Category Archives: Analysis & Research

Opinion Round-Up: The President’s ‘SOTU’ Call for Climate Action

Most opinion writers back President Obama’s State of the Union remarks on climate change, but many point to a dysfunctional Congress as major impediment.

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The President’s Climate Pledge

President Obama in State of the Union Address places climate change adaptation and sustainable energy on heels of economic growth.

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‘Artificial Trees’ as a Carbon Capture Alternative to Geoengineering

Evolving technology could make cleaning the air more profitable than fouling it, say Columbia University Earth Institute scientists and a University carbon markets expert.

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Growing Focus on Coastal Flooding

FEMA Flood Zone Maps Make Case for Climate Resiliency

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s advice to coastal property owners to elevate their homes or face higher insurance premiums is a harbinger of more things likely to come.

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2012: Warmest Year for the U.S. … and Warm Too for the World

‘Multiple independent lines of evidence.’ Get used to hearing that term in reference to the past year’s record warmth across the contiguous United States and the near-record global temperatures too. The long-range forecast: a hotter planet by the end of [...]

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Climate Change 2.0: National Assessment Hammers Home Science Findings

The newly released National Climate Assessment from a team of federal agencies reinforces the climate-concerned messages from other reports and from a record year of natural disaster damages. But a question remains: Are the public and their leaders hearing the [...]

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Washington and Climate Change in 2013

Looking for Real Action? Focus on Agencies and Courts … not the Hill

Regulatory actions and judicial judgments, rather than legislation from a divided Congress, seen as key for climate change in 2013 in Nation’s Capital. 

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