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No Time to Spare in Cutting Carbon Emissions
by David Ismay

There is still time to stop irreversible climate change if we act now. But we have to act fast or else the consequences will be dire and inescapable. That, in a nutshell, is what more than 90 of the top climate scientists from 40 countries around the world announced recently in a special report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the IPCC).

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ExxonMobil’s Revisionist History
by Veronica Eady

CLF is taking ExxonMobil to task for its decades-long cover-up of climate change impacts, which is leaving vulnerable Massachusetts communities directly in harm’s way. In response to pressure from public interest groups, Attorneys General, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Exxon has attempted to deflect attention away from its historic denial of climate change…

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The Most Important Thing You Will Read Today – The Clearest Statement on Climate Science From the Most Definitive Source
by Seth Kaplan

You just can’t find a more solid, conservative, reliable and grounded group than the American Geophysical Union.  Since 1919 the AGU has been the hub of the physical sciences in the United States providing a gathering place and information exchange for earth, air and space scientists and then communicating carefully reviewed scientific information to the…

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When Global Warming Attacks, People Won’t Take Action to Stop It
by Seth Kaplan

A sober, clean and depressing article from Inside Climate News details how scientists who work on climate are  grappling with the science and reality of global warming puts me in mind of a classic science fiction movie paradigm – they know something terrible is unfolding, but no one will listen ! Or in this case,…

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Reason to Believe In Taking Action on Global Warming
by Seth Kaplan

Climate Scientist Katherine Hayhoe is an evangelical Christian who sees her work and the need to protect the earth as deeply consistent with her faith. Read all about her at Climate Central.  Buy her book, co-written with her husband who, like Dr. Hayhoe, is a Professor at Texas Tech. He is also the Pastor of…

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Doctor Mann’s Courage
by Seth Kaplan

I am not the only person to find a sharp description of our unfortunate political and cultural situation in W.B. Yeats dark meditation on the aftermath of World War I: The Second Coming. Many remember that poem for the hair-raising question that comes at its end, “. . . what rough beast, its hour come…

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Doctor Yergin’s dilemma
by Seth Kaplan

Update – The debate about this phenomena continues.  See compilation of further ruminations about continued available petroleum and climate from a variety of powerful voices in another post from June 11, 2012.  And some of the same ideas are chewed on in an interesting op-ed by Reuters editor Chrystia Freeland in the August 9, 2012…