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Krugman: In The Real War On Coal, The Mining Industry Won And Workers Lost

CREDIT: EIAPaul Krugman has another column in the New York Times explaining that slashing carbon pollution has a small economic impact while “the consequences will be terrible if we don’t take quick action.”For those raising concerns about the...

Posted June 14, 2014    

7 Reasons America Should Succeed On Climate Change

One of the country’s best wonks, Vox’s Ezra Klein, has gone defeatist on climate change with his piece, “7 reasons America will fail on climate change.” He invites a reply, and this is mine.I have praised Vox’s recent climate coverage. But to see...

Posted June 10, 2014    

Two Steps Remain Before Obama Can Claim A Genuine Climate Legacy

CREDIT: ShutterstockThe Obama Administration took the most serious step toward limiting carbon pollution of any in history. And besides its proposed rules for power plant carbon pollution, the White House has already helped bring about an explosion...

Posted June 7, 2014    

Krugman: Climate Action Is 'Remarkably Cheap,' New EPA Rules Would Give 'U.S. Economy A Boost'

CREDIT: ShutterstockNobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman explains for the umpteenth time that climate action is super cheap — and that even the pro-pollution U.S. Chamber of Commerce agrees.What would be the cost to the U.S. of moderate carbon...

Posted June 1, 2014    

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

Do we finally have the answer to the age-old (decade 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...

Posted May 31, 2014    

The Most Interesting Climate Policy Debate You Haven't Heard Of

Former GOP Rep. Bob Inglis debates a carbon tax in front of a conservative audienceIt occurred last June between two groups of conservatives.On the do-nothing side were well-known climate-science deniers, James Taylor of Heartland and David Kreutzer...

Posted May 27, 2014    

Dust Bowl Days: Will We Cut Carbon Pollution Fast Enough To Prevent Permanent Droughts?

A gigantic dust cloud looms over a ranch in Boise City, Oklahoma, in this April 1935 AP file photo. Ten major dust storms have hit the city this year already.Large parts of the Southwest are drier than they were during the 1930s Dust Bowl. And the...

Posted May 26, 2014    

When Will Coastal Property Values Crash And Will Climate Science Deniers Be The Only Buyers?

CREDIT: NY TimesThe latest scientific observations provide strong evidence we are headed toward the high end of sea level projections. And we already knew that devastating storm surges will become routine on the East Coast.This raises the question:...

Posted May 25, 2014    

Biggest Loser: Thawing Greenland Competes With Collapsing Antarctic For Fastest Ice Loss

Several new studies underscore scientists’ concerns we’re headed toward a coastline at least this flooded (20 meters or 69 feet) over many hundreds of years:The worst-case scenario for sea level rise has now become simply the “business-as-usual”...

Posted May 23, 2014    

The $4 Trillion Mistake: Climate Action Delayed Is Climate Action Denied

CREDIT: IEAThe International Energy Agency (IEA) has issued another major report warning that we are headed for a beyond-catastrophic 11°F warming (6°C). The IEA report, “Energy Technology Perspectives” (ETP 2014), explains that delaying climate...

Posted May 19, 2014    

Firenado Alert: All Of California Under Severe Drought As Climate Change Dries Out Texas

Firenado in California Wednesday (via FoxNews)Amazingly, the epic drought in California actually worsened this week, setting up “unprecedented” fire conditions and even spawning a fire tornado. At the same time, the drought in Texas may become the...

Posted May 18, 2014    

NOAA: Tropical Cyclone 'Maximum Intensity' Is Shifting Toward Poles

In this infrared satellite image, Typhoon Usagi (2013) bears down on Hong Kong as it intensifies to a Category-5 storm. CREDIT: NOAA via Climate CentralA NOAA-led study finds “the location where tropical cyclones reach maximum intensity has been...

Posted May 17, 2014