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Barack Obama Fails To Push For International Agreement To Replace EU Emissions Trading Plan

In reality, after his big speeches were done, Obama has been more listless than tireless in addressing the problem of climate change. [...]

Climate Crisis Accelerating

This week, for the first time in human history, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has gone above 400 parts per million. Carbon dioxide acts to trap energy from solar radiation in our planet’s atmosphere. Increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide have thus been resulting in higher atmospheric temperatures all over the Earth.

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Congressional Democrat Proposes Ban On Climate Action

Nick Rahall’s bill would ban an entire category of action to confront climate change, with the goal of protecting the dirty energy dominance of fossil fuels corporations. [...]

Sheldon Whitehouse Steps Up To Deal With Climate Change, But Senate Declines To Act

Although the majority of Senate Democrats voted to support the Whitehouse amendment to bring the costs of climate change back to the polluting industries responsible for it, 13 Democratic senators joined the Republicans to vote against it. I’m naming names here. [...]

How Did Members Of The Safe Climate Caucus Vote On The Progressive Climate Bill?

Of the 25 members of the Safe Climate Caucus, only 15 supported last week’s progressive legislation to finally take action against climate change. 9 Safe Climate Caucus members actually voted against the legislation to deal with climate change. [...]

Rick Santorum Talks To Plants About Science

Rick Santorum seems not to understand that plants are not experts on climatology. Plants don’t understand science. Plants don’t have brains. [...]

Climate Model Problems, And The Other Hand

When we talk about anthropogenic causes of climate change, we need to think beyond our carbon footprint. We’ve also got a methane footprint, and a sulfuryl flouride footprint… [...]

My New Carbon Sequestration Units

A standard cherry or apple tree will grow to a height of between 20 and 30 feet. That means I will eventually have to climb a ladder to pick fruit, but it also means that the trees will create more fruit. With their larger size, they’ll also shade more ground, and sequester more carbon from the air. [...]

Bad Economy Doesn't Slow Greenhouse Gases

It may be that an economic recession harms the ability of people to transition to environmentally sustainable activities, and encourages people to adopt pollution-heavy strategies for saving money, offsetting reductions in general economic activity. [...]

Obama Selling Out To Corporations On Climate

Giving away carbon credits is like handing corporations a Get Away With Pollution For Free Card. It’s reallocating the cost of greenhouse gas emissions back to the American public, and letting corporations get off the hook again. [...]

Iron Fertilization Carbon Experiment Fails

Other scientists pointed out that previous iron fertilization experiments had shown some carbon sequestration, but that was only at a rate of one to two percent of the carbon involved in the process. [...]