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The Aliens Have Landed

Published: 
Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:03pm

In the ’30s, as Germany rearmed, we said, “Yeah, France can handle that.” Earlier this week, the Panzer Corps of climate change zoomed right around our Maginot line of denial, and we all became the retreating French.

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UN Scientific Panel Releases Report Sounding Alarm On Climate Change Dangers

Published: 
Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:02am
Category: 
Energy

If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday.

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White House Will Focus on Climate Shifts While Trying to Cut Greenhouse Gases

Published: 
Sat, 11/02/2013 - 8:43am
Category: 
Energy

The White House is expected to take new steps on Friday to help society adapt to global warming, an acknowledgment that worldwide efforts to control emissions will be inadequate to head off big climatic shifts.

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Super Typhoon Haiyan Is a Wake-Up Call for UN Climate Summit

Published: 
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 9:23am

The timing is tragically ironic. As Super Typhoon Haiyan -- one of the strongest storms ever recorded -- smashes into the Philippines, sending millions fleeing for safety, negotiators from around the world are beginning to arrive in Warsaw, Poland for the latest installment of the United Nations Climate Talks, COP 19.

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Climate Change Will Cause More Energy Breakdowns, U.S. Warns

Published: 
Fri, 07/12/2013 - 9:41pm
Category: 
Energy

The nation’s entire energy system is vulnerable to increasingly severe and costly weather events driven by climate change, according to a report from the Department of Energy to be published on Thursday.