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U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods

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Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:45am

The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported Tuesday, with water growing scarcer in dry regions, torrential rains increasing in wet regions, heat waves becoming more common and more severe, wildfires growing worse, and forests dying under assault from heat-loving insects.

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Climate Study Puts Diplomatic Pressure on Obama

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Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:07pm

A sweeping new study on the effects of climate change — which the report says is already disrupting the lives and livelihoods of the poorest people across the planet — creates a diplomatic challenge for President Obama, who hopes to make action on both climate change and economic inequality hallmarks of his legacy.

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From Putin, a Blessing in Disguise

Published: 
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:55am
Category: 
Energy

There are a lot of people who seem intent on restarting the Cold War — in both Moscow and Washington. I am not one of them. But if we’re going to have a new Cold War, then I have one condition: I want a new moonshot.

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Poll: Americans see impact of global warming

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Fri, 12/20/2013 - 8:33am

Most Americans say global warming is serious and want the United States to address it, but their support for government regulations has fallen in recent years, says a poll Fridayconducted for USA TODAY.

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Greenhouse gases nearing highly dangerous levels, study finds

Published: 
Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:39pm
Category: 
Energy

Emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases are growing at such a rate that the world will probably exceed a safe limit in average global temperatures by the end of the century and veer into a higher temperature zone that would profoundly damage economic growth and most other aspects of life, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.