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Climate Scientists Strike Back

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On February 1, 2012
After another dumb climate change denial article in the Wall Street Journal last week, a group of climate scientists had enough. We need a lot more aggressive attacks like this from the scientists. An excerpt: Check With Climate Scientists for Views on Climate Do you consult your dentist about your heart condition? In science, as […]

The Future

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On December 4, 2011

Before I retire from teaching, I wonder if I’ll be able to teach a course called “Lost Environments,” where I tell students about what were once coastal ecosystems that are now under

Cara Pike at Climate Access has a good run-down of the reasons, outside of the broken legislative process which I think is a relatively small problem in dealing with climate change, why the United States is such a laggard nation in fighting global warming. In brief: 1. Unprecedented risk–we don’t see it every day but […]

Tar Sands Action

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On August 20, 2011
In what is being billed as the biggest act of climate change civil disobedience in history, a group of 70 environmental activists, including Bill McKibben and Dan Choi, are sitting-in near the White House and being arrested to protest the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. When the largest action is 70 people, it certainly suggests […]
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