Like the dinosaurs, we and our fellow denizens of Earth may become the amber curios of a future civilization that ponders how species once so prevalent came to such a swift demise.
As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.
Why is the State Department seemingly so convinced of the inevitability of tar sands by rail when oil traders themselves are much more cautious?
Conditions are rife for a global revolution, with channels to drive one ever strengthening. All that's missing is a charismatic leader to pull the strings. History imparts that person will arrive. Pray for goodness because it could be evil.
I was floored by this Saturday's New York Times article, "Seeing a Supersize Yacht as a Job Engine, Not a Self-Indulgence." I was amazed not only by how the subject of the article, Mr. Jones, rationalized his extraordinary consumption habits, but also by the mere fact that the article was published.
This plan doesn't just slash that dangerous carbon pollution, but it recognizes the enormous economic potential in action -- potential that will mean a better future in Georgia.
This set of visual tools can help overcome language, technical, and literacy barriers and bring all affected parties to the table to tackle difficult policy challenges.
Beyond "stemming" the effects of climate change on agriculture however, the way we produce food has the potential to substantially address and even reverse many of the root causes driving climate change.
The place he needs to start is to put a stop to the Keystone pipeline foolishness once and for all. This carbon-maximizing project that allows investors like the Koch brothers to make billions while screwing up the Canadian wilderness so that oil can be sold to China is a disaster in every way.
By capping carbon emissions, selling permits, and returning the resulting revenue to everyone equally, this "Cap and Dividend" approach achieves the greenhouse gas reductions climate scientists tell us we need to prevent the dangerous consequences of climate change while boosting the purchasing power of American consumers.
While some members of Congress debate the scientific facts of climate change, students are weighing the evidence and deciding for themselves.
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For the public, the benefit is obvious: electricity will be cheaper, the air will be cleaner, and fewer people will die as a result.
Recently, a bi-partisan report made clear that human-induced climate change leads to rising temperatures that will directly and indirectly cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century.
Other than drilling deep into the ground and burning fossilized hydrocarbons, we've invented better ways to do everything. At time when America's economic superiority is facing unprecedented challenges, are we really willing to believe that the 100-year-old way we get our energy is the best we can do?
Anybody who has lived with cats or dogs knows this and knows it for certain: Cats and dogs think deeply. When my stubborn, huge-hearted dog Spike was getting old and sick, I tended to him as if he was one of the family -- because he was.