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#DirtyDenier$ Day 20: Senator James Inhofe

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Though the winds often come sweeping down the plains in Oklahoma, they have not blown hard enough to clear away the misguided, misleading views of Sen. James Inhofe. Inhofe is a top ranking Dirty Denier because of his campaign funding from dirty sources and his terrible votes against the environment.

Dirty Denier$ Day 19: Congressman Fred Upton

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

It's time for Congressman Upton to once again reinvent himself. It's time to stop being a Dirty Denier$ and start being a clean energy champion for his state.

Dirty Denier$ Day 18: Congressman Ed Whitfield

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Congressman Whitfield should learn the many benefits of reducing pollution. Lives saved, asthma attacks prevented, and heart attacks avoided just to name a few.

Dirty Denier$ Day 17: Congressman Rodney Davis

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Rep. Rodney Davis is far out of step with most Americans who want clean air, land, water and for the government to do something about climate change. And he needs to show some leadership by embracing his own words by taking action on climate change.

Dirty Denier$ Day 16: Congressman Henry Cuellar

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

We did a little digging and found an interesting pattern. It turns out that while Rep. Cuellar's pro-environment votes went way, way down, his contributions from the oil & gas industry went up -- way, way up.

This Film Narrated By Leo DiCaprio Presents A Clear Climate Change Solution: Price Carbon

Tree Media | Leila Conners | Posted 08.22.2014 | World

By Leila Conners -- Tree Media Ahead of the 2014 UN Climate Summit on Sept. 23, "Carbon" attempts to move the debate forward, exploring how go...

DirtyDenier$ Day 15: Congressman Steve Daines

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Reading through Montana Rep. Steve Daines' list of campaign contributors is like looking at a who's who of dirty polluters.

DirtyDenier$ Day 14: Pat Toomey

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

One look at Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey's voting record in 2013 explains why he is the winner of our next Dirty Denier$ award. He voted against every piece of environmental legislation except one.

#DirtyDenier$ Day 13: Congressman Tom Latham

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Congressman Tom Latham represents a large, windy district in Iowa. But unfortunately the winds of change don't seem to have blown strongly enough to change his outdated views on energy and climate policy.

#DirtyDenier$ Day 12: Rob Portman

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Despite his easy smile, when it comes to energy and climate, Sen. Rob Portman is a conflicted man. On the one hand, he's a cosponsor of a bipartisa...

#DirtyDenier$ Day 11: Congressman Mike Coffman

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Rep. Coffman isn't willing to simply trumpet his denialism, probably because voters in Colorado (where Coffman represents a district of suburban Denver with an almost equal number of Republicans and Democrats) believe global warming is happening and are worried about it.

How Did Western Civilization End? A Noted Historian Of Science Looks Back -- From 2093

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

"The Collapse of Western Civilization" is the clearest, shortest explanation of the science of climate change and its consequences I've seen.

Has Climate Change Denial Ever Been This Uncomfortable?

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green

"The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler," said Princeton University professor William Happer w...

Your Climate Bill Is Due

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

Attacking the climate crisis simply by trying to reduce man-made emissions is like trying to get your finances under control by just paying off credit card debt.

The Power of a Plan

Michael Brune | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Kudos to the EPA. But you know what? We've already seen some important results from this plan that -- if not quite "accidental" -- were by no means a sure thing, either.

Can We Depoliticize EPA and Bergdahl Debate? (So Far, No.)

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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BSN assumes that a) man-made carbon is accelerating warming & b) the Bergdahl swap was a 51-49 decision. Within these boundries, Lowry/Reagan clash over the EPA rule's "war on coal" and the price we paid to bring home the Afghan War's last American POW. In both, Obama acts on "Yes we can" while GOP critics say "Yes but."

Leader of Attack on Obama Global Warming Plan? Rudy Giuliani's Firm

David Halperin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
David Halperin

These are Giuliani's men on the ground seeking to block measures that could slow global warming. But what of Giuliani himself?

CO2 Levels Topped 400 PPM Throughout The Northern Hemisphere Last Month

Reuters | Posted 07.26.2014 | Green

By Tom Miles GENEVA, May 26 (Reuters) - Carbon dioxide levels throughout the northern hemisphere hit 400 parts per million (ppm) for t...

You Are Already Paying a Price On Carbon

Keith Gaby | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

When something is "free", we end up paying the cost somewhere else in the system.

The Gigantic Hole In ExxonMobil's Doughnut

Bevis Longstreth | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Bevis Longstreth

ExxonMobil, in negotiations with shareholder activists that led to withdrawal of their shareholder proposals, agreed to report to shareholders on climate change. I hope scientists the world around will deconstruct the edifice ExxonMobil has erected.

Carbon Delirium

Michael T. Klare | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Michael T. Klare

Overcoming individual addiction to narcotic substances is never an easy task; resisting our addiction to carbon will prove no easier. However, the sooner we recast the climate issue as a public health problem, akin to drug addiction, the sooner we will be able to fashion effective strategies for averting its worst effects.

CO2 Levels On Track To Top 400 PPM For A Month

Posted 03.18.2014 | Green

From Climate Central's Brian Kahn: Last year, atmospheric carbon dioxide briefly crossed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history....

One Solution to Climate Change and Growing Healthier Food Is Right Under Our Feet

Barbra Streisand | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Barbra Streisand

The critics say we need industrial agriculture to feed the growing population of the world. We're told that we cannot go back to natural, regenerative, organic farming as the way we grow our food. In short, this isn't true.

Cultivating Wildness

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

For all of you lazy buns out there who don't want to start a garden but still want to help heal nature (and humanity, by the way), I have an idea fo...

The Gravitational Pull of Planet Carbon

Michael T. Klare | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Michael T. Klare

In recent years, largely thanks to the dampening effects of the Great Recession, U.S. carbon emissions were in decline (though they grew by 2 percent in 2013). Still, whatever the president may claim, we're not heading toward a "cleaner, safer planet." If anything, we're heading toward a dirtier, more dangerous world.