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Climate Change Debate

Bernie Sanders Wants A Debate Just About The Environment

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

While Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) isn't the first candidate lagging in the polls to demand more debates, he proposed Sunday that an extra one be dedic...

Politics: A Well-Oiled Machine

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Julie Fox Gorte

One of the many things needed to stop the runaway climate train before it rolls off the cliff is to make corporations more accountable for their actions -- in this case, their political actions aimed at stopping a sensible climate policy.

Let's Name Hurricanes After Congressional Climate Deniers

Daniel Kessler | Posted 10.28.2013 | Green
Daniel Kessler

Despite overwhelming evidence of man-made climate change, some members of Congress just haven't gotten the message. Leading GOP presidential contenders like Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Marco Rubio are climate deniers, and their irresponsibility can't be forgiven -- or forgotten.

What We Can Learn From the End of the Cold War

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

Today we face a danger no smaller than a nuclear exchange in the form of greenhouse gases that help produce climate change.

Consensus Confirmed: 97 Percent of Climate Papers Agree on Manmade Global Warming

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

According to polling data, only about half the public understands the scientific consensus on global warming. Yet surveys of the peer-reviewed literature are crystal clear on the consensus.

WATCH: HuffPost Live Panelists Talk Climate Change And Fracking

Posted 04.24.2013 | Green

How much do we care about climate change? Penn State University professor Michael Mann, NRDC senior attorney Adrianna Quintero, scholar Bjørn Lomb...

Toward a Grand Climate Compromise in the Doha Negotiations

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Richard Javad Heydarian

Of course, a multilateral agreement with a grand compromise between China and the United States at its heart will not be enough by itself to reverse the negative climate trends, but it is a necessary element in the broader solution.

We Must Do More to Address Costs of Climate Change

Helen Clark | Posted 01.13.2013 | Green
Helen Clark

Climate change cannot be dismissed as of concern only to scientists and environmentalists. It must be brought into debates on how to stimulate economic growth, address deficits, generate decent work, achieve energy security, and lay the ground for a more stable and peaceful world.

A Presidential Debate on Climate, Science and Hurricane Sandy (VIDEO)

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 01.01.2013 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Science issues like climate change are coming to influence every aspect of life and policy making with increasing urgency. (Witness Hurrican Sandy and its lost lives and tens of billions of dollars in wreckage.) It's high time that candiates for the presidency and Congress participate in a debate dedicated to these topics.

Climate Silence Is Bad for Our Economy

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

By refusing to address climate consequences, both candidates reinforce the idea that we either focus on economic growth or we focus on the environment. In fact, the truth is the two are inextricable intertwined and we cannot address one without addressing the other.

Why Aren't Candidates Discussing Climate Change?

Philadelphia Daily News | | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green

The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News on Friday, Oct. 19: ___ The past 12 months have been the hottest on record, accordin...

Three Debate Questions to Break the Climate Silence

Mike Sandler | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green
Mike Sandler

Two presidential debates and a VP debate have come and gone, with no mention of climate change. Instead, there have been some exchanges about energy policy, about whether enough public land has been drilled, and who was more of a "coal man."

"Responsibility. Patriotic Pride. Accountability": Three Pillars for Honest Engagement on Climate Disruption

A. Siegel | Posted 11.07.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

Climate Solutions for a Stronger America lays out an effective communications path for politicians who want to include climate change issues within their discussions but might find it challenging amid the cacophony of deception from fossil-foolish outlets.

Global Warming Debate Needs Cooler Heads To Prevail

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

What ordinary Americans really want is for honest brokers on both sides to detoxify and depoliticize the global warming conversation, and then get on with the business of addressing it.

Climate Scientists: Calling Out the Cranks

Steve Heilig | Posted 04.03.2012 | Science
Steve Heilig

With AIDS denialists, some public health efforts were diverted and wasted due to their intransigence, and some people may have died. With climate cranks, the stakes are even bigger.

Belief In Climate Change Hinges One's Cultural Views, Not Facts, Social Scientists Say

NPR | Christopher Joyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Over the past few months, polls show that fewer Americans say they believe humans are making the planet dangerously warmer, despite a raft of scientif...

East Coast Freeze Puts Climate Change Debate On The Front Burner

The New York Times | John M. Broder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As millions of people along the East Coast hole up in their snowbound homes, the two sides in the climate-change debate are seizing on the mounting dr...

Sam Stein

Democrats Whack McDonnell For Hiding Climate Change Skepticism | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Virginia gubernatorial campaign enters its final weeks, the contest is turning into a dispute over the perils of climate change. The topic wa...

New EU President: Climate Change Is A Myth

London Times | David Charter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The European Union's new figurehead believes that climate change is a dangerous myth and has compared the union to a Communist state. The views of Pr...