy are members of trade associations that do. A full 95 percent of these companies are members of trade associations “demonstrating the same obstructionist behavior.” With help from the Union of Concerned Scientists, UK-based ... Read More »

Marine Species on ‘Brink of Collapse,’ Says WWF

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Marine Species A new report on the health of the ocean finds that the marine vertebrate population has declined by 49 percent between 1970 and 2012. WWF’s Living Blue Planet Report tracks 5,829 populations of 1,234 mammal, bird, reptile and fish species through a marine living planet index. The evidence, analyzed by researchers at the Zoological Society of London, paints ... Read More »

Clean Energy, The Young Want U.S. Powered

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Clean Energy Yesterday NextGen Climate released polling showing that young voters in key presidential swing states are looking for a presidential candidate with a plan to tackle climate change, strengthen our economy, create jobs and improve public health by accelerating the transition to clean energy. In a poll of young voters in key battleground states conducted by Hart Research, 74 percent of voters under 35 said they would ... Read More »

Climate Change and Cancer, Yin and Yang

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Climate Change Almost all of what we hear about cancer comes from our usual western perspective. Things like how smoking can increase the likelihood of developing the condition and how eating vegetables can reduce the chances. However, if we look at cancer from a different view, we begin to see that what’s happening within us is also happening in the ... Read More »

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