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Climate Crisis

How to Talk to Climate Skeptics? Stick to the Basics

Kelly Rigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

The first question is actually whether you should deal with them at all. But if you do decide to go head-to-head, I would offer some advice.

The Koch Brothers' Climatologist

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Russ Baker

The other day, USA Today ran an article reporting that 2010 had tied 2005 as the warmest year since record-keeping began in 1880. But what really caught my eye was who they chose to question the significance of the news.

Why the Wild Winter Weather?

Paul R. Epstein, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul R. Epstein, M.D., M.P.H.

Winter weather has been especially harsh this year, as it was last year. Scientists have long predicted that weather across the Northern Hemisphere could get colder with global warming. How might this work?

Macrowikinomics: Wikinomics Meets the Energy Grid

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Don Tapscott

To really tip the scale in favor of green energy, we need an infusion of Wikinomics principles. The need for cross-sector collaboration in developing and scaling new technologies is paramount.

Climate Communications: Time to Up the Ante

Kelly Rigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Whatever you think about the Cancun Agreements, there's no doubt that the climate movement needs to up its game in 2011.

From Cancún Compromises to Concrete Action: We Don't Need a Binding Deal to Act Now on Efficiency

Roger Platt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Roger Platt

What if you were told that the United Nations -- and its scientists and economists -- had already identified the biggest opportunity for greenhouse g...

The Human Climate: A Real Ecological Crisis

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

No matter how much we feel we care about our planet, to be confronted with the parts of ourselves that we may have amputated can be more alarming than anything else.

Look Beyond The UN For Climate Solutions

Tommy Stadlen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tommy Stadlen

Some argue we must trust the private sector to make green development profitable enough to slow warming. This is wishful thinking. Win-win opportunities exist, but not to the extent required to cut emissions radically.

What Happened (and Why): An Assessment of the Cancún Agreements

Robert Stavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Stavins

The acceptance of the Cancún Agreements suggests that the international diplomatic community may now recognize that incremental steps in the right direction are better than acrimonious debates over unachievable targets.

Fox News Manipulates Climate Coverage

Al Gore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Al Gore

Fox News has consistently delivered false and misleading information to its viewers about the climate crisis. New leaked emails now suggest that this bias comes directly from the executives responsible for their news coverage.

Climate Change Endangers Public Health in the United States

Cecil B. Wilson, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cecil B. Wilson, M.D.

The urgency for climate change solutions is rapidly increasing and leading medical and public health groups across the country agree: climate change is hazardous to our health.

Building Blocks for a Climate Agreement

Gro Brundtland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gro Brundtland

In the transition to a low-carbon economy, a global registry of national targets for renewable energy and efficiency could lead to a "race to the top" -- a race that Denmark could win just as easily as its bigger neighbors.

Building Blocks Toward Global Climate Action

Timothy E. Wirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Timothy E. Wirth

Rather than bemoan our human frailty, let us resolve to make what progress we can on climate change, when we can. Its rising impacts -- on our poorest neighbors today and on our children tomorrow -- demand no less.

The Next Crash Will Be Ecological -- and Nature Doesn't Do Bailouts

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Johann Hari

The world's governments are gathering next week in Cancun with no momentum and very little pressure from their own populations to stop the ecological vandalism that has caused the hottest year on record.

The G-20: Fighting for a Safe Spot on the Deck of the Titanic

Ervin Laszlo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ervin Laszlo

The ship is heading toward a iceberg, while passengers squabble to secure a spot on the upper deck. Does that make sense? To the leaders of the world's twenty richest nations, it apparently does.

Cities sign on to climate action

Marcelo Ebrard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marcelo Ebrard

Cities have sent a strong message to national governments ahead of the upcoming round of climate talks, scheduled to begin in Cancún, Mexico, at the ...

A Year After Copenhagen, California Shows the Green Revolution Is Alive and Well

Arnold Schwarzenegger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Arnold Schwarzenegger

The special interests that profit from fossil fuels will not wither away and die without a fight. They have deep pockets, and they will stop at nothing to disrupt and delay this historic transition. So let's stand up to them.

Upside Down on Clean Energy

David Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Fenton

In America today, the truth is upside down on clean energy. We have allowed ourselves to be successfully tarred as the people who will hurt the economy by the fossil fuel forces who will guarantee the economic decline of America.

The Media Has Failed in Covering the Climate Crisis

Al Gore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Al Gore

Our media has a responsibility to educate the public on issues affecting the planet. Covering the climate crisis only as a political issue shields from public view the vital scientific and moral elements of the debate.

Macrowikinomics: Opening the Kimono on Climate Change

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Don Tapscott

The best way to counter back-room lobbying and misinformation about climate change is not to hunker down as some climate scientists have, but to foster greater transparency and open debate around the risks of not acting now.

Climate Scientists: It's War

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

A group of some 700 climate scientists have agreed to speak out as experts on questions about global warming and the role of man-made air pollution.

Standing Up Against the Oil Lobby, in California and Beyond

Al Gore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Al Gore

Attacks from the oil lobby aren't over, and its reach is spreading. Critical federal laws like the Clean Air Act and state climate change laws must be defended, in California and beyond.

What Can Nutrition Science Teach Us About Climate Response?

Wood Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wood Turner

The food-consuming public, especially in the United States, seems programmed for black-and-white oversimplification: low-fat diets, high-protein diets, French diet, chocolate, red wine, and so on.

We Worked: Pictures From the Biggest Day of Climate Action in History

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

We have to build a movement big enough to matter. We're not going to beat Exxon Mobil with money; if we beat them it will be with passion, spirit, creativity. With bodies.

Climate Change Action Is Economic Common Sense

Gordon Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gordon Brown

Low carbon technologies, renewables and balanced energy polices -- and their export potential -- represent a new way of living that can help free us from today's high unemployment and the specter of economic stagnation.