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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

'Green News Report' - February 3, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In today's news report: EPA gives Obama reason to reject Keystone XL pipeline; Feds must account for rising sea levels; Scarborough calls liberals 'science deniers'; Extreme weather whiplash from Boston to San Francisco.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Moves To Protect Against Flooding From Rising Sea Levels

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Friday directing federal, state and local agencies to incorporate projections for s...

Hottest Year on Record: What Universities and Aid Agencies Can Do

Fron Nahzi | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Fron Nahzi

Providing the next generation with the skills and experience that could begin to reverse an impending global-scale ecologic crisis and bring us a bit closer to putting the planet and its population on a trajectory towards sustainability.

Climate Scientist and Mom Will be First Lady's Guest at the State of the Union

Dominique Browning | Posted 03.22.2015 | Green
Dominique Browning

Nicole Hernandez Hammer will be sitting in the First Lady's box as President Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address. To me, this signals the president's commitment to doing all he can to tackle the dangerous problem of climate pollution. And so I am celebrating.

Kate Sheppard

Meet The Climate-Researching Mom The Obamas Are Bringing To The State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Among the guests of first lady Michelle Obama for Tuesday's State of the Union address is a Florida-based climate researcher and activis...

The CEO Interview: Chad Nelsen, Surfrider Foundation

Lynda Decker | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Lynda Decker

Sunshine, soft sand beneath your feet, the squeals of children splashing in waves -- these are the memories of summer vacations. Chad Nelsen wants your children's children to have these memories too.

Hottest Year on Record, 2014, Brings Economic Opportunity

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

With 2014 weighing in as the hottest year on record, the window to mitigate global warming rapidly shrinks. It's time to eliminate the debate that action on climate change will harm economic growth.

Kate Sheppard

There Will Be Flood: NOAA Projects Effects Of Sea Level Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Most coastal regions of the United States will see 30 or more days of flooding by 2050 thanks to sea level rise, according to new resear...

Kate Sheppard

As The Planet Warms, A Remote Alaskan Town Shows Just How Unprepared We Are

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

The remote village of Shishmaref, Alaska, has been experiencing the effects of climate change first-hand. In the last decades, the island's shores hav...

Happy Thinks-giving

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology
Steven Crandell

Here's an idea. This year, turn Thanksgiving into Thinks-giving. Unplug. Yup. The whole day without digital engagement. No screens. No big balloon parades. No football.