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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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Half Of Safe Climate Caucus Fails To Support New Climate Legislation

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer proposed a moderate, reasonable bill to help small to medium-sized farms that are dealing with consequences of climate change. H.R. 1890, the Balancing Food, Farm and Environment Act, which would, in Blumenauer’s words, “assist farmers to better adapt to climate change impact and to continue to support their stewardship efforts [...]

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. [...]

Joe Barton Urges Creationist Response To Climate Change

The moral of this story is that if you’re going to mix religion with politics and confuse it with science, you need to at least get your religious stories straight. [...]

Binswanger Exhibits Nonobjectivism On Climate Change

If Harry Binswanger can’t see how the weather has changed over the last generation, it’s because he’s too busy gazing in adoration at a portrait of his hero, Ayn Rand. [...]

NSIDC Starts Graphing Greenland Ice Melt

For years, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has been sharing daily updates of the area (“extent”) of sea ice coverage in the Arctic ocean, charting current conditions in comparison to the 1979-2000 average for purposes of comparison. Current levels consistently lie two standard deviations below that long-term average, making the NSIDC Arctic [...]

Max Baucus Took Big Money From Oil And Energy Before Voting Against Climate Action

Max Baucus is from Montana, a state where, because of global warming, all the glaciers in Glacier National Park are melting away. Senator Baucus ought to know how serious climate change has become, so why did Senator Baucus vote against legislation to create a restraint on carbon dioxide pollution? [...]

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. [...]

Whitehouse Blows More Hot Air On Climate Legislation

Though he talks big on the issue of climate change, Sheldon Whitehouse has declined to add his name as a cosponsor of the Climate Protection Act.. [...]