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Kudos to RI’s Whitehouse and Allies for Introducing Climate Change Adaptation Legislation
by Seth Kaplan

Tricia Jedele, director of  CLF Rhode Island, responded enthusiastically to new climate change adaptation legislation introduced today by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Senator Max Baucus of Montana. The Safeguarding America’s Future and Environment Act (SAFE) Act would require federal natural resource agencies to plan for the projected long-term effects of climate change,…

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Discovery Channel wimps out – Not airing pivotal climate episode of acclaimed “Frozen Planet” series
by Seth Kaplan

The good news: cable TV outlet the Discovery Channel co-produced, with the BBC,  a nature series about the polar regions entitled Frozen Planet working with award winning director David Attenborough.   Discovery has proudly announced their co-ownership of the series, which is airing in Britain now (and apparently is quite hit) and will be shown in…

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Nature is tapping us on the shoulder too, but her pockets are empty. Is that why the Senate isn’t listening?
by Tricia Jedele

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island took the Senate floor yesterday in defense of science and reason – two topics that seldom seem to influence the decisionmaking of the Senate lawmakers these days when it comes to climate change.  Speaking out against the two big lies permeating the halls of congress: 1) environmental regulations are…

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How a changing climate has messed with Texas: a cautionary tale.
by Seth Kaplan

National Public Radio offers an excellent in depth piece about how the long running and devastating drought is permanently changing Texas. The climate science is absolutely clear that such droughts are part of the effects of a warming globe (if you are a real wonk take a look at the academic papers on the changing…

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Jeff Jacoby is in denial . . .
by Seth Kaplan

I finally got around to posting a blog entry about the latest report by the International Energy Agency about the terrible trajectory that our species is putting the planet’s climate but then I saw that Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby had weighed in with good news.

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The real climategate
by Seth Kaplan

Global Warming is real . . .  and I don’t just say that because it is really hot outside. Yet again the core science presented by such reliable sources as the National Research Council has been vindicated. As the New York Times reports a fifth official commission report (know as the “Muir Report”)  has come…