Congress, Enact a Carbon Tax

image_largeCongress- listen up; forty companies with annual revenues of $611 billion want you to take action on climate change- including GM, the world’s largest auto manufacturer. What are you waiting for?
This past month, GM joined a stellar group, including Starbucks, Adidas, L’Oréal & IKEA. These companies are urging federal lawmakers to

Obama Energy Policy Lacks Moral Urgency

A lot of my friends are still on a high about Obama’s recent discovery of the words climate change. He broke his climate silence after Hurricane Sandy. And climate change took prominent place in his inaugural address. In Tuesday’s the State of the Union, he brought it up again.
“But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more

How the GOP can answer Obama’s climate challenge

By Mark Reynolds

If you’ve been waiting with great frustration for our government to address climate change, President Obama’s second inaugural speech last week was both stunning and exhilarating.

In his most forceful language to date, the President made it clear he intends to devote much of his energy in his second term to “reduce the threat of climate change, knowing that failure to do so would… Continue reading

As Obama Embarks on Second Term, Heralds Citizens’ Obligations

 

From the chatter on Facebook and twitter, Obama’s inaugural rhetoric was a success. He used the words climate change. (We’ve set the bar low in our expectations there.)397508_10151405408554238_1157804940_n

“We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change

Movie Changes Bill O’Reilly Fan/Global Warming Denier’s Life

This is an interview with a woman exiting the movie “Chasing Ice“. The movie not only changed this woman’s mind about global warming, “it’s changed me as a person,” she said.  “I believed Bill O’Reilly”. She’s now ready to “undo her damage” for her children and grandkids.

 

The new documentary, Chasing Ice, captures climate change on film with two-dozen time-lapse cameras placed throughout the… Continue reading | 1 Comment

Munich Re on Climate Change in North America: NOT IF, BUT HOW

“Nowhere in the world is the rising number of natural catastrophes more evident than in North America. The study shows a nearly quintupled number of weather-related loss events in North America for the past three decades, compared with an increase factor of 4 in Asia, 2.5 in Africa, 2 in Europe and 1.5 in South America. Anthropogenic climate change is believed to contribute to this trend, though it

Leaders, Climate Change and Energy Policy are Linked

I was horrified last night to watch President Obama and Mitt Romney try to out-dinosaur each other at the town hall debate. That brawl has no winner. It is a downward death spiral. Chris Hayes at MSNBC said after, “Discussing energy without talking about climate change is like talking about tobacco without talking about cancer.”

Yes, but even more; it can be viewed as a selfish… Continue reading

Norway to Double Carbon Tax on Oil to Fund Climate Initiatives in Developing World

«Deep Sea Delta», boreplattform, her i Nordsjøen

«Deep Sea Delta», boreplattform, her i Nordsjøen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This week, Norway announced plans to double a carbon tax on its North Sea oil industry and set up a £1 billion fund to aid the developing world in mitigating the impacts of… Continue reading

Arctic Tipping Point? It Won’t Be Televised

 

Every year, Arctic sea ice melts during summer months and then refreezes during the colder winter months. On September 16th of this year, sea ice extent fell to 3.41 million square kilometers ( 1.32 square miles), the lowest summer minimum on satellite record.

As temperatures increase, and sea ice melts, this… Continue reading | 1 Comment

Scientists: Fox News, WSJ Heavily Misrepresent Climate Science

A new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists shows representations of climate science made on Fox News and in the Wall Street Journal opinion pages are “overwhelmingly misleading”.

“The analysis finds that the misleading citations include broad dismissals of human-caused climate change, rejections of climate science as a body of knowledge, and disparaging comments about individual

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