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‘Historic’ And with that Adjective, EPA Renders CO2 ‘Endangerment’ Finding

It came as no surprise to close observers when Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson in mid-April issued the agency’s “historic” determination that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases pose significant public health and ecological risks.

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New Report on Fortifying Gulf Coast, East Coast Regions from Rising Seas

A new report defines policy changes and other actions needed to help reduce losses from rising sea levels resulting from climate change.

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Growing Role for New Media Foreseen As Climate Science/Public Opinion Diverge

Several public opinion polls of Americans’ attitudes suggest that much of the science of climate change is getting lost in the fury surrounding its politics. A recent Pew survey, for instance, reports that the percentage of Americans who believe “solid [...]

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Needed: 'Common Climate Language'

Authors of Science Article Support Ways To Even Out Science/Public Understanding

Some influential backers of actions to control climate change say a “common climate language” is needed to improve public understanding of what they see as convincing evidence of the seriousness of the climate challenge.

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Did G20 Leaders Hear, Listen to ‘Double Crisis’ Recommendations?

World leaders meeting in London for the April Group of 20 (G20) advanced and emerging nations meeting were given a 50-page “Toward a Global Green Recovery” report coauthored by the United Kingdom’s Lord Nicholas Stern and Ottmar Edenhofer of the [...]

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House Climate Bill Kicks Off Tough Effort; Nothing Certain in ‘Fight of Our Lives’ Campaign

Nothing goes anywhere on Capitol Hill until and unless a bill is introduced. It may sound obvious, but it’s a truism in Washington, D.C. And it helps a lot – a whole lot – if those introducing the particular bill [...]

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What to Call It? And How Much is too Much?

House Science Chair Questions Terminology and Key ‘Number’

Associated Press science reporter Seth Borenstein was out to get a number from the Obama administration’s top science advisor, John Holdren of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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