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Has the Earth's Missing Heat Been Found?

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.11.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Starting in about 2003, a slowdown in heat buildup was observed in the ocean while greenhouse gases continued to build up in the atmosphere, trapping more heat. Six years later Kevin Trenberth asked, where was the missing heat?

14 By 14, A Biblical Emissions Mandate: 14 (Percent Reduction) By (20)14

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb | Posted 04.08.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb

We should let our workers rest from their labors; and the Earth should be allowed to rest, too. Social, spiritual and ecological sustainability intertwine.

A Look at Our Energy Outlook

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.com.Steady as we go with energy but definitely not on our climate target. Presidential Disconnect? A little more than tw...

World Not Quite As Hot In 2011

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — The world last year wasn't quite as warm as it has been for most of the past decade, government scientists said Thursday, but it co...

Lynne Peeples

Flu Pandemics May Be Linked To Weather Patterns, Researchers Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green

A shifting global climate pattern could portend a flu pandemic, and possibly an opportunity to stop the virus early, a study suggests. The link, a...

Mild Winter Yields Strange Economic Patterns

AP | By JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Out of a relatively balmy winter have sprung some economic surprises. People have more cash in their pockets because they aren't turning u...

Truth and Consequences

Michael Brune | Posted 03.07.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

It's another warm, dry, sunny day here in San Francisco today. Highs might hit 70 degrees. Temperatures are in the 80s in Los Angeles, with a high of 90 in Fullerton. It's January 5. Has the weather been weird where you are, too?

The Climate Post: Fight Over Tar Sands Pipeline May Lead to Cancellation, "Huge" Consequences

Mason Inman | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

If the pipeline is approved, some environmental groups say they'll sue -- but if it is cancelled, the company proposing the pipeline, TransCanada, will probably reapply.

Imagine We Care About 'Imagine'

Carol Smaldino | Posted 03.02.2012 | Home
Carol Smaldino

On the Channel 4, WNBC New Year's Eve extravaganza a few minutes before midnight, Cee Lo Green sang -- instead of "No religion too" -- "all religions true," and it's so not okay

The Climate Post: As Eurozone Crisis Deepens, Fight to Save Emissions Trading Scheme Begins

Mason Inman | Posted 02.25.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

Prices in Europe's carbon emissions trading scheme have collapsed this year, in part because there were too many allowances in the system starting off, threatening the future of the whole market.

The Climate Post: Surprise Deal Emerges at United Nations Climate Talks

Mason Inman | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

In a surprise turnaround, the UN climate talks produced a new deal to eventually curb global emissions moving forward.

The Generals Know Best

Edward Flattau | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Some of our politicians consider global warming a hoax. Our military leaders consider global warming a threat to national security.

Making Sense of the Durban Climate Talks

Kassie Siegel | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
Kassie Siegel

The hard truth about the this year's climate conference in Durban, South Africa, is that the outcome is horrendously inadequate for the scale and immediacy of the climate problem we face.

Global Warming: What Happens When You Factor Out the Other Factors

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

2011-12-14-Screenshot20111214at6.04.10PM.jpg Has the warming trend slowed in the 2000s? Yes and no.

At Global Climate Talks, The U.S. and China Are Divided As Ever

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

The somewhat deflating reality surrounding the global climate talks in Durban, South Africa -- now hurtling toward another arguably empty conclusion -- is that success or failure is heavily contingent on the whims of just two countries: China and the United States. The two nations, after all, produce far more climate-warming gases than their nearest competitors, and their mutual, steely-eyed refusal to budge from their bedrock negotiating positions tends to render even the most conciliatory gestures among lesser polluters both quaint and meaningless.

"People Power" --  A New Song for the Climate Justice Movement

Rev. Lennox Yearwood | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
Rev. Lennox Yearwood

"People Power" is a new song written and sung by artists across the African continent in collaboration with the global Hip Hop community. The song tells the story of climate impacts across Africa, but it is also a call to action.

The Cost of Climate Change Is Jobs

David Foster | Posted 02.02.2012 | Green
David Foster

Whether in South Africa or in the United States, the cost of climate change is deep and far reaching. It's costing us money. It's costing us economic growth. And it's costing us jobs.

Healthy Rivers, Not Dammed Ones, Needed to Combat Climate Change

Lori Pottinger | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green
Lori Pottinger

A new 3-D Google Earth video illustrates three key reasons that large dams are the wrong response to climate change.

Obama Tar Sands Delay May Put Decision in Romney's Hands

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

The climate crisis is still spinning out of control and Obama is seeking to split the difference. Unfortunately, splitting the difference doesn't work when you're dealing with planetary physics.

Climate Change, White Roofs, and Common Sense

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Of all the geoengineering ideas, the one often cited as the simplest, most obvious one, the one we should get started on right away is painting roofs white -- after all how can that not help? How indeed.

The Climate Post: Big Businesses' Call for Climate Action: Strong Treaty, More Aid

Mason Inman | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

A group of large investors urged governments to forge a binding treaty at upcoming climate negotiations in South Africa, and said global spending has not been nearly enough to keep warming below 2 degrees Celsius.

Marvelous Maples May Migrate -- Thanks to Global Warming

Neil Wagner | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Neil Wagner

The maple is just one of the many trees making a shift northward, indicative of longer growing seasons and warmer temperatures.

Worst States for Retirement 2011

Richard Barrington | Posted 12.11.2011 | Fifty
Richard Barrington

For the second year in a row, MoneyRates.com has ranked the best and worst U.S. states for retirement. We based our rankings on four factors: economic factors, climate, life expectancy and crime rate.

Best States for Retirement 2011

Richard Barrington | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

Your best place to retire depends on highly personal factors. You care about proximity of friends and family, cultural and natural attractions or maybe the presence of a favorite professional sports team.

With Deaths Of Forests, A Loss Of Crucial Climate Protectors

New York Times | Justin Gillis | Posted 12.01.2011 | Green

WISE RIVER, Mont. — The trees spanning many of the mountainsides of western Montana glow an earthy red, like a broadleaf forest at the beginning of ...