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Why Obama’s trip to the Florida Everglades is a shrewd move in the climate debate

It may not be as obvious a climate symbol as the rapidly warming Arctic. But with President Obama’s climate-focused visit on Earth Day, Everglades National Park could take on new significance as a politically potent case study of how global warming directly impacts people living in the United …

Everglades

Sustainability Is The Western Myth Of Eternal Life

<b></b>In his latest reflections on where we are going and where we ought to be going Malcom McIntosh states that:<p>“Sustainability is the Western myth of eternal life and the transcendence of nature. I feel happier thinking about adaptation, resilience, impermanence, respect – and harmony.”<p>These two …

Sustainable Development Goals

The car of the future — the very near future — might be driven by the wind

In a city bursting with 20th century history and 21st century glitz, the scrap of Berlin I’ve found myself in on a grey winter’s morning is the definition of ordinary, an American-style mini-mart /gas station where my companions and I are ordering bad coffee to a soundtrack of generic schmaltzy pop.<p>…

Renewable Energy

In Historic Turn, CO2 Emissions Flatline in 2014, Even as Global Economy Grows

A key stumbling block in the effort to combat global warming has been the intimate link between greenhouse gas emissions and economic growth. When times are good and industries are thriving, global energy use traditionally increases and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions also go up. Only when …

Fossil Fuels

SXSW: Gore says climate-change deniers should pay political price

AUSTIN, Texas — Former Vice President Al Gore on Friday called on SXSW attendees to punish climate-change deniers, saying politicians should pay a price for rejecting “accepted science.”<p>Gore said smart investors are moving away from companies tied to fossil fuels and toward companies investing in …

Climate

Banning Phrases Like 'Climate Change' And 'Global Warming' Might Actually Help Florida Take Action

That's good, because they need to act fast<p>Yesterday, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that officials in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) were banned from using the phrases “climate change” and “global warming.”<p>The DEP is responsible for studying and …