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Climate Impacts

Kate Sheppard

History Under Water: Climate Change Imperils Historic, Cultural Sites

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

On a bright, unseasonably hot morning in early May, Susan Meredith pushed her kayak off the banks of the Little Blackwater River, a shallow, 15-mile t...

Kate Sheppard

Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.04.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Climatic changes -- and the results of those changes -- could occur within decades or even sooner, and they are becoming a greater conce...

The Number That Really Counts

William S. Becker | Posted 11.10.2013 | Science
William S. Becker

The next report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), due to be released later this month, may cause some heat of its own accordi...

Forced Migration? Facing an Uncomfortable Future

American Anthropological Association | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
American Anthropological Association

Currently the U.S. has no unified federal program that provides guidance and funding for the relocation of affected communities such as those in Alaska that are pummeled by coastal storms.

Why We Must Put Nature Back to Work, Part 2

William S. Becker | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

At a time when government funding is strained, can nature offer some of the protection that engineered structures were built to provide? And can nature do it at lower cost?

A Silver Lining in Sandy? (Part 3)

William S. Becker | Posted 01.29.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

When it comes to solving problems, elected officials are inclined to support solutions that allow people to keep behaving as they always have, but with less damage. That's how it has been with America's response to weather-related disasters. It's a response that won't work anymore.

Killing Us With Coal: Why Do We Let Them Do It?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

How can it be that investment in clean energy is heading for a disappointing drop in 2012 while the International Energy Agency warns that without a radical change in direction, in just a few short years we will have closed the door to limiting global temperature rise to 2°?

Be Heard on Keystone XL Pipeline Today

Anne Butterfield | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Anne Butterfield

Oddly, the State Department's environmental review process of the Keystone XL pipeline, carrying bitumen products from one of the planet's greatest bastions of climate wrecking carbon, does not include a consideration of climate impacts.

The World Begins to 'Connect the Dots'

Jamie Henn | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Jamie Henn

Striking images and video are beginning to stream in from more than 1,000 events in more than 100 countries where people are "connecting the dots" between climate change and extreme weather.

Do You Really Know What Your Business Does?

John Friedman | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
John Friedman

The fact is we so often get caught up on the tactics of what our companies or organizations make day to day that we lose sight completely of what it is they really do.

Will Climate Change Chill Obama's Legacy?

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

Obama is the leader most likely to be blamed 20 or 30 years from now when people around the world are suffering from intense, diverse and irreversible stresses from climate change.

Unavoidable Climate Change -- Past the Point of No Return

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

The world has missed the opportunity to avoid serious, damaging human-induced climate change. How bad it ultimately gets depends on how much longer Congress hides behind political ideology, and religion to deny the reality of climate change.

Not Great News for the Allergy Sufferers Among Us...

A. Siegel | Posted 05.26.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Global warming has almost certainly already made allergy conditions worse and we've only seen the tip of the iceberg so far. Time to stock up on Benadryl and consider buying some drug company stocks.