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UK Report: Cost of Stopping Climate Change = Pennies a Day (Less than Inaction)

  A UK Committee on Climate Changeย (CCC) report this week came out and showed that UK emission reductions would cost 1 to 2 percent of the country’s total GDP, just pennies a day per capita.ย “Statutory Advice on Inclusion of International Aviation and Shipping” reconfirms estimates made by the widely citedย Stern Reviewย half a decade ago. The […]

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Common Sense: Congresman Henry Waxman Calls on Deficit Hawks to Become Climate Hawks

  Henry Waxman, one of Congress’ leading environmentalists and climate hawks, has issued a challenge to deficit hawks to actually tackle the deficit adequately by tackling climate change at the same time. Here’s more from ThinkProgress: Speaking at the Center for American Progress Action Fund today, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) said he believes a price

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UN Climate Negotiators Wrestle for an 'Ideal' Plan that Will Completely Screw Us

  I feel like I’m watching some fictitious tragic comedy when checking in on what’s going on in Durban, South Africa. It’s completely ridiculous. Our world ‘leaders’ are struggling for an ‘ambitious’ plan to cut our emissions MUCH too little FAR too late. I don’t know if I should scratch my head in confusion, cover

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Worst Idea Ever?

  Friends, What if someone told you we should abandon all hope for global climate action until 2020?ย Well, that’s exactly the proposal that the United States is pushing at the UN Climate Talks taking place this week in Durban, South Africa. The 2020 delay might well be the worst idea ever. Waiting nine years for

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Vulnerable Countries May Occupy Durban

  With rich countries prematurely sending out word that they are likely to give up on an international climate treaty in Durban, some concerned citizens, activists, and politicians from the world’s most climate-change-vulnerable nations are considering “occupying” Durban, the city in South Africa where the climate negotiations are taking place. “Diplomats from some developing countries

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Countries Most Vulnerable To Climate Change Meet In Dhaka, Bangladesh (November 13 & 14)

While the developed nations may have shied away from a leadership role in the struggle to control global warming, an important call to action is being raised by some thirty developing countries that are considered most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. On November 13 and 14, ministers and representatives of members states of

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Total Shocker! Trillions of Dollars Put on Unique Idea that Climate Change Prevention is Cheaper than Cleaning up the Aftermath

Who could have conceived of this brilliant thought(!) — spending now to switch over to clean energy (i.e. wind and solar) that is already cost-competitive with fossil fuels (i.e. coal, oil, and natural gas) is much cheaper than waiting for climate change to break our back and then going in to have life-saving surgery (if we can even survive).

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Daryl Hannah, Greenpeace USA Executive Director, & More Arrested at White House; Tim DeChristopher Sends Letter from Prison (+ Top Activism Stories)

Climate change and tar sands activism continued at the White House today, with actress and activist Daryl Hannah (also covered by Think Progress), Greenpeace USA executive director Phil Radford, and more getting arrested.

Another big environmental activism story of the day was a letter from Tim DeChristopher from prison.

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TV News Completely Biased against Climate Change Action (Citizens Still Support It)

Media Matters has conducted a study on the climate change and climate action coverage of major TV networks and has come to a striking (though, not too surprising) conclusion: these TV news networks have heavily skewed the debate towards climate inaction (at the great frustration of climate scientists and all those who care about a livable climate).

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LA Times & Washington Post Slam Climate Change Inaction (of Republicans and Obama)

If you follow climate science news and communication closely, you know that the NYTimes and Washington Post blow the story often. But maybe all the criticism of that, more education on the matter, and an understanding of the true crisis has woken up the editorial board of the Washington Post. A recent op-ed is titled “Climate change denial becomes harder to justify” and starts with these lines…

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Why Are We Fascinated with Short-term Destruction & Fear (i.e. Volcanoes, Rapture) but Oblivious to Long-term Harms (i.e. Global Warming)?

Yeah, this is something I’ve thought about a lot, and read psychological articles on — it’s not new. But with the eruption of the Icelandic volcano, Grimsvotin, on top of the hysteria (or mocking of hysteria) regarding Rapture, this question has flooded my thoughts and left me in wonder again.

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iMatter Marches around the World Coming ("largest-ever mobilization of young people against climate change")

International youth marches organized by iMatter Movement and Motherโ€™s Day Marches this coming week “will mobilize the largest number of youth ever to demand concrete actions against climate change,” according to a news release I received yesterday on a matter I’ve been long awaiting.

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Power Shift 2011 {Videos — Gore, McKibben, DeChristopher}

I did a short preview of Power Shift 2011 last week. Unfortunately, living across the pond (and half a continent away), I wasn’t able to make it to the event. If you’re like me & wish you could have been there, here are a few great videos from the event, videos of wonderful speeches on global warming, climate change, and activism by Tim DeChristopher, Al Gore, and Bill McKibben.

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