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More Scrutiny for National Groups, Big Donors Funding Colorado 'Ban Fracking' Campaign

June 20, 2014 by Simon Lomax
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Ban Fracking Campaigns

Over the course of recent months, Energy In Depth Mountain States has examined the national activist organizations and ultra-rich donors who are pushing many local and statewide campaigns to ban oil and gas development in Colorado.[read more]

Science is Science, but Indifference Trumps All

June 13, 2014 by Lou Grinzo
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Can you think of anything more revelatory, more condemning of a broad population, than their consistently putting their own short-term gratification ahead of the well being of the world’s children, including their own? Perhaps we need a term for such willful indifference.[read more]

How Much Public Support is Needed for Policymaker Action on Climate Change?

June 11, 2014 by Kelly Klima
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The vast majority of scientists and researchers in the United States and throughout the world agree that manmade emissions are likely exacerbating climate change. Despite U.S. news articles to the contrary, since 2007 no scientific body has disagreed with this position.[read more]

Resetting the Climate Conversation: The EPA's Focus on the Pocketbook, not Polar Bears

June 10, 2014 by Matt Stewart

Most of the solutions being discussed to meet the EPA's proposed mandates—renewables, natural gas, utility efficiency programs—have been around for decades and are already gaining traction. Yet the language the EPA uses to describe the proposed rule represents a significant shift.[read more]

Nearly Everyone We Talk to In Turkey Says It's Getting Warmer. Is It?

June 9, 2014 by David Kroodsma
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Turkey and Global Warming

Through Google translate and an extremely basic command of the Turkish language, we have been asking people as we travel if the climate has changed where they live. We've been surprised by how unanimous the response is: nearly everyone says that it is warmer than it once was.[read more]

Yale Poll: Americans Much More Worried About 'Global Warming' Than 'Climate Change'

May 31, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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'Global Warming' and 'Climate Change'

Do we finally have the answer to the age-old question of what term is better for climate hawks to use: “global warming” or “climate change”? In new polling by the Climate Change Communication efforts of Yale and George Mason, “global warming” is the winner, across the board.[read more]

Mosaic Poll Finds that Americans Still Love Solar, And They Love to Own It!

May 19, 2014 by Rosana Francescato

American Opinions on Solar

It never ceases to amaze me that even well-educated, well-informed people who care about clean energy have no idea how affordable solar has become. Or that different financing options are available. Maybe this has all happened too fast for the word to get out to the general public. But Americans love solar.[read more]

Changing the Discussion: It's All About People

May 15, 2014 by Milton Caplan
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People and Changing the Discussion

“It’s always amazing when a United Nations report that has global ramifications comes out with little fanfare.” So starts an article in Forbes magazine talking about the most recent UNSCEAR report on the consequences of the Fukushima accident in Japan.[read more]

The 97%: Watch John Oliver's Hilarious 'Statistically Representative Climate Change Debate'

May 14, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Climate Change Debate and Consensus

Some 97 out of 100 actively publishing climate scientists agree with the overwhelming evidence that humans are causing global warming. The challenge for the media is how to accurately reflect that consensus. One way NOT to do it is to give equal time to climate science deniers.[read more]

National Climate Assessment Report: Who Cares?

May 13, 2014 by Tom Schueneman
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Climate Studies and Public Apathy?

Earlier this week the White House released the latest National Climate Assessment Report, causing the rare flurry of attention in the mainstream press. The report summarized what anyone paying attention already knows; that climate change is happening now and impacting all parts of the world.[read more]

A Tale of Two Climate Reports, and a Call to Action

May 12, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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Much has been made of the very sobering National Climate Assessment report that came out recently. Climate change is affecting where and how Americans live and work as well as their health, and evidence is mounting that burning fossil fuels has made extreme weather much more likely.[read more]

Moderate Environmentalists Go Nuclear

Last year, many scoffed at the suggestion that support was growing for nuclear power. Before the release of pro-nuclear documentary Pandora's Promise, green magazine Grist wrote, "Of the 10 leading enviro groups in the US, zero support new nuclear power plants."[read more]

How Earth Day is Just Like New Year's Eve

April 23, 2014 by Tom Schueneman
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Earth Day and New Year's

I’m not eager to spoil the party of Earth Day. For the environmentalist crowd, a group to which I pledge my philosophical, if not always explicit, allegiance, Earth Day is a time for celebration and renewal. But there’s something in “Earth Day” that seems like New Years’ Eve: A disappointment.[read more]

Let's Rename Earth Day

April 23, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Rename Earth Day?

The subject of renaming Earth Day remains more relevant than ever in light of the world’s ongoing inaction on climate change, the over-running of Congress by climate zombies, Obama’s multi-year fecklessness on this gravest of threats, and the amazing climate silence of the U.S. media.[read more]

Preaching to the Climate Converted

In the first episode of the $20 million Showtime series on climate change, Years of Living Dangerously, which aired last Sunday, we meet a 46-year-old evangelical Christian named Nelly Montez. Montez was laid off from a local meatpacking plant that closed due to a drought.[read more]