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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 09.05.2015 | 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.

Florida Bans the Term 'Climate Change'

Steven Newton | Posted 05.12.2015 | Science
Steven Newton

Instead of facing the reality of climate change, instead of taking practical steps such as the immediate construction of higher levees around Miami, Florida politicians hide their heads in sand -- at least for as long as there is beach sand left in Florida.

Biden: Denying Climate Change 'Like Denying Gravity'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green

Vice President Joe Biden took a strong stance against climate change deniers in an interview with VICE founder Shane Smith. The interview is part ...

Flooding Google: Google's New Headquarters and the Threat of Sea-Level Rise

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Google is a forward-looking company. But are they looking forward to, and planning for, the now-unavoidable impacts of climate change as they design new multi-billion dollar infrastructure investments? Are the rest of us?

James Gerken

Sea Levels Along The Northeast Rose Almost 4 Inches In Just 2 Years | James Gerken | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green

Sea levels across the Northeast coast of the United States rose nearly 3.9 inches between 2009 and 2010, according to a new study from researchers at ...

Report: New York City Could See Up To Six Feet Of Sea Level Rise This Century

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green

Climate change is already impacting New York City with rising temperatures and sea levels, which will only worsen as the century continues, according ...

Kate Sheppard

Feds Direct $8 Million To Native Communities To Address Effects Of Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of the Interior is directing $8 million to helping Native American communities address the effects of climate change...