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How Climate Change Is Destroying Our National Parks

America's national parks are being adversely affected by climate change, with temperatures becoming more extreme in recent years compared to the historical norms of the last century, a new study by the National Park Service (NPS) finds.<p>"These changes will have implications for what visitors see and …

U.N. climate report: We must focus on “decarbonization,” and it won’t wreck the economy

So far, climate change is following the plot of an epic disaster movie.<p>In the last few years, giant megafires have burned out of control, we’ve been …

Answers to the top ten global warming 'skeptic' arguments

Posted on 6 May 2014 by dana1981<p>Roy Spencer is one of the less than 3% of climate scientists whose research suggests that humans are playing a …

Drought Now Covers 100% of California

And the snowpack is melting quickly, too.<p>California's drought has finished its conquest of the state: 100 percent of the land here is now in a drought condition, and 96 percent of it is in a severe, extreme, or exceptional drought.<p>"This week marks the first time in the 15-year history of the USDM …

California governor issues second drought emergency proclamation | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California’s drought is so severe that the state will roll back some environmental protections and loosen the rules on transferring water to farmers, Governor Jerry Brown said on Friday.<p>California Governor Jerry Brown walks onstage to speak at the 2014 California Democrats …

Coal pollution rules upheld: 3 major winners in today’s Supreme Court decision

The court upheld the EPA’s right to regulate emissions that cross state lines<p>In a 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court voted Tuesday to uphold one of several EPA rules aimed at regulating harmful emissions from coal-fired power plants under the Clean Air Act. This particular rule gives the agency power …

Deep Decarbonization

Wherever the oil, coal, or gas industry is a large economic player, politicians typically are afraid to tell the truth about the need for low-carbon …

Chris Hayes: Thomas Piketty is misunderstood, and the climate crisis is worse than you think

The MSNBC star talks with Salon about the fight to save the planet, income inequality, Thomas Piketty and more<p>In "The New Abolitionism," his latest essay for the Nation, MSNBC host and Nation editor-at-large Chris Hayes presents a new way to view the climate crisis that is intriguing and terrifying …

Climate change is clear and present danger, says landmark US report

Climate change has moved from distant threat to present-day danger and no American will be left unscathed, according to a landmark report due to be unveiled on Tuesday.<p>The National Climate Assessment, a 1,300-page report compiled by 300 leading scientists and experts, is meant to be the definitive …

U.N. chief urges action on climate

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The United Nations secretary-general on Sunday urged world policymakers to do more to address the threat of climate change as negotiators attempt to forge a new global warming pact next year.<p>Speaking to hundreds of international delegates at the start of a climate …

“This is personal”: The origins of Obama’s climate obsession

The president’s made climate change a top priority — and coal and gas execs are beginning to panic<p>The Washington Post went up Sunday with an in-depth look at Obama's seeming transformation into a climate champion. The president's so into climate change these days, Juliet Eilperin reports, he's …

For President Obama, a renewed focus on climate

The satellite images viewed by President Obama before a meeting with eight Western governors were stark, showing how snowpack in California’s mountains had shrunk by 86 percent in a single year.<p>“It was a ‘Houston, we have a problem’ moment,” recalled White House counselor John D. Podesta, one of …

White House set to lay out imminent climate risks

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> – Flooded rail lines. Plagues of pests and herbicide-resistant weeds. A rash of wildfires.<p>Those are some of the alarming predictions in an early draft of a White House climate change report set for release on Tuesday, part of President Barack Obama's broader second-term effort to …

Obama's weather outreach on climate

Tuesday’s forecast for the White House: Some star power, with a burst of disturbing climate science.<p>President Barack Obama will be meeting with some of television’s most popular celebrities — weather forecasters — to ratchet up the volume on the administration’s latest scientific assessment of …

U.S. Lags in Carbon Tax to Fight Climate Change

As Congress continues to drag its feet over curbing carbon emissions, the rest of the world isn't waiting to come up with solutions to tackle climate change.<p>The latest call for action on climate change came Tuesday in a comprehensive White House report on the dire consequences of inaction. Citing …