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Hey, I Tried to Warn You About Climate Change 30 Years Ago!

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

This is what it was called before it was referred to as "global warming," and then more accurately and broadly, "climate change." Back in the good old days we figured we still had plenty of time to address it. In that period, nuclear threat was the prime concern.

LEGO Quits Shell Over Arctic Drilling -- Who's Next?

Travis Nichols | Posted 10.10.2014 | Green
Travis Nichols

Shell is running out of places to hide. Today, LEGO announced it will be ending its 50-year relationship with the oil company after millions of people around the world called on the toymaker to put the partnership on ice.

"Put a Price on Carbon. Now."

Peter Bakker | Posted 09.25.2014 | Green
Peter Bakker

Business understands that the climate is changing, that humans are causing this, and most importantly what we can do to reverse the trend.

Business to Play a Key Role on Carbon Pricing

Georg Kell | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Georg Kell

Governmental steps on climate change will effectively be for naught if they don't force feed innovation and implementation that will produce energy solutions on a transformative scale.

World Spewed More Carbon Pollution Into The Air Last Year Than Ever Before

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever...

Lean In: The Prize for Bigger Action On Climate Change is Prosperity for All

Niall Dunne | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green
Niall Dunne

Above all, it is clarity, not complexity, that companies need -- which is why in addition to putting a price on carbon, BT supports a carbon labelling scheme for electricity, as one solution that would reward businesses for using low carbon and renewable energy.

#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 10.22.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.18.2014 | 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 10.17.2014 | 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 10.18.2014 | 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 10.04.2014 | 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.