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Obama On Climate Change Faces High Expectations, And High Hurdles, In Second Term

Published: 
Thu, 01/17/2013 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

On the night of his re-election, President Barack Obama described grand ambitions for his second term, including a desire to bequeath to future generations a nation not only free of debt and unencumbered by inequality, but also one "that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet."

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Heat, Flood or Icy Cold, Extreme Weather Rages Worldwide

Published: 
Fri, 01/11/2013 (All day)

WORCESTER, England — Britons may remember 2012 as the year the weather spun off its rails in a chaotic concoction of drought, deluge and flooding, but the unpredictability of it all turns out to have been all too predictable: Around the world, extreme has become the new commonplace.

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2012 Hottest Year On Record For Lower 48 States, NOAA Confirms

Published: 
Tue, 01/08/2013 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

It’s official: 2012 was the warmest year on record in the lower 48 states, as the country experienced blistering spring and summer heat, tinderbox fire weather conditions amid a widespread drought, and one of the worst storms to ever strike the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

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Climate change won't wait

Published: 
Mon, 01/07/2013 (All day)
Category: 
None

Obama appears unwilling or unable to take the tough steps to deal with global warming. In Washington over Presidents Day weekend, the largest environmental demonstration in years will try to prod him.

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Sandy and the winds of change

Published: 
Fri, 11/02/2012 (All day)

Even as Sandy underwent its bizarre metamorphosis from hurricane to winter storm, the question arose in many inquiring minds (at least those not beholden to a solemn oath of climate-change denial): Was this historic storm a symptom of global warming? Climate science has two ready answers: Absolutely! And, of course not!