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#ClimateChange report restates the obvious: Time is running out

A new report on climate change released (believe it or not) from the Trump administration delivers more bad news about what mankind is doing to the planet. Too bad we’ve heard it all before. But we need to start listening — and acting. The Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by Congress, was due to come […]

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Rising Arctic temperatures trigger new alarms about climate change

Higher temperatures during winters in the Arctic are more than just a temporary rise — they’re further signs of the warming of the Earth, and they’ll affect more than just polar bears. Last year’s temperatures in the Arctic were the warmest on record. “Of nearly three dozen different Arctic weather stations, 15 of them were […]

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The soaring cost of climate change, especially for the U.S.

A new study delivers more bad news about climate change: The U.S. is second only to India in experiencing the negative economic consequences of greenhouse gas emissions. The study projects the loss to be a whopping $250 billion a year in this country alone. The study, by researchers at the University of California at San […]

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What will happen to Scott Pruitt’s soundproof booth and tactical pants?

Now that swamp creature Scott Pruitt is oozing his way out of Washington — hopefully on a coach flight — America needs answers about all of the ill-gotten gains the now-former Environmental Protection Agency administrator wasted taxpayer money on. Pruitt, arguably the most freeloading and corrupt Cabinet member in history — and he had a […]

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New solar projects worldwide leave fossil fuels in the dust

Donald Trump and Republican energy officials might think they’re talking a good game with proposed boosts in offshore drilling, coal industry jobs, and tariffs on solar panels from China. But worldwide, the new energy construction projects and investment emphasis are concentrated in solar. And it’s a trend where China is far outpacing the United States. […]

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More climate change victims: health and productivity

Despite what climate deniers say, we know the damage that is happening to our planet. But a new, comprehensive ongoing study looks at the devastating health effects of climate change and how global warming will harm people’s livelihoods in the years to come. Of course, the conclusions about health aren’t really new; they are just […]

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Solar power price tag plummets, but climate change is making disaster relief costs soar

While the Trump administration continues to boost dying fossil fuel industries, the rest of the world is stepping up to the true bargain of solar power. In 2016, the record low unsubsidized solar energy price was 3.6 cents per kilowatt-hour. This year, 3.6 cents is becoming the top price, with bids going lower and lower. […]

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The heat is on: How climate change is making Western wildfires worse

Let’s look at the other set of natural disasters that is being exacerbated by climate change. Major wildfires are burning in British Columbia in western Canada and in at least nine states throughout the American West: California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. California, Montana, and Oregon are bearing the worst of […]

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Hurricane Harvey is climate change on steroids

Climate change didn’t cause Hurricane Harvey. But it made what already was a major storm a hell of a lot worse. Pointing this out is not “politicizing” the issue—it’s stating the obvious. The overwhelming size of Hurricane Harvey and its destruction in Southeast Texas is a frightening warning about the future if we don’t start […]

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Hot enough for you? Deadly heat waves likely to get worse

Individual daily heat records are being matched and shattered across the country and around the world. And new research predicts that by the year 2100, climate change means that such heat could expose three-fourths of the world’s population to deadly temperatures. Temperatures in the Southwest are climbing to more than 120 degrees—it was so hot in […]

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