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Energy Quote of the Day: On Negative Climate Change Outlook

April 1, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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Negative Climate Change Outlook

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released its latest report on the current state of global warming, the risks it poses and mitigation efforts. The prognosis is negative, as the list of key risks laid out in the report describes.[read more]

Nature Stunner: As Climate Change Speeds Up, The Number Of Extremely Hot Days Is Soaring

February 28, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Temperature Extremes and Climate Change

The number of very hot days have soared in the past 15 years, a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change reports. Based on observations, the authors conclude that “the term 'pause' is ill-chosen and even misleading in the context of climate change.”[read more]

IPCC: Climate Impacts 'Are Very Evident, They're Widespread' And 'We Are Not Prepared'

February 27, 2014 by Joseph Romm

IPCC and Climate Impacts

The next big report from the world’s leading climate scientists is on impacts, it’s due the end of March, and it isn’t pretty. As the AP summarized, starvation, poverty, flooding, heat waves, droughts, war and disease are likely to worsen as the world warms from man-made climate change.[read more]

Secretary Kerry is Right that Climate Change Needs to be Tackled like a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

February 18, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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Climate Change and Impact

 

Secretary of State John Kerry got it right when he identified climate change as one of the most urgent issues facing the world in a February 16 speech in Jakarta. Kerry got it right on the science, the urgency, and the opportunity to be found in clean energy solutions.[read more]