It's time to talk about what a post-Sandy climate change plan must look like, to deal with the impacts we can no longer avoid and the dangerous effects we still have a chance to prevent.
It's interesting to note that like Romney, even Exxon shifts its position slightly when it becomes too costly to remain in total denial.
In isolation, each individual weather event might be explained away, but collectively they become symptomatic of an altered climate and reflect broader changes that climatologists have been predicting for decades.
Perhaps no major issue facing the entire world is more pressing than climate change, yet so far neither of our candidates for president have demonstrated that they are "awake" to either the impacts or the solutions.
North America Has Largest Increase in Human-Driven Climate Change Catastrophes of all the continents, say insurers, and it'll get worse, according to a major new study, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress.
It turns out that Saudi Arabia's days as world's largest oil producer may be numbered: The U.S. is now on track to take the spot after a recent surge in production that included the largest one-year gain in over 60 years.
One of the most visible and unintended consequences of global warming are bark beetles. Drought beget beetles. The U.S. is experiencing its worst drought in more than 50 years.
Every day is Earth Day, folks.
Relief from the drought is on the way, as the change in season typically brings cooler temperatures, more frequent precipitation and warmer soil -- prime conditions to both help settle the nation's agricultural turmoil and help homeowners nurse lawns back to health.
According to their latest survey, Yale found 74 percent believe global warming is affecting weather in the U.S. -- up from 69 percent in March 2012.
As NGOs shift our response from disaster to development -- teaching pastoralists who lost their herds to farm and other forms of livelihood diversification -- there are still many hungry people to feed.
The documentary Last Call at the Oasis identifies the global water crisis as the central issue of the 21st century. Water mayl become a weapon of war and a tool of terrorism in the post-2022 world.
We are a nation that stands up to our challenges and faces our problems, finding creative solutions and turning problems into opportunities. We can do that now. By developing green technologies and renewable energy, we are investing in our future, a tradition that has proven successful for America.
This past summer showed how under climate change, the resulting droughts could rob fracking operations of water, an essential ingredient needed to harvest oil and gas from shale deposits, reports Michael Klare at Tomdispatch.
The Washington Post breaks down what to expect now that the law governing many of our nation's farm policies has expired -- among the potential consequences: higher milk prices and the lapse of some conservation programs.
Fall may have arrived, but it hasn't brought an end to the great drought of 2012. My home state of Nebraska has been hit hard, with nearly 98 percent of the state still experiencing extreme or exceptional drought.