climate change

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Will Climate Get Some Respect Now?

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Wed, 10/31/2012 (All day)

President Obama and Mitt Romney seemed determined not to discuss climate change in this campaign. So thanks to Hurricane Sandy for forcing the issue: Isn’t it time to talk not only about weather, but also about climate?

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Chris Matthews Calls Climate Change Deniers 'Pigs' (VIDEO)

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Wed, 10/31/2012 (All day)
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Following the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, Chris Matthews laid into individuals—including politicians and major funders—who deny climate change theories.

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Aid Groups Push for Clean Energy

Published: 
Mon, 10/08/2012 (All day)

BARCELONA—When Samantha Smith started working for the World Wildlife Fund more than a decade ago, she was stationed in the Arctic, where her work focused on the species she was trying to protect in that habitat.

‘‘I had my encounters with polar bears,’’ she said.

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The Social Cost of Carbon: How to Do the Math?

Published: 
Tue, 09/18/2012 (All day)
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Energy

This year’s presidential campaign has shown that a gulf exists between the two candidates on America’s energy future — at least in theory.

Mitt Romney opposes renewal of the federal wind energy tax credit and champions the exploitation of fossil fuels. President Obama advocates an “all of the above” strategy on energy but — after a period of silence on the issue — implicitly evoked the dangers of runaway emissions at the Democratic convention by warning that climate change is indeed a threat.

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New York Is Lagging as Seas and Risks Rise, Critics Warn

Published: 
Mon, 09/10/2012 (All day)
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Water

With a 520-mile-long coast lined largely by teeming roads and fragile infrastructure, New York City is gingerly facing up to the intertwined threats posed by rising seas and ever-more-severe storm flooding.

So far, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has commissioned exhaustive research on the challenge of climate change. His administration is expanding wetlands to accommodate surging tides, installing green roofs to absorb rainwater and prodding property owners to move boilers out of flood-prone basements.