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We’re under attack from climate change—and our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII.

Published: 
Mon, 08/22/2016 (All day)

In the North this summer, a devastating offensive is underway. Enemy forces have seized huge swaths of territory; with each passing week, another 22,000 square miles of Arctic ice disappears. Experts dispatched to the battlefield in July saw little cause for hope, especially since this siege is one of the oldest fronts in the war. “In 30 years, the area has shrunk approximately by half,” said a scientist who examined the onslaught. “There doesn’t seem anything able to stop this.”

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'I say Trump is a fraud,' Gov. Jerry Brown jabs in convention speech

Published: 
Tue, 08/02/2016 (All day)

Criticizing Republicans for their record on climate change, California Gov. Jerry Brown took aim at GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's onetime suggestion that the warming of the planet was fiction.

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Disappearing Icons: Re-imagining the National Parks After Climate Change

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Thu, 08/04/2016 (All day)

Many national parks were chosen for, and even named after, the country’s iconic natural sights, like sequoia trees, everglades and glaciers. Now, as the climate warms, many of these icons are beginning to disappear.

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Human-Caused Climate Change Gets Personal

Published: 
Wed, 07/20/2016 (All day)

Activists wanting to solve the crisis of human-caused climate change face a serious dilemma.  The threat appears neither close enough to get our sustained attention, nor distant enough to postpone doing something about it now. There’s a corollary problem: it’s too big a situation for my behavior to impact, but it is too critical to ignore.