Doing something about climate change is not going to help the people whose lives are already upended by tornadoes -- or floods, hurricanes and droughts. But no parent can simply throw up her hands and ignore the trouble we are racing right into.
Coal exports are good for the environment -- they are actually saying this. In Oregon and Washington State the coal industry has been pushing this line at town hall meetings, government hearings, and lobby visits.
Given the Heartland Institute's penchant for misrepresenting science, you would think reporters would be curious about who finances its work. You would be wrong.
It's normal for CO2 to be much higher than it is now and by artificially returning the planet to its normal state we may actually be cutting short our Icehouse and preventing the next descent of glaciers from the poles. But do we want that? Are we ready to say goodbye to winter and our four seasons entirely?
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If the Obama Administration wants to provide any real protection for our air, water and climate, Secretary Jewell should withdraw these regulations a second time and go back to the drawing board.
Though Shodo laughingly dismisses any comparisons to Ghandi or King, she believes that most of us understand that we are in trouble. We may not be scientists, but we see and hear the scientists' warnings that our actions are quickly pushing the climate out of balance.
The U.S. and China, although at different stages with their respective economic and environmental challenges, are each increasingly vulnerable to resource scarcity, from minerals to water to food to the biodiversity that fuels science, medicine, and innovation.
Can we cut to the chase on climate change? For nearly a decade, I've followed the news, the analysis, the debate -- and the nonsense that more often than not substitutes for it. And, as a mom, I think it is high time we grow up.
It will take cool heads to prevail in a heating world, however, and one quick path to disaster could be that, too caught up in the intensity of this struggle, we ignore the necessity of the near-term strategy as well.
Even after the advent of modernity and globalization, Indians have successfully preserved their vegetarian habits that were laid down by their dharmic traditions several millennia ago.
If you've ever had the feeling that your lifestyle changes amount to tiny drops in a very large proverbial bucket, I invite you to consider taking one of these 'Top 5 actions' to fight climate change.
We must hardwire the health of the ecosystem directly to the standard measurements of economic health so that the state of the environment is immediately visible in all economic transactions. One possible approach is the introduction of a global "eco-currency."
Make the entire Mediterranean a protected park. Let the ancient sea, the Greeks' wine-dark sea, recover its beauty and wildlife. The people of this basin and all of Europe, and the world, deserve no less.
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As I wander through the land of environmental nonprofits, I'm always asking myself: What works? Because on one level, nothing is working. Every year more land and water is converted to human use.