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Climate and energy get no love on day one of Democratic convention

Posted by in Environment, politics

By Amanda Little    (Photo by Chris Keane / Reuters.) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There was a lot of energy at the Democratic convention Tuesday night — just not the kind you can power a house or a car with. Michelle Obama, Julián Castro, Deval Patrick, and other headliners on the convention’s opening night had the audience and the pundits swooning. But none of the major speakers made even a passing reference to climate change or other green issues. The one prime-time speaker who mentioned environmental protection was Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a…read more

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Climate change is here — and worse than we thought

Posted by in Commentary, Environment

By James E. Hansen, Published: August 3 James E. Hansen directs the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. When I testified before the Senate in the hot summer of 1988 , I warned of the kind of future that climate change would bring to us and our planet. I painted a grim picture of the consequences of steadily increasing temperatures, driven by mankind’s use of fossil fuels. But I have a confession to make: I was too optimistic. My projections about increasing global temperature have been proved true. But I failed to fully explore how…read more

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The Secret, Corporate-Funded Plan To Teach Children That Climate Change Is A Hoax

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By Brad Johnson on Feb 14, 2012  Heartland Institute’s secret plans for a K-12 climate-denier curriculum. Internal documents acquired by ThinkProgress Green reveal that the Heartland Institute, a right-wing think tank funded by the Koch brothers, Microsoft, and other top corporations, is planning to develop a “global warming curriculum” for elementary schoolchildren that presents climate science as “a major scientific controversy.” This effort, at a cost of $100,000 a year, will be developed by Dr. David E. Wojick, a coal-industry consultant.   “Principals and teachers are heavily biased toward the alarmist perspective,” Heartland’s confidential…read more

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Climate changes faster than species can adapt, rattlesnake study finds

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Via Scoop.it – “Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy” The ranges of species will have to change dramatically as a result of climate change between now and 2100 because the climate will change more than 100 times faster than the rate at which species can adapt, according to a newly published study that…Via www.sciencedaily.com

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