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Denialism and the 'Scientific Consensus': Naomi Oreskes' Attacks on Nuclear Energy and GMOs Expose Deep Divide Among Environmentalists

Jon Entine | Posted 02.05.2016 | Science
Jon Entine

Oreskes' blanket dismissal of crop biotechnology because of fears of potential collateral consequences--without detailing any actual reality-based dangers--is a classic tactic wielded by anti-modernists, from Ehrlich to Friends of the Earth and Center for Food Safety.

The smog of war

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Eric Ehrmann

President Barack Obama, seeking to shape his legacy, said that COP 21 makes the United States, which did not ratify the earlier Kyoto Protocol, "the w...

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.

Naomi Oreskes and Hypocrisy. Using the Same Tactics to Attack Nuclear Power That She Criticizes in Merchants of Doubt

David Ropeik | Posted 12.22.2015 | Green
David Ropeik

Naomi Oreskes is cherry-picking and distorting scientific evidence to cloud the public understanding of scientific facts to advance a political agenda.

Global Climate Change Summit Ends With Agreement to Agree, Actual National Plans Falling Far Short, and Some California Coups

William Bradley | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
William Bradley

Once the cheering, perhaps as much a matter of relief for at last having the beginnings of a real agreement as anything else, dies down, a process of years-long pressuring, prodding, chivvying, and inspiring will take place. Or, perhaps better put, it had damn well better take place if this planet is going to remain habitable for humanity.

Legendary Climate Scientist Is Not Impressed With The Paris Talks

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.12.2015 | World

Global leaders may have approved a historic climate change agreement in Paris, but James Hansen, a former NASA scientist and pioneer of climate ...

A Historic Climate Win, Keystone XL's Unfinished Business And Obama's Shaky Climate Legacy

Tom Weis | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

Knowing few would hold him accountable during the heated presidential race with Mitt Romney, Obama used the campaign as political cover to deliver Keystone South to TransCanada.

Paris, From Terror to Nukes

Nathan Currier | Posted 12.03.2015 | Green
Nathan Currier

It is fascinating to see subtly commingled over the UN COP21 climate conference in Paris the shadows cast directly by such terror alongside the fruits of another far less visible, far more subtle campaign of excessive fear - an exaggerated fear of nuclear energy, that is.

The Curious Politics of Global Warming and Nuclear Power

Charles B. Strozier | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Charles B. Strozier

Democratic and Republican presidential contenders have failed to clarify their own ideas about the future of nuclear power within our energy mix, and the time is ripe for a meaningful public conversation.

Do Unto Future Generations as You Wish Past Ones Had Done Unto You

Jostein Gaarder | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Jostein Gaarder

We need to add a new dimension to the Golden Rule: you shall do unto the next generation what you wished the previous generation had done to you. We have no right to hand over a planet that is in a more miserable condition than the planet we ourselves have had the good fortune to live on.

Damned If You Do, Damned if You Don't: The Conundrum of COP21

Sebastian Copeland | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics
Sebastian Copeland

In a few short months, world delegates will descend on Paris to debate over an acceptable framework on energy policies for their respective countries, one designed to hold global temperatures to a 2C degree increase over preindustrial levels. If this feels like a familiar film, it's because we have been there before.

Interview With UN Climate Change Report Author: "Avarice Has Overcome Fear"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

"In September, a few decades from now, our rich, colorful planet will display to a traveler in space only one white polar ice cap instead of two. Ther...

Civic Disobedience and Climate Change

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 08.05.2015 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

Is the practice of civil disobedience justified, in regard to climate change? Unlike war and racism, the effects of global warming are neither clear nor immediate -- though in fact the danger is quickly becoming clearer, as California dries up and wild fires run through the West.

'Green News Report' - July 28, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Hillary Clinton pledges to go big -- very big -- on solar; Jeb Bush calls for eliminating all energy subsidies; PLUS: New study suggests worst case sea level rise may happen much sooner than previously thought... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

'Green News Report' - July 28, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Hillary Clinton pledges to go big -- very big -- on solar; Jeb Bush calls for eliminating all energy subsidies; PLUS: New study suggests worst case sea level rise may happen much sooner than previously thought... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

Former Top NASA Scientist Predicts Catastrophic Rise In Sea Levels

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON -- One of the nation's most recognizable names in climate science, Dr. James Hansen, released a new paper this week warning that even 2 de...

Pushing Up

Kathy Kelly | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Kathy Kelly

Many of us have not endured the horrors that drive 22 veterans a day, and countless poor in world regions that U.S. empire has touched, to the final act of despair. I would like to think we can lift hopes and perhaps bring comfort to those around us by radically sharing resources and learning to join courageous others in the work at hand.

Climate Change Concerns Bring Activist Heat at Top Universities

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
The GroundTruth Project

At two of the world's most influential universities, the focus on global warming at both an establishment and grassroots level could signal a renewed push among academic circles to force action on climate change.

Kate Sheppard

Scientists Call On Smithsonian And Other Museums To Reject Fossil Fuel Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of prominent scientists is lobbying science museums in the United States to stop accepting funding from fossil fuel interests. ...

350,000 Marchers = 50 Parts Per Million

Nathan Currier | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Nathan Currier

Keep this in mind if you are trying to contemplate how big a deal it is that some 350,000 people came out into the streets of Manhattan, the capital of capitalism, the cultural heart of the nation where manufactured denial has most stymied action.

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Be the 'Disruption'

Abel Collins | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Abel Collins

We are closer to this tipping point than we realize, and each new pair of boots on the ground brings us a step closer. In New York and beyond, if we hope to stop business and politics as usual, me must be the disruption.

Emissions Without Borders: The Problem With Greenhouse Gas

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

We can fence national boundaries with concrete and barbed wire, but unseen CO2 emissions are released into a border-less atmosphere. Right now, we are on track to triple these emissions by century's end.

Climate Change Advocate Goes Rogue!

James A. Cusumano, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
James A. Cusumano, Ph.D.

Dr. James Hansen, a leading world expert on climate change, has brought me great disappointment. On Nov. 3, 2013, Dr. Hansen decided to support the construction of large numbers of nuclear plants as a way to save the day for climate change.

Understanding The National Review's Climate Change Coverage

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

Note that in this column, Goldberg does not declare climate change a hoax. Of course, if he did so, he would, in essence, label his NR colleague Jim Manzi a liar, and he's not about to do that. So if it isn't a hoax, one has to ask: How does he think the GOP should address this issue?