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The Wheel Turns, the Boat Rocks, the Sea Rises

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
Rebecca Solnit

To make personal changes is to do too little. Only great movements, only collective action can save us now. Only is a scary word, but when the ship is sinking, it can be an encouraging one as well. It can hold out hope.

Making Room for More Water: Retreat from the Coast

Robin Bronen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Robin Bronen

The U.S. has a tremendous opportunity to develop a long-term strategy that adapts to predicted levels of sea level rise along with the increased intensity of storm surges from extreme weather events. The Obama Administration needs to implement the recommendation in the Bicameral Climate Change Task Force report now.

Scientists Identify Possible Cause Of Huge Ice Shelf Collapse

Reuters | Alister Doyle | Posted 09.12.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Warmer air triggered the collapse of a huge ice shelf off Antarctica in 2002, according to a ...

Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

Climate change has its sights on its next victim, and it's one of America's favorite vacation spots. Hawaii is known for its near perfect weather, ...

Louisiana Is Drowning. Quickly.

ProPublica | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

From Bob Marshall, The Lens, Brian Jacobs and Al Shaw, ProPublica: In just 80 years, some 2,000 square miles of its coastal landscape have turn...

So, How Much Will Antarctica Melt?

Climate Central | John Upton | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. One of the biggest question marks surrounding the fate of the planet’s coastlines is dangling ...

World's Largest Ice Sheets Melting At Fastest Rate Ever Recorded

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Green

Greenland and Antarctica are home to the two largest ice sheets in the world, and a new report released Wednesday says that they are contributing to s...

Coastal Flooding Becoming More Frequent In United States, Study Reveals

Reuters | Ryan McNeill | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green

July 28 (Reuters) - Flooding is increasing in frequency along much of the U.S. coast, and the rate of increase is accelerating along the Gulf of Mex...

WWII Soldiers' Bodies Washed Away By Rising Sea Levels

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent BONN, Germany, June 6 (Reuters) - Rising sea levels have washed the remains of at least 26 Japanese Wor...

Cities Take The Heat For Global Warming

Jack Skelley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

If McConnell and the rest of Washington's climate-change deniers think EPA rules will harm the economy, what do they think will be the impact of worldwide food riots and coastlines washed away?

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...

Shane Shifflett

How Rising Seas Could Sink Nuclear Plants On The East Coast

HuffingtonPost.com | Shane Shifflett | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green

In 2011, a tsunami sent waves as high as 49 feet crashing over the seawalls surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nucl...

A Senator's One-Fingered Salute to America's Military Leaders

William S. Becker | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
William S. Becker

Let's hope that the tide soon washes away not only skepticism, but also the skeptics who for one reason or another refuse to accept reality. When they occupy leadership positions in government and block responsible action, they are as much a threat to national security as the climate disruptions they ridicule.

This Is Your Country With 10 Feet Of Sea Level Rise

Climate Central | Ben Strauss | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. New research indicates that climate change has already triggered an unstoppable decay of the Wes...

The Climate Post: Cross State Air Pollution Rule Reinstated by Supreme Court

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The Supreme Court, in a 6-2 ruling, upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's rule to regulate pollution from coal-fired power plants that dri...

Earth Day: Treat Climate Change Like a Security Threat

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

What if someone told you war isn't real and it's just a conspiracy for the Armed Forces and defense contractors to get rich? Swap out the word "war" for "climate change" in the first sentence and you have the essence of my congressional colleagues' claim that climate change is just a left-wing conspiracy.

Kate Sheppard

New Jersey Residents Want To Reduce Coastal Risks, But They Don't Want To Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

New Jersey residents support efforts to protect coastal communities from the hazards of storms and flooding, but they don't want to pay for them, a ne...

Powerful New Showtime Series Tells the Story of Life in the Age of Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This story reveals once again that climate change isn't just about melting glaciers and polar bears. It's about people -- people losing their homes, their livelihoods, and their dreams for their children.

The Climate Post: IPCC Report Shares Dire News, Some Adaptation Measures

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Climate change risks dramatically increase the more Earth warms, but reducing greenhouse gas emissions lowers the risk of the most unwelcome consequen...

Kate Sheppard

Chris Christie's State Agencies Are Worried About Climate Change, Even If He Isn't

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

When it comes to climate change, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has been wishy-washy, at the least. "Climate change is real…[and] impacting ...

Kate Sheppard

New Obama Climate Push Uses 'Maps And Apps' To Convince Citizens To Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The Obama administration's Climate Data Initiative unveiled on Wednesday uses "maps and apps" to help convince Americans to make clima...

Kate Sheppard

White House Unveils New Project To Prepare For Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is set to unveil a new Climate Data Initiative on Wednesday to make government-held data more available to researchers a...

Kate Sheppard

Congress Just Undid The 1 Good Thing It's Done On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Congress approved changes to the federal flood insurance program in June 2012 that lawmakers said then would fix the program's problem...

Beyond Denial

Peter Neill | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Denial is just the front for something far worse. Denial asserts that there is no problem, and therefore there is no need for solution. There is no need for research.

Kate Sheppard

New Government Report Warns of 'Cascading System Failures' Caused By Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- From roads and bridges to power plants and gas pipelines, American infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, accord...