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How To Talk To A Climate Change Denier

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.24.2015 | Science

In the face of warmer air and ocean temperatures, rising sea levels, stronger storms and an increased risk of drought, fire and flood, scientists agre...

Watch How Rising Sea Levels Could Swallow Coastal Cities

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.24.2015 | Science

Scientists have given the world fair warning: Climate change could -- and likely will -- result in a catastrophic rise in global sea levels....

El Nino Adds to Louisiana's Many Coastal Threats

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.16.2015 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Storm surges and flooding in Orleans and parishes nearby this fall can be at least partly blamed on El Nino. This year's weather event is believed to be the most intense of its kind since 1997 or earlier, creating hazards for Louisiana's coastline.

Rapidly Melting Glacier Will Raise Sea Levels 'For Decades To Come'

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.13.2015 | Science

Global warming is claiming yet another massive glacier in Greenland, causing it to crumble into the Atlantic Ocean at an alarming rate. The ...

Pope Francis and the Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The Pope has been especially clear and vocal about his views of climate change as a real, pervasive, and devastating factor in today's world and that our understanding and response to the problem is essential to the future survival of all people worldwide.

More Than 400 U.S. Cities May Be 'Past The Point Of No Return' With Sea Level Threats

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.14.2015 | Science

Millions of Americans live in places where it's too late to slow the threat of rising sea levels, a new study warns, and researchers a...

New Zealand Deports Man Who Would Have Been First Climate Change Refugee

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.25.2015 | World

The man who could have been the world's first climate change refugee just got deported from the country where he had been seeking refuge for the past...

The Pope And The President's Climate Legacy

Tom Weis | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

We need a green energy moon shot and a bold national mobilization on the scale of World War II. Morality is crying out for us to heed what Pope Francis calls "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor" by becoming the next Greatest Generation.

Fossil Fuels: A Present We Can't Unwrap

Anders Levermann | Posted 10.11.2015 | Green
Anders Levermann

In only 200 years or so, we will have burned all fossil fuel on the planet. Coal, oil and gas are a gift to those who own them and as long as they can be sold for more than it costs to get them out the ground there is no economic brake for carbon emissions. We need to solve this problem

Study Predicts 200 Feet Of Sea Level Rise If All Fossil Fuels Are Burned

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.15.2015 | Science

"To be blunt: If we burn it all, we melt it all." So says Ricarda Winkelmann, the lead author of a new paper that paints a dire picture of o...

The European Migrant Crisis Is A Nightmare. Climate Change Will Make It Worse.

The Huffington Post | Peter Mellgard | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

The hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving in Europe or dying on the way to its shores could be a harbinger of things to come, researchers and po...

NASA: Sea Level Rise Likely To Get Much Worse

Reuters | Benjamin Hart | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green

Sea levels worldwide rose an average of nearly 3 inches (8 cm) since 1992, the result of warming waters and melting ice, a panel of NASA scientists s...

'Green News Report' - August 27, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; NASA warns at least 3 ft. o...

The Best Shot for Slowing Climate Impacts in Alaska and the Arctic

Durwood Zaelke | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Durwood Zaelke

In this drumbeat of bad news, however, there is a counterpoint of hope -- a strategy that can help slow warming in Alaska and the Arctic enough to avoid some of the worst impacts.

10 Years After Katrina, Louisiana Is Becoming A Model For Climate Resilience

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics

A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated coastal Louisiana, forcing 1.5 million residents to evacuate and causing $100 billion in damage, the regi...

Why People Of Faith Care About The Green Climate Fund

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 08.18.2015 | Religion
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

The tiny Pacific island nation of Kiribati became the first country to declare that global warming is rendering its lands uninhabitable, asking for help in evacuating its population. Such a rise would be enough to put large portions of the country literally underwater.

Earth's Ice Is Melting Much Faster Than Forecast. Here's Why That's Worrying.

Jason E. Box | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
Jason E. Box

COPENHAGEN -- Our climate models that predict how fast the glaciers are melting and the sea is rising don't take into account a lot of complex processes. Everything is happening faster than we thought it would.

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...

When a Brazilian Got Terrified in Greenland

Elaine Smith | Posted 07.17.2015 | Green
Elaine Smith

To go to Greenland was mind blowing, heartbreaking, painfully beautiful and terrifying, all at the same time.

Bobby Jindal Should Know Better

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.01.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Despite the strong case for action on climate change in Louisiana, Bobby Jindal just doesn't see the big deal. Jindal has been a leader of the "I'm not a scientist" camp of lame defenses.

Ecomodernism -- As Overly Optimistic About the Future as the Doom-and-Gloomers Are Overly Pessimistic

David Ropeik | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
David Ropeik

More than once in China, under a gloaming pall of poisonously polluted air I have watched oceans of people flood the streets and shops of Beijing or Chengdu or Guangzhou acquiring the material goods that they hope might improve their lives, and thought to myself "We're screwed. The earth just can't handle this."

Santorum's Political Theology of Climate Denial

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Former Pennsylvania Senator and recurring presidential hopeful, Rick Santorum, as a devoted Catholic, recently publicly sparred with the spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis.

Mammoth Antarctic Ice Shelf A Few Years From Disintegration

Posted 05.17.2015 | World

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The last intact section of one of Antarctica's mammoth ice shelves is weakening fast and will likely di...

Art and Climate Change - Inspiring a Sustainable Future

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Art allows people to relate to vast and often unfathomable concepts by engaging the heart and the senses. Art can break down big issues, like climate change, into small, digestible pieces.

On a 35th Anniversary, Revisiting Why We Trusted the 'Most Trusted Man in America' (VIDEO)

A. Siegel | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
A. Siegel

On April 3, 1980, Walter Cronkite, the so-called "most trusted man in America," spent a few minutes of the CBS Evening News exploring the implications of coal burning and its carbon dioxide emissions for global warming.